Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE)




What will I learn?

The Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) provides students a solid grounding in mechanical engineering followed by specialisations in aircraft-related modules. School premier status in education has forged sturdy bonds with prestigious aerospace organisations, including the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company, Singapore Technologies Aerospace and Pratt and Whitney. Graduates may find career options in aeronautical engineering technologist, aircraft maintenance engineer, aeronautical design and system engineer, simulator systems engineer, unmanned vehicle system design engineer, flight operations officer, air traffic controller and air transport operators. The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and University of Glasgow have accredited the DARE course and allow its graduates to complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aeronautical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Systems within two years at the Singapore Polytechnic campus. Within the three years of graduates DARE course, they may also choose to complete three modules offered by SIM University to qualify for its two-year through-train degree programme in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Systems. They may be offered direct entry/advanced standing at local and overseas universities

Which department am I in?

School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,49,818) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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