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Diploma in Automation and Mechatronic Systems (N50) Specialisation in Marine and Offshore Systems




What will I learn?

A broad-based curriculum that enables you to combine mechanics, electronics and programming to design and create smart products and systems

Strong focus on Design Thinking and Practice gives you an edge in developing innovative solutions

Exciting careers in diverse fields ranging from aerospace, marine, industrial systems and healthcare to surgical and consumer product industries

A Minor in Business Management offers more exciting career and degree opportunities

Upon graduation, you can further your studies at NP with a subsidised degree in Mechatronics jointly offered by the University of Glasgow and Singapore Institute of Technology.

A bionic arm, a self-navigating submarine and an autopilot train system. These are some icons of the amazing world of automation technology that are brought about by integrating multiple fields of engineering. So if you want to engineer the next generation of smart machines, then the Diploma in Automation & Mechatronic Systems (AMS) is for you!

AMS prepares students for careers as designers or engineers of automation systems. You will learn to use automation and mechatronic technology to develop high-tech solutions for consumer products and industrial applications.

What’s more, AMS’s strong emphasis on Design Thinking and Practice will give you an edge in creating innovative solutions for using clean energy, developing new materials and processes, and designing high-tech consumer and industrial products.

In the first two years, you will build a strong grounding in the various disciplines of engineering – electrical, electronics, mechanics and computer programming. You will also be equipped with applied design thinking skills.

In your third year, you will learn how to integrate automation systems and manage projects. You will also go on a four-month internship with companies such as ST Kinetics, Micron Semiconductor, PSA Singapore, Keppel Offshore & Marine and A*STAR. Or you can choose to work on a final-year project to design and develop a “smart” product prototype.


As a designer and engineer of automation systems, you will be sought after in jobs that involve the design, development and manufacturing of “intelligent” products and systems. Examples of some industries where you can pursue such careers include the precision engineering, electronics, chemicals and petrochemicals, aerospace, marine offshore, and information and communication industries.

You can also find jobs related to process development, process automation, port automation, engineering tests as well as the maintenance and operation of high-tech equipment and facilities.

Further studies

You will be well prepared for further studies in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering at both local and overseas universities. You may even be granted advanced standing in related engineering courses at:

Nanyang Technological University

- Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, Maritime Studies, Electrical & Electronic, Computer, Mechanical or Materials Engineering

- Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering & Media

National University of Singapore

- Bachelor of Engineering in Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

University of Manchester (UK)

- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering

Marine & Offshore Systems

You will be taught the fundamentals of marine engineering, propulsion, as well as ship and oil production to gain an understanding of the various systems used in ship production and offshore facilities.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,56,581) per year
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Engineering

Blk 7 Level 2, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535, Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Computer Studies or Design & Technology or Design Studies or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with colour appreciation deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.


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