What will I learn?

In this programme you will be equipped with a solid foundation in computer networking, hardware and software engineering as well as electronic engineering.

You will learn how to use and apply computer technology to control and connect activities and communication through digital networks while bearing in mind the latest cyber security protocols. Skills and knowledge required to develop applications for computers and mobile devices will also be taught to empower you to be an all-rounded computer engineer. You can choose to specialise in two specific areas from a wide range of subjects such as Networking, Computer Security, Cloud Systems, Microcontrollers, Info-communication, Mobile and Software application development. This gives them general and specialised knowledge in their subject area.

DCPE graduates have a wide variety of career options including:

Network Engineer
Computer Engineer
System Administrator
Network Administrator

You can also further your education by sitting for World-wide recognized Industry Certifications (e.g. Networking - CCNA, CNWP, Security - CCNA Security, Microsoft - MCSA, Programming - Sun Java, Linux - LPIC, RHCSA. These certifications will enhance your value as Computer Engineering professionals in Singapore as well as in world-wide organizations. As a DCPE graduate, you may be offered direct entry/advanced standing at local and overseas universities respectively.

Which department am I in?

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,95,890) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Electrical and Electronic 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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