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What will I learn?

This programme provides you with a wide spectrum of knowledge and technical skills in energy systems and management. There is a strong focus on managing the common types of energy systems found in the industry - solar, oil and gas. You will also be equipped with solid technical knowledge and good practical skills in three important areas: electrical power system, clean energy and energy efficiency & management.

The course is recognised by the Energy Market Authority(EMA) and graduates are eligible to apply for a 'Professional Electrical License' which will boost their standing and qualifications in the industry. DESM is the most established energy-related diploma in Singapore and SP has been working closely with the government on test-bedding green energy systems such as solar & wind in Singapore. You can get direct entry to year 2 of NTU’s Electrical & Electronic Engineering course or a one year exemption of relevant modules from NUS’ Electrical Engineering course. Exemptions with other local and foreign universities are available too.

Some career options for DESM graduates include:
Power System Designer
Energy System Auditor
Power Distribution Engineer

As a DESM 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$9,050.00 (5,08,141) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2022


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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