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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

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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