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Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (N41) Specialisation in Biomedical Applications



What will I learn?

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

The only polytechnic diploma in mechanical engineering to offer a specialisation option in Automotive Technology & Motorsports

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

Upon graduation, you can further your studies at NP with a subsidized degree in Mechanical Design Engineering jointly offered by the University of Glasgow and Singapore Institute of Technology

Fancy building an eco-car that is super sleek and with an engine that’s quieter yet powerful and fuel-efficient? It’s not impossible, what with a course like the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to give you a kick-start!

One of the core disciplines of engineering, mechanical engineering is needed practically everywhere – from automotive and energy sectors to computer and biomedical industries. And a far cry from what some may think, modern-day mechanical engineering can be cool and high-tech! It uses innovative design and technologies to develop cutting-edge products and systems. Isn’t the eco-car an excellent example?

A highly versatile course, I provide a broad-based education that enables you to excel in diverse career choices. Its strong emphasis on applied design thinking skills gives you an edge in creating innovative solutions for using clean energy, developing new materials and processes, designing and manufacturing products that range from consumer products to medical devices.

In your first year, you will learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering with a focus on materials and design skills. It covers modules such as Composite Materials, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing Technology & Practice and Engineering Design Drafting.

In your second year, you will be introduced to core mechanical engineering modules such as Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Strength of Materials. You will continue to hone your skills in applied design through modules such as Engineering Design Thinking and Mechanical Design Practice.

In your final year, you will get to choose one of four specialisation options, and work on a final-year project that involves the design and development of a new product prototype with real-world application. Or you can round off your learning journey with a local or overseas internship with established organisations such as ST Kinetics and A*STAR.

With your solid foundation in engineering and your specialisation giving you sought-after skills, you will enjoy excellent job prospects in diverse industries. These include the marine, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, power generation, consumer products, logistics management and electronics industries as well as the chemical and precision engineering sectors.

Further studies

As this diploma is highly recognised, you may be granted direct admission into the second year of engineering courses in local universities. Most foreign universities also grant our graduates advanced standing. Some examples are:

Nanyang Technological University

- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical or Materials Engineering

National University of Singapore

- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

University of Manchester (UK)

- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

University of Warwick (UK)

- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

University of New South Wales (Australia)

- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Applications

You will work with hospitals to design and fabricate rehabilitation devices and systems for patients with different medical conditions. You will also learn to apply mechanical engineering principles in the study of the human body.

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 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.


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