The course consists of 12 modules:
Module SynopsisIntroduction to Electrical PrinciplesAim
- Introduction to Electrical Principles
- Introduction to Electronic Principles
- Circuit Theory and Analysis
- Workplace Safety and Health Practice
- Green Engineering Design and Application
- Professions in Context
- Signals and Systems
- Analog and Digital Circuits Design
- Communications and Data Networks
- Nano Technology
- Material and Energy Management
- Professional Practice Project
This module provides an introduction to fundamentals of electrical principles used in a range of work environment and provides the basis for further study of more specialist areas of electrical, mechanical and electronic engineering.Module abstract
Circuits and their characteristics are fundamental to any study of electrical and electronic engineering and therefore a good understanding is important to any engineer. This unit draws together a logical appreciation of the topic and offers a structured approach to the development of the broad learning required at this level.
Learners will begin by investigating circuit theory and the related theorems to develop solutions to electrical networks. The concept of an attenuator is introduced by considering a symmetrical two-port network and its characteristics. The design and testing of both T and n networks is also covered.
Students will also be taught waveforms and Fourier analysis and how it is used. The use of Laplace transforms together with evaluation of circuit responses will be covered.Introduction to Electronics PrinciplesAim
This unit aims to further develop learners’ understanding of analogue electronics and their applications across the engineering sector.Unit abstract
In this unit, learners will examine the use of current manufacturers’ data and support, apply current circuit analyses and design, implement and then test the created applications.
Although fault-finding skills are not the main emphasis of the unit they will form an integral part in the later development, in terms of testing.Circuit Theory and AnalysisAim
This module will give learners the knowledge and skills needed to install electrical lighting and power circuits. This includes interpreting circuit diagrams, the methods used to protect circuits and application statutory regulations.Module abstract
This module will give learners an understanding of the circuits designs found in domestic and industrial appliances. It will also include the identifying of components and accessories used such as cables, sockets, light switches and etc. Learners will gain some practical experience of constructing and investigating some of these circuits and systems. The module will provide an understanding of installations where there is an increased shock risk, mainly to illustrate the hazards associated with these areas.
Learners acquire the knowledge of selecting the types of cable for their insulation properties, current carrying capacity and physical strength and choosing the appropriate type and rating of protective devices to prevent over-current. Learners will acquire the skill on how to design and make a provision of earth-bonding conductors which helps to prevent electric shock.Workplace Safety and Health PracticeAim
This module enable learners to appreciate health, safety and welfare legislation and policies are put into practice and monitor the effectiveness on health and safety in the built environment. Learners will draft risk assessments to counter health and safety issues in the built environment.Module abstract
On completion of this module, learners will understand current health, safety and welfare legislation applicable to the construction and built environment sector. Learners will understand the main requirements of an effective health and safety policy and its successful implementation in the workplace.
Learners will be able to identify the hazards around the work place and assess the potential risk involved and implement the most appropriate control measures to prevent or mitigate ill health and injuries on site.
Learners will learn to appreciate the need to review, revise and monitor risk assessments.Green Engineering Design and ApplicationAim
This module provides learners with knowledge on engineering design and application for low energy building management system, use of clean and reusable energy, applications on motor driven mechanism such as electric vehicles and other transportations.Module abstract
Green engineering is value added engineering that considers low energy consumption, recycling and reuse of materials resource, processes and sustainability to reduce pollution. Different types of energy resources, their optimal use and innovative substitutes be considered. The design and application of green engineering will be studied for areas of building management, motor driven machineries and industrial applications. The module gives an understanding on environmentally friendly and efficient mobility and how to provide solutions in future requirements. Student will also learn about uses of environmentally friendly, easily biodegradable fuels and sustainably generated, pollutant tested materials. The module will deal with creative ways to handle future energy needs.Professions in ContextAim
This module provides learners with a prospect to develop the skills needed to devise and implement a project scope, scheme of work, critically analyse and present the project.Module abstract
This module will develop learners’ skills in terms of identifying a realistic problem and able to propose a solution and as the ability to work collectively as a team. This module also facilitates the application of knowledge, understanding and skills developed in other modules to be applied to this project.
This module is designed to bring the learners together into teams so that they can coordinate their individual skills and abilities. The scheme of work should give individual learners an opportunity to take responsibility for their contribution to the outcome and exhibit their ability to work as a team.
Learners will also develop skills to carry out evaluations of their group project and be able to present solutions.Signals and SystemsAim
This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of engineering signal conversion and digital signal processing. It will also develop the skills needed to modify or update existing electronics or communication systems using digital signal processing techniques, and to design engineering applications that use digital signal processing (DSP) techniques.Unit abstract
This unit introduces learners to the fundamentals of digital signal processing, which pervades a significant proportion of modern electronics engineering systems. The unit aims to develop the skills required for learners to make an appropriate choice of DSP platform from those available in order to modify or update existing electronics or communications systems. Learners will use computer simulation packages to gain experience in the implementation of real-time systems, especially in radio and mobile engineering communications.
Learners will develop an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of digital signal processing through appropriate representation of sampled signals in their spectral form and their recovery through appropriate filtering. Students will learn basic building blocks for developing real-time digital signal processing operations such as filtering, convolution and correlation. A number of real engineering systems that use Digital Signal Processing (DSP) blocks and the skills necessary to select appropriate DSP devices and platforms for specific applications will be included. Skills and understanding attained in the earlier outcomes, will be used to design, analyse and test a number of DSP functions and their implementation to a full engineering system, using a computer simulation package such as MATLAB.Analog and Digital Circuits DesignsAim
This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed to design and test DC power supply systems, operational amplifier circuits and digital electronic circuits.Unit abstract
This unit provides learners with understanding on a range of integrated circuit, operational amplifiers and digital devices and circuits. Learners will investigate the design and operation of DC power supplies. They will then analyse the applications of operational amplifiers, before designing and testing operational amplifier circuits. Finally, the unit will enable learners to design, construct and test digital electronic circuits.Communications and Data NetworksAim
The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the architecture, operation and major design issues relating to data networks.Unit abstract
This unit covers the networking devices required for network operation and interconnection. The unit also aims to develop an appreciation of the properties of public and private switched networks (eg public switched telephone network (PSTN), packet switched data network (PSDN) and integrated services digital network (ISDN)).Nano TechnologyAim
This unit examines the role of nanotechnology at the interface of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Engineering, especially its use in achieving effects not possible in individual atoms or bulk materials.Unit abstract
This unit provides learners with an introduction to the fundamental principles and commercial use of nanotechnology and embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Scientific theory relevant to the nanoscale is covered. Learners will also learn key concepts in engineering, physics, chemistry and biology and their application in solving nanotechnology problems. Learners will develop skills and techniques to evaluate current nanotechnology fabrication methods. Current and potential future, applications in energy, medicinal engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, electronics and computing are covered. Learners will gain an appreciation of the commercial applications of nanotechnology and the challenges for the future.Material and Energy ManagementAim
The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge of the learners on the fundamentals in the molecular structure formation, processing and manufacturing of the various materials for industrial use. It also provides learners the knowledge of various levels of Energy Audit, perform energy performance analysis, prepare and provide recommendation and audit report.Module abstract
Learners will be taught from the basics of chemical bonds and the molecular structures that determine the mechanical and electrical properties of materials. The module will focus on the use of phase diagrams, heat treatment and cooling processes to achieve the desired material properties. It will also include the moulding, casting and shaping of materials. Knowledge will also be expanded on the latest materials that are used for energy saving, increasing safety standards and increasing cost effectiveness for engineering. The learner will be introduced to the Energy Market within Singapore and the basic concepts of Energy Management System (ISO 50001 EnMS). The fundamental knowledge to carry out Energy Economic analysis and cost prediction for energy saving assessment and application of Measurement and Verifications (M&V) will be shared through various case studies &/or application examples. Comprehensive lists of energy efficiency measures derived from building and facility performance will discussed, inclusive financial analysis. The learner will be able to appreciate the different types of energy audits that are practiced in the industry and make a comparison between international and local energy auditing tools and guidelines.