Diploma in Engineering (Electronics and Electrical)

Provided by Coleman College

Course introduction


The Diploma in Engineering (Electronics and Electrical) will equips students with the knowledge on electronic devices, circuits and systems. The course also emphasis on embedded systems, networking, communications and control.
Electronics play an integral part in our daily lives at home, built environment and factories. From office facilities equipment, kitchen appliances and sophisticated industrial systems, we cannot live without it.
The course covers modules such as Introduction to Electronics, Introduction to Electrical Principles, Circuit Theory and Analysis, Green Engineering Design and Application, Workplace Safety and Health Practice and Professions in Context.
Graduates from this course can look forward to a career options in industrial or office electrical and electronic systems.
The curriculum will include recent innovate skills for engaging the more challenging and complex needs in the industry. A focus on working in groups and classroom communication and collaboration are essential to prepare students for the future. In this course, you will acquire these skills through industry based projects, case studies and assignments.

Graduation and Degree
Students who pass all required assessments and assignments will be awarded a Diploma in Engineering (Electronics and Electrical) awarded by Coleman College. Graduate who wish to further their studies in this field may apply for Higher Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering awarded by Coleman Colege.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Diploma in Engineering (Electronics and Electrical) will equip students with the knowledge on electronic devices, circuits and systems. The course also emphasis on embedded systems, networking, communications and control.

Area of Studies

The course consists of 6 modules:

  1. Introduction to Electrical Principles
  2. Introduction to Electronic Principles
  3. Circuit Theory and Analysis
  4. Workplace Safety and Health Practice
  5. Green Engineering Design and Application
  6. Professions in Context
Module Synopsis
Introduction to Electrical Principles
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 be taught on 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 Principles
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 Analysis
This module provides learners with 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 provides learners with an understanding of the circuits designs found in domestic and industrial appliances. It also includes the identifying of components and accessories used such as cables, sockets, light switches 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 Practice
This module enables learners to appreciate health, safety and welfare legislation and policies which are put into practice to 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 risks 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 Application
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 material resources, processes and sustainability to reduce pollution. Different types of energy resources, their optimal use and innovative substitutes will 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. Students 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 Context
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 the ability to propose a solution 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 gives individual learners an opportunity to take responsibility for their contributions toward 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 the ability to present solutions.

Entry Requirements

Age   Minimum 17 years of age and above
Academic Qualification  GCE ‘O’ level with 3 subjects passes. English plus any other 2 subjects or; Higher NITEC or equivalent foreign qualification with at least 1 year of working experience.


Matured students: At least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English Proficiency  IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Duration & Mode
Part-Time: 12 months
Full-Time: 10 months

Every Term

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Fees & Funding

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Payment Mode

  • Installment plan available (For those Part Time students)
* All payments inclusive GST