Diploma in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (Full-Time / Part-Time)

Provided by Coleman College

Course introduction


Mechanical & Electrical Engineering is needed in a wide area of the engineering industry. It is used in automotive, energy sectors, construction and biomedical industries. Modern day engineering uses innovative design and technologies to develop cutting-edge products and systems.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering provides 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 ranges from consumer products to construction equipment.

At this level, you will learn the mechanical principles that are interfaced with electrical principles, fluid dynamics, Green Energy Design and its Application, Workplace Safety and Health Practice and Professions in Context.

Graduates from this course can look forward to a career in Construction industry – designs and builds infrastructure, buildings and buildings services and Rail industry – design, construct, manage and maintain rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control 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 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering awarded by Coleman College. Graduates who wish to further their studies in this field may apply for Higher Diploma in Machanical Engineering awarded by Coleman Colege.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering is needed in a wide area of the engineering industry. It is used in right from automotive, energy sectors to construction and biomedical industries. Modern day engineering uses innovative design and technologies to develop cutting-edge products and systems.


Area of Studies

The course consists of 6 modules:

  1. Introduction to Electrical Principles
  2. Introduction to Mechanical Principles
  3. Fluid Dynamics
  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 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 Mechanical Principles
This module aims to develop learners’ understanding of mechanical principles that reinforces the design and operation of mechanical engineering systems.
Module abstract
This module will primarily covers the concepts in mechanics. This module will continues to conceptualize of volumetric strain and the relationship between elastic constants. With these concepts, student will be able to further appreciate dimensional changes in loaded cylinders.
The module will builds upon learners’ prior knowledge on the distribution of shear force and bending moment in loaded beams which include the relationship between bending moment, slope and deflection.
Learners will analyze the use of mechanical power transmission systems. Learners’ knowledge of rotating system elements is further extended through an investigation of the dynamic characteristics of the slider crank and four-bar linkage. The balancing of rotating systems is also investigated, together with the determination of fly wheel mass and size to give sufficiently smooth operating conditions.
Fluid Dynamics
The aim of this module is for learners to gain the knowledge on principles of fluid mechanics and techniques applied to evaluate the performance of fluid movement for engineering designs.
Module abstract
This module introduces fluid mechanics to learners who can gain knowledge on mechanics related to flow of fluids. Learners will learn the mathematical presentations, principles and concepts in fluid dynamics. This includes the introduction and familiarization of tensors and elements of tensor algebra. Students will learn to apply equations to the modelling and solutions to fluid mechanics. Analyse liquid flow using a mathematical approach.
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 the 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 deals 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 give individual learners an opportunity to take responsibility for their contributions forward 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 21 years 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.
Language Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Part-time 12 months
Full-time 10 months
Maximum allowed period for the student to complete the course is 24 months.

Intake every 2 months

Fees & Funding

Course Fees $6500 (All fees subject to 7% GST)
Funding / Grants
  • Skillsfuture Credit

Full Time
Course Fee

Part Time 
Course Fee

Payment Mode

  • Installment plan available