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Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
(DASE) S90
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Aerospace Electronics are used in modern aircraft such as the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 and fighter jets for flight management, control, instrumentation, communication, navigation and power generation. You will learn how these Electrical and Electronic systems work through theory and practical hands-on lessons.

The broad-based curriculum will equip you with the skills and knowledge to perform a wide spectrum of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul activities in the aerospace industry as well as to prepare you for further studies with advanced standing in both local and overseas universities.

The course will also give you a head start in gaining the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

What makes the DASE unique?

  • Three different course tracks to suit your abilities and interests:
    • Track 1: A balanced curriculum combining theory and practical
    • Track 2: A practical-oriented curriculum focusing on the development of innovative multi-disciplinary projects under the Engineering Academy
    • Track 3: A 22-week internship curriculum in leading aerospace companies such as ST Aerospace Systems, Defence Science Organisation, Thales Solution Asia and MAJ Aviation
  • An additional option to take the Certificate in Aviation Management will allow you to venture into Airport Operations and Management, a key area for growth in the region.
  • Another additional option to take a half-year program in "Airline Pilot's Theory" that gives you a head-start in a career as a pilot.
  • 60% of the cohort completed their 6-week Industrial Training Programs, which is partially funded by SP, in established Aerospace organisations and universities in countries such as China and Taiwan.
  • A new Aero Hub with 4 aircraft and a full-sized Airbus A320 cockpit for you to learn in a realistic aerospace working environment.
  • As the first poly to offer a Diploma in Aerospace Electronics course in 2003, SP has strong industry connections and experienced staff who have worked in the industry, to nurture the largest intake of 160 students per year.
  • You may gain direct entry to second year of the Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree course at NTU, granted 1 year of credit units by NUS for the Electrical Engineering degree course or direct entry to third year of “Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Systems” or “Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aeronautical Engineering” from the University of Glasgow (UOG) offered through the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7*

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:

1 - 6

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

It should be noted that applicants particularly those who wish to pursue a career as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (LAE) who have severe colour vision deficiency, uncontrolled epilepsy and hearing deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectation. Those with mild deficiencies in these areas are advised to contact the School for consultation.

DASE is a three-year full-time programme.

First Year

  • Structured Programming
  • CADD
  • Program Design
  • Digital Electronics I
  • Digital Electronics II
  • Principles of Electrical & Electronic Engineering I
  • Principles of Electrical & Electronic Engineering II
  • Introduction to Engineering I
  • Introduction to Engineering II
  • Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics I

Second Year

  • Circuit Theory & Analysis
  • Analog Communication Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Fundamentals
  • Aircraft Servomechanisms and Electronics
  • Aircraft Systems Project
  • Microcontroller Applications
  • Communicating for Project Effectiveness
  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Engineering Mathematics II (A)
  • Engineering Mathematics II (B)

Third Year

  • Quality and Reliability
  • Aircraft Radio and Optical Communications
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Aircraft Communication & Navigation Systems
  • Aircraft Automatic Flight and Electronic Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Final Year Project
  • Aeronautical Engineering Science
  • Human Factors

Advanced Modules

  • Advanced Mathematics 1
  • Advanced Mathematics 2
  • Advanced Mathematics 3
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Physics

For a synopsis of the modules, click here

The global aerospace industry is set to grow in the coming decades and multiple multi-national companies such as Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Aerospace Services Singapore, Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft have already set up facilities in Seletar Aerospace Park. Besides the aerospace industry, DASE graduates can also fill positions in the electronics industries. Some career options for DASE graduates include:

  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineer
  • Simulator System Engineer
  • Flight Operations Engineer
  • Avionic Systems Integrator
  • Aerospace Sales & Marketing Engineer
  • Unmanned vehicles System Engineer

The DASE curriculum also prepares you for the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Airworthiness Requirements (SAR 66) examinations so that you can become a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer ahead of others!

Further Studies

As a DASE graduate, you may be offered direct entry/advanced standing at local and overseas universities respectively. They include:

  • Nanyang Technological University
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic or Computer)
    • Renaissance Engineering Programme
  • National University of Singapore
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Biomedical, Computer or Engineering Science)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
    • Engineering Systems & Design
  • Singapore Institute of Technology / University of Glasgow
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Systems or Aeronautical Engineering
  • Australian National University (Australia)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics Systems)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)
  • University of Liverpool (UK)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

You can also apply for non-engineering degree courses.