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Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
(DEEE) S99
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

The Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (DEEE) is Singapore’s most established engineering course with a history of more than 50 years. Today, more than 20,000 students have graduated from the course, which has been recognized by both local and foreign universities and industries.

With DEEE, you will gain engineering knowledge and skills related to a wide range of industries from aerospace, biomedical, robotics and even transportation, providing you with endless possibilities for your career.

What makes the DEEE unique?

  • Flexible curriculum with a choice of 9 specialisations (Aerospace, Biomedical, Power, Robotics & Control, Communication, Computer, Rapid Transit Technology, Microelectronics and Business).
  • You get to major in two specialisations, giving you more opportunities in the job market.
    • If you choose to specialise in the Power Engineering Option, you can apply for the Electrical Worker License issued by the Energy Market Authority after two years of relevant experience. This gives you an edge in the job market.
    • If you take a specialisation in Aerospace Engineering, you can have a competitive edge when taking the SAR 66 examinations conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore for Licensing of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
  • Overseas internship programmes in China, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and Thailand.
  • You may gain direct entry to year two of NTU’s EEE course and a number of UK and Australian universities. NUS offers 1 years’ worth of exemptions for those pursuing their EEE degree.
  • The option to complete the academic programme in six semesters with a 6-week internship or complete the academic programme in five semesters and use the last semester to complete a multidisciplinary project or a 22-week internship.

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


To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:

  • 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 in electrical power engineering or as a Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW), with colour vision deficiency may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectation, as this condition is required by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore. Those with mild colour deficiency are required to undergo an in-house test.

The DEEE is a three-year full time programme.

First Year

  • Structured Programming
  • CADD
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Digital Electronics I
  • Digital Electronics II
  • Principles of Electrical & Electronic Engineering I
  • 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 and Analysis
  • Mircrocontroller 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)

Technical Modules (choose any two from the following)

Aerospace Engineering

  • Aircraft Electrical Fundamentals
  • Aircraft Servomechanisms & Electronics

Biomedical Engineering

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Design & Applications

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Installation Design
  • Programmable Logic Controller Applications

Electronic Engineering

  • Analog Communication Systems
  • Data Communication Systems

Higher NITEC holders that gained admission directly to the Second Year will be placed in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Options

Third Year

  • Final Year Project

Semester-long Internship Programme will replace Final Year Project for students in Rapid Transit Technology option.

Technical Modules

Choose any two options provided the prerequisites are met. For example, to choose Aerospace Engineering option, students must have done Aerospace Engineering option in the second year.

Students do not require any prerequisites to do the Business and Microelectronics options.

Aerospace Engineering

  • Aircraft Communication & Navigation Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Human Factors

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Equipment & Practices
  • Biomedical Signal Processing & Analysis
  • Medical Imaging & Image Processing
  • Medical Informatics & Telemedicine


  • Principles of New Media Marketing
  • Communication Skills for Sales and Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Selling & Sales Management

Communication Engineering

  • Digital Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Networks & Protocols
  • Satellite & Optical Communication

Computer Engineering

  • Client-Server Applications Development
  • Embedded Computer Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Mobile Application Development

Robotics & Control Engineering

  • Fieldbus Technology
  • Robotics Technology
  • Sensors & Instrumentation
  • Systems & Control


  • Integrated Circuit (IC) Design
  • Integrated Circuit (IC) Testing
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Wafer Fabrication

Power Engineering

  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Power System Analysis
  • Power Transmission & Distribution
  • Smart Grid and Energy Storage

Rapid Transit Technology

  • Sensors & Instrumentation
  • Rapid Transit System
  • Rapid Transit Signalling System

Advanced Modules

  • Advanced Mathematics 1
  • Advanced Mathematics 2
  • Advanced Mathematics 3
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

For a synopsis of the modules, click here.

Due to the various specialisations in the course, DEEE graduates can propel their engineering career in an array of industries ranging from microelectronics, aerospace, biomedical to energy management and many more. DEEE graduates have also become captains of industry or successful entrepreneurs. Some career options that are available to DEEE graduates include:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Aerospace Quality Assurance Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Automation Specialist
  • Biomedical Equipment Technologist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Maintenance Associate Engineer
  • Product Design and Development

Upon graduation, you are also eligible to apply for an Electrical Technician Licence issued by the Energy Market Authority which will boost your employment options in the electrical & electronic industry.

Further Studies

As a DEEE graduate, you may be offered advanced standing from both local and overseas universities. They include:

  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • University of Manchester, UK
  • University of Southampton, UK

You can also apply for non-engineering degree courses.