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Diploma in Mechatronics and Robotics
(DMRO) S73
School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE)

The Diploma in Mechatronics & Robotics will equip you with knowledge in mechanical engineering, electronics and programming. You will also be able to meet the rising demands for skilled manpower in the design and development of high-tech modern consumer devices such as smartphones, laptops or even aircraft engines.

What makes DMRO special?

  • Allows you to diversify into other engineering fields. Exciting career paths in multiple fields ranging from government, aerospace, medical, military, entertainment to consumer product industries.
  • You will be exposed to real and relevant work experience and engaging projects with reputable organisations such as the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
  • You can join selected industries for a 6-month attachment to gain targeted competency in a desired field of specialisation
  • A dedicated Robotics Learning Space allows you to work on projects, brainstorm on innovative ideas as well as socialising with course mates.

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)


First Year

  • Electrical Engineering Principles
  • Electronic Engineering Principles
  • Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mechanics I
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Engineering Materials I
  • Thermofluids I
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Computer Programming

Second Year

  • Design & Fabrication Project
  • Electronic Devices
  • Microcontroller Applications
  • Communicating for Project Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Computer-Aided Machining
  • Mechanics II
  • Thermofluids II
  • Industrial Automation
  • Engineering Mathematics II (A)
  • Engineering Mathematics II (B)

Third Year

  • Circuit Theory
  • Systems & Control
  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Project (15 weeks)
  • Robotic Integration & Programming
  • Mechanics III
  • Programmable Logic Controller

Advanced Modules (optional)

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

For a synopsis of the modules, click here.

DMRO graduates will meet the rising demands for multi-disciplinary manpower by industries whose business is in the design, development and production of high-tech modern consumer devices such as mobile phones, laptops, health and entertainment gadgets, or industrial equipment such as aircraft engines or hi-tech machinery. DMRO graduates can consider the following career options:

  • Automation Systems Designer / Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Intelligent Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Systems Control Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer

Further Studies

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

  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore

You can also apply for non-engineering degree courses.