The part-time Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) degree is designed for those with polytechnic diploma or equivalent qualifications who would like to further their studies on a part-time basis while continuing to work. The part-time students take the same examination as their full-time counterparts and receive the same BEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, which is wholly recognized by reputable professional institutions such as:
- The Institution of Engineering and Technology of the United Kingdom (IET)
B Eng (Hons) equivalent to MEng (UK)
Eligible for Chartered Engineer Registration
- Engineering Accreditation Board, Singapore (EAB)
Recognised worldwide under the Washington Accord
- Professional Engineers Board, Singapore (PEB)
Eligible for Professional Engineer Registration
- The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)
The normal period of study is 4 years. Students may be allowed to complete the course in not more than 8 years. The degree programme will leverage on active collaborative learning pedagogies to promote learning and teaching in both online and offline spaces. Technology-enriched classes empower adult learners to learn anytime, anywhere in order to strike a good balance between their work and study commitments, and at the same time fulfil their desire to obtain a professional degree.
In the new knowledge-based economy, engineering has become increasingly multi-disciplinary. To better prepare our graduates for this new environment, the University has embarked on a major effort to further broaden the undergraduate curriculum. The aim is to produce engineers who are flexible across disciplines; who are not constrained by the boundaries between traditional disciplines but are able to apply their knowledge and skills to lead multi-disciplinary teams to solve increasingly complex problems; who are able to apply existing technologies in novel ways and to create new technologies for the future.
The EEE curriculum focuses on broad-based training to provide flexibility of career choices and nurture lifelong learning. It strikes a judicious balance between breadth and depth to provide a solid foundation in the physical sciences and mathematics on one hand, and comprehensive training in electrical & electronic engineering on the other. Courses in the humanities and social science such as communication skills and management further broaden the training beyond the purely technical aspects of engineering, so as to better prepare our graduates for positions of management or to start up new companies on their own.
In the first and second years, courses on Engineering Mathematics are included to strengthen the foundation for more advanced study in electrical & electronic engineering. Other core fundamental electrical & electronic engineering courses such as Circuit Analysis, Digital Electronics, Data Structure & Algorithms, Signals & Systems and Electrical Devices & Machines are introduced to provide a broad background for all areas of electrical & electronic engineering. In addition, students undertake laboratory experiments to provide the necessary grounding in the practical skills required of engineers.
Courses on Basic Engineering Mathematics and Foundation Physics are provided for Polytechnic Diploma holders to ease their transition into the degree programme. They are also required to read the Physics for Electrical & Electronic Engineering course to better prepare them for the other courses in electrical & electronic engineering.
In the third year, basic principles which underpin a broad spectrum of technologies encompassed by the area of electrical and electronic engineering are taught. These include core courses on Electromagnetics, Integrated Electronics and Microprocessors. In addition, students select 2 elective courses from a list of more specialized courses in preparation for more in-depth specialization in their final years.
In the final years, students are given the flexibility to select their prescribed elective courses under 3 broad groups, namely Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Infocommunication Engineering.
However, students who prefer a more in-depth study can select the courses from one of five areas of specialization, namely
- Communication Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Integrated Circuit Design
- Intelligent Systems and Control Engineering
- Power and Clean Energy
In addition to the elective technical courses, all students are required to take a compulsory course like Human Resource Management and Engineers & Society.
After four semesters of part-time study, students may be allowed to convert their candidature to full-time study. Consideration for conversion is on a case-by-case basis and students who convert to full-time study are not permitted to revert to part-time study.
- Applicants who have a Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from one of the local polytechnics in Singapore. Final year polytechnic students are welcome to apply.
- Admission is based on academic merit and preference is given to those with working experience.
- For a list of approved diplomas, please click Here.