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Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Mechanical engineering technologists provide technical support and services in mechanical engineering field such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines; components, tools, heating and ventilating systems; power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting and engineering firms, manufacturing and processing companies, educational institutions and many other sectors.

If the idea of designing or modifying machines and systems in manufacturing and service industries appeals to you, then this course might just be for you.

The main objective of this Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology is to train working adults to be competent in their respective fields of engineering and to upgrade their knowledge and skills.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can proceed on to a Bachelor of Engineering degree, awarded by The University of Newcastle, Australia. Advanced standing may be granted, subject to University’s entry requirements.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 12 months for the full-time pathway and 16 months for part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 8 modules, amounting to a total of 480 contact hours for both the part-time and full-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

At the commencement of each module, students will be provided the assessment mode and weightings for the module. Most modules have several points of assessment, which may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline

Bridging Modules

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Engineering Physics
  • Effective Communication

Core Modules

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles 1
  • Engineering Computation and Drawing
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Mechanical Design and Engineering Applications
  • Mechanical Science
  • Strength of Materials

The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and is subject to change.


Full-time: January, April, July, October
Part-time: January, May, September

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 587 hours

Part-Time: 587 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 24 months

Part-Time: 32 months

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:


Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

English Language Requirement

  • GCE 'O' level English (grade 1 to 6) or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; OR
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22


Local Student

Full-time Pathway (Local Admissions)
Total Programme Fee with exemption: $7,960.80*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: $8,832.85 *

Part-time Pathway
Total Programme Fee with exemption: $6,420.00*
Total Programme Fee without exemption: $7,617.33*

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions):

Programme Fee without exemption



1st Instalment


2nd Instalment


Total Fee


Programme Fee with exemption



1st Instalment


2nd Instalment


Total Fee


* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks 
* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applications

How to Apply

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International Applications

How to Apply

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