Diploma-Plus Programmes

The School of Engineering offers Dip-Plus modules to eligible students to prepare and strengthen their foundation for university courses or to enhance their technical capability through industry certification.

They will undertake their chosen modules in addition to their diploma modules during the course of their study. Students who successfully complete the Dip-Plus modules will receive a Dip-Plus transcript indicating the modules, hours and grades upon graduation.  

  • EGAM00 Calculus (30 hours)

    This module equips students with the necessary mathematical skills and knowledge that will adequately prepare them to take calculus related modules. Emphasis will be on the depth of understanding on the topics covered in order to attain a strong foundation. Major topics: Differentiation, integration and simple first-order differential equations.
  • EGAM01 Analytical Geometry (30 hours)

    This module equips students with the necessary mathematical skills and knowledge that will adequately prepare them for further studies in mathematics-related disciplines and courses. Emphasis will be on the depth of understanding on the topics covered in order to attain a strong foundation. Major topics: Functions and graphs, inequalities, conic sections, plane curves, polar coordinates, vectors, sequences and series.
  • EGAM02 Applied Calculus (30 hours)

    This module equips students with the necessary mathematical skills and knowledge that will adequately prepare them for further studies in mathematics-related disciplines and courses. Emphasis will be on the depth of understanding on the topics covered in order to attain a strong foundation. Major topics: Limits of functions, derivatives and its applications, integration techniques and related applications.
  • EGAM03 Advanced Calculus (60 hours)

    This module equips students with the necessary mathematical skills and knowledge that will adequately prepare them for further studies in mathematics-related disciplines and courses. Emphasis will be on the depth of understanding on the topics covered in order to attain a strong foundation. Major topics: Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, infinites sequences and series, test of convergence for series.

Exemption of one math module in NUS/NTU if student passes all 3 mathematics Dip-Plus modules: Analytical Geometry, Applied Calculus and Advanced Calculus.

  • EGAF01 Next-Generation Firewall Technology and Systems (30 hours)

    This module provides the students with hands-on and in-depth knowledge on network security technologies and solutions that converge multiple security functions such as firewall, intrusion prevention systems and secure Web gateways. Topics include next generation firewall (NGFW) architecture, secured network design and high availability, stateful firewall inspection, switching, routing, NAT, next generation IPS threats prevention, network behaviour analysis, URL filtering, advanced malware protection, VPN and SSL technologies. The students will learn to implement integrated network security ensuring threat prevention, logging and reporting.
  • EGAV01 Structured Engineering Design for Electronics Systems (45 hours)

    This module provides the students with hands-on and in-depth knowledge about using structured engineering design process to solve real-world problems. This module focuses on developing hierarchical applications that are scalable, readable, and maintainable. This contextual-based module will introduce students to the core concepts of advanced instrumentation through authentic projects. Students will explore and engage in a variety of hands-on design projects that will address trade-offs, optimization, and interconnectivity. They will learn how to design and implement their projects through the use of National Instruments' (NL) LabVIEW Graphical System Design (GSD) software, the NI-myDAQ or NI-ELVIS II+, and data acquisition devices. This module will prepare students for the National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer(CLAD) certification to enhance their proficiency in systems design.

Overview of Networking-related Diploma Plus modules

The Networking-related Diploma Plus modules prepare you for a career in networking.  They are designed based on industry leading program called CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching).   The modules must be taken sequentially (for example, a student must complete EGAN03 before he can apply for EGAN04).

  • EGAN03 Network Services (30 hours)

    This module teaches students to install and operate an enterprise branch network. The module presents networking fundamentals using the TCP/IP and OSI seven-layer model concepts. Structured cabling systems, networking fundamentals and PC network troubleshooting will be covered. The module includes online assessments that allow students to measure their progress throughout the learning experience.
  • EGAN04 Network Design and Deployment (30 hours)

    This module teaches students to design and deploy an enterprise branch network. IP addressing scheme assignment, basic router configuration, routing fundamentals, and networks configuration will be taught. Online assessments and hands-on practical sessions are used to enhance students’ learning experience. Student must complete EGAN03 before he can take this module.
  • EGAN05 Advanced Network Implementation (30 hours)

    This module aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement a switched enterprise network. The module covers network switch concepts, planning and configuring VLANs, spanning tree protocols, IPv6, Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements and wireless LAN. Hands-on sessions on the implementation of WAN, LAN with QoS design are included.  Student must complete EGAN03 and EGAN04 before he can take this module.
  • EGAN06 Advanced Network Management (30 hours)

    This module aims to equip students with the skills necessary to fulfil the job responsibilities of network engineers. It covers managing, securing and troubleshooting enterprise networks. Topics covered include static and dynamic routing protocols, Wide Area Network (WAN), broadband technologies, network troubleshooting and security. Hands-on sessions on management and implementation are provided. With case studies and lab test cases, the module prepares students for the final Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.  Student must complete EGAN0, EGAN04 and EGAN05 before he can take this module.
  • EGA203 Advanced Engineering Mechanics 1 (30 hours)

    This module aims to provide students the knowledge of dynamic behavior of particle bodies in motion. Major topics include kinematics and kinetics of a particle body, equations of motion, work and energy, linear and angular momentum, principle of impulse and momentum.
  • EGA204 Advanced Engineering Mechanics 2 (30 hours)

    This module aims to provide students the knowledge of dynamic behavior of rigid bodies in motion. Major topics include planar kinematics of rigid body motion, Mass Moment of Inertias, Planar kinetic equations of motion, absolute and relative motion in rotating frames and coriolis acceleration.
  • EGA205 Applied Thermodynamics (45 hours)

    This module covers the fundamental concepts and applications of thermodynamics. Major topics include thermodynamics properties, energy balance in steady-state flow processes, heat transfer, 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, mixtures and psychrometry. Students will be able to apply fundamental thermodynamics concepts and solve various thermodynamics problems. This module will build a strong foundation for students to prepare them for further studies.