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Specialist Diploma in Wireless Technology

Introduction

The Electronics industries, with business activities focused on R&D, Production, System Integration of Wireless Products and Services, remain as one of the key contributors to Singapore’s economy. Singapore aims to be a world-class electronics manufacturing hub with end-to-end R&D capabilities and continues to position herself as the choice location for companies to create and manage new markets, products and processes, technologies and applications

 

 

In view of the needs of the industry and the continued demand for Wireless/RF engineers as well as focused training to further develop the skill-sets of existing pool of engineers in new and emerging wireless technologies and systems, there is a need to introduce a new continuing education programme in Wireless Technology to address these manpower development needs. Hence, the School of Engineering has specially designed the Specialist Diploma in Wireless Technology programme to develop specialist manpower with the know-how and expertise in the design and development of wireless products and systems to address the continued wireless industry demand for Wireless/RF Engineers.

 

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Course Objectives

 

The Specialist Diploma in Wireless Technology offered by School of Engineering, is a programme for engineers to develop specialist with the know-how and expertise in the design and development of wireless products and systems.

 

On completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Design and develop wireless communication products 
  • Perform test & measurement on wireless communication products for type approval & certification 
  • Use EDA tools for wireless product design and development
  • Design and implement high-performance baseband platform for digital signal processing and control

 

Nanyang Polytechnic will award the Specialist Diploma in Wireless Technology to participants who have passed all formal assessments and the design projects.

 

Course Outline

The 300-hour course comprises of 2 post-diploma certificates. Each of the 150-hour post-diploma certificate courses will comprise 3 modules.

  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Wireless System Design focuses on digital wireless communication system & test.
  • Post-Diploma Certificate in RF Design focuses on RF circuits and sub-systems design & test and EMC design considerations & compliance testing.  

 

Post Diploma Certificate in Wireless System Design [150 hrs]

 

Module 1: Wireless Transceiver Design [60 hrs]

This module covers system design considerations for wireless transceivers, as well as radio environment considerations such as propagation, uplink and downlink issues. Participants will learn to design and test different wireless systems for deployment. Use of EDA tools for system simulation and test & measurement techniques for system characterisation, validation and standards compliance shall be covered.

 

Module 2: Digital Baseband Design [60 hrs]

This module provides participants with an in-depth understanding of design flow and implementation in advanced digital system design. Participants will acquire expertise in Hardware Description Language coding, simulation, logic synthesis, integration and be able to design & develop digital baseband modules on FPGAs and ASICs.

 

Module 3: Wireless System Project [30 hrs]

In this module, participants will have opportunities to apply and integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the programme in a wireless system design and implementation application. Participants are expected to develop projects to accepted industry standards and practices.

 

Post Diploma Certificate in RF Design [150 hrs]

 

Module 1: RF Circuit Design [60 hrs]

This module focuses on RF circuit design and implementation. Participants will learn how to design and implement RF modules, taking into considerations the critical RF parameters, the design trade-offs for different architectures and selection criteria of components. RF circuits covered include filters, linear/non-linear amplifiers, oscillators, PLL synthesizers, mixers etc. Participants will also use EDA tools to design and optimize RF circuits to specifications.

 

Module 2: Antenna Design & EMC Consideration [60 hrs]

This module focuses on the design of different types of antennas used in modern wireless communication systems and electromagnetic compatibility issues in wireless communication system design. Topics covered include antenna design, measurement and characterisation; EMC design considerations for RF circuits and wireless communication system and EMC test standards and methods.

 

Module 3: RF Design Project [30 hrs]

In this module, participants will have opportunities to apply and integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the programme in a RF circuit design and implementation application. Participants are expected to develop projects to accepted industry standards and practices.

 

 

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Course Fee & Schedule

 

Training Date / Duration

Course Starts 21 April 2014
Course Ends 6 March 2015
Course Duration 300 hours
Class Mon, Wed, Fri (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
Project 60 hours / 4 weeks (on-campus or off-campus)

 

Course Schedule 

Term 1 – Post Diploma Certificates in Wireless System Design
Module Instruction Period Examination Remarks
Module 1 21 Apr 14 – 04 Jun 14 13 Aug 14 Module Break: 06 Jun 14
Module 2 09 Jun 14 – 23 Jul 14 06 Aug 14 Study Break:    28 Jul – 1 Aug 14
Module 3 18 Aug 14 – 29 Aug 14 29 Aug 14 Project
Term Break                         01 Sep 14 – 03 Oct 14
Term 2 – Post Diploma Certificates in RF Design
Module Instruction Period Examination Remarks
Module 1 06 Oct 14 – 19 Nov 14 04 Feb 15 Module Break: 21 Nov 14
Module 2 24 Nov 14 – 21 Jan 15 11 Feb 15 Study Break:    26 – 30 Jan 15
Module 3 23 Feb 15 – 06 Mar 15 06 Mar 15 Project

 

Course Fee  

Fees payable per Post-Diploma

Certificate (incl GST)

 

Total Course Fee

(For 2 Post-Diploma Certificates)

(Incl GST)

WTS-Eligible Singapore Citizen 

 S$180.00

S$360.00

SME-Sponsored Singapore Citizen  

S$330.00 S$660.00

Singapore Citizen’s 1st SD or

subsequent SD with > 5 year lapse

from completion of 1st SD 

S$480.00 S$960.00

Singapore PR’s 1st SD

S$1,280.00 S$2,560.00
Full Fees S$3,210.00 S$6,420.00

  

A supplementary fee of $18.25 is payable per Post-Diploma Cert (subject to change)

Above fees quoted are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review by MOE.
* Terms & Conditions apply 

 

Admission Requirement:  

Applicants should be a degree graduates in relevant areas or polytechnic diploma graduates in relevant areas, with preference given to those who have at least 3 years of relevant working experience.

 

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Application & Enquiries

 

Online application will start from 30th November 2013 and close on 21st February 2014

 

For course enquiries, please contact : 

Administrative Enquiries:

Dorothy Siew

Tel: 6550 0840

Email : Dorothy_Siew@nyp.edu.sg

 

Technical Enquiries:

Lim Kwai Yoke
Tel: 6550 0566
Email : Lim_Kwai_Yoke@nyp.edu.sg

 

Tan Siew Ling
Tel: 6550 0520
Email : Tan_Siew_Ling@nyp.edu.sg

 

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