New NYP Diploma combines Engineering, Business, and Sustainability

Published on 31 May 2024

Both this and new combined Diploma in Aerospace Engineering unveiled at NYP’s EAE Festival


SINGAPORE, 31 MAY 2024: Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has launched two new offerings. One is an exciting mix featuring engineering, infused with business fundamentals, plus a focus on Sustainability. The other is an all-in-one offering that brings the best of aerospace technologies and aeronautics to young students who are passionate about the aviation sector.


The Diploma in Sustainability in Engineering with Business equips students with the knowledge and skills to develop engineering solutions that solve real-world issues while being cogent about the evolving trends in sustainability. Graduates from this programme will become professionals who can guide their prospective employers to incorporate a full spectrum of sustainability practices within their company, whether through data analysis, project implementation, or even sustainability reporting.


Mr Russell Chan, Principal & CEO of NYP, said: “Sustainability is a key driving force for continued business growth. At Nanyang Polytechnic, we’ve seen an increasing demand from employers seeking graduates equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge that can help companies navigate their own journeys and reporting. With our curriculum co-developed and co-taught by industry partners, we are confident that our graduates will be highly sought after across sectors.”


The Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, a merger of the earlier Diploma in Aerospace Systems & Management and Diploma in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology trains students to take on roles like aircraft design, production and inspection within the aviation industry. Students will get to choose from one of two specialisations – either Mechanical, where they then grow skills in integrated aerospace design and aerospace component manufacturing, or Avionics, where they become specialists in managing electronic equipment fitted within the aircraft.  


Adds Mr Chan: “The traditional format, as we had, was to have two diplomas covering different elements of aerospace systems. But we note that the industry is evolving, and we see synergy in merging both diplomas into one. This enables prospective learners to develop a holistic set of skills in the aviation sector while still having the option to specialise in their preferred domain before graduation.”


The polytechnic, which recently celebrated its 32nd anniversary, unveiled these offerings at its EAE Festival (, which starts today. The Festival, in its fourth iteration, features a series of events, including campus tours, hands-on sessions, workshops, and online activities over three weeks, to help secondary school students with the Early Admissions Exercise[1] for polytechnics.


NYP remains the only poly where all students enrolled in the School of Information Technology will earn at least one additional industry accreditation during the course of their diploma programme. Some of these industry certifications include Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner (ACP), PCEP™ – Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer, EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Microsoft Certified: Power BI Data Analyst Associate, or Professional Scrum Developer™ (PSD) certification.


Students share their perspectives on the EAE: Liu Yanzhao, a Year 1 Diploma in Applied AI & Analytics student from the School of Information Technology, said: “I chose to apply through the EAE because my preferred course aligns with my goals and aspirations. I was able to showcase my aptitude in IT and secure a spot in my desired course beyond my academic results.” After securing his spot into NYP via EAE, Yanzhao went on to clock a nett ELR2B2 score of three points in his GCE O Level examinations, the best score a polytechnic-bound O-level student can achieve.


Echoing similar sentiments, Chay Li Teng Marianne, a Year 2 Diploma in Mass Media Management student from the School of Business Management, said: “I was drawn to NYP given the strong industry ties, unique course curriculum, and hands-on learning experiences. All of these attributes promised extensive opportunities that allowed me to nurture my passion for mass media management and give me a head start on my career opportunities. And through the EAE, I was able to secure my spot in my preferred diploma!” Marianne went on to sit for her GCE O Level examinations with minimal stress and scored an impressive nett ELR2B2 score of six points.


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[1] Introduced in 2016, the EAE is an aptitude-based admission exercise. Instead of grades, admission is at the discretion of the polytechnics when applicants demonstrate aptitude and passion for the subject. Participation in CCAs, Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs), Applied Learning Modules (ApLMs), Applied Learning Programmes (ALPs), workshops or work attachments can all be considered as merit and evidence of interest. Once offered, the student need to only score the minimum requirements at the O Levels or ITE. In 2023, about 13,500 students applied to join one of five polytechnics through the EAE.