Elective Module Description

The automotive industry is one of the most important economic sectors in the world. Although Singapore does not manufacture vehicles at scale currently, it has one of the most extensive public transport networks in the world and is one of the few countries that produces its own land defence vehicles. It also hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix, being the first country to include a night race. The current trends also show a shift towards a car-lite society including autonomous and green vehicles. 

The aim for this module is to introduce the fundamentals of how a basic vehicle operates, and give a glimpse into the growing opportunities available within the industry, while relating the learning to their Science, Math and Technology subjects. This will cultivate an appreciation for the things that they use every day, and hopefully gain an interest to pursue further studies or a career within the automotive industry.

Module Specifications

Key takeaways

Learning Journey Options

Brief Topics Options

  • Tamiya Car 
  • Design a car prototype
  • Solar powered Car
  • Electronic car (Follow the Line)
  • Microbit Car with sensors
  • Industry partner
  • RC Car Experience
  • Car Simulator (Esports)
  • GoKart Experience
  • Tertiary Institute Tour
  1. Overview and basic understanding of the Automotive Engineering Industry
  2. Exposure to tertiary course offerings and understanding job possibilities and roles in the Industry
  3. Gain insights behind the vehicles that they see everyday and the future of cars
  4. Practical applications of math and science concepts through building and optimising a car for performance or fuel economy.
  5. Hands-on approach as a way to spark and sustain interest in Automotive engineering industry
  6. Certificate which is instrumental for application into Automotive tertiary courses
tertiary options
  • Nitec in Automotive Technology (Light)
  • Nitec in Automotive Technology (Heavy)
  • Nitec in Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Nitec in Mechanical Technology
  • Higher Nitec in Automotive Engineering
  • Technical Engineer Diploma in Automotive
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Technology
  • Degrees in NUS, NTU and SUTD
  • Drivers / Racers / Instructors
  • Automotive mechanic / technician
  • Automotive engineers
  • Car designer and manufacturer
  • Traffic / Road planning executives
  • Garage or Automotive owners
  • Sales and marketing of automotive
  • Transport service crew
  • LTA / MOT regulators 


Wished the visit could be longer. I am interested to know more about the automotive industry. I hope that I will get more experience on the RC cars.

Student, Northbrooks Secondary School


Room with tables and chairs for building

Wall sockets for power