To provide the module participants with in-depth knowledge of the deterioration and failure mechanisms of major power systems equipment and assets, and with the competency to monitor and assess the conditions and health status of these assets. With the number of aging assets in power generation and T&D growing, and increasing installation of new type of assets such as solar photovoltaic and power electronic-based systems, there is urgent need to improve the knowledge and competency of power engineering professionals in condition monitoring of these assets. The topics of this module shall be presented in three broad areas:

  • Condition Monitoring of Rotating Electrical Machines – Generators and motors are subjected to high mechanical and electrical stresses and have many possible failure mechanisms. Requirements of instrumentation, signal processing and monitoring through temperature, chemical, vibrational and electrical techniques are covered.
  • Condition Monitoring of High Voltage Equipment -  Transmission lines, cables, transformer and switchgears are subjected to high voltage stresses and understanding of failure mechanisms in the different types of insulation employed in such equipment is important. Gas, oil and partial discharge analysis are covered.
  • Recent Advances in Condition Monitoring and Health Prognosis –Electrochemical-based energy storage systems, solar photovoltaic systems and power flow converters are increasingly integrated as assets in power grids and the common failure mechanisms are of electrochemical origins, semiconductor nature or metallic nature in the die-packaging interface. Big data, pervasive sensing and computational intelligence are transforming the nature of condition monitoring and health prognosis applications in smart grids.

Modular Certification Courses

This module can also be taken as part of:

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Failure modes and reliability assessment
  • Instrumentation and signal processing
  • Integrated condition monitoring and health prognosis
  • Temperature-based monitoring techniques
  • Chemical-based monitoring techniques;
  • Vibration-based monitoring techniques;
  • Electrical measurement-based monitoring techniques
  • Partial discharge-based techniques
  • Computational intelligence-based techniques
  • Condition-based maintenance and asset management

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers working in power and energy sector;
  • Railway electrical power supply and propulsion professionals;
  • Electrical and electronic engineering professionals;
  • Researchers and educators in electrical engineering and urban sustainability related areas


  • Bachelor degree in engineering
  • At least one year relevant working experience

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who
  • Attend 75% of the module.
  • Undertake the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the module, and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper will earn 6 ECTS credits, which are stackable for PGCert or MEngTech qualifications.

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


SIT@NYP Building
172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 567739
Week Class Timings
(Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Other Activities
Non-Contact Hours
1 9 Jan 2019 Practical Assignment 1
2 16 Jan 2019
3 23 Jan 2019
4 30 Jan 2019
5 6 Feb 2019 Practical Assignment 2
6 13 Feb 2019
7 Recess Week
8 27 Feb 2019
9 6 Mar 2019
10 13 Mar 2019 Practical Assignment 3
11 20 Mar 2019
12 27 Mar 2019
13 3 Apr 2019
14-15 Date TBC Exam Paper


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $3,399.39 $1,019.82 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,399.39 $1,019.82 $384.42
Non-Singaporeans $3,399.39 Not Eligible Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.


Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course. If you are an NTUC member, you can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. Terms and conditions apply.


What Industry Experts Say

Extract from preface of an official reference book for this module:

“……. the availability of advanced electronics and software in powerful instrumentation, computers and digital signal processors has simplified and extended our ability to instrument and analyse machinery, not least in the important area of visualising the results of complex condition-monitoring analysis. As a result, condition monitoring is now being applied to a wider range of systems, from fault-tolerant drives of a few hundred watts in the aerospace industry, to machinery of several hundred megawatts in major capital plant. The value of the fundamental contribution to these advances by many analysts over the last 20 years cannot be underestimated and they will play a major part in the future.”

– [Peter Tavner, Li Ran, Jim Penman and Howard Sedding, “Condition Monitoring of Rotating Electrical Machines”, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom, 2008.]

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Electrical Power Engineering (EPE)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 ECTS credits which are stackable for graduate qualification of PGCert EPE. Candidates who pass any of the above 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) by SIT. All the above modules are subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore. Eligible individual may enjoy up to a maximum of 5 subsidised modules.

The above modules have been renamed from EPE60XX to EEE60XX for modules starting from Sep 2019. There is otherwise no change in stackability towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP, TBC, 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 09 Jan 2019 (Wed) to
15 Apr 2019 (Mon)
Registration is Closed.

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