Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)

Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)

Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering) is a three-year direct honours degree programme. The first of its kind in Singapore, it consists of two interdisciplinary fields – Vehicular Telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Engineering.

ITS plays an important role in enhancing our public transport systems, as well as managing and optimising the limited road space in Singapore. ITS continues to be the mainstay for delivering a convenient, safe and comfortable travel experience. An increasing vehicle population in our land-scarce city-state, coupled with changing social, economic and technological landscapes have brought forth new opportunities for growth and breakthroughs in transportation technologies, application and solutions.

Vehicles of tomorrow will have the capability to communicate with nearby vehicles wirelessly and share useful information on their surroundings, providing commuters and motorists with an enhanced travel experience. The primary driver for such connected vehicles and inter-vehicle cooperative application is the enhancement of safety for both motorists and pedestrians. The development of telematics technologies and vehicular communication technologies enable telematics applications such as advance driver-assistance applications to alert motorists on road safety, dynamic routing, intelligent parking guidance and real-time traffic news delivery, amongst others.The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Telematics (ITS Engineering) is a multi-disciplinary programme with a curriculum that has been developed with support from organisations such as LTA, ST Electronics, NCS and Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd. Students will be equipped with electrical engineering and computer science core skills and ITS knowledge in order to work in this technically challenging field. Deep specialist skills in vehicular communication, telematics technologies and ITS engineering are much needed in these industries.

Curriculum

To be awarded Bachelor of Engineering with Honours  in Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering), students will be required to complete six trimesters of study and two trimesters of Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP).

Industrial Immersion Programme (IIP): Students will have the opportunity to visit relevant industries locally or overseas in the area of telematics, automotive engineering or ITS to understand the latest development in this field.

Trend Antenna: Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Trend Antenna programme developed by Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd. This programme allows students to be at the frontline of cutting-edge technologies and innovation in the automotive industry. Students will be expected to generate new ideas, research about technologies, prototype ideas, as well as develop value chain and possible business models. The innovative ideas from trend antenna may also be used in group design projects or capstone projects.

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP): IWSP is held over a span of eight months and provides you with the opportunity to gain industry experience, integrate theory with practice and develop deep specialist skills in your chosen field. You will also be involved in day-to-day operations and confront challenges just like an employee of the host organisation.

Career Opportunities
Telematics (ITS Engineering) is a unique programme with a curriculum that has been developed with support from various organisations in the land transport industry such as LTA, Singapore Technologies, NCS and companies in the automotive industry such as Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd. Students will, therefore, gain the necessary knowledge and skills to embark on a rewarding career in the industry.

Eligibility and Exception

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A-Level graduates are welcome to apply.

Holders of the following BCA Academy Diplomas are eligible to apply:

  • Diploma in Construction Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Green Building Technology)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Clean Energy
  • Diploma in Construction IT

Students with relevant engineering background, i.e. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology, may apply for exemption from modules of up to a maximum of two trimesters.

For students with non-relevant diplomas, exemption from modules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

MODULE SYNOPSIS

Year 1 Trimester 1
TLM1001 Engineering Mathematics 1

Through this module, you will build a strong mathematical foundation to support other engineering modules.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn the fundamentals of functions that include logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. 
  • Grasp the key principles in Limits and Continuity which include L'Hôpital's rule, followed by Single Variable Calculus. 
  • Apply differentiation and integration of functions across various engineering applications.
TLM1002 Newtonian Mechanics and Waves

Through this module, you will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of classical Newtonian mechanics and waves.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about vector representation of physical quantities in two and three dimensions.
  • Establish a good grasp of principles such as work, energy, impulse and momentum.
  • Appreciate and apply the concepts of oscillation and wave characteristics like periodicity.
TLM1003 Electronic Circuits

In this introductory module, you will acquire a good grasp of electronics concepts that lay the foundation for advanced electrical system modules in this course.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain pertinent electronics knowledge ranging from general concepts on electric circuits to a deeper study on semiconductor electronic devices such as op-amp, diodes and bipolar junction transistors (BJTs).
TLM1004 Introduction to Programming

Through this module, you will gain a firm understanding of and develop your competence in writing programs in C language to solve engineering problems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Comprehend basic C programming syntax and fundamentals such as functions, arrays, pointers, input/output, file processing and data structure.
  • Acquire good programming practices including debugging and secured programming.
  • Apply your C knowledge in designing and developing a mini project using a microcontroller.
TLM1010 Technical Communication 1

Through this module, you will refine your ability to communicate well through formal letter writing, academic essay writing, technical report writing, oral presentation and other learning activities.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn and employ specific strategies for both impromptu and formal presenting.
  • Explore authentic telematics design problems and develop viable solutions within real-world contexts through a project-based design problem approach.
  • Gain greater acquaintance with the field of telematics by reading discipline-specific articles and websites with a telematics focus. 
Year 1 Trimester 2
TLM1005 Engineering Mathematics 2

TLM1005 Engineering Mathematics 2

Through this module, you will pick up the essential mathematical concepts that will be important for advanced-level engineering modules.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Apply the principles of vector algebra, complex numbers and matrix algebra to solve engineering problems.
  • Get acquainted with solving basic first-order Ordinary Differential Equations.
TLM1006 Electricity and Magnetism

You will acquire knowledge on the basic principles of Electrostatics, Magnetostatics and Electromagnetic fields through this module.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the relation of charge to potential, current to the magnetic field, and the force experienced by static and moving charges in electric and magnetic fields.
  • Develop your language of vector calculus to describe an underlying physical phenomenon.  
  • Analyse and apply learnt principles for both hypothetical and practical engineering-related problems.
TLM1007 Digital Systems

Through this module, you will establish the foundational principles in analogue and digital systems, as well as number systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about basic logic gates, how Boolean algebra and logic simplification work to implement combinatorial circuits, and other techniques such as Karnaugh Map (K-map), and timing analysis.
  • Acquire insights on advanced logic elements such as latches and flip-flops, and how these memory elements can be used to construct a finite state machine or sequential circuits.
TLM1008 Object Oriented Programming

Through this module, you will learn the principles of object-oriented programming through the basic language constructs and APIs of C++ programming languages.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Apply the principles of object-oriented programming to construct practical software components.
  • Gain practical hands-on experience in applying basic object-oriented concepts that include class, inheritance, polymorphism and basic testing.
  • Acquire pertinent insights on essential APIs and code specification to incorporate reusability for more efficient, scalable programming.
TLM1009 Linear Signals and Systems

Through this module, you will get acquainted with analogue and digital signal processing which forms an integral part of engineering systems that include speech/image/data processing, consumer electronics and products.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Explore Fourier transform and its generalisations to Laplace transform.
  • Learn about the basic concepts for both continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems.
  • Develop signal and system representations for both time and frequency domains.
Year 2 Trimester 1
TLM2001 Sensors and Control

Through this module, you will learn about the working principles of widely used sensors, the fundamentals of control theory, and establish a link from these sensors to control algorithms.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with physical principles and applications of popular sensors such as electrical sensors, remote sensors and inertia sensors.
  • Acquire knowledge on state-space modelling, system stability, state-feedback control and proportional–integral–derivative (PID) control.
TLM2002 Embedded System Design

Through this module, you will integrate your learning of the theoretical and practical aspects of embedded system design.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Develop your ability to recognise the relevance of embedded systems, understand their basic components, applications and corresponding design constraints.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of processor architecture and instruction set which are pertinent to understanding the functionality of microcontrollers and their integration within an embedded system.
TLM2003 Instrumentation and Displays

Through this module, you will get acquainted with topics like signal processing, measuring instrumentation, digital interface and communication, and display technologies.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about engineering statistics, the fundamentals of measurement performance, error propagation, normal distribution and least-squares fitting.
  • Appreciate the application design of typical instrument clusters for vehicles, including the display user interface with further explanation of its semantics displayed in the vehicle’s dashboard.
TLM2004 Database and Information System

Through this module, you will gain knowledge in relational database concepts, database modelling, and query languages.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Explore recent developments in big data, data warehousing and NoSQL database.
  • Benefit from the hands-on experience in database design and programming through SQL.
  • Learn about the various methods for efficient access and update of data, data modelling and abstraction, and file storage techniques.
TLM2011 Career and Professional Development

Through this module, you will be resourced with the necessary toolkit as you prepare to apply for your first professional position for the Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP).

Key takeaway(s): 

  • Gain valuable insights by going through the process of a job search, submitting your job application letter and resume, and attending a mock job interview session.
  • Develop pertinent career skills to advance yourself in your first full-time job upon graduation.
Year 2 Trimester 2
TLM2005 Wireless Communications

Through this module, you will get acquainted with the basic concepts, theories, design, analysis and fundamental limits of wireless communications systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Explore the basic building blocks of modern wireless communication systems and widely adopted wireless communications technologies such as cellular networks, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
TLM2006 RF engineering and Electromagnetic Compatibility

Through this module, you will be equipped with the knowledge to better understand and appreciate the engineering design elements of a radio-frequency system.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Apply key design considerations to mitigate the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in high-frequency electronic systems.
  • Learn about the industry practices on EMC measurements.
  • Get acquainted with the concepts of EMC between systems and interference through inductive and capacitive coupling.
TLM2007 Operating Systems and Automotive OS

You will establish a strong foundation on the basic concepts and working principles of operating systems, real-time operating systems and automotive operating systems through this module.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the components of general operating systems such as operating-system structures, processes, threads, process synchronisation, and CPU scheduling.
  • Gain insights on various scheduling policies for real-time operating systems.
  • Get acquainted with automotive operating systems including startup, tasks, and scheduling, using OSEK/VDX as an example.
TLM2008 Internet Programming

Through this module, you will be equipped with useful skills to build web-based applications, including native socket programming and web programming.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with core Internet services and technologies including IP, TCP, UDP, DNS and HTTP.
  • Apply open-source packages like Java, XAMPP and NetBeans IDE to build your skills in web application development.
  • Develop an understanding of the complexities of the Internet and its composition of functionality.
TLM2010 Technical Communication 2

Through this follow-up module to Technical Communication 1 (TLM1010), you will be equipped with strong written and oral communication skills to become a workplace-ready communicator.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Develop your communication skills through the production of documents relating to the definition and resolution of problems in the design and use of telematics products.
  • Sharpen your oral presentation skills through the practice of pitching your solution to a given problem.
Year 2 Trimester 3
TLM2012 Integrated Work Study Programme

Through this experiential learning module, you will be afforded with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.  
  • Appreciate real-world constraints to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace. 
  • Benefit from the acquired experience that may contribute to your professional accreditation/certification requirements. 
  • Immerse in the industry’s business and culture and decide if this is a good industry to work in.  
Year 3 Trimester 1
TLM2012 Integrated Work Study Programme

Through this experiential learning module, you will be afforded with the opportunity to integrate theory with practice.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.  
  • Appreciate real-world constraints to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace. 
  • Benefit from the acquired experience that may contribute to your professional accreditation/certification requirements. 
  • Immerse in the industry’s business and culture and decide if this is a good industry to work in.  
Year 3 Trimester 2
TLM3001 Design Project

Through this module, you will be afforded with the unique learning opportunity to demonstrate the various aspects of telematics / intelligent transportation systems engineering through the completion of a project.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Plan and manage a research-oriented and industry-relevant engineering project. 
  • Integrate theory and practice, acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.  
  • Appreciate real-world complexities and constraints to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace. 

 

TLM3002 Traffic Regulations, Safety and Standards

Through this module, you will learn about road traffic management and safety of road users, vehicles and infrastructure.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain familiarity with the Code of Practice for Works on Public Streets and the Code of Practice for Traffic Control at Work Zone.
  • Get acquainted with legislative acts such as the Road Traffic Act (Chapter 276), Street Works Act (Chapter 320A), and other vehicle safety standards and regulations.
TLM3003 Traffic Signal and Toll Systems

Through this module, you will learn about the different aspects of traffic engineering including the concepts of accessibility and transport demand management.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with microscopic traffic flow concepts such as car-following and lane-changing models, as well as macroscopic traffic flow models including a fundamental diagram and the continuum theory.  
  • Apply the principles of the design of urban roads and intersections using the Highway Capacity Manual for different road categories and intersections.
TLM3004 Systems and Software Engineering

Through this module, you will learn and apply basic principles in designing complex systems, such as automotive Electrical/Electronic architectures, with both hardware and software components.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Understand the life-cycle of product development, system configurations, software user requirements, software modelling, system testing and system integration.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to design and document a user-specified product along with associated deliverables
TLM3005 Digital Signal Processing

Through this module, you will examine and explore the basic concepts, theory, design, analysis and applications of Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

Key takeaway(s):

  • Implement DSP algorithms on digital processors.
  • Learn about new technologies and applications in various fields such as digital communications, image processing, speech and audio processing, and Internet of Things, amongst others.
TLM3006 Business and Project Management

Through this soft-skills module, you will get acquainted with contemporary business aspects including business objectives, project management, forms, contracts and contract law.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the project management life-cycle and Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), with a specific emphasis on both software and automotive project management.   
Year 3 Trimester 3
TLM3001 Design Project

Through this module, you will be afforded with the unique learning opportunity to demonstrate the various aspects of telematics / intelligent transportation systems engineering through the completion of a project.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Plan and manage a research-oriented and industry-relevant engineering project. 
  • Integrate theory and practice, acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.  
  • Appreciate real-world complexities and constraints to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace. 

 

TLM3007 Transport Management

Through this module, you will gain an overview of different aspects of traffic management and planning.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the four-steps transport planning model used to plan and manage traffic demand.
  • Incorporate a sustainability transportation system and mitigate its various effects, including air pollution and noise.   
  • Apply the cost-benefit analysis and multi-criteria analysis to evaluate transport infrastructure projects. 
  • Appreciate the basic principles of planning for public transport and for pedestrians and cyclists.
TLM3008 Infotainment Technologies

Through this module, you will acquire insights on the fundamental infotainment and telematics technologies for the automotive and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Explore topics such as automotive security and fleet management.
  • Learn about the system architecture for infotainment and telematics, including key aspects like audio, video and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
  • Be acquainted with application technologies including receivers, audio amplifiers, audio and image management, and battery management systems.
TLM3009 Automotive Electronics

Through this module, you will learn about the implications of automotive requirements that influence the design of the electronic control module.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with industry examples of automotive requirements including the automotive engine control, sensor, driver module, motor and actuators.
  • Explore advanced concepts to learn, design, develop and test a switch-mode power supply in accordance with automotive test specifications.
TLM3010 Car Interconnects and Vehicular Networks

Through this module, you will learn about the different aspects of in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with the types of communication technologies and how these communication networks are configured, programmed and dimensioned.
  • Explore the choice of communication technology and the role it plays in ensuring timeliness and safety guarantees of different applications.
  • Design and analyse communication architecture.
TLM3011 Professional Ethics and Engineers in Society

Through this module, you will be imbued with professional values and build integrity.  

Key takeaway(s):

  • Be acquainted with the framework of ethics and code of conduct widely defined by professional engineering societies and practised by engineers globally.
  • Explore the ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that can arise in a workplace/ business environment.
  • Learn about the challenges faced by Singapore and its engineers, including aspects like population, diversity, social integration, community development and transportation.
Campus Location
SIT@Dover
SIT@Dover

10 Dover Drive
Singapore 138683