Students can apply for a maximum of 3 course choices. Please note that the same course offered at different ITE Colleges are considered separate choices. For example, Nitec in Aerospace Avionics at ITE College Central (1st choice), Nitec in Mechanical Technology at ITE College Central (2nd choice) and Nitec in Mechanical Technology at ITE College West (3rd choice).
ITE to better determine students’ interest and aptitude in a particular area,
for example, through having face-to-face interaction with the student and
hearing directly from them on why they wish to enrol in their chosen courses,
and having them present their portfolios to the interview panel.
addition to interviews, ITE may also utilise other modes of
assessment to identify course-specific aptitude and interest of applicants,
such as portfolios, and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate to the
(Revised) Applicants who are shortlisted,
are required to bring original and photocopies of the following documents when
they attend the remote selection interviews or report to the ITE College for interview.
N- or O-Level applicants
(front and back) / Student Pass
certificates of achievements, work testimonial and portfolios (if any)
GCE N- or O-Level examination results (only for applicants who have sat for
the GCE examinations previously)
certificates of achievements, work testimonial and portfolios (if any)
Successful ITE EAE applicants will receive a Letter of Offer via email from the ITE Admissions Department. They would have to log in to https://istudent.ite.edu.sg to accept the offer online within the acceptance period (between Mon 24 Aug 2020 and Fri 28 Aug 2020). Only one course will be offered and there will be no appeals for other courses after the release of the EAE application outcome.
Conditional ITE EAE offers that are not accepted by the deadline given, will be released.
Should students wish to withdraw their acceptance, they must submit their request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org from Mon 31 Aug 2020 to Fri 4 Sep 2020. Students who have withdrawn their acceptance will not be offered another course through the EAE. Students who have accepted an ITE EAE conditional offer but do not withdraw by Fri 4 Sep 2020 will be deemed to have accepted their offer.
Should students meet the course Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) when the GCE N- or O-Level examination results or final Nitec GPA are released, their offers will be automatically confirmed and students will not be able to switch courses within ITE or participate in other ITE admissions exercises, e.g. Joint Intake Exercise, Joint Admissions Exercise or Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec Intake Exercise.
Sec 4N(A) students who have a confirmed ITE EAE offer for a Nitec course and have qualified for the DPP or PFP after the release of the GCE N- or O-Level examination results may apply for the DPP or PFP. Students who receive a DPP offer will be required to decide between the DPP or ITE EAE offer. Students who do not decide by the stipulated deadline will be deemed to have accepted their DPP offer and their ITE EAE offer will be released.
Nitec students who have a confirmed
ITE EAE offer for a Higher Nitec
course and have obtained a final GPA that qualifies them for progression to the
polytechnics may apply under JPAE for a course in the polytechnics. Students
who are given a JPAE offer may then withdraw from their Higher Nitec course and take up the JPAE offer.
Nitec students who wish to apply
for direct entry to second year of Higher
Nitec courses should apply to Higher
Nitec courses that are mapped to their Nitec
course. Successful ITE EAE applicants will be given a conditional offer for
admission to the first year of the Higher
Nitec course. Subsequently, students who meet the GPA requirement for
direct entry to second year of mapped Higher
Nitec courses will be considered for direct entry to second year alongside
other Nitec students who applied
through the Nitec Progression to Higher Nitec Intake Exercise.
The ITE EAE is open to:
ITE will utilise various modes of assessment to identify course-specific aptitude and interest of applicants, such as portfolios, interviews and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate to the specific course. ITE may also consider participation in relevant CCAs, Elective Modules, Advanced Elective Modules, Applied Learning Programmes and Applied Subjects, as well as participation in activities such as work attachments and sustained involvement in projects that are related to the course that students are applying for.
Successful ITE EAE applicants will be given conditional offers. These offers will be automatically confirmed when the applicants meet the subject-specific minimum entry requirements of respective courses after the release of the GCE N- or O-Level examination or ITE Nitec results. Successful students enrolled via the EAE will commence their training in ITE when the academic year commences in January (for Nitec students) or April (for Higher Nitec students).
The ITE EAE is primarily targeted
at students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the Nitec / Higher Nitec course they are applying for. Students’ achievements
in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service will also
be taken into consideration during the selection process.
Secondary school students are not required to have a minimum aggregate score to have their Nitec or Higher Nitec conditional offers confirmed. Students would only be required to meet the course-specific MERs for their conditional offers to be confirmed.
Nitec students applying for Higher Nitec courses under the ITE EAE have to meet the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements of the Higher Nitec course they are applying for. Higher Nitec courses from the Schools of Applied & Health Sciences, Design & Media, Electronics & Info-Comm Technology and Engineering require a net GPA of 2.3 or better while the Higher Nitec courses from the Schools of Business & Services and Hospitality require a net GPA of 2.8 or better. For example, a Nitec in Mechanical Technology student would have to attain a net GPA of 2.3 and 2.8 or better for admission to the Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering) and International Logistics (School of Business & Services) courses respectively.
The course-specific MERs and GPA requirement help to ensure that students admitted via the ITE EAE will be able to cope with the rigour of their course of study and that all students admitted to an ITE course have met the same baseline eligibility requirements.
in a field of study is important, students must still have an adequate foundation
in order to cope with the rigour of the course. Student performance in the N-
or O-Level examinations is a reflection of whether they have acquired the
though students may have secured a conditional offer for an ITE place through
the ITE EAE, this conditional offer will only be confirmed if they meet the MERs
for admission to ITE based on their N- or O-Level examination results.
Students who do not meet the MERs will have their conditional offers revoked.
Details on ITE EAE are available at:
Interested applicants may also approach the ITE Colleges or contact ITE Customer Service Centres on Tel: 6590 2211 (ITE College Central); 6590 2262 (ITE College East); 6590 2628 (ITE College West) for more information.
Both ITE EAE and aptitude testing reflect the broader shift that ITE is making to strengthen the focus on skills and aptitude in their admission exercises. Such an admission philosophy reflects the technical nature of ITE’s courses.
Students with strong aptitude and sustained interest in a field should apply via the ITE EAE. This allows them to secure a conditional offer in the course early, before the release of their official examination results e.g. GCE ‘N’ Level, subject to them meeting the course minimum entry requirements in final examinations.