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With the growing needs on enhancing productivity, more highly skilled engineers are in demand for effective adoption of robotics and automation technologies in manufacturing industry. These engineers must have the capabilities to assess the manufacturing processes, identify potential hot spots, and to plan and implement suitable automation technology.

To this end, SIMTech ‘s PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in Industrial Automation aims to fill the gaps in knowledge and skills for the manufacturing industry in the areas of robotics, material handling, automation system control, design and simulation.

Why This Course

This course provides the participants unique opportunities to learn and apply the competencies for planning, selecting and implementing robotics and automation systems.

  • Highly practical course content delivered in an intensive and interactive manner
  • Introduction of state-of-the-art automation technology and solutions
  • Case studies highlighting industrial applications
  • Real-world projects will be discussed to enhance participants’ skills in planning & managing for robotic systems

Industry Relevance

This course is targeted at engineers, supervisors, managers, researchers, and technicians, in the precision engineering, logistics, and aerospace, and marine & offshore industries. It is highly suitable for those involved in design, planning, purchasing and supply robots and automation systems.

Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering after successfully completing five modules. Alternatively, participants will be awarded an electronic Statement of Attainment by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for completing any modules of their choice.

Electronic certificates (e-Certs) are issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.

Module | Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation


This module provides participants with the fundamental knowledge of industrial robots for implementation. It provides practical industrial training such as robotic system set-up and programming, robot safety and standards, as well as localisation and navigation technologies of mobile robots. The participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing real-world projects for acquiring the competencies of planning for robotics systems.

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To increase productivity, industrial robots remain a popular choice in substituting manual operations. However, successful implementation of robotic automation requires a certain level of knowledge and competencies. This course provides participants with the fundamental knowledge of industrial robots for implementation. It conducts practical industrial training such as robotic system set-up and programming, robot safety and standards, as well as localisation and navigation technologies of mobile robots. The participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing real-world projects for acquiring the competencies of adopting robotics systems.
 


  • Highly practical course content delivered in an intensive and interactive manner
  • Introduction of the latest industrial technology and robotic system set-up tools
  • Case studies highlighting industrial applications in laboratory environments
  • Real-world projects will be discussed to enhance participants’ skills in planning & managing for robotic systems


This course targets at engineers, factory supervisors, managers, researchers and technical staff who are interested to gain or enhance their competencies and skills in automation and industrial robotics.
 


The course covers the following performance statements: 

  • Fundamental knowledge of robotics
  • Selection of sensors and process tools for automation
  • Practical robotic programming and advanced robotic teaching methods
  • Understand the application of robotics standards
  • Mobile robots localisation and navigation methods



Dr Quek Zhan Fan received his engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 and Master and PhD degree from Stanford University in 2012 and 2015. He joined SIMTech in 2015 as a research scientist, and has since been working in the design of robot manipulators and mobile robots.

  Dr Sun Yeow Cheng is a researcher with the Mechatronics Group at SIMTech. He has been a technical and project leader for various mechanised/robotised finishing projects with local SMEs, MNCs, R&D institutes and technology centres since 2008. He served as a subject matter expert in the areas of mechanised finishing processes and technology development during his secondment with Rolls-Royce Singapore in 2014 & 2015. His areas of research interest include industrial robotics and mechatronics systems.

Mr Lim Tao Ming is a research engineer with the Mechantronics group at SIMTech. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a master degree in Mechanical and Production Enginnering. He has led several research and industrial projects ranging from high precision structured applications like semiconductor-related works to high dexterity manufacturing and repair applications involving industrial robots. He is also actively involved in projects on software architecture design and implementation at SIMTech.


Module | Automation Components and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing


This module introduce participants to state-of-the-art technologies for part handling applications within equipment as well as among the equipment and storage systems on the factory floors. It teaches the methods for evaluating machinery and automation systems for implementing effective process automation. The participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing practical projects for acquiring the competencies of planning for part handling systems.

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Apart from replacing human workers to perform automatically high-precision processes, automation is highly in demand for material handling and transferring. Such needs are not just required in the logistic industry, but also on the factory floors for transferring workpieces among machines and equipment, as well as moving workpieces within the equipment.

This module introduces the automation methods and key components for part transfer within equipment as well as among the machines in the manufacturing industry. It develops the competencies of the participants in planning and designing real-world automation projects.
 


  • Highly practical course content delivered in an intensive and interactive manner
  • Introduction of the latest automation technology for material handlings
  • Case studies highlighting applications of knowledge in manufacturing automations
  • Real-world projects will be discussed and practised to enhance the skills in planning for automation projects


This course targets at engineers, factory supervisors, managers, researchers and technical staff who are interested in gaining or enhancing the competencies in planning and designing automation for material handling.

The course covers the following performance statements:

  • Understand principles of manufacturing automation
  • Gain awareness of the basic part transfer methods within equipment
  • Select and apply material transfer methods on factory floors
  • Review automated material transfer method for logistic industry
  • Understand the enabling technologies for robotic pick-and-place
  • Learn the latest development of robotic gripping technologies
  • Understand the sensor and sensing methods for parts identifications and localisation
  • Develop skills in planning automation projects

 

Dr Lin Wei’s research interests are in industrial robotics for precision process and inspection automation. He has been a technical and project leader for more than 50 major industrial automation projects for the precision engineering, electronics, oil and gas, and aerospace industries. Currently he is a Senior Scientist in SIMTech’s Mechatronics Group and an Adjunct Research Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.

  Mr Chow Siew Loong is a Principal Research Engineer and team leader for the Engineering and Instrumentation Unit with SIMTech’s Manufacturing Automation Division. His research interests are in mechanical and conceptual designs, automation and the implementation of cost-effective instrumentation and sensors. He has been teaching mechanical design and automation courses since 2015 that focus on technical areas and non-technical areas such as IP, commercial and technology intelligence.


Dr Luo Hong is a Senior Research Engineer with SIMTech. Since 1999, she has been engaged in sensing and automation-related research areas such as welding process automation and vision-based on-line monitoring, and vision and force control for micromanipulation. Presently, she focuses on 2D/3D data analytics for object recognition and 3D pose localisation in material handling applications, and deep learning of phased array ultrasonic data for the automation of weld flaw detection.


Module | Control in Automation Systems



This module equips participants with the competencies in selecting, designing, and planning state-of-the-art controllers for the factory automation systems. Participants will learn the capabilities of the state-of-the-art controllers and latest industrial interface standards used in equipment and automation lines. Various case studies on PC-based controller, SECS/GEM and other open source interface protocols will be discussed. Participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing practical projects for acquiring the competencies in planning for implementing control systems.
 

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We are in the process of developing the programme contents. Please visit our website at a later date for more information.
 


Module | Automation Design and Simulation



This highly practical module provides participants with the methods for assessing the manufacturing processes so that automation meeting the requirements can be selected for productivity improvements. Techniques of design and simulation will be introduced for robotics system set up and programming. Methods of sensing and locating workpieces for part handing will be taught. The participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing practical projects for acquiring the competencies in automation process studies and automation system simulation.

 

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We are in the process of developing the programme contents. Please visit our website at a later date for more information.

 


Module | Plan and Manage Project for Implementation



This module covers the methods for planning, executing and managing projects for developing technology, products and processes. It teaches the applications of project planning tools and skills for managing uncertainties and disruptions in project activities. Human, financial and business factors that influence the conduct of projects will be considered and explored.
 

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  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Module Names

Full Course Fee (before SkillsFuture Funding and GST)

Type of Sponsorship
Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation

$4,000








Automation Components and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing

$4,000
Control in Automation Systems
$4,000

Automation Design and Simulation

$4,000
Plan and Manage Project for Implementation

$4,000

    Funding Schemes for this Programme:



    Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding you are eligible for, please visit www.ssg.gov.sg

    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
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    Singapore 138634

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    PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in Industrial Automation

    Module Names

    Skills Course Reference Number

    Schedule Dates

    Registration

    Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation (42 Hours)

    CRS-Q-0038630-PRE

    1 Jul 2019 - 19 Aug 2019
    Automation Components and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing (42 hours)

    CRS-Q-0038629-PRE

    26 Aug 2019 - 9 Oct 2019


    Control in Automation Systems (42 hours)


    16 Oct 2019 - 4 Dec 2019

    Automation Design and Simulation (42 hours)



    10 Feb 2020 - 25 Mar 2020


    Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

    CRS-Q-0033821-PRE

    22 May 2019 - 3 Jul 2019


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