Medical Device Technology, or MedTech in short, is emerging as one of the fast-growing industrial sectors worldwide, covering a wide range of applications from medical devices, equipment and apparatus to orthopaedics, diagnostics and medical consumables. In Singapore, MedTech manufacturing has been identified as one of the key pillars driving the manufacturing sectors. As part of Singapore’s growing biomedical sciences sector, the medical technology industry almost tripled its manufacturing output from S$1.5 billion in the year 2000 to about S$4.3 billion in the year 2011. Over the same period, its manpower base more than doubled - from about 4,000 to 9,000. By the year 2015, the medical technology sector is targeting to achieve S$5 billion in manufacturing output. In the next decade alone, the MedTech market is expected to grow rapidly creating huge business opportunities for local companies. As one of the most regulated industrial sectors, it is essential that industrial leaders gain necessary knowledge on MedTech product regulations and skills related to product design, manufacturing processes and management techniques unique to this niche sector. The MedTech market is expected to grow rapidly creating huge business opportunities for local companies as a result of localization needs of MNCs.
The PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in MedTech Manufacturing is a training programme developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Agency. The programme is designed to provide the manufacturing practitioners, industry engineers and managers with essential knowledge and skills on MedTech regulatory requirements, product design and innovation, manufacturing processes and validation, quality control systems as well as manufacturing management systems. This programme will be conducted through a series of lectures, hands-on exercises and case studies by experienced industry specialists and SIMTech researchers.
Why This Course
This programme aims to equip personnel in the PE industry with cutting-edge technologies and skills to achieve high-value manufacturing and greater productivity. Since the inception of this programme in 2010, the programme has trained over 400 professionals, managers, engineers, and technicians (PMETs) with their companies benefitting from participating in the course.
Who Should Attend
This course especially caters to industrial engineers, supervisors, managers, researchers and technical staff in the MedTech industry.