Review Powder-bed AM Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components
  • We are revamping the full qualifications for the Graduate Diploma courses. Applicants can still sign up for the individual modules under the specialisations.


The course aims to introduce fundamental concepts, theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on powder-bed metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to address high-mix low-volume production for applications in the aerospace, marine, automotive, biomedical, as well as other related industrial sectors.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on materials and metallic AM process selection to fulfil specific functional requirements. New insight, understanding and more in-depth perspective are gained on various powder-bed metal AM processes, such as Binder Jet Printing (BJP), Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF), Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (EB-PBF), and other upcoming powder-bed metal AM processes. The course includes case studies and practical lab sessions to substantiate the technology adoption of metallic AM processes in actual production.

Why This Course

  • Designed specifically to meet Singapore’s industry demand
  • Delivered by technology experts with many years of industrial projects’ experience
  • Highly practical and hands-on work intensive
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technologies via industrial case-studies
  • Facilitated high-level discussion on AM business integration and implementation in the organisation

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to meet the objectives of providing skills training for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) working on areas of testing, design, processes, production, reliability and quality improvement in manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, biomedical, medical technology, electronics, precision engineering, automotive and general manufacturing.

what You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

This course allows participants to learn about the powder-bed metal additive manufacturing technologies to fabricate complex functional metallic components. Participants gain understanding of the entire process flow (pre- and post-processing) that is critical for additive manufactured components. With the guidance of experts in additive manufacturing, participants also get hands-on experience on binder jet printing, laser powder bed fusion, electron beam powder-bed fusion, and learn to conduct quality assessment of additive manufactured parts.

Contents covered in this module include:

  • Overview of powder-bed additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and their applications
  • Metal powder production methods and characterisation
  • Process and hardware for BJP, L-PBF and EB-PBF
  • Practical lab sessions on three powder-bed metal AM technologies (BJP, L-PBF and EB-PBF)
  • Quality assessment of AM parts
  • Project work on metal powder-bed AM technologies

Upon Completion of This Course

Upon Completion of this Course

Electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA) certificates will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. 

Participants must also meet the following criteria to receive their SOAs: 

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Find out more about the WSQ SOA certificate.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full course fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Sample: Statement of Attainment (SOA) CertificateSSG SOA

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this course is $4,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(MCES) ²
SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.


SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.


SkillsFuture Credit

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

How course fees are calculated

International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
Not applicable for SkillsFuture Funding SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)  SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee $4,000$4,000$4,000 $4,000 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,800)($3,600)($3,600)
Nett Course Fee$4,000$1,200$400$400
GST 9%
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$4,360$1,308$508$508
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr SUN Chen-Nan,
Email: cnsun@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Mr TAN Lye King,
Email: tanlk@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select "Modular Programmes (Under Specialisations)".
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


Modules Skills Course Reference Number Next Intake(s)'s Training Period
(Click on the dates to view its schedules)

Registration Status

AM M1:

  • Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)
TGS-2018503489 EVE 13 Aug 2024 - 8 Oct 2024

AM M2:

  • Powder-bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components (45 hours)
TGS-2019502770 EVE 4 Jul 2024 - 27 Aug 2024

The Jul 2024 intake is to be rescheduled and the next intake is likely to commence in Mar 2025. We will publish a new schedule soon.

AM M3:

  • High Speed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Metallic Components (45 hours)
EVE 3 Sep 2024 - 22 Oct 2024

AM M4:

  • Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation (45 hours)
EVE20 Feb 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 

The next intake is likely to commence in Jul 2025. We will publish a new schedule soon.
The Feb 2024 intake is closed for registration.

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
FD: Full day
AM: Morning
PM: Afternoon
EVE: Evening