Innovative Product Design and Prototyping* (42 HOURS)

Product Design, Innovation and Fabrication
*This is a non-WSQ module.

A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has developed a unique and immersiveInnovative Product Design and Prototyping” course that offer participants with a hands-on experience in product design, innovation, and fabrication processes. Through 42 hours of training, participants will gain knowledge and experience in using design software and various fabrication methods, including 3D printing and laser cutting. Understanding the engineering materials and the manufacturing technologies, learn how to apply Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) guidelines in product design. Participants will also acquire skills in electronics prototyping with development boards. The course develops a broad skill set applicable to a range of careers in industries that require creative thinking as well as digital and technological competencies.


Knowledge and skills about product development are becoming prominent to employees crossing job and industries. This course covers the process of product development and trains the use of state-of-art computer tools with fabrication facilities to generate new models and new prototypes. Participants shall learn how to generate innovative product concepts and further build mechanical and electrical prototypes. With the guidance of the experts in product development, participants will be able to get in-depth knowledge and comprehensive hands-on experience in key methods and tools such as CAD software modelling, plastic laser cutting, Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing. Practice Design for Manufacturing and Assembly strategies in product design analysis and understand the quality management systems.


  • All Industries which relate to new product design /development
  • Individuals seeking skills improvement and knowledge enhancement in the fields of product design and innovation
  • Product Engineers / Product Managers
  • Mid-career switchers

Course Outline

Course outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Key focus areas or applications:

  • Product fabrication guidelines
  • Electronics prototyping
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA)
  • Quality management
  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D printing
  • Concept Modelling
  • Product innovation toolkits

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

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

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

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

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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:

Ms Jasmine ZENG,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms SEE Hai Yun, 


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select Qn1: Modular Programmes
  • 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.


Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
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Registration Status
  • Innovative Product Design and Prototyping (42 hours)
TGS-2020513189EVE30 Jan 2024 - 21 Mar 2024 The Jan 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.
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