ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR SUSTAINABLE POLYMER-BASED MATERIALS* (40 HOURS)

Adv Manufacturing Processs for SPM
*This is a non-WSQ module.

Introduction

Due to an increasing number of regulations targeting environmental protection and sustainability, new technologies and best practices have to be adopted by manufacturers and users of polymer products worldwide. This course aim to introduce alternative polymer materials, assesses respective changes to polymer processing technologies and outlines quality control measures that are of emerging interest given this global trend towards sustainability.

about the programme

Advanced sustainable polymer processing solutions are essential and applicable across a wide range of industry sectors. The course imparts concepts of sustainability and methods of assessing and reducing environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Participants will be exposed to an immersive learning environment, guided by polymer-based material and process case studies based on SIMTech’s long-standing expertise and industry support across a wide range of polymer processing technologies.

The course content will enable polymer product developers and manufacturers to make informed choices based on existing market-ready materials and processes, as well as emerging solutions, to achieve higher levels of sustainable manufacturing.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of technical managers, product designers, production managers, engineers and technical sales personnel for polymer processing.

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Course Outline

Course Outline

The course is delivered through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical sessions to better equip participants with knowledge and skills to optimise state-of-the-art polymer-based manufacturing processes for reduced environmental impact. Case studies and project work form an integral element of the course structure in training the participants to make informed decisions and implement real-life processing solutions.

Key focus areas or applications: 

  • Sustainability and sustainable materials introduction
  • Classification of sustainable and biodegradable materials
  • Test methods for biodegradable materials
  • Assessing environmental impact and carbon footprint
  • Processing modification for sustainable polymer blends
  • Materials for sustainable packaging solutions
  • Sustainable polymers for 3D printing
  • Green polymer foams for lightweight applications
  • Injection moulding for sustainable products
  • Food waste as natural material fillers for enhancing polymers
  • Natural fibre composites with sustainable matrices
  • Guided project work and presentation

Upon Completion of This Course

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

Pre-Requisites

  • 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

International
Participants
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
$4,360$1,308$508
$508
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

LONG TERM VISIT PASS PLUS (LTVP+) HOLDERS

  • 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.

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SMEs) SCHEME (ETSS)

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 MID-CAREER ENHANCED SUBSIDY (MCES)

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

TYPECATEGORY OF INDIVIDUALS
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)
FUNDING SOURCE
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%
$360$108*$108*$108*
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 HO Keen Hoe,
Email: Ho_Keen_Hoe@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Dr SUN Zheng,
Email: zsun@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


Registration

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

Schedule

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

Registration Status
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Sustainable Polymer-based Materials (40 hours)
TGS-2020505430
The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.

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.

Announcement:

  • 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.
Sessions
FD: Full day
AM: Morning
PM: Afternoon
EVE: Evening