IMPLEMENT LARGE-AREA PROCESSING FOR APPLICATIONS IN PRINTED ELECTRONICS AND FUNCTIONAL FILMS* (42 HOURS)

Implement Large Area Processing
*This is a non-WSQ module.

INTRODUCTION

Printed electronics is expected to facilitate widespread flexible and lower cost electronics with new opportunities. The value proposition for large-area processing in manufacturing printed electronics and functional films is creating rapid growing markets worldwide in many areas such as smart & interactive packaging, outdoor media & advertisement, biomedical, wearable electronics, automotive, building, architectural and construction industries. Flexible hybrid electronics is an innovative process that combines the flexibility, thinness, and lightweight nature of large-area printed electronics with the processing power of semiconductors for new application in wearables, healthcare and consumer electronics. Specific knowledge, skills and know-how are required to cope with the implementation of large-area processing to capture opportunities with these emerging applications.

about the programme

Flexible hybrid electronics is an emerging manufacturing process. It needs a specific set of knowledge and skills regarding the printed electronics fundamentals, printing process and application design that are not covered in any existing relevant training courses. This course aims to bridge these gaps.

Participants will learn the concepts and applications of printed electronics technology and understand the working principles of various flexible functional films. With the guidance of industry experts in large-area process and printed electronics, participants get the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in functional film fabrication and applications, in particular for printed lighting, printed heater, printed electrode and various printed sensors, and understand the specific requirements to the flexible functional printed electronic application.

SIMTech’s printed electronic experts aim to ”transfer” their latest knowledge about the design, prototyping and fabrication of large-area flexible printed electronics to the participants to lead the emerging manufacturing industry.

Who Should Attend

This module is designed for participants in industries that are related to printing, printed circuit board assembly or from precision engineering companies. The contents are also developed for engineers or PMETs who have basic background knowledge of printing and interested in the knowledge and skills of flexible printed electronics and functional films.


Course Outline

Course Outline

  • Step 1: Classroom Lectures
  • Step 2: Process and Product Demonstrations
  • Step 3: Hands-on Laboratory Practicals
  • Step 4: Assessment

For developing typically printed electronics, sheet-based printing and large-area processing are two essential skill sets for flexible functional printing, plus device design and characterisation. Application of printed electronics such as printed lighting, printed heater, printed electrode and various printed sensors will be covered in the training sessions. Fabrication of functional films is covered at the start of the course to build up the participants’ fundamental printing knowledge. Large-area printing and roll-to-roll process will be demonstrated to produce functional films. As flexible hybrid electronics is an innovative process that combines elements of the electronics industry with that of the high-precision printing industry, participants get to learn about roll-to-roll processing of hybrid printed electronics. All participants have the opportunity to participate in fabricating a flexible printed electronic prototype based on the selected application. The participants are required to plan all the steps from material selection, printing equipment set-up, doing actual printing, characterisation of functional films, packing and testing with necessary guidance from their mentors. They will print and complete the selected prototype in a cleanroom. Through SIMTech’s Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, which is essentially different from conventional classroom teaching, participants will gain and master the knowledge and skills of large-area processing of flexible printed electronics in an integrated manner.

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 KERK Wai Tat,
Email: wtkerk@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Charlotte LIM,
Email: charlotte-lim@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 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.

Schedule

Module
Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
(Click on dates to view schedule)
Registration Status
  • Implement Large-area Processing for Applications in Printed Electronics and Functional Films (42 hours)
TGS-2021003445
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