New Product Development of Medical Devices* (42 HOURS)

New Product Development of Medical Devices
*This is a non-WSQ module.


With advances in technology and a growing demand for cutting-edge healthcare solutions, the development of medical devices has become an increasingly crucial field. This training course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to make a lasting impact in the field of new product development for medical devices. SIMTech’s expert instructors, all accomplished professionals in the medical technology sector, will guide the participants through the product development journey - from ideation and concept validation to design, prototyping, and regulatory compliance.

Throughout this training, participants will delve into the key principles and best practices involved in the product development lifecycle, from ideation to commercialization. They will explore the regulatory landscape, quality assurance processes, market analysis, prototyping techniques, and much more. By the end of this course, participants will possess the expertise needed to navigate the complex challenges of developing safe, effective, and compliant medical devices.

Through SIMTech’s innovative Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) plus mentorship training, participants will develop confidence in new product development, especially for medical products such as molecular diagnostic device.

About the Programme

Led by industry experts with extensive experience in medical device development, this course offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain a deep understanding of the essential concepts and strategies required to drive successful medical device innovation.  

The participants will learn about fundamental design principles as well as engineering concepts that are applied to the medical device innovation, including:

  • New product identification, medical product life cycle and sustainability
  • Medical product regulation and quality management system
  • Concept modeling using 3D CAD
  • 3D printing by Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

Who Should Attend

This course module is designed for and targeted at engineers or PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians ) who have a degree or background knowledge of mechanical or product design and interested in the knowledge and skills pertaining to new product development. SIMTech also welcome participants who are seeking for skills improvement and knowledge enhancement in medical product development to participate in this course.

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 in new product development for medical devices. Case studies of commercial devices and project work form an integral element of the course structure in training the participants to make informed decisions when embarking in their new medical product development.

  • Medical product life cycle and sustainability
  • Medical product regulation and ISO 13485 quality management system
  • Case studies of commercial devices
  • Concept modeling using 3D CAD
  • 3D Printing by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Electronics prototyping with Arduino microcontroller board
  • Biological lab techniques, including PCR sample preparation and data analysis
  • New product identification
  • Concept realization and prototyping
  • ISO 13485 quality management system

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 module 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.

  • 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.

    • ¹ Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) scheme (ETSS), subject to eligibility criteria shown below.

      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.

    Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset course fees (for self-sponsored registrations only).

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit

    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
    (Click on dates to view schedules)
    Registration Status
    • New Product Development of Medical Devices (42 hours)
    EVE 9 Jul 2024 - 27 Aug 2024

    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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    AM: Morning
    PM: Afternoon
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