Python Utilization in Adv Manufacturing
*This is a non-WSQ module.


Python programming skill is in extremely high demand in various industries involving data science and data analytics. With Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in manufacturing production environments generating voluminous amounts of data and progressively greater automated production techniques that require a strong knowledge & expertise of programming to manage the machines, having a good command of Python programming will be the key to deliver high performance to your organisations.

about this programme

This course seeks to impart not knowledge but skills to write Python programs. In some sense, it is initializing the participants to the world of commanding computers to do enormous tasks rapidly for them in simple human-understandable codes.

The key difference between Python and other proprietary Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming languages is that Python is free-of-charge, which reduces risk, cost of implementation and cost of running. Furthermore, it is open-sourced – no hidden codes, licensing fees, extra cost for upgrades of Python versions, etc – and also means the world-wide community and knowledge base that come with Python is freely available to you and your business.

Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for site engineers, supervisors, production planners, line managers, middle management, and any personnel involved in proper operations of factory lines or production facilities who should certainly be equipped with Python programming knowledge. In the light that university business degree undergraduates will be required to take up Python programming, it is strongly encouraged that the management also consider attending this course to gain a feel of what can be done with Python.

Course Outline

Course Outline

This programme is delivered through a combination of both lectures as well as hands-on exercises to reinforce the concepts learnt. Participants also get to experience an actual production environment at the Model Factory@SIMTech to better understand how the concepts can be applied and achieve the following objectives:

  • Step 1:
    Develop working knowledge and ability about basic Python programming structures
  • Step 2:
    Introduction to commonly used data science libraries to perform data analytics and visualization of data from your factory, including:
  • Numpy
  • Pandas
  • Pyplot
  • Step 3:
    Develop basic capability to drive Python in SCADA environment: Internet Protocol via
  • Wifi or Ethernet
  • ModBus Serial

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 $1,600 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) ²SME-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 aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
 Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($1,120)($1,440)($1,440)
Nett Course Fee$1,600$480 $160$160
GST 9%
$144 $43.20* $43.20* $43.20*
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$1,744$523.20 $203.20 $203.20
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr Edward YAPP,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Knowledge Transfer Office,


  • 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 schedule)
Registration Status
  • Python Utilization in Advanced Manufacturing (16 hours)
TGS-2020504603 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.


  • 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