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Realtime OEE
*This is a non-WSQ module.

Maximised the machine overall effectiveness is a goal for resource owners. Currently, their machines are often not fully utilized even with 24x7 operations. They cannot figure out how much is the shortfall, where and how it is happening. With data coming from machines in real-time in an Industry 4.0 environment, it could measure how machines are actually utilized. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a key machine performance metric to identify hidden capacities and improve manufacturing productivity. The three key OEE factors include availability, performance, and quality. By analysing its OEE losses including machine breakdown, machine slow-down, and scrap parts, a manufacturing company can optimise the OEE of their existing equipment.

About the Real-time OEE Programme

This programme aims at providing participants with practical and systematic training in applying real-time OEE to achieve high machine productivity. It is designed specifically to meet local industry needs. The course is highly practical and intensive, and will be taught by expert trainers in the field with industrial experience. It provides up-to-date technology and latest knowledge on OEE. Case studies highlight the industrial applications will also be shared with the participants during the training sessions. Seventy per-cent (70%) of the course is conducted by on-site mentoring.

Who Should Attend

The programme is suitable for those who are currently employed or wish to be employed in the manufacturing related fields. A typical candidate profile could be:

  • Operation Managers
  • Production Engineers
  • Quality Control Managers/Engineers
  • Production Supervisors/Operators

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme consists of 12 learning units in 2 stages.

STAGE 1: OEE Fundamentals Learning
(Learning Units 1 to 4)
  •  Introduction to OEE Concept and Applications with Model Factory Demonstration
  •  Introduction to OEE Fundamentals
  •  OEE Metrics Computation using OEE Software
  •  Technology for Quality, Availability and Performance Improvement
STAGE 2: Apply OEE Methodology for Productivity Improvement
(Learning Units 5 to 12)
  • Identify Critical Machine
  • OEE Data Collection for Brownfield and Greenfield
  • Industry 4.0 Machine Connectivity and Communication
  • Compute Baseline OEE Metrics
  • Analysis Root Cause of OEE Losses
  • What-if Analysis
  • Identify Improvement Areas
  • Generate Initiatives and Work Out Performance Improvement Plan
  • Project Conclusion & Presentation

Instructional Units (Learning Units) are sequenced-based on the levels of understanding of the fundamentals and skills. It means that ascending order of Learning Units to complete the programme should not be changed since each Learning Unit is the pre-requisite for the next Learning Unit.

Integration of Stages

Real industrial case will be conducted through Stage 2 after fundamental knowledge learning through Stage 1. The basic concept of OEE fundamental techniques learned from the Stage 1 will be applied to Stage 2 through on-site project with company’s real machines. Participants will gain and master the knowledge and skills pertaining to OEE by applying OEE technologies in a holistic / integrated manner.

Upon Completion of This Course


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

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

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 $5,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 yrs and above (MCES² SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders (ETSS¹
All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.

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 www.ssg.gov.sg

    How course fees are calculated

    International ParticipantsSingapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders Employer-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 FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
     Full Course Fee $5,000$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 
    SkillsFuture Funding Not Applicable  ($3,500) ($4,500) ($4,500)
    Nett Course Fee $5,000 $1,500 $500 $500
    8% GST
     $400$120*  $120* $120*
    Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider  $5,400 $1,620 $620 $620
    * Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

    Contact Us

    For technical enquiries, please contact:

    Mr CHUA Yong Quan,
    Email: chuayq@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    For general enquiries, please contact:

    Mr Alex TAY, 
    Email: alex_tay@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    Realtime OEE for Industry 4


    • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form.
    • 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 NumberTraining Period 
    (Click on dates to view schedules)
    Registration Status
    • Real-time OEE for Industry 4.0 (40 hours)
    : Full Day  AM
    : Morning PM
    : Afternoon EVE
    : Evening