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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PRECISION ENGINEERING: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Complete 5 stackable modules to attain a Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering!

Building 3D objects layer-by-layer, commonly known as 3D Additive Manufacturing (AM), is one of the most sought after manufacturing technologies today for high value add engineering applications. Advantages of 3D AM technology include design flexibility and variety for high-mix low-volume production setting, capability to build intricate objects with internal features, which would be challenging for other manufacturing processes (e.g. molding, casting, forging, machining) to achieve, as well as minimum assembly required for moving parts. Being a tool-less manufacturing process, 3D AM offers faster lead time for complex and customised products. The various systems under the 3D AM umbrella share the main principle of building 3D objects layer-by-layer according to each layer’s cross-sectional area. The Wohlers Report 2017 stated that the worldwide AM industry was expected to grow from US$ 6 billion in 2016 to US$ 26.2 billion by 2022.

This course provides a holistic understanding of the concept and fundamentals of 3D AM. It will cover principles, methodology and usage of specific 3D AM systems, along with understanding of necessary post-processing of AM products, which are critical in identifying suitable 3D AM technology to manufacture customised and complex 3D parts. During this course, the participants’ awareness and interest in adopting 3D AM will be created. Furthermore, their competency skills in 3D AM will be enhanced, thus allowing them to acquire new skills, knowledge and technical expertise to stay relevant and competitive.

Why This Course

  • Designed to specially cater to Singapore industry demand
  • Delivered by technology and business experts in 3D additive manufacturing industry
  • Highly practical and intensive
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technologies via industrial case studies

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to meet the objectives of providing skills training for professionals, managers, executives and technicians working on testing, design, processes, production, reliability and quality improvement in manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, biomedical, medical technology, electronics, precision engineering, automotive and general manufacturing, etc.




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Watch our webinar video for "Emerging Skills in Additive Manufacturing for Digital Transformation – Industry 4.0" held on 6 Aug 2020 for more information about this Graduate Diploma course and its modules.

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Modules
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Certifications

Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering with specialisation in Additive Manufacturing after successfully completing all five required modules. Alternatively, participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing each individual module.

Upon Completion of Each Module

Participants will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) certificate for each individual module, if they meet the following criteria:

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

They will be awarded with the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering after successfully completing the five required modules under the respective specialisation.

Click here to learn more about WSQ Certificates.




Left: Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering 
Right: Official Transcript

SSG Graduate Diploma Transcript
Statement of Attainment:SSG SOA

Pre-Requisites

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 and Nett Course Fees

Full Course Fee for each module

M1M2 M3M4  M5
$5,000$4,000 $4,000$4,000
$4,000
All fees are before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee for each module

 ModuleInternational
Participants
Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger), SPRs or LTVP+ Holders
Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)²
Enhanced Training Support
for SMEs¹
M1$5,350 $1,605$605
$605
M2$4,280 $1,284 $484
$484
M3$4,280$1,284$484$484
M4$4,280$1,284$484$484 
M5 $4,280$1,284$484 $484
All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.
LTVP+ Holders = Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders
 
Please visit the respective module's webpage for more information on the course details and fee breakdown.

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.

  • 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

    List of Modules

    M1: Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)

    3D additive manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that is fundamentally distinct from conventional manufacturing technologies. This module provides the introduction and overview to 3D AM, as well as unequivocal advantages of 3D AM to manufacture complex and customised functional parts. It offers participants the opportunity to appreciate the uniqueness of 3D AM technology, the importance of digital manufacturing and the understanding of necessary design requirements for additive manufacturing. Participants will also integrate AM and implement procedures and operations according to standards and WSH requirements.

    What You will Learn

    This module allows participants to learn about the wide range of additive manufacturing technologies to fabricate metallic, polymeric and ceramic components. Participants gain understanding of the entire process flow (pre- and post-processing) that is critical for additive manufactured components. With the guidance of industrial experts in additive manufacturing, participants receive hands-on experience on reverse engineering and learn to conduct computational analysis and topology optimisation for additive manufacturing.

    Contents covered in this module include:

    • Background: history, evolution, distinction between AM and Subtractive Manufacturing (SM); value-add of AM with traditional precision manufacturing processes for component manufacturing
    • Fundamentals and characteristics of key AM processes
    • Materials and equipment systems for AM
    • Post-processes and quality assessment of AM parts
    • Print file preparation and optimised support structure placement
    • Reverse engineering and design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)
    • AM international standards, qualification, workplace safety and health (WSH) regulations
    • Industrial applications and case studies of additive manufactured components
    • Principles of computational analysis and fundamentals of topology optimisation for AM
    • Project work on virtual design and simulation of components for AM



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    M2: Powder-Bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components (45 hours)

    This module covers metal powder fabrication as feedstock for powder-bed 3D AM systems and the powder characteristics critical for AM processing. Also addressed in the module are the key powder-bed metal AM processes, for example Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and metal binder jetting technologies, to manufacture complex functional metallic parts. The industrial applications and relevant post-processing of such AM metallic components will also be shared with industrial case studies.

    What You Will Learn

    This course allows participants to learn about the powder-bed metal additive manufacturing technologies to fabricate complex functional metallic components. Participants gain understanding of the entire process flow (pre- and post-processing) that is critical for additive manufactured components. With the guidance of experts in additive manufacturing, participants also get hands-on experience on binder jet printing, selective laser melting, electron beam melting, and learn to conduct quality assessment of additive manufactured parts.

    Contents covered in this module include:

    • Overview of powder-bed additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and their applications
    • Metal powder production methods and characterisation
    • Process and hardware for BJP, SLM and EBM
    • Practical lab sessions on three powder-bed metal AM technologies (BJP, SLM and EBM)
    • Quality assessment of AM parts
    • Project work on metal powder-bed AM technologies



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    M3: Review High Speed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Metallic Components (42 hours)

    This module will bring participants to delve into electron beam-based and laser-based AM technologies which enable the manufacturing of large format metallic components. They include wire-fed, powder-blown and hybrid processes that allow high speed manufacturing. The industrial applications and relevant post-processing of such metallic components will also be shared with industrial case studies.

    What You Will Learn

    Participants gain knowledge and skills on high speed additive manufacturing techniques for fabrication of metallic components and the industrial applications.

    Contents of this course include:
    • Principles of electrical arc, plasma arc, electron beam and laser for precision engineering
    • Fundamentals of high speed metallic additive manufacturing techniques, processes and equipment
    • Materials and metallurgy for high speed additive manufacturing of metallic components
    • Quality assurance and certification of additively manufactured metallic components
    • Post-processing of high speed additive manufacturing products and their equipment
    • Design for high speed additive manufacturing
    • Tool-path planning and generation
    • Project-based case studies on high speed additive manufacturing



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    M4: Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation (45 hours)

    Products from polymeric 3D AM systems are known for their accuracy and excellent surface finish. Participants will be introduced to the photopolymerization process in liquid-based polymeric 3D AM technologies and solid-based polymeric 3D AM technologies which use precursor materials such as polymeric powder or filaments. Liquid-based polymeric 3D AM technologies such as stereolithography and polymer jetting will be covered. Also shared in this module are the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), powder-bed inkjet 3D printing and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technologies. Furthermore, the industrial applications and relevant post-processing of such polymeric components will also be shared with industrial case studies.

    What You Will Learn

    This module is designed to equip participants with industrial knowledge of polymer-based additive manufacturing (AM) processes.

    Contents covered in this module include:

    • Polymer materials used in additive manufacturing
    • Principles of various polymer-based additive manufacturing systems
    • Vat photopolymerisation (stereolithography)
    • Material jetting (3D polymer jetting)
    • Powder-bed fusion polymer additive manufacturing (selective laser sintering)
    • Polymer powder-bed inkjet 3D printing
    • Material extrusion process (fused deposition modelling)
    • Post-processing of polymer additive manufacturing parts
    • Design guidelines and file preparation of specific polymer additive manufacturing systems
    • Advantages and challenges in additively manufactured polymer parts
    • Industrial applications and case studies of polymer additive manufactured components
    • Quality assessment of polymer additive manufactured parts and material feedstock
    • Project-based case studies on polymer-based additive manufacturing systems



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    M5: Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

    What You Will Learn

    This module is designed to equip participants with fundamental understanding of project management. Content covered in this module include:

    • Concept of project management
    • Stakeholder management
    • Schedule management
    • Resource management
    • Risk management
    • Change management
    • Decision making



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    Contact Us




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    Additive Manufacturing

    Please register your interest for the course(s) under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Additive Manufacturing in the online form.

    Note: SIMTech will contact you once registration for the next run of the course you are interested in opens.



    Schedules

    Modules
    Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
    (Click on dates to view schedules)

    Registration Status
    M1:
    Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)
    TGS-2018503489 EVE 7 Feb 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
    Register interest to Course
    M2:
    Powder-bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components (45 hours)
    TGS-2019502770 EVE4 Apr 2023 - 23 May 2023
    Register interest to Course
    M3:
    Review High Speed Additive Manufacturing Processes For Metallic Component (42 hours)
    TGS-2019502886
    EVE4 Jul 2023 - 17 Aug 2023
    Register interest to Course
    M4:
    Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation (45 hours)
    TGS-2019503500
    EVE5 Sep 2023 - 24 Oct 2023
    Register interest to Course
    M5:
    Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)
    TGS-2018502857


    Sessions
    FD
    : Full Day  AM
    : Morning PM
    : Afternoon EVE
    : Evening 



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