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

Welding plays an important role and has grown substantially in almost all manufacturing sectors. The needs for superior welding technology have increased in keeping with the demands for a wide variety of performances such as high productivity, high quality, as well as labour and cost savings. This course will provide participants with an integrated approach to learn about the various aspects of welding and allied technologies. The course will introduce various welding processes such as arc welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, friction stir welding, diffusion bonding and brazing. It will discuss welding metallurgy along with the weldability of various ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.

Furthermore, the course is designed to provide participants with a quick and effective guide to execute welding operation, welding procedure development, weld design and simulation, trouble shooting and welding quality control. This course aims to equip participants with skills and knowledge on state-of-the-art welding technologies through classroom lectures, hands-on lab training and project based case studies.

Why This Course

This course is specially designed to train participants in the various aspects of welding technologies and build up the competencies required to implement the technologies in various industrial applications. These include welding processes, weld design, weldability testing methods, process automation, distortion control, selection of materials and welding processing parameters. This course would also benefit engineers who wish to refresh their fundamentals and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in welding technology. The knowledge gained during this course benefits both the participants who stand to upgrade their individual expertise and their companies with the opportunity to improve their competitiveness.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at operation managers, manufacturing managers/engineers, production planning engineers, materials engineers, mechanical engineers, production engineers, foremen and skilled operators, quality control managers/engineers, materials purchasing engineers, laboratory managers and engineers, as well as all manufacturing industries that use welding as a joining process such as in the precision engineering, aerospace, marine, oil and gas, automotive and electronics sectors.


Watch our webinar video for "Amp up your career with SSG-SIMTech Graduate Diploma in Advanced Welding Technologies!" held on 30 Jun 2020 for more information about this Graduate Diploma course.

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  • Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes
Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering with specialisation in Advanced Welding Technologies after successfully completing all five required modules. Alternatively, participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing each individual module.
  • Design Arc Welding
  • Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing
  • Review Welding Operation & Quality Control
  • Plan and Manage Project for Implementation

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



  • 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 Fee

Full Course Fee for each module

M1M2 M3M4  M5
$3,000$3,000 $4,000$3,000
All fees are before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee for each module

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger), SPRs or LTVP+ Holders
Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)¹
Enhanced Training Support
for SMEs²
M2$3,210 $963 $363
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.

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: Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes (45 hours)

This module will introduce fusion and solid state welding processes such as arc welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, friction stir welding, brazing, resistance welding and ultrasonic welding. The process principle, procedure, equipment, and quality control will be dealt with for the specific techniques. Project-based case studies will be offered to give participants a more in-depth understanding on the techniques and how to implement them in real industrial applications.

What You Will Learn

Content covered in this module include:
  • Fundamentals of fusion welding, welding metallurgy and brazing
  • Laser and laser welding
  • Electron beam welding
  • Basics of friction stir welding techniques
  • Friction stir welding of different alloys and post weld heat treatment and dissimilar materials
  • Fundamentals of resistance spot welding (RSW) and ultrasonic welding (USW)
  • Brazement design, filler metals & joint preparation
  • Torch & furnace based brazing processes & materials
  • Project based case studies on friction stir welding, brazing & RSW

M2: Design Arc Welding (45 hours)

Arc welding techniques have been widely used in almost all manufacturing industries. This module will provide comprehensive training on different arc welding processes, such as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Plasma Arc Welding (PAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). The module will also cover the weldability of various materials such as aluminium, titanium, and nickel alloys, low alloy steels, and stainless steels. Project based case studies will be carried out to enable the students to practise the applications of arc welding for different materials.

What you Will learn

This module is designed to equip participants with knowledge of arc welding for various metals and alloys. Content covered in this module include:
  • Principles and characteristics of various arc welding processes
  • Process advantages and limitations
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Submerged arc welding (SAW)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Plasma arc welding (PAW)
  • Advanced techniques for various arc welding processes
  • Welding metallurgy principles and their applications for weld quality control
  • Weld defect formation and prevention
  • Weldability of various engineering materials
  • Welding of low alloy and stainless steels
  • Welding of aluminium and magnesium alloys
  • Welding of titanium and Ni-based alloys

M3: Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing (45 hours)

This module provides participants with fundamental knowledge of laser welding, laser cladding, and laser aided additive manufacturing, process simulation and modelling, as well as process monitoring and control. Material selection, metallurgy, welding processes and materials characterisation linked to industrial applications are included in this module. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on laser welding, cladding and additive manufacturing technologies that use laser as heat source for material processing. This module also provides project based case studies to enhance the adoption of the technologies in real industrial situations.

What you will learn

Contents covered in this module include:
  • Principles and properties of different type of lasers
  • Interaction between laser radiation and materials
  • Laser welding and its unique characteristics
  • Knowledge and challenge in laser welding of metals
  • Basic understanding of essential principles and physics of hybrid welding processes
  • Knowledge of laser cladding of different types of materials for different applications
  • Knowledge of numerical modelling and simulation in laser welding
  • Basic knowledge of process monitoring and control for laser welding and cladding
  • Principles of laser cladding and advantages
  • Project based case studies on laser welding & cladding

M4: Review Welding Operation and Quality Control (45 hours)

This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the basics of weld design, evaluation of mechanical properties, different weldability testing methods, inspection of welded joints, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods. The module will train the participants in the implementation of welding quality control. The participants will also learn the essential skills and knowledge of welding procedure development and documentation. Project based case studies will equip participants with appropriate knowledge and skills to plan real welding operation scenarios.

What you Will learn

This module will mainly focus on destructive and non-destructive testing and the inspection for welded joints, welding design, mechanised and automated welding, and welding quality control. The detailed contents include:
  • Methodologies for evaluating weldability
  • Principles for pre/post weld heat treatment
  • Principles of destructive and non-destructive testing and inspection of welds
  • Basics of weld design
  • Fundamentals of modelling and simulation in welding
  • Approaches and specifications for mechanisation and automation of welding processes
  • Correlation among welding process parameters, residual stresses, and weld joint distortion
  • Procedures for performing QA and QC in welding operations

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

This module covers the methods for planning, executing and managing projects for developing technology, products and processes. It teaches the applications of project planning tools and skills for managing uncertainties and disruptions in project activities. Human, financial and business factors that influence the conduct of projects will be considered and explored.

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

Contact Us

Brochure and Registration

Advanced Welding Technologies

Please register for the course(s) under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Advanced Welding Technologies in the online registration form.

Note: Received registrations are placed on the waiting list for the next upcoming intake if the current intake is full or there is no available course schedule.


Skills Course Code Reference
Training Period
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Registration Status 
Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes (45 hours)
EVE 24 Aug 2021 - 12 Oct 2021
Design Arc Welding (45 hours)
EVE 14 Oct 2021 - 7 Dec 2021
Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing (45 hours)
EVE 4 Jan 2022 - 3 Mar 2022
Review Welding Operation & Quality Control (45 hours)
EVE 8 Mar 2022 - 26 Apr 2022
Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

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