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We are revamping the full qualifications for the Graduate Diploma courses. Applicants can still sign up for the individual modules under the specialisations.

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.

For all modules




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.

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 M3
M4 M5
All fees are before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee for each module

Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(MCES) ¹
SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ²
M2$3,240 $972 $372
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.

    • 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

    List of Modules

    M1: 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

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    M2: 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

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    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

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    M4: 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

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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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    Advanced Welding Technologies

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

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


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

    Registration Status 

    AWT M1:

    •  Design Arc Welding (45 hours)
    EVE 6 Apr 2023 - 25 May 2023

    The online schedule is only for AWT M1 April 2023 intake 
    Register interest to Course

    AWT M2:

    •  Review Welding Operation & Quality Control (45 hours) 
    TGS-2018502755EVE 25 Apr 2023 - 13 Jun 2023

    The April 2023 intake is to be rescheduled. New dates to be published soon.
    Register interest to Course

    AWT M3:

    •  Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing (45 hours)
    EVE5 Sep 2023 – 24 Oct 2023

    The Sep 2023 intake is to be rescheduled. New dates to be published soon
    Register interest to Course

    AWT M4:

    •  Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes (45 hours)
    EVE31 Oct 2023 - 19 Dec 2023

    The Oct 2023 intake is to be rescheduled. New dates to be published soon.
    Register interest to Course

    AWT M5:

    •  Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

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