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Control in Automation Systems
This course is one of five modules stackable for the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering, specialising in Industrial Automation.

The launch of the Industrial Transformation Maps by the Singapore government is encouraging and supporting the local industry to adopt robotics and automation technologies to advance manufacturing and improve work productivity. However, adoption of the automation technologies to realise effective automation solutions required deep knowledge and relevant skill sets.

This course focus on topics for various components (both hardware and software) required to set-up an automation control system, and perform motion profile design, planning and tuning to achieve specific performance indicators such as throughput or process repeatability or remote control and monitoring. Participants are trained to be equipped in competences of planning, using, designing and selecting components and systems for automation motion control systems.

Why This Course

  • Real-world projects implementation mimicking high throughput automation, robotics pick-and-place automation or local-remote control and monitoring are discussed and put into practice during sessions
  • Highly practical course content delivered in an intensive and interactive manner
  • Gain understanding on the latest automation technology for control, sensors and communications
  • Case studies highlighting applications of knowledge in manufacturing automations

Who Should Attend

This course targets at mechatronics/mechanical/electrical/control engineers, precision machines and automation systems designers and researchers, process engineers and plant supervisors related to manufacturing equipment and automation systems.


Watch our webinar video for "Applying Robotics for High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing" held on 22 May 2020 for more information about this Graduate Diploma course.

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What You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

The course covers the following performance statements:
  • Script Programming for Automating Systems
  • Configuring for Local-Remote Control and Monitoring
  • Motion control for High-throughput Automation
  • Smart Sensors: Understanding the Specifications
  • Communication Devices Selection

download brochure OR register of interest for course

Control in Automation Systems

Please register your interest for this course under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Industrial Automation in the online form.

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

Upon Completion of This Course

Upon Completion of this Course

Electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA) certificates will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. 

Participants must also meet the following criteria to receive their SOAs: 

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

Click here to learn more about the WSQ SOA Certificate.

Statement of Attainment:SSG SOA

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 $4,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger), SPRs or LTVP+ Holders
Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)²
Enhanced Training Support
for SMEs¹
$4,280 $1,284 $484
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.

  • 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

    fees breakdown

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

    SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

    The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) was first introduced during the Singapore’s Budget 2020 and then recently expanded to a larger group of employers in Budget 2022. It encourages employers to invest in enterprise transformation and capabilities of their employees. Eligible employers will receive a one-off S$10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses on qualifying costs for supportable initiatives, over and above the support levels of existing schemes.

    Submission of SFEC Claim

    Employers are required to submit their SFEC claims manually via its microsite if they fulfil any of the following scenarios:

    • Employers have sent their foreign employees (excluding foreign employees who hold Long-Term Visit Pass Plus) for training on a SFEC-eligible course;

    Employers can only submit the claims for SFEC after their employees have completed the training course(s). Click here to download the SFEC Claim e-guide.
    NOTE: You will require a Corppass account with "EPJS_User" role assigned prior to login to your account to manage your claims.

    If you are unsure whether your company is eligible for SFEC, you may submit an enquiry to Enterprise Singapore (ESG) via here for their response.

    Contact Us

    download brochure OR register of interest for course

    Control in Automation Systems

    Please register your interest for this course under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Industrial Automation in the online form.

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


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

    Registration Status 
    Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation (42 Hours)
    EVE4 Apr 2022 - 15 Jun 2022
    Registration has closed
    Automation Components and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing (42 hours)
    EVE4 Jul 2022 - 17 Aug 2022
    Register interest to Course
    Control in Automation Systems (42 hours)
    TGS-2019504560 EVE 29 Aug 2022 - 12 Oct 2022
    Register interest to Course
    Automation Design and Simulation (42 hours)
    TGS-2019504747EVE26 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022

    Register interest to Course
    Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)
    TGS-2018502857EVE 4 May 2022 - 20 Jun 2022
    Registration has closed
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