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

The Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering: Mechatronics is a joint initiative of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

The course aims to provide participants with the fundamentals and capabilities in applying multi-disciplinary and integrated approaches for developing high value industrial equipment and products such as precision machining tools, semiconductor equipment, measurement and optical instruments.

Why This Course

The course is delivered through a series of lectures, hands-on practical training sessions and case studies by SIMTech researchers with comprehensive industrial experiences. It provides the participants unique opportunities to learn and apply the competencies for increasing accuracy, throughput and effectiveness of precision manufacturing systems.

Industry Relevance

This course is targeted at engineers, supervisors, managers, researchers, and technicians, in the precision engineering, aerospace, optics, and semiconductor industries. It is highly suitable for those involve in design, service, purchasing and supply high-precision equipment and machine tools.


Watch our webinar video for "WSQ course in Mechatronics – Highlights of Successful Case Studies" held on 18 May 2020 for more information about this Graduate Diploma course.

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Technical Modules


  • Design Precision Machines
Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering with specialisation in Mechatronics, after successfully completing all five required modules. Alternatively, participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing each individual module.
  • Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines
  • Develop Machine Health Monitoring Techniques
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • 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 Fees

Full Course Fee for each module

M1M2 M3M4  M5
$3,000$3,000 $3,000$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)²
Enhanced Training Support
for SMEs¹
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: Design Precision Machines (42 hours)

This highly practical course provides participants with the fundamentals of the basic precision engineering principles and the state-of-the-art concepts for achieving high precision and accuracy in machines and products. The course covers the applications of the key mechanical components and practical approaches for machines and mechanisms design and analysis. Case studies are included to help participants to gain the knowledge for addressing the real-world industrial needs.

What You Will Learn

The course covers the following performance statements:

  • Understand the design principles and techniques for precision machine design
  • Apply kinematic design concepts
  • Aware the design methods for suppressing static and dynamic effects in machine structures
  • Apply practical techniques for minimising thermal distortion
  • Understand the design technique for high precision linear guides and transmission components
  • Design and analyse 4-bar linkage mechanisms for practical applications
  • Understand performance characteristics of flexure-based mechanisms
  • Perform error analysis for high precision motion stages

M2: Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines (42 hours)

This module equips participants with the competencies needed to analyse, design, and tune controllers for precision control. Participants will learn various issues and challenges in this niche field, the capabilities of the state-of-the-art controllers, and latest advances in actuation and sensing technologies used in precision engineering. Various case studies on error compensation, self-calibration, as well as practical implementation for control in areas such as piezoelectric motors, voice coil motors, and permanent magnet linear motors will be used to demonstrate the techniques that can be applied to engineering issues in day-to-day operations.

What you will learn

The course covers the following performance statements:

  • Understand the purpose of control systems and basic knowledge of PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) control
  • Understand the purpose of system modeling
  • Perform system identification for linear systems
  • Understand the design of PID control using model based approach
  • Distinguish between repeatability, resolution, and accuracy
  • Perform steps to calibrate and improve machine performance
  • Building mathematical model of a thermal system using thermal equations and perform analysis to determine & select suitable heater
  • Understand a servo control system
  • Appreciate and evaluate a precision close-loop positioning system
  • Construct a servo motor drive system with digital signal controller
  • Gain the knowledge on industrial communication interfaces, protocols their limitations and applications

M3: Develop Machine Health Monitoring Techniques (42 hours)

This module covers the principles and techniques for monitoring machine health and controlling vibration in equipment and machineries. Techniques of signal extraction, fault diagnosis and prognosis will be introduced. Case studies will be included for enhancing the knowledge in vibration analysis and condition monitoring for machine structures and rotating machines. At the end of this module, participants are expected to be equipped with critical competencies in dealing with issues that affect effectiveness and precision capabilities of machines and equipment.

What You Will Learn

Overview of Machine Health Monitoring
  • Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance
  • Advantages and Disadvantages Comparison

Machine Health Monitoring Techniques

  • Sensors Selection
  • Data Acquisition
  • Signal Processing and Feature Extraction
  • Remote Monitoring of Machines Conditions

Machine Monitoring Application in Semiconductor Industry

  • SEMI, SEMATECH, ARAM Standards
  • Semicon Roadmap on Equipment Health
  • Concept and Components of Potential System

Machine Health Monitoring and Maintenance Management System

  • OEE Monitoring System
  • Tool Condition Monitoring
  • Maintenance Management System (MMS)
  • IIoT-enabled Equipment Condition Monitoring and Alert

M4: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (42 hours)

This module aims to teach participants the knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) controls used in parts and assemblies design. Practical sessions are provided to enhance the understanding of the critical concepts. Upon completion of this module, the participants are expected to be able to inspect parts defined in GD&T.

What You will Learn

GD&T fundamental concepts and form control
  • GD&T symbols, terms and rules
  • Datum and datum system
  • Form control

GD&T position tolerance control and graphic analysis

  • Position tolerance control
  • Graphic analysis (paper gage)

Orientation, Run-out and profile control

  • Orientation, run-out and profile control

Advanced GD&T and Applications

  • GD&T advantages over coordinate dimensioning
  • Strategy for tolerancing parts

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

Mechatronics Main

Please register for the course(s) under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Mechatronics 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 (Click on dates to view schedules)
Registration Status 
Design Precision Machines (42 hours)
EVE 5 May 2022 - 21 Jun 2022
Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines (42 hours)
EVE 26 Oct 2021 - 14 Dec 2021
Develop Machine Health Monitoring Techniques (42 hours)
TGS-2019503722 EVE 3 Mar 2022 - 19 Apr 2021
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (42 hours)
TGS-2018502728 EVE 2 Sep 2021 - 19 Oct 2021
Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

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