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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.

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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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.

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, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(MCES) ²
SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
M2$3,240 $972 $372
M5 $4,320$1,292$492$492
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 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

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    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

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    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

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    M4: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (45 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

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    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

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    Contact Us

    For technical enquiries, please contact:

    Dr LIN Wei,
    Email: wlin@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    For general enquiries, please contact:

    Mr Joshua THONG,
    Email: cmthong@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    download brochure OR register of interest for course

    Mechatronics Main

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

    Mech M1:

    • Design Precision Machines (42 hours)
    EVE18 Apr 2023 - 1 Jun 2023

    The online schedule is only for Mechatronics M1. The Mar intake 2023 is rescheduled to Apr 2023.
    Register interest to Course

    Mech M2:

    • Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines (42 hours)
    EVE28 Mar 2023 - 11 May 2023

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

    Mech M3:

    • Develop Machine Health Monitoring Techniques (42 hours)
    TGS-2019503722 EVE23 May 2023 - 11 Jul 2023

    The online schedule is only for Mechatronics M3 starting on 23 May 2023.
    Register interest to Course

    Mech M4:

    • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (45 hours)
    TGS-2018502728 EVE25 Jul 2023 - 7 Sep 2023

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

    Mech M5:

    • Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

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