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Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines
This course is one of five modules stackable for the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering, specialising in Mechatronics.

This course equips participants with the fundamental tools needed to analyse, design and tune controllers with in-depth analysis of key considerations for precision control, such as uncertainty analysis, noise sources and filtering, and metrology and error sources, to name a few. The knowledge gained will enhanced the participant’s ability to increase machines’ performance in terms of precision, accuracy, speed and reliability. The participants will also gained awareness of the capabilities of various high-tech equipment, latest concepts at the forefront of precision engineering for actuation and sensing. Various case studies on error compensation, self-calibration, as well as practical implementation for control in some technology areas such as voice coil motors and permanent magnet linear motors will be used to impart the techniques which can be applied immediately to engineering issues in the day-to-day operation.

Why This Course

  • Designed specifically based on local industry demand
  • Highly practical and intensive Latest knowledge and up-to-date technologies
  • Case studies highlighting industrial applications
  • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience

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. The course is also relevant for participants from industries, such as precision engineering, electronics, machine tools, automotive, aerospace, optics, semiconductor and etc, where accuracy capability and performance is critical to the production.


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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What You Will Learn

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

download brochure OR register of interest for course

Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines

Please register your interest for this course 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.

Upon Completion of This Course

Upon Completion

Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering after successfully completing the five modules under the respective specialisation. Alternatively, participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment electronic certificate for each individual module.

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.

Left: Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering 
Right: Official Transcript

SSG Graduate Diploma Transcript
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 $3,000 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
$3,210 $963 $363 $363
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

    Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines

    Please register your interest for this course 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.


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