Automation Components and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing
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Apart from replacing human workers to perform automatically high-precision processes, automation is highly in demand for material handling and transferring. Such needs are not just required in the logistic industry, but also on the factory floors for transferring workpieces among machines and equipment, as well as moving workpieces within the equipment.

This module introduces the automation methods and key components for part transfer within equipment as well as among the machines in the manufacturing industry. It develops the competencies of the participants in planning and designing real-world automation projects.

Why This Course

  • Highly practical course content delivered in an intensive and interactive manner
  • Introduction of the latest automation technology for material handlings
  • Case studies highlighting applications of knowledge in manufacturing automations
  • Real-world projects will be discussed and practised to enhance the skills in planning for automation projects

Who Should Attend

This course targets at engineers, factory supervisors, managers, researchers and technical staff who are interested in gaining or enhancing the competencies in planning and designing automation for material handling.

What our trainees say


A very informative and technically mind-provoking course. Good exposure to industrial robot automation. Provide a foundation to participants for future efforts on robotic automation.

Mr Owe Kok Beng,
Participant from Aug 2023 intake


I have learnt a lot of robotic information and know-how techniques during this course.

Mr Mervin Leong,
Participant from Aug 2023 intake

What You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

The course covers the following performance statements:
  • Understand principles of manufacturing automation
  • Gain awareness of the basic part transfer methods within equipment
  • Select and apply material transfer methods on factory floors
  • Review automated material transfer method for logistic industry
  • Understand the enabling technologies for robotic pick-and-place
  • Learn the latest development of robotic gripping technologies
  • Understand the sensor and sensing methods for parts identifications and localisation
  • Develop skills in planning automation projects

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.

Find out more about the WSQ SOA certificate.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full course fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Sample: Statement of Attainment (SOA) CertificateSSG 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 course is $4,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, 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
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • 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.


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.


SkillsFuture Credit

For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit

How course fees are calculated

International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
Not applicable for SkillsFuture Funding SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)  SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee $4,000$4,000$4,000 $4,000 
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,800)($3,600)($3,600)
Nett Course Fee$4,000$1,200$400$400
GST 9%
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$4,360$1,308$508$508
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr LIN Wei,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Ms Charlotte LIM,


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select "Modular Programmes".
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


Modules Skills Course Code Reference Next Intake(s)'s Training Period
(Click on the dates to view its schedules)

Registration Status 

IA M1:

  • Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation (42 Hours)
EVE24 Jun 2024 - 7 Aug 2024 The Jun 2024 intake is closed for registration.

IA M2:

  • Automation Components and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing (42 hours)
The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.

IA M3:

  • Control in Automation Systems (42 hours)
TGS-2019504560 EVE12 Aug 2024 - 25 Sep 2024

IA M4:

  • Automation Design and Simulation (42 hours)
TGS-2019504747The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.  

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
FD: Full day
AM: Morning
PM: Afternoon
EVE: Evening