Modular Programmes (under specialisations):



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The Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Modular Programmes specializing in 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.


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. 

Click here to learn more about WSQ Certificates.

Sample: Statement of Attainment (SOA) CertificateSSG 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

Mech M1Mech M2 Mech M3Mech M4 
$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
Mech M1$3,270$981$381$381
Mech M2$3,270 $981 $381
Mech M3$3,270$981$381$381
Mech M4$3,270$981$381$381
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
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.


  • 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

List of Modules

Mech 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

Mech 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
  • Understand Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) principle
  • Understand PMSM speed and current control system
  • 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

Mech 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

Mech 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

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 

Mech M1:

  • Design Precision Machines (42 hours)
EVE 22 Oct 2024 - 10 Dec 2024

Mech M2:

  • Enhance Control Performance of Precision Machines (42 hours)
EVE3 Sep 2024 - 17 Oct 2024

Mech M3:

  • Develop Machine Health Monitoring Techniques (42 hours)
TGS-2019503722 The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.

Mech M4:

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (42 hours)
TGS-2018502728 EVE29 Jul 2024 - 16 Sep 2024

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