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Carbon Footprinting through Life Cycle Assessment (42 HOURS)

Carbon Footprinting through Life Cycle Assessment


In line with the global drive towards a net-zero goal, a carbon footprint is an effective Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for communicating a product’s environmental and sustainability performance. It is also an ideal indicator to reflect a company’s contributions and achievements in adopting green practices and technologies. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the underlying technique to assess carbon footprint, amongst other environmental impacts, associated with the entire life cycle, including raw material extraction, manufacturing, distribution, usage and end-of-life. Carbon footprinting through life cycle assessment provides visibility to the factors impacting a company’s bottom line, like energy consumption, materials utilisation and waste management. Increasing pressure from investors, governments, and customers is making life cycle assessment critical for any company pursuing sustainability goals.

About the Programme

The Carbon Footprinting through Life Cycle Assessment Programme focuses on life cycle thinking and assessment for industrial sustainability. It educates participants on the importance of life cycle thinking, followed by the introduction of the four major phases of LCA (ISO 14040:2006). The four major phases include 1) Goal and Scope definition, 2) Life Cycle Inventory Analysis, 3) Life Cycle Impact Assessment and 4) Interpretation. At the end of the programme, participants will be equipped with both knowledges about the methodology and hands-on experience to assess the environmental impact and effectively communicate the eco-performance of products.

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The four major phases of the Life Cycle Framework

This programme is designed for engineers and sustainability managers who wish to advance their competency in strategies for carbon management and improvement potentials. The knowledge gained during this programme benefits both the participants who stand to upgrade their individual expertise and their companies with the opportunity to improve their competitiveness. Unlike conventional theory-based classroom learning, this programme is delivered using SIMTech’s Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogical model over 42 training hours.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for sustainability initiative leaders, sustainability managers, engineers and managers of supply chain, procurement and operation management with a keen interest or basic knowledge in the areas of carbon footprinting through life cycle assessment. It’s applicable for individuals and organisations with the intention to

  • Implement life cycle assessment and carbon management to improve sustainability
  • Equip themselves with the skills for carbon footprint analysis and identification of environmental impact reduction potentials
  • Apply life cycle assessment to manage and optimise the product carbon footprint

ABOUT SIMTech’s LCC-LCA Platform & Services

SIMTech’s Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing (LCA-LCC) platform equips companies of all sized and sectors with the capabilities in quantifying both environmental and economic impacts for businesses that are interested in sustainability. It is a science-based collaborative digital web tool that provides customized and credible reports with localized (Singapore-specific) emission data, that can be used for sustainability planning to help businesses reduce carbon emission, compute carbon tax and provide decision support for carbon pricing.

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Key focus areas or applications for this course:

  • Introduction to Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment
  • Definition of Goal and Scope in Life Cycle Assessment
  • Data Management for Life Cycle Inventory
  • Quantitative Method to support Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • Interpretation of LCA Result for Decision Making Support
  • Goal and Scope Definition using a Case Study
  • Application of Life Cycle Inventory Analysis
  • Application of Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • Interpretation of Life Cycle Result of a Case Study
  • Project Presentation

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 module 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.

  • 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.skillsfuture.gov.sg

    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

    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

    • For technical enquiries, please contact:

    Ms TAN Yee Shee,
    Email: tanys@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    • For general enquiries, please contact:

    Mr CHAI Lai Sing
    Email: lschai@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg 


    • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
    • For the first question, please select Qn1: 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.


    WSQ Module 
    Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
    (Click on dates to view schedules)
    Registration Status
    • Carbon Footprinting through Life Cycle Assessment (42 hours)


    FD  7 Feb 2024 - 8 Apr 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.


    1. 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.
    2. There is an increase of our nett course fees due to GST 9% for all intakes commencing in Year 2024. We will progressively update our collaterals to reflect the new fees by end December 2023.
    FD: Full day
    AM: Morning
    PM: Afternoon
    EVE: Evening