Engineering Optics & Optical Measurements


This course provides knowledge and techniques of optical design, testing and engineering that are widely used for dimensional measurements and inspection. The course is structured into lectures of fundamental optics principles and case studies. The topics covered include applied optics, lighting design, detection technology, imaging and sensing system. After these topic lectures, the participants will apply what they learn on a personalised case study of their choice. With this extra practice element, the participants are instilling skill and attitude as well as acquiring knowledge. This will enable participants to perform actual tasks in their workplace more effectively and efficiently.

Why This Course

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

Who Should Attend

This module is designed for Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer Project manager Engineers and technical staff in optics, precision measurements, quality control, machine vision Sales engineers and officers.

What our trainees say


The course was really insightful and helpful with my job nature. I will definitely recommend those who are working in the optics field to attend this course for a better understanding of the basics through the theories and lab sessions!

Mr Calvin Lim KW,
Participant from Mar 2024 intake


The course is well organised and covers an extensive range of topics in optical engineering. I particularly liked the lectures by Dr Li Xiang.

Mrs Tang Qi,
Participant from Mar 2024 intake


The class was insightful. It covers a wide range of topics related to optics that are explained through industrial application.

Ms Hannah Tay,
Participant from Mar 2024 intake


This course is very useful and all the instructors are knowledgeable and passionate about the topics.

Dr Fu Shaowei,
Participant from Mar 2024 intake


I recently had the pleasure of attending the "Engineering Optics and Optical Measurements" (course), and I must say, it exceeded all my expectations. From start to finish, the experience was enriching, engaging, and incredibly valuable. 

Mr Burhan Ibrahim,
Participant from Jan 2024 intake

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What You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

Optical Design and Simulation

  • ­Geometrical optics, image formation and aberrations
  • ­Optical design and simulation by ZEMAX

Lighting Technologies

  • Feature enhancement by lighting for machine vision
  • Simulation and design of LED illumination
  • Lighting for dimensional measurements

Optical Detection

  • Detectors and detection electronics
  • ­Detection of weak optical signal

Fiber Optics Sensing Technologies ­

  • Fiber optics and fiber sensors ­
  • Industrial applications: stress, strain, temperature, chemical and imaging

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 $3,000 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) ²SME-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+ Holders Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) 
Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
 Full Course Fee $3,000$3,000$3,000  $3,000
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,100) ($2,700) ($2,700)
Nett Course Fee$3,000  $900$300 $300
GST 9%
$270 $81* $81* $81*
Total Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$3,270 $981$381$381
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr LI Xiang Leon,

  • 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.


Skills Course Reference NumberNext Intake(s)'s Training Period
(Click on the dates to view its schedules)
Registration Status
  • Engineering Optics & Optical Measurements (45 hours)
TGS-2018502748EVE18 Mar 2024 - 13 May 2024
The Mar 2024 intake is closed for registration.

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.
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