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MATERIALS CHARACTERISATION (45 HOURS)

Materials Characterisation

introduction

The manufacturing industry faces a wide range of challenges if they are to maintain a competitive edge in today’s dynamic marketplace. The ability to accurately characterise materials, test components and appropriately analyse the test results for problem-solving can help companies to reduce design cycles and R&D time, solve process problems, as well as improve product quality. This course is designed to provide project managers, engineers and specialists with the core knowledge and skills needed to effectively apply advanced analytical tools and techniques in material characterisations and testing for materials formulation, process development, failure analysis, and production quality control applications.

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 industry professionals, engineers, technologists, lab managers, failure analysis professionals, those involved in materials and materials characterisation, process development, quality control and assurance, procurement engineers and project managers, and makers/sellers of analytical equipment from precision engineering, semiconductor, electronics, materials and testing industries.


What You Will Learn

What you will learn

Metallography and Failure Analysis
  • Metallographic sample preparation and optical microscopy
  • Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • X-ray microanalysis
Plastics and Composite Material Characterisation
  • Thermal analysis and rheological testing
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and raman spectroscopy
  • Mechanical testing
Thin-film Coating Characterisation
  • Microhardness, nano-indentation and adhesion strength test
  • Optical properties and thin film thickness measurement
  • X-ray analysis for thin film structure and residual stress
  • Material characterisation techniques and applications in precision engineering industry

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

Pre-Requisites

  • 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

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 above (MCES) ²SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
$3,240$972$372$372
All fees are inclusive of GST 8%.

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

    TYPECATEGORY OF INDIVIDUALS
    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) 
    FUNDING SOURCE
    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
    8% GST
    $240 $72* $72* $72*
    Total Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$3,240 $972$372 $372
    * 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 XIE Hong,
    Email: hxie@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    • For general enquiries, please contact:

    Ms Charlotte LIM,
    Email: charlotte-lim@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


    Registration

    • 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.

    Schedule

    WSQ Module
    Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
    (Click on dates to view schedules)
    Registration Status
    • Materials Characterisation (45 hours)
    TGS-2018502750 EVE 3 Jan 2024 - 28 Feb 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.

    Announcement:

    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.
    Sessions
    FD: Full day
    AM: Morning
    PM: Afternoon
    EVE: Evening