Understand Automation Assessment and Adoption Methodologies (40 hours)

Understand Automation Assessment and Adoption Methodologies


This training course aims to train and guide key personnel of companies to apply effective automation solutions to address the challenges in manpower constraints, rising competition, and low productivity. The course teaches the participants the methods for identifying the bottleneck processes and more importantly the skills for determining the suitable automation solutions. Cases relevant to company’s interests will be used to enhance the understanding of the methods. After the training, the participants are expected to be able to identify areas for implementing suitable automation solution for achieving their company’s business objective.

Why This Course

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

Who Should Attend

This module is designed for production managers, supervisors, production engineers, automation engineers, automation system developers, and other professionals involved in production planning, process and line automation from the industries including precision engineering, electronics, aerospace, food, logistics and marine & offshore.

What our trainees say


The "Understand Automation Assessment and Adoption Methodologies" course was educational and informative to teach me about the steps needed to implement automation in my company's workflow. The instructors are open to share their past automation experience and the learning lessons from it.

Mr Dionysius,
Participant from Aug 2023 intake


Dr Lin and Siew Loong shared great insights in automation and have guided our company to look into adoption of automation in some of our processes.

Mr Chew Kai Hwa,
Participant from Jul 2023 intake


Both lecturers have great understanding and experience on the automation industry which gives great insight and practical view to us.

Ms Tan Sai Choo,
Participant from Jul 2023 intake


Our webinar was held on 11 February 2022 to offer an introduction to this course. You can also watch our webinar's video recording at our YouTube webpage.

What You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

Automation Planning

  • Automation goal setting
  • Process scoping
  • Hot spot identification

Automation Assessment Method

  • Principle of decision making
  • Process decomposition
  • Impact factors ranking
  • Practice: Hands-on for process scoping for actual or past cases

Identification of automation alternatives

  • Concepts of design for automation
  • Approaches for cost effective automation
  • Practice: Hands-on for critical survey of automation solutions

Determination of automation solution

  • Practical considerations for automation implementation
  • Application of multi-criterial decision-making method
  • Practice: Hands-on for automation solution identification

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 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

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr LIN Wei,
Email: wlin@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

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


  • 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 Number Next Intake(s)'s Training Period
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Registration Status
  • Understand Automation Assessment and Adoption Methodologies (40 hours)
TGS-2021009266 The 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.
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