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SGUS For Advanced Welding Technologies Robotised Processes

  • This SGUS course is completed over a 9-month period.
  • The nett course fee payable by each SC or SPR trainee is $750 (inclusive of GST).
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What is the SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme?

The SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programme which opens for unemployed or retrenched Singaporeans and Permanent Residents is a full-time Train & Place programme of 6 to 9-month duration. Trainees will also receive a training allowance of $1,200 per month for the duration of the programme to cover basic subsistence expenses.

Applications for the SGUS courses are ongoing and each new intake may only commence upon receiving sufficient registrations to form a class!

Important information:
  • In order to provide opportunities for as many Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as possible, individuals can only enrol in a SGUnited Skills Programme ONCE.
  • All information published at SIMTech's website, social medias, webinars or collateral about its courses is correct at time of publication and subject to change.

Skills Course Reference: TGS-2020508868

Programme introduction

Welding plays an important role and has grown substantially in almost all manufacturing sectors. The needs for superior welding technologies and robotised process automation have increased in step with the demands for a wide variety of performances such as high productivity, high quality, as well as labour and cost savings. However, there is a shortage of qualified welding professionals in many industry sectors, and this programme will help to meet such demands. 

This programme is designed to provide participants with an integrated approach to learn about the various aspects of welding and allied technologies, and a quick and effective guide to executing welding operation and inspection, welding procedure development, weld design and simulation, troubleshooting and welding quality control. Ultimately, the participants will be trained to be competitive welding professionals. Participants upon completion of this programme or gaining the Graduate Diploma certificates can look forward to opportunities to work in several industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and offshore, petrochemical, power generation, precision engineering, construction, etc. Join us in upskilling and gaining new knowledge in Advanced Welding Technologies!

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Watch our series of SGUS Course Briefings to understand more about each specialisation.

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Benefits for Trainees


  • Get paid while you upgrade and upskill yourself with a training allowance of $1,200* per month during the training period.

  • All SGUS specialised courses are highly subsidised at a nett course fee of $500 (6-month course) or $750 (9-month course), and self-sponsored Singaporean trainees can offset the fee with their SkillsFuture Credit.

  • Attain certificates when you complete the individual modules.

  • Trainees may exit the programme whenever a job opportunity arises, as the SGUS programme is conducted in a modular format.

  • Learn and journey with our SIMTech scientists who will provide hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment & laboratories.

  • Work on an industry project with your potential employer even before getting hired.

  • Boost your employability for future job opportunities with real-world industrial experiences.

  • More than 5,000 PMETs have attended or completed our courses.
  • Embark on our Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy when you journey with us.

  • Only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for the SGUS Programme.

* Trainees who are concurrently receiving COVID-19 Support Grant (CSG) or Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) payouts will receive a lower training allowance as they are already receiving income relief.

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There are 10 modules for completion under the SGUS for Advanced Welding Technologies Robotised Processes course.

Technical Skills Modules


  • Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes
Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering with specialisation in Advanced Welding Technologies after successfully completing all five required modules. Alternatively, participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing each individual module.
  • Design Arc Welding
  • Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing
  • Review Welding Operation & Quality Control
  • Plan and Manage Project for Implementation
  • Data Mining for Correlation Analysis (DM-LITE)
Participants will be awarded a SIMTech Certificate of Attendance (COA) for passing each individual module.
  • Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation
Participant will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing this individual module.

Practical Modules


  • Lab-based Practise Training
Participants will be awarded a SIMTech Certificate of Attendance (COA) for passing each individual module.
  • Project-based Training for Implementation (M1)
  • Project-based Training for Implementation (M2)

Participants will be awarded with a certificate for each individual module, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Job Prospects

SIMTech’s Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering: Advanced Welding Technologies course, has played an important role to provide high demand welding professionals (with over 150 graduates to date) for the various industries in Singapore. Our past trainees who successfully obtained their graduate diplomas certificates were well-received in finding engineering jobs with their specialised knowledge in welding.

Below is a short but non-exhaustive list of potential job prospects for this course:

  • Welding engineer
  • Welding inspector
  • Process engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Repair engineer
  • Inspection engineer
  • Testing engineer

List of Modules

Technical Skills Modules ("LEARN & PRACTISE")

Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes

Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes

This module will introduce fusion and solid-state welding processes such as arc welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, friction stir welding, brazing, resistance welding and ultrasonic welding. The process principle, procedure, equipment, and quality control will be dealt with for the specific techniques. Project-based case studies will be discussed to offer participants a more in-depth understanding of the techniques and how to implement them in real industrial applications.

Design Arc Welding

Arc welding techniques have been widely used in almost all manufacturing industries. This module will provide comprehensive training on different arc welding processes, such as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Plasma Arc Welding (PAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). The course will also cover the welding metallurgy and weldability of various materials such as aluminium, titanium, and nickel alloys, low alloy steels, and stainless steels. Project-based case studies will be carried out to allow participants to practise the applications of arc welding for different materials.

Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing

This module provides participants with fundamental knowledge of laser welding, laser cladding, and laser aided additive manufacturing, process simulation and modelling, as well as process monitoring and control. Material selection, metallurgy, welding processes and materials characterisation linked to industrial applications are included in this module. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on laser welding, cladding and additive manufacturing technologies that use laser as a heat source for material processing. This module also provides project-based case studies to enhance the adoption of technologies in real industrial situations.

Review Welding Operation & Quality Control

This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the basics of weld design, welding symbols, welding distortion control, evaluation of welded joint mechanical properties, different weldability testing methods, inspection of welded joints, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods. The module will train the participants in the implementation of welding quality control. Participants will also learn the essential skills and knowledge of welding procedure development and documentation. The discussion of project-based case studies will equip participants with appropriate knowledge and skills to plan real welding operation scenarios, for various applications.

Plan and Manage Project for Implementation

This module covers the methods for planning, executing and managing projects for developing technology, products and processes. Participants will also be taught on applications of project planning tools and skills for managing uncertainties and disruptions in project activities. Human, financial and business factors that influence the conduct of projects will be considered and explored.

Apply Robotics for Manufacturing Automation

This module provides participants with the fundamental knowledge of industrial robots for implementation. It provides practical industrial training such as robotic system set-up and programming, robot safety and standards, as well as the localisation and navigation technologies of mobile robots. Participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing real-world industrial projects for acquiring the competencies of planning for robotics systems.

Data Mining for Correlation Analysis (DM-LITE)

This module covers a set of methodologies of conducting problem-solving using the data mining approach, which includes data collection, pre-process data from multiple sources, cleaning of the data, and finally using data mining techniques to analyse the data and find out hidden correlations among various parameters involved in processes. Through extensive hands-on and discussion of successful case studies, the course will equip participants with the ability to use data mining techniques to solve actual industrial problems.

Practical Modules ("Implement")

Lab-based Practise Training

This module is designed to provide extensive hands-on practise training on basic skills and competencies on various welding and joining processes, such as TIG & MIG welding, laser welding & cladding, friction stir welding, resistance welding, ultrasonic welding, and brazing. The participants will be also trained to develop the welding procedure specifications (WPS), program the automated welding and cladding processes, monitor the processes and evaluate the welded joints by various destructive and non-destructive inspection methods. The module consists of 40 sessions (120 hours in total) which will provide the participants with the opportunity to learn the set-up and operation of the process equipment and analytical instruments in SIMTech labs to enhance their knowledge learned from the other technical skills modules.

Project-based Training for Implementation (M1); and

Project-based Training for Implementation (M2)

The project-based modules provide opportunities for the participants to embark on an industry project either in-house at SIMTech or work with a participating company.

Pre-Requisites and Nett Course Fee

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents aged above 21 years old who are unemployed or retrenched and can commit to the SGUS courses on a full-time basis are eligible to apply for the SGUS programme.

    In addition, the target trainees for the SGUS courses will exclude the following:

    a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Years (CY) 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive) from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and

    b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in Calendar Years 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive) and are entering the labour force.;

  • 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.

Course Fee

Nett fee
payable by individuals
* All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.
 ✓ SkillsFuture Credit Eligible (for self-sponsored registrations only)

For more information about the SkillsFuture Credit, please visit its webpage here.

Additional Information:
  • Trainees have to pay the full amount of nett fees upfront after they are enrolled to the programme.
  • Trainees who find full-time employment and apply for early exit from the programme can receive pro-rated refund of their course fees.

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SGUS Specialisation Skills Course Reference Number
New Cohort's Expected
Commencement Period
  • Additive Manufacturing 
Q1 Yr2022
  • Advanced Instrumentation and Quality Control through Digitalisation
TGS-2021009131Q1 Yr2021
  • Advanced Welding Technologies Robotised Processes
Q1 Yr2022
  • Data-driven Surface Engineering with Process Digitalisation
TGS-2020508867Q1 Yr2022
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation™
TGS-202050886518 Jan 2022
  • Industrial Automation
Q1 Yr2022
  • MedTech Product Manufacturing
7 Feb 2022
  •  Operation Management and Innovation (OMI)
TGS-2020508866 Q1 Yr2022 
  • Smart Machining and Digitalisation
TGS-2020508869Q1 Yr2022

Important notes:

  • Each new cohort may only commence when there are a minimum number of trainees to form a class.
  • SIMTech reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice to the trainees.
  • To enroll as a SIMTech's SGUS trainee, please submit your online registration here.

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