Amid the economic downturn due to the current pandemic, more companies are taking up the government’s incentives and preparing themselves to take part in advanced manufacturing. Robotics and automation, being critical enabler for productivity gains, is becoming more in-demand across a wide range of industries, especially in the era of low touch economy. Moreover, rapid advances in robotic technologies provide even greater possibilities for huge business benefits. Against this backdrop, many companies are seeking people who not only understand the fundamentals of robotics and automation, but can also apply the state-of-the-art technologies to achieve the desired results effectively.
For this course, we have packaged 9 essential subject modules, starting from a set of skilled-based modules to equip the participants with the necessary technical skills in robotics and automation, up to the modules that focus on planning and assessing the targeted processes for effective automation solution implementation. The overall objective is to equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and practical skills in advanced robotics and automation technologies, including intuitive robotic programming, mobile robot navigation and localisation; sensor-guided robotic pick-and-place; ROS application; and automaton design and simulation.
This programme consists of 9 training modules. By completing this programme successfully, the participants will be awarded a full Graduate Diploma qualification in Precision Engineering, with specialisation in Industrial Automation, and a Certificate of Attendance (COA) in Automation Assessment and Adoption. A lab-based practise training module and 2 project-based training modules are designed to provide the unique opportunities to the participants to learn and apply the competencies for planning, selecting and implementing robotics and automation systems, including highly practical course content delivered intensively and interactively, state-of-the-art automation technology and solutions, case studies highlighting industrial applications, and real-world projects to enhance participants’ skills in planning & managing for robotic systems.
* 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.
Participants will be awarded with Statement of Attainments (SOA) certificates and/or Certificates of Attendance (COAs) for each individual module, if they meet the following criteria:
This module covers the fundamental knowledge of industrial robotics for implementation. It provides practical industrial training such as robotic system set-up and programming, robot safety and standards, as well as localisation and navigation technologies of mobile robots. The participants will be guided through the process of developing and executing real-world projects for acquiring the competencies of planning for robotics systems.
This module focuses on topics for various components (both hardware and software) required to set-up an automation control system, and perform motion profile design, planning and tuning to achieve specific performance indicators such as throughput or process repeatability or remote control and monitoring. Participants are trained to be equipped in competences of planning, using, designing and selecting components and systems for automation motion control systems.
This highly practical module provides participants with the techniques for designing and simulating mechatronics, automation, and robotic systems for shop floor production. It introduces the Robot Operating System (ROS) for robotic system set-up and simulation. The participants will be guided throughout on the process of developing and executing practical projects for acquiring the competencies in automation process studies and automation system simulation.
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.
This is a problem-based training module aimed to address a common industry wide problem which is a lack of understanding of how and what automation technology could achieve the company’s objectives. Participants will be introduced to methods for identifying areas that require automation for achieving high impact, the know-how for addressing the practical issues in automation implementation, and method for identifying sustainable automation solutions. Realistic scenarios or actual industrial processes will be discussed and targeted to practise the knowledge learned in the module.
The module, consisting of 30 sessions (120 hours in total), provides the participants with the opportunities to learn and practise with SIMTech’s state-of-the-art robots and automation tools. It aims to enhance the partcipants’ knowledge learned from the technical skills modules.
Guided by instructors with extensive expertise with automation systems, participants will be mentored to carry out hands-on practise activities in the areas of:
Industrial Robot Programming - Online and offline robotic programming; Intuitive robotic teaching
Mobile Robotics – Mobile robotic mapping, localisation and navigation
Sensor-guided Pick & Place Automation – Object localisation with 2D and 3D sensors; Hand-sensor calibration; Gripping strategy
3D Parts Modelling and Printing – 3D part digitisation; 3D part printing for prototyping
Control of Automation System – Motor selection; PC-based controller and commination interfaces
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.
For more information about the SkillsFuture Credit, please visit its webpage here.