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SGUS for MedTech Product Manufacturing

  • This SGUS course is completed over a 6-month period.
  • The nett course fee payable by each SC or SPR trainee is $500 (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-2021008931

Programme Introduction

Today, Singapore is a critical manufacturing base producing a diverse range of medical technology products from implantable pacemakers, to contact lenses and life science instruments for global markets. Understanding the legislation, key regulatory actors and the essential steps in the quality management system is vital to bringing products to market. This programme aims to provide comprehensive training on the MedTech regulations and quality management system to the participants.

In the MedTech industry, the key to staying ahead of the competitors is assessing the latest technological advances and aligning the project management practices to respond quickly and intelligently. During this course, the knowledge and skills about new product development and project management will be delivered. The current COVID-19 pandemic has also proven the significance of a rapid and reliable diagnosis tool, where Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) technologies grow their importance. The knowledge and skills from learning these new technologies will be addressed during the course. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills in product development and manufacturing environment at SIMTech’s state-of-the-art facilities.




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Introduction Video

Watch our short video introduction to understand more about this MedTech course.

Webinars

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

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Benefits for Trainees

Benefits

  • 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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Certifications

There are 7 modules for completion under the SGUS for MedTech Product Manufacturing course.
 

Technical Skills Modules
("LEARN & PRACTISE")

Certifications

  • Dimensional Measurements and Metrology
Participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment certificate (SOA) for passing each individual module.
  • Understand the MedTech Regulatory
Participants will be awarded a SIMTech Certificate of Attendance (COA) for passing each individual module.
  • MedTech Risk Management and Quality System
  • Additive Manufacturing Technologies
  • Microfluidics Application and Manufacturing
  • Product Design and Innovation: Molecular Diagnostics System

Practical Module
("IMPLEMENT")

Certification

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

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.



List of Modules

Technical Skills Modules ("LEARN & PRACTISE")

Understand the MedTech Regulatory

Developed and taught by experienced personnel from the certification industry, this module aims to provide a broad regulatory foundation, exposure to the practical, real-world applications of the regulations, and an appreciation of the important roles that regulatory affairs professionals play in the medical technology industry. The instructors will make learning more engaging with relevant examples and hands-on exercises. It offers participants an opportunity to demonstrate an appreciation of the subjective and interpretive aspects of the regulations and an ability to think critically about the interaction between regulatory and development processes.

MedTech Risk Management and Quality System

This module provides comprehensive and latest knowledge of regulatory and quality issues associated with this highly regulated industry. Participants will learn about regulatory expectations and best practises regarding sterilisation, labelling requirements and auditing. General requirements of a vendor/supplier (outsourcing) control programme will be addressed. This module will also cover effective methods for Corrective Action and Preventive Action system to help ensure costly quality issues being resolved quickly. How to use a computer system and derive an appropriate solution to manage and address risk areas will be introduced. Participants will learn how to review their current or proposed manufacturing system/processes for regulatory and quality vulnerabilities, and to develop an action plan for closing gaps and improving compliance position and manufacturing efficiency.

Dimensional Measurements and Metrology

This module introduces the fundamental concept and theoretical knowledge of precision dimensional measurement and nanoscale measurement technologies for applications in the Precision Engineering industry, and as well as other related industrial sectors. It covers the fundamentals of measurement errors, error analysis and uncertainty, precision measurement systems for dimensional measurements (CMM) and surface roughness measurements, precision machine tool calibration by a laser interferometer, scanning near-field optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy for nanoscale dimensional measurements. Participants will be guided by SIMTech mentors through hands-on and practical sessions using the learned knowledge and skills to address practical measurement problems.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

3D additive manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that is fundamentally distinct from conventional manufacturing technologies. This module provides the introduction and overview to 3D AM, as well as unequivocal advantages of 3D AM to manufacture complex and customised functional parts. It offers participants the opportunity to appreciate the uniqueness of 3D AM technology, the importance of digital manufacturing and the understanding of necessary design requirements, topology optimisation and quality assurance for additive manufacturing. Participants will also learn how to integrate AM and implement procedures and operations according to industry standards and WSH requirements.

Microfluidics Application and Manufacturing

The application of microfluidics has enabled conventional laboratory procedures to be shifted to Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC). Microfluidic technologies offer quick analysis, reduced reagent consumption, and accurate test results, and help in reducing the overall cost of the diagnostics process. For this module, the participants will learn about the basic concepts of microfluidics technologies and the fundamentals of plastic device manufacturing. Participants will gain knowledge and skills on two major techniques for fabricating polymer microfluidic devices, e.g. the plastic injection molding and joining process, which is also being popularly used in the manufacturing of a wide range of medical products, such as medical enclosures, medical knobs, needles, surgical instruments and blades, tubes and dental instruments.

Product Design and Innovation: Molecular Diagnostics System

Molecular diagnostics is a game-changer for clinical laboratories, realising earlier and more accurate detection of disease. Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) technologies offer significant advantages to molecular diagnostics: high speed, low cost, system integration and automation. During this module, participants learn how to develop new and innovative technology products, work with cutting-edge design and making technologies including 3D digital design and 3D printing, gain skills and knowledge in creativity, innovation, technical analysis, and quality management system. They will practise their newly acquired skills for product innovation skills in developing miniaturised diagnostic products. Participants gain knowledge and skills about molecular diagnostics, the quality management system, and the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines through a series of lectures and case studies.

Practical Module ("Implement")

Project-based Training for Implementation

This project-based module provides 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

Pre-Requisites

  • 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
 500*
* 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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Schedules

SGUS Specialisation Skills Course Reference Number
New Cohort's Expected
Commencement Period
  • Additive Manufacturing 
TGS-2020508863
Q1 Yr2022
  • Advanced Instrumentation and Quality Control through Digitalisation
TGS-2021009131Q1 Yr2021
  • Advanced Welding Technologies Robotised Processes
TGS-2020508868
Q1 Yr2022
  • Data-driven Surface Engineering with Process Digitalisation
TGS-2020508867Q1 Yr2022
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation™
TGS-202050886518 Jan 2022
  • Industrial Automation
TGS-2020508864
Q1 Yr2022
  • MedTech Product Manufacturing
TGS-2021008931
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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