Introduction to ROS2 (ROS2 Basic)* (16 HOURS)

ROS-Industrial_Introduction to ROS2 (ROS2 basic)
*This is a non-WSQ module.


Robot Operating System (ROS) is a hardware-agnostic middleware framework that enables communication between various devices. It is an intuitive and modular communication framework that has gained widespread adoption among robot users in the last decade. It offers great benefits in terms of congregating organisations and engineers around the world with an open platform, common architecture, tools, as well as ready-to-use modules to create advanced robotics solutions efficiently and affordably.

ROS-Industrial is an open-sourced project that extends the advanced capabilities of ROS to industrial-relevant hardware and applications. As a Consortium, part of its mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of ROS by providing technical support and training to facilitate the continued adoption in the industry.

The ROS2 Basics course focuses strongly on the Learn-Through-Application approach. Through an intensive 3-day training sessions, participants will be given useful tools to acquire basic ROS2 theoretical concepts outside of class, and during in-person sessions they will be given the opportunity to apply these simple but powerful concepts on a robot for a demonstration use case.

Upon completion of this course, participants would then be able to move onto more advanced modules in the areas of robotic perception, navigation and manipulation to dive deep and learn specialized concepts and create more complex industry-based solutions.

About this Programme

At the end of this course, participants should have a solid understanding of the basic working principles of ROS2, and understand the basic communication concepts that they can leverage to design simple but powerful ROS2 solutions with their applications.
The 3-day course offers the following:

  • Introduction to the concepts of ROS2
  • Introduction to ROS2 Workspaces, Packages, and Nodes
  • Introduction to ROS2 Communication Concepts
  • Hands-on exercises

Who Should Attend

  • Production Managers
  • Production Engineers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Automation System Developers
  • Robot Enthusiasts
  • Robotic Researchers
  • Professionals involved in production planning, process and line automation
  • Software Developer keen on learning about robotics and ROS2

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Day 1
  • ROS2 Basic Concepts and ROS2 Topics
Day 2
  • ROS2 Services and ROS2 Actions
Day 3
  • ROS2 Parameters, Launch Files and Final Assessment

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

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

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full courses fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

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 must have basic knowledge in Linux, Python3 and/or C++ programming languages (to be accepted into this course).
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this module is $1,600 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) ²SME-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.

  • 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

    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 aboveSME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
     Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
    Full Course Fee$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
    SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($1,120)($1,440)($1,440)
    Nett Course Fee$1,600$480 $160$160
    GST 9%
    $144 $43.20* $43.20* $43.20*
    Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$1,744$523.20 $203.20 $203.20
    * Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

    Contact Us

    • For technical enquiries, please contact:

    Mr Glenn TAN,

    • For general enquiries, please contact:

    Ms Sheila Suppiah,


    • 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.
    Note: Applicants must meet the course’s additional pre-requisites to be allowed to submit their registrations. For more information, please refer to this course's pre-requisites section.


    Skills Course Reference NumberTraining Period
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    Registration Status
    • ROS-Industrial: Introduction to ROS2 (ROS2 Basic) (16 hours)
    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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