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5G Industry Practitioner (Radio Access Network)

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    02 Sep 2024 to 03 Sep 2024
  • Registration Period:

    19 Jul 2024 to 02 Aug 2024
  • Duration/Frequency:

    Monday & Tuesday (8.30am -5.30pm)
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

5G Radio Access Network, based on 5G RAN architecture such as Distributed RAN and Centralized RAN Architecture, is considered to be an important topic for technical professionals and business executives in understanding the key benefits and opportunities for 5G technologies such as 5G RAN slicing. If you are curious to find out what common 5G RAN terms like “flexible numerology” and “dynamic TDD” mean; how to plan for network design; where and what are the latest use case examples and applications of 5G RAN deployments both locally and overseas - then this is the perfect course for you.

In collaboration with 5G industry leader Ericsson, this 5G course will give participants a vendor-agnostic understanding of the fundamentals of radio concepts associated with the new radio access. Participants will receive first-hand experience on 5G with practical hands-on sessions on a live 5G network. 

As 5G technology is rapidly being deployed in Singapore and worldwide, it is poised to push the boundaries of the various industries. There will be need for a large pool of the workforce involved in adopting, deploying and developing various applications using 5G technology in the industry by gaining a clear and practical understanding of the 5G Radio Access Network. This is a course suitable for a wide range of roles such as Network Engineer, RF Engineer, Software Engineer, Automation & Orchestration Engineer and much more.

Course Objective

This course objective is to provide participants with a vendor agnostic knowledge on the evolution of 5G technology and the requirements as we enter 5G. Participants will gain an understanding of 5G RAN concepts, primary key technology areas, its architecture, requirements and applications, benefits and deployment scenario.

Participants will understand 5G RAN architecture and its key technologies. How to apply 5G as a technology to a typical operations environment. Analyze key radio principles and concepts like Massive MIMO, beamforming, Ultra Lean Design & Dynamic TDD and examine use cases.

By completing the Overview course with 2 other courses (including this) in the 5G Industry course series, participants will be awarded with the SP Ericsson 5G Industry Practitioner Certificate.

Course Outline

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, practical demonstration, hands-on simulation and interactive workshop.

By the end of the Course, learners will be able to:  

- Describe the term 5G RAN 
- List the 5G targets and technology areas 
- Explain and analyse the Distributed RAN and Centralized RAN Architecture.  
- Apply the main principles and concept of MIMO 
- Describe the Elastic RAN Architecture. 
- Explain the Security concepts and Evolved Quality of Service in 5G RAN.  
- Explain Mobility and Dual Connectivity in 5G

Topics to be covered

A. 5G Industrial Use Cases 
B. Massive MIMO & Beamforming
C. Air Interface Basics 
D. Basic Procedures  - Call Flows 
E. Mobility and Dual Connectivity in NR
F. Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
G. 5G RAN Slicing

Minimum Requirements

Participants should possess basic computer literacy in software and programming

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Engineers and Technologists from Industries like Electronics, Engineering Services, Infocomm Technology, Logistics, Public Transport, Healthcare

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of prevailing GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $900.00 $27.00 $127.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $700.00 $27.00 $327.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $700.00 $27.00 $327.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $900.00 $27.00 $127.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $90.00 $1,090.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Course Trainer(s)

Melvyn U Myint OO

Melvyn U Myint OO is currently a Specialist in 5G & AIoT Technology with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Singapore Polytechnic. He received his Master of Science in Communication and Network Systems from the Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in 2000 and BEng (Electronics) in 1982. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Automatic Computing (1983).  

Melvyn has been teaching since 2001. He also developed modules for RF Fundamentals and Measurement, RF Circuit Design, Wireless Technologies and Wireless Technology and Applications.

From 1997 to 2001, he was a Research Associate in the area of Design Radio Transceivers for Satellite Mobile Terminals and helped maintain the Satellite Ground Station for LEO satellite at NTU, Singapore. 

From 1994 to 1997, he worked as a Senior Service Engineer in the area of Installation and Maintaining of Motorola radio equipment such as two-way mobile radios, Trunking radios and Base stations at Mecomb Singapore.

From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a Business Representative in the area of Installation and Maintenance of Biomedical Equipment for the Medical Laboratory, for Medistore Pte Ltd, Tortola British Virgin Islands.

From 1990 to 1992, he worked as a Service Engineer taking care of Service, Installation and Maintenance of Biomedical Equipment in the Medical Laboratory for Interlane (M) Sdn Bhd K.L., Malaysia.

From 1982 to 1990, he worked as an Assistant Lecturer, focussing on teaching and developing new modules for Linear Control Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, Digital Electronics, Industrial Electronics and Control at the Rangoon Institute Of Technology, Myanmar.

Dr Jaichandar K S

Dr Jaichandar K S is currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Engineering of Singapore Polytechnic. His areas of teaching includes Internet of things (IOT), Data Analytics, 5G, Design Thinking, Biomedical devices and programming. His team has received funding from various research grants(S$1.6M) and his research interests are in Robotics, AIoT smart health care and Biomedical Devices He has published more than 20 papers in leading journals and conferences. His team is the recipient of ‘Samsung Solve for Tomorrow’ Competition award in 2018. He is also involved in 5G Garage looking after operations, industry collaboration and training.

He has good academic experience in curriculum design, Continuing Education and Training (CET) planning, Grants writing, SSG funded course proposal and project management, Design thinking and CDIO framework. He has worked as a Principal Investigator (PI) for multiple Industry/MOE/MOH/ TOTESIR funded collaborative and consultancy projects.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
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7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

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