course-banner-img Sustainability-8

Building a Smart Urban Farm

Topic:Sustainability and Green Skills

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses, SkillsFuture Series - Green Economy

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  • Course Date:

    13 May 2023 to 13 May 2023
    10 Jun 2023 to 10 Jun 2023
  • Registration Period:

    18 Mar 2023 to 22 Apr 2023
    25 Mar 2023 to 15 May 2023
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,
    8 hours/ 1 day
  • Mode of Training:

    Practical Training
  • Venue:

    SP campus
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Participants would be able to start their own smart hydroponics farm with technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled automation.

Course Objective

The objective of the course is to introduce participants on how smart urban farm can create a sustainable and affordable food source and they will learn how technology can drive farming effortless and increase yields. Basic farming knowledge, techniques and maintenance processes will be discussed. Participants will also learn hydroponics farming and enjoy hands-on session during the course.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

• Identify types of farming solutions in Singapore
• Describe the life cycle of farming process
• Describe the food safety and regulations
• Demonstrate how hydroponic works and explain its benefits
• Acquire germination skills through hands-on
• Explain how to control and maintain a farming system
• Discuss on how technologies can drive smart urban farming
• Explain the basics of indoor vertical farming setup

Minimum Requirements

Basic English Literacy and Basic IT skills 

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

Suitable for

Agriculture farm manager, farm worker, farm owner, people interested in building their own urban smart farm

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $330.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $297. 00 $7.92 $40.92
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $231.00 $7.92 $106.92
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $231.00 $7.92 $106.92
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $297.00 $7.92 $40.92
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $26.40 $356.40

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, 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.

1 Under 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.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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