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Building an IoT (Internet of Things) Project

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    18 Sep 2017 to 20 Sep 2017
  • Registration Period:

    11 Jul 2017 to 24 Aug 2017
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Course Objective

Participants will learn the fundamentals of IoT (Internet of Things), including:

• How some common sensors work?
• How to interface sensors to a microcontroller?
• How to connect the microcontroller to the internet?
• How internet can be used to monitor or control devices at home or elsewhere.

Lessons will be delivered through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical, allowing participants to build a simple IoT project during the course.

Course Outline

• Introduction to IoT
• Microcontroller and sensors
• Connecting system to the internet
• Remote monitoring of devices with the Internet

Minimum Requirements

Basic computer 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 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

This workshop is designed for participants who wants to understand and build a simple IoT system that is able to perform remote monitoring of device.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $414.00 $12.42 $58.42
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $322.00 $12.42 $150.42
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $322.00 $12.42 $150.42
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $414.00 $12.42 $58.42
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $41.40 $501.40

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.

Course Trainer(s)

Mr Chong Siew Ping

Mr Chong Siew Ping is a senior lecturer with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Singapore Polytechnic. He has been involved in curriculum development and R&D work for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include microcontroller applications, project implementation using FPGAs and CPLD’s, logic design and PCB design.

He has a wide scope of experience in using various technologies required in IoT applications such as Collection (of sensor data), Communication (via wireless means such as Bluetooth, WIFI, ZigBee, GSM/GPRS, Sigfox, Lora), Connection (through network), Cloud computing (such as Thingspeak, Mediatek Sandbox), Comprehension (analytics using tools such as MATLAB) and Creation (of value for end-users, e.g. development of mobile app for Android platform).

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.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

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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