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Computer Aided Design & Digital Fabrication

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    24 hours / 3 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course introduces participants to 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D Printing and Laser Cutting. Participants will design their own CAD models or working prototypes and fabricate them using a 3D Printer and Laser Cutter.

Course Objective

Participants will learn digital fabrication technologies such as 3D Printing &Laser Cutting, how to use CAD Software to create 2D and 3D models, which they can fabricate as functional prototypes.

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

• Perform 2D and 3D Computer Aided Designs using CAD Software
• Explain the principles of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing
• Operate 3D Printers and customise jobs for 3D Printing
• Operate Laser Cutters and configure jobs for Laser Cutting &engraving
• Design and fabricate a functional prototype using 3D Printer and Laser Cutter

Course Outline

• Fablab Safety & Safety Assessment 
• CAD (2D & 3D)
• 2D Digital Design & Laser Cutting
• 3D Digital Design & 3D Printing
• Hands-On Project

Minimum Requirements

Basic PC &English literacy, and numeracy qualifications.

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

Technical Executives, Assistant Engineers

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 $810.00 $24.30 $114.30
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $630.00 $24.30 $294.30
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $630.00 $24.30 $294.30
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $810.00 $24.30 $114.30
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $81.00 $981.00

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.

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

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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.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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