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Diagnostic Methods for Land Transport Industry (Intermediate)


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    16 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills on the impact of systemic faults in rapid transit or automotive systems and the tools and methodologies used to analyse identified systemic faults related to railway systems.

Course Objective

This course equips participants with essential knowledge and skills in problem-solving tools and methodology. Participants can apply their skills to diagnose root cause from identified faults in railway or automotive systems, collate the data or information and translate them into report or presentation.

Course Outline

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

1. Explain the impact of system faults in rapid transit or automotive systems
2. Identify the types of diagnostic methodologies and tools used in the railway industry
3. Apply the diagnostic methodologies and tools in case studies
4. Apply problem-solving tools to diagnose faults in engineering systems in railway industry.

Topics to be covered

1. Impact of system faults in rapid transit or automotive systems
2. Purpose of problem-solving tools and methodologies for engineering systems
3. Types of diagnostic methods (RCA, 7 tools, FMECA)
4. Application of diagnostic methodologies and tools in case studies in the railway industry

Minimum Requirements

Diploma and above

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

Assistant Engineers (Power)/Engineers (Power)/Assistant Engineers (Signal and Communication)/Engineers (Signal and Communication)/Assistant Engineers (Mechanical and Electrical)/Engineers (Mechanical and Electrical)/Assistant Engineers (Automatic Fare Collection)/Engineers (Automatic Fare Collection)/Assistant Engineers (Rolling Stock)/Engineers (Rolling Stock) 

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $740.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $666.00 $17.76 $91.76
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $518.00 $17.76 $239.76
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $518.00 $17.76 $239.76
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $666.00 $17.76 $91.76
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $59.20 $799.20

*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

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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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