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Digitalisation of Product Development - Foundation

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Participants will be introduced to Digitalisation in the area of Product Design and Development and its impact on manufacturing and businesses. Industry examples and best practices will be shared in the course. 

Participants will also be introduced to Synchronous Technology and techniques which are suited for immediate manufacture via today’s additive processes. 

The course will cover topics such as simulation techniques, how to overcome electromechanical challenges by integration of mechanical and electrical design, Reverse Engineering and Additive Manufacturing, 3D Scanning and editing, producing parts using 3D printing, dynamic technical publications, scalable data management and Cloud Based Collaboration. 

Participants get the chance to learn how to quickly create 3D technical publications for products, take control of data with scalable data management tools, and leverage the cloud for online Computer-Aided Design (CAD) management. 

This course focuses on building good practices for cyber security in the daily digital interactions through various mediums. Participants will also be given opportunities to participate in a mini hands on project at the various Fab Labs to create their very own Internet of Things collateral.

Course Objective

This course provides participants with an appreciation of trends in digital transformation in product design and development, and how digitalisation can transform businesses and workplaces. Participants will learn about advanced Product Design, Development, and Management tools, through the use of Solid Edge (Solid Edge is a 3D CAD software). It allows users to create 3D models, run simulations, integrate mechanical and electrical CAD, etc. It also has data management tools to allow information to be share and controlled for multiple users working on product development and manufacturing. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:• Identify cyber security threats • Create a personal plan to mitigate these threats • Explain the consequences of non-action for cyber security threats • Design and Build a personal IoT artefactExplain the potential of IoT to improve work processes

Course Outline

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

• Summarise trends in digital transformation in product design and development 
• Sketch in CAD software environment with Synchronous Technology 
• Describe the various concepts used in mechanical design including topology optimisation and generative design
• Use 3D modelling software to create basic three-dimensional models
• Apply reverse engineering techniques using digital scanning and additive manufacturing
• Relate the advantages of having an integrated electrical design
• State the need and list the tools to perform engineering simulation for design verification and validation
• Create dynamic technical publications to communicate design outcomes
• Recognise and list the advantages of adopting scalable data management and cloud based collaboration

Minimum Requirements

Basic PC skills. This course is targeted at business owners and managers, or anyone who is interested in the Digitalisation of product development and CAD.

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

Precision Engineering, Product Development, Design, Engineering Services, Built Environment.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8 % GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $450.00 $13.50 $63.50
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $350.00 $13.50 $163.50
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $350.00 $13.50 $163.50
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $450.00 $13.50 $63.50
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $45.00 $545.00

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

Please click here for more information on 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.

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