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Implementing Automation Technologies in Smart Factory


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    10 Apr 2023 to 11 Apr 2023
    24 Jul 2023 to 25 Jul 2023
    09 Oct 2023 to 10 Oct 2023
  • Registration Period:

    23 Jan 2023 to 12 Mar 2023
    01 Apr 2023 to 24 Jun 2023
    01 Jul 2023 to 09 Sep 2023
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    16 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
  • Venue:

  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course covers the system approach and necessary skills of smart factory automation and their standardised components for industrial use cases, especially in advanced manufacturing. The course allows the participants to understand some typical terminologies used in IoT/I4.0.This course is in collaboration with Bosch Rexroth Regional Training Centre (BRRTC) with support of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC).

Course Objective

The course equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills of relevant factory automation software and hardware components in the system for handling, pressing and transport system. The participants have the opportunity to learn and apply the graphical linear motion control programming with an open controller-drive system concept for industrial application, how to organise Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Data Layers for ethernet protocols, motion / kinematic relevant connection for smart automation.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Explain the hardware and software components for handling, pressing and transport systems for factory automation
2. Design simple graphical programming for motion controller 
3. Explain an open controller drive system
4. Manage data from different sources/ programs and data layers
5. Distinguish between different ethernet based fieldbus protocols and explain their advantages
6. Configure a drive with standardized fieldbus
7. Implement simple applications with graphical programming to explore the benefits 
8. Apply different APIs to make the machine smart and connected in the factory

Topics to be covered

1 Software Hardware introduction, Handling, Pressing, Transport
2 Graphical linear motion control programming
3 open controller-drive System concept for industrial application
4 PLC Data Layer organization
Ethernet protocols
Motion/ Kinematic
Relevant connection for smart automation
Basics and configuration Fieldbus Technologies
Graphical Programming, low code no code programming
Application Programable Interface
Case study, optimization

Minimum Requirements

ITE Certificate / Diploma in Engineering or at least 2 years of related experiences

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 examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Senior Engineer / Engineer / Assistant Engineer /Associate Engineer

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $700.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $630.00 $16.80 $86.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $490.00 $16.80 $226.80
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $490.00 $16.80 $226.80
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $630.00 $16.80 $86.80
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $56.00 $756.00

*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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