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Practical Approach of Open Software Controllers in Advanced Manufacturing


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    12 Oct 2023 to 13 Oct 2023
  • Registration Period:

    10 Aug 2023 to 12 Sep 2023
  • Duration/Frequency:

    16 hours / 2 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
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  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course covers basic concepts for advanced automation systems based on open software connection and open source solutions. It shows how an Industrial Computer (IPC) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based solution can come together and how important the interaction of hardware, operating system and software is. There is an eye on Linux based operating system with self-sufficient running applications. Organisation of the Data in a layer structure on the controller and further opportunities to extend functions with app based and web based applications. Allow the participants to understand some typical terminologies and connectivity used in IoT/I4.0.

Course Objective

This course equips participants with essential knowledge and skill on: 
1. Advanced automation platforms
2. Understanding of PLC and IPC interaction in I4.0, Software Hardware interaction, Operating System App interaction, 
3. Benefits of open software and open source solutions, 
4. Understanding of web based and app based applications. System integrity of own system or third parties. Paradigm shift in the Automation Pyramid, Connection to standard ethernet based communication protocols (ethercat) and possibilities with new programming languages.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Describe the Open software automation platform
2. Explain the use of IPC/PLC in a manufacturing environment
3. Develop App-based & Web-based applications

Topics to be covered

1. Open software automation platform
3. Communication protocol for open platform
4. App-based and web-based applications

Minimum Requirements

ITE/Diploma Certificate in Engineering or at least two (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

Engineer / Assistant or Associate Engineer /Technician

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 $18.90 $88.90
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $490.00 $18.90 $228.90
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $490.00 $18.90 $228.90
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $630.00 $18.90 $88.90
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $63.00 $763.00

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.

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