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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
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    16 hours / 2 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
  • Venue:

  • 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 $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

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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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