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Python Programming for the Internet of Things (IoT)


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses, SkillsFuture Series - i4.0

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  • Course Date:

    06 Dec 2022 to 07 Dec 2022
  • Registration Period:

    13 Sep 2022 to 20 Nov 2022
  • Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Online Synchronous)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

The course covers “physical computing” (how to write code which interact with sensors & actuators), visualisation (using “Matplotlib”), data analysis (using “Numpy”), and sending sensors data to cloud (using “Requests”). In other words, participants will learn a wide range of Python topics and be exposed to a good collection of powerful Python libraries.

Course Objective

This course equips participants with Python programming skills to develop useful IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
• Set up a Python programming environment
• Describe the Python syntax rules
• Use Python to monitor common sensors and control common actuators (used in IoT applications)
• Use Python to collect sensor data (used in IoT applications), store it locally, plot it as graph, and perform data analysis
• Use Python to upload sensor data to cloud and to send notification (in typical IoT applications)

Topics to be covered

1. Setting up the Python programming environment in a single board computer
2. Python basics
3. Physical computing using Python
4. Sensor data collection, storage, visualisation & simple analytics using Python
5. Sensor data upload to cloud & notification using Python
6. Assessments (Quizzes)

Minimum Requirements

Basic computer skills and some experience in any programming language.

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

Engineers/Senior Technicians/ Engineering Managers

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $600.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $540.00 $14.40 $74.40
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $420.00 $14.40 $194.40
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $420.00 $14.40 $194.40
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $540.00 $14.40 $74.40
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $48.00 $648.00

*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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