NSRAR Engineering-6

Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation (Advanced Robotics Application)


Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
    16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
  • Registration Period:

    17 Jul 2023 to 10 Sep 2023
    17 Jul 2023 to 31 Aug 2023
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    240 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.

Class schedule:

2 evening per week
6.30pm to 9.30pm

Course Duration:
240 hours (1 year)

Modular Certificate to start with:
PDC 1 

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For enquiries, please email to ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg 

Course Objective


The SP Mechanical & Aeronautical School is pleased to introduce our Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation (Advanced Robotics Application) offering comprehensive and practical programs that provide relevant technical knowledge and skillsets in the field of robotics and automation in support of our nation’s drive towards Industry 4.0 transformation. 

As our industry sectors move up the value chain through the adoption of advanced manufacturing, the role of robotics and automation is fast evolving where it is no longer sufficient to simply maximize efficiency but also to be able to adapt swiftly to changing demands and requirements. Smart robotics systems and flexible automation are the engines as well as enablers in this transformation journey. 

In view of the foreseeable need and demand for people with the domain knowledge and competencies in smart robotics & automation, join us today for this 12-month stackable course and be equipped with future ready skillsets as a specialist in this emerging field!

This course aims to equip trainees with the following critical knowledge and skills in Robotics & Automation:

• To provide trainees with hands-on practical experience in Robotics & Automation fundamentals.

• To provide relevant technical knowledge and skillsets in the field of advanced robotics application to meet the current and future requirements of advanced manufacturing industry.

Course Outline

PDC 1 Certificate in Automation

Module 1 – Industrial Automation System
Module 2 – PLC with Cloud Analytics

PDC 2 Certificate in Advanced Robotics Application
Module 1 – Collaborative Robots
Module 2 – Industrial Robots

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Minimum Requirements

Applicants need to have a minimum diploma qualification in Computer, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering from recognised institutions.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 3 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.  Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation (Advanced Robotics Application) qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for engineering practitioners who are looking into acquiring relevant skillsets and upskilling of one’s competencies in the operation of robotic automation systems. With the skills and knowledge gained from this course, you will be able to take on higher value work scope as well as expanding one’s job mobility, employability and versatility across many industries.

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Course Fees

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Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Automation Certificate in Advanced Robotics Application Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $377.50 $377.50 $754.99
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $251.66 $251.66 $503.33
SINGAPORE PR $1,031.62 $1,031.62 $2,063.23
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for SC)* $259.90 $259.90 $519.79
ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for PR)* $315.22 $315.22 $630.43
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (SC) $2,516.64 $2,516.64 $5,033.28
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,579.04 $2,579.04 $5,158.08

*SC - Singapore citizen          ** PR - Permanant resident

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For details, please refer to here.

Other Fees Payable:

Other Fees Payable 
(Incl. GST)
Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- 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.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

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