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Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation (Smart Intelligence)

Topic:Engineering, Others

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

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

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

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous)
  • 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 evenings per week (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
(to be confirmed closer to the course commencement)

Course Duration:
240 hours (1 year)

Modular Certificate to start with:
PDC 1 

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

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Course Objective

The 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 trainees with knowledge and skills in AI, Internet-of Things (IoTs), Machine Learning (ML) & Cloud Analytics in developing Intelligent Robotics applications.

Course Outline

PDC 1 Certificate in Automation
Module 1 - Industrial Automation System
Module 2 - PLC with Cloud Analytics 

PDC 2 Certificate in Intelligent Robotics
Module 3 - ML and AI for Automation 
Module 4 - Robotics & Smart Sensing

Click here for Module Synopsis

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma/Degree in engineering/technology. Preference will be given to those with relevant working experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for working adults in the automation and control industry who wish to pick up specialised skills and knowledge in robotics, PLC, smart-sensing, machine learning and AI application in automation.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Automation Certificate in Intelligent Robotics 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, 50% 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

Please click here for application procedures.

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