20 weeks (starts mid-Jan 2019, ends late Jun 2019)
Wednesday 9 am – 12 pm Boston time
(10 pm – 1 am/9 pm – 12 am Singapore time)
Thursday – Tuesdays (meet with instructors, work on week’s assignment as required)
Lecture – Singapore Polytechnic (selected weeks)
Assignments – FabLab, Singapore Polytechnic
The Fab Academy Diploma programme teaches the principles and applications of digital fabrication.It provides a hands-on introduction to the resources for designing and fabricating smart systems, including CAD/CAM/CAE; NC machining, 3-D printing, molding, composites, laser cutting; PCB layout and fabrication; sensors and actuators; embedded digital processing; wired and wireless communications. This course, taught by Prof Neil Gershenfeld (Director, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms), also puts emphasis on learning how to use digital fabrication tools as well as understand how they work.
For more information, please visit Fab Academy.
• Anyone with a keen interest in digital fabrication and a desire to design and make things.
• Expected time commitment about 30 hrs per week (depending on individual)
Assumed Skills and Knowledge
• Be able to use a computer and have basic understanding of CAD, electronics and programming
• Be able to communicate in English (spoken & written).
Award / Certification / Accreditation
There is no global accreditation for these skills. Instead, each student builds a portfolio that documents their mastery of these skills individually, and their integration. The diploma is awarded by Fab Foundation, which oversees a global network of over 1000 fablabs.
Profile of Trainer
1.Steven Chew BEngg (Hons), MEngSc (UNSW), Fab Academy graduate and instructor
2.Rodney Dorville BEngg, MSc (Dist) CompSc (UCL), Fab Academy graduate and instructor