Building a Smart Urban Farm

Course DateRegistration PeriodMode of TrainingStatus
13 Nov 202110 Sept to 1 Nov 2021Practical TrainingOngoing
27 Nov 202110 Sept to 1 Nov 2021Practical TrainingOngoing
11 Dec 202110 Sept to 1 Nov 2021Practical TrainingOngoing
08 Jan 202218 Oct to 23 Nov 2021Practical TrainingOngoing

* Registration will be closed once we have reached the maximum class size.

Time: 
9:00am to 5:00pm

Venue:
External Venue


Course Introduction

Participants would be able to start their own smart hydroponics farm with technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled automation.


Course Objective

The objective of the course is to introduce participants on how smart urban farm can create a sustainable and affordable food source and they will learn how technology can drive farming effortless and increase yields. Basic farming knowledge, techniques and maintenance processes will be discussed. Participants will also learn hydroponics farming and enjoy hands-on session during the course.


Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

• Identify types of farming solutions in Singapore
• Describe the life cycle of farming process
• Describe the food safety and regulations
• Demonstrate how hydroponic works and explain its benefits
• Acquire germination skills through hands-on
• Explain how to control and maintain a farming system
• Discuss on how technologies can drive smart urban farming
• Explain the basics of indoor vertical farming setup


Suitable for

Agriculture farm manager, farm worker, farm owner, people interested in building their own urban smart farm


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic English Literacy and Basic IT skills 


Award / 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

Applicants/EligibilityTotal fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$39.93
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$105.93
Singapore Permanent Residents$105.93
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2$39.93
Full Course Fee$353.10
Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under 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.


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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

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

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
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
PACE Academy

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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