Fab Academy Diploma (2020)

Course Details

Course Start Date:
Mid Jan 2020

Registration Period:
Now till 15 Dec 2019

20 weeks

Lecture Timing:
Wednesday 9 am – 12 pm Boston time
(10 pm – 1 am/9 pm – 12 am Singapore time)

Other timing:
Thursday – Tuesdays (meet with instructors, work on week’s assignment as required)

Lecture – Singapore Polytechnic (selected weeks)
Assignments – FabLab, Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective
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, moulding, 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.

Course Outline

Suitable For
• 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

Course Fee
Fees Payable:

USD 5000 for diploma,
USD 500 per module

Funding Incentives



Application Procedure

Apply online at http://fabacademy.org/apply/registration.html. To the question “Which Fab Lab are you applying for?” in the application form, indicate “FabLab Singapore Polytechnic

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