Computer Aided Design & Digital Fabrication

Course Date:

Registration Period:

24 hours / 3 days

9:00am to 6:00pm, Tuesday to Thursday

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

This course introduces participants to 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3D Printing and Laser Cutting. Participants will design their own CAD models or working prototypes and fabricate them using a 3D Printer and Laser Cutter.

Course Objective

Participants will learn digital fabrication technologies such as 3D Printing & Laser Cutting, how to use CAD Software to create 2D and 3D models, which they can fabricate as functional prototypes.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
• Perform 2D and 3D Computer Aided Designs using CAD Software 
• Explain the principles of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing 
• Operate 3D Printers and customise jobs for 3D Printing 
• Operate Laser Cutters and configure jobs for Laser Cutting & engraving 
• Design and fabricate a functional prototype using 3D Printer and Laser Cutter

Course Outline

• Fablab Safety & Safety Assessment 
• CAD (2D & 3D)
• 2D Digital Design & Laser Cutting
• 3D Digital Design & 3D Printing
• Hands-On Project

Suitable for

Technical Executives, Assistant Engineers

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic PC & English literacy, and numeracy qualifications.

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 examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $900.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $18.90
GST payable for others: $63.00

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$810.00 $108.90
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$630.00$288.90 
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$630.00$288.90 
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$810.00 $108.90
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$963.00 

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

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
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.