Computer Control Systems


Course Date:

Registration Period:

480 hours (1 - 2 year)

6.30pm to 10.30pm, (3-4 evenings/week)

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

Singapore Polytechnic 


For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Tan Bee Teck

Course Introduction

All industrial and manufacturing processes operate under the control of a variety of automated and computer-based control systems. As process control technology evolves rapidly, and the digital age of Fieldbus instruments emerging, it is necessary for technologists who are involved in the field of process control and instrumentation to continuously upgrade their technical skills and knowledge.

The Advanced Diploma is intended to offer post diploma training in Process Control and Instrumentation area. The curriculum is flexible, designed for self-paced learning, and has e-learning components.

Students are expected to have access to computer and internet during your study at SP eg. e-learning, writing report, etc.

Course Objective

The primary objective of this Advanced Diploma course is to provide working adults with the necessary skills and knowledge relevant to the Process Control and Instrumentation industry. The specialised technical modules will give a deeper understanding of knowledge and skill sets required for a graduate to work in the Process Control industry.

Course Outline

There are 4 separate modular Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC). Each PDC is designed to be completed in one academic semester and is made up of two 60 hours modules. Upon completion of four PDCs (a total of 480 hours) within a maximum period of 2 years, the participant will be conferred a qualification in the Advanced Diploma in Process Control and Instrumentation.

Participant can decide to complete 1 or 2 PDCs in an academic semester. This is to allow participants the flexibility to complete all the 4 PDCs in a minimum period of 1 year or at the maximum period of 2 years.

This course consists of 4 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC comprises two modules and the details are as follows:

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PDC1 & PDC2 (participants can choose to take 1 PDC per semester)

Semester 1
PDC 1 Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Controls
Module 1 – Engineering Mathematics
Module 2 – Dynamics and Control

PDC 2 Certificate in Instrumentation & PLC
Module 3 – Instrumentation & Measurement System
Module 4 – Programmable Logic Control

Semester 2
PDC 3 Certificate in Digital Control & Computer Control Systems
Module 5 – Digital Control
Module 6 – Computer Control Systems (Register of Interest for those module)

PDC 4 Certificate in Fieldbus Technology & Process Control
Module 7 – Fieldbus Technology
Module 8 – Process Control Engineering (Register of Interest for those module)

Suitable for

Graduates seeking employment in manufacturing, petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, oil and gas, petrochemical plants, refineries, power plant, research & development, maintenance and servicing industries.

The qualification equips them for positions such as engineering assistants, plant maintenance engineers and service personnel, instrumentation and process control technologists, supervisors and management executives.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants must possess a relevant engineering Polytechnic Diploma in electrical, electronics, mechanical, mechatronics, control, automation, energy systems, info-com, computer or chemical from recognised institution or an equivalent qualification. 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 will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

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

Full Fees (before GST): $1,086.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $22.81 
GST payable for others: $76.02 

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$977.40 $131.41
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$760.20 $348.61
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$760.20 $348.61
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$977.40 $131.41
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$1,162.02 

*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.