Computer Control Systems



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 Objectives

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.


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

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.

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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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 thos module)

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

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.

Course Fees

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Fees Payable:

Advanced Diploma in Process Control & Instrumentation
Post Diploma Certificates (PDC)Singapore Citizens Below the age of 40Singapore Citizens
Aged 40 and above
Singapore PREnhanced Training Support for SME schemeWorkfare Training Support schemeOthers / Repeat Students
Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Controls$354.38$236.26$945.02$243.98$133.58$2,362.56
Certificate in Instrumentation & PLC$354.38$236.26$945.02$243.98$133.58$2,362.56
Certificate in Digital Control & Computer Control Systems$354.38$236.26$945.02$243.98$133.58$2,362.56
Certificate in Fieldbus Technology & Process Control$354.38$236.26$945.02$243.98$133.58$2,362.56
Total Course Fees:$1,417.52$945.04$3,780.08$975.92$534.32$9,450.24

Other Fees Payable:

Fee DescriptionPer semester (after GST)
Singapore CitizensSingapore PR and others
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49  $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$0.94  $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA)$0.85  $0.85

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

- Post diploma course participants who submit withdrawal notification more than 2 weeks before semester commencement, an administrative fees of $50 + GST would be levied.

Terms & Conditions

Date of Course Commencement:
16 Apr 2018

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class Schedule:
3-4 evenings a week
6.30pm to 10.30pm

480 hours (1 - 2 year)

PDCs to start with:
PDC1 & PDC2 (participants can choose to take 1 PDC per semester)


For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Tan Bee Teck

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