Computer Controlled Machining

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 precision computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Participants will learn how to operate a CNC machine, types of machine tooling, calculate feeds & speeds for tooling & material and generate 2D and 3D toolpath from CAD models. Participants will use a CNC machine to fabricate 2D/3D parts from CAD models that they have designed. 

Course Objective

This course covers both 2D and 3D CNC machining. Participants will be introduced to technology, types of stock, machine tooling, calculation of feeds & speeds and how to generate 2D and 3D toolpath from CAD models. Participants will use a large format & a precision CNC to fabricate 2D & 3D CAD models that they have designed.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
• Describe the CNC process and common terminology 
• Understand & apply stock & tooling used in CNC 
• Calculate and determine feed rates & speeds for different jobs 
• Generate toolpaths from CAD models 
• Operate CNC machines 
• Fabricate parts from CAD models

Course Outline

• Fablab Safety & Safety Assessment 
• Introduction to CNC process & terminology
• Feeds & speeds
• From CAD model to machine toolpath
• Hands-on project (2D)
• Hands-on project (3D)

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

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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.