Fab Academy Diploma (2020)

Course Date:

Registration Period:

20 weeks

9:00am to 12:00pm, Boston time (Wednesday)
(10:00pm to 1:00am/9:00pm to 12:00am Singapore time)

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

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 OutlineCapture

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)

Minimum Entry Requirements / 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.

Trainer’s Profile

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

USD 5000 for diploma,
USD 500 per module

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 www.pace.sp.edu.sg
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.