Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing for Technicians

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Registration Period:

2.5 hours


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Course Introduction

This 10-short online learning modules provide the basics of emerging technologies used in Industry 4.0 (i4.0), particularly covering Advanced Manufacturing for technicians.

Course Objective

The 10-short online learning modules aim to provide participants with the basics of various emerging technologies employed in advanced manufacturing, pitched at a technician level. Such technologies are part of Industry 4.0 (i4.0) which is embraced by manufacturing companies today. They will appreciate the practical benefits and applications of i4.0. They will also understand that i4.0 is not a subtractive force by taking away their jobs but to help them scale up the value-add chain. Accessible by PC or any handheld devices, participants can learn anytime and anywhere.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Describe the various emerging technologies employed as part of Industry 4.0 for Advanced Manufacturing

Topics to be covered

Topic 1 - Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing:
• What is Advanced Manufacturing?
• Benefits of Advanced Manufacturing
• Diving into Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Topic 2 - Industrial Internet of Things
• What is the Industrial Internet Of Things (IIOT)?
• SIIOT Implementation
• Application of IIOT in factory Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

Topic 3 - Industrial Networks
• Industrial Internet of Things
• Industrial Networks

Topic 4 – Cybersecurity
• Anatomy of ICS Attacks 
• Social engineering
• Protect Against Social Engineering

Topic 5 - Artificial Intelligent and Machine Learning
• Rise of the chatbot
• The Learning Machine is Here
• Artificial Intelligence

Topic 6 – Manufacturing Analytics
• Introduction to Manufacturing Analytics
• Introduction to Analytics
• Different Types of Analytics

Topic 7 – Data Traceability
• Introduction to Traceability
• Type of Traceability, and Traceability tools
• Case Studies on Traceability

Topic 8 - Quality Management in I4.0
• How will I4.0 affect Quality Management? 
• How will I4.0 affect Production Quality? 
• How will I4.0 affect Quality in Supporting Operations? 

Topic 9 – Robotics
• Industrial Robots and Benefits
• Robot safety
• Cobots and AGVs

Topic 10 - Enterprise Automation
• The Automation Pyramid
• The Manufacturing Execution System
• Enterprise Resource Planning

Suitable for

Technicians/Senior Technicians

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic English proficiency

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 assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

$60.99 (incl. GST)

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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 a 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.