SGUS Semiconductor Technology


Aligned with the national agenda of supporting Singaporeans during the economy downturn, exacerbated by the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic, answered to this call by rolling out SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Semiconductor Technology Program, to secure the nation’s generic manufacturing capabilities. The SGUS Programmes aim to impart our future workforce with industry-relevant competencies, empowering trainees with sector-specific, digital and employability skills & competencies, allowing SGUS Trainees competitive advantages in the job market during economic recovery. SGUS Trainees can look forward to rewarding career opportunities in the Engineering sector. The Engineering industries remain largely resilient where hiring are still ongoing amidst sluggish job market arising from economic slowdown.

Trainees are required to equip with a computer Notebook (installed with minimally windows10 OS) when attending lessons.

Course Objectives

The Programme aims to provide industry-relevant training opportunities for SGUS Trainees to upskill/reskill themselves with essential skills & competencies for the semiconductor sector which has a shortage of manpower so that they are job ready when employment opportunity arises to take on positions, particularly to meet the demands of the semiconductor industry in wafer fabrication. Some of the relevant jobs are assistant engineer in process, quality, product, integration and equipment for the Semicon Industry.

Suitable for

The Programme is specially designed for individuals to acquire knowledge and skills to work in the Semiconductor Industry.

Industry and Career Options 

With the skills and knowledge gained from this programme, trainees will be able to take on new challenges in Electronics sector. 

Career options include:
Technician/Associate engineer for process, quality, product, integration, equipment and facility for the Semiconductor & Electronics Industry.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident aged 21 and above, and is able to commit to the full-time training schedule.

In addition, the target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:

a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions and part-time / post-graduate programmes; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 and are entering the labour force.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the programme:

1. GCE ‘O’ Level: 
English Language Grade 1 – 7
Mathematics (Elementary or Additional) Grade 1 – 6
Science Grade 1 – 6

2. Nitec / Nitec in Technology in an engineering or information technology discipline 

3. Higher Nitec/ Higher Nitec in Technology in an engineering or information technology discipline.

4. Relevant WSQ Diploma qualification or equivalent 

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 may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline

The Programme consists of seven (7) certificates to be conducted within one (1) academic year. 

Classes will be conducted in full-time mode, 5 days per week, 15 hours or more per week.

1. Certificate in Communication and Interpersonal Skills (1 month)
This certificate covers the key communication areas which include mindset transformation, emotional intelligence (EQ), communications between generations and building digital confidence in the workplace.

2. Certificate in Introduction to Analytics, Cyber Security, AI and Blockchain (1 month)
This certificate introduces key concepts in the areas of data and visual analytics using Power BI, statistics, cyber security, blockchain, AI and machine learning.

3. Certificate in Essential and Emerging Skills for Employability (1 month)
This certificate covers fundamentals in various essential areas within an organisation, which includes human resource, finance, design thinking, robotic process automation and digital marketing.

4. Certificate in Electrical & Digital Circuit Fundamentals (2 months)
It covers the fundamentals of electrical and digital principles to provide foundation knowledge for subsequent modular certificates.

5. Certificate in Electronics (2 months)
It covers the fundamentals of Analog and Digital Electronics to provide foundation knowledge to appreciate the role of technology in engineering firms.

6. Certificate in Job Specialisation for Semiconductor Technology Specialist (2 months)
This certificate trains participants in wafer fabrication technologies and quality control, which are essential for the semiconductor manufacturing industry.  Students will also learn basics of Internet Of Things and Data Analytics to support smart manufacturing.

7. Practicum (3 months)
This project module provides opportunities for learners embark on an industry project either in-house or in an attachment to a company.

Please click here for here synopsis.

*Certificates may not be conducted according to the sequence listed.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Upon completion of the modules in each Certificate, trainees will be awarded a Certificate of Completion
• Upon completion of all the certificates, trainees will be awarded with a Certificate in SGUS Semiconductor Technology certificate. 

Please refer here for the FAQ on SGUS programme.

Course Fees

Full Fees (inclusive of GST): $31,081.36
Subsidised Fees for Singaporeans & Singapore PR (inclusive of GST): $1,000.00

Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.

Refund Policy:

• The programmes allow trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.
• Refund of paid course fees will be pro-rated based on certificates that have not commenced
• Trainees who wish to exit from the programme must write to

Register Here

Please refer to the application procedure

Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

Date of Course Commencement:
1 Dec 2020

Registration Period:
19 Oct 2020 - 17 Nov 2020

*Registration may be closed earlier once seats are filled up. 

Class Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9 am to 6 pm (at least 15 hours or more per week)
Lessons will be conducted in online synchronous/asynchronous or face-to-face mode

956 hours (1 year)


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