Specialist Diploma in IC Assembly & Test


This course will enhance your knowledge and skills and enable you to undertake engineering functions in the field of IC Assembly & Test in the semiconductor industry.

Upon graduating from the course, you will be equipped with the following engineering functions:

  • equipment engineering
  • product test engineering
  • process engineering

Target Participants
The intended target participants are fresh graduates and working professionals who possess a Polytechnic diploma in Engineering or University degree in Engineering or Physical Science.

This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Study Award. For more information, please visit the website below.

 Course Information

Course Date:

To be advised

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 1 year

This course consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC)

Course Frequency:

1 time a week, 9am – 5pm on one weekday

Application Period:

Not applicable for October 2020 semester

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Post-Diploma Certificate


PDC 1: IC Manufacturing and Equipment

PDC2: IC Process Technology

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 



SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens



Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above



Singapore Citizens aged below 40



Singapore Permanent Residents



Others & Repeat Students



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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

At the entry level, the job positions are Associate Engineers. Upon completing the course under the Earn and Learn Programme, graduates can look forward to role expansion in their work scope. They can also look forward to upgrading their knowledge and skills through further CET and executive programmes offered by local Institutes of Higher Learning.

 Contact Us


Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in IC Assembly & Test, students are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). Each PDC can be completed in 1 semester, ie. 6 months. A certificate will be issued once the requirements for each PDC are met. ELP students must complete the course within 12 months.

Post-Diploma Certificate in IC Manufacturing and Equipment

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject provides knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in Applying Good Manufacturing Practices and Factory Systems that are widely used in the Assembly & Test sector. It also provides occupational knowledge and skills to adopt systematic approaches in managing problems and making decisions in a technical environment. It covers best practices in production areas, workplace safety and health, identifying non-conformances of good manufacturing practices and makes corrective actions against them; monitor, update and generate reports from Factory Systems. It also covers effective problem-solving and decision-making methodologies which include root cause analysis, alternatives and/or solutions, decision making on approaches to implement solutions and evaluate effectiveness of solution.


This practice-based subject provides know-how and practical kills in automation technology and troubleshooting of equipment in advanced manufacturing. Topics covered include assembly and commissioning of mechatronics automation system, pneumatics, electrical/electronic systems, programmable logic controllers, commonly found equipment modules such as AC-DC power distribution, pneumatic circuits, interlock and safety systems. Both hardware and software links between the main factory automation components are introduced.  Through practical sessions, the students will be trained to analyse equipment schematic, diagnose and troubleshoot equipment modules.

Post-Diploma Certificate in IC Process Technology

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject provides knowledge and skills in areas of Integrated Circuit (IC) assembly. It covers various semiconductor assembly processes, material properties, packaging technologies, Integrated Circuit (IC) Failure Analysis (FA) techniques, failure mechanisms and reliability test. It also covers the process flow and techniques of failure analysis, and the use of various types of equipment in identifying the root cause of IC failures.


This subject provides knowledge and skills on the modules of the test and measurement of semiconductor devices including digital devices, mixed-signal devices and memory devices.  The subject also covers the methodology to develop test program according to device specifications and debugging of program errors.


In this subject, students will integrate and apply their knowledge as well as skills learned to their project in a practical environment. The emphasis will be on knowledge and skills application innovation and creativity.  The project nature should be of the following nature:

  • It must be a substantial work related to an industrial program.
  • It may be an innovative product, system or process; or an improvement to existing product, system or process.
  • It may include some form of developmental work and evaluation of workable designs and implementation of ideas.

The company project will commence concurrently with Post-Diploma Certificate in Wafer Fabrication Equipment Technology.

Modes of Assessment

Class participation

Class tests



Minimum Entry Requirements

 At least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Engineering, or University Degree in Engineering or Physical Science, or equivalent.

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.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017