Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation


The Specialist Diploma in Robotics and Automation will equip you with the relevant skills to meet the industry demands for trained specialists in robotics and control & automation. Upon graduating from the course, you will be equipped to undertake the following engineering functions:

  • installation, commissioning, and maintenance of robotic and automation equipment
  • troubleshooting of automation equipment
  • application of robot for collaboration in workplace
  • configuring programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

Target Participants
This course is targeted at those who are working as Associate Engineer, Automation Engineer, Equipment Engineer and Robotics Engineer in the areas of installation, commissioning, and maintenance and troubleshooting of automation equipment and robotics equipment and application.

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

 Course Information

Semester Commencement:

20 April 2020

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 1 year
This course consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC)

Course Frequency:

Evening Lesson
Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm

Application Period:

04 November 2019 - 19 January 2020

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Post-Diploma Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 


SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents


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

Graduates of the Specialist Diploma in Robotics and Automation should be able to integrate robotics automation systems for robot assisted production as well as troubleshooting the various modules, parts and circuits of industrial robot. They will be ready to contribute constructively towards implementation of a smart manufacturing industry.

 Contact Us


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

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Robotics and Automation, students are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). Each PDC can be completed in 1 semester, i.e. 6 months. A certificate will be issued once the requirements for each PDC are met.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Robotics

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject provides participants with the knowledge and skills of robot internal structure, controller, as well as troubleshooting the various modules, parts and circuits of industrial robot. Topics covered includes robot safety requirements, classification of different industrial robots, workspace and integration, troubleshooting of robot parts & circuits which includes controller system, motion controller, motors, encoders, sensors and the related actuators, programming of robot controller system and communication/fieldbus, implementation of kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, plan and developing routes for mobile robot. It also includes robot performance monitoring, maintenance, repair and calibration.


This subject provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills in planning and integrating robotics automation system for robot assisted production, and adapting robot to various industrial process control automation applications. Topics covered includes robotics automation system safety requirement, operation of automated robots & systems which includes connectivity with system interfaces, calibration of robot arms, mechanical alignment, design of end effectors for adaptation, mechanical integration of robot with automation system, design and plan logic controller, robot programming, PLC Logic design, configure human machine interface and industrial networks/fieldbus, integration of machine vision, apply kinematic, optimized robot movement and routes, apply computer control and interface, data & information management, Internet of Things (IoT) and data analysis in robotics automation, remote robot control and monitoring, and installation and commission of robotics automation system.

Post-Diploma Certificate in Automation

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject provides participants with the knowledge and skills for automation control and system interfaces. Topics covered include automation equipment safety, risk assessment, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and software control structure, integration of sensors and actuators, mode of operations, and error handling. It also covered the configuration of Human Machine Interface (HMI), industrial networks and fieldbus, and installation and commissioning of automated equipment.


This practice-based subject provides participants with the know-how and practical skills in automation technology and equipment troubleshooting for the manufacturing industry. Topics covered include the assembly and commissioning of automation systems and commonly-used equipment modules such as, AC-DC power distribution, pneumatic circuits, and safety systems. The analysis of equipment schematics and the troubleshooting of equipment modules will be taught through practical laboratory sessions.

Modes of Assessment



Written tests

Practical tests

Case studies



Minimum Entry Requirements

 At least a Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Work-Learn Technical Diploma in Engineering.

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