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Course Overview

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.



Students will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of industrial robots, mainly in terms of classification, workspaces, sensors and actuators, interconnection, and typical applications

  • Describe the safety devices for industrial robots

  • Select appropriate major components used for a robotics system, taking into consideration of safety requirements

  • Apply robotic control principle to integrate major components to perform various applications

  • Implement motion planning, trajectory generation and control functions as well as algorithm of the robots

  • Calibrate and troubleshoot robotic systems

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  • Basic features of robotic systems

  • Actuators and drivers

  • Sensors

  • Programming of robot controller system

  • Control performance of robotic systems 

  • Pose and path of robots in its operational space

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of robotic systems



Modes of Assessment


Continual assessment is carried out throughout the semester in various combinations of all or some of the following assessment components: class participation or attitude, written test, graded lab, and project. Students will be assessed in their effectiveness to work in groups during lab work.





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be issued the Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Specialist Diploma in Robotics & Automation.

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

7pm - 10pm
Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$126.18
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,239.06
Others & Repeat Students S$1,239.06

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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