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Course Overview

This 12-month work-study programme is designed for engineering graduates who are interested to delve deeper in advanced manufacturing. It aims to equip participants with the relevant skills to meet the industry demands for trained specialists in robotics and control & automation. Participants will learn how to install, commission, maintain and troubleshoot robotic and automation equipment.

Entry Requirements

Eligibility Criteria


Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation OR the Operationally Ready Date (ORD) for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes.


The Sign-on Incentive is only applicable for Singapore Citizens.


Feeder Programmes

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electronics 
  • Diploma in Mechatronics 


Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electronics & Computer Engineering 
  • Diploma in Automation & Mechatronic Systems 
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


Singapore Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • Diploma in Mechatronics and Robotics 
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electronics Systems 
  • Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering


Republic Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 


Other relevant Engineering disciplines

What You'll 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. Students must complete the course within 12 months.

Subject Code Subject
ECCT201 Robotics Systems, Control and Troubleshooting

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.

ECCT202 Robotics Integration and Adaptation

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.

Subject Code Subject
ECMF208 Automation Control and Interfacing

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.

ECMF205 Manufacturing Equipment and Troubleshooting

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.

Career Opportunities

At the entry level, the job positions are Associate Engineers1. Upon completing the course under the Work-Study 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 Continuous Education Training (CET) and executive programmes offered by local Institutes of Higher Learning.


1Job titles may vary across companies

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

April & October


12 Months


Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 


1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
3. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
4. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)


Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.


Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.


Only applicants who are hired successfully and placed on this programme by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the Work-Study Post-Diploma Courses.

Course Fees

Fees Type Course Fees per PDC
(w GST)

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$321.00
Aged below 40 S$346.68
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$322.68
Repeat Students S$3,158.64
Non-Singapore Citizens  
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,296.00
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$336.48
Repeat Students S$3,240.00

Course fees payable is based on per Post-Diploma Certificate.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Course Contact

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

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/wsp
  • 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 a course with low enrolment.