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Course Overview

With the adoption of the Industry 4.0 model, Singapore’s manufacturing industry is gearing up to enhance efficiency and competitiveness through digitalisation. There is a rising demand for individuals with multidisciplinary skillsets in manufacturing and digitalisation implementation. Through this course, you will be well-equipped with these two valuable skillsets.


This course references the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) framework and leverages the technologies and know-how deployed in the Temasek Polytechnic Advanced Manufacturing Centre (TP AMC). You will acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills to take up more complex job roles to handle technological transformations in the evolving advanced manufacturing industries.


At the end of the course, you will emerge a competent professional ready to meet the demands of the digital transformation in the manufacturing industry.



All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements


‘O’ Levels

At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes

and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec

GPA ≥2.0  OR

GPA ≥1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR


GPA ≥3.5  OR

GPA ≥3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

GPA ≥2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

GPA ≥3.5 with 1 years of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

Relevant WSQ Qualification with 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literary Statement of Attainment (SOA) (Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA) (Level 6)

Without relevant academic qualifications At least 2 years of relevant working experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on 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.

Who Should Attend

The intended target audience is a non-diploma working professional who is currently working in or aspiring to join the Engineering, Logistics, Precision Engineering, Aerospace Manufacturing and Electronics Manufacturing sector. This course will impart participants with multi-disciplinary and cross-functional skillsets for end-to-end solutions demanded in the advanced manufacturing landscape.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing & Automation), participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.



Modular Certificate in Supply Chain & Logistics IT

This certificate provides an overview of the supply chain management and logistics IT in the manufacturing industry. Graduates from this modular certification will not only gain the skills of logistics operations but will be able to understand and have first-hand experience to the various advanced technology solutions in the evolving logistics field. 

Subject Code Subject
BCLO009 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain, the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs.

It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

BCLO010 Enterprise Resource Management

This subject covers the key business and operational processes within an enterprise.  The use of an ERP system will be used to illustrate how enterprise system integrate information and work flow across a company's various business functions.

BCLO011 Supply Chain Management & Technology

The subject provides an overview of the relations between supply chain management and logistics management, and their impact on the success of organisations. It focuses on the major functional components in a supply chain and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the success of a business organisation. The application of technology will also be emphasised, as technology is a key driver of business operations in the supply chain.

Modular Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing System

This certificate provides learners with hands-on understanding of the various technology enablers to the advanced manufacturing systems in the industry. Learners will have the first-hand understanding and experience to various smart manufacturing systems solutions. They will also cover in greater depth on areas relating to CAD (Computer Aided Design) and additive manufacturing, as well as robotics and automation solutions.

Subject Code Subject
ECMF101 Smart Manufacturing System

This subject introduces the core elements of a smart manufacturing system where real-time manufacturing data enables flexibility and increase productivity. An introduction to advanced manufacturing and key enabling technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems, Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) and Augmented Reality (AR) are used to lay the foundation for understanding the application and benefits of smart manufacturing. 

ECME101 CAD & Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing, also commonly known as 3D Printing, is becoming an important manufacturing technique in advanced manufacturing that complements existing manufacturing processes.


In this subject, the main topics covered include principles and development of Additive Manufacturing, design guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (ISO/ASTM 52911-2), design of support structures, generalized process chain, process selection guidelines, pre-processing software, post-processing methods and laser-based powder bed.

ECMF102 Robotics & Automation

This subject covers factory automation systems that are the foundation for advanced manufacturing systems. It provides the essential concepts and background on industrial automation, robotics and their applications, as well as their integration into a complete manufacturing system. You will also learn the working principles and applications of automation equipment and how to automate production processes to achieve quality and high productivity. Both hardware and software links between the main factory automation components are introduced.

Modular Certificate in Industrial Connectivity

This certificate exposes learners to modern industrial networking and gives them the opportunity to understand industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) which is increasingly leveraged by manufacturers for digital transformation. IoT offers new opportunities for connecting various manufacturing operations and transforms business processes. Learners will have practical skill-based learning on setting up Industrial IoT control systems to creating simple applications to make automation equipment smart for the manufacturing sector.

Subject Code Subject
ECMF103 Introduction to Smart Automation

This subject provides the fundamentals of automation in a manufacturing environment. Four main topics are covered; namely pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, programmable logic controllers and an introduction to advanced manufacturing. Essential knowledge of the working principles and applications of automation equipment are covered, followed by an overview of how to automate production processes to achieve quality and high productivity. You will also be introduced to the concept of smart automation and the key concepts of advanced manufacturing.

ECCC101 Edge Computing and Machine Learning

This subject covers the technical skillsets required for applying machine learning algorithms and deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) models onto edge computing devices. It provides the essential concepts and background on data analytics, supervised and unsupervised machine learning models, the process of optimization and their applications in advanced manufacturing.

ECCC102 Industrial IoT Analytics

This subject provides the essential concepts and skills needed for implementing digital transformation in smart manufacturing plants. It covers the application of industrial software platforms to wirelessly interconnect sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment. The students will learn to develop dashboard for acquiring, analyzing and displaying data that is commonly found in Advanced Manufacturing. Modern approaches in activation of hardware and software responses when interventions are required for process improvement or corrective actions are also covered in detail.

Modular Certificate in Analytics & Application Development

This certificate offers learners the fundamental understanding to working with data, one of the main drivers for digital manufacturing. Learners have the opportunity to work with data and create web applications. Learners will also cover the subject regarding security for internet-enabled devices that connect to each other on wireless networks.

Subject Code Subject
CAN1C01 Web Application Development

This subject introduces the concepts of web application development. Topics covered include web page design, front-end and back-end web development and web deployment.

CAN1C02 Data Visualisation

This subject covers graphing fundamentals, graphing properties and building dashboards for reporting purposes using relevant statistical modelling and analysis techniques. Topics covered include the preparation of reports and dashboards following data analysis to support managerial decision-making.

CAN1C03 IoT Security

This subject introduces the security and privacy issues involved in the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services. Topics covered include cryptography, capability, access-control mechanisms, authentication models and privacy support through data abstraction, integration and data synchronisation.

Modular Certificate in Design Thinking

This certificate teaches the design-thinking framework and guides learners through practical projects to practise the design thinking tools to generate multiple possibilities and humanised solutions for products, services and business innovation.

Subject Code Subject
DCE015Z Introduction to Design Thinking

This is a foundational subject that introduces students to the fundamentals of Design Thinking. The subject will discuss different design research methodologies available. It will include several design research method assignments such as Contextual Inquiry, Usability Testing, Survey, Persona Framing, etc. and methods for distillation of research insight for specific design issue and context.

DCE016Z Design Thinking For Innovation

This subject introduces the SEE-Cycle Design Thinking framework. The subject will include various assignments and workshops to help the student grasp the concept of Scoping, Exploring, and Experimenting process. Students will be introduced to tools such as User Journey Map, Empathy Map, etc.

DCE017Z Design Thinking in Practice

This is a “Close to Real World” project-based subject. It will challenge students to use and put into practice, the design thinking framework as well as applied research. If the situation permits, the student will be working alongside with an industry collaborator to resolve a business problem through the design thinking process. Student will be exposed to ideation tool such as , SCAMPER, Card Sorting, Idea Bundling, Storyboarding , etc. as well as collaboration, visual and communication tools such as Figma, Miro, etc. They will be applying quick prototyping techniques such as 3D Printing, Adobe Experience, etc. to validate and communicate their ideas and design solutions. 

Modes of Assessment


  • Written and Practical tests
  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Projects

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course can look forward to taking up the following types of positions:


Technicians / Assistant Engineers / Technologists in Automation, Electrical/Electronics and Mechatronics-related field for manufacturing industries


Technicians / Assistant Engineers / Technologists in Digital Manufacturing, Predictive Maintenance, Robotics, CAD and Additive Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Data Analytics and Industrial IoT for manufacturing industries

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  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    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.