The Workforce Skills Qualification Precision Engineering (WSQ PE) Graduate Diploma in Design and Processes is a joint programme by Nanyang Technological University, College of Professional and Continuing Education (NTU-CoPaCE) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). The objective of the course is to inculcate the core competencies including fundamental knowledge and skills in precision engineering design and processes necessary for managers and engineers in precision engineering related manufacturing industries. Participants will gain basic knowledge, techniques and skills in precision engineering design and various processes that are used in the manufacturing industry. They have to complete the 2 core modules and any 3 out of the 6 electives offered to complete the Graduate Diploma. They are:
 

Core Modules
 

 
WSQ Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
 
WSQ Implement Optical Metrology
Electives

WSQ Manage High Vacuum Technology
WSQ Design for Assembly in Manufacturing
WSQ Establish Lean Six Sigma Methodology
WSQ Tolerance Stackup and Analysis in Mechanical Design
WSQ Apply Statistics for Lean Six Sigma
Core Modules
WSQ Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

Course Fee: $1717.35 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:
SG/SPR - $1,252.35

WTS - $192.60

ETSS - $272.85

MCES - $272.85

 

Today, engineering drawings are used to define or describe most manufactured parts. In each of these parts, tolerances are specified to cater for the variations encountered in the manufacturing process. This is to ensure that acceptable levels of variation and quality for each geometric feature can be achieved when parts are assembled together to form an engineering product.

As mechanical designs can be complex involving numerous parts and sub-assemblies, increasingly more firms are required to specify and interpret GD&T symbols on these drawings so that better clarity and acceptance rates can be achieved. This course seeks to look at the GD&T language and its related symbols, its concepts and rules as well as to read, interpret and specify them so that greater technical and productivity can be achieved.

This course relates to all personnel needing to read engineering drawings for design and drafting.

 

 

WSQ Implement Optical Metrology

Course Fee: $1625.33 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:

SG/SPR - $1,205.33
WTS - $182.28
ETSS - $258.23
MCES - $258.23
 

Duration: 4 Days

 

Measurement at the micro, meso and nano level is utmost importance to meet the challenging needs of today’s engineering needs. This course in this context focuses on giving conceptual and exercise oriented training of measurement methodologies employing optical concepts currently employed optical metrological methodologies and related equipments and its relevance to industry. Current developments and importance of new optical metrological concepts and tools for measurement with the required accuracy will also be introduced to the students. The course will focus on reinforcing the measurement concepts practiced in optics industries through case studies. It will also cover latest developments and challenges (both at industry and research and developmental stages) in optical measurements.

This course relates to all personnel needing to apply and learn measurement methods and measuring Instruments in engineering ranging from manufacturing, inspection, to procurement. Through the course it may assist them to better manage their project scope, correct choice of instruments, quality problem solving and cost.
Electives
WSQ Manage High Vacuum Technology

Course Fee: $1625.33 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:

SG/SPR - $1,205.33
WTS - $182.28
ETSS - $258.23
MCES - $258.23

 

Duration: 4 Days

 

Vacuum Systems are widely used in the precision engineering and manufacturing industries. The benefits and applications of vacuum technology are obvious. Less obvious are how these systems operate and how they are maintained. This course, therefore, is designed to familiarise participants with the essential understanding of how to design, operate and maintain vacuum systems.

This course relates to all personnel needing to design, operate and maintain vacuum systems. Through the course, it would be assist them to better manage vacuum systems resulting in improved performance, quality and cost.
WSQ Design for Assembly in Manufacturing

Course Fee: $1625.33 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:

SG/SPR - $1,205.33
WTS - $182.28
ETSS - $258.23
MCES - $258.23
 

Duration: 4 Days

 

Best-selling products are not only innovative and satisfy customer needs, they are of high quality and are value for money. Under-pinning a best-selling product are ease of manufacture and assembly; typically 53% of all manufacturing time is due to assembly while 75% of the cost of a manufactured product is determined at the design stage. It is imperative then to learn about the underlying principles of design for ease of assembly.

The objective of the course is to teach the principles and techniques to design for ease of assembly, designed for technical personnel in design, manufacturing, process and quality control. After the course, participants can appreciate the underlying principles and rules for manufacturing a high quality, cost-effective product.
This course relates to all technical personnel in design, manufacturing, process and quality control department.
 
WSQ Establish Lean Six Sigma Methodology 

Course Fee: $1717.35 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:

SG/SPR - $1,244.85
WTS - $192.60
ETSS - $272.85
MCES - $272.85
 

Duration: 4.5 Days

 

Lean Six Sigma methodology is used in many industries in its drive for enhancing innovation and productivity. This programme gives participants a comprehensive understanding of how Lean Six Sigma works to generate the benefits it offers. Participants receive an overview of the key principles, strategies and tools used in Lean Six Sigma initiative and how this methodology can get and keep your organization on the road to success.

The Lean Six Sigma course focuses on process improvement through waste elimination and variation reduction. It is applied on processes that are inefficient and ineffective. The applications of tools are not restricted to manufacturing or engineering processes, it could also be applied to transactional process in Human Resources, Finance or Customer Services.

The course primarily aims to enable all course participants to improve process efficiency and effectiveness for productivity and innovation gain in their organisation.

* Visit www.ntu.edu.sg/cce for more information about the Accelerated Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
WSQ Tolerance Stackup and Analysis in Mechanical Design

Course Fee: $1809.37 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:

SG/SPR - $1,284.37
WTS - $202.92
ETSS - $287.47
MCES - $287.47

 

Duration: 5 Days

Mechanical designs can be complex involving numerous parts and sub-assemblies. In the manufacture of these parts and sub-assemblies, they are subjected to variation. Hence, a better understanding of their form, fit and function is vital. For better clarity and quality acceptance, more firms are now specifying their engineering drawings using GD&T symbols so as to better control its geometric and functional characteristics. Tolerance stackup methods are then used to ensure that the cumulative effects of these tolerances are acceptable to the functional aspects in a sub-assembly. In this course, a disciplined tolerance stickup and analysis approach would be applied on engineering part assemblies subject to different and multiple GD&T specifications.
WSQ Apply Statistics for Lean Six Sigma 

Course Fee: $1510.84 (include GST)

Subsidised Fee #:

SG/SPR - $1,143.34
WTS - $169.44
ETSS - $285.84
MCES - $285.84

 

Duration: 3.5 Days

 

Applying Statistics for Lean Six Sigma builds measurement and analytical skills that enable more refined and sophisticated use of data. These newly acquired skills and techniques then become the "power tools" which all Lean Six Sigma Practitioners apply when charts, graphs and "descriptive" data methods fall short.

Just as important as how to apply these analytical methods, this workshop emphasises when and why statistical tools should be applied to add value to the organisation.

* Visit www.ntu.edu.sg/cce for more information about the Accelerated Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Who Should Attend
These courses are designed for Engineering Managers, Product Designers, Quality Control Engineers and Inspectors, Procurement Personnel, Researchers and Technical staff in precision mechanics, optics components and optical instrumentation from the Precision Engineering, Semiconductor and Electronics industries.
NEW Course fees and funding scheme
SN Cat B (Valid from 1 April 2016) WSQ Apply Statistics for Lean Six Sigma WSQ Design for Manufacture and Assembly WSQ Establish Lean Six Sigma Methodology WSQ Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing WSQ Implement Optical Metrology WSQ Manage High Vacuum Technology WSQ Tolerance Stackup and Analysis in Mechancial Design
1 Full course fee (w/o GST) $1,412.00 $1,519.00 $1,605.00 $1,605.00 $1,519.00 $1,519.00 $1,691.00
2 WDA grant # $367.50 $420.00 $472.50 $465.00 $420.00 $420.00 $525.00
3 Nett course fee $1,044.50 $1,099.00 $1,132.50 $1,140.00 $1,099.00 $1,099.00 $1,166.00
4 7% GST on full course fee $98.84 $106.33 $112.35 $112.35 $106.33 $106.33 $118.37
5 Total nett course fee payable, including GST $1,143.34 $1,205.33 $1,244.85 $1,252.35 $1,205.33 $1,205.33 $1,284.37
6 Additional funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS) $973.90 $1,023.05 $1,052.25 $1,059.75 $1,023.05 $1,023.05 $1,081.45
7 Total nett course fee payable, including GST,
after additional funding from WTS
$169.44 $182.28 $192.60 $192.60 $182.28 $182.28 $202.92
8 Additional funding if eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) $857.50 $947.10 $972.00 $979.50 $947.10 $947.10 $996.90
9 Total nett course fee payable, including GST,
after additional funding from ETSS
$285.84 $258.23 $272.85 $272.85 $258.23 $258.23 $287.47
10 Additional funding if eligible under SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) $857.50 $947.10 $972.00 $979.50 $947.10 $947.10 $996.90
11 Total nett course fee payable, including GST,
after additional funding from MCES
$285.84 $258.23 $272.85 $272.85 $258.23 $258.23 $287.47

Important Note #:

  • The above fee structure is based on WDA CAT B grant scheme and is currently valid for course runs from 1 April 2016 onwards. Pricing are indicative and subject to WDA's approval.
  • Funding scheme available for participants listed below. Visit WDA and SkillsFuture website for more information or alternatively, click on the weblink directly to find out more.
     
    Support Scheme Weblink
    Workfare Training Support (WTS) Click Here
    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) Click Here
    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Click Here
    Funding for Employer-Based Training Click Here
Awards
WDA Certification
Upon completion and passing of all required assessments, participants will receive a formal recognition through the award of a Statement of Attainment (SOA)^ from WDA.

In addition, participants who successfully complete and pass the respective assessments for 2 core modules and 3 electives will be awarded the WSQ Graduate Diploma in Design and Processes. Terms and conditions apply.

^The SOA is a nationally-recognized qualification by WDA indicating the participant’s ability of competence in a particular area to perform a task appropriate to her/his occupational level and work demands.

CET Qualification Award (CQA)
The CET Qualification Award (CQA) was introduced in March 2011 to recognize the efforts of Singapore Citizens (regardless of whether they are sponsored by their employers or are paying for the training themselves) in crossing the barriers to upgrading via the WSQ system and attaining key milestones. Singapore Citizens who successfully attain a WSQ Certificate, WSQ Higher Certificate, or WSQ Advanced Certificate, for the first time from 1 March 2011 will be eligible to apply for a cash award of $200. Singapore Citizens who successfully attain a WSQ Diploma, or WSQ Specialist Diploma, from 1 March 2011 for the first time will be eligible to apply to WDA for a cash award of $1,000. Eligible Singapore Citizens can start applying for CQA through the website www.skillsconnect.gov.sg by logging in with their SINGPass.

Training Commitment Award (TCA)*
Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) Scheme recipients may receive TCA after attaining WSQ Statements of Attainment or Qualifications. For every two WSQ Statements of Attainment (SOA) attained or upon completion of a qualification, Singapore Citizens will be eligible for a cash reward of $200, capped at $400/year. No application is required and TCA is paid together with Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payouts.
*Please refer to the T&Cs in the brochure for qualification of TCA.
 

Terms and Conditions

Criteria for WSQ Funding and Certification
To be eligible, participants:
- must be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore
- may be employer-sponsored, self-sponsored or unemployed
- achieve 75% attendance
- pass all required assessments, or face a re-test within 2 weeks after the last day of the course.
- eligibility acceptance subject to final approval by WDA before course commencement.
*Participants who do not fulfil the above criteria are not eligible for WSQ funding and certification, and are required to pay the course fee in full.  

Absentee Payroll Grant
SkillsConnect
• With effect from 1 Jul 2010, all Absentee Payroll Grants will be applicable via the SkillsConnect system
(http://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/).
• You are required to login with a valid SingPass, with authorised access from your organisation as well.
For further information relating to WSQ funding and Absentee Payroll Grants, please contact the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) at: Tel: 6883 5885 | Email: wda_enquiry@wda.gov.sg  

Requisite
Participant will be awarded a Design and Processes Graduate Diploma by WDA on completion of the 2 core modules with any 3 electives.

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