SkillsFuture Study Award for Advanced Manufacturing
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

Big data, robotics, and additive manufacturing are some of the technologies that are driving the convergence of digital and physical in every industrial sector. This convergence, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, holds immense opportunities for Singapore and will create dense and interconnected networks of facilities, suppliers, partners, and customers. It will create new jobs of tomorrow, where man and machine work together to manage smart facilities and global supply chains.

Leading firms such as Shell, Micron and Merck, and many key global suppliers such as ABB and Siemens, have chosen Singapore as a strategic manufacturing hub. Some, like Panasonic and Infineon Technologies, have also made investments to transform their existing manufacturing facilities into smart factories of the future. The vibrancy of our manufacturing ecosystem has therefore led companies to site not just production facilities, but the full suite of headquarters, research and development, and supply chain management functions in Singapore to serve the region.

Singapore has a highly-skilled and adaptable workforce, ranked second in the 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index. Through national initiatives such as the SkillsFuture movement and the SkillsFuture Study Awards, the Singapore Government continues to work alongside industry players and institutes of Higher Learning to equip our people with the necessary skills for Advanced Manufacturing.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the Advanced Manufacturing industry

  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying courses

  • Required to complete chosen course

  • Required to incur out-of-pocket training-related expenses associated with the course (i.e. must not be fully sponsored by company or other government agencies for all course fees and training-related expenses associated with the course)

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award


Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers.

Supported Courses

Course Institution
MSc in Management of Technology  National University of Singapore
 WSQ Diploma in Precision Engineering (Master Craftsman Skills)  Nanyang Polytechnic
 WSQ Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Additive Manufacturing)
 WSQ Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Master Craftsman Skills)
 Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Artificial Intelligence)  Singapore Polytechnic
 Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Data Analytics)
 Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Predictive Analytics)
 Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Big Data And Streaming Analytics)
 Specialist Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence  Republic Polytechnic
 Specialist Diploma in AI Solutions Development  Temasek Polytechnic
 Specialist Diploma in Robotics and Automation

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

Applications close on 31 Dec 2018

Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take up to 8 weeks from the date of application. Kindly note that all applications are subject to EDB's assessment and only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


National University of Singapore

MSc in Management of Technology
Ms Mavis Chin
Phone: 6516 8502


Nanyang Polytechnic

Mr Desmond Tan / Mr Mike Kwek
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0674 / 6550 0677


Singapore Polytechnic

Mrs Chang-Tan Pek Kin
Phone: 6772 1890


Republic Polytechnic
Mr Eric Kwek
Phone: 6697 1788

Temasek Polytechnic
Ms Chelsia Lim
Phone: 6788 1212




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