SkillsFuture Study Award for Aerospace Sector
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

The global Aerospace industry is set for an era of unprecedented growth. As the appetite for air travel continues to grow, the global fleet size is anticipated to double over the next two decades, creating abundant opportunities for Aerospace manufacturers, suppliers, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies. With one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of Aerospace companies in Asia, Singapore is well-positioned to benefit from the growth of this industry.


Over the years, Singapore has developed into a leading Aerospace hub that includes manufacturing, engineering, R&D, MRO, and other aftermarket services such as pilot training, fleet management, aircraft conversions and modifications, and supply chain activities. In 2016, the industry employed 21,500 workers and achieved an output of S$8.9 billion. Singapore’s reputation of delivering high-quality and complex products and services will continue to require a talented local workforce that continuously seeks to improve and upgrade its skills.


The courses supported under the SkillsFuture Study Award for Aerospace were identified based on the trends and requirements of the industry. A highly-trained workforce is needed to support the industry’s development in various areas, including automation, digitization, additive manufacturing, and advanced composites. 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the Aerospace 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
 Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace Manufacturing)  
 Nanyang Polytechnic1
 WSQ Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Master Craftsman Skills)
 WSQ Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering (Additive Manufacturing)
Specialist Diploma in Advanced Networking
 Specialist Diploma in Electronic Systems Development
 Specialist Diploma in Embedded Systems
 Specialist Diploma in Wireless Technology
 Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management)  Republic Polytechnic
 Specialist Diploma in Advanced Composites
 Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics
 Specialist Diploma in Digital Technologies for a Smart City  Singapore Polytechnic2
 Advanced Diploma in Process Control & Instrumentation
 Diploma in Engineering (Control and Automation)


1For qualifying courses at Nanyang Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

2For qualifying courses at Singapore Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

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.


Nanyang Polytechnic

WSQ Specialist Diploma in Precision Engineering
Mr Desmond Tan / Mr Mike Kwek
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0674 / 6550 0677


Specialist Diploma in Advanced Networking
Ms Elizabeth Sim / Mr George Tan
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0860 / 6550 0872


Specialist Diploma in Electronic Systems Development
Mr Nah Kiat Hong / Ms Lim Kwai Yoke
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0481 / 6550 0566


Specialist Diploma in Embedded Systems
Ms Chang Wai Yee / Mr Yeo Kim Heng
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0683 / 6550 0499


Specialist Diploma in Wireless Technology
Mr Poh Boon Kiat / Ms Tan Siew Ling
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0639 / 6550 0520


Republic Polytechnic

Mr Eric Kwek
Phone: 6697 1788


Singapore Polytechnic

Mrs Chang-Tan Pek Kin
Phone: 6772 1890




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