Introduction to 3D Printing and CAD

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 3 days / TGS-2019507760

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

As one of the most vital technological developments in additive manufacturing, 3D printing’s advantages over conventional approaches of manufacturing include extreme precision and speed. Its applications in diverse industries, from health and medicine to aerospace, is opening up possibilities previously unknown.

Learning Outcomes

Get insights into how 3D printing can redefine production capabilities. You will gain from lab-observations and understanding the builds from 3D printers, hands-on practices, as well as a quick demo exporting the STL files from well-known CAD packages.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 3 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

A. History of 3D printing development

Materials used by 3D Printers
i) Polymers
ii) Bioprinters
iii) Metals
Types of 3D Printers in the market today
i) Low-end
ii) Mid-range
iii) High-end

B. Applications of 3D printing

Hands-on 3D printer
Post-processing of parts
Advantages and disadvantages
Limitations of 3D printers
Introduction to Bioprinters
Advanced Metal 3D printers


Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jul 2019 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$749.00
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$224.70
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$84.70
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$84.70
Others (and Repeat Students)$749.00