ROS for Industrial Robots

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 3 days / TGS-2023025536

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

Ever wanted to build a robot? Developing a robot used to involve gathering a host of complicated tools. Now, with the ROS (Robot Operating System) special framework, this is done for you so programming your own real-world robot is more accessible than ever.

Learning Outcomes

This three-day course offers you an understanding of Robot Operation System as a software integration tool for implementation of an industrial robot workcell. ROS is an open source platform that allows integration of software packages via a messaging framework and offers fundamental building blocks for developing robot applications. You will learn how to integrate robot control packages and simulate an industrial robot to carry out a pick-and-place operation.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 3 days
Time: 8am to 5pm
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

Day 1:
  • Introduction to ROS (2 hrs)
  • Basic Linux command (2 hrs)
  • ROS master and ROS tools (2 hrs)
  • Message and Topic (2 hrs)
Day 2:
  • Nodes and Packages (2 hrs)
  • Services and Parameters (2 hrs)
  • Unified Robot Description Format (URDF) – (2 hrs)
  • Robot Motion Control : MoveIt – (2 hrs)
Day 3:
  • Setting up a simulated robot workcell (4 hrs)
  • Robot Motion Planning Using RVIZ (2 hrs)
  • Robot Motion Planning using C++ (2 hrs)


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 2023 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
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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 8% GST and subject to review.)

Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2023.

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Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$1069.20
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$317.79
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$119.79
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$119.79
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$320.76
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$122.76
Others (and Repeat Students)$1069.20