|PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in MedTech Manufacturing|
Medical Technology, or MedTech in short, is emerging as one of the fastest-growing industrial sectors worldwide, covering a wide range of applications from medical devices, equipment and apparatus to orthopaedics, diagnostics, and medical consumables. In Singapore, MedTech manufacturing has been identified as one of the key manufacturing sectors. Part of Singapore’s growing biomedical sciences sector, the medical technology industry almost tripled its manufacturing output from S$1.5 billion in the year 2000 to about S$4.3 billion in the year 2011. Over the same period, its manpower base more than doubled from about 4,000 to 9,000. By the year 2015, the medical technology sector targets to achieve S$5 billion in manufacturing output. In the next decade, the MedTech market is expected to grow rapidly, creating huge business PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in MedTech Manufacturing opportunities for local companies. As one of the most regulated industrial sectors, it is essential that industrial players gain the necessary knowledge of MedTech product regulations, and skills related to MedTech product design, manufacturing processes, and management techniques.
The PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in MedTech Manufacturing is a training programme developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). The programme is designed to provide the manufacturing practitioners, industry engineers, and managers with
essential knowledge and skills in MedTech regulatory requirements, product design and innovation, manufacturing processes and validation, quality control systems as well as manufacturing management systems. This programme will be conducted through a series of lectures, hands-on exercises, and case studies conducted by
experienced industry specialists and SIMTech researchers. Participants will be awarded the PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in MedTech Manufacturing upon completion of all five modules, or with a certificate for completing selected individual modules.
Why This Course
This programme aims to equip employees in the PE industry with cutting-edge precision engineering technologies and skills to achieve high-value manufacturing and greater productivity. Since the inception of this programme in 2010, we have trained more than 300 Professionals, Managers, Engineers and Technicians (PMETs) and 50 companies have benefitted from sending their employees for the course.
This course targets at the industrial engineers, supervisors and managers, researchers and technical staff in the MedTech industry.
Course Modules (click on module titles for details):
Module 1: MedTech Regulatory Requirements
Developed and taught by experienced personnel from the certification industry, this module aims to provide students with a broad regulatory foundation that incorporates exposure to the practical, real-world applications of the regulations and an appreciation of the important role played by regulatory affairs professionals in the medical technology industry. Throughout the course, the instructors will engage students with the use of relevant case studies and hands-on exercises. This module offers students an opportunity to appreciate and understand the subjective and interpretive aspects of the regulations, thereby fostering in them the ability to critically analyse the interaction between the regulatory and development processes.
This unit provides comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of regulatory and quality issues associated with this highly regulated industry. Students will learn about the different regulatory expectations and best practices regarding sterilisation, labelling requirements, and auditing. In addition, the general requirements of a vendor/supplier (outsourcing) control program, which include a process for selection, audit, approval, and qualification based on the material/equipment/service being delivered, will also be addressed. Also addressed in the module are the various effective methods for corrective and preventive action systems that ensure the quick resolution of costly quality issues. The use of computer systems and solutions to better manage and address risk areas will also be discussed.
At end of the module, students will learn how to review their current, or proposed, manufacturing systems/processes for regulatory and quality vulnerabilities and to develop an action plan intended to close those gaps. Overall, this would help them improve their compliance position and manufacturing efficiency.
Module 3: MedTech Manufacturing Processes
This module provides students with practical training on effective manufacturing, inventory control, and the analyses, optimisation, and management of the various supply chain operations. This course will be conducted through a series of lectures, software tool demonstrations, pertinent case-study analyses, and hands-on model building exercises for selected industrial applications. Specifically, it will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical analytic methods for improving their efficiency across the manufacturing and supply chain processes of their respective organizations. It will also assist them in streamlining or optimising their operations and role management, while maximising customer satisfaction.
Module 5: MedTech Device Design Innovation and Development
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When & Where
- The course fee for the complete Graduate Diploma Programme is $15,000 before WDA funding & GST
- The course fee for one module is $3,000 before WDA funding & GST
- Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are entitled to enjoy WDA funding of 70% of the course fee.
Enhanced SME funding support of 90% of the course fee available for companies with at least 30% local shareholding AND annual sales turnover of <$100 million or with less than 200 staff strength.