Robotics literacy course launched in Singapore

Universal Robots and Singapore's e2i are partnering to provide training in robotics solutions and automation equipment.
By: | August 6, 2018

Current and potential employees in Singapore will soon have the opportunity to add robotics literacy to their CVs.

The Singapore Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), has partnered with Universal Robots (UR), an international developer of collaborative robots, to establish the UR Collaborative Robotics Course.

Starting this August, the course will empower individuals with knowledge and skills to self-deploy robotics solutions and maintain automation equipment. The course, held at UR’s new training facility in Singapore, is available in three levels: basic, intermediate and advanced—and will be led by a certified UR trainer.

The courses, which run for 24 hours each, will give participants deeper insight into robotics, automation, risk assessments and safety standards, programming, development and engineering of automated solutions.

Participants will learn how to identify ideal processes for automation. They will also learn about the use of multiple end-of-arm robotic tools, configure safety systems and program simple collaborative applications such as ‘pick and place’.

Participants who successfully complete the UR Advanced Collaborative Robotics Course can progress further with the Application Specific Elective Modules. These dedicated modules, each four hours long, will guide participants in building complex application projects such as packing & palletising, advanced assembly, polishing & gluing and machine tending. Topics covered in the Advanced Course will be expanded with exercises using real world applications.

UR hopes to train more than 500 participants per year in robotics through the course.

The course is available in Singapore and open to the general public including foreigners and non-residents. Participants are required to have Singapore’s National Institute of Technical Education Certificate (NITEC) or equivalent as minimum entry requirements.
Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents are also entitled to training grants covering up to 50% of course fees.

“To fully reap the benefits of robotics and automation, workforce up-skilling is essential. Therefore, we are pleased to partner with e2i to establish the UR Collaborative Robotics Course,” said Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager, Southeast Asia and Oceania at Universal Robots.

Gotfredsen noted that some quarter (24%) of work activities in Singapore is expected to be automated by 2030.

“There is greater urgency to nurture a pipeline of talent to take on new and higher value jobs that will arise from automation. This also subsequently improves an individual’s career prospects,” she added.

For more info on the course and how to sign up, please visit