Graduate Diploma in Industry 4.0 (Part-Time)

SIM Global Education

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 6 months

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

01 January 2024 - 22 April 2024

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

As new automation and information technologies transform the traditional work processes of manufacturing and logistics, traditional jobs in manufacturing are declining as they are being replaced by automation. However, the need for a highly-trained workforce skilled in using and managing digital technologies continues to grow, even as new kinds of jobs are created in the sector. The Graduate Diploma in Industry 4.0 prepares you to enter the new industrial revolution of smart industry and digital work processes that are transforming business today.


Learning Outcomes

This post-graduate course of study enables you to:

  • Identify, model, and solve business problems in different settings using appropriate Industry 4.0 techniques and tools.
  • Statistically analyse data, develop and analyse predictive models, and optimise manufacturing and logistical processes.
  • Communicate and collaborate with IT specialists in implementing Industry 4.0 initiatives in your organisation.
  • Design, establish and manage cloud environments and software agents to enhance productivity and efficiency in your organisation.
  • Oversee, manage and ensure cybersecurity for organisations, particularly for Cyber-Physical Systems.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme will be able to pursue a wide range of career opportunities working as an industrial engineer, data analyst, industrial transformation specialist, IT business analyst, and IT consulting/management executive.

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Why study at SIM


SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.


Bond-Free Scholarship & Bursary - Scholarships are available to students who excel in academics, sports or arts.


Global Perspectives & Insights - Exposure to diverse cultures and a global network.

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Intake Dates

There will be six intakes 1 year, in January, March, May, July, September, November

January 2024 intake





March 2024 intake





May 2024 intake


01 May 2024  - 31 October 2024


01 January 2024 - 22 April 2024

July 2024 intake


01 July 2024  - 31 December 2024


01 March 2024 - 18 June 2024

September 2024 intake


02 September 2024  - 28 February 2025


01 May 2024 - 19 August 2024

November 2024 intake


1 November 2024  - 30 April 2025


01 June 2024 - 14 October 2024

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Maximum allowed period to complete: 1 years.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.

SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme.



  • Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online lesson delivery and interaction with traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom learning. It requires the physical presence of both the teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While students still attend physical lessons with a teacher, the lesson delivery is combined with computer-mediated activities for students to do more independent learning with guidance.
  • Approximately 50% of teaching will be conducted F2F (6 lessons of physical interaction), and the other 50% conducted via synchronous online teaching (7 lessons of online interaction per module).
  • Coursework includes attendance at lectures, discussions of case studies, tests, presentations, and completion of the group and individual written assignments.
  • Contact hours: 39 hours per module, total 234 hours
  • 3 semesters. Each semester is a period of two months.
  • Lectures at least 4 times a week (Mon-Fri evenings & Sat 2 sessions)
  • Each lesson: 3 hours
  • Additional classes and workshops provided to teach study skills, academic writing and presentation.
  • Academic materials include module outlines, reading lists and handbooks on study strategies.
  • Minimum class size: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Continuous assessment throughout the programme, e.g., individual assignment, group project, case study, quiz/class test, presentations, and class participation.
  • In addition to continuous assessments, students are required to take a test or an exam for all modules.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • This is an intensive programme. All students are encouraged to attain a minimum attendance rate of 75%.

Requirements to Graduate

Students who pass all modules will be issued a transcript and awarded with a certificate from SIM upon graduation.


6-month programme (3 Terms) of 6 modules:

  • Industry 4.0 – Trends and Transformations
  • Data Analytics for Industry 4.0
  • Cyber-Physical Systems and the Industrial Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing - Concepts and Applications
  • Managing Cybersecurity
  • Robotic Process Automation for Industry 4.0

View module descriptions


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • A degree from a recognised university; or  
  • Candidates (30 years old and above) who are Diploma holders or hold equivalent qualifications with a minimum of 8 years of working experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose academic qualifications are not attained in the English medium are required to demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following minimum test scores:

  • Paper-based TOEFL 570  
  • Internet-based TOEFL 88  
  • IELTS 6.0

Note: TOEFL or IELTS test scores must be less than 2 years at point of enrolment.


Fees & Financial Aid 

Programme fees are payable over 3 terms before class starts.

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques. 

Programme Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. The course fee does not include textbooks.

•    Total: S$8,161.92
•    Per module: S$1,360.32

GST Notes
Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 9%.

Mandatory Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee: S$109.00

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

International students will not be eligible for a Student’s Pass Visa.