CET783 Vacuum Processes

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



The processing techniques used to manufacture materials and components is a very broad activity encompassing materials science, mechanical engineering, chemistry and economics. Commercial processing is now accomplished by automated and computer controlled equipment yet the engineers must understand the basic principles to program and control the parameters. This course is to develop the scientific base and fundamental nature of some common processes.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Explain the relationships between basic concepts and design of the processing route;

2. Apply basic concepts to predict the material behaviour during processing;

3. Predict the structure and properties of the end products;

4. List the advantages and limitations of each process and;

5. Choose the best process for a particular component, device or material.


- Vacuum
-  Physical vapor deposition
- Chemical Vapor Deposition
- Growth progress and Microstructure control

Suitable for professionals working in Engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,275.48

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering (total 15AUs).
    • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.