CET836 Smart Optical Sensors for Smart Manufacturing

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



This course is essential to Industry 4.0. The objectives of the course are to familiarize the learners with a basics of smart optics sensors and how they can be applied in Smart optical manufacturing.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics
- FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics

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Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Understand the fundamentals of optical sensing;

2. Gain knowledge of a wide spectrum of laser and interferometric based sensors;

3. Select sensors for advanced manufacturing applications and;

4. Understand Industry 4.0, role of sensors and its impact on future manufacturing.

Visual Inspection
Basic concepts, advantages, Limitations

Fundamentals of Lasers, Basic Optics, Lasers for smart sensing
Laser working principle, Laser characteristics, Basic laser optics for sensing systems.

Conventional interferometric testing and sensing
Interferometry- Basics; interferometry principles, testing, NDT and evaluation using speckle interferometry. Holography and speckle for sensing, Shearography

Fibre optic sensors for smart sensing and health monitoring
Smart sensors for I 4.0- connectivity and real-time diagnostics perspectives.


Suitable to learners from all disciplines who seek to have in-depth understanding of photonics and engineering optics and their impact in current industries and for Industry 4.0 (I 4.0).

Standard Course Fee: S$817.50

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

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


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% 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)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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CET824 Basic Optical Engineering2
CET825 Fibre Lasers for Various Industry Applications1
CET826 Understanding Fibre Optic Distributed Network for IoT Infrastructure1
CET827 Fibre based Components for High Speed IoT Applications1
CET828 Understanding the Principles, Structures, Packaging, Installation and Signal Processing of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology1
CET829 Engineering Metrology1
CET830 Optical Fibre Design and Fabrication for High Power Laser and Telecommunication Applications1
CET831Lasers and Optics for Smart Manufacturing (I 4.0)- Current Practices and Future Prospects1
CET832 Laser Manufacturing Processes2
CET833 Organic Light Emitting Diode Technology for Flat Panel Information Displays1
CET834 Understanding of basic device structure and operating principles of displays and LEDs1
CET835 Laser Machining and 3D Printing for Industry0.5
CET765 Lithography Processes for Next Generation of Nano Scale Smart Devices1
CET837 Bio-imaging1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Engineering Optics and Photonics (total 15AUs).
  • SkillsFuture Credit approved.