Virtual & Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Virtual & augmented reality (VAR) is widely considered as an enabling technology of Industry 4.0. This course provides valuable channels necessary for students interested in next generation of manufacturing. The course will be divided into three parts. Part 1 is an introduction to the course and the fundamentals of VAR. Part 2 is the applications of VAR in manufacturing. Part 3 is a hands-on which will be held in NTU’s VAR Flipped Classroom.

The training provides participants with:
• Knowledge on virtual & augmented reality and their applications
• Basic skills for virtual & augmented reality applications 
• An abridgement of virtual & augmented reality techniques in relation to manufacturing
• Development of an insight for Industry 4.0

Day 1
• Course description  
• Introduction to VAR 
• Fundamentals of VAR  
• Discussion

Day 2
• Applications of VAR 
• VAR in manufacturing 
• VAR Hands-on 
• Discussion

The course is designed for various disciplines that includes engineers in Design, Production, Quality Control, Inspectors, Safety, Maintenance, Process and Operators; covering major industries not limited to Manufacturing, Aerospace, Building and Construction, Oil and Gas.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,944.00

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

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


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 7% GST

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.

Note: Course fee payment made before 1 Jan 2023 will be subject to GST at 7%, and payment made on or after 1 Jan 2023 will be subject to GST at 8%.

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Dr Cai Yiyu

Associate Professor Cai Yiyu

Assoc Prof Cai Yiyu did his PhD training in Engineering, MSc training in Computer Graphics & Computer-aided Geometry Design, and BSc training in Math. He is currently a tenured faculty with the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in NTU and holds a joint appointment with NTU's Institute for Media Innovation. Prior to that, he was a R&D specialist with the Kent Ridge Digital Labs, a senior software engineer with the Center for Information-enahnced Medicine (CIeMed) - a joint venture between John Hopkins Medical School and the Institute of System Sciences, and a lecturer with Zhejiang University.

Dr Cai has been working in VAR and AI for more than 20 years. He and his collaborators design fundamental VAR algorithms and develop application for various industries from manufacturing, aerospace oil & gas, building & construction. He is currently deputy director of NTU’s Centre for Augmented Reality. He directs the Strategic Research Program of VR and Soft Computing, and leads the Computer-aided Engineering Labs.