This 3-day intermediate workshop in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) provides an in-depth overview of the complete simulation-driven product/design cycle. Tailored towards Engineers working in a wide range of industries – including Aerospace, Biomedical, Construction, Electronics, Energy, Marine, Offshore and Precision Industries, the workshop offers a unique set of complete solutions that can be used to improve productivity at the right level of detail for the seamless integration of different stages in the product development cycle.

Participants in the workshop will use a range of computational modelling tools applicable to complex engineering solutions and covers the entire CAE process including (i) Preprocessing, (ii) Actual Solving and (iii) Post-Processing. Unlike most CAE courses, which either cover a specific part of the CAE process or focus on a single software package, the workshop follows a holistic approach to CAE. It aims to address the different solution requirements from an industry perspective and expose participants to different readily available software packages and simulation process.

This workshop forms the second part of our CAE series and will cover the detailed hands-on work on the CFD packages, FEA packages and FSI packages. 

CAE novices should refer to the Basic workshop, Computer-Aided Engineering for Modern Engineering Challenges – An Introductory Course offered by SIT.

To aid companies in transforming their capabilities through their human capital, and support Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation, this course is mapped to the Singapore Economic Development Board’s Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index – Dimension 3 Integrated Product Lifecycle.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1 – Overview of Complex Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Projects

  • Recap of basic workflow in CAE, including CAD modelling, meshing and defining boundary conditions
  • Overview of simulation environments and advanced capabilities in CAE

Topic 2 – Generating 3D Representations of Engineering Problems

  • Fundamentals of different meshing approaches and what mesh to use for your problem
  • Creating an effective structured mesh tailored to your problem
  • Introduction to parametric meshing to optimise your workflow

Topic 3 – Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Solve Complex Flow Problems

  • Exploration of different boundary conditions and their effects to the simulations
  • Exploration of different turbulence models and their effects on predicted results
  • Optimal Mesh design and convergence
  • Solution convergence
  • Analysing and interpretation of predicted results

Topic 4 – Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for Effective Structural Design

  • Overview of case studies demonstrating advanced material properties, periodic boundary conditions and parametric analyses
  • Fundamentals of nonlinear FEA
  • Dynamic FEA covering time-domain and frequency analyses
  • Integrating advanced material properties, such as composite materials, in your design process
  • Hands-on workflow for a dynamic analysis using different commercial and open-source FEA environments

Topic 5 – Solving Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) Problems

  • Understanding the coupling of fluid forces onto structures
  • Basic concepts of fluid – solid interactions
  • Understanding a one-way and two-way FSI analysis
  • Interpretation of predicted results

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Engineers, Production Engineers, Senior Design Engineers, Process Engineers, MRO Engineers, R&D Scientists and other professionals in Aerospace, Biomedical, Electronics, Energy, Marine, Offshore and Precision Industries.


  • Masters or relevant basic degree that has CAE module as part of degree curriculum; or attended Basic course

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (only for SIT Alumni)

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

What coding skills do I need for this programme?
No programming skills are required for this programme. Basic computing competency is advised. All software will be provided.

What software packages will be covered in this course?
A wide range of readily available softwares will be used as examples to aid in the teaching of the course. Open source codes such as Openfoam will also be discussed. 

Do I need to bring my own laptop?
No. The course will be conducted in the student computer lab in SIT.


Workshop Day 1: 28 Apr 2020

Time Topics
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:00am Topic 1 – Potential of CAE (Lecture)
10:30am Tea Break with Q&A
11:00am Topic 2 – Advanced CAD Modelling & Meshing (Lecture & Hands-On Exercises)
12:30pm Lunch with Q&A
1:30pm Topic 3 – Effective Meshing for CFD (Lecture & Hands-On Exercises)
3:00pm Tea break with Q&A
3:30pm Topic 3 – Solving a CFD Problem (Hands-On Exercises)
5:30pm End of Day 1

Workshop Day 2: 29 Apr 2020

Time Topics
9:00am Topic 4 – Recap of FEA and Introduction to Parametric FEA (Lecture & Hands-On Exercises)
10:30am Tea Break with Q&A
11:00am Topic 4 – Solving Dynamic FEA Problems (Demo & Hands-On Exercises)
12:30pm Lunch with Q&A
1:30pm Topic 5 – Recap of FSI Approaches (Lecture & Hands-On Exercises)
3:00pm Tea Break with Q&A
3:30pm Topic 5 – Solving a real FSI Problem (Hands-On Exercises)
5:30pm End of Day 2

Workshop Day 3: 30 Apr 2020

Time Topics
9:00am Summary of CAE Workflow (Lecture)
10:00am Introduction to Final Project (Lecture and Q&A)
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Project Work (Hands-On Exercise with Tutors)
12:30pm Lunch with Q&A
1:30pm Project Work (Hands-On Exercise with Tutors)
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Final Presentation & Oral Exam
5:00pm Final Q&A and Wrap-Up
5:30pm End of Day 3



Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$2,568 $770.40 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,568 $770.40 $290.40
Non-Singaporeans $2,568 Not Eligible Not Eligible


  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover , 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 28 Apr 2020 (Tue) to
30 Apr 2020 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.

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