SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

This course enables participants to explore and deepen their knowledge and skills in urban farming. At the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of emerging and disruptive urban farming technologies, essential techniques and equipment, optimal growing environment and conditions, and practical know-how to grow vegetables in indoor spaces or customised enclosures. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the selected stages of farming (e.g. seed germination, nursery and potting for cultivation to harvest) using specimens prepared in advance. With practices and passion, participants will be able to grow vegetables not only for their consumption but as potential city farmers who can produce high-yield and high-quality vegetables for the communities, thereby strengthening the local food security and sustainability.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

1. Urban farming business models and design
  • Urban agriculture business models
  • Urban farming design strategies for purpose-built enclosures and multi-tier racking systems
2. Urban farming operations
  • Optimising urban agriculture environments such as sunlight/artificial lights, climate-controlled and outdoor models
  • Optimising crop quality
3. Urban farming technologies such as internet of things, automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and blockchain.
4. Hands-on session and site visit to one indoor hydroponics farm
5. Introduction to Aquaculture
6. Introduction to Aquaponics and site visit to one aquaponics farm

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who aspires to become a city farmer or an entrepreneur who believes urban farming is the way ahead for Singapore.
  • Anyone who aspires to grow vegetables for own consumption, in the comfort of own spaces available at home or workplaces.
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide on how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).

 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)
 

Schedule

Schedule Content
2 Sep 2022 (PM)* Introduction to vertical farming, photosynthesis, light and costs of lighting and respiration
9 Sep 2022 (AM) Urban farming design strategies: system enclosure
Active technology with horticulture management system
9 Sep 2022 (PM)* Transpiration and root pressure
Climate (T, RH, CO2) and costs of cooling
Seeds, crops and varieties substrates
Water and nutrients, EC, pH
16 Sep 2022 (AM) Urban farming technologies such as internet of things, automation, artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain
16 Sep 2022 (PM) Introduction to Aquaponics and site visit to One Aquaponics Farm
23 Sep 2022 (PM)* Introduction to Aquaculture
From seed to young plant yield challenges
30 Sep 2022 (PM) Integrated Indoor farming system 
Site visit to one indoor farm with hands-on sessions

*The learners will be required to bring their laptops/tablets to i) join the zoom class; ii) conduct breakout discussions in the classroom @SIT.

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder $3,745.00 $1,123.50
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,745.00 $423.50
Non-Singaporeans $3,745.00 Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue Online (Zoom) & SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 02 Sep 2022 (Fri) to
30 Sep 2022 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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