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Centre for Digital & Precision Engineering (CDPE)

The Centre for Digital and Precision Engineering (CDPE) was officially inaugurated by Mr Leo Yip, Chairman, EDB on 5 January 2010. The $21 million state-of-the-art facility is the nerve centre for training precision engineering students and supporting the developmental and technological needs of the local Precision Engineering (PE) industry. The centre will be key in developing and sustaining the PE industry of the future. It hosts new competency areas such as Advanced Machining Technologies, Mould Design & Advanced Plastics Processing, Integrated Toolroom Solutions, Advanced & Nano-metrology, Digital Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.


The centre has established strategic partnerships with key global leading companies in the precision engineering process development and equipment manufacturing areas. These partnerships allow the centre to remain technologically relevant and adopt the best industry practices in precision engineering worldwide.

Our capabilities

Advanced Metrology & QA Section (AMQS)

The Advanced Metrology Application Lab provides a one-stop solution to support the dimensional metrology and inspection needs of industries. 

Aerospace Engineering Group (AEG)

Our core competencies include technologies in 3D immersive virtual and augmented reality, space and satellite engineering, finite element analysis and aviation grade composite materials state-of-the-art equipment.

Digital Manufacturing Section (DMS)

The Digital Manufacturing Section offers PLM & Smart Manufacturing courses, industry consulting (digital manufacturing, machining, micromachining), and collaborates on research projects using Industry 4.0 technologies (IIoT, AI) to develop smart manufacturing solutions.

Mould & Tool Design Section (MTDS)

The Mould & Tool Design Section (MTDS) supports mould design, analysis, plastics processes, and machining training for diploma students and industry partners. They also offer customised training programmes locally and internationally.

Precision Machining Section (PMS)

The Precision Machining (PM) Section supports training in CAM & CNC machining for diploma programmes and part-time SkillsFuture WSQ courses. It offers industry-specific solutions, including customised training, consulting, and CAD/CAM & CNC machining expertise.

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