Perform Computer Aided PCB Designing




Duration: 32 Hours


This module is developed to enable learners to acquire knowledge and skills in making use of the Computer-Aided PCB Design (CAPD) software to draw schematic drawing as well as design PCB artwork.

Course Objective:

On completion of this module, learners will be able to use Computer-Aided PCB Design (CAPD) software to draw schematic circuit and produce PCB layout artwork.

Course Outline:

The knowledge and skills covered in this module include:


  • Identify PCB designing requirements
  • Select tools, equipment and media for PCB design
  • Develop and produce the PCB design
  • Check and document the completed PCB design


  • Access, interpret and use international drafting practices or standards
  • Usage of computers and electronic data input and storage
  • Selecting electronic circuit design tools, equipment and media for the task
  • Selecting from data sheets to meet specifications and apply to electronic circuit design
  • Layout of the design including the preferred sizes, and scale and their relation to electronic circuit design
  • Types of design including details, assembly and layout and their relation to electronic circuit design set up procedures
  • Applying the commands in the device library of CAPD software
  • Developing the given PCB component layout and PCB artwork into a schematic circuit and vice versa
  • Application of relevant electronic circuit symbols
  • Electronic circuit design analysis

For Whom:

Suitable for Line or Team Leaders, Technicians, Supervisors and Engineers.

Entry Requirements:

Participants are assumed to:

  • Have completed ‘O' Level or equivalent; or
  • Have the ability of:
    • Basic knowledge of the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health requirements;
    • Follow written and oral work instructions;
    • Listen, read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) level 5;
    • Manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to Employability Skills System (ESS) level 5.

Training Medium:

This module is conducted in English.

Training Methodology:

This module is delivered through lectures, group activities and demonstration.

Assessment Methodology:

Practical and oral/written assessments are conducted at the end of the training module.


An individual who completes a module will be awarded a Statement of Attainment (SOA). If an individual completes the required number of modules at the various levels, he/she will be awarded a WSQ Qualification.

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