Elective Module Description

The Urban Farming Applied Learning Module immerses students in the principles of urban agriculture, with a particular focus on innovative techniques like hydroponics and smart watering systems. Through hands-on experiences, students learn to cultivate crops in urban environments using soilless growing methods such as hydroponics, which optimizes water and nutrient usage. Additionally, they explore the implementation of smart watering systems, integrating IoT technology to efficiently manage irrigation and maintain plant health.

By engaging with these advanced agricultural practices, students gain a deep understanding of sustainable food production within urban settings. They learn to design and operate urban farms that maximize space and resources while minimizing environmental impact. This module emphasizes practical skills alongside theoretical knowledge, preparing students to contribute to the growing movement towards urban sustainability and food security.

Module Specifications

Key takeaways

Learning Journey Options

Brief Topics Options

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Product using recycled materials
  • 3D CAD Software Drawing
  • Prototype Creation by a 3D Printer
  • Marketing of product launch
  • Ecommerce store creation
  • Industry partner
  • 3D Printing Makerspace
  • Tertiary Institute Tour
  1. Overview and basic understanding of the Product Design Industry
  2. Exposure to tertiary course offerings and understanding job possibilities and roles in the Industry
  3. Gain insights behind engineering design process and product creation
  4. Practical applications of math and science concepts through designing and drawing through a 3D CAD Software.
  5. Hands-on approach as a way to spark and sustain interest in Product Design Industry
  6. Certificate which is instrumental for application into Product Design tertiary courses
tertiary options
  • Nitec in Product Design
  • Nitec in Fashion Apparel Production & Design
  • Diploma in Product Design & Innovation
  • Diploma in Industrial Design
  • Degrees in NUS, NTU, and SUTD
  • NAFA and Laselle
Product design CAREERS
  • Product and system designers
  • Product Illustrator
  • CAD Modelers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Process Innovation engineers
  • Precision Engineering Technologists


It’s fun & realistic. Philip is also a good and suitable instructor. He guides us patiently whenever we need help. Overall the experience was awesome.

Student, Bedok Town Secondary School


Room with tables and chairs for designing

Laptops and Mouse for CAD drawing

Wall sockets for power