Programm curriculum Schooling Programm

First Stage: Micromechanics (approximately 8 months)
At this stage the students will learn how to use the various measuring instrument, different types of files, saws, drills, the watchmaking lathe and the Schaublin 70 lathe.Students will be asked to make basic wathmaking tools by filing, drilling, sawing and turning. During these exercises, students will also need to do heat treatment (hardening and tempering) for the tools they make. Various polishing and grinding operations will also be taught to the students.With the lathe, students are also required to do some exercise by making pivot gauges, winding stem and balance staffs. The Jacot tool for burnishing will also be use for these projects.

Second Stage: Basic watchmaking (approximately 8 months)
At this stage, student will learn about the concept of time and various ancient measuring instruments and the history of horology. Students will also learn the terminology and functions of a basic mechanical watch. The setting mechanism, energy source (mainspring), power transmission (gear trains) will be explained to the students and practical exercises will be conducted.

Quartz movement and its theory will also be introduced to the students.
Lastly the students will learn about the escapement and the regulating unit with on hand exercises before continuing to the next stage. The dexterity of the students will be trained during this stage by the various exercises they need to complete.

Third Stage: Advance watchmaking (approximately 8 months)
At this stage, students will learn about complication watch movements.
Students will be taught the moonphase, perpetual calendar and chronograph watch movements.

Students will learn the different systems of a chronograph and perpetual watch.
Besides teaching them the function of the movements’ various mechanical parts, students will also be taught the correct way to operate a complication watch.
Students will also do some repairs on faulty movements to polish their skills.
Dial and hand fitting including casing of watch movements will also be trained during this stage. At the end the stage, students will be sitting for their final examination.

There will be five intermediate examinations and one final examination durig the training course.The final examination will be conducted by a WOSTEP examiner. The students need to pass all the examinations to receive the certificates from WOSTEP. The students will be required to do the Omega Watchmaker Evaluation (OWME) BAsic Evaluation of Omega. The minimum result for tis evaluation is 80% which is a condition for progressing to other evaluations of Omega. The students who get less than 80% grade will have to redo the OWME Basic evaluation while they are already working as watchmakers in their own respective contries, otherweise they will not be able to progress to the other OWME evaluations.

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The Swatch Group Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School Kuala Lumpur

APU University
Lot 6 Technology Park Malaysia,
Bukit Jalil,  57000 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel : +60 3 89 96 56 58