Graduate Certificates

About the Programme

The Information Technology (IT) is ever changing and there is a constant need to upgrade one’s skillset. This is even so for the IT professionals like you. The NUS School of Computing has put together a great list of courses, which in combinations can lead to certifications. You will receive the same quality of teaching conducted by our faculty members who are scholars, researchers, and thought leaders in their field of expertise.

Admission Requirements

The programme is open to those with a bachelor’s degree in computing or related discipline. Candidates with other qualifications and related work experience may also apply for the programme. Each application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The above are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission.

Duration

Lectures for each course span over 13 weeks (one semester). Candidates who enrol for the certification programme must complete the programme within 36 months from the point of admission.

Workload

All candidates will be admitted to the graduate certificate programme on a part-time basis. The maximum and minimum number of courses a candidate can take will be two (8 units) and one (4 units) course(s) respectively.

Courses Offered and Schedule of Classes

All lectures, labs, tutorials, assessments/examinations will be held in campus and all students are required to attend in person.

For the list of courses that are offered for the above Graduate Certificate programmes, please refer to the following Annex (SoC-GC) for the Academic Year 2023/2024.

For the schedule of classes, please refer to: SoC Course Schedule.

Award of Graduate Certificate

To be awarded the graduate certificate, the candidate must complete the required number of courses (units) listed in the respective graduate certificate course listing, and obtain at least a GPA of 2.5 for the following programmes:

Complete three courses (12 units):

  • Graduate Certificate in Enterprise IT Innovation and Design (EI2D)
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Business (DigiBiz)
  • Graduate Certificate in Big Data Management & Analytics (BigDMA)
  • Graduate Certificate in Principles and Practice of Secure Systems (SecureSys)
  • Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning and Applications (MLA)
  • Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT)

Complete four courses (16 units):

  • Graduate Certificate in Robotics

Application Information

There are two application cycles in each Academic Year:

Intake Application Period Outcome Semester Period
January 2024 (AY2023/2024 Semester 2) 1 Oct – 31 Oct 2023 Mid – End Nov 2023 15 Jan to 11 May 2024
August 2024 (AY2024/2025 Semester 1) 1 May – 31 May 2024 Mid – End Jun 2024 12 Aug to 7 Dec 2024

^Please refer to the University’s Academic Calendar for details on the semester and examination period.

To apply, please submit your application via the Online Applications Portal. Candidates are required to upload the following supporting documents when submitting their online application:

  1. A copy of bachelor’s degree certificate
  2. A copy of official transcript for bachelor’s degree
  3. A copy of identification document/ citizenship certificate/ passport/ documentary proof of permanent residence status as well as valid work pass
  4. Any other supporting documents such as CV or professional certificates
  5. Brief statement of objective/purpose for applying to this programme
  6. A copy of e-certificate and/or transcript for students who have previously completed a Graduate Certificate programme with NUS School of Computing (SoC)

Note:

  • All supporting documents must be in English or with English translation.
  • Candidates are required to produce originals of the submitted documents for the School’s verification during enrolment upon successful admission.

For enquiries, please contact socgradc@comp.nus.edu.sg.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Digital Business (DigiBiz)

Entrepreneurship is a necessity in every institution regardless of size. This certificate brings you through the learning journey of championing and catalysing a digital business that spans across geographical and functional boundaries. The key is to effectively charter IT policy for business growth and expansion.

Choose any three of the following courses:

IS5007 Strategising for Global IT-enabled Business Success
IS5116 Digital Entrepreneurship
IS5117 Digital Government
IS5151 Information Security Policy and Management

Graduate Certificate in Principles and Practice of Secure Systems (SecureSys)

This certificate includes a focus set of courses on key aspects on the design and implementation of secure systems that cover the latest research findings, both applied and fundamental.

Choose any three of the following courses:

CS5321 Network Security
CS5322 Database Security
CS5332 Biometric Authentication
CS5331 Web Security
CS5439 Software Security

Programme Fees - Applicable to DigiBiz and SecureSys only

The fee for each IS coded course is $5,886 and each CS coded course is $6,322 (inclusive of prevailing GST). 

Eligible Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents enrolled may be given tuition fee subsidy by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Per Course Basis

[Applicable to Courses that are IS-coded]

International Participants

Singapore Citizens

Singapore PRs

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2

39 years old or younger

40 years old or older1

Per Course Fee, excluding prevailing GST

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

Less: SSG Funding 
Eligible for Claim Period 1 Jul 2021 to 30 June 2024

$0.00

$3,780.00

$3,780.00

$3,780.00

$3,780.00

Nett Per Course Fee

$5,400.00

$1,620.00

$1,620.00

$1,620.00

$1,620.00

9% GST on Nett Per Course Fee

$486.00

$145.80

$145.80

$145.80

$145.80

Total Per Course Fee Payable, including prevailing GST

$5,886.00

$1,765.80

$1,765.80

$1,765.80

$1,765.80

Less Additional Funding, if eligible under various schemes

$0.00

$0.00

$1,080.00

$0.00

$1,080.00

Total Per Course Fee Payable, including prevailing GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

$5,886.00

$1,765.80

$685.80

$1,765.80

$685.80

Per Course Basis

[Applicable to Courses that are CS-coded]

International Participants

Singapore Citizens

Singapore PRs

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2

39 years old or younger

40 years old or older1

Per Course Fee, excluding prevailing GST

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

Less: SSG Funding 
Eligible for Claim Period 1 Jul 2021 to 30 June 2024

$0.00

$4,060.00

$4,060.00

$4,060.00

$4,060.00

Nett Per Course Fee

$5,800.00

$1,740.00

$1,740.00

$1,740.00

$1,740.00

9% GST on Nett Per Course Fee

$522.00

$156.60

$156.60

$156.60

$156.60

Total Per Course Fee Payable, including prevailing GST

$6,322.00

$1,896.60

$1,896.60

$1,896.60

$1,896.60

Less Additional Funding, if eligible under various schemes

$0.00

$0.00

$1,160.00

$0.00

$1,160.00

Total Per Course Fee Payable, including prevailing GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

$6,322.00

$1,896.60

$736.60

$1,896.60

$736.60

For details of the various schemes, please refer to:

1Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
2Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

Note:

  1. Eligible applicants may now use SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme and eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect. For more information, visit absentee payroll funding. Please note that SkillsFuture Credit may not be used to pay for Student Services Fee.
  2. Only courses taken on graded-basis are eligible for SSG funding.
  3. SSG will only fund a course once per eligible student. In the event that a student wishes to retake a courses, the student will not be eligible for SSG funding for that courses.

All enrolled candidates will also be required to pay the Student Services Fee of $25.70 per semester (inclusive of prevailing GST).

The University reserves the right to review and adjust the course fees and make changes to the programme structure and requirements as necessary and accordingly without prior notice.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise IT Innovation and Design (EI2D)

You can expect to learn to design and steer the development of the IT landscape by setting operating and governance standards and promoting cross-functional unit collaboration across different stakeholders.

Choose any three of the following courses:

IS5003 Platform Design and Economy
IS5004 Enterprise Architecture
IS5005 Digital Engagement
IS5128 Digital Innovation

Graduate Certificate in Big Data Management & Analytics (BigDMA)

This certificate aims to equip students with the expertise in various aspects of database design, including performance tuning and optimization, and the data mining algorithms to extract information from massive data.

Choose any three of the following courses:

CS5228 Knowledge Systems and Data Mining
CS5421 Database Applications Design and Tuning
CS5424 Distributed Database
CS5425 Big Data Systems for Data Science
IS5126 Hands-on with Applied Analytics

Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning and Applications (MLA)

This certificate provides a broad understanding of machine learning algorithms as well as the use of these algorithms to solve real world problems through practical application in business environments.

Choose any three of the following courses:

CS5242 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
CS5260 Neural Networks and Deep Learning II
CS5339 Theory and Algorithms for Machine Learning
IS5006 Intelligent System Deployment
IS5152 Data-Driven Decision Making

Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT)

This certificate aims to provide students with skills to address a broad range of issues in Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems from embedded software design, wireless networking to applications of pervasive technology.

Choose any three of the following courses:

CS5272 Embedded Software Design
CS5476 IoT Security
CS5422 Wireless Networking
IS5451 AIoT Solutions and Development

Graduate Certificate in Robotics

This programme focuses on the computational fundamentals and principles that underlie intelligent robotics: perception, learning, planning, decision making, and importantly, system architecture.

It is targeted for two groups of students:

  • Students with engineering background, who will learn AI technologies for intelligent robots.
  • Students with computing background, who will learn the application of AI technologies to build practical robot systems in the physical world.

Students will need to complete four courses from the following list:

1.

CS5339

CS5242

Theory and Algorithms for Machine Learning*; OR

Neural Networks and Deep Learning*

2.

CS5446

AI Planning and Decision Making

3.

CS5477

3D Computer Vision

4.

CS5478

Intelligent Robots: Algorithms and Systems

*Students who have already taken both CS5339 and CS5242 to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning and Applications should take either CS5340 Uncertainty Modelling in AI or any other course approved by the Department to fulfil the requirement of the graduate certificate.

Programme Fees - Applicable to EI2D, BigDMA, MLA, IoT and Robotics

The fee for each IS-coded course is $5,886 and each CS-coded course is $6,322 (inclusive of prevailing GST). 

All enrolled candidates will also be required to pay the Student Services Fee of $25.70 per semester (inclusive of prevailing GST).

The University reserves the right to review and adjust the course fees and make changes to the programme structure and requirements as necessary and accordingly without prior notice.