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 modules, which in combinations can lead to certifications. You no longer need to commit to a Master’s degree programme, though the modules taken may eventually be counted towards a Master of Computing degree issued by the National University of Singapore. You can expect to attend the modules just like peers who are pursuing the Master of Computing degree. 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.

 

Certificates for Enrolment 

Candidates may choose to enrol in any one of the below certification programmes. To be awarded the graduate certificate, the candidate will need to complete at least three modules within the enrolled graduate certification programme. Each candidate may enrol for one certification programme at any one time. The modules may be counted towards the Master of Computing (MComp) degree programme* should these candidates wish to pursue further than the certification programme in future.

 

 

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 module 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 modules a candidate can take will be two (8 modular credits) and one (4 modular credits) module(s) respectively.

 

Modules offered and schedule of classes

For the list modules that are offered for the above Graduate Certificate programmes in the coming semester, please refer to Annex (SoC GC).

 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 modules (modular credits) listed in the respective graduate certificate module listing, and obtain at least a CAP of 2.5 for the following programmes:

Complete three modules (12 modular credits):

  • 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 modules (16 modular credits):

  • Graduate Certificate in Robotics

Students who have excellent performance in the certification programme will be considered favourably for admission to the MComp programme. To transfer the credits* of these completed modules to the MComp programme, a minimum grade of B must be obtained for each module. Such modules must have been read and completed within the last five years at the point of admission to the MComp programme.

* Subject to the University’s credit transfer policy, the School’s approval, and successful admission to the MComp programme,
   modules taken under the certification programme may be considered for credit towards the MComp programme.

 

Application Information 

There are two application cycles in each Academic Year:

Intake

Application Period

Outcome

Semester Period

January 2021 (Semester 2)

1 Oct to 31 Oct 2020

End Nov 2020

11 Jan to 8 May 2021

August 2021 (Semester 1)

May 2021 (TBC)

June 2021 (TBC)

9 Aug to 4 Dec 2021

  ^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 portal. Candidates are required to upload the following supporting documents when submitting their online application:

  • A copy of bachelor’s degree certificate
  • A copy of official transcript for bachelor’s degree
  • A copy of identification document/ citizenship certificate/ passport/ documentary proof of permanent residence status as well as valid work pass.
  • Any other supporting documents such as CV or professional certificates
  • Brief statement of objective/purpose for applying to this programme. 

*Note:

  1.  All supporting documents must be in English or with English translation.

  2. 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 modules:

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 modules 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 modules:

CS5321 Network Security

CS5322 Database Security

CS5332 Biometric Authentication

CS5331 Web Security

CS5439 Software Security

For the list modules that are offered for the above Graduate Certificate programmes in the coming semester, please refer to Annex (SoC GC).

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

 

Course Fees - Applicable to DigiBiz and SecureSys only 

The fee for each IS coded module is $5,400 and each CS coded module is $5,800. (exclusive of prevailing GST). All enrolled candidates will also be required to pay the Student Services Fee of $25.23 (inclusive of prevailing GST) per semester.

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

Per Module Basis

[Applicable to Modules 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

Full Programme Fee

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

$5,400.00

Less: SSG Grant Amount

$0.00

$3,780.00

$3,780.00

$3,780.00

$3,780.00

Nett Programme Fee

$5,400.00

$1,620.00

$1,620.00

$1,620.00

$1,620.00

7% GST on Nett Programme Fee

$378.00

$113.40

$113.40

$113.40

$113.40

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST

$5,778.00

$1,733.40

$1,733.40

$1,733.40

$1,733.40

Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Schemes

$0.00

$0.00

$1,080.00

$0.00

$1,080.00

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

 

$5,778.00

$1,733.40

$653.40

$1,733.40

$653.40

 

Per Module Basis

[Applicable to Modules 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

Full Programme Fee

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

$5,800.00

Less: SSG Grant Amount

$0.00

$4,060.00

$4,060.00

$4,060.00

$4,060.00

Nett Programme Fee

$5,800.00

$1,740.00

$1,740.00

$1,740.00

$1,740.00

7% GST on Nett Programme Fee

$406.00

$121.80

$121.80

$121.80

$121.80

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST

$6,206.00

$1,861.80

$1,861.80

$1,861.80

$1,861.80

Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Schemes

$0.00

$0.00

$920.00

$0.00

$920.00

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

$6,206.00

$1,861.80

$941.80

$1,861.80

$941.80

 

For details of the various schemes, please refer to:

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) 

2 Enhanced 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 modules taken on graded-basis are eligible for SSG funding.
  3. SSG will only fund a module once per eligible student. In the event that a student wishes to retake a module, the student will not be eligible for SSG funding for that module.

All fees quoted are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated.

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
modules:

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
modules:

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 modules:

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 modules:

CS5272 Embedded Software Design

CS5476 IoT Security

CS5422 Wireless Networking

IS5451 Pervasive Technology 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 modules from the 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

*Note: 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 module approved by the Department to fulfil the requirement of the graduate certificate.

 

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

The fee for each IS-coded module is $5,400 and each CS-coded module is $5,800 (exclusive of prevailing GST). All enrolled candidates will also be required to pay the Student Services Fee of $25.23 (inclusive of prevailing GST) per semester.

All fees quoted are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated.

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.

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