Individuals can apply if they satisfy the following criteria:

a) Are at least 21 years old;

b) Fulfil one of the following*:

    i) Have 2 years of full-time work experience; or

    ii) Have fully discharged full-time NS liability where applicable; or

    iii) Are currently employed on a full-time basis

c) Fulfill other discipline specific criteria as follows:

UGCs in Engineering
UGCs in Computing
Hold an Engineering diploma or work as a professional in the industry holding any degree and had done mathematics and a science subject at A-level or equivalent. Candidates with other qualifications can also be considered. 1. Hold a full time or part time polytechnic diploma or equivalent local/foreign qualification. Selected part time diploma candidates will be required to complete a bridging course in Mathematics before enrolment into the UGC course.
2. Candidates without the relevant qualifications listed above and/or relevant work experience will be required to complete the UGC in Foundations in Computing first before they can be considered for admission into other UGCs.
3. Candidates without the relevant qualifications listed above, but have at least 3 years of relevant work experience, will be eligible for consideration for admission into any of these UGCs.

*Note: Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.

Engineering UGCs

Stackable to BTech in:
Chemical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial & Management Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Separation Technology & Pharmaceuticals Microelectronics Quality Engineering & Management Offshore Oil & Gas
Process Engineering & Modeling Communications Engineering Systems Engineering and Management Automation
Process Control & Optimization Computer Hardware and Software Project Management
Reaction Engineering & Petrochemicals VLSI Design Supply Chain Management
Multiphase Processing Microwave Engineering Business Analytics

Computing UGCs

Stackable to BTech in:
Cybersecurity
Software Engineering
Business Analytics
Foundations in Computing
Computing: Systems and Application Development Business Analytics Foundation
Cybersecurity Software Engineering Digital Analytics
Institutional Analytics

A UGC can be completed between 6 and 24 months depending on the number of modules required in the Course.

Certificate course candidates who have performed satisfactorily can enroll in the Bachelor of Technology degree programme, and the credits of modules completed in the Course will be transferred (with grades obtained) to count towards the requirements of the Bachelor of Technology degree.

The course fees depend on the number of modules required in the Certificate Courses. For the current academic year, tuition fees per module are between S$1300 and $3800 (inclusive of GST), depending on discipline and before taking into account any MOE Course Fee subsidy.

The other fees payable are as follows:

Types of Fees
Amount (S$)
(inclusive of GST)
Student Services Fee
(payable per regular semester except for Special Term)
261.85

The University reserves the right to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

Such double counting is permissible and you will be allowed to re-use the module(s) completed for the first certificate course in your second course. However, if you subsequently take up a 3rd certificate course and wish to use those same modules again, a transfer fee of S$500 for each module will apply. No subsidy will be given for transfer fees.

The list of courses that eligible Singapore Citizens can enjoy MOE course fee subsidy are as follows:

a) Undergraduate Certificate in Separation Technology & Pharmaceuticals
b) Undergraduate Certificate in Process Engineering & Modeling
c) Undergraduate Certificate in Process Control & Optimization
d) Undergraduate Certificate in Microelectronics
e) Undergraduate Certificate in Communications Engineering
f) Undergraduate Certificate in Quality Engineering & Management
g) Undergraduate Certificate in Systems Engineering and Management
h) Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management
i) Undergraduate Certificate in Offshore Oil & Gas
j) Undergraduate Certificate in Automation
k) Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations in Computing
l) Undergraduate Certificate in Computing: Systems and Application Development
m) Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
n) Undergraduate Certificate in Software Engineering
o) Undergraduate Certificate in Business Analytics Foundation
p) Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Analytics
q) Undergraduate Certificate in Institutional Analytics

Yes, you are still eligible for the MOE course fee subsidy, but the subsidy will only apply to you whilst you are doing the certificate course. If you subsequently enroll for the Bachelor of Technology degree programme, the subsidy will no longer apply.

As you can receive the MOE subsidy only once on a required module in the UG Certificate Course, repeated module(s), if any, will be charged at the full fee rate.

As the MOE subsidy only covers the minimum number of modules for the fulfilment of the requirements of each UG Certificate Course, any additional module(s) read will be charged at the full fee rate.

You will be awarded a Certificate of Competence or its equivalent. The Certificate you will receive is dependent on how well you have performed for the modules in the Course.

There are 2 application periods for admission conducted for each Academic Year (AY) i.e.:

Course
August Intake
January Intake
Engineering UGCs Application opens in January Application opens in June
Computing UGCs No Intake

Please refer to our website (www.scale.nus.edu.sg) for more details.