The Specialist Certificate (SpC) Courses are short specialisation certificate courses introduced for working adults who wish to acquire higher problem-solving skills and knowledge relevant to their industry. By taking these courses, individuals will be able to plug their knowledge gap and to keep abreast of the latest technological developments. Credits attained through completion of these certificate courses can be stacked towards the fulfilment of the Bachelor of Technology degree for candidates who are eligible to enrol in the degree programme subsequently.

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    Click on the disciplines below to see the list of certificate courses offered that are stackable towards the respective BTech Engineering degree:

    1. This certificate course will provide further knowledge in Civil Infrastructure for NUS B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) graduates who wish to be recognized by Professional Engineers (PE) Board and qualify for the Professional Engineering (Civil) registration. On completing this Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure, these graduates would possess good knowledge required of them for the Professional Engineering (Civil) registration to become a Professional Engineer (Civil).

      The modules are:

      • TCE2112 Soil Mechanics (4MC)
      • TCE3115 Geotechnical Engineering (4MC)
      • TCE3116 Foundation Engineering (4MC)
      • TCE3155 Structural Analysis (4MC)
      • TCE3165 Structural Concrete Design (4MC)
      • TCE3166 Structural Steel Design and System (4MC)

      Note:

      1. Individuals must pass 24 MCs from 6 modules listed above and attain a CAP of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed course and be awarded the Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure which together with a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) degree from NUS or equivalent will be recognised by the Professional Engineers Board, Singapore.
      2. Former B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) graduates will be required to pass another 8 MCs from the following 2 modules if they had not completed them in their earlier degree programme:
        • TCE2155 Structural Mechanics and Materials (4MC)
        • TCE3132 Water Resources Engineering (4MC)
      3. This course is supported for the SkillsFuture Study Awards under the Built Environment Sector - Building and Construction Authority (BCA) . Click here for more information. For further enquiries, please email BCA_SFStudyAward@bca.gov.sg


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. This certificate course will enable students to develop a deeper expertise in the field of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering. The programme supports the Singapore government policy on the broad plans of ‘SkillsFuture’ and the Workforce Singapore (WSG) recommendations on Continuing Education and Training Masterplan (CET 2020). The cost of upgrading a professional locally is much less than that of training in UK and North America while he/she still remains in the Singapore workforce. The course is also beneficial to certain extent to those who aspire to be a Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) and have to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FEE) conducted by the Professional Engineers Board Singapore.

      The modules are:

      • TCE2112 Soil Mechanics (4MC)
      • TCE2183 Construction Project Management (4MC)
      • TCE3115 Geotechnical Engineering (4MC)
      • TCE3116 Foundation Engineering (4MC)

      For details of the modules, click here.
    3. This certificate course will enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of Structural Analysis and Design in accordance with the currently adopted Euro-Codes. The programme supports the Singapore government policy on the broad plans of ‘SkillsFuture’ and Workforce Singapore (WSG) recommendations on Continuing Education and Training Masterplan (CET 2020). The cost of upgrading a professional locally is much less than that of training in UK and North America while he/she still remains in the Singapore workforce. The course is also beneficial significantly to those who aspire to be a Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) and have to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FEE) conducted by the Professional Engineers Board Singapore.

      The modules are:

      • TCE1109 Statics and Mechanics of Materials (4MC)
      • TCE2155 Structural Mechanics and Materials (4MC)
      • TCE3155 Structural Analysis (4MC)
      • TCE3165 Structural Concrete Design (4MC)
      • TCE3166 Structural Steel Design and System (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    4. This certificate course will enable students to develop fundamental understanding of Water Technology and the Environment. The programme supports the Singapore government policy on the broad plans of ‘SkillsFuture’ and the Workforce Singapore (WSG) recommendations on Continuing Education and Training Masterplan (CET 2020). The cost of upgrading a professional locally is much less than that of training in UK and North America while he/she still remains in the Singapore.

      The modules are:

      • TCE2134 Hydraulics (4MC)
      • TCE2184 Infrastructure & the Environment (4MC)
      • TCE3001 Water Quality Engineering (4MC)
      • TCE3132 Water Resources Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Course 1 is not stackable towards a BTech Engineering degree.
    2. Courses 1, 2 and 3 will be available for admission application to the August intake.
    3. Course 4 will be available for admission application to the January intake.

    1. This certificate course will enable students to gain strong expertise in the areas of process control and process optimization. Fundamental principles of controller designs and control strategies such as feed-forward, feedback, cascade and model-based controls will be discussed. These will be extended to more advanced concepts such as a modern control technique known as model predictive control which has received wide-spread use in the refining and chemical process industries. Students will also develop a unique set of expertise in process optimization which will allow them to solve various real-life optimization problems in the chemical process industries.

      The modules are:

      • TCN1411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 1 (4MC)
      • TCN2411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 2 (4MC)
      • TCN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles (4MC)
      • TCN3121 Process Dynamics and Control (4MC)
      • TCN4227 Advanced Process Control (4MC)
      • TCN4242 Optimization of Chemical Processes (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. This certificate course will enable students to develop fundamental understanding of fluid systems and multiphase systems that are widely encountered in many chemical process industries. Both fundamental concepts and applications of those concepts for engineering designs of fluid and multiphase systems will be emphasized. Students will learn how to design filtration systems for liquid-solid separation, sedimentation processes, fluidized beds, pneumatic transport systems, gas cyclones for gas-solid separation and others. The course will also include a subject on heat and mass transfer where engineering designs of heat exchangers will be discussed.

      The modules are:

      • TCN1411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 1 (4MC)
      • TCN2411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 2 (4MC)
      • TCN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles (4MC)
      • TCN2122 Fluid Mechanics (4MC)
      • TCN2125 Heat and Mass Transfer (4MC)
      • TCN3124 Particle Technology (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Courses 1 and 2 will be available for admission application to the January intake.

    1. The certificate aims at providing advanced knowledge in the area of Microelectronics which is useful for the integrated circuit fabrication and other related industries. Students will start with courses that provide essential mathematical, physical and circuit knowledge before learning how to analyse semiconductor device using energy bands and device physics equations. Modules that provide in-depth knowledge in integrated circuit and device fabrication involving processing technics, modern day short channel MOS devices, Bipolar devices and reliability of interconnects, thin oxides provide details on several aspects in this industry.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TEE2027 Electronic Circuits (4MC)
      • TEE3431 Microelectronics Materials & Devices (4MC)
      • TEE4407 Analog Electronics (4MC)
      • TEE4435 Modern Transistors and Memory Devices (4MC)
      • TEE4436 Fabrication Process Technology (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. The certificate aims at providing advanced knowledge in the area of Communications and Computer Networks, one of the fastest developing technologies that touches almost every aspect of our social, economic and political spheres. Students will start with courses that provide essential mathematical knowledge before learning how to represent signals using frequency-domain models. Modules that provide in-depth knowledge in analogue and digital communication techniques, as well as data communication networks based on the Internet protocol stack model will enrich the understanding of the entire domain.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TEE2003 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (4MC)
      • TEE2023 Signals and Systems (4MC)
      • TEE3131 Communication Systems (4MC)
      • Any two of the following electives:
        • TEE4113 Digital Communications and Coding (4MC)
        • TEE4204 Computer Networks (4MC)
        • TEE4210 Network Protocols and Applications (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    3. The certificate is intended to provide advanced training in computing software and hardware technologies that are essential for a career in modern day information technology industry. Students will start with courses that provide foundation knowledge in C language programming, digital logic and digital circuits. Using the knowledge acquired in the C language programming course, students will learn how to utilize programming to build simple digital systems, and will have the opportunity to design and build a digital system of their choice. There will also be exposure to in-depth knowledge on software engineering, computer architecture and computer communication networks.

      The modules are:

      • TEE2101 Programming Methodology (4MC)
      • TEE2026 Digital Design (4MC)
      • TEE2028 Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing (4MC)
      • TEE3201 Software Engineering (4MC)
      • Any two of the following electives:
        • TEE3207 Computer Architecture (4MC)
        • TEE4204 Computer Networks (4MC)
        • TEE4210 Network Protocols and Applications (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Courses 1 and 2 will be available for admission application to the August intake.
    2. Course 3 will be available for admission application to the January intake.

    1. This certificate course aims to equip students with introductory knowledge and concepts of systems engineering and management relevant to industry needs. Topics covered include essential basic background in mathematics, followed by techniques in systems thinking, engineering economics analysis, project management and human factors engineering.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC)
      • TIE2150 Human Factors Engineering (4MC)
      • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC)
        • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC)
        • TIE4259 Selected Topics in Systems Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. This certificate course aims to equip the students with introductory concepts and skills in managing engineering projects. Topics covered include essential basic background in mathematics, followed by introduction to industrial systems, engineering economics and cost analysis, project management, and management of new product development.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC)
      • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC)
      • TIE4242 Cost Analysis and Management (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC)
        • TIE4249 Selected Topics in Engineering Management (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    3. This advanced certification program in Supply Chain Management introduces students to the concepts of supply chain management, the key processes in the supply chain such as the manufacturing and distribution, the drivers of supply chain and their trade-off to achieve strategic fit. It also equips students with methodological skills in the field using basic operations research tools for optimization to support activities such as demand planning and forecasting, manufacturing resource planning and inventory management, and transportation and distribution network design. New trends that have impact on supply chain solution are also explored.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2120 Probability and Statistics (4MC)
      • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC)
      • TIE4220 Supply Chain Modeling (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE4229 Selected Topics in Logistics (4MC)
        • TIE4299 Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Courses 1 and 3 will be available for admission application to the August and January intake.
    2. Course 2 will be available for admission application to the January intake.

    1. Singapore is home to over a hundred oil & gas equipment and service companies serving the oil and gas industry. Six out of ten international oilfield equipment manufacturers have established their Asian manufacturing bases in Singapore. The rapid expansion of Singapore's offshore oil & gas sector is projected at an annual growth of 8% (or higher). This robust growth presents great opportunities for mechanical engineers, who are very highly sought after in such industries, where knowledge, practicality, versatility and creativity are paramount. This certificate course covers engineering fundamentals required for the area and a broad module in offshore oil & gas technology. The Engineering fundamentals include the basic laws of physics governing mass, heat and momentum transfer, behaviour of materials, stress and strain of materials.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TME2121 Engineering Thermodynamics (4MC)
      • TME2134 Fluid Mechanics I (4MC)
      • TME2114 Mechanics of Materials II (3MC)
      • TME3211 Mechanics of Solids (4MC)
      • ME4105 Specialisation Study Module – Offshore Oil & Gas Technology (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. Robotics is an area of engineering, which deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots. Since early applications in manufacturing and use in hostile environments, robots are now widely used in diverse fields ranging from precision surgery to the service industries. This certificate course covers the fundamentals required for the area and modules on microprocessor applications and the kinematics, dynamics and control of robots. The fundamentals include concepts of control system analysis and design, principles of sensors for the measurement of quantities such as position, velocity, acceleration, force, and temperature. The more advanced modules will cover the kinematics and dynamics of more complex robotic systems such as manipulators.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TME2101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design (4MC)
      • TME2142 Feedback Control Systems (4MC)
      • TME2143 Sensors and Actuators (4MC)
      • TME3241 Microprocessor Applications (4MC)
      • TME4245 Robot Mechanics and Control (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Courses 1 will be available for admission application to the August intake.
    2. Course 2 will be available for admission application to the January intake.

    1. This certificate course aims to equip students with introductory knowledge and concepts of systems engineering and management relevant to industry needs. Topics covered include essential basic background in mathematics, followed by techniques in systems thinking, engineering economics analysis, project management and human factors engineering.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC)
      • TIE2150 Human Factors Engineering (4MC)
      • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC)
        • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC)
        • TIE4259 Selected Topics in Systems Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. This certificate course aims to equip the students with introductory concepts and skills in managing engineering projects. Topics covered include essential basic background in mathematics, followed by introduction to industrial systems, engineering economics and cost analysis, project management, and management of new product development.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC)
      • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC)
      • TIE4242 Cost Analysis and Management (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC)
        • TIE4249 Selected Topics in Engineering Management (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    3. This advanced certification program in Supply Chain Management introduces students to the concepts of supply chain management, the key processes in the supply chain such as the manufacturing and distribution, the drivers of supply chain and their trade-off to achieve strategic fit. It also equips students with methodological skills in the field using basic operations research tools for optimization to support activities such as demand planning and forecasting, manufacturing resource planning and inventory management, and transportation and distribution network design. New trends that have impact on supply chain solution are also explored.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2120 Probability and Statistics (4MC)
      • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC)
      • TIE4220 Supply Chain Modeling (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE4229 Selected Topics in Logistics (4MC)
        • TIE4299 Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Courses 1 and 3 will be available for admission application to the August and January intake.
    2. Course 2 will be available for admission application to the January intake.


  • Note:

    Courses in orange bold lettering have no subsidies available at the moment.

    Courses in black bold lettering provide successful eligible Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents with a substantial tuition fee subsidy by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) if they:

      1. are at least 21 years old; and
      2. fulfil one of the following:
        1. have 2 years of full-time work experience; or
        2. have fully discharged full-time NS liability where applicable; or
        3. are currently employed on a full-time basis*.
        4. * 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.
    • For other enhanced subsidies, please click here for more information.

    Individuals are eligible to be considered for admission to the Specialist Certificate Course if they :

    • are at least 21 years old; and
    • fulfil one of the following:
      • have 2 years of full-time work experience; or
      • have fully discharged full-time NS liability where applicable; or
      • are currently employed on a full-time basis.
      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.
      Exceptional arrangements may be considered on a case by case basis.
    • hold an engineering diploma or are professionals working in the industry holding any degree and had done mathematics and a science subject at A-level or equivalent.
      Part-time diploma holders are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be required to attend BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs) by paying full course fee and complete BEBUs satisfactorily before enrolment into the SpC course. Applicants who are applying to SpC in Civil Infrastructure must hold a Bachelor of Engineering (Environment Engineering) degree from NUS Class of 2008 and later, or equivalent.

    Click on the course listed for the details:

  1. This certificate course will enable students to attain the following:

    • Basic knowledge of computer science foundations and fundamentals including familiarity with common computer science themes and principles, high-level understanding of systems as a whole, understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of computer science and their influences in practice;
    • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
    • An ability to analyse the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organisations, and society.

    The modules are:

    • TIC1001 Introduction to Computing and Programming I
    • TIC1002 Introduction to Computing and Programming II
    • TIC2001 Data Structures and Algorithms
    • TIC1101 Professional, Ethical, and Social Issues for Computing
    • TMA1001 Introductory Mathematics
    • TIC1201 Discrete Structures

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degrees in Cybersecurity, Software Engineering and Business Analytics.

    For details of the modules, click here.

  2. Students should complete the Certificate in Foundations in Computing before taking the modules here. After completing this certificate, students should attain the following:

    • Strong knowledge of computer science foundations and fundamentals, including familiarity with common computer science themes and principles, high-level understanding of systems as a whole, understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of computer science and their influences in practice;
    • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, components, or programme.

    The modules are:

    • TIC2002 Introduction to Software Engineering
    • TIC2301 Introduction to Information Security
    • TIC2401 Introduction to Computer Systems
    • TIC2501 Computer Networks and Applications
    • TIC2601 Database and Web Applications

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degrees in Cybersecurity and Software Engineering.

    For details of the modules, click here.

  3. Upon completion of this certificate, students should attain:

      Strong knowledge of data analytics foundations and fundamentals, including familiarity with common analytics themes and principles, understanding of how to go about conducting data analytics, and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of data analytics and their influences in practice;
      An ability to design and perform data analytics.

    The modules are:

    • TBA2102 Introduction to Business Analytics
    • TBA2103 Data Visualisation
    • TBA2104 Predictive Analytics
    • TBA3102 Text Analytics
    • TMA2101 Calculus for Computing
    • TMA2103 Probability and Statistics

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Analytics.

    For details of the modules, click here.

  4. Students should complete the Certificate in Business Analytics Foundation before taking the modules here. Upon completion of this certificate, students should attain recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

    The modules are:

    • TBA2101 Building an Analytics Organisation
    • And any three from:
      1. TBA3222 Marketing Analytics
      2. TBA4230 Audit Analytics
      3. TBA4204 Financial Analytics
      4. TBA4215 Workforce Analytics
      5. TBA4250 Healthcare Analytics

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Analytics.

    For details of the modules, click here.

  5. Upon completing this certificate, students should attain the following:

    • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
    • Individual competence in applying sound principles and rigorous thinking to:
      • - analyse an application problem
        - understand user’s requirement
        - formulate the problem in terms of computation requirements
        - conceive novel solution ideas
        - design appropriate solutions that meet the requirements
        - implement the solution
        - evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.

    The modules are:

    • TIC2701 Principles of Programming Languages
    • TIC3001 Software Requirements Analysis and Design
    • TIC3002 User Interface Design and Implementation
    • Either TIC4001 Software Engineering Practicum I or TIC4002 Software Engineering Practicum II

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Software Engineering.

    For details of the modules, click here.

  6. Upon completing this certificate, students should attain the following:

    • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
    • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, components, or programme to meet the security needs;
    • An understanding of the processes and challenges that support the delivery and management of information security in an organisation;
    • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
    • An ability to use the current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for information security practice.

    The modules are:

    • TIC2101 Information Systems and Organisations
    • TIC3301 Information Security Management
    • TIC3302 Computer Systems Security
    • Either TIC4301 Information Security Practicum I or TIC4302 Information Security Practicum II

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Cybersecurity.

    For details of the modules, click here.

  7. Students should complete the Certificate in Business Analytics Foundation before taking the modules here. Upon completion of this certificate, students should attain:

      Strong knowledge of data analytics foundations and fundamentals on the Internet platform, including familiarity with common web analytics themes and principles, understanding of how to go about conducting search engine optimisation, and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of data analytics and their applications on the Internet;
      Ability to understand how to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal like application development.

    The modules are:

    • TBA2105 Web Mining
    • TBA3204 Web Analytics
    • TBA3241 Social Media Analytics
    • TBA4212 Search Engine Optimisation and Analytics
    • TIC2601 Database and Web Applications

    Modules are stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Analytics.

    For details of the modules, click here.

    Note:

    1. Course 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 will be available for admission application to the August 2019 intake
    2. Course 3 and 4 will be available for admission application to the January 2020 intake

    Individuals are eligible to be considered for admission to the Specialist Certificate Course if they :

    • are at least 21 years old; and
    • fulfil one of the following:
      • have 2 years of full-time work experience; or
      • have fully discharged full-time NS liability where applicable; or
      • are currently employed on a full-time basis.
      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.
    • hold a polytechnic diploma or equivalent local/foreign qualification.
      Part-time diploma holders are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be required to complete a bridging course in Mathematics before enrolment into the SpC course.
    • Except for Certificate in Foundations in Computing, the rest of the SpC Computing courses require the following additional admission requirement:
      • For applicants without relevant qualifications, 3 years of relevant work experience is required;
      • For applicants without relevant work experience and/or relevant qualifications, must complete the Certificate in Foundations in Computing first before they can be considered for admission into these SpCs.
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