These are short specialization certificate courses introduced for working adults who wish to acquire higher problem solving skills and knowledge relevant to their industry. By taking up 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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Individuals are eligible to be considered for admission to the Undergraduate 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.
  • 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.
  • * Note:
    1. 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.
    2. Exceptional arrangements may be considered on a case by case basis.

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

    1. This certificate course will enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of important unit operations in Chemical Engineering for separation processes. Engineering designs of various separation processes such as distillation, absorption, extraction, adsorption, cooling tower and drying operations will be covered. The concepts applied in these engineering design calculations are built upon a strong foundation in phase equilibria and chemical reaction equilibria which will be developed in a subject on Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. The concept of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) applied to the Pharmaceutical industry will be covered to provide students with a unique set of expertise to prepare them for a career in this industry. This certificate course will be useful for the oil and gas industry and pharmaceutical industry.

      The modules are:

      • TCN1411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 1 (4MC)
      • TCN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles (4MC)
      • TCN2121 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4MC)
      • TCN3132 Separation Processes (5MC)
      • Any two of the following electives:
        • TCN4210 Membrane Science and Engineering (4MC)
        • TCN4231 Downstream Processing of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Products (4MC)
        • TCN4233 Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Industry (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. This certificate course will prepare students for a career in process modeling and computation in various chemical industries. Students will learn how to utilize the high-level programming language MatLab to solve Chemical Engineering problems. This will be extended to more in-depth studies of numerical techniques for solving problems arising in various branches of Chemical Engineering such as Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Reaction Engineering and Process Systems Engineering (PSE). In particular, the subject of PSE will be covered in greater depth and will include topics such as Pinch Analysis for engineering designs of heat exchanger networks, data reconciliation and gross error detection.

      The modules are:

      • TCN1411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 1 (4MC)
      • TCN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles (4MC)
      • TCN1005 MatLab Programming for Chemical Engineers (4MC)
      • TCN3421 Process Modeling & Numerical Simulation (4MC)
      • Any two of the following electives:
        • TCN4205 Pinch Analysis and Process Integration (4MC)
        • TCN4238 Chemical & Biochemical Process Modeling (4MC)
        • TCN4242 Optimization of Chemical Processes (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    3. 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.

    4. This certificate course will enable students to develop a deeper expertise in the field of Chemical Reaction Engineering. The course will cover engineering designs of reactors for homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions. This will be extended towards studies of important reactor systems in the petrochemical industry such as refining, steam reforming, steam cracking, ammonia and methanol production and polymerization processes. Students will also acquire in-depth knowledge of the subject of catalysis such as catalytic cycles, catalyst structures, catalytic material synthesis and characterization methods, to complete this comprehensive training in the field of Chemical Reaction Engineering. This certificate course will be useful for the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries.

      The modules are:

      • TCN1411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 1 (4MC)
      • TCN2411 Mathematics for Chemical Engineers 2 (4MC)
      • TCN1111 Chemical Engineering Principles (4MC)
      • TCN2116 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design (4MC)
      • TCN4211 Petrochemicals & Processing Technology (4MC)
      • TCN4246 Chemical & Bio-catalysis (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    5. 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: Courses denoted with an * are offered admissions for January intake only.

    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)
      • TEE2021 Devices & Circuits (4MC)
      • TEE3431 Microelectronics Materials & Devices (4MC)
      • TEE3407 Analog Electronics (4MC) or TEE3408 Integrated Analog Design (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:
        • TEE3204 Computer Communications Networks I (4MC)
        • TEE4210 Computer Communications Networks II (4MC)
        • TEE4113 Digital Communications and Coding (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    3. The certificate focuses on preparing students for a career in the area of design of analogue, digital and mixed signal integrated circuits. These techniques are adopted in such diverse applications as mobile phones, microprocessors, wearable electronics, internet of things, biomedical systems, sensors and actuators supporting circuits. Students will start with courses that provide essential mathematical and circuits knowledge before moving onto courses about detailed circuit and system design. Topics such as integrated amplifier design, low power design, hardware description languages and automated design flows, digital system design, design of standard cells and power converters will be covered.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TEE2021 Devices & Circuits (4MC)
      • TEE2020 Digital Fundamentals (5MC)
      • TEE3408 Integrated Analog Design (4MC)
      • Any one 3000 level elective from the following:
        • TEE3407 Analog Electronics (4MC)
        • TEE3501 Power Electronics (4MC)
      • TEE4415 Integrated Digital Design (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    4. 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)
      • TEE2020 Digital Fundamentals (5MC)
      • TEE2024 Programming for Computer Interfaces (5MC)
      • TEE3201 Software Engineering (4MC)
      • Any two of the following electives:
        • TEE3204 Computer Communications Networks I (4MC)
        • TEE3207 Computer Architecture (4MC)
        • TEE4210 Computer Communications Networks II (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    5. The certificate focuses on preparing students for a career in the area of microwave and RF communications engineering. Microwave and RF techniques are increasingly adopted in such diverse applications as radio astronomy, long-distance communications, space navigation, radar systems, medical equipment, and missile and aircraft electronic systems. Students will start with courses that provide essential mathematical and physics knowledge before moving onto courses about microwave hardware systems and circuits. Topics such as radio and microwave systems used for information transmission, wave-guiding systems, shielding and antennas will be covered.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TEE2002 Engineering Mathematics II (4MC)
      • TEE2011 Engineering Electromagnetics (4MC)
      • TEE3104 Introduction to RF and Microwave Systems and Circuits (4MC)
      • TEE4112 HF Techniques (4MC)
      • TEE4101 RF Communications (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    1. This certificate course aims to equip the students with the fundamentals of quality engineering and introductory techniques in quality engineering and management relevant to industry needs. Topics covered include essential basic background in mathematics, probability and statistics, followed by quantitative techniques for management, measurement and control of quality in manufacturing processes and service industries.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics (4MC)
      • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC)
      • TIE2120 Probability and Statistics (4MC)
      • TIE2130 Quality Engineering I (4MC)
      • TIE4230 Quality Engineering II (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE3101 Statistic for Engineering Applications (4MC)
        • TIE4239 Selected Topics in Quality Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. This advanced certification program in Business Analytics introduces students to introductory concepts in business analytics with the aim of improving decision-making in enterprises and industries leading to improved competitive advantage and better ROI. Students are first equipped with fundamental maths and computing skills. They are then taught a wide range of analytical methods in the field from basic statistics for data analysis and inferences, operations research & simulation tools for optimization of business processes and systems, and decision modeling & analysis for dealing with risk and uncertainty. Computer software will also be taught in related modules to enhance the analysis and decision making processes.

      The modules are:

      • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4MC)
      • TEE2101 Programming Methodology (4MC)
      • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC)
      • TIE2120 Probability and Statistics (4MC)
      • TIE3101 Statistics for Engineering Applications (4MC)
      • At least 1 module from the following list:
        • TIE3110 Simulation (5MC)
        • IE4243 Decision Modeling & Risk Analysis (4MC) or IE5203 Decision Analysis (4MC)
        • TIE4299 Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering (4MC)


      For details of the modules, click here.

    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:

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

Courses in black bold lettering provide successful applicants with a Course Fee Subsidy of 55% by the Ministry of Education if they :

    1. are Singapore Citizens;
    2. are at least 21 years old; and
    3. 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.
  • In addition, Singaporeans aged 40 and above will pay course fees that are 60% lower than the subsidised fees payable by other Singaporeans who are below 40 years old.

For students admitted in AY2017/2018

The course fees for each Certificate Course range around S$8,000 (inclusive of GST) before taking into account any MOE Course Fee subsidy. Course fees do not include administrative and other fees.

Students will have to pay Administrative and Other Fees. The details are as shown in the table below.

FEE TYPE AMOUNT
Student Services Fee
(Payable per regular semester except for Special Term)
S$114.58
Administrative Fee
(Payable per regular semester except for Special Term)
S$250

All fees quoted above are inclusive of GST.

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

  • Using your Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
    Eligible Singaporeans can submit an Ad Hoc withdrawal of PSEA funds form for one-time withdrawal for the current semester only for payment of Course Fees AND/OR Student Service Fee. Re-application is required for payment of the fees for subsequent semesters. For more details on application procedure and deadline of submission of form, please click here.

  • Using your SkillsFuture Credits
    Singaporeans aged 25 and above can also use available SkillsFuture credits to offset their subsidised Course Fees.

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