In response to popular demand, NUS has developed a comprehensive suite of certificate programmes to meet the needs of learners at different stages of their lives and careers.
For those who are looking to learn in a bite-sized, flexible manner, but who may wish to stack their credentials into a post-graduate certificate, there are Executive Certificates and Graduate Certificates and Specialist Certificates.
For those who are looking for industry-relevant skills that they can apply immediately to their jobs, there are Professional Certificates.
These certificate programmes are developed by NUS faculty, and span in-demand areas such as data science, marketing and communications, business management, public policy, engineering and social sciences.
Learn at your own pace, enjoy the flexibility to exit at any point or go on to attain higher NUS qualifications. You have the flexibility to:
- Take up just one course in a certificate, or
- Complete all requisite courses to earn a certificate, or
- Stack certificates to earn a higher qualification.
Fulfil your learning aspirations now with a certificate programme from NUS!
Executive Certificates are equivalent to 4 modular credits, and can be accessed either as in the form of an academic module, or as a sequence of micro courses (each typically around 9 hours in duration). Each Executive Certificate can generally be completed within one semester, and is ideal for upskilling and acquiring competencies in new skills areas. It might be possible to count credits obtained through these Certificates towards higher qualification programmes. For more details, please consult the faculty websites, accessible via the links below.
Graduate Certificates comprise graduate-level academic modules that are credit-bearing. Graduate Certificates are designed for you to deepen your mastery of subject and skills areas you may already be familiar with. These graduate-level modules can be taken over several semesters and may be further stacked to NUS post-graduate degrees*.
Specialist Certificates are designed for working adults who wish to obtain specialised knowledge in a subject area as part of their upskilling or reskilling efforts. Both NUS alumni and the public can apply to take individual undergraduate modules and earn a Specialist Certificate after completing relevant modules on a graded basis. Under the NUS Lifelong Learners (L3) programme, NUS alumni can apply to stack the credits earned through the completion of Specialist Certificates towards the fulfilment of the relevant Bachelor’s degree. Learners who are not NUS alumni, however, do not have the option to stack undergraduate modules or Specialist Certificates towards the fulfilment of a Bachelor’s degree. For more details, please consult the faculty websites, accessible via the links below.
Professional Certificates comprise non-credit-bearing short courses conducted over six to seven days. You will acquire industry-relevant knowledge and skills in a particular subject area. You can start with a short course and add more as you go, and you can be awarded a Professional Certificate when you complete all requisite courses within the stipulated period.
Advanced Professional Certificates
Advanced Professional Certificates are for the experienced practitioner. Deepen your knowledge and hone your skills in a specialised area as you take up to four Professional Certificates in a particular area of knowledge. In addition to the NUS-SEED Institute Advanced Certificate in Centre Leadership and Management, other certificates will be introduced progressively.