Cert Courses in Engineering

Certificate Courses in Engineering


The Certificate Courses in Engineering are short courses targeted at working adults who wish to plug their knowledge gap and stay relevant by keeping abreast of the latest technological developments.

Offered by the NUS Faculty of Engineering in partnership with NUS SCALE, each certificate comprises four to six modules and can generally be completed within 12 to 18 months.

Credits attained through completion of these certificates – except for the Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure – can be stacked towards the fulfilment of related Bachelor of Technology degree programmes for candidates who are eligible.

Civil Engineering

1. Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure

This certificate course will provide further knowledge in Civil Infrastructure for NUS B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) graduates who wish to be recognised by Professional Engineers (PE) Board and qualify for the Professional Engineering (Civil) registration. On completing this Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure, 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, Lab)
  • TCE3115 Geotechnical Engineering (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TCE3116 Foundation Engineering (4MC, Lab)
  • TCE3155 Structural Analysis (4MC, Lab)
  • TCE3165 Structural Concrete Design (4MC, Lab)
  • TCE3166 Structural Steel Design and System (4MC, Lab)
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, Non-Lab)
    • TCE3132 Water Resources Engineering (4MC, Non-Lab)
  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. Specialist Certificate in Geotechnical Engineering

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 Singapore 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 to a certain extent for 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, Lab)
  • TCE2183 Construction Project Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TCE3115 Geotechnical Engineering (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TCE3116 Foundation Engineering (4MC, Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

3. Specialist Certificate in Structural Design

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 Singapore 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 for 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, Non-Lab)
  • TCE2155 Structural Mechanics and Materials (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TCE3155 Structural Analysis (4MC, Lab)
  • TCE3165 Structural Concrete Design (4MC, Lab)
  • TCE3166 Structural Steel Design and System (4MC, Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

4. Specialist Certificate in Water and the Environment

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 Singapore 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.

The modules are:

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

For details of the modules, click here.

Note:
  1. Course 1 is not stackable towards a BTech Engineering degree, and it is not SSG-approved. Only former NUS B.Eng (Environmental Engineering) graduates are eligible to apply.
  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.

Chemical Engineering

1. Specialist Certificate in Multiphase Processing

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 emphasised. Students will learn how to design filtration systems for liquid-solid separation, sedimentation processes, fluidised 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:

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

For details of the modules, click here.


Note:
  1. Course 1 will be available for admission application to the January intake.

Electronics Engineering

1. Specialist Certificate in Microelectronics

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, Non-Lab)
  • TEE2027 Electronic Circuits (4MC, Lab)
  • TIE2130 Quality Engineering I (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE4407 Analog Electronics (4MC, Lab)
  • TEE4211 Data Science for the Internet of Things (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE4436 Fabrication Process Technology (4MC, Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

2. Specialist Certificate in Communications Engineering

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, Non-Lab)
  • TEE2003 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE2023 Signals and Systems (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE3131 Communication Systems (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE4210 Network Protocols and Applications (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE4211 Data Science for the Internet of Things (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

3. Specialist Certificate in Computer Hardware and Software

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 utilise 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, Lab)
  • TEE2026 Digital Design (4MC, Lab)
  • TEE2028 Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing (4MC, Lab)
  • TEE3201 Software Engineering (4MC, Lab)
  • TEE4210 Network Protocols and Applications (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TEE4211 Data Science for the Internet of Things (4MC, Non-Lab)

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.

Industrial and Management Engineering

1. Certificate in Foundations in Industrial and Management Engineering

This certificate course aims to equip students with foundational and fundamental knowledge of Industrial and Management Engineering. Topics covered include relevant background in mathematics, probability, statistics and computing, followed by selected areas in industrial systems, operations analytics, quality engineering and engineering capital investment analysis. The student on completion of the certificate course, will be able to perform basic modeling, analysis and optimisation of industrial and service systems.

The modules are:

  • TTG1401 Engineering Mathematics I (4 MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2020 Probability and Statistics (4 MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2030 Programming Methodology with Python (4 MC, Lab)
  • At least 3 modules from the following list:
    • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial System (4 MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE2100 Probability Models with Applications (4 MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4 MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE2130 Quality Engineering I (4 MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4 MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

2. Specialist Certificate in Systems Engineering and Management

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, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • At least 2 modules from the following list:
    • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4252 Introduction to Systems Engineering (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

3. Specialist Certificate in Project Management

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, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • At least 2 modules from the following list:
    • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4246 New Product Management and Innovation (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

4. Specialist Certificate in Supply Chain Management

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 optimisation 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, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2020 Probability and Statistics (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • At least 3 modules from the following list:
    • TSC3222 Global Sourcing & Supply Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TSC3224 Distribution & Warehousing (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4220 Supply Chain Modelling (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

Note:
  1. Course 1 and 4 will be available for admission application to the August intake.
  2. Course 2 will be available for admission application to the August and January intake.
  3. Course 3 will be available for admission application to the January intake.
  4. Course 1 is currently pending funding approval from SSG.

Mechanical Engineering

1. Specialist Certificate in Offshore Oil & Gas

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, Non-Lab)
  • TME2121 Engineering Thermodynamics (4MC, Lab)
  • TME2134 Fluid Mechanics I (4MC, Lab)
  • TME2114 Mechanics of Materials II (3MC, Lab)
  • TME3211 Mechanics of Solids (4MC, Lab)
  • OT5102 Oil & Gas Technology (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

2. Specialist Certificate in Automation

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, Non-Lab)
  • TME2101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TME2142 Feedback Control Systems (4MC, Lab)
  • TME2143 Sensors and Actuators (4MC, Lab)
  • TME3241 Microprocessor Applications (4MC,  Lab)
  • TME4245 Robot Mechanics and Control (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

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

Supply Chain Management

1. Specialist Certificate in Systems Engineering and Management

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, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • At least 2 modules from the following list:
    • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4252 Introduction to Systems Engineering (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

2. Specialist Certificate in Project Management

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, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2010 Introduction to Industrial Systems (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2140 Engineering Economy (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE4240 Project Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • At least 2 modules from the following list:
    • TIE3010 Systems Thinking and Design (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4246 New Product Management and Innovation (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

3. Specialist Certificate in Supply Chain Management

This advanced certification programme 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 optimisation 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, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2020 Probability and Statistics (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • TIE2110 Operations Research I (4MC, Non-Lab)
  • At least 3 modules from the following list:
    • TSC3222 Global Sourcing & Supply Management (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TSC3224 Distribution & Warehousing (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4220 Supply Chain Modelling (4MC, Non-Lab)
    • TIE4203 Decision Analysis in Industrial & Operations Management (4MC, Non-Lab)

For details of the modules, click here.

Note:
  1. Course 1 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.
  3. Course 3 will be available for admission application to the August intake.

 

Note:

Eligible Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents will enjoy 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.

Admission Requirements

  1. Be at least 21 years old
  2. Fulfilled 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.
  3. Hold an engineering diploma or is a professional working in the industry holding any degree and had done mathematics and a science subject at GCE "A" level or equivalent.

  4. Important Notes


    A) Part-time diploma holders are eligible to apply. Such applicants will be required to attend the BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs) and pay for the full course fee. Applicants are required to complete the BEBUs satisfactorily before admission to the Certificate Course.

    B) 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.

    C) Applicants who are applying to Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure must hold a Bachelor of Engineering (Environment Engineering) degree from NUS Class of 2008 and later, or equivalent.

Application for Admission

Application Period

There are two application periods for each Academic Year (AY) i.e.:

  • August Intake: application opens from December to January
  • January Intake: application opens from May to June
The application period for the upcoming intake are: 
Intake Application Dates
January 2020 Closed
August 2020 1 December 2019, 1:00am SGT
to
31 January 2020, 11:59am SGT


Application Fee
The application fee is $50 (excludes prevailing GST) per programme/course selected. Applicant may select up to a maximum of 5 programmes/courses per application and are allowed to submit only one application per intake.

Note:

  • Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The University reserves the right to review the fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

Application Timeline 
For admission to
January 2020 Intake
For admission to
August 2020 Intake
Events
May to June 2019 December 2019
to January 2020
Application Period
Mid-August 2019 Mid-March 2020 Release of application outcome (Direct offers)
August to
November 2019
March to June 2020 Commencement of BEBU/BEPU and/or
entrance examinations
End November 2019 End June 2020 Release of application outcome
(after entrance examinations and/or interview)
Early December 2019 Early July 2020 Closure of offer acceptance
Mid-December 2019 Mid-July 2020 Online Registration Exercise
Early January 2020 Early August 2020 Student Orientation & Networking
Mid-January 2020 Mid-August 2020 Commencement of Semester

Note:
  • The above is the estimated application timeline and may be subject to change at our discretion.
  • An email notification will be sent to applicants once the application outcome is released. Please ensure that a valid email address has been provided during the application. 
  • Applicants are required to access SCALE Online Application Portal to check the application outcome.
  • Acceptance of the admission offer can only be done via the SCALE Online Application Portal .

Information to note before applying
  1. Applicants may be required by the Admission Committee to sit for the entrance examinations to fulfil the admission requirements.

    Note: There will be no make-up arrangement if the applicant is unable to sit for the entrance examinations on the scheduled dates. Application will be considered as withdrawn if the applicant is unable to sit for the entrance examinations as required.

  2. All 2½-year part-time local diploma holders are only allowed to apply for admission after successful completion of their local diploma. They must complete all three BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs) and are required to sit for all end-of-unit examinations.


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12 February 2020