Cert Courses in Computing

Certificate Courses in Computing


The Certificate Courses in Computing are certificate courses targeted at working adults who wish to plug their knowledge gap and stay relevant by keeping abreast of the latest technological developments in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) domain.

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

Credits attained through completion of modules through NUS Lifelong Learners / CET500 / Executive Certificate programme can be stacked towards the fulfilment of the related Certificate Course and related Bachelor of Technology degree programmes.

Certificate Courses Offered

1. Certificate in Foundations in Computing (24 MCs)

Upon completion of this course, students should 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.

To be awarded the Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TIC1001 Introduction to Computing and Programming I  Yes August
2. TMA1001 Introductory Mathematics  No
August
3. TIC1002 Introduction to Computing and Programming II  Yes
January
4. TIC1201 Discrete Structures  No
January
5. TIC2001 Data Structures and Algorithms  Yes
August
6. TIC1101 Professional, Ethical, and Social Issues for Computing  No August

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. For modules with SSG-funded status indicated as ‘No’, if any, students will pay full fees at the onset. Upon completion of the certificate course, students will be eligible for subsidy refunds. Refer to fee information here.
  4. Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degrees in Cybersecurity, Software Engineering and Business Analytics. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

2. Certificate in Systems and Application Development (20MCs)

Upon completion of this course, 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.

To be awarded the Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TIC2002 Introduction to Software Engineering  Yes August
2. TIC2301 Introduction to Information Security  Yes
August
3. TIC2401 Introduction to Computer Systems  Yes
January
4. TIC2501 Computer Networks and Applications Yes
January
5. TIC2601 Database and Web Applications  Yes
August

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. Refer to fee information here.
  4. Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degrees in Cybersecurity, Software Engineering. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

3. Certificate in Business Analytics Foundation (20 MCs)

Upon completion of this course, students should attain the following:

  • 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.

To be awarded the Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TBA2102 Introduction to Business Analytics Yes January
2. TMA2101 Calculus for Computing  No January
3. TMA2103 Probability and Statistics  No August
4. TBA2103 Data Visualisation  Yes
January
5. TBA2104 Predictive Analytics  Yes
January

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. For modules with SSG-funded status indicated as ‘No’, if any, students will pay full fees at the onset. Upon completion of the certificate course, students will be eligible for subsidy refunds. Refer to fee information here.
  4.  Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Analytics. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

4. Specialist Certificate in Institutional Analytics (16 MCs)

Upon completion of this course, students should attain recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

To be awarded the Specialist Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TBA2101 Building an Analytics Organisation Yes May
2-4.  Any 3 from the following:
   - TBA3222 Marketing Analytics  Yes January
   - TBA4230 Audit Analytics  Yes
TBC
   - TBA4204 Financial Analytics  Yes
January
   - TBA4215 Workforce Analytics  Yes TBC
   - TBA4250 Healthcare Analytics  Yes January

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. Refer to fee information here.
  4. Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Analytics. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

5. Specialist Certificate in Software Engineering (16 MCs)

Upon completing this course, 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 requirement
    • conceive novel solution idea
    • design appropriate solutions that meet the requirement
    • implement the solution
    • evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.

To be awarded the Specialist Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TIC2701 Principles of Programming Languages Yes August
2. TIC3001 Software Requirements Analysis and Design Yes January
3. TIC3002 User Interface Design and Implementation  Yes January
4. TIC4001 Software Engineering Practicum I or
    TIC4002 Software Engineering Practicum II 
Yes
August/January

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. Refer to fee information here.
  4. Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Software Engineering. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

6. Specialist Certificate in Cybersecurity (16 MCs)

Upon completing this course, 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.

To be awarded the Specialist Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TIC2101 Information Systems and Organisations Yes TBC
2. TIC3301 Information Security Management  Yes January
3. TIC3302 Computer Systems Security  Yes January
4. TIC4301 Information Security Practicum I or
    TIC4302 Information Security Practicum II 
Yes
August/January

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. Refer to fee information here.
  4. Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Cybersecurity. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

7. Specialist Certificate in Digital Analytics (20 MCs)

Upon completion of this course, students should attain the following:

  • 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.

To be awarded the Specialist Certificate, individuals must pass all modules listed below and attain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 2.00 to be deemed to have successfully completed the course.

Module SSG-funded Semester of Offer
1. TIC2601 Database and Web Applications Yes August
2. TBA3204 Web Analytics  Yes TBC
3. TBA3241 Social Media Analytics  Yes January
4. TBA2105 Web Mining  Yes
August
5. TBA4212 Search Engine Optimisation and Analytics Yes
August

Note:
  1. Check module details here (e.g. pre-requisites, SSG funding, modular credits, lab/non-lab).
  2. SSG funding status and semester of offer may be subject to changes.
  3. Refer to fee information here.
  4. Modules are also stackable towards the Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Analytics. 
  5. Contact SCALE upon successful completion of the required modules.

Application for Admission

You may apply to read the required certificate course modules by submitting your application for admission to the NUS Lifelong Learners / CET500 / Executive Certificate programme.

Application opens in May (for August Semester); October (for January Semester) and February (for May Semester*) of each year.
*only applicable for Executive Certificates

Please refer to the following links for more information on application procedures and timeline:

Funded Modules

  1. NUS Lifelong Learners if you are an NUS alumni
  2. NUS CET500 if you are not an NUS alumni

Full Fee Modules
  1. Executive Certificates

 



 

 
23 November 2020