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Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance (T60)

2018 Planned Intake: 25 JAE 2018 Last Aggregate Score: 13

Big Data is a BIG DEAL! Have you ever wondered how much information there is about you in cyberspace and in various computer systems? Do you know you are generating information all the time when you use Facebook, buy something on eBay, post comments on a blog, buy a movie ticket? Information is power. If you are someone with a curious mind who wants to be in control of information, then this course is for you.

To join this course, you should have a strong interest in Mathematics, possess an enquiring mind and have a desire to take charge of vast amounts of information for organisations.

 There is a clear demand for graduates who have skills and knowledge in the area of Big Data Management & Governance. Your graduates will fill a known need in the big data value chain with the skills they acquire from this course.
—  Eric Goh
     Managing Director
     Dell EMC Computer Systems (South Asia) Pte Ltd

 

What you will learn

  • Exploring Big Data

    In Year 1, you will learn the core computing subjects ranging from computational thinking and user experience to data analytics and IT security. This provides students with strong foundation skills in IT and broad-based skills in big data management and analytics. This will enable our graduates to meet the demand for BIG professionals in a wide range of industries.
  • Managing and Governing Big Data

    In your second year, you will learn how to manage Big Data, such as those that Facebook and Google collect and store. You will also learn to ensure the high level of quality of the data you extract, and how to manage its data privacy. The quality of your data determines the quality of your insights. Big Data Management and Governance focus on the management of data at scale so that the data can be easily accessed and consumed in spite of its volume, variety or velocity.
  • Sparking transformation through Big Data & Analytics

    By your third year, you would have learnt how to ‘mine’ Big Data. Throughout the course, students will be constantly exposed to projects that will equip them with real-world working experience. This will provide them with the important added business domain knowledge that big data professionals should have, to make sense of the data and build solutions that give organisations growth opportunities.

Notable Features

  • A course that teaches you skill sets that are in high demand worldwide today. The ability to capture and manage data will enable countries to create Smart Nations. This course focuses on IT, Data Management & Governance, Analytics and Project Management skills, leading to highly sought after job positions in local and overseas companies.
  • TP is the only polytechnic to offer such a course.
  • The only polytechnic to have a TP-Pivotal Data Science Academy for the training of students and for work on real industry projects.
  • Secure prestigious scholarships such as the IMDA iPoly Scholarship and TP-Pivotal Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive at least $3,000 per year.

Career Prospects

Graduates can expect good career prospects with local and multinational businesses, government agencies, financial and banking institutions and consulting firms as Data Specialists, Data Engineers, Big Data Operations Specialists, Big Data Technical Support Specialists, Data Analysts, Database Administrators and Data Warehousing Specialists.

Further Education

You can undertake the Earn and Learn Programme and acquire a Specialist Diploma + Work Experience. Find out details here

For degree courses and advanced standing, please click this link to access diploma to degree courses for guidance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-7
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any two other subjects Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, applicants must also have sat for one of the following subjects: Additional Combined Science, Additional Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Studies, Creative 3-D Animation, Design & Technology, Engineering Science, Food & Nutrition,Fundamentals of Electronics, General Science, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Physics, Physical Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology).

Note: Applicants with complete colour vision deficiency are not eligible to apply for this course.

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Course Structure

TP FUNDAMENTALS (TPFun) SUBJECTS

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCS1006

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.

12
CCS1007

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms. In all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.

12
CCS1008

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.

12
GCC1001

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civicminded individuals.

12
CIN1001

This subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  You will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions.  Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting at TP’s Makerspace+ facility.  In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in you through the LEAN startup framework, idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding/crowdsourcing avenues.    

12
LEA1011

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1012

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1013

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LSW1002

This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.

12
MCR1001

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics. It aims to cultivate the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to conduct yourself professionally, adapt and respond to the changing job market environment.

11
MCR1002

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics. It aims to cultivate the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to conduct yourself professionally, adapt and respond to the changing job market environment.

11
MCR1003

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management.  It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success.  It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.  It aims to cultivate the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to conduct yourself professionally, and to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment.

11
CGS1002

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.

13
CGS1003

You will examine your own identity, study different forms of diversity and apply strategies to inspire positive collaboration in a diverse workplace. Through a residential stay, you will have the opportunity to experience living and working with peers from different backgrounds.

13
CGS1004

This subject highlights the inter-connectedness of the world today, bringing about what it means to be a Global Citizen. You will gain an awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainable community development. This subject also challenges you to be actively engaged in a social or environmental project.

13
CGS1005

Whether telling stories, building monuments or celebrating rites of passage, expressions of culture are at the core of cultural diversity. In this subject, everyday objects, artistic creations and popular culture are explored as ways of understanding the values and beliefs of a society. You will explain the role of cultural heritage stakeholders and learn to conduct cultural story-telling. By taking this subject, you will benefit by acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities surrounding our cultural assets.

13
TGL1001

This is a subject where you will be free to pursue an area of interest through a self-directed approach, guided by staff. You will be expected to demonstrate a sense of curiosity for learning, initiate an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, and reflect on your learning journey throughout the subject.

13
CSI3004

This subject has a structured programme that will help to develop important workplace skills for application in a real work environment. The subject will cover a pre-internship training programme and a mentorship programme with the industry. The subject will also cover the roles and functions of an IT professional in an industry and ability to contribute effectively with a high level of professionalism in the workplace.

316

* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects OR Guided Learning (TFS1006).

Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCF1C02

This subject introduces statutes and ethical issues pertaining to IT. Topics covered include the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, Personal Data Protection Act and Intellectual Property Rights. The subject also introduces key principles of Information security namely confidentiality, integrity and availability and their application in various security scenarios. Topics covered also include international standards, security policies, procedures, and processes to protect IT systems against cyber-attacks and information breaches.

14
CIA1C06

This subject will introduce the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the design methods specific to relational database, database manipulation using a database query language, and the techniques of implementing relational databases. It will also cover implementation of simple application to access relational database.

14
CIA1C07

The subject covers logic, sets, functions, recursion and graphs. It covers mathematical processes for developing algorithms in computing and other real-life applications. Topics also covered include the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for computing.

13
CIA1C10

This subject introduces the concepts and techniques of data analytics and its importance at work and in society. You will cover the data analytics lifecycle, the formulation of business analytics goals, performance of exploratory data analysis, preparation of data for analysis, application of basic analytics techniques and presentation of insights derived.

14
CIT1C14

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of recursion and data structures in solving problems using a programming language. Topics covered include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Searching techniques and sorting algorithms.

14
CIT1C18

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computational thinking and their application in developing programming solutions to problems. Topics covered include programming concepts, simple data structures and programming techniques.

14
CIT1C19

This subject introduces students to the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer great user experience (Ux). Grounded on the lean product development cycle, the topics covered in this subject include Designing Interfaces, Need Findings, Sketching and Prototyping for Interactive Experience, and Testing.

13
CIT1C20

This subject introduces students to coding principles and practices using an object-oriented approach. The subject also introduces the development of an IT application using the latest technologies. Topics covered include object and classes, composition, simple data structures, application architecture, design and development.

14
CMC1C08

This subject covers the fundamentals of networking and its related technologies. Topics covered include network protocols and communications, OSI and TCP/IP networking model, IP addressing, virtual local area networks (VLANs), static and dynamic routing, network address translation and wireless networking.

14
CIA2C01

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills on data modelling techniques for data warehousing. On completion of this subject, you would be able to design and implement a data warehouse model. The subject introduces the fundamental concepts of data warehouse modelling and covers concepts and principles of data warehouse, introduction to data warehouse model design, data warehouse model implementation and data warehouse applications and tools.

24
CIA2C13

This subject covers graphing fundamentals, graphing properties and building dashboard for reporting purposes using relevant statistical modelling and analysis techniques. Topics covered include the preparation of reports on data analysis to support managerial decision-making.

24
CIA2C14

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills in the emerging field of data science. You will cover the data science life-cycle, history and context, as well as its landscape.  Topics covered include data exploration and analysis techniques to discover new knowledge from data to aid data-driven decisions in an intelligent and informed way.

24
CIG2C01

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills to design a big data system in an organisation, as well as to store and apply structured and unstructured data in the context of big data integration. This subject introduces the emerging data architectures driven by “Big Data” adoption and will cover new paradigms of data systems within the realm of “Big Data,” which evolved from social media networks. It will also cover the concepts and techniques that have driven Big Data adoption and a comparison of these with traditional data store architectures such as structured databases and data warehouses. Emerging data architectures such as real-time and complex event processing tools will also be covered.

24
CIG2C02

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills to program a data management application to manage big data. It covers commonly used scripting languages (such as Python) and how it can be used for big data collection and processing. The use of data analysis, web scraping and data structures in the context of big data will be covered. Other languages for data integration and processing (such as R) will be covered as well.

24
CIG2C04

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills of data mining and to perform data marshalling and transformation. Students will be able to gather and transform data into standardised format for network transmission and storage. This subject also covers the fundamental concepts of data mining, data marshalling and data transformation techniques. Conversion of data objects into data streams and standard industry data formats with the use of techniques and tools will be introduced. Implementation of data marshalling and transformation in big data systems will also be covered.

24
CIG2C06

This subject covers data security and governance as a quality control discipline for assessing, managing, using, improving, monitoring, maintaining, and protecting organisational information. You will learn about concepts such as data security and access, data protection, data policies, business process management, and risk management surrounding the handling of data in an organisation.

24
CMP3202

This subject equips you with the skills and knowledge to apply the acquired big data management and governance skills and knowledge from the various subjects in the diploma to the design and development of a project deliverable. This subject involves the integration and application of knowledge and skills developed from the various subjects in the curriculum. It will provide an opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the products, methodologies, processes, systems, project management and presentation skills needed for big data management and governance application projects.

310

Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CIA2E01

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills to process textual data and social media for analytical insight. It covers topics such as social media analytics concepts and techniques, text analytics process and techniques such as information extraction, text categorisation, cluster analysis and sentiment analysis.

24
CIA3E01

This subject introduces how data science is used in the various industries (e.g. Financial Services / Retail / Logistics) to develop actionable insights for better decision making to improve businesses. It provides opportunities for students to integrate and apply their skills acquired through the various modules for this end-to-end implementation in specific business domain. Project management and agile methodologies will also be introduced in this subject.

34
CIT3C15

This subject covers the fundamentals of machine learning principles and practices. Supervised and unsupervised learning, neural networks and deep learning will also be covered.

34

Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Fundamental Subjects 40 credit units
Diploma Subjects
- Core Subjects
- Elective Subjects

72 credit units
min 8 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 120 credit units

BYOD

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  (65) 6789 6872
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