Temasek Polytechnic and Udacity have teamed up to jointly offer real-world project-based online courses for individuals who wish to prepare and advance their career in emerging IT domains. These programmes are highly subsidised by SSG of up to 90% for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.

 

Upon completion of all the projects in each programme, learners will also be conferred with a Nanodegree qualification by Udacity Inc. (Read more about Udacity)
 

Programme Details

In partnership with Udacity, Temasek Polytechnic offers the most cutting edge content in technology, aimed to give Singaporeans practical skills across a variety of domains - starting with Artificial Intelligence for our first cohort launch.

 

What does the knowITgetIT programme entail?

 

This programme consists a 3-month self-learning and guided learning journey with Udacity subject matter experts. Learners have the opportunity to enroll in one of the three Nanodegree programmes: 

 

  • AI Programming with Python
  • Intro to Machine Learning with TensorFlow
  • Machine Learning Engineer

 

Benefits of the knowITgetIT Programme:

 

  • Weekly guided learning with a Udacity subject matter expert to help learners stay on track and work through their technical blockers.
  • Work on real-world projects designed by industry experts to build their portfolio of skills.
  • Learn from the most up-to-date content, co-created with top industry experts.
  • Be part of a thriving community and a growing alumni network of like-minded learners. 

 

Programme Eligibility

 

Applicants for the programme must meet the below criteria:

  • Have requisite technical competencies for the relevant Nanodegree
  • Must be committed to the timeframes of the programme

 

Applicants must be prepared to commit to:

 

  • Dedicating 10-15 hours per week to learning online.
  • Attending mandatory 2-hour weekly virtual ‘connect’ sessions led by a Udacity Session Lead.
  • Staying on track throughout and complete the programme to avoid paying the full course fee 

Udacity's Nanodegree Programmes

Udacity's Nanodegree programmes are the world’s fastest, most efficient way to master the skills tech companies want. Learners learn by doing real-world projects and other hands-on exercises that lead to real skills mastery. As a learner in this programme, you can choose to build skills with one of the following three Nanodegree programmes:

AI Programming with Python

This course teaches Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, PyTorch, and Linear Algebra—the foundations for building your own neural network.

Learners must complete 2 projects in order to graduate from this Nanodegree programme

Prerequisites
Basic Algebra and Programming Knowledge

Introduction to Machine Learning with TensorFlow

This course introduces Machine Learning concepts using TensorFlow - learn machine learning techniques such as data transformation and algorithms that can find patterns in data and apply machine learning algorithms.

Learners must complete 3 projects in order to graduate from this Nanodegree programme

Prerequisites
Intermediate Python, Basic knowledge of probability and statistics

Machine Learning Engineer

This course concentrates on training the learner to become a machine learning engineer and apply predictive models to massive data sets in fields like education, finance, healthcare, or robotics.

Learners must complete 4 projects in order to graduate from this Nanodegree programme

Prerequisites
Intermediate Python & Machine Learning Algorithms

Important Dates

 

Application open: 12 July 2021 

Application close: 21 August 2021

Programme kickoff: 30 August 2021

Programme completion: 20 November 2021

Application Procedures 

STEP 1 |
Take a Udacity Technical Assessment 

Select the Nanodegree programme you are interested in and take a technical assessment by Udacity. If you pass the assessment, you will be invited to apply formally to the programme.

Applicants will hear from Udacity within 1 working week

Programme application closes on 21 August 2021

STEP 2 |
Apply for SkillsFuture Subsidy

If you pass the technical assessment in step 1, you will receive an email from Udacity to apply to Temasek Polytechnic for SkillsFuture Subsidy of up to 90%!

Applicants will need to login to an online registration portal to apply and make payment.

Subsidy application closes on 28 August 2021

STEP 3 |
Enroll and Start Learning!

You will be invited to attend a virtual kickoff briefing session to kick start your learning journey with Udacity together with other participants!

Participants will receive a welcome email from Udacity with information on your learning journey closer to the kickoff date!

Programme kickoff on 30 August 2021

FAQs

How many spots will be available?

How many spots will be available?

There are 150 spots available for the first cohort. Should you not be available during Cohort 1 timeframes, keep checking for future cohort launches! 

Where does the programme take place?

Where does the programme take place?

The programme takes place 100% online. You can work from wherever you want to, as long as you have a working internet connection. To complement the learner’s learning experience, there will be weekly virtual sessions conducted led by a Udacity instructor. These sessions are mandatory. 

Am I able to request for a refund if I am no longer able to commit to the programme?

Am I able to request for a refund if I am no longer able to commit to the programme?

Students who have been accepted into the programme must be committed to the programme timelines specified. Should you experience any unforeseen circumstances, please contact knowitgetit@tp.edu.sg and we will determine your eligibility for a refund on a case by case basis.

What will impact my course fee subsidy?

What will impact my course fee subsidy?

Students who fail to progress (by completing their projects in time) and plagiarize their work will be reviewed by Temasek Polytechnic. He/She may be removed from the programme and be required to pay the full course fee.

How many hours per week should I spend on my coursework?

How many hours per week should I spend on my coursework?

You can study on your own schedule so long as you complete the course within 3 months and complete the projects within the recommended deadlines to maintain your scholarship status. That is to say, you’ll have complete access to the course directly in your classroom 24 hours a day. Your Session Leads are available to you to help you stay on track and solve your technical blockers in any way. 

Do I still need to pay any fees if I want to withdraw from the course of study?

Do I still need to pay any fees if I want to withdraw from the course of study?

Applicants may apply to withdraw from the programme with proof of valid reasons (eg. Medical emergency), subject to approval by Temasek Polytechnic.  Withdrawal fee will be chargeable based on the effective date of withdrawal as shown in the table below. We strongly advise applicants who are unsure of their availability to complete the course in this current intake to defer their application to the next intake. 

Effective Date of Withdrawal

Fee Payable

Before 1st day of programme commencement date

$50 admin charges

Within the 1st week of programme commencement

25% of Full Course Fee (inclusive of GST) + $50 admin charges.

After the 1st week of programme commencement

100% of Full Course Fee (inclusive of GST) + $50 admin charges.

 

What if I have additional questions?

What if I have additional questions?

Should you have any questions at all, you can reach out to the programme’s dedicated support email knowitgetit@tp.edu.sg

What are ‘connect sessions’?

What are ‘connect sessions’?

Connect sessions are mandatory weekly sessions with a Udacity Session Lead to track progress, work through technical blockers and work on relevant case studies together. These sessions are a great opportunity to network, build connections and stay on track to graduate on time. 

Who is eligible to apply to this programme?

Who is eligible to apply to this programme?

Candidates who are Singapore Citizens are all welcome to apply. Students must meet the technical requirements specified here in order to qualify for the Nanodegree. 

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