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Course Overview

Are you a manager, data analyst or business analyst looking to deepen your skills in data analysis? Or do you handle data regularly and seek to better understand how to derive insights from them? This course will greatly enhance your technical capabilities in managing data, which is a versatile skillset across various industries.

 

Being the first Specialist Diploma in Singapore to meet the increasing demand for well-trained data professionals, we have more than 1000 graduates since it was first launched.

 

In this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in statistics, application of business data analysis tools and methods to effectively analyse results from data. You will learn how to apply data analysis and visualisation to improve an organisation’s performance and business intelligence.

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All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebook HERE.

Application/Entry Requirement    

Minimum Entry Requirements

 

A Polytechnic Diploma or ITE Technical Diploma / Technical Engineer Diploma / Work-Learn Technical Diploma or equivalent

 

OR A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

 

OR A Post-Secondary Certificate with at least 3 Years of relevant working experience

 

Applicants who are Singaporean citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) can utilise their SkillsFuture Credits to enrol in the new diploma eligibility qualification programme called the "Data Analytics Specialist Diploma Qualification Programme." This programme is a collaborative effort between Accenture Academy and Temasek Polytechnic (TP). Upon successful completion of the qualification programme, learners will earn credits that can be applied towards waiving the Minimum Entry Requirement (MER) for the stackable modular course, Business Intelligence Fundamentals. This provides learners the option to stack their modular course towards achieving a corresponding full-qualification course. Visit here to learn more.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at diploma graduates and Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) who are keen to enter the field of Business Analytics.

What You'll Learn

To be awarded the Specialist Diploma, participants are required to complete a total of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each PDC.

Subject Code Subject
CBA1C07 Business Intelligence Fundamentals

This subject introduces students to a basic understanding of statistics and the application of business data analysis tools and techniques to visualise, analyse and interpret the results from these data. Students will learn essential descriptive data measures and data visualisation for describing data using tools such as Microsoft Excel and Power BI.

CBA1C08 Business Intelligence Project

This subject introduces students to the concepts and techniques of turning raw data from various sources into information to help organisations better manage their performance. Students will learn to integrate data, use relevant techniques to analyse data, and apply principles of data visualisation to increase the business intelligence quotient of an organisation. Students will learn how to present the analysis using data visualisation tools such as Power BI and Tableau.

Subject Code Subject
CBA1C09 Data Analytics for Business Insights

In this subject, students will learn data analytics techniques and gain hands-on experience in using appropriate data analytics tools and software. It provides opportunities for students to integrate and apply the data mining knowledge and skills acquired to make data-driven decisions in specific business domains such as Customer Analytics and Marketing Analytics.

CBA1C10 Social Media Analytics

This subject introduces students to the use of unstructured social media text from various business domains to develop actionable insights for better business decision-making. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in text analytics to perform appropriate information retrieval to spot trends and sentiments expressed in unstructured text and social media platforms.

Modes of Assessment

 

Coursework with no examinations


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Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect good employment prospects across many industries such as government, financial and banking institutions and consulting firms as business intelligence analysts, business analytics specialists, business analytics tech consultants, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) analysts, data mining specialists, data warehousing specialists, web & social media analysts and research analysts.

 

Graduates can also look towards upgrading their knowledge and skills in further Continuing Education and Training (CET) and executive programmes offered by local Institutes of Higher Learning such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) Strategic Technology Management Institute which offers many National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) certified executive courses in Business Analytics.

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FAQs

What is the difference between the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics (SDBA) and Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business (SDDSB)? How will I benefit from the programmes?

What is the difference between the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics (SDBA) and Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business (SDDSB)? How will I benefit from the programmes?

The Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics provides training in the tools and techniques of business intelligence which enables you to know what happened in the past in order to draw insights to improve an organisation’s performance, understand their customers better and identify areas for improvement. It delves deep into data mining techniques with statistical concepts that transform data into business insights for day-to-day decision making. Those who wish to acquire skills in data preparation, data modeling, data mining fundamentals with step-by-step know-how, should apply for the SDBA course. Someone who wants to work as a Data Analyst / Senior Data Analyst, Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst would benefit from this course.

The Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business enhances the skills and knowledge of participants in the area of advanced analytics such as augmented analytics, automated machine learning and data driven storytelling. It targets diploma graduates and those working in the industry who have had a couple of years of domain work experience and wish to acquire skills in data science. The use of advanced data analytics tools lowers the technology barrier for things like scripting and coding – this is helpful for business domain professionals with low-tech skills as it enables them to undertake data science projects more easily. This approach helps to bridge the data skills gap and enables business users to undertake some basic data science work. AI and machine learning concepts are also emphasised to equip participants with predictive modelling competencies and to operationalise the models. Those who want to jumpstart in the area of data science and wish to pick up the fundamental skills easily should choose SDDSB.

 

Are the admission requirements the same for the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics and Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business?

Are the admission requirements the same for the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics and Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business?

The minimum entry requirement for both Specialist Diploma courses is similar. Prior knowledge of programming is not a requirement in both courses.

Which programme allows me to become a data scientist?

Which programme allows me to become a data scientist?

Both programmes enable you to undertake work as a data / business analyst. Both courses are complementary in nature and help you to expand your skillsets. To be a full-fledged data scientist you will need to progress after completing these specialist diploma courses to take up advanced university courses.

What is data driven storytelling?

What is data driven storytelling?

Data Storytelling is an essential data science skill that everyone needs. Data driven story telling focuses on how to identify suitable storylines, leverage analogies and examples, and deploy productive storyboards with memorable visual representations to communicate findings. You will learn through case studies and learn from experienced guest speakers on how to tell your data story with clarity.

What are the programming languages used in these courses?

What are the programming languages used in these courses?

There is no coding for the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics, whereas the Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business will expose participants to available packages that can perform AI and automated machine learning with minimum coding.

If I am interested in both programmes, which one should I embark on first?

If I am interested in both programmes, which one should I embark on first?

The choice you make will depend on your job aspirations and job role.

If I have completed the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics, is it worthwhile for me to take the Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business?

If I have completed the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics, is it worthwhile for me to take the Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business?

Yes, you will receive exemption for the Data Visualization subject. Also, as AI and machine learning concepts are covered in depth in the Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business, you will gain useful skills in predictive modelling to forecast future outcomes.

Are there any differences in the job roles I can take up?

Are there any differences in the job roles I can take up?

Based on the Singapore Skills Framework Job Roles (ICT), graduates of both programmes will be able to take on similar job roles as Data Analyst / Senior Data Analyst, Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst. You would have expanded capabilities in data mining if you take up the Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics; and in predictive modelling if you take up the Specialist Diploma in Data Science for Business.

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    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
     
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.