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Course Overview

Does the exciting world of smartphones, chatbots and digital assistants like Siri and Alexa excite you? Then Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the course for you! 

 

We see AI transforming our daily lives. From analysing online search patterns, identifying your favourite movie genres and shopping habits, powering autonomous vehicles, and accelerating the development of vaccines for COVID-19, AI is vital to Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation.

 

Learn about the fundamental concepts of AI, how it can be applied, and how smart applications can be created. Deepen your knowledge in AI with subjects such as machine and deep learning. With our broad-based curriculum, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to develop smart applications useful for commercial businesses, healthcare, education, transportation and manufacturing.

 

Join us and be at the forefront of creating new technologies for tomorrow!

 

Get the opportunity to attain the below certification(s) throughout the course of your study:

  • SCS + IMDA Certificate in AI Ethics & Governance
  • NVIDIA Certificate in Fundamentals of Deep Learning
  • UIPath Certified RPA Associate

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the course are as follows:

Subject
Grade

English Language (EL1)*

1-7

Mathematics (E or A)

1-6

Any two other subjects, excluding CCA

1-6
2022 Planned Intake
50
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2022 JAE)
5 - 12

To be eligible for selection, applicants must also have sat for one of the following subjects listed under ELR2B2-C:

Additional Combined Science, Additional Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computing/Computer Studies, Creative 3-D Animation, Design & Technology, Food & Nutrition, Electronics/Fundamentals of Electronics, General Science, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Physics/Engineering Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry)/ Physical Science, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology).

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Admissions Exercises

What You'll Learn

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CIA1C07 Logic and Mathematics

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

3
CIT1C19 User Experience and Interface Design

This subject introduces the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer an enriching user experience (UX). The topics covered include designing interfaces, need findings, sketching and prototyping for interactive experiences, and usability testing.

3
CIT1C18 Computational Thinking

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

4
CIT1C20 Coding and Development Project

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.

4
CIA1C11 Data Visualisation and Analytics

This subject covers the data analytics lifecycle, including gathering, cleaning, processing and visualising of data. Exploratory data analysis methods, descriptive and predictive analytics and the presentation of insights will also be covered.

4
CIA1C06 Database Application Development

This subject introduces 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 applications to access relational database.

4
CIT1C14 Data Structures and Algorithms

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 will also be covered.

4
CCF1C02 IT Systems Security Essentials

This subject introduces students to the key principles of information security namely confidentiality, integrity and availability and their application in various real world scenarios. Topics covered include IT law, international standards, security policies, procedures, processes to protect IT systems against cyber-attacks and information breaches and the architecture and organisation of the digital components of a computer system.

4
CMC1C08 Network Technology

This subject covers the theoretical and practical aspects of networking and its related technologies. Topics covered include network protocols and communications, Ethernet networks, TCP/IP networking model, IP addressing, virtual local area networks (VLANs), routing and switching concepts and static and dynamic routing.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CAI2C01 Robotic Process Automation

This subject introduces students to the techniques of using an automation tool to automate tasks within a business process. It touches on the various use cases of robotic process automation (RPA) and provides a platform for students to creatively apply the concepts to different scenarios. It also discusses the challenges and limitations of RPA such as integration with unsupported third-party tools, security and governance, etc.

4
CMC2C16 IoT Application Development

This subject covers the concepts of Distributed System Architecture like Service-Oriented Architecture, Representational State Transfer (REST) and Web Services, identification of technology and design principles for connected devices as well as prototyping techniques for developing web services.

4
CIA2C14 Data Science Essentials

This subject equips students with knowledge and skills in the emerging field of data science. It covers 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.

4
CAI2C02 AI and Ethics

This subject provides students with insights on the usage and implications of AI in daily life. It touches on the risks of applying AI without a certain set of moral and ethical principles, and discusses issues brought about by machine learning, such as the four types of bias: sample bias, prejudice bias, measurement bias, and algorithm bias.

4
CAI2C03 Deep Learning and Object Recognition

This subject introduces students to the fundamental principles of deep learning and how it is applied to a collection of computer vision tasks to implement object recognition. It covers the concepts and architecture of convolutional neural networks such as the various layers within, and the hyperparameters involved, using available tools and libraries.

4
CAI2C04 Cloud Technologies

This subject equips students with the skillsets for developing and deploying machine learning applications to a cloud platform maintained by cloud computing providers such as Amazon, Google, etc. It covers the storage of data and the use of application programme interfaces (APIs) and tools provided by the cloud platform.

4
CAI2C05 Natural Language Processing

This subject introduces students to the concepts and application of natural language processing (NLP). It covers the standard NLP workflow through various aspects such as text scraping, text wrangling and pre-processing, etc. using available libraries. It also explores the application of NLP to chatbot development using available tools and libraries.

4
CAI2C08 Machine Learning for Developers

This subject introduces the fundamentals of machine learning principles and practices. It covers a range of machine learning models and algorithmic machine learning methods, such as supervised learning.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CAI2C06 AI for Advanced Manufacturing

This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to explore and apply AI to various challenges in advanced manufacturing such as monitoring of equipment failures, inventory management, quality improvement, etc.

4
CAI2C07 AI for Cybersecurity

This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to explore and apply AI to various challenges in cybersecurity such as fraud detection, malware detection, intrusion detection, user/machine behavioral analysis, etc.

4
CMP3101 Major Project

This subject involves the integration of knowledge and skills acquired from the various subjects in the course. It helps students develop a practical understanding of the products, methodologies, processes, systems, project management and presentation skills needed for AI related application projects. Students will develop, present and demonstrate solutions to a problem.

10

You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CSI3004 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

16
CTX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication.​ There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

3
CTX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

3
GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

3
GTP1201 Career Readiness

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

1
GTP1202 Career Management

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

1
CGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
TGL1001 Guided Learning*

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

3
CIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  Learners will be taught to apply the Design Thinking framework to develop problem statements, ideate and identify feasible solutions. Learners will be exposed to several tools for prototyping. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through various innovation and entrepreneurship concepts or tools. This subject also prepares students to be self-directed lifelong learners who are digital and information literate. It nurtures communicative and collaborative citizens who can use objective analysis in problem-solving.

2
GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

2
GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

The subject enables students to build a good foundation for healthy living. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on practical sessions where they will experience and develop both physical and technical skills in their chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, students will be able to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will also be supplemented by health-related topics that span the dimensions of health, such as diet, nutrition, stress and weight management, to provide students with a holistic approach to healthy living.  This subject also prepares students to be self-directed and accountable for lifelong learning for good health.

2
TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. 

It focuses on:

  • impact of climate change
  • potential solutions
  • the future of green economy from global and local perspectives

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaborations.

3

* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or Guided Learning.


Graduation Requirement
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamental Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects
84 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 124 credit units

Career Prospects

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Course Fees

PET Course Fee

Main

The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

ADMITTED IN SINGAPOREANS
(Age below 40 in the year 2021) 
SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
2021 S$2,987.50 S$6,117.50 S$11,150.70
2020 S$2,977.00 S$6,107.00 S$10,940.20

 

WHEN DO I PAY?

There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2021/2022 are:
Semester 1:  19 April 2021 – 17 October 2021 
Semester 2:  18 October 2021 – 17 April 2022

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.

MORE DETAILS ON FEES AND FINANCE

View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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