Big Data & Analytics T60

Just how big is Big Data? It is massive! Did you know that Amazon uses big data to start the product delivery process even before the customer clicks on ‘buy’? Or that top football clubs analyse opponent data to gain a competitive edge? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This diploma will help you harness the real power of data analytics and turn you into the go-to person organisations consult to unlock their true potential. What’s more, with Singapore’s emergence as an international Data and Analytics hub, you will be in the best position to land a rewarding career as a big data professional. 

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Your Journey

Year 1

Strong Foundation Skills

Learn to develop your own mobile and web applications with the coding and user interface skills you acquire. Also, learn the fundamentals of networking, and discover how to create your own analytics dashboard.

Year 2

Business Insights

You will learn how to manage Big Data, such as those that Facebook and Google collect and store. Apply this critical skill in your future careers analysing how a business or an organisation is doing, before advising them on making smarter business decisions.

Year 3

Sparking Transformation

Discover how to ‘mine’ Big Data for better business insights. Also, undertake more significant and complex projects that equip you with real-world work experience. You can also look forward to meaningful internships in either a local company or an overseas organisation.

Sharpen your Skills
Hone your IT and Analytics skills by participating in hackathons and other competitions, which challenge you to come up with smart and innovative solutions. By pitting your skills against others, you will push yourself to go out of your comfort zones and acquire rich learning experiences.

Learn about the IT Industry
Participate in invaluable learning journeys to IT companies. These will provide you with the opportunities to understand the types of skills that they value and the kinds of professionals they are seeking to hire. You also get to hear from experienced experts about the projects they’re working on.

Develop a Global Mindset
We live in a fast-changing and connected world. It is essential to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds and to understand how technology is evolving and used in other places. Because of this, we provide opportunities for you to participate in overseas study trips.

As a graduate of this course, you could take up positions like:

  • Associate Business Analysts
  • Data Engineers
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Mining Specialist

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


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Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the course are as follows:

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, 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).

* 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).

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

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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. 

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. 

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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.

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. 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
CDA2C01

This subject equips you with the fundamental concepts and techniques of data warehouse, its model design and implementation, and how data warehousing enables business intelligence capabilities and effective decision making that are used across many industries. It also covers Business Intelligence (BI) concepts and techniques of integrating data into useful information, and implementing BI applications to help companies manage their business performance.

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
CIA2C12

This subject equips you with knowledge and skills to analyse statistical problems. You will be able to make comparisons between two or more populations of data to determine the relationship between them. Topics covered includes linear regression, correlation between a dependent variable and independent variable, analysis of variance, chi-squared tests, nonparametric statistics, two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and multivariate analysis. It also includes their applications in economics, social science and other domains.

24
CDA2C03

This subject equips you with the knowledge of big data technologies that are prevalent in the market today along with how and when to use big data technologies in common business applications. It covers commonly used scripting languages (such as Python) and how it can be used for big data collection, data access and data processing. 

24
CDA2C02

This subject equips you with knowledge and skills to use data mining tools to analyze and segment data to explore and discover previously unknown patterns and relationships to generate useful information. The topics covered include data pre-processing, data mining process and techniques (such as clustering, classification, association analysis) and data mining evaluation. It also provides you with the knowledge and skills to create a predictive model based on historical data to predict future trends and behaviours.

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
CMP3104

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
CDA2E04

This subject will cover topics such as the underlying concepts of web and mobile analytics, and related issues, trends and best practices. Measurement and analysis of metrics and application of analytics to search engine optimization and marketing across mobile and web platforms will also be discussed.

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