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Application of Design Thinking

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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Overview

  • Course Date:

    TBA
  • Registration Period:

    TBA
  • Time:

    TBA,
    90 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

The Energy & Chemicals (E&C) industry accounted for nearly S$63 billion or 25% of Singapore’s total manufacturing output in 2016, and the industry hires more than 22,000 employees. It comprises of 4 key sub-sectors, namely refineries, crackers; petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals.

Specialty chemicals is identified as a growing sub-sector in Energy and Chemicals’ Industry Transformation Map (ITM) as well as a growing function. There is an impending demand for a skilled workforce to serve this growing industry. Training in specific skills such as sound understanding of the functionality and applications of specialty materials, formulation and characterisation / evaluation techniques, new product innovation, design thinking etc. are particularly essential to bridge the prevalent competency gaps in the current workforce.

Course Objective

The course was co-created with industry to ensure relevancy of knowledge and competency. It aims to equip new entrants and mid-career PMETs with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the consumer chemicals sector in roles ranging from associate researcher, application technician, chemist, formulator, product development, regulatory associate, technical service representative, consumer research associate, marketing etc.

Course Outline

The module is a hands-on module for CET learners to put their learning in Personal Care into practice by working in teams to design products and services taking from deep understanding of user experience. Learners will be exposed to design thinking methodology and tools as a way to analyse insights and generate design ideas. The learners will also translate some of the ideas into integrated experience prototypes for testing and feedback.

Minimum Requirements

• Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma/Degree in relevant Science/Engineering discipline or equivalent qualifications.
• Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 2 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.
• Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may be required to go through an interview and/or entrance test.
• The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Basic knowledge on raw ingredients for personal care products.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Participants expecting to find employment or upgrade their knowledge and skills in the consumer chemicals sector.

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $2000.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $1,800.00 $54.00 $254.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $1,400.00 $54.00 $654.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP + Holders $1,400.00 $54.00 $654.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $1,800.00 $54.00 $254.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $180.00 $2,180.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.


Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.


Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
 
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
 
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
 
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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