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Best-in-Class in Artificial Intelligence - AI Lead (Classroom and Asynchronous learning)

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    80 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) / E-Learning / Practical Training
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic / Overseas
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

If you are interested to register for this course, please complete this FormSG ( to register your interest.

Course Introduction

The course comprises of:

a) 1 day of Pre-trip to understand the growth and potential of Artificial Intelligence, and assess your company using the AI Readiness Index. The Pre-trip will consist of 4 hours of face-to-face training and 4 hours of e-Learning. 

b) 6 days, 5 nights of Learning Trip* to Hangzhou, China to take part in industry site visits to leading companies such as Alibaba, Cainiao Logistics and more, to appreciate AI technologies and their use cases, as well as learn from companies that have adopted AI solutions to transform their companies. Participants may also have the opportunity to visit the 2024 Hangzhou International AI, IoT & Big Data Expo for exciting showcases and more networking opportunities. 

c) 4 days of Post-trip to explore the wonders of Generative AI and kick start a Guided Project. The Post-trip will consist of 32 hours of face-to-face training over 2 weeks. 

* Note: The overseas programme may be subject to changes. Some site visits will also be conducted in Mandarin (with translation available)

Course Dates for the next Run:
next intake is tentatively Oct/Nov 2024.

If you are interested to register for this course, please complete this FormSG ( to register your interest.

Course Objective

This course provides a unique opportunity for SMEs for a broad exposure to Industry AI Technologies. SMEs can learn how to appreciate, understand, adopt, and transform their key technical processes in their businesses to i4.0 level. In particular, the course is designed for SMEs that may be classified as ‘AI Unaware’ or ‘AI Aware’ by AISG’s AIRI framework.

The course primarily involves an overseas trip designed to provide a broad but directed exposure to AI Technologies used in the industry and a post-training phase that allows the participants to acquire essential technical skills in AI and apply such skills in a real project via involvement in a project assignment.

  1. To help participants from companies understand the growth and potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics beyond Singapore.                                  
  2. To equip participants with knowledge on the AI and Analytics that can be applied in the companies’ technical processes with the aim of improving efficiency in such processes.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the importance and limitations of data, analytics and AI
  2. Review the considerations in AI adoption in a company
  3. Assemble different types of industry AI tools available in the market
  4. Recommend and select ready use case of AI

Course Outline

Topics to be covered

1. AI Literacy Talks and AI Readiness Assessment 
• Introduction to Data, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Introduction to AI Readiness Index
• AI Readiness Assessment

2. Visitation to AI Companies in China & Journaling of Learning
• AI Adoption Strategies in Companies
• AI Tools used in Companies
• Integration of AI Tools with Business Processes
• Future of AI for Companies

3. Training and Scheduled AI Clinics for AI Adoption  
• AI Use Cases

4. Guided AI-Solutioning Exercise via adoption of AI Tools, for selected Use Case

Minimum Requirements

Basic English Proficiency ,GCE ‘O’ levels

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 submit all program deliverables and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Head of Data Science / Artificial Intelligence / Chief Data Officer / Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Registration of interest for the upcoming Apr 2024 run is now open. If you are keen to participate, please register your interest here.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $6,120.00 $183.60 $863.60
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $4,760.00 $183.60 $2,223.60
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $4,760.00 $183.60 $2,223.60
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $6,120.00 $183.60 $863.60
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $612.00 $7,412.00

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.

¹ Under 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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