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Specialist Diploma in Digital Technologies for Smart Sustainable Cities

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    240 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F/ Online Synchronous).
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • 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 with there is a new run.

Class schedule:
2 evenings per week 
6.30pm to 10.30pm

Course Duration: 
240 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details,
please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Lau Chung Meng
For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

The course comprises of four modules that may be completed over two (2) semesters (one (1) year). Upon completion of two (2) modules, students will be awarded one (1) Post Diploma Certificate (PDC). Upon successfully acquiring two (2) PDCs, students will be conferred the Specialist Diploma in Digital Technologies for Smart Sustainable Cities qualification from Singapore Polytechnic (SP). The first PDC to start with is PDC1.

Course Outline

PDC 1 Certificate in Smart Systems & Cloud Computing
• Module 1 – Smart Sustainable Systems and Applications
• Module 2 – Data Analytics and Cloud Computing

PDC 2 Certificate in Sensors & Mobile Development
• Module 3 – Sensors and Communication for Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) Solutions
• Module 4 – Low-code Mobile Application Development

Please click here for the module synopsis.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a diploma or higher qualification in any related area of electrical, electronic, telecommunication, communication, instrumentation, control engineering, information technology or related field.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may apply for admission to the course by producing evidence of at least 5 years relevant working experience or supporting information to ascertain their competency readiness. Eligible applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.

The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist eligible applicants and admit applicants who perform well in the interview and/or entrance test.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Digital Technologies for Smart Sustainable Cities qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is specially designed for individuals who have some IT background such as some knowledge in computer networking and computer systems, and wish to acquire skills and knowledge to understand and deploy smart city systems, or apply smart sustainable city technologies in related industries.

Course Fees

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

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Smart Systems & Cloud Computing Certificate in Sensors & Mobile Development Total Course Fees:
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $444.91 $444.91 $889.82
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $296.60 $296.60 $593.20
SINGAPORE PR $1,218.24 $1,218.24 $2,436.48
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $372.24 $372.24 $744.48
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,966.04 $2,966.04 $5,932.08
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $3,045.60 $3,045.60 $6,091.20

* SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For details, please refer to here.

Other Fees Payable
(Incl. GST)
Singapore CitizensSingapore Permanent Residents
and Others
Examination Fees-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Module Certificate Fee is payable on a semester basis/Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy: 
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 50% refund of the paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after the date of semester commencement, no refund of the paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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