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Specialist Diploma in User Experience & Digital Product Design

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

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

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  • Course Date:

    17 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Registration Period:

    01 Dec 2022 to 28 Feb 2023
  • Time:

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

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • 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:
Every Mon and Thu
6.30pm - 9:30pm (face to face learning class)
9.30pm - 10.30pm (online learning)

Course Duration: 
240 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Janelle Lee

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

The Specialist Diploma in User Experience and Digital Product Design (NSUPD) provides a platform for aspiring User Experience (UX) designers and User Interface (UI) designers to pick up the skill sets and knowledge to design digital products like mobile applications, websites, digital interfaces and interactive kiosks.

According to LinkedIn, UX Design is listed as one of the top 5 hard skills most needed in 2019. The demand for UX Design skills has grown tremendously in recent years as organisations increasingly value user-centered design. This cuts across different industries and domains.



This course aims to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills in UX and UI design. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to execute user research, generate user experience design ideas, create prototypes for testing, and communicate outcomes to obtain buy-in from stakeholders.

Course Outline

This course comprises of two Post Diploma Certificate (PDC) that may be completed over two semesters. Each PDC consists of two modules and classes will be conducted over two evenings per week.

All students are required to have a laptop computer and a smartphone for this course of study. The necessary software will be provided to students for the duration of the course.

Each PDC will consist of two modules and the details are as follows:

PDC 1 Certificate in User Experience Design
Module 1 – User Experience Design
Module 2 – User Experience Research

PDC 2 Certificate in Digital Product Design
Module 3 – Digital Product Design
Module 4 – User Interface Design

Please click here for Module Synopsis

Minimum Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a polytechnic diploma or higher qualification in one of these related design disciplines: digital media design, interaction design, product design, visual communication design and web design.

Please attach the following supporting evidence in your application for evaluation purpose:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) as evidence of relevant working experience
  2. Design Portfolio as evidence of competency readiness

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 may 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 two modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC).

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred the Specialist Diploma in User Experience and Digital Product Design qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

NSUPD is a post-diploma design programme tailored for diploma or degree holders who want to specialise in UX and UI design in digital product development. This programme does not cover basic design principles, software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustration, as well as programming languages and front-end development.

Course Fees

Click here for Funding Incentives and Fees Matters.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in User Experience Design Certificate in Digital Product Design Total Course Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $423.72 $423.72 $847.44
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $282.48 $282.48 $564.96
SINGAPORE PR $1,161.22 $1,161.22 $2,322.43
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $354.82 $354.82 $709.63
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $2,824.80 $2,824.80 $5,649.60
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $2,903.04 $2,903.04 $5,806.08

*SC - Singapore citizen          ** PR - Permanent resident

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

Other Fees Payable:

Other Fees Payable 
(Incl. GST)
Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70$1.72

- 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.

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

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 70% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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