Specialist Diploma in User Experience & Digital Product Design

Introduction

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.

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Course Objective

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.

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.

 

Minimum Entry 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.

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 Studio 1

The following areas are covered in the module:

  • UX Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Sprint 
  • Persona and Customer Journey Map
  • Sketching Interfaces and Paper Prototyping

Module 2 – User Experience Design Studio 2

The following areas are covered in the module:

  • UX Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Storyboarding and Storytelling
  • Information Architecture

PDC 2 Certificate in Digital Product Design

Module 3 – User Interface Design Studio 1

The following areas are covered in the module:

  • Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Communication to Stakeholders
  • Product Design Approach and Implementation
  • Product Design Agile and Scrum
  • Lean UX

Module 4 – User Interface Design Studio 2

The following areas are covered in the module:

  • User Interface Design
  • Wireframe Prototyping
  • Product Design Branding
  • Design System
  • Portfolio Design

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Award / 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.

Course Fees

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SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN USER EXPERIENCE & DIGITAL PRODUCT DESIGN
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC)SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVESINGAPORE PR

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME

(for SC)*

ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME

(for PR)*

WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEMEOTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS
Certificate in User Experience Design$406.39$270.92$1,083.70$279.79$324.10 $153.19$2,709.24
Certificate in Digital Product Design$406.39$270.92$1,083.70$279.79$324.10 $153.19$2,709.24
Total Course Fees:$812.78$541.84$2,167.40$599.58$648.19
$306.38$5,418.48

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

 

Other Fees Payable:

FEE DESCRIPTIONPER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)
 SINGAPORE CITIZENSSINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS
Examination Fee-$16.05
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.01
Insurance Fee (GPA)$1.70$1.70
Total$10.20$26.25

 

- The fees shown (inclusive of 7% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

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


Refund Policy
- Withdraw 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.

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Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
20 Apr 2020

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:

1 Dec 2019 to 31 Jan 2020

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class schedule:

Every Mon and Thu

6.30pm - 9:30pm (face to face learning class)
9.30pm - 10.30pm (online learning)

Duration:
240 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:
PDC1

Enquiries
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Mr Erik Chua
Email: Erik_Chua@sp.edu.sg

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