Following the passing of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill in parliament on Nov 2020, companies are recruiting Data Protection Officer (DPO) to safeguard the company’s data.
To meet the demand for DPO, the School of Computing (SoC) is launching a Specialist Diploma in Data Protection and AI Governance course to train graduates the necessary skills and knowledge in the area of data protection, data innovation and AI Governance. These skills would help their company to strengthen the company’s data protection practices and to uncover any operational risks, threats and vulnerabilities in a data-driven economy.
The Specialist Diploma in Data Protection and AI Governance is a part-time course which typically takes about one year to complete and is conducted via a hybrid teaching mode comprising 70% face-to-face and 30% e-learning sessions. It is suitable for Degree or Diploma holders who wish to be a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or double-hat as a DPO.
This course aims to provide training and awareness in Data Protection including developing a Data Protection Management Programme, addressing business risks, managing cyber and data breach incidents and developing stakeholder engagement plan.
In addition, the course provides training in Data Innovation including modules such as Data Ethics, Data Sharing, Design Thinking and Data Protection by Design and AI Governance. The Design Thinking and Data Protection by Design module trains students to design an innovative digital solution incorporating good data protection practices.
The course curriculum is aligned with the DPO Competency Framework and Training Roadmap and it prepares graduates of the specialist diploma for DPO job functions and work responsibilities in the exciting field of data protection and data innovation.
This course is specially designed for Diploma/Degree graduates or newly appointed DPO or compliance officer whose job roles are handling and processing data of its customers, employees and providers. Graduates from the course will be sufficiently trained to be DPO or double-hat as DPO in their organisations.
Minimum Entry Requirements
The entry requirement for the Specialist Diploma in Data Protection and AI Governance is a polytechnic diploma or higher qualification in any discipline from a local public sector educational institution (PSEI).
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
The course consists of five modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. Classes will be conducted in two evenings per week and 1 evening is e-learning for 15 weeks each semester.
This course consists of 2 post-diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of two or three modules and the details are as follows:
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PDC 1 Certificate in Data Protection and Cyber Breach Management
Module 1 – Data Protection Management (6 weeks, 60 hours)
Module 2 – Cyber Breach Response and Business Risk Management (6 weeks, 60 hours)
Module 3 – Data Governance and Compliance (3 weeks, 30 hours)
PDC 2 Certificate in Data Innovation, AI Governance and Ethics
Module 4 – AI Governance, Data Sharing and Ethics (6 weeks, 60 hours)
Module 5 – Design Thinking and Data Protection by Design (6 weeks, 60 hours)
Award / 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 Data Protection and AI Governance qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.
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|SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN DATA PROTECTION & AI GOVERNANCE|
|POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC)||SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40||SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE||SINGAPORE PR||ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for SC)*||ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME (for PR)**||OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS|
|Certificate in Data Protection & Cyber Breach Management||$556.13||$370.76||$1,483.02||$382.88||$443.52||$3,707.55|
|Certificate in Data Innovation, AI Governance & Ethics||$444.91||$296.60||$1,186.42||$306.31||$354.82||$2,966.04|
|Total Course Fees:||$1,001.04||$667.36||$2,669.44||$689.19||$798.34||$6,673.59|
*SC- Singapore Citizens
**PR- Permanent Residents
Other Fees Payable:
|FEE DESCRIPTION||PER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)|
| ||SINGAPORE CITIZENS||SINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS|
|Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)||$1.01||$1.01|
|Insurance Fee (GPA)||$1.70||$1.70|
- 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.
- 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.
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Date of Course Commencement:
17 Oct 2022
* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up
Two face-to-face sessions
Every Tue & Thur
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Curriculum is sequenced in a sequential manner starting from Module 1.
270 hours (1 year)
PDC to start with:
Please put the ‘NSPAI’ in the subject heading.
For course specific details, please contact the course manager.
Name: Ms Tan Teck June