Specialist Diploma in Full Stack Web Development


Singapore’s move towards a digital economy and a Smart Nation will bring many new opportunities and good jobs for all Singaporeans. The Infocomm Media 2025 Master Plan has highlighted that software development is one of the key job areas that requires manpower.  To ensure that every Singaporean will be ready to take advantage of such opportunities, the government has launched initiatives such as skills future to help all adults, upskill and reskill themselves in digital and technological skills.

This course, Specialist Diploma in Full Stack Web Development (NSFSW) will provide an opportunity for all adults to upskill and reskill themselves in web development technology.

Students will learn modern web technologies such as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), React JS and Node.js to deliver optimised and reliable web solutions. This course focuses on using one programming language, JavaScript, to develop both the front-end and back-end. Students will specialise using this one standard language from front-end to back-end. Effectively, students just need to learn one way of creating applications and subsequently utilise their code and skillsets to create applications for any deployment target. Learning JavaScript is a crucial skill for any web developer, as it is one of the most popular programming languages.

At the end of this course, students will be able to develop responsive web applications with web services support from the back-end and integrate both the front-end and back-end before hosting it on the cloud.

Participants are required to bring computer Notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

Lunch-Time Course Briefing
Date: 11 July 2022 (Monday)
Time: 11:30am
Online Briefing at Click here to join the meeting

The purpose of the briefing is for interested applicants to ask questions regarding the course before applying to it.
A short briefing will also be conducted to give an overview of the course.

To attend the course, please email to the course chair at Magdalene_Lim@sp.edu.sg to indicate your interest.

Course Objective

This course aims to train participants in the current technologies of full stack web application development. The 3 focused areas are:

a) Responsive web design and user interaction design.

b) Front-end and back-end development, including persistent storage.

c) Design, develop and deploy a full stack web application.


Suitable For

The Specialist Diploma in Full Stack Web Development (NSFSW) is a 1 year part-time course, tailored for IT Diploma/Degree holders who want to learn front-end, hybrid mobile and back-end development for implementing multi-platform solution.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants graduated from a local public sector educational institution (PSEI) and met the following entry requirements are invited to apply for the Specialist Diploma in Full Stack Web Development:

- Diploma or higher qualification in information technology (IT); or

- IT-related discipline; or

- other disciplines with at least 2 years of IT-related working experience


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

The course consists of four modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. This course is conducted using blended learning approach, with facilitated learning pedagogy to promote skill-based training, helping students to work independently.

On-site classes will be conducted in about two evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester.


This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of two modules and the details are as follows:


Please click here for Module Synopsis


PDC 1 Certificate in Front-End Development

Module 1: Front-End Web Development **

Module 2: Web and Mobile Programming


PDC 2 Certificate in Back-End Development

Module 1: Web Development using Frameworks

Module 2: Back-End Development and Deployment

Module 3: Capstone

Participants must complete PDC1 before they can progress to PDC2.

**Module Exemption 

  • Participants who have completed Certificate in Web Application Design – PDC1 from Specialist Diploma in Web Development Technology will be granted exemption for module “Front-End Web Development” when they enroll into this course
  • Participants who have completed both PDC1 and PDC2 from the Diploma (Conversion) in Web & Programming will be granted exemption for module “Front-End Web Development” when they enroll into this course.

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 within 2-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma in Full Stack Web Development qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Course Fees

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Certificate in Front-End Development$500.52
Certificate in Back-End Development$611.75
Total Course Fees:$1,112.27



*SC- Singapore Citizens 

**PR- Permanent Residents 

Other Fees Payable:

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


- 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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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
17 Oct 2022

Academic Calendar

Registration Period:

1 Jun - 31 Jul 2022

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class schedule:
Up to 2 evenings a week
6.30pm to 9.30pm

300 hours (1 year)

PDC to start with:


Lunch-Time Course Briefing
Date: 18 July 2022 (Monday)
Time: 12:15pm
Online Briefing at 
Click here to join the meeting

The purpose of the briefing is for interested applicants to ask questions regarding the course before applying to it.
A short briefing will also be conducted to give an overview of the course.

To attend the course, please email to the course chair at Magdalene_Lim@sp.edu.sg to indicate your interest.


Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:

Name: Magdalene Lim Seot Huang

email: Magdalene_LIM@sp.edu.sg