Application of Design Thinking

Course Date:
9 to 22 Oct 2019

Registration Closing Date:
15 Sept 2019

Duration:
90 hours / 10 days

Time:
8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Mode of Training:
Blended (Classroom and Practical)

Venue:
T4A Level 3, Innovate Rooms 2


Course Introduction

The Energy & Chemicals (E&C) industry accounted for nearly S$63 billion or 25% of Singapore’s total manufacturing output in 2016, and the industry hires more than 22,000 employees. It comprises of 4 key sub-sectors, namely refineries, crackers; petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals.
Specialty chemicals is identified as a growing sub-sector in Energy and Chemicals’ Industry Transformation Map (ITM) as well as a growing function. There is an impending demand for a skilled workforce to serve this growing industry. Training in specific skills such as sound understanding of the functionality and applications of specialty materials, formulation and characterization / evaluation techniques, new product innovation, design thinking etc. are particularly essential to bridge the prevalent competency gaps in the current workforce.


Course Objective

The course was co-created with industry to ensure relevancy of knowledge and competency. It aims to equip new entrants and mid-career PMETs with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the consumer chemicals sector in roles ranging from associate researcher, application technician, chemist, formulator, product development, regulatory associate, technical service representative, consumer research associate, marketing etc.


Course Outline

The module is a hands-on module for CET learners to put their learning in Personal Care into practice by working in teams to design products and services taking from deep understanding of user experience. Learners will be exposed to design thinking methodology and tools as a way to analyze insights and generate design ideas. The learners will also translate some of the ideas into integrated experience prototypes for testing and feedback.


Suitable for

Participants expecting to find employment or upgrade their knowledge and skills in the consumer chemicals sector.


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

(Assumed Skills and Knowledge)
Basic knowledge on raw ingredients for personal care products.

(Minimum Entry Requirements)
• Applicants should have a Polytechnic Diploma/Degree in relevant Science/Engineering discipline or equivalent qualifications.
• Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 2 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.
• Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may be required to go through an interview and/or entrance test.
• The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.


Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate
• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
$642.00
(incl. GST)
$242.00
(incl. GST)
$242.00
(incl. GST)
$142.00
(incl. GST)
$2,140.00
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.


Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.


 

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
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
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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

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