SGUS Data Science Professional (AI & Machine Learning App Developer) [SEDSA]


The Singapore Polytechnic (SP) School of Computing is pleased to introduce the SGUS Data Science Professional Programme (AI Application Developer). This is a Programme offered to trainees who are in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry. This is to facilitate trainees who are keen to further their education in a new or reskill knowledge domain as part of the journey in being a life-long learner. This is a full time programme which can be completed within a 6-month period.

This programme will equip the Industry with ICT-Emerging Tech Specialists that provides an opportunity for all adults to upskill and reskill themselves in the area of AI & Machine Learning Application Development.

This is an online-offline hybrid course that is conducted with facilitated learning, complemented with self-directed online learning resource to promote life-long skill-based training.
Trainees are required to equip with a computer Notebook (installed with minimally windows10 OS) when attending lessons.

Course Objectives

This programme aims to equip the Industry with ICT-Emerging Tech Specialists and talents to have the knowledge and ready skillset in the area of AI & Machine Learning Application Development to help business and industries ride the waves of digital transformation.

Suitable for

This programme is suitable for Technical Specialist: IT Specialist, Software Tester, IT Executive and working in the ICT related Industry.

Industry and Career Options

With the skills and knowledge gained from this programme, trainees will be able to take on new challenges in AI & Machine Learning related to Singapore’s ICT landscape.  

Career options include:
• Software analyst and developer
• AI Engineer
• System Engineer

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicant must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident aged 21 and above, and is able to commit to the full-time training schedule.

In addition, the target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:

a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 /2021 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 / 2021 and are entering the labour force.
Individuals who took on post-graduate programmes (both directly after undergraduate programmes and mid-careerists with working experience) in CY2019 / 2020 / 2021 will not be eligible for SGUS.

All applicants must hold at least a local Polytechnic Infocomm Technology related Diploma with at least 1 year of related working experience in Software Development. Any equivalent diplomas/ experience will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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 may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline

The Programme consists of four (4) certificates to be conducted within 6 months. Classes will be conducted in full-time mode.

1. Certificate in Essential Skills to Enhance Employability
2. Introduction to Programming for Data Science
3. Data Science Projects Practices
4. Certificate in Job Specialisation for AI & Machine Learning App Developer

Please click here for here synopsis.

*Certificates may not be conducted according to the sequence listed.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Upon passing all modules in each Certificate, trainees will be awarded a Certificate
• Upon completion of all the certificates, trainees will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in SGUS Programme

Please refer here for the FAQ on SGUS programme.

Course Fees

Full Fees (inclusive of GST): $14,404.34

Subsidised Fees for Singaporeans & Singapore PR (inclusive of GST): $500.00

Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.

Refund Policy:

• The programmes allow trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.
• Refund of paid course fees will be pro-rated based on certificates that have not commenced
• Trainees who wish to exit from the programme must write to

Register Here

Please refer to the application procedure

Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

Date of Course Commencement:

1 Dec 2021

Registration Period:

13 Sep - 7 Nov 2021

*Registration may be closed earlier once seats are filled up. 

Class Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9 am to 6 pm (at least 15 hours or more per week)
Lessons will be conducted in online synchronous/asynchronous or face-to-face mode

375 hours (6 months)


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