Aligned with the national agenda of supporting Singaporeans during the economy downturn, exacerbated by the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic, answered to this call by rolling out SGUnited Skills (SGUS) Programmes Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking to support the nation’s drive towards the Smart Nation vision. With the advancement of computer technology coupled with pervasive use of computers found everywhere, there is a demand for trained personnel in the computer networking domain.
The SGUS Programmes aim to impart our future workforce with industry-relevant competencies, empowering trainees with sector-specific, digital and employability skills & competencies, allowing SGUS Trainees competitive advantages in the job market during economic recovery. SGUS Trainees can look forward to rewarding career opportunities in the IT and Engineering sector. The IT and Engineering industries remain largely resilient where hiring are still ongoing amidst sluggish job market arising from economic slowdown.
Trainees are required to equip with a computer Notebook (installed with minimally windows10 OS) when attending lessons.
The program aims to provide industry-relevant training opportunities for SGUS Trainees up/reskill themselves with essential skills & competencies to plan, implement, manage and troubleshoot IT network systems, amidst the current economic situation, so that they are job ready when employment opportunity arises to take on positions in the IT and engineering sector.
The Programme is specially designed for individuals to acquire knowledge and skills to work in a fast-paced yet resilient Infocomm industry as an associate computer network engineer to plan, implement, manage and troubleshoot IT network systems.
Industry and Career Options
With the skills and knowledge gained from this programme, learners will be able to take on new challenges in the digital economy related sector.
Career options include:
Associate Network Engineer
Associate IT Infrastructure 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.
Applicants should have a polytechnic diploma from a recognised institution. Foreign equivalent qualifications or other qualifications will be evaluated 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.
The Programme consists of five (5) certificates to be conducted within 6 months. Classes will be conducted in full-time mode.
1. Certificate in Essential Skills to Enhance Employability
2. Certificate in Network Administration
3. Certificate in Computer Networking
4. Certificate in IoT, Data Management and 5G Technology
5. Certificate in Network Fundamentals
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*Certificates may not be conducted according to the sequence listed.
Award / Certification / Accreditation
• Upon passing all modules in each certificate (certificate 1, 4, 5), trainees will be awarded a Certificate
• Upon passing all modules in certificate 2 and 3, trainees will be awarded with the Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively. Upon successfully acquiring these 2 PDCs, trainees will be conferred with a SGUS Diploma (Conversion) in Computer Networking from SP
• 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.