SGUS Software Engineering Professional (Web Application Developer)


The Singapore Polytechnic (SP) School of Computing is pleased to introduce the Software Engineering Professional (Web 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 domain to reskill themselves as part of the journey in being a life-long learner. 

This programme will equip the Industry with ICT professionals that provide an opportunity for all adults to upskill and reskill themselves in web application development technology.

Trainees are required to equip with a computer Notebook (installed with minimally windows10 OS) when attending lessons.

Course Objectives

This SGUS programme comprises of 35% of self-directed e-learning and aims to provide trainees with general knowledge of Basic & Advanced Web Application Development Skills, to equip trainees with holistic skillsets necessary to apply Web Application Development capabilities. This Programme is designed to boost the level of expertise in Singapore Web Application Development landscape. 

Suitable for

This programme is suitable for Technical Specialist: IT Specialist, Web Designer, 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 Application Development related to Singapore’s ICT landscape. 

Career options include:

• Associate Software Engineer
• Software Engineer
• Head of Software Engineering

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 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions and part-time / post-graduate programmes; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 and are entering the labour force.

Applicants should have a Diploma or higher qualification, preferred Infocomm Technology related, from a recognised Institution of Higher Learning with experience in Web Application Development. Any other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants is required to share his/her basic knowledge/experience in Web Application Development.

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. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Outline

The Programme consists of six (6) certificates to be conducted within 12 months. Classes will be conducted in full-time mode, 5 days per week, 15 hours or more per week.

1. Certificate in Communication and Interpersonal Skills (1 month)
This certificate covers the key communication areas which include mindset transformation, emotional intelligence (EQ), communications between generations and building digital confidence in the workplace.

2. Certificate in Introduction to Analytics, Cyber Security, AI and Blockchain (1 month)
This certificate introduces key concepts in the areas of data and visual analytics using Power BI, statistics, cyber security, blockchain, AI and machine learning.

3. Certificate in Essential and Emerging Skills for Employability (1 month)
This certificate covers fundamentals in various essential areas within an organisation, which includes human resource, finance, design thinking, robotic process automation and digital marketing.

4. Certificate in Sectoral Fundamentals for Software Engineering (3 months)

This certificate covers fundamental skills and knowledge in web application development, which includes Fundamental in Programming, Front-End Development and Back-End Development and Software Engineering Practices.

5. Certificate in Job Specialization for Web Application Developer(3 months)
This certificate covers fundamental skills and knowledge in web application development, which includes Advance Web Development, Application Cloud Deployment and Node Application Projects and Web Application Solutions Development.

6. Practicum (3 months)
This project module provides opportunities for learners embark on an industry project either in-house or in an attachment to a company.
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*Certificates may not be conducted according to the sequence listed.

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

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Upon completion of the modules in each Certificate, trainees will be awarded a Certificate of Completion
• Upon completion of all the certificates, trainees will be awarded with a Certificate in SGUS Software Engineering Professional (Web Application Developer). 

Please refer here for the FAQ on SGUS programme.

Course Fees

Full Fees (inclusive of GST): $31,565.00

Subsidised Fees for Singaporeans & Singapore PR (inclusive of GST): $1,000.00

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

This course is no longer available

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

865 hours (1 year)


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