Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Artificial Intelligence)


Introduction

With recent advances in deep learning technologies, Artificial Intelligence is gathering momentum to be one of the key pillars of the next Industry Revolution. Billions of dollars in investments are pouring into this space and an increasing number of organisations would be looking into acquiring talent to help them develop intelligent applications that harness the power of AI to help them gain a competitive edge. Graduates of the course will have the relevant skillsets to build data-driven AI applications and cognitive products.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Artificial Intelligence) are to provide foundational training in the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics and programming for data science, as well as in specialized skill sets in the area of applied machine learning and AI-human interfaces (such as chatbots). Graduates of the course will be competent in applying machine-learning algorithms to design and develop intelligent software applications and cognitive products.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for working adults employed in sectors that require expertise in applied artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning such as software application development, internet, government, fintech, transport, logistics, cybersecurity, telecommunications, healthcare, retail, education and manufacturing. In particular, working adults who need to be equipped with technical and practical AI skills to build systems that take advantage of available user data, stand to benefit well from the course. The course contains a mix of theory and application.


Special Requirements

Students in this course are required to bring a notebook computer to class. Necessary software is provided free-of-charge to students for the duration of the course.


Minimum Entry Requirements

Students enrolled in the Specialist Diploma in Data Science (Artificial Intelligence) must satisfy at least one of the following entry requirements:

(i)An engineering diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore
(ii)Any diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore AND

  • a C6 or better in Additional Mathematics in the O-level examinations
  • OR a C grade or better in a one-semester polytechnic mathematics module that substantially covers the Additional Mathematics syllabus;
  • OR relevant work experience (considered on a case-by-case basis).

(iii)Any degree from one of the following Singapore universities: NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT, or SUSS (UniSIM).

Candidates with degrees from other universities are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 is a one-year part-time programme. It consists of 2 Post Diploma Certificates (PDC) conducted over 2 semesters, 1 PDC per semester. The first PDC to start with is PDC1. The classes are conducted in the evening.

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

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PDC 1 Certificate in Fundamentals of Data Science
Module 1 - Introduction to Statistics for Data Science
Module 2 - Introduction to Programming for Data Science

PDC 2 Certificate in Artificial Intelligence
Module1 – Applied Machine Learning
Module2 – AI Human Interface


Award / Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of two Certificates within a two-year validity period, the participant will be conferred a Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Course Fees

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SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN DATA SCIENCE (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE)
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATES (PDC) SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE SINGAPORE PR ENHANCED TRAINING SUPPORT FOR SME SCHEME WORKFARE TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEME OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS
Certificate in Fundamentals of Data Science $389.05 $259.37 $1,037.47 $267.85 $146.65 $2,593.68
Certificate in Artificial Intelligence $389.05 $259.37 $1,037.47 $267.85 $146.65 $2,593.68
Total Course Fees: $778.10 $518.74 $2,074.94 $535.70 $293.30 $5,187.36
Other Fees Payable:
FEE DESCRIPTION PER SEMESTER (AFTER GST)
  SINGAPORE CITIZENS SINGAPORE PR AND OTHERS
Examination Fee - $16.05
Miscellaneous Fee $7.49 $7.49
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS) $0.94 $0.94
Insurance Fee (GPA) $0.85 $0.85
Total $9.28 $25.33

 

- 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.

- Post-Diploma course participants who submit the withdrawal notification 2 weeks before course commencement, an administrative fee of $50 (before GST) would be levied.

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Terms and Conditions

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Course Commencement:
15 Oct 2018

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Academic Calendar

Registration Period:
1 Jun - 31 Jul 2018

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class schedule:
2 evenings a week
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Duration:
240 hours (1 year)

 


Enquiries
Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg