How Am I being Assessed?
We will assess applicants’ work experience to determine the relevance of the competencies and skills gained over the course of their work to their course of interest. Applicants who are found suitable, but whose past academic grades do not meet the minimum entry requirements, will be given an opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the pre-requisite competencies for their chosen course, through supplementary assessments. Please refer to the specific job roles that qualify to the acad schools.
|School of Business & Accountancy||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Accountancy||Experience working in book-keeping, financial administration and/or cash flow management.|
Possess an eye for detail, organisational skills and adaptability in picking up digital skills to navigate accounting and analytics tools.
|Diploma in Banking & Finance||Experience working in Financial Institutions or Fintech Startups.|
Possess good communication, interpersonal and computational thinking skills; as well as technical skills such as financial products and services sales management, customer relationship management, risk management, and regulatory compliance.
|Diploma in Business Studies||Experience working in the area of digital marketing, physical and online retailing, recruitment, customer service in all kinds of establishments.|
Possess good communication and interpersonal skills, digital and social media marketing skills, good writing skills, digital literacy, self-management skills (listening, time management, and adaptability).
|Diploma in International Trade & Business||Experience working in supply chain, procurement, warehouse, transport, shipping, trade operations, forwarding, marketing and business development roles.|
Possess excellent customer-orientation, teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills; as well as a global mindset and an interest in new technology.
|Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management||Experience working in hospitality settings, event management roles, leisure & lifestyle and/or travel sector.|
Possess excellent customer service, problem-solving and organisational skills and adaptability in picking up digital skills to navigate analytics and marketing tools.
|Common Business Programme||The relevant work experiences and complementary skills of the above courses will apply, as the Common Business Programme is a foundation course leading to the respective diplomas in Year 2.||All relevant job roles stated above will apply, as Common Business Programme is a foundation programme leading to the respective Diplomas in Year 2.|
|School of Design & Environment||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Design||Experience working in an Architectural Design/ 3D Visualization (Architectural path) OR Design thinking & User experience /interface (Product Innovation path)
Complementary skills include design skills & knowledge, verbal communication skills and problem-solving skills.
Product Innovation Specialisation
|Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management||Experience working in Smart building/facilities management, business continuity & green building systems OR Hotel front office management, Food & beverages management, Housekeeping.
Complementary skills include Facility information & Technology management, leadership & strategic skills, verbal communication skills and problem-solving skills.
|Diploma in Real Estate Business||Experience working in asset management and valuation, urban planning and sustainability.
Complementary skills include Facility information & technology management, knowledge in real estate law, verbal communication skills and problem-solving skills.
|School of Engineering||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Aerospace Engineering||Experience working in various industries like precision, aerospace, marine & offshore and general manufacturing sectors.|
Exposure to human factors, use of basic tools, and analytical skills will be advantageous.
|Diploma in Mechatronics & Robotics*Renamed||Experience working in various industries that provides engineering solutions in automated production systems, precision engineering, aerospace and general manufacturing sectors.|
Good exposure to areas such as system integration, project co-ordination, machine/equipment installation & commissioning, testing and maintenance.
|Diploma in Biomedical Engineering||Experience working in healthcare equipment, medical technology (MedTech) and biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry.|
Good exposure to areas such as design and development, operation, maintenance, testing, integration or programming of healthcare/medical related (electronic or computer) equipment, systems or products.
|Diploma in Electrical Engineering||Experience working with energy and power, solar PV and land transport industry.|
Good exposure to areas such as installation, operation, maintenance and/or testing of electrical systems;solar PV project management, site installation and/or testing and commissioning; electric vehicle (EV) and charging infrastructure.
|Diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering||Experience working in the electronics (including semiconductor manufacturing), computer, robotics and infocom technology.|
Good exposure to areas such as infocom technology and the design & development, of operation, maintenance, testing, integration and software programming/coding electronic-related circuits/ products/ equipment/systems.
|Diploma in Engineering Science||Experience working in the R&D environment, ICT application development and robotics industry.|
Good exposure to areas such as developing new engineering products/systems and ICT applications; integrating and tests engineering systems and project implementation in various sectors such as electronics, computer, precision engineering and ICT.
|Diploma in Marine & Offshore Technology||Experience working in various industries like marine & offshore, precision, aerospace, and general manufacturing sectors. Good exposure to areas such as Marine & Offshore Engineering, Production, QA/QC, Safety management, project co-ordination, machine/equipment installation & commissioning, testing and maintenance.|
|Diploma in Mechanical Engineering||Experience working in various industries like precision, aerospace, marine & offshore and general manufacturing sectors.|
Good exposure to areas such as project co-ordination, machine/equipment installation & commissioning, testing and maintenance.
|Common Engineering Programme||The relevant work experiences and complementary skills of the above courses will apply, as the Common Engineering Programme is a foundation course leading to the respective engineering diplomas in Year 2.||All relevant job roles stated above will apply, as the Common Engineering Programme is a foundation programme leading to the respective engineering diplomas in Year 2.|
|School of Film & Media Studies||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Film, Sound & Video||Experience working in any of these areas: content creation and management, production technical services and post-production.|
Show knowledge of storytelling and understanding of the film and media industry. Able to express thoughts and ideas clearly, work in teams and demonstrate creativity.
|Diploma in Mass Communication||Experience working in any of these areas: digital content creation, journalism, integrated communications, advertising, public relations, radio, TV and social media.|
Show knowledge of current affairs and understanding of the media industry. Able to express thoughts and ideas clearly, work in teams and demonstrate creativity.
|Diploma in Media Post Production||Experience working in any of these areas: production and post production, visual graphics, sound/video editor, events crew (staging/camera/sound/lighting) and immersive digital content (eg: ARVR).|
Show knowledge of the media industry and understanding of the media production profession. Ability to articulate with clarity and good organisation of thoughts.
|Common Media Programme||Experience working in any of these areas: integrated communications, social media, advertising, TV production, filmmaking, motion graphics, technical theatre, audio production and immersive content (eg, AR/VR).|
Show knowledge of the media industry, current affairs and media production. Able to express thoughts and ideas clearly, work in teams and demonstrate creativity.
|School of Health Sciences||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Nursing||Experience working in healthcare settings in relevant job roles (see next column).|
|Diploma in Optometry||Experience working in an optical retail practice, eye clinic or hospital.|
|School of Humanities & Social Sciences||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Arts Business Management||Demonstrating a good understanding of business fundamentals.|
Possess good project management skills, and skills derived from relevant working experience in job roles in the creative arts, arts outreach, community arts, heritage, and/or administrative roles.
Familiarity with different art forms and the local/overseas arts scene
|Diploma in Chinese Media & Communication||Through their job roles, candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency in both Chinese and English language.|
Possess a good understanding of the cultural role of the Chinese language sector, as well as an appreciation of Chinese culture.
Familiarity with different Chinese language content (new and traditional media), as well as knowledge of the Chinese media industry and Chinese language content in digital media and entrepreneurship.
|Diploma in Chinese Studies||Demonstrating proficiency in the Chinese language, a good understanding of the cultural role of the Chinese language sector, as well as an appreciation of Chinese culture and familiarity with Chinese texts, history, culture. Knowledge of current affairs in China and SEA is also preferred.|
For Business Track, candidate should demonstrate:
Good understanding of business fundamentals, project management and management skills from roles involving, for instance, business communication, translation, and public relations.
Awareness of business, heritage and tourism related issues.
For Education Track:
Positive attributes desirable of an educator, such as a keenness to learn, ability to reflect on one’s practice, work well in teams, with good values and social skills.
Passion to nurture, inspire, educate and care for young people.
For Business Track:
For Education Track:
|Diploma in Community Development||Through their work experience, applicants should demonstrate a good understanding of skills and methods involved in mapping social and community issues, business and/or project management fundamentals.|
Applicants should possess awareness of various methods to curate solutions to address the needs of disadvantaged communities, and issues related to disadvantaged communities.
|Diploma in Early Childhood Development||Applicants for this course should love interacting with children and want to play a part in shaping their growth. A main part of the mission is to care, educate young minds in addition to having a big heart for children.|
Applicants should have two years of experience working in a children related industry.
|Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education||Applicants for this course have a love for the Tamil language, and would like to make in difference in the lives of children. The mission is to care, educate young minds in addition to having a big heart for children.|
Applicants should have two years of experience working in a children related industry and proficient in communicating in English and Tamil language.
|School of InfoComm Technology||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics||Experience working in the field of Information Technology. Must have evidence indicating one’s consistent passion and interest in the field of cybersecurity.|
Complementary skills such as installing, troubleshooting, testing, or helping roll out security features, hardware, and software, or maintaining networks and computer systems, would be preferred.
|Diploma in Data Science||Relevant work skills include quantitative data analysis (applying statistics to identify patterns in numerical data), qualitative data analysis (studying individual opinions and behaviours for insight), statistical programming skills/visualisation applications such as Python or R, SPSS, SAS, Tableau and Power BI and financial/business acumen (understanding business performance indicators for success).|
|Diploma in Immersive Media||Experience working in an IT, Creative Media, Games related company or industry performing job tasks such as designing website, games collaterals. Applicants can be involved in the UI/UX, systems analysis or any part of the software development cycle.|
|Diploma in Information Technology||Experience working in an IT company or related department performing job tasks such as systems analysis and design, software development and testing or IT support and administration.|
|Common ICT Programme||The relevant work experiences and complementary skills of the above courses will apply, as the Common ICT Programme is a foundation course leading to the respective ICT diplomas at the end of the first semester.||All relevant job roles stated above will apply, as the Common ICT is a foundation programme leading to the respective ICT diplomas at the end of the first semester.|
|School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology||Relevant Work & Complementary Skills||Relevant Job Roles|
|Diploma in Biomedical Science||Experience working in healthcare (relevant areas) pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical fields.|
|Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science||Experience working in healthcare, pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical fields.|
|Diploma in Environment & Water Technology||Experience working in civil engineering, water/ environmental, sustainability-related fields.|
|Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture||Experience working in a plant-related fields in the landscape/ landscape design/design/architectural/ urban-agriculture sectors.|
|Diploma in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||Experience working in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, health, safety & environment, semiconductor or environmental sector. |
Relevant experience in QA/QC laboratory.
|Common Science Programme||Experience working in healthcare (relevant areas) pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical fields.|