Overview

The Infocomm Technology sector in Singapore is undergoing rapid transformation, creating a pressing need for talented professionals who can thrive in this dynamic landscape.

To meet these demands, the Competency-based Stackable Micro-credential (CSM) Pathway in Applied Computing is curated, offering you the opportunity to master the most sought-after competencies through micro-credentials.

Through this pathway, you have the flexibility to choose individual micro-credentials that match your progression needs and earn Specialist Certificates, which serve as recognition of your expertise. If you have aspirations for a degree, you may enrol in the degree programme and stack these micro-credentials towards a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing.

Our micro-credentials are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in new or advanced job roles, in areas such as software engineering, cloud computing, computer networking, cybersecurity and AI – even as you work full-time.

The blended learning model employed in each micro-credential combines the best of online and in-person delivery, ensuring a holistic learning experience. You will also be supported by success coaches who will ensure that you have the tools and guidance needed to succeed.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to be part of the CSM Pathway, and looking ahead, I am excited to continue growing in my career.”Alvina Ho, Analyst, NCS
CSM Degree Pathway (Applied Computing) learner

Micro-credentials Available

Each micro-credential can be taken individually. Upon completion of each micro-credential, you will be awarded a Specialist Certificate.

List of Micro-credentials

Micro-credential Title Type Credits Next Run
Digital Logic and Computing Foundation 18 Sep 2024
Ethical Computing and Data Analysis* Foundation 18 Jan 2025
Cloud Architecting and Security Specialised 18 May 2024
Computer Networking and Network Security Specialised 18 May 2024
Cybersecurity Specialised 18 May 2024
Information Security Risk Management and Audit  Specialised 18 Sep 2024
Machine Learning* Specialised 18 Jan 2025
Modern Software Engineering Practices* Specialised 18 Jan 2025

Note: Micro-credentials denoted by asterisk (*) have already been approved for subsidy by SkillsFuture Singapore. If you are planning to stack to a degree, SSG funding is only available for up to five micro-credentials (i.e. 90 credits).

Learner Stories

Hear from learners who have embarked on their journey in the CSM pathway.

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Certificate and Assessment

A Specialist Certificate for each micro-credential will be issued to learners who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course and
  • Undertake and pass all credit bearing assessments

Stacking to a Degree:

  • At any time, you have the flexibility to apply for the degree programme via one of three yearly admission cycles and stack your acquired micro-credentials to a BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing
  • The conversion to the degree pathway will take into account other prior learning such as industry certifications or competencies acquired from work, providing you with credit or exemptions
  • Each micro-credential is valid for 5 years when used for stacking to a degree

Frequently Asked Questions

Curriculum and programme structure

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    Can I apply for the degree programme at any time?

    You may apply for the degree programme during one of three yearly admission cycles.

    Visit here for more information on the degree programme.

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    How does stacking to a degree work?

    Our BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing degree (via the CSM Pathway) offers a flexible and modular structure comprising two foundational micro-credentials in Applied Computing, four specialised micro-credentials in key areas of the field, and two elective micro-credentials (or two specialised micro-credentials in its place).  Relevant micro-credentials that you obtain can be stacked progressively to complete this degree.
     
    In addition to SIT’s micro-credentials, your pathway to a degree will also take into account other prior learning such as industry certifications or competencies acquired from work, which will provide you with credit or exemptions.

    Visit here for more information on the degree programme.

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    Do I need to take micro-credentials in a particular order?

    Although we provide a recommended study pathway for the degree programme, you are not required to take micro-credentials in a prescribed order. SIT will state the recommended baseline competencies that an individual should have before embarking on a micro-credential.

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    How long does it take to complete one micro-credential?

    It takes one trimester (3+ months) to complete a micro-credential.

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    I'm interested in other areas of computing. Will you be offering other micro-credentials?

    SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant. We are looking to expand the list of micro-credentials.

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    What is the structure of micro-credentials?

    Micro-credentials are largely taught asynchronously, which gives you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you choose. While each micro-credential combines online and in-person delivery, the learning activities vary for each micro-credential.

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     What is the role of the success coach in the micro-credential?

    Success coaches will work with you to develop a personalised learning plan. They will provide you with a wide range of resources and support services to help you navigate your learning journey.

Application

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    Am I guaranteed a place in the micro-credential upon registration?

    Acceptance into the micro-credential will be determined by the Teaching Team and/or if you fulfil the assumed prior knowledge (if any) stated in each respective micro-credential’s webpage. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
     

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    Are there any interviews or additional assessments as part of the admission process?

    No, there won’t be any interviews or additional assessments. However, you would need to provide supporting documents listed in the application form for a smoother admission process.

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    Can I enrol in multiple micro-credentials at the same time?

    It is not advisable to enrol in more than one micro-credential at any one time given the associated commitment and workload.

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    How will I be notified about the status of my micro-credential application?

    You will receive an email notification from SITLEARN.

Funding

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    Are all micro-credentials subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore?

    The list of micro-credentials subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) will be progressively updated.  If you are planning to stack to a degree, SSG funding is only available for up to five micro-credentials (i.e. 90 credits).