Machine Learning for Humans develops the cognitive capacities in participants on how to think like a data scientist. Through the lens of data science, participants will gain a broad overview on the history of data, how to conduct a machine learning project from start to finish, and the practical application of various machine learning models.
The course breaks down complex data processes and machine learning techniques / models through the visual power of animation, motion graphics, and storytelling.
The course is presented and explained by experienced data scientists. They will share the concepts used when designing machine learning models for real-world problems.
Participants will complete scenario-based assessments to ensure that they understand and can apply the techniques taught in the modules.
As this is an asynchronous learning, it allows participants to learn on their own schedule, within a certain timeframe. Lectures, readings, and other learning materials can be accessed and completed at any time during a given period.
Participants are not required to install any software on their computer for this course.
This online course comprises 8 chapters with 20 modules, covering topics like how to conduct a machine learning project from start to finish to basic machine learning techniques. The concept within each module is delivered through an engaging visual presentation using animation and motion graphics, delivered by experienced data scientists.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Grasp the complexities of big data generated by people and systems
- Learn the data requirements of a problem space
- Discover the steps to conduct a machine learning project from start to finish
- Recognise 10 basic machine learning techniques
- Apply appropriate machine learning techniques for different types of business problems
- Understand how to work effectively with a data expert to implement a machine learning solution
- Comprehend the ethical considerations when implementing a machine learning solution
Course Date: 2 Jan – 1 Jul 2023
Application Period: 1 Nov – 27 Nov 2022
Duration: 20 hours
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous e-Learning / Self-pacing Online Course
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
Learn about the history of data and how machine learning will revolutionise the way decisions are made on an organisational and global level.
Discover the fundamental steps data scientists take to frame a problem statement, collect and prepare data and select or engineer features for a machine learning implementation.
Understand how data scientists select, train and evaluate appropriate machine learning models, to achieve business objectives.
Follow the science behind linear regression to predict the future.
Identify how machine learning is able to categorise data accurately, enabling companies to effectively profile a large customer database and provide the most relevant products and services.
Develop an understanding of data clusters and association rules and discover how machine learning creates differentials and associations with data
Grasp concepts such as artificial neural networks and reinforcement learning and see how they have already begun to propel machines into the new age of artificial intelligence.
Define and navigate the moral and ethical grey areas when dealing with machine learning.
Janet Uy, Sr CSA Manager, Customer Engineering APAC (Data and AI), Microsoft
Ritchie Ng, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director, Hessian Matrix
Elaine Liew, Data Scientist, GovTech Singapore
Kenneth Soo, Co-Author, Numsense! Data Science for the Layman
This course provides a broad overview of the knowledge, skills and mental models that data scientists use to frame problem statements, select machine learning models and evaluate those models.
- Basic IT Literacy.
- Participants need not have any prior knowledge in programming as this in an introductory course.
Funding period for this course is from 23 Apr 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.
Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.
Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Full Course Fee||$695.50|
|Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding||$208.65|
|Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy||$78.65|
|Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs||$78.65|
|Others (and Repeat Students)||$695.50|