Programming Foundations for Analytics (Classroom and Synchronous)

Offered by School of InfoComm Technology

Short Course / 5 days / TGS-2021003742

Note: The course requires Anaconda 3 (Jupyter Notebook) to be installed on students’ laptop.
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This short course introduces the student to the world of programming and problem-solving. Basics programming constructs such as conditionals, loops and functions will be covered. The course takes the lens of data analytics in the delivery of the programming concepts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the programming development environment;
  • Apply basic language constructs to develop programmes;
  • Implement built-in and user-defined functions;
  • Create basic data visualisations through programming for data analysis;
  • Perform data engineering using programming libraries, including but not limited to numpy and pandas;
  • Develop basic Data Science applications using the programming language and libraries;


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 5 days
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and synchronous e-Learning
Venue: Online

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Bulit-in Functions & Packages
Numpy and Pandas
Logic, Control Flow, Filtering and Loops

Trainer's Profile

Charis Tang

Charis has obtained a bachelor's degree in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS). and has also completed courses at SIM in fundamentals of programming and objected oriented programming. Charis also obtained training at Algoritma Data School (Jakarta) to learn data science in R and picked up Python through various other online courses. 

Charis' key domain is in Mathematics, Statistics, and programming for IT. She is also trained in Data Science.  

Charis has experience teaching students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Infocomm and Technology PET classes for 7 years and has also taught numerous adult learners over the past 3 years. She has experience teaching Statistics, Mathematics for Programming, Programming in C+ and Python, and Data Science in Python. Currently, Charis teaches “Specialist Diploma in Data Analytics” to full time students and “Programming Foundations for Analytics” to adult learners. 


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

You are required to have working knowledge of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Students are required to bring their own laptop.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 7 Apr 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
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 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

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024.


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
  • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$2071.00
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $621.30
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $241.30
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $241.30
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $621.30
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs $241.30
Others (and Repeat Students)$2071.00