Programming Foundations for Analytics (Synchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of InfoComm Technology

Short Course / 5 days / TGS-2021003743

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

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

Toh Ser Chye

Mr. Toh Ser Chye is the Manager of the Data Analytics & AI section for the Diploma in Data Science and Senior Lecturer with Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of InfoComm Technology. He is also the Programme Manager for Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma in Machine Learning. Prior to joining Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Ser Chye worked in the global semiconductor sector.

He has broad-ranging experience across operation planning & control, test development, Capex optimization and KPI reporting, covering global sites. He has also led test development projects in areas of research and development.

He holds a Master of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the National University of Singapore.


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. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • 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
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$241.30
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$241.30
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$241.30
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$621.30
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$621.30