Singapore has set a “30 by 30” goal to produce 30 percent of the country’s nutritional needs locally by 2030. This goal requires the transformation of the agri-food sector into highly productive, resource-efficient and sustainable.
The Specialist Diploma in Agritechnology and Agribusiness shall equip participants with the competencies to spearhead technological improvements and boost the development of hi-tech urban farming businesses in Singapore and beyond.
Upon completing the specialist diploma, participants can support the agri-food sector in roles ranging from Agritech Specialists, Agriculture Produce Specialist, to Farm Manager.
The Specialist Diploma in Agritechnology and Agribusiness is the first post-diploma program in Singapore jointly developed and offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic, focusing on urban farming. Through this program, you will develop competencies in the following areas for the management of hi-tech urban farms.
- Farm operations
- Business development
- Enhancement in productivity and profitability
Working professionals in the agricultural sector who are looking to upgrade their skills and qualifications, and those who are keen to join the agriculture industry.
The Specialist Diploma in Agritechnology and AgriBusiness is also offered as a Work-Study Program under SkillsFuture Singapore’s Skillsfuture Work-Study Post-Diploma scheme.
The course aims to equip learners with a repertoire of knowledge and skills in agritechnology to meet Singapore’s and the region’s current and future needs. In addition, the course will produce professionals with integrated skillsets to manage diverse functions in urban agriculture and sustainable farming. With the emphasis on multidisciplinary training in sustainable urban agriculture, agricultural logistics, business value chain, business management, innovative sustainable design and relevant technologies for an increasingly digitized world, produce technologically savvy agricultural professionals – agri-technologists and agri-specialists, who will plan and manage the primary production chain from urban farm to market.
Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Course Start Date: Apr 2023 intake
Application Period: TBC
Application Outcome: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): Tue, Wed and Thu
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Lessons will comprise lectures and practicals with a mixture of online learning and face-to-face on-campus mode.
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
You must complete two post-diploma certificates within a 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.
Applicants should have a relevant local polytechnic diploma or higher qualification in science, engineering, information and communications, and business management.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least five years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.
Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test.
The Polytechnics reserve the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
Funding period for this course is from 1 Oct 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.
- The fees below are per semester. For full course fees throughout the semesters, refer here.
- The fees below are inclusive of GST.
- The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit here.
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years||$448.53|
|Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above||$308.79|
|Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)||$1196.04|
|Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)||$308.79|
|Others (and Repeat Students)||$2990.13|