Specialist Diploma in AI for Engineers

Offered by School of Engineering

Post-Diploma / 1 Year

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Learn all about machine learning, deep learning and AI and understand how they add intelligence to engineering systems and processes.

Learning Outcomes

You will acquire practical coding skills and knowledge to implement AI-enabled engineering systems and processes across different engineering domains. As the economy transforms and becomes highly automated and digitalized, you will be able to boost your chances of employability by adding an AI dimension to your engineering expertise.


Monday, 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: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Application Outcome: One month after application closes
Class Day(s): Mon, Wed and Thu
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Home-based Learning (Async & Sync)
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.

Lesson Plan

Post-Diploma Certificate in Foundations of AI System (TGS-2020503568)
Data Handling and Information Visualization
This module covers data importing, cleaning, interpreting and visualizing. Participants will learn advanced methods with Tableau software. This module deals with methods used to manage and analyze real world large datasets and present the results in visually understandable way. It helps to solve the complex engineering challenges present in the data. In this module, participants will be learning new techniques and tools in Tableau to become more resourceful for the engineering industry.
Machine Learning Systems for Engineers
This course will help participants to apply AI techniques to their fields in order to get accurate solutions. This module covers the basics of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. It deals with different types of learning techniques like: supervised, unsupervised and reinforced. The concept of features, data handling, training and testing will be explained. It focuses more on the theory, design and applications of artificial neural networks (ANN).
Artificial Intelligence Real-World Project 1
In this module, various data mining and data analysis methods will be used to carry out the project. Each participant will do hands-on project by applying what he (or she) has learned related to Data Science and Machine Learning.
Post-Diploma Certificate in Application of AI Systems (TGS-2020503569)
Machine Learning Algorithm Development
The framework for automated detection system is explained. This course deals with the working principle of various classifiers like support vector machine, decision tree, k-nearest neighbor, probabilistic neural network and k-means clustering. The techniques to develop the robust classification models and fine-tuning of classifiers will be discussed.
Deep Learning Application in Engineering
This module covers fundamentals of deep learning and various DL modelling methods, including convolutional neural network (CNN), long short-term memory (LSTM),autoencoders, Tensorflow framework, Optimization techniques and validation techniques.
Artificial Intelligence Real-World Project 2
In this module, various data mining algorithms and deep learning solutions will be implemented for an industry problem. Each participant will do hands-on project using Python/Tensorflow by applying what he (or she) has learned related to DL and ML algorithms.


1 Specialist Diploma
2 Post-Diploma Certificates
6 Modules


You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within 2-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

A recognised local polytechnic Diploma or a Degree in any engineering/IT discipline.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2020 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$377.49
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above$259.89
Singapore Citizens sponsored by SME$259.89
Singapore PRs$1031.62
Singapore PRs sponsored by SME$267.46
Full course fee for SC (for repeat, deferred modules)$2516.64
Full course fee (for repeat, deferred modules)$2579.04