Work-Study Certificate leading to a Part-time Diploma in Full Stack Development

Offered by School of InfoComm Technology

Work-Study Programme / 12 months / TGS-2023036280

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

Course Information

The Work-Study Certificate (WSC) is designed to give fresh ITE graduates a head-start in careers for the Associate Software Engineer role or equivalent.  

This 12-month programme consists of 2* Modular Certificates (MC), including on-the-job training with a company in a relevant job role. 

For more information about SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme, you can refer to this link.

Learning Outcomes

Secure Your Future 

  • Graduates possess the skills and knowledge to be employed across a wide range of industries such as IT services, finance, healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, energy, transportation, and more. The skills acquired are valuable for roles like associate software engineer, full stack developer or software quality engineer. 
  • Earn a competitive starting salary 
  • Enjoy full company sponsorship of course fees 
  • Receive a $5,000 sign-on incentive* 

*Terms & Conditions Apply 

Strengthen Your Skill 

  • Deepen your knowledge and skills in computing fundamentals and software development through on-the-job training 
  • Receive career guidance and workplace support from your company mentor 
  • Attain industry-recognised certification through facilitated learning 

 Enhance Your Worth 

  • Acquire relevant work experience and skills valued by the IT sector 
  • Enjoy wage increments and meaningful career advancement 


Course Date: 12 Oct 2024
Application Period: 1 Jun 2024 – 31 Jul 2024
Class Day(s): Tue – Thu, Sat
Time: Selected weekdays: Evening 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday: Full day 9am to 6pm / Half Day 9am to 3pm

Delivery Mode: Classroom, Synchronous eLearning, Asynchronous eLearning
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online

This 12-month programme consists of 2* Modular Certificates (MC), including on-the-job training with a company in a relevant job role. 

*Option to complete additional 3 MCs to obtain the Diploma in Full Stack Development 

Lesson Plan

WSP Certificate in Computing Fundamentals (TGS-2023036274)
Computing Mathematics Fundamentals
This module introduces the basic concepts of relations, functions, matrices and their applications relevant to IT professionals. The primary purpose of this module is to help students increase their problem-solving capability. Topics covered include Sets, Relations & Functions, Matrices and fundamentals of statistics and probability.
Programming Fundamentals
This module introduces the fundamentals of programming and how to develop programs using appropriate problem-solving techniques in a modular style. In this practice-oriented module, students are taught how to apply problem-solving skills using a top-down structured programming methodology and given ample practice in translating solutions into computing programs, then test and debug the programs. Topics include data types, variables, expressions, statements, selection structures, loops, simple computation and algorithms and functions.
Operating Systems & Network Fundamentals
This module focuses on the fundamentals and principles of Operating Systems. It explains what general operating systems are and what they do. The module teaches concepts that are applicable to operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Concepts including processes, physical and virtual memory, understanding of files and directories, file systems, shell and OS commands will be covered. The module also covers the terminology and technologies in current networking environments and provides a general overview of the field of networking as a basis for subsequent related modules in the course. The topics related to types of networks, network topologies, network technologies and layered protocol architecture will be taught.
WSP Certificate in Back-End Development (TGS-2023036275)
Object Oriented Programming
This module builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Programming Fundamentals. It aims to provide opportunities for the students to develop medium-scale applications based on a different programming paradigm from procedural programming to allow students gain exposure to different approaches and techniques in programming. The main concepts of the programming paradigm and the development of applications with it will be taught in this module. A high-level programming language suitable to demonstrate the programming approach will be used.
Today's business organisations depend on information systems in virtually all aspects of their businesses. Corporate databases are set up to hold the voluminous business transactions generated by these information systems. This module introduces students to the underlying concepts of database systems and on how to model and design database systems that reflect business requirements. Skills to be taught include data modelling technique, transformation of data model to relations, normalisation technique and SQL (structured query language).
Server-Side Development
This module provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required in server-side development. It will also cover the integration of back-end system with databases, possibly external systems as well as consuming data from web application protocol interfaces (APIs). Towards the end of the module, it may also introduce to the students how their knowledge in server-side development can be applied in applications with various front-end interfaces; this allows students to flexibly apply their server-side development concepts and skills learnt in developing back-end systems of various uses.


1 Work-study Certificate
2 Certificates
6 Modules

Entry Requirements

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

ITE Graduates with a recognised full-time Higher NITEC qualification OR NITEC qualification with minimum GPA of 2.0, within 3 years of graduation or 3 years from ORD. For Singapore Citizens and PR only.

For Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the ITE or the Operational Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 01 August 2023 to 31 July 2027. 

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)

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  • As the WS Cert is a company-sponsored programme, the course fees will be fully borne by the company. 

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$32549.58
Singapore PR Sponsored by SME (WSP)$968.38
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME (WSP)$968.38
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40 (WSP)$1394.98
Singapore PR (WSP)$3719.96