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 Work- Study Post-Diploma 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 Work- Study Post-Diploma Specialist Diploma in Agritechnology and Agribusiness is the first post-diploma programme in Singapore jointly developed and offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic, focusing on urban farming. Through this programme, 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.
For more information about SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme, you can refer to the link here.
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: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Application Outcome: One month after application closes
Day: Tues, Wed and Thurs
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
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
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.
As the WSP is a company-sponsored programme, the course fees will be fully borne by the company.
For the breakdown of the fees, please refer to this link.
|Applicants / Eligibility||Fees|
|Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years||$1126.74|
|Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)||$3004.56|
|Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)||$775.74|
|Others (and Repeat Students)||$7511.40|