Work-Study Post Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Creative Technologist)

Offered by School of Design & Environment

Work-Study Programme / 12 months / TGS-2024045069

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

Course Information

This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh Polytechnic graduates of a full-time Polytechnic Diploma* a career head-start in Creative Technology.

This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with a facilities management company.

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

Learning Outcomes

Strengthen Your Skill

  • Deepen professional knowledge & skills through structured on-the-job training in Creative Technology
  • Benefit from career guidance & support given by a company-assigned mentor
  • Attain industry-recognised certification through facilitated training

Enhance Your Worth

  • Acquire relvant work experience & skills valued by the Creative Technology sector
  • Enjoy wage increments & meaningful career advancement

Secure Your Future

  • Employed by Design Consultancy firms, Media Agencies, and Advertising Agencies as a Junior Creative Technologist
  • Potential job roles include Creative Technologist, Interaction Designer and Rapid Prototyping Specialist
  • Earn a competitive starting salary
  • Enjoy full company sponsorship of course fees & exams
  • Receive a $5,000 sign-on incentive*

*Terms & Conditions Apply

Course 
Schedule

Next Intake Date: 16 Oct 2024 – 23 Aug 2025
Application Period: Jul 2024
Duration: Thrice a week
Time: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm (Weekday) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (weekend)

Delivery Mode: Online Lessons & Face-to-face & 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

WSP Post-Diploma Certificate in Creative Technologist Fundamentals

This PDC provides learners with knowledge and skills of how Technology and Creativity intersect. With them, students will have the competency to take on the career as a Junior Creative Technologist.

Module
Mastering Design Thinking
Half of this module will be completed in the company via On-Job-Training. The Mastering Design Thinking module is a comprehensive and immersive course that empowers students to excel in design thinking. Going beyond the basics, this module explores the depths of creativity and equips students with essential skills to become proficient problem solvers and innovative thinkers. Students will learn to empathise with users, redefine problems, and generate groundbreaking solutions through a human-centered approach. With a focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity and advancing design thinking frameworks, this module prepares students to tackle diverse real-world challenges and make a meaningful impact.
Module
Coding 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 computer programs, and then testing and debugging the programs. Topics include data types, variables, expressions, statements, selection structures, loops, simple computation and algorithms, and the use of libraries. Students will also practive using pseudocodes, best practices of programming, debugging techniques with the help of tools, development of test cases, and suitable program documentation. In addition, they will study various areas where application software plays a prominent part in helping organisations solve problems. Students will be given ample opportunity for independent and self-directed learning.
Module
Interaction Design
This is a comprehensive module that introduces students to the world of interactive design using the powerful p5.js framework. Students will also be introduced to the use of Generative AI for Design. Through hands-on projects and practical exercises, students will learn the principles and techniques of interactive design, including user-centered design, usability testing, and interaction design patterns. They will gain proficiency in using p5.js to create interactive projects, animations, and visualisations while also exploring responsive design and accessibility.
WSP Post-Diploma Certificate in Creative Technologist

Students will build upon the knowledge and skills gained in PDC1. In this 2nd PDC, students will gain deeper insights and practical expertise in creative arts and technology. This will empower students to elevate their skills in the CT industries.

Module
Exploring Electronics
The Exploring Electronics module is a comprehensive course that introduces students to electronics, Arduino programming, and prototyping interactive projects. It covers fundamentals like components, circuits, and electrical principles, while emphasising hands-on learning through practical projects and building creativity and problem solving skills in electronics
Module
Rapid Prototyping (DS Briefing)
The Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping module is a hands-on course that explores the fundamentals of 3D printing, including technologies, materials, and software. Students gain practical experience in designing and fabricating prototypes while understanding the value of rapid prototyping in the product development cycle. Real-world applications and case studies broaden their understanding of the technology's impact. By the end of the module, students will have the skills to innovate using 3D printing.
Module
Design Studio (OJT / Integrated Project)
This module will be completed in the company via On-Job-Training. This module is the culmination of the Creative Technologist program, providing students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills, and creativity to ideate, design, and build an interactive project of their own. This module aims to foster innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities as students embark on a comprehensive project that integrates various technologies, artistic elements, and user experiences. Through hands-on exploration, experimentation, and collaboration, students will bring their ideas to life, creating interactive projects that showcase their mastery of creative technology.

Certification

1 Specialist Diploma in Creative Technologist
1 Certificate
6 modules

Entry Requirements

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

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

Applicants should have a relevant local polytechnic diploma (Refer to list below)

Nanyang Polytechnic
Diploma in Experiential Product & Interior Design
Diploma in Architecture (Professional Competency Model)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Diploma in Design
Diploma in Media Post-Production

Republic Polytechnic
Diploma in Digital Design and Development
Diploma in Engineering Design with Business
Diploma in Media Production and Design
Diploma in Design for User Experience

Singapore Polytechnic
Diploma in Architecture
Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Media, Arts and Design

Temasek Polytechnic
Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design
Diploma in Product Experience & Design

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 SkillsFuture Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSPostDip) is for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of (i) graduation from the Polytechnics or the (ii) Operationally Ready Date for full-time National Servicemen.

Course Fees

The funding period for this course is from 16 Oct 2024 – 23 Aug 2025.

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

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)

Note:

  • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.
  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.

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$14401.08
PR Sponsored by SME$1499.56
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME$1499.56
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$2160.16
Singapore PR$5760.44