Lifelong Learning

At NTU, we have put in in place initiatives that are aligned to the country's lifelong learning direction to allow our graduates and alumni to be part of an agile workforce.

To do so, NTU continues to consolidate continuing education and training (CET) capabilities and expertise within the university, drawing upon NTU's world-renowned faculty and strong industrial connections to develop quality programmes and courses to equip our graduates and alumni, and even the general PMEs (professional, managers and executives) with updated knowledge and skills to keep pace with the rapid technological changes in today's increasingly competitive economy and industrial landscape.

To allow learning to meet the lifelong learning needs of not just our graduates and alumni but also the PMEs, NTU introduced courses that (1) meet the requirements of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to obtain fund support by SSG, (2) are in short course format that can be completed within days, (3) are credit-bearing that can be recognised by the full qualification programmes, and (4) upon completion of these courses, receive a Statement of Accomplishment and stack towards either a Specialist Certificate, Graduate Certificate (total 9 academic units) or even a MiniMastersTM (total 15 academic units).

Some of these courses are also part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills programme and are even offered in collaboration with industrial partners such as SalesForce (a SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme - Company Training initiative), Facebook (a pilot programme to develop local talent in the data centre sector) and even the Singapore Tourism Board (a 30-month collaboration for the Data Analytics Shift (DASH) programme for working professionals in the Hotel, Attraction, MICE, Cruise and Travel Agent sectors).

The MiniMastersTM initiative, announced on 24 April 2020 during the Circuit Breaker, looks at allowing our graduates and alumni to build their micro-credentials through CET courses that can eventually be stacked towards a relevant specialisation and attain the NTU MiniMastersTM certificate.

The areas of specialisation for the 39 MiniMastersTM (to date) span across various disciplines such as Biological Sciences, Business & Management, Engineering, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical & Mathematical Sciences and Technopreneurship. In-demand subjects by the various industries such as Analytics and Big Data in Business, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Game Theory, Early Childhood, Fabrication of Solid-State Electronic Devices, Gerontology, Instructional Design, Learning and Development, Marketing for Entrepreneurs, Materials in Medicine, Multimedia Systems and Applications, Physical Activity and Health, Supply Chain Analysis and Design, Technology for Teaching and Learning, Translation and Bilingualism etc are also made available through these disciplines.

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