Published on 03 Nov 2023

New ‘stackable’ work-study degree programme in computing

Image: (L-R) Mr Rajagopal, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Mission Software & Services, ST Engineering; Mr Sam Liew, Managing Partner, NCS; Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health (standing); Prof Ling San, Deputy President and Provost, NTU; and Mr Leong Chou Weng, Managing Director, Accenture Cloud First Southeast Asia at the signing of a partnership for the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programme in Computing at NTU.

NTU is offering a new part-time SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programme in Computing for working professionals looking to pivot to the information and communication technology sector or deepen their skills in this area from August 2024.

This Work-Study Degree Programme is the first in Singapore to be offered on a part-time basis with a ‘stackable’ design, which allows students to study at their own pace with minimal disruption to their work commitments. Students are required to complete modules under all three ‘stacks’ – the Foundation, the Specialist, and the Industry Immersion – to graduate with a full Bachelor of Technology in Computing.

Along the way, students will be awarded Professional Certificates that recognise their newly acquired competencies upon completing each of the first two stacks. Students can use these certificates to advance their career or to pivot into a more relevant job role while completing the programme.

NTU Singapore’s School of Computer Science and Engineering co-developed the new programme with industry leaders in the ICT sector. Accenture, Singtel subsidiary NCS and ST Engineering are the first industry partners to come on board to help design and develop the programme.

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