SGUS Programme

SGUnited Skills Programme in UX Design and Product Management

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Certification

Continuing Education and Training Certificate

Introduction

This 6-month course has been designed by industry professionals to cover the key aspects of UX Design and Product Management, to enable graduates to excel in a career in this exciting and highly in-demand field.

You will gain essential hands-on experience in how to research and define users, build and test low to high fidelity prototypes, understand how HCD and UX is applied in digital products, and learn all of the key tools and frameworks for UX and product management roles to launch a successful career.

UX Design and Product Management combines problem solving, creativity, empathy, logic and technical skill to create digital experiences that meet the needs of customers and enable and maintain a positive connection to a company’s brand.

Throughout the course, learners will learn all of the key aspects of the UX design process, including UX research, planning, UI design, wireframing, prototyping, and testing. Learners will also learn the foundations of product management, including Scrum and Agile, providing them with the core skills to work in product design teams in a start-up, agency, and product company settings.


Course Availability

  • Date(s): 02 Aug 2021 to 31 Jan 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration is closed.

  • Date(s): 14 Sep 2021 to 11 Mar 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration is closed.

  • Date(s): 02 Nov 2021 to 29 Apr 2022

    Time: 3:00PM to 6:00PM

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration is closed.

  • Date(s): 03 Jan 2022 to 01 Jul 2022

    Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration Closing Date: 12 Dec 2021

  • Date(s): 07 Mar 2022 to 02 Sep 2022

    Time: 3:00PM to 6:00PM

    Venue: Virtual (Online)

    Registration Closing Date: 13 Feb 2022

Learn the skills, tools and techniques to launch a successful career as a UX Designer or Product Manager.

Module Title

Synopsis

User Experience (UX) Research

UX research is the foundation of all design processes. The skills taught in this module are an essential part of any UX design or product management role. Learners will learn the key skills and tools required to conduct effective user research projects and apply these in a professional setting.

Human Centred Design for Web

Human-Centred Design teaches learners the frameworks to apply usercentric approaches to uncover insights and develop solutions that directly fulfill the users' core needs - within the context of great user experience. This course covers the key processes needed in a UX Design or Product Management role, taught by industry professionals.

Usability and Interaction Design

This module covers the key aspects of usability and UX within the context of modern interaction design, mobile first and design of digital products. On completion of this course, learners will be able to apply the fundamental principles of Usability to create highly usable digital products in a UX, Interaction Design or Product Management role.

Prototyping and User Testing

In this module, learners will learn how to design highly usable apps and websites by applying the fundamental principles of usability, wireframing, prototyping, and user testing. They will also build interactive prototypes and learn usability testing, accessibility, inclusive design, and A/B testing techniques.

Fundamentals of Branding & Design

In this module, learners will learn how to design highly usable apps and websites by applying the fundamental principles of usability, wireframing, prototyping, and user testing. They will also build interactive prototypes and learn usability testing, accessibility, inclusive design, and A/B testing techniques.

Product Management

Product Management forms the backbone of all digital delivery teams. These essential skills and processes apply to all digital projects, whether developing websites, web-based or mobile apps, and software. This module also covers the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum and how to apply these in a professional setting.

 

Methodology

Our unique learning approach is based on Active Social Learning, where learners learn hands-on by interacting with peers through synchronous and asynchronous e-learning using the flipped classroom model, real-world portfolio projects, and direct access to our Mentors. The learning system is based on David Kolb's Experiential Learning Model, Honey & Mumford's Learning Styles, and the Learning Pyramid.

 

Graduate Support & Outcomes

Module Title

Synopsis

Industry-Focused Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed and developed with direct input from leading technology industry professionals worldwide and working with leading curriculum content providers. Our mission is to work with and support our learners, to deliver radically relevant learning experiences that equip them with the tools, skills, and technologies they need to succeed in the fastgrowing
digital economy.
Industry & Mentor Networking Our industry network of instructors and mentors includes professionals from some of the most recognized tech companies. Our talented team consists of experienced instructors, mentors, and industry subject matter experts, and ongoing networking support for our graduates, ensuring graduates get the necessary support they need to launch their careers.

Portfolio Accelerator - Real Projects

Our graduates work with real startups and hiring partners on projects that provide graduates with the portfolio they need in their job search through our Portfolio Accelerator programme. This project-based, experiential learning approach also allows graduates to learn essential soft skills, such as communicating with clients and the skills they will need in their career for any client-facing role.

Graduate Career Support

Our programme focuses on highly sought-after skills, which, combined with a qualifying admissions process, mentorship, and soft skills development, means that graduates are set up for success. We develop partner relationships with local employers and our global community through mentoring, portfolio projects, and hiring events to support our graduates once they have completed the programme.

 

This programme is for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents Mid-career jobseekers meeting the following criteria:

  1. Two or more years of experience and have been impacted by COVID-19
  2. Diploma or equivalent work experience with background in Information Technology (IT) or Business Administration (BA), Design, Fine Arts, Marketing, Mass Communication, Human-Computer Interaction, Media, Psychology, and Research.
  3. Pre-course assessment and interview

 

Training Allowance:

All trainees will receive training allowance of $1,200 per month for the duration of course attended.

Standard Course Fee: S$12,840.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding for eligible trainees

SGUS Subsidy

S$500.00

  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
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