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ModularMaster Certificate

How does the ModularMaster programme work?

A ModularMaster (MM) programme typically requires a participant to earn 72 Subject Credits. There are several pathways to fulfil the requirements of attaining an MM credential. This is to help busy adult learners balance their work, family and education by offering as many possible options as we can. 

Learners can "mix and match" relevant courses from various recognised partner institutions and providers to acquire a ModularMaster certificate.

Partner Institution Open Learning Platforms
Up to 18 subject credits Up to 12 subject credits
Can anyone enroll in a ModularMaster programme?

The modules are open to members of the public, and since they are typically technical in nature, some basic scientific/technical knowledge, or relevant working experience, will be expected of the participants.

How much does it cost to get a ModularMaster Certificate?

Due to the unique training methodology adopted by SUTD Academy and the varying pathways that one can take to acquire the MM, an accurate estimate of the cost to get an MM is challenging.

How long can I take to complete the ModularMaster programme?

The candidature period for ModularMaster Certificate is 2 years; to earn and aggregate the required 72 Subject Credits.

What is the process of applying for a ModularMaster?

Do I just enroll to an MM programme just like this?
No, you don't have to. Unlike traditional programmes which require students to enroll right at the start, MM programmes are modular and flexible, you do not need to commit and sign up for a MM programme per se. This means you get the flexibility to build the programme by "mixing and matching" courses that you want, and then combine the relevant Subject Credits to qualify for the respective MM credential of your interest.

  1. You simply take the relevant courses that best fit your learning objectives from the recommended course guide
  2. Retain records (such as transcripts, certificates, applications), and
  3. Once you have accumulated 72 Subject Credits from the recommended course guide within 2 years, you can start your application with us for the award of the ModularMaster credentials.

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Receiving your ModularMaster Certificate

Congratulations on completing your ModularMaster.

The next step would be for you to submit an application to receive the ModularMaster certificate.

Applicants would have to pay a one-time administrative fee of S$30 (exclusive of GST).

Please ensure that you have satisfied all the requirements of the ModularMaster programme.

  • Attained the number of subject credits stipulated in the programme within the two years.
  • Submit the application form and all relevant documents if you intend to include third-party certification/qualification to qualify for subject credit recognition.
Is it 60 or 72 subject credits?

Before 1 August 2020
If you have taken your first module in the ModularMaster Certificate programme before 1 August 2020, you can complete your ModularMaster Certificate based on the previous system of 60 subject credits.

After 1 August 2020
For learners who have taken the first module under the ModularMaster Certificate programme after 1 August 2020, the required subject credits to attain the ModularMaster Certificate is 72 subject credits.

Graduate Certificate

How does the Graduate Certificate programme work?

A Graduate Certificate is a short-term programme where participants can take up to 1 year to earn 36 Subject Credits to fulfil the requirements of the certification.

Unlike the ModularMaster Certificate programme, participants take on a prescribed learning pathway, completing the modules in the respective Graduate Certificate learning pathway.

Can anyone enroll in a Graduate Certificate programme?

The modules are open to members of the public, and since they are typically technical in nature, some basic scientific/technical knowledge, or relevant working experience, will be expected of the participants.

How much does it cost to get a Graduate Certificate?

Due to the unique training methodology adopted by SUTD Academy and depending on the type of Graduate Certificate the participant is enrolling into, an accurate estimate of the cost to get an Graduate Certificate is challenging.

How long can I take to complete the Graduate Certificate?

The candidature period for Graduate Certificate is 1 year; to earn and aggregate the required 36 Subject Credits.

Terms and Funding Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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SUTD Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit  SkillsFuture website at

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at

Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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