(SCTP) Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science

Embark on your journey into the exciting world of data science with our Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science. This certificate programme is specifically designed to provide learners with a solid foundation in the essentials of data science. Explore the foundational principles of data science, master the art of data storytelling through visualisation techniques, and gain expertise in managing relational database systems. Whether you're a beginner or a professional looking to upskill, this programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic field of data science.

Completing the (SCTP) Graduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science is a pathway to attaining the (SCTP) ModularMaster in Data Science (Programming) certificate. 

For more information about the ModularMaster Certificate and Graduate Certificate programmes, please refer to the FAQs on MM and GC.

Course Details

Course Dates:
Commencing 2 July 2024
Weekday evening: 7pm to 10.30pm
Weekend Sat: 9am to 12.30pm
(Full virtual class)

  • Foundation of Data Science
    2024 - July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 (consultation), August 6 (presentation)

  • Data Storytelling with Visualisation
    2024 - August 20, 24, 27, 31, September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17 (consultation), 24 (presentation)

  • Relational Database Management Systems
    2024 - October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 (consultation), November 5 (presentation)

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Closing date: 5 June 2024


Who Should Attend

  • Participants who aspire to build their foundational knowledge and skills towards the role of a data or business analyst
  • ​Aspiring data/business analysts or data scientists looking to acquire skills in the data visualisation component.
  • ​Professionals such as project managers, executives, and decision-makers who need to understand concepts of RDBMS and how they can use data to make informed decisions
  • Anybody looking for a career transition to the field of data science
The SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP) supports mid-career individuals in acquiring industry-relevant skills to improve employability and pivot to new sectors or job roles. It is a train-and-place programme that is available on a part-time or full-time format, ranging from three to 12 months.

Under the SCTP scheme, trainees are encouraged to complete all modules to fully benefit from the intent of the programme. Similar to existing requirements for other training grants administered by SSG, trainees must fulfill minimum attendance requirements and pass the assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements, or exit the programme without a valid reason, may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received, including any additional course fee funding support.

For more information, please refer to the 
FAQs on SCTP or the SkillsFuture website.


Foundation of Data Science

Foundation of Data Science is a practical course which will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills and abilities to extract, transform, analyse and model data.

This programme provides an overview of data science and machine learning. Participants will learn through hands-on practices to prepare data for analysis, develop testing methods for statistical models, operationalise machine learning models and identify and communicate business insights to both technical and non-technical audience.

Dates (SCTP Class)
2024 - Jul 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 (consultation), Aug 6 (presentation)

Weekday evening: 7pm to 10.30pm
Weekend Sat: 9am to 12.30pm

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Data Storytelling with Visualisation

Data visualisation helps us to identify patterns, trends, understand relationships and provide better data presentation through visuals such as graphs, charts, and information visuals.

This course will be leveraging real business data and examples to illustrate the application of data storytelling and visualisation tools. Students are expected to work in groups to complete a case study using either Tableau or PowerBI, demonstrating the application of data storytelling skills for their final project.

Dates (SCTP Class)
2024 - Aug 20, 24, 27, 31, Sep 3, 7, 10, 14, 17 (consultation), 24   (presentation)

Weekday evening: 7pm to 10.30pm
Weekend Sat: 9am to 12.30pm

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Relational Database Management Systems

In this course, participants will learn to access and communicate with databases using RDBMS tools over the first four days. Participants will be equipped with the skills necessary to store a large structural dataset within an RDBMS tool which enables them to efficiently prepare the dataset for data analysis. The last day will be allocated for a project where participants are given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

Dates (SCTP Class)

2024 - Oct 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 (consultation), Nov 5 (presentation)

Weekday evening: 7pm to 10.30pm
Weekend Sat: 9am to 12.30pm

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Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Additional Funding Support (95%)

Additional Funding Support (AFS) - Eligible Singapore Citizens that meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria can enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the course fee:

  • Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or
  • Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients; or
  • Persons with Disabilities

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The above module fee payable is inclusive of prevailing GST.

Policies and Financing 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.

SUTD will have to claim the full course fee from participant who is unable to fulfil the SSG funding requirements stated below.

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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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg 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 sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. 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

The SCTP courses are kept affordable through these SkillsFuture course fee funding:

  • Baseline subsidy of up to 70% of course fees

  • Enhanced funding subsidy of up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

  • Additional course fee funding support of up to 95% of course fees for jobseekers with greater needs. Individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of following eligibility criteria:

    1. Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or

    2. Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare, Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) recipients; or

    3. Persons with Disabilities