ModularMasters™

A ModularMasters™ (MM) certificate programme is an academic credential awarded by the Singapore University of Technology and Design. An MM certificate programme is designed with working professionals in mind, helping these learners acquire knowledge and skills essential for their workplace.

A candidate can do skills-based modular courses to aggregate subject credits of each module and upon meeting the requirements of minimum subject credits and other criteria such as design projects and assessments, an MM certificate/credential will be conferred.

Our Courses

ModularMasters™ in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the key domains to building the Smart Nation. As we turn increasingly to technology, we are exposed to vulnerabilities and threats. The ModularMasters™ in Cybersecurity helps to equip professionals in the area of cybersecurity which is instrumental to the national initiative towards building a Smart Nation.

Learn more about the modular courses:
Computer Networks
Foundation of Cybersecurity
Security Tools Lab 1
Security Tools Lab 2
Systems Security

Progression pathway to Masters Programme

For candidates who wish to further develop their in-depth and specific knowledge, they can apply to SUTD Master’s degree programme, where upon passing an entrance test, they can continue to pursue the second half of a Master’s degree programme to accumulate further Subject Credits and work towards earning a full Master’s degree (typically at 144 Subject Credits).

Recognised subject credits earned from the MM certificate programme are transferable to the full Master’s programme as advanced credits. This stackable approach of the modules will create flexibility for working adults.

Frequently asked questions

How does MM work?

An MM programme typically requires a participant to earn 60 Subject Credits. There are several pathways to fulfill 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. Below are some examples of how our learners can "mix and match" relevant courses from various recognised providers and acquire the MM in Cybersecurity.

Direct

Singapore University of Technology and Design
Complete all the relevant modules.
Fulfill the stipulated requirement of 60 Subject Credits from SUTD.
Total Subject Credits: 60 

Scenario: An adult learner can choose to take up all the modular courses from SUTD. This is the most straightforward manner to work towards acquiring the MM in Cybersecurity.

With Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy Singapore University of Technology and Design
Take any amount of accredited courses as long as the total do not exceed the capped quota of 18 Subject Credits.

The maximum number of Subject Credits from TSA that can be used to qualify for the MM programme is capped at 18.
Fulfill the balance of 42 Subject Credits by taking courses from SUTD to meet the stipulated requirement of 60 Subject Credits.
18 Subject Credits 42 Subject Credits
Total Subject Credits: 60 

Scenario: Joe has taken several relevant cybersecurity courses with TSA and wishes to take up the MM in Cybersecurity. Joe has already attained 24 Subject Credits with TSA, however he has reached the capped quota of 18 Subject Credits from TSA. He is required to complete the balance of 42 Subject Credits with SUTD to make up for the full 60 Subject Credits to earn an MM in Cybersecurity.

With Partner Providers

Other Partner Providers  Singapore University of Technology and Design

As we continue to recognise relevant partners who offer the same high quality education programmes as SUTD, these providers may offer accredited courses with subject credits recognised by SUTD.

The maximum number of Subject Credits from Partner Providers that can be used to qualify for the MM programme is capped at 12.

Fulfill the balance of 48 Subject Credits by taking courses from SUTD to meet the stipulated requirement of 60 Subject Credits.
12 Subject Credits 48 Subject Credits
Total Subject Credits: 60 

Scenario: Amy has completed relevant cybersecurity courses from our Partner Providers and has accumulated 12 Subject Credits and has earned another 6 Subject Credits awarded by Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA), can Amy combine the Subject Credits for the MM qualification?

No. Amy is not able to combine the Subject Credits earned from Partner Providers and TSA. However, she can consider the below suggested actions.

Suggested Action 1: Using the 12 Subject Credits awarded by our Partner Providers, Amy will need to take up the balance of 48 Subject Credits from SUTD to meet the stipulated requirement of 60 Subject Credits.

Suggested Action 2: Using the 6 Subject Credits awarded by TSA, Amy can choose to earn 12 more Subject Credits with TSA to reach a total of 18 Subject Credits; and then take up courses from SUTD to earn the balance of 42 Subject Credits to meet the stipulated requirement of 60 Subject Credits.

Can anyone enroll in a ModularMasters™ 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 an MM?

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 does it take to attain an MM?

We allow a participant up to 2 years to accumulate the required 60 subject credits for an MM certificate.

What's the process of applying for a MM?

Do I just enroll MM 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 transcript, certificates, application), and
  3. Once you have accumulated 60 Subject Credits from the recommended course guide within 2 years, you can start your application with us for the award of the ModularMasters credentials.

Reach out to our admissions team at sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg for details.