5 Data Science Diploma Courses In Singapore For Practitioners


The Data Science industry is fast changing and newer talents and people with job-ready skill are joining the workforce each year. Hence, as a data scientist or practitioners who have already entered the professions long back, it is important for one to update their knowledge and learn the current best practices in the industry, so as to stay abreast in the field.

As one of the leading countries in Asia and as a Smart Nation, Singapore has come a long way. The country with its finest state-run universities continues to be a top destination for Indians students to learn from the best.


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Over the years, various state-run and private institutes have mushroomed in the country that are offering tailor-made courses for data science practitioners.

In this article, we look at some of these names and the courses that they offer

Singapore University of Technology and Design:

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  


Exploring Data Science and Data Visualisation

Business Statistics

Analytics in Action and AI Fundamentals

Project Presentation

Cost: $3,852  

Singapore Polytechnic – Specialist Diploma in Data Science

The course provides training in the fundamentals of statistics and programming for data science, and on specialised skills in the areas of data mining and applied statistical methods.

Duration: 11 months

Certification: Specialist Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic

Courses offered:

Semester 1

PDC 1 Certificate in Fundamentals of Data Science

Module 1 – Introduction to Statistics for Data Science

Module 2 – Introduction to Programming for Data Science Semester

Semester 2

PDC 2 Certificate in Data Analytics

Module 3 – Data Mining Techniques

Module 4 – Applied Statistical Methods

Who can apply: Working adults employed in sectors that require expertise in Data Science such as government, banking, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and retail.  

Cost: $5,623.92

Nanyang Polytechnic – Specialist Diploma in Business & Big Data Analytics

This course is jointly offered by School of Information Technology and School of Engineering and those in the field of business intelligence and IT professionals who wish to advance their skill in the area of business analytics and big data analytics.

Duration:  Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs) of 150 hours each, from which course participants choose two PDCs for a combined total of 300 hours for the entire course.

Certification: The students can choose from Post-Diploma Certificate in Business Analytics, Big Data Analytics or Big Data Management

Requirement: A recognised Bachelor’s degree (or higher), preferably in IT, Business, Engineering or Mathematics or polytechnic diploma graduates with a minimum of 2 years’ related working experience

Cost: The total expense of the course is $3515

Amity Global institute: Science Data Science Institute

Amity Global Institute have partnered with the University of Stirling, to offer Stirling courses to students based in Singapore

Awarding Authority: University of Sterling

Duration: One year

Mode: Full time and part-time


  1. Minimum Second-Class Honours degree in any discipline or an equivalent professional qualification; and
  2. High school leaving Mathematics (eg ‘A’ Level) is preferred

Cost:  S$20000

General Assembly:

This is an online and offline course instructor which provides a number of courses related to data science and other streams.

Courses: It offers short term courses both online and offline. The on-campus courses that the data science enthusiasts can avail include data science immersive

Course Content: This course includes gathering, storing and organising your data using basic data science toolkit like SQL, UNIX, etc. Performing visual and statistical analysis of data using Python and other associated tools or libraries. Understand supervised and unsupervised learning through the application of various modelling techniques. Learn to create reproducible presentations and reports and use data visualisation tools to present your findings to key stakeholders.

Cost:14,650 SGD

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Akshaya Asokan
Akshaya Asokan works as a Technology Journalist at Analytics India Magazine. She has previously worked with IDG Media and The New Indian Express. When not writing, she can be seen either reading or staring at a flower.

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