Graduate Certificate in Business Digitalisation


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

As new automation and information technologies transform the traditional work processes of manufacturing and logistics, traditional jobs in manufacturing are declining as they are being replaced by automation. However, the need for a highly-trained workforce skilled in using and managing digital technologies continues to grow, even as new kinds of jobs are created in the sector. The Graduate Diploma in Industry 4.0 prepares you to enter the new industrial revolution of smart industry and digital work processes that are transforming business today.


Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Business Digitalisation is designed for you to:

• Enable students to gain an understanding in the necessary theoretical background for computing and cloud environments in the business.
• Enable students to apply reliable means of business insights through data and statistics of the business performance, in businessmaking process for the betterment of the business.
• Enable students to develop an appreciation of how the formulation of business strategies may improve business performance and support sustainability.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates of these programmes will be able to gain knowledge and competencies in concepts that value add to employment and career advancement opportunities and/or to pursue a wide range of career opportunities working as an industrial engineer, data analyst, industrial transformation specialist, IT business analyst, and IT consulting/management executive.

Intake Dates

There will be three intakes a year, in January, May and September.

May 2023 Intake


1 May 2023 to 30 Apr 2024



Download academic calendar (PDF 82 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete: 2 years.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.

SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme.



  • Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online lesson delivery and interaction with traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom learning. It requires the physical presence of both the teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While students still attend physical lessons with a teacher, the lesson delivery is combined with computer-mediated activities for students to do more independent learning with guidance.
  • Approximately 50% of teaching will be conducted F2F (6 lessons of physical interaction), and the other 50% conducted via synchronous online teaching (7 lessons of online interaction per module).
  • Coursework includes attendance at lectures, e-learning, discussions of case studies and interactive presentations, tests, and completion of the group and individually written assignments.
  • Contact hours: 39 hours per module, total 117 hours
  • 3 semesters. Each semester is a period of four months.
  • Lectures at least once a week (Mon-Fri evenings)
  • Each lesson: 3 hours
  • Additional classes and workshops provided to teach study skills, academic writing and presentation.
  • Academic materials include module outlines, reading lists and handbooks on study strategies.
  • Minimum class size: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Continuous assessment throughout the one-year programme, e.g., individual assignment, group project, case study, quiz/class test, presentations, and class participation.
  • In addition to continuous assessments, students are required to take a test or an exam for all modules.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • This is an intensive part-time programme. All students are encouraged to attain a minimum attendance rate of 75%.

Requirements to Graduate

Students who pass all modules will be issued a transcript and awarded with a Certificate from SIM upon graduation.


12-month part-time programme (3 semesters) of 3 modules:

  • Cloud Computing – Concepts and Applications
  • Business Analytics Concepts, Principles and Applications
  • Strategies for Business Sustainability

View module descriptions (PDF 104 KB)