Graduate Certificate in Software Automation 

SIM Global Education

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

Clementi Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$4,043.52

* 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

Many businesses today are becoming digitalised, relying on cloud solutions to store and process data, as well intelligent software agents to automate routine processes previously done by humans. The Graduate Certificate in Software Automation helps prepare students to understand, oversee and manage both the digital processes that are transforming business today, as well as the cybersecurity systems that protect these digital processes against online threats.

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Learning Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Software Automation is designed for you to:

• Communicate and collaborate with IT specialists in implementing software automation processes in your organisation.
• Design, establish and manage cloud environments and software agents to enhance productivity and efficiency in your organisation.
• Oversee, manage and ensure cybersecurity for organisations, particularly for Cyber-Physical Systems.

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Intake Dates

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

May 2023 Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

1 May 2023 to 30 Apr 2024

APPLICATION PERIOD

-

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.

Curriculum

Structure

  • 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.

Modules

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

  • Cloud Computing Concepts and Applications
  • Managing Cybersecurity
  • Robotic Process Automation 

View module descriptions (PDF 104 KB)

Fees & Financial Aid 

Programme fees are payable over 3 semesters before class starts.

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques. 
 

Programme Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. The programme fee does not include textbooks.

•    Total: S$4,043.52 (2023 intake)
•    Per module: S$1,347.84

Fees will be subject to revised GST of 9% from  1 Jan 2024.

Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes

•    Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 8%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2023 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2024. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
•    For invoice generated in 2023 for services to be rendered in 2024, if payment is collected by 2023, 8% GST will apply.
•    For invoice generated in 2023, if the payment is received in 2024 and service is rendered in 2024, 9% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 9% GST will be issued.
•    For invoice generated in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, if payment is collected in 2024 (i.e. late payment), 8% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$97.20

International applicants: S$486.00 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)