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Admission Criteria for Specialist Certificate Courses

All applicants including Singapore Citizens (SCs), Permanent Residents (PRs) and International participants can only be admitted, if they:

  • Are at least 21 years of age; and
  • Have 2 years of full-time work experience, or have fully discharged full-time NS liability, or are currently employed on a full-time basis1.
  • Degree in Engineering/Science or
  • Singapore Polytechnic Diploma with working experience in relevant area. For certain courses, additional pre-requisites may be required. Please check individual course for details.​

1 In line with MOM's definition, a full-time employee is one who works for more than 35 hours a week under contract of service with an employer.

SCs or PRs who have fully discharged their NS liability will be considered as having fulfilled the work experience requirement, even if the duration of full-time NS is less than 2 years. However, those still serving NS will not be counted as being in full-time employment and hence not eligible for admission.​
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