Certificate in Design Thinking

Behind every design is a methodology to create the right solution.

Design Thinking is a new dynamic, exciting and proven management concept used by many of the most successful organisations (Apple, Deutsche Bank, etc.). Students aspiring to get management positions in any sector of our society are strongly encouraged to understand how design thinking can become a significant factor in their own industries/ success.

COURSE INFORMATION

By understanding the design thinking process, they can assist their organisations in bringing about dynamic transformations and provide for stability and sustainable success in the future. Students undertaking this course will benefit from understanding a range of concepts such as the difference in innovation, creativity, ambidextrous thinking, teamwork, end-user focus and curiosity.

Students will learn through the experiential problem-solving approach to understand the role of Design Thinking in management decision-making and planning strategy. They will be trained to reframe problems, conduct interviews and observations to understand the deeper needs of users to arrive with innovative solutions.

Part Time

3 months

Full Time

1 month

Intake Schedules

January, April, July, October

Course Commencement

Minimum of 15 registered students to commence.
Students will be informed two weeks before the start of class.

The course is delivered face-to-face, in classroom mode.

Note:

In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary examination. Modules are independent of each other.

*Refer to Miscellaneous Fees

Students must complete and pass all 3 modules to be awarded the Certificate in Design Thinking will be conferred by the CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.

CSM Academy International, Singapore

Design for Individual, Others and Society

  • Introduction to the world of design and design thinking through case studies from design thinking practitioners;
  • Collecting, recording and linking of information in a digital scrapbook;
  • Understanding the types of design people need and how to make them happy; and
  • How does design have an impact on services such as health and education?

Design Thinking Tools

  • Tools and techniques to understand and capture user’ specific needs;
  • Skills for producing and presenting prototypes.

Design Thinking Processes

  • Bringing together all the skills learnt in the first two modules; framing a problem and arriving at the right solution; and 
  • Project to understand the process of design thinking.
  • 3 GCE’ N’ Level (including a pass in English)
  • NITEC holders
  • Secondary School Qualification or Equivalent

English Language Requirement:

IELTS 4.5 level or equivalent

Local Students

International Students

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

$50

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 3 Modules

$2,800

$3,800

  • Above amounts are in Singapore Dollars, and are exclusive of GST.
  • Application Fees refer to the price that the student pays the school for the sole purpose of processing the application and admission requirements.
  • Local Student refers to Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.
  • For course fee refunds policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Local Students

$50

International Students​

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students

International Students​

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 3 Modules

Local Students

$2,800

International Students​

$3,800

  • Above prices are in Singapore Dollars, and the amounts are before GST.
  • Local student refers to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.

Insurance Fees

Fee Protection Scheme
  • Under Edutrust Certificate Scheme stipulated by Committee for Private Education (CPE), the student’s fee must be protected.
  • Serves to protect students’ paid fees.
  • Subject to prevailing market rate

Medical Insurance Fee
  • Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Local and International Students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.
  • Local Students (Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & Non-student’s Pass Holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

SkillsFuture Credit Information

  1. Submit SkillsFuture claim 60 days before commencement of the programme, or at the start of the course (w.e.f 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture SG, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.
  2. Inform the Programme Consultant on the usage of SkillsFuture Credit and advise the appropriate amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees.
  3. Submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the appropriate amount to be paid to CSM Academy International for your registered programme.

For more information, please visit
http://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

Payments

  • All Payments of fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • Amounts presented above are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Payment Methods

Cheque
Telegraphic Transfer
NETS
PayNow

 

To begin your application process, please click the Apply Now! button below, or find the application form found on this page.

Documents
Please prepare screenshots, scans, or digital copies of your personal documents as they may be required to be uploaded to the application form, such as your NRIC, Working Pass, Student Pass, Passport, Diploma, Certificate or Transcript of Records (where they apply), etc. 

Application Fees
Your application fee for this course must be paid prior to submission of the form. Payment details will appear as you go through with the application form. Application Fees are non-refundable.

After Submission
A representative from CSM Academy International will contact you shortly after submission to assist you further into the application process. 

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