NICF- Software Architecture - Foundations Project

Overview

The Software Architecture - Foundations Project is designed to assess the participant's ability to analyse requirements and design software applications, which are essential skills of a software engineer.


Key Takeaways

At the end of the project, participants will be able to:
  • Perform requirements analysis
  • Apply object-oriented analysis and design techniques in development processes
  • Transform existing enterprise solutions and extend them onto the mobile platform while supporting mobile user experience

Certificate
Participants will be awarded with NICF-NUS-ISS Certificate in Software Architecture - Foundations at the end of the course.




Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at individuals who are interested to learn the best practices in requirements gathering, analysis and design of digital applications.
  • IT professionals working in software development roles, who wish to become software architects
  • IT professionals wishing to keep pace with the latest IT practices in software architecture
  • Domain experts who are interested in understanding the field of software architecture

Pre-requisites:



What Will Be Covered

The Foundations Project is an individual project and can be either practice-based or experience-based. For a practice-based project, participants are required to work on a project delivering software analysis and design solutions appropriate for an organisation.

For an experience-based project, participants will have to submit an experience package comprising of a software analysis and design project done for an organisation. Participants are expected to include references for verification of their project contributions and present their work for assessment. 

The start dates of the project should not be more than two years before the date of submission.

Each participant is required to submit a project proposal for evaluation before the start of the project. NUS-ISS instructors will evaluate each project for suitability to the area of software analysis and design, scope of work and effort required. Once the project proposal is approved, participants can then start work on it and produce the deliverables by the stipulated deadline.



Fees & Funding

Self-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Full course fee

S$5000

S$5000

S$5000

S$5000

SSG grant

-

(S$3500)

(S$3500)

(S$3500)

Nett course fee

S$5000

S$1500

S$1500

S$1500

7% GST on nett course fee

S$350

S$105

S$105

S$105

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$5350

S$1605

S$1605

S$1605

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes

-

-

(S$1000)

(S$1250)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

S$5350

S$1605

S$305

S$355


Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees, apart from government subsidies. For more information, click here.

Company-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3

Notes

Full course fee

S$5000

S$5000

S$5000

S$5000

S$5000

SSG grant

-

(S$3500)

(S$3500)

(S$3500)

(S$3500)

Nett course fee

S$5000

S$1500

S$1500

S$1500

S$1500

7% GST on nett course fee

S$350

S$105

S$105

S$105

S$105

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$5350

S$1605

S$1605

S$1605

S$1605

Fee payable to NUS-ISS

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes#
(company needs to submit training grant and claim via Skillsconnect)

-

-

(S$1000)

(S$1250)

(S$1000)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

-

-

S$605

S$355

S$605

Actual financial outlay by company

Various Funding Schemes

1Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

  • Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.


2
Workfare Training Support (WTS)

  • Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities) and earn not more than $2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the course fees.


3
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

  • SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. For more details, click on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs.


Course attendee is eligible for only one funding scheme.

#For company-sponsored participants, companies would need to pay upfront 30% of the course fee to NUS-ISS and submit a training grant application for the remaining eligible subsidies, and subsequently a claim in Skillsconnect. For details, please refer to Skillsconnect guide 4.1 & 5.1.

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG. Absentee payroll and up to 70% SSG funding of the course fee is available for eligible participants (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents). Absentee payroll subsidy is available for eligible companies and companies on a short work week system will receive the absentee payroll subsidy based on their employees' current income. Please visit www.ssg.gov.sg for full details.





Certificate

Certificate of Completion
The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment
  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: During and end of course
  • Passing Criteria: Generally achieve above 50% marks for workshop, course assignments and written examination.
  • Assessment Method: Workshop, course assignments, written examination and project

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-DE-507S-1 Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies
  • IT-DD-403S-1 Develop technical detailed design
  • IT-DE-402S-1 Model preferred systems solutions
  • IT-DE-505S-1 Solve Software Design Problems Using Patterns
  • IT-RG-401S-1 Determine business expectations and needs
  • IT-RG-402S-1 Gather data to identify business requirements
  • IT-EMD-401S-1 Design mobile applications

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units.




Preparing for Your Course

NUS-ISS Course Registration Terms and Conditions

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NUS-ISS and Learner’s Commitment and Responsibilities

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.

Venue

Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to isstraining@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.




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