Press Release - ITE Launches New Higher Nitec in Data Engineering Course

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  • Publish date:08 Jan 2021

GCE O-level school leavers who are aiming for a career in data science can look forward to getting a head start with the Institute of Technical Education’s (ITE) latest course offering. The Higher Nitec in Data Engineering course, which will take in its first batch of students in April 2021, will equip students with skills in data extraction, transformation, and loading for insights and analytics.  

 

Industry Endorsement

In Singapore’s move towards a digital economy, data has become the commodity that fuels digital innovation. However, turning huge data collections into actionable insight remains a massive task. Given this, the demand for Info-comm Technology professionals in data analytics-related work is projected to grow over the next few years. There is thus a need to train a group of Associate Data Engineers to assist Data Analysts in various aspects of their work functions.

 

Industry players welcome the introduction of the new Higher Nitec in Data Engineering course, citing challenges in finding the right skillsets and talents in this emerging area. Mr Nick Lim, General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, TIBCO, said, “This course will enhance students’ data capabilities to address critical workforce shortages in data engineering, in addition to creating a pool of talented and skilled graduates who will, in turn, empower and transform the information technology industry and impact other businesses. TIBCO is excited to work with ITE, providing the technology and technical expertise to elevate the advanced analytics skills of students and address the data skills gap in Singapore. Students in this course benefit from cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions provided by TIBCO. By learning to analyse complex data sets and draw predictive insights, students will be able to support organisations in making faster, smarter decisions.”

 

More information on the new Higher Nitec in Data Engineering course to be offered in April 2021 can be found in Annex A. Details on full-time Higher Nitec courses in April 2021 for GCE O-Level holders and their entry requirements can be found in Annex B.

 

Application Procedures 

GCE O-Level school leavers who are interested in applying for ITE’s full-time Higher Nitec or Nitec courses, including Traineeship programmes, can refer to the following chart for more details:

Course Type Application Details  Dates & Time 
Full-time Higher Nitec courses GCE O-Level applicants may submit their applications via the MOE-JAE website at: https://www.moe.gov.sg/jae

Mon 11 Jan 2021

(from 3pm) to Fri 15

Jan 2021 (4pm) 
Full-time Nitec courses
Nitec courses under ITE Traineeship Programme
& ITE Skills Certification
Courses under ITE
Traineeship Programme

GCE O-Level applicants may submit their application via the ITE website at:

www.ite.edu.sg   
Mon 11 Jan 2021
(from 3pm) to Thu
14 Jan 2021 (5pm)
Mon 11 Jan 2021
(from 3pm) to Sun
31 Jan 2021 (5pm)
Higher Nitec courses under Traineeship Programme 

GCE O-Level applicants may submit their application here:

https://go.gov.sg/trn-ekiosk

Mon 11 Jan 2021

(from 3pm) to Wed

31 Mar 2021 (5pm) 

 

 


Annex A

 

HIGHER NITEC IN DATA ENGINEERING  高级国家工艺教育局证书 数据工程

 

Introduction 

The course aims to train Associate Data Engineers who prepare data to support data analyst or business functions by performing data extraction, transformation and loading to ensure accurate, timely and useful data pipelines for the organisation’s analytic requirements.

 

Course Outline 

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: 

  • Create database objects and edit data in tables
  • Apply fundamental programming concepts, computational thinking and data analysis techniques to solve real-world data science problems
  • Apply data mining principles (including web mining) to dissect large complex data sets
  • Apply techniques to explore, analyse, and leverage data
  • Draw insights from data, deploy story boards and present insights
  • Manipulate data into usable and desired format that is suitable for analytic processing

 

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must have the following GCE O-Level grades:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]

Duration 

Two years

 

Job Opportunities & Career Prospects 

Graduates may be employed as Associate Data Engineers, Associate Data Analysts, Data Technicians and Data Wranglers with government and private sector organisations that leverage data for businesses and operations.

 

Progression Pathway 

Higher Nitec in Data Engineering graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics.

 


 

Annex B 

 

FULL-TIME HIGHER NITEC COURSES FOR GCE O-LEVEL HOLDERS AND

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Course Duration: 1½ - 2 years 

School of

Applied & Health

Sciences

Course Title

Minimum Entry Requirements

Higher Nitec in:

       Biotechnology

       Chemical Technology

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-8 in English Language

       Grade 1- 7 in Mathematics

(Elementary/Additional)

       Grade 1-8 in one of the following subjects:

-        Biology

-        Biotechnology

-        Chemistry

-        Combined Science

-        Human & Social Biology

-        Integrated Science

-        Physics / Engineering Science

-        Science (Chemistry, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Chemistry)

/ Physical Science

-        Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)

Higher Nitec in Paramedic & Emergency Care

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-8 in English Language and one other subject

       Grade 1- 7 in Mathematics

(Elementary/Additional) Note: 

* To be eligible for selection,

candidates must have completed the Emergency Medical Technician course/Medical Orderly/Combat

Medic Specialist course administered by SCDF or SAF or the

WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (PHEMS) and possess minimum 1 year relevant work experience in emergency prehospital setting.

 

School of

Business & Services

Higher Nitec in:

       Accounting

 

       Event Management

       Financial Services

       Human Resource & Administration

       International Logistics 

       Maritime Business

       Retail & Online Business 

       Service Management

       Sport Management

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-7 in English Language and one other subject

       Grade 1- 8 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

    Grade 1-6 in English Language and two other subjects Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

Higher Nitec in:

       Beauty & Wellness Management

       Leisure & Travel Operations

       Passenger Services

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

    Grade 1-7 in English Language and two other subjects Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

School of Design & Media

Higher Nitec in:

       Filmmaking

(Cinematography)

       Performance Production

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

    Grade 1-7 in English Language and one other subject

Grade 1- 8 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

 

 

Higher Nitec in: 

       Interactive Design

       Visual Effects

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-8 in English Language and one other subject

       Grade 1- 7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) or Principles of Accounts Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

 

Higher Nitec in Architectural Technology

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-8 in English Language

       Grade 1- 7 in Mathematics

(Elementary/Additional)

       Grade 1-8 in one of the following subjects:

-        Biology

-        Biotechnology

-        Chemistry

-        Combined Science

-        Computing / Computer Studies

-        Design & Technology

-        Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics

-        Human & Social Biology

-        Integrated Science

-        Physics / Engineering

Science

-        Science (Chemistry, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Chemistry)

/ Physical Science

-        Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)

 

 

Higher Nitec in: 

       Motion Graphics

   Visual Merchandising

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-7 in English Language

       Grade 1- 8 in two other subjects Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

School of

Electronics & Info-comm

Technology

Higher Nitec in:

       Broadcast & Media Technology

       Business Information Systems

       Cyber & Network Security

       Data Engineering

       Electronics Engineering

       Games Art & Design

       Games Programming & Development

       IT Applications Development 

       IT Systems & Networks 

       Security System Integration

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-8 in English Language

       Grade 1- 7 in Mathematics

(Elementary/Additional)

       Grade 1-8 in one of the following subjects:

-        Biology

-        Biotechnology

-        Chemistry

-        Combined Science

-        Computing / Computer Studies

-        Design & Technology

-        Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics

-        Human & Social Biology

-        Integrated Science

-        Physics / Engineering Science

-        Science (Chemistry, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Chemistry)

/ Physical Science

-        Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)

School of Engineering

Higher Nitec in:

       Civil & Structural Engineering Design

       Electrical Engineering

       Engineering with Business

       Facility Management

       Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design

       Landscape Management

& Design

       Marine & Offshore Technology

       Marine Engineering

       Mechanical Engineering

       Mechatronics Engineering

       Offshore & Marine Engineering Design

       Rapid Transit Engineering

       Robotics & Smart Systems 

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

       Grade 1-8 in English Language

       Grade 1- 7 in Mathematics

(Elementary/Additional)

       Grade 1-8 in one of the following subjects:

-        Biology

-        Biotechnology

-        Chemistry

-        Combined Science

-        Computing / Computer Studies

-        Design & Technology

-        Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics

-        Human & Social Biology

-        Integrated Science

-        Physics / Engineering Science

-        Science (Chemistry, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Biology)

-        Science (Physics, Chemistry)

/ Physical Science

-        Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)

School of Hospitality

Higher Nitec in Hospitality Operations

3 GCE ‘O’ Passes

    Grade 1-7 in English Language and two other subjects Note:

* To be eligible for selection, candidates must also have sat for Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)