The Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management is an 8-months part-time programme, targeted at professionals who are keen to enter the intellectual property (IP) industry or to learn about the business value of intangible assets.
The programme will be conducted by leading IP experts and industry practitioners, who will impart their experience in dealing with real and practical issues in professional and business practice.
Upon completion of the programme, students will obtain a working knowledge of how IP drives business strategies, how intangible assets can be viably managed, and how business strategies can be designed for intangible assets to obtain optimal commercialisation outcomes.
The programme aims to provide students with the following:
Flipped Classroom Structure
In respect of the delivery of module content and learning activities, a combination of independent online learning, tutor-facilitated classroom sessions and project work will be utilised. Students are also expected to undertake independent reading, prescribed as pre-class preparation, to deepen their understanding of the foundational knowledge required in each module. Case study analysis and discussion, in particular, will be the primary learning activities utilised to emphasise practice-related skills.
In terms of teaching and learning (T&L) hours per module, it is envisaged that a total of 38 T&L hours will comprise the following:
Classes are typically held in the evenings (6:30 pm – 9:30 pm) on Tuesday and Thursday every fortnightly at the Lifelong Learning Institute or IP Academy.
Students will need to complete the 4 modules in the sequence listed below.
|SC501 — Foundational Aspects of IP in Business||3rd Week of January – February 2020||6:30pm – 9:30pm|
|SC503 — Strategising the Business of Intangible Assets||March – April 2020||6:30pm – 9:30pm|
|Exam for SC501 and SC503||End April – 1st Week of May 2020|
|SC502 — Managing Intangible Assets||Mid-June – July 2020||6:30pm – 9:30pm|
|SC504 — Dealmaking & Transaction Management*||August – Early September 2020||6:30pm – 9:30pm|
|Exam for SC502
*No exam for SC504
|End September 2020|
Schedule may subject to changes. IP Academy reserves all rights to make any changes to the dates indicated above.
Exemption from the module “Foundational Aspects of Intellectual Property in Business” will be available for:
Aspiring IP Professionals with a minimum Bachelor’s Degree qualification.
Applicants who graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Universities where English is not the main medium of instruction are required to demonstrate their English proficiency using TOEFL* / IELTS** test scores.
Applicants with a local Diploma qualification and at least 3 years of intellectual property-related work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
*TOEFL is the abbreviation of the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
**IELTS is the abbreviation of the International English Language Testing System.
|Students will be required to pay the full fees upon acceptance of offer.||SGD 12,840 (including 7% GST)|
|Students who are exempted from the module “Foundational Aspects of Intellectual Property in Business”.||SGD 9,630 (including 7% GST)|
SkillsFuture Study Awards
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and SkillsFuture Singapore have launched the SkillsFuture Study Awards (SFSA) for the IP sector. Selected IP Academy courses are supported under this initiative, and interested parties may apply for the award sum of $5,000 (subject to eligibility and substantive evaluation) as indicated on the SFSA webpage. For more information on the SFSA’s eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the SFSA webpage.
For enquiries, please email IP_Skills@ipos.gov.sg
SkillsFuture Credit claimable
All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to offset the course fees. If you are claiming your SkillsFuture Credits for this course, please inform us via email.
Applications for the AY2020 Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management is now open.
This application will take you approximately 15 mins to complete. Before you start, you should have with you either the PDF or JPG version of the following required documents:
A personal statement on why you wish to enrol in this programme, the nature of your work and such other information that you would like us to consider (not more than 1 page)
Scan copies of your Certificate & Transcripts
1 passport-size photograph
Any other supporting documents (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS results)
A non-refundable application fee of S$42.80 (including 7% GST) is required to be paid via credit card to complete your application.
Any omission of information required in the Application Form or supporting documents will render the application void. All supporting documents, if not in English, must be accompanied by copies of the English translated version.
After submitting your application, please contact email@example.com to make an appointment with us for verification of documents. Please bring along your original documents (e.g. Certificates/transcripts and Photo ID). Deadline for the verification of documents is 29 November 2019.
Successful enrolled applicants will be contacted at a later stage for the course fees payment. Full course fee is required to be made before the course starts.