Graduate Studies
Programme Synopsis
Programme Schedule
Learning Objectives
Programme Structure

Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management

February - November 2022

Programme Synopsis

The Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management is a 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.

Programme Schedule

Classroom Sessions
07 Feb, 2022 - 30 Nov, 2022
9:30am – 12:30pm or 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Online Live Streaming Session or at IPOS International office

Learning Objectives

The programme aims to provide students with the following:

  • A practical grounding in IP rights protection regimes with the aim of analysing how these drive business strategies towards intended outcomes.
  • An in-depth analysis of the IP asset value management lifecycle and its various stages, with the aim of designing effective management and decision-making processes for transitioning IP assets through the lifecycle.
  • The means of assessing IP assets with the aim of identifying potential business opportunities and their viability, within the context of marketplace positioning, pricing and marketing strategies.
  • A functional knowledge of a range of IP transaction mechanisms, with the aim of designing differentiated deal strategies around IP assets for optimal commercialisation and monetisation of the same.


RajDave Dhaliwal
Senior Corporate Counsel, Seagate Technology (Class of 2019)
“This Specialist Certificate course was a great combination of learning core IP knowledge and applying that knowledge in the context of business. I especially enjoyed the modules on IP audits, IP management strategies and contract negotiations. The structured approach and frameworks presented by the tutors demystified aspects of IP practice and provided a holistic view of IP in business that I feel would normally only be picked up over many years of practice and mentorship. I have no doubt that the soft skills and best practices from these modules will come in handy in my day-to-day IP work.”
Mervyn Cheong
Partner, Advocatus Law LLP (Class of 2019)
“The Specialist Certificate in Intangible Assets Management enhanced my knowledge about intellectual property laws and, through the experienced module facilitators, I gained insights and understanding of business considerations and strategies using intangible assets. I had always been interested in the practice of intellectual property law and was looking for a programme that could give me grounding on the application and value of IP rights, and impart practical skills to formulate strategies and solutions. The programme was structured and it indeed helped equip me with skills, best practices and analytical frameworks to apply. I believe that the knowledge gained will help me provide holistic and practical advice to my clients in the course of my work.”

Programme Structure & Outline

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:

  • 18 hours of classroom sessions
  • 20 hours of self-directed learning involving accessing online content, completion of prescribed readings, and completion of assessments
AY2021 run is a Daytime run for public agencies. Classes will be conducted online or at IPOS International’s office.

Programme Outline 

To graduate with a Specialist Certificate, students will need to complete all 4 modules below

  1. Foundational Aspects of IP in Business (SC501)
  2. Managing Intangible Assets (SC502)
  3. Strategising the Business of Intangible Assets (SC503)
  4. Dealmaking and IP Transaction Management (SC504)





Term 1

Term 1 modules:

·         SC501 – Foundational Aspects of IP in Business

·         SC503- Strategising the Business of Intangible Assets

Feb 2022 – May 2022 (weekdays)

9:30am – 12:30pm


2:30pm – 5:30pm

Examination for Term 1 modules

Last 2 weeks of May 2022 (weekday)


Term Break (first 3 weeks of June 2022)

Term 2

Term 2 modules:

·         SC502 – Managing Intangible Assets

·         SC504 – Dealmaking and Transactional Management

June 2022 – November 2022 (weekdays)

9:30am -12:30pm


2:30pm – 5:30pm

Examination for Term 2 modules

November 2022 (weekday)


Schedule may subject to changes. IP Academy reserves all rights to make any changes to the dates indicated above. 

Exemptions Available

Exemption from the module “Foundational Aspects of Intellectual Property in Business” will be available for:

  • Applicants who have graduated from the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) programme, jointly offered by IP Academy and Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.
  • Graduates who have taken similar modules conducted by IP Academy in Post-Secondary Education Institutions / Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will be considered for exemption.


Admission Requirement

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)



The 2022 run is a daytime run for Public Officers.

Application for the AY2022 intake will start in October and will close on 20 December 2021.

After submitting your registration, please make an appointment with us at [email protected] to verify the documents submitted.

Application fees of $42.80 is required to complete your application. Please note that the application fees is non-refundable.



IP Academy Graduate Studies
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