Graduate Studies
Programme Synopsis
Information Session
Learning Objectives
Programme Structure

Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management (Register for the 24 Oct info-session)

January - September 2020
SkillsFuture Study Awards Supported
SkillsFuture Study Awards Supported
SkillsFuture Credit Claimable
SkillsFuture Credit Claimable
e2i Funding Available
e2i Funding Available

Programme Synopsis

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.

Information Session & Programme Schedule

Information Session
24 Oct, 2019 - 24 Oct, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Registration starts at 6:30 pm)
IPOS International
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ 1, Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533
Classroom Sessions
13 Jan, 2020 - 30 Sep, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.”

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

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.


Programme Outline 

Students will need to complete the 4 modules in the sequence listed 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)


Module Dates Time
SC501 — Foundational Aspects of IP in Business 3rd Week of January – February 2020 6:30pm – 9:30pm
SC502 — Managing Intangible Assets March – April 2020 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Exam for SC501 and SC502 End April – 1st Week of May 2020  
SC503 — Strategising the Business of Intangible Assets Mid-June – July 2020 6:30pm – 9:30pm
SC504 — Dealmaking & Transaction Management* August – Early September 2020 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Exam for SC503
 *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. 

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)

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

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.

e2i Funding

Funding of $1500 for a company-sponsored candidate. The company is required to make full course fees first, the grant will be reimbursed at a later stage (after the candidate has fulfilled all requirements).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only applicable to Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Candidate must meet the entry requirement for the course
  • Candidate must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Candidate and/or the company shall not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed pursuant for this course
  • Candidate was sponsored for this course to take on a new role or new projects relating to IP/IA
  • Company will be required to submit appointment letters and payslip to reflect salary incentives as supporting evidence



Applications for the AY2020 Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management is now opened.

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 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.


Information Session

Join us for the information session and hear from us and IP Practitioners about the importance of IA management and how this could help you get ahead of others in today’s innovation-driven economy.

Date: 24 October 2019

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: IPOS International, 1 Paya Lebar Link, #11-03, PLQ1 Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore 408533

Time  Programme Outline
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Registration (Light refreshments will be provided)
7:15 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Singapore’s IP landscape and push towards an innovation-based economy
  • What is intangible assets management (IAM) and Why is it important?
7:45 pm – 8:00 pm Admin Brief

  • Application procedures
  • Programme structure
  • Key timelines
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(including Q&A)
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