Singapore University of Social Sciences

Work-Based Learning (WBL) Applied Project

Work-Based Learning (WBL) Applied Project (WBL488)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


""This course enables students pursing the Minor in WBL to undertake an applied project that combines the knowledge and skills gained from the WBL core and unrestricted electives from different disciplines, or courses from partnered polytechnics or companies. This course requires students to formulate and devise workplace or work-based solution for industries or developing an applied solution that transcends disciplinary domains. Students have to work closely with a supervisor/instructor* to develop feasible solutions, to solve complex problems, or to improve a sectorial outcome. *Supervisor/instructor: full-time faculty, associate faculty, adjunct faculty, industry fellow, or instructor with more than 5 years of relevant industry experience, supported by Provost, Dean/Director, or HoP.""

Level: 4
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every semester


  • Megatrends of industries
  • Problem definition for work-based or industry challenges
  • Problem-Solving for projects
  • Literature or industry review
  • Solution Design – Planning and Establishing Milestones
  • Project Proposal Writing
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
  • Data Collection
  • Analysis of Data
  • Recommendations
  • Project Report Writing
  • Project Presentation

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss an applied project across different industries or domains
  • Construct the problem statements for the applied project
  • Formulate an applied project with clear defined parameters
  • Evaluate information critically in reviewing project proposal
  • Plan the delivery milestones for the applied project
  • Critique the impact of the project proposal
  • Apply knowledge and skills for complex problem solving
  • Experiment with various alternatives for the solution
  • Relate the solution to the applied project problem
  • Implement the project proposal
  • Recommend solutions in a clearly written project report
  • Defend project outcomes to peers and supervisor and/or mentor
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