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SUSS Graduate Certificate in IP and Innovation Management (GCIPIM)

Key Highlights

  • First and only graduate IP and Innovation Management programme offered in Singapore
  • Certification in as quickly as six months (one semester)
  • Focusses on practice-based learning and taught by IP experts and practitioners

Programme Overview

In positioning Singapore for the future, the Budget 2018 speech highlighted the emergence of new technologies as a source of major shifts in the coming decade that will reshape our economy as well as jobs. Businesses will increasingly compete not on physical assets, but on intangible assets, which includes intellectual property (IP).

In today’s knowledge-based economy, where goods and services may no longer be tangible at all, an understanding of IP is essential to all businesses. As a collaboration between SUSS and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), the Graduate Certificate in IP and Innovation Management (GCIPIM) programme aims to prepare professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) to gain knowledge in IP to appreciate how intangible assets can be a valuable tool for commercial success.

The first of its kind in Singapore, the GCIPIM can be completed in one semester. Classes are taught by industry experts and practitioners and will involve practice-based learning that integrates knowledge and skills from three disciplines – law, business and technology

Programme Structure

Each course is 5 credit units (cu) and students have to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the successful completion of the GCIPIM programme.

GCIPIM graduates with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 can opt to continue with the Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management with specialisation in IP Management (GDIPIMM) programme and complete another 15 cu to qualify for the graduate diploma.

Alternatively, GCIPIM graduates with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 can elect to read the Master of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM) programme and complete the remaining 45 cu to qualify for the master's degree. As with the MIPIM, for IP Technology and Patent Agency specialisation, a science, engineering or technical degree is preferred.

Compulsory IP and Innovation Management Courses (15 cu)

The minimum programme duration is 6 months and the maximum candidature period is 1 year. This is a programme with the flexibility of weekday daytime or evening classes.


SkillsFuture Series Funding

GCIPIM courses receive SkillsFuture Series funding and may also be taken individually via the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE). For information about SkillsFuture Series funding, please click here.

Find out more on the admission eligibility criteria and tuition fee.


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