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SUSS Graduate Certificate in Localisation (GCLOC)

Key Highlights

  • The first and only graduate programme in Singapore specialising in localisation
  • Language-neutral curriculum catering for students who are proficient in English and at least another language
  • Practice-oriented and technology-centred courses taught by industry practitioners based on real-life projects

Programme Overview

Nelson Mandela once said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

Driven by the increasing popularity of digital platforms, businesses are gearing up for the localisation of their content, products and services in order to effectively engage customers of different geopolitical, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Tech-savvy bilingual professionals are highly sought after if they are able to help businesses adapt their content, products and services to a specific market.

The Graduate Certification in Localisation (GCLOC) trains students to provide one-stop language service solutions, including:

  • translation (rendering a message from one language to another)
  • internationalisation (ensuring a product or content can be adapted for various languages without engineering changes to the source code)
  • localisation (adapting a product or content to a specific locale or market)

Students learn to manage multilingual projects involving websites, social media, e-commerce, live streaming, video games and multimedia entertainment.

Programme Structure

Each of the courses in the GCLOC programme is 5 credit units (cu) and can be taken on a stand-alone basis. These courses can be stacked to a Graduate Certificate in Localisation upon successful completion of 15 cu of coursework. The GCLOC is stackable towards a Graduate Diploma in Translation and Technology and Master of Management (Translation and Technology).

Compulsory Courses (15 cu)

Weekly classes are held on weekday evenings from 7pm to 10pm or Saturdays. For courses with overseas lecturers, a condensed version of the schedule (i.e. combining weekdays and weekends) may be adopted. Students have to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in their coursework as part of the fulfilment of the GCLOC programme.

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


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