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Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business

Graduate Diploma

The programme aims to equip students with skills to excel and grow as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) professionals.

Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business


Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes a primary need for any forward-looking business, regardless of size. From facial recognition to autonomous vehicles, AI applications affect how people interact, companies conduct transactions, and governments deliver public services. The types of applications in AI show significant trends with more emphasis on natural language processing, computer vision, deep learning and neural networks, machine learning techniques, and AI ethics. The skills and knowledge required to take these applications and innovations to transform business and ensure inclusive and equitable benefits and mitigation of risks are evolving and becoming more interdisciplinary. With AI identified as one of the frontier technologies essential to growing Singapore’s economy, it takes centre stage in Singapore’s digital landscape. The Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business (GDAIB) programme is designed for the industrial need for AI talents. The GDAIB programme aims to equip students with skills to excel and grow as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) professionals. It integrates a comprehensive curriculum, covering the industry’s widely used AI and ML tools and technologies, following a learn-by-doing approach, and emphasising AI ethics and governance.

The GDAIB programme will help you to acquire proficiency in Python, the essential programming language in the toolkit of an AI & ML professional. Graduates will learn the fundamentals of AI technology and understand how different types of data and AI and ML solutions could improve business value. Graduates will harness the power of AI enabled by machine learning techniques, including deep learning, computer vision and natural language processing, to help their organisations deliver more relevant, personalised, and innovative products and services.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for graduate programmes.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident, or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) to apply for admission.

Applicants will need to submit a resume that outlines their skills, accomplishments, and work experience.

Financial Assistance

The University offers course fee concession for selected graduate programmes. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

GDAIB students are required to complete 30 credit units (cu) of coursework. However, they can also opt to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence for Business (GCAIB) upon completion of 15 cu of courses. Courses are based on a 5-cu configuration unless stated otherwise. The candidature for GDAIB has a minimum period of one (1) year and a maximum period of two (2) years. Classes are conducted in the evenings during weekdays and some Saturday mornings or afternoons, so students can continue to work during the day and study in the evenings or at weekends.


The programme takes the “X + AI” approach, which equips learners from industry sectors and non-IT functions with relevant AI knowledge and skills to apply and use AI in their respective job roles. The program does not assume any technological background.

Our prospective learners are business executives who want to know how different types of AI and ML technologies could help solve their business problems, such as fostering innovation, accelerating product development or market differentiation; business leaders with strategic decision-making responsibilities, including prospective managers, current managers, and high-level executives, who are interested in leveraging AI; or business analyst who wants to deepen their tech skills in AI to stay relevant and future ready.
The courses are designed to equip students with skills to uncover the possibilities of applying AI to address real-life business challenges and enhance organisation performance. Students will be able to facilitate the production of scalable and optimised AI and machine learning models, extract and integrate data from various sources, transform large volumes of real-time unstructured data into actionable business insights and provide incremental business value as well as compelling and logically structured communication materials to facilitate stakeholder buy-in. The programme is geared towards the training of AI and Machine Learning professionals.
  1. How long is the duration to complete the Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business(GDAIB)?
    The GDAIB will take 12 to 24 months to complete

  2. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Lessons are scheduled on weekdays evenings from 7 pm to 10 pm and some Saturday mornings or afternoons.

  3. What are the assessment components in each course?
    It consists of a mixture of pre-course quizzes, participation, group-based assignments, and End of Course Assessments.

  4. What happens if I do not complete the graduate programmes (e.g. Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master) within the candidature period? Can I apply to take the remaining courses via CET pathway?
    Students who have not completed their graduate programmes within the stipulated candidature period will not be eligible for the award of the qualification for such graduate programmes. Such students however may apply to take, via the CET pathway, the remaining courses which they did not complete under their graduate programmes as part of their personal learning and development. Such application will be subjected to the CET admission requirement. However, as such students have exceeded the candidature period for their graduate programmes, they will not be awarded the qualification for such graduate programmes even after taking and completing the remaining courses via the CET pathway (“Condition”).

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