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Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (IP Management)

Graduate Diploma
(Postgraduate)

To prepare professionals, managers and executives to gain knowledge in IP.

Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (IP Management)


Overview

Innovations are not just improving people's lives, they have become an important means for economies and businesses to stay competitive in today's global marketplace. In such an innovation-driven environment, the realisation that intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP) currently make up the bulk of companies' value has fuelled the need for professionals with quality IA/IP expertise — talents who can develop and align IA/IP strategies to achieve business goals, and business leaders who can reap the benefits of their innovations and IA/IP.

IP Management

In today's knowledge-based economy, where goods and services may no longer be tangible at all, an understanding of IP will be essential to all businesses. The Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (IP Management) (GDIPIMM) programme aims to prepare professionals, managers and executives to gain knowledge in IP to appreciate how intangible assets can be a valuable tool for commercial success, acquire IP skills to value-add to their domain specialisations in preparing for the future economy, and develop IP and innovation capabilities that are portable across industries.

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The GDIPIMM programme is the first and only graduate diploma programme in IP and innovation management offered in Singapore. Don't miss this unique learning opportunity – apply today and be part of a specialised group of professionals with the IP management skills to be able to work with innovation and leverage on IP to maximise business growth and shape Singapore's future economy.

Overview

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) in order to apply for admission.

Financial Assistance

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

SkillsFuture Series Funding
Some courses receive SkillsFuture Series funding. For information about SkillsFuture Series funding, please click here.

Programme Structure

The Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (IP Management) curriculum builds on a common core foundation on IP law and IP management. To graduate with the GDIPIMM, students are required to complete 30 credit units (cu) comprising 6 (six) compulsory core courses. Individuals could opt for multiple pathways in which they may graduate with a graduate certificate and graduate diploma or a master's degree.

GDIPIMM graduates with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 can opt to continue with the corresponding Master of IP and Innovation Management (MIPIM) programme and complete the remaining 30 cu to qualify for the Master degree. As with the MIPIM, for IP Technology and Patent Agency specialisation, a science, engineering or technical degree is preferred.

Alternatively, GDIPIMM graduates with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 can opt to read for the Graduate Diploma in Management (GDMGT) to qualify for the Master of Management (MMGT) degree. Likewise, candidates who have read the GDMGT and achieved a minimum GCPA of 3.0 can choose to continue to take the GDIPIMM to qualify for the MMGT degree. To be awarded the MMGT, the CGPA for both Graduate Diplomas must be a minimum of 3.0.

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  • Professionals and mid-careerists seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills set in IP and intangible assets to value-add to their domain specialisations.
  • Professionals and mid-careerists interested in acquiring IP skills to upgrade themselves so as to add value to their job roles and their organisations.
  • Professionals and mid-careerists keen on building IP and innovation capabilities that are portable across industries to differentiate themselves from their peers.

Graduates will be equipped to effectively apply and practise IP management skills in various phases of the innovation lifecycle, including creation, protection and exploitation. Possible career options include:

  • innovation and R&D management
  • IP management or IP technology consultancy
  1. How long does it take to complete the GDIPIMM programme?
    The minimum duration is 2 semesters (one year) while the maximum is 4 semesters (two years).

  2. How many courses do students take in each semester?
    Students are recommended to complete three (3) courses each semester.

  3. Are there any exemptions?
    Credit recognition for IPM501 Foundation IP Law, IPM503 IP Asset Management and IPM505 IP & Business Strategy will be given to successful candidates who have a Specialist Certificate in Intangible Asset Management (SCIAM) from the IP Academy of IPOS International (IPOS-I).

    Credit recognition for IPM501 Foundation IP Law will be given to successful candidates who have a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

  4. When are the lessons scheduled?
    Lessons are generally scheduled on weekday evenings from 7pm to 10pm.

  5. What are the assessment components in each course?
    It comprises a mixture of pre-course and pre-class quizzes, participation, group-based assignments and type-written examinations/end-of-course assessments. Students will need to achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in IP and Innovation Management (IP Management).

  6. Are there any attendance requirements?
    We encourage students to attend the six seminars/course to maximise their learning.
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