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NUS FinTech SG Progamme

The NUS ACE FinTech SG Programme was created for people to learn and be inspired to consider a career in the fast-growing field of FinTech.

With more than 25,000 technology jobs now open in Singapore, employers are on the lookout for qualified professionals who are willing and able to take the bold step to fill up the positions.

NUS ACE has designed a training programme that:

  1. Launches you on a journey of understanding and appreciation of FinTech and it’s importance
  2. Teaches you vital front-end/backend programming and other skills crucial to the sector
  3. Enriches your portfolio with real-word demonstrated capabilities that employers are looking for

To this end, we worked closely with companies and global standard organisations to ensure that the programme is in line with the industry requirements and abreast of international trends.

If you are interested in exploring the many growth opportunities in FinTech, learn more about the e-speed interview and find out which companies have open positions for which you can apply. Our programme partners and sponsors are looking for people with the right skills—are you up for the challenge?

Learning Outcomes

Through the program, you will be able to:

  • Develop FinTech specific skills
  • Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison
  • Hands on Technology Comparison
  • Tools Selection for the Problem Statement
  • Design Thinking
  • Capstone Project Prep
  • Foundations of Finance and IT
  • Financial Products
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • APIs & Automation
  • Database, Network, Blockchain Tools
  • Dev Ops

Training Roadmap

Participants may consider taking the following modules before attending Level 1 Professional Certificate: Fintech Associate.
FinTech Associate (Level 1) programme
Level 1: Professional Certificate: Fintech Associate

Curriculum:

Level 2 (with Level 1 as prerequisite): Professional Certificate: Fintech Developer

Curriculum:

Level 3 (with Levels 1 and 2 as prerequisites): Professional Certificate: Fintech Senior Developer

Curriculum:

Level 4 (with Levels 1 to 3 as prerequisites): Advanced Professional Certificate in Fintech

Completion of Levels 1 to 3 curricula earns the participant an Advanced Professional Certificate in this programme

Information Session

Interested to find out more? Please join us in the NUS FinTech SG Programme information session. If you are keen to apply after the information session, please stay to participate in the short interview and online assessment to help us better assess if this programme is the right fit for you.

UPCOMING SESSION

Date: 30 June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm

PAST SESSION

Recorded in Sept 2021

Course Conveners

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Hear from the Participants

“NUS money app project incorporates design thinking elements with front-end and back-end development collaborated by a diversified team of individuals”

“The Programme helped me to upskill, learn and appreciate financial technology.”

“Instil the required knowledge in the fintech segment and ready to bring my skill to the next level.”

“FinMon app helps in imparting financial literacy to students in an enjoyable way and motivates them to save more.” 

“As someone with a non-technical background, I’m stoked to be given this amazing opportunity to partake in the NUS FinTech programme and empower myself with the relevant financial knowledge and technical skills required in today’s technology-driven society. In this ever-changing and unprecedented landscape, it is crucial for one to be adaptable, flexible and embrace change and I believe this programme will propel all of us forward in our career journey.”

 

Tan Jue Ling

NUS Communications and New Media, Class of 2020

“In an age where digitisation and collective technologies have proven their worth in helping to streamline operations, I realised that I was lacking the right background and know-hows with respect to digital solutions and the payment landscape. I’m excited to embark on this programme and develop new technical skills and financial insights, which I hope to blend with my background in design and strategic communications, to redefine myself as a stronger asset in fuelling major players to scale businesses, ideas and/or profits.”

 

Shaun Han

NUS Communications and New Media, Class of 2020

“Just as much as I can gain valuable experiences and knowledge from the programme, I hope I can contribute to the society through these as well”.

 

Muhammad Ismail

NUS Mechanical Engineering graduate, Class of 2020

Industry Experts Sentiment on FinTechSG

“Singapore is one of the core innovation hubs in Asia, and is well-positioned to leverage FinTech to create new opportunities for the economy. We aim to harness this potential by enabling aspiring talents to learn about this fast-evolving field, and encourage innovative firms to bring their proof of concepts to life by offering on-the-job training for the students. As a part of the ongoing collaborative efforts among government, academia and the industry, we believe this programme will accelerate the nation’s digital growth and empower enterprises to leverage FinTech and bolster Singapore’s virtual economy.”

 

Professor Alex Siow

NUS School of Computing

“From Grab to Shopee, we are using FinTech-powered platforms every day. Yet, many hesitate to dive in and learn about FinTech since it sounds distant. That is why the NUS-FinTechSG Programme is uniquely designed to make FinTech accessible, whether your background is in the arts, engineering, tourism, transportation or retail. The programme is designed in a pragmatic and approachable way, so that it can give everyone the skills needed to qualify for over 2,000 job openings in the banking and finance sectors.”

 

Associate Professor (Practice) Keith B. Carter

Director of the NUS FinTech Lab

“For UBS, innovation and digitalisation are key strategic priorities. Singapore is a key regional centre for our Global Wealth Management, Investment Bank and Asset Management businesses as well as the home to our region’s UBS Evolve Innovation Center. UBS is excited to be partnering with FinTechSG to support the future of Singapore’s innovation ideas, start-ups, technology companies and the financial services sector.”

 

James Aylen

UBS Head of Innovation

“This is an exciting collaboration – the programme will accelerate Singapore’s SMART Nation agenda and empower FinTechs to grow Singapore’s digital economy. We are thrilled to work with the youth of today and nurture the next generation of FinTech talents in Singapore.”

Lee Li Meng

Chief Strategy Officer, Razer and Chief Executive Officer, Razer Fintech

Course Fees

Singapore Citizens
39 years old or younger
40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.

To enquire, email soc-ace@nus.edu.sg

To register, click Register

Course Code: TGS-2020503220 (Synchronous e-learning)

Course Fees

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Citizens

39 years old or younger

Singapore Citizen

40 years old or older
Singapore PRs
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
International Participants
Funding 70% – 90% available! (Terms and Conditions apply)
Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.
During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. Please note that the programme does not guarantee a job placement

To enquire, email soc-ace@nus.edu.sg

To register, click Register

What is the NUS FinTechSG Programme?

The NUS FinTechSG Programme is an optional traineeship* program designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Singapore FinTech Industry. The program is jointly developed by National University Singapore (NUS) School of Computing (SoC) and AI Singapore, in consultation with experts in innovation and FinTech from UBS Bank, RIPPLE, World Economic Forum, Bank of New York Mellon (Fees may apply).

(*Note: Do note that our Programme don’t commit any placement in a Traineeship company.)

What is the program structure like?

The program structure by concept is as indicated below.

Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy – 1 Month

  • Making Fast Decisions with Business Analytics
  • Optimizing Customers Experience with FinTech Strategy
  • Using Business Analytics to Answer Business Questions
  • Fundamentals of Investing Leveraging Technology

NUS/Industry – 2 week

WHY: FinTech, Blockchain and Business Basics

  • Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison
  • Hands on Technology Comparison
  • Tools Selection for the Problem Statement
  • Design Thinking

NUS – 7 weeks

HOW: Programming and Development

SOC Executive Education

  • Exploration of Projects
  • Project Management Tools (Jira, Confluence)
  • Foundations of Finance and IT
  • Financial Products Understanding Risk

SOC

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Frontend and Backend
  • APIs & RPA Automation
  • Database, Network, Blockchain Tools
  • Security and DevOps
  • Algo Trading

Partner Companies – 6 months

WHAT: Traineeship (Optional*)

  • Min. 6 Month internship with Partner Companies on predefined Project
  • Provide hands-on practice and development of Blockchain
  • Monthly Traineeship stipend by the sponsored companies
  • Capstone projects Real life exposure working with corporates and governments
  • Encourage Partner Companies to offer conversion on completion
What are the different roles available?

There are a total of 9 roles available. The general description of each roles are as follows:

  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Database Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Quality Lead
  • Change Manager
  • Project Manager
Given the COVID-19 situation, how will the NUS FinTechSG programme conducted?

During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. The traineeship mode will be further decided by the hosting company.

What is the prerequisite to attend the programme?

Minimum is polytechnic diploma.

What is the NUS FinTechSG Programme?

The NUS FinTechSG Programme is an optional traineeship* program designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Singapore FinTech Industry. The program is jointly developed by National University Singapore (NUS) School of Computing (SoC) and AI Singapore, in consultation with experts in innovation and FinTech from UBS Bank, RIPPLE, World Economic Forum, Bank of New York Mellon (Fees may apply).

(*Note: Do note that our Programme don’t commit any placement in a Traineeship company.)

What is the program structure like?

The program structure by concept is as indicated below.

Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy – 1 Month

  • Making Fast Decisions with Business Analytics
  • Optimizing Customers Experience with FinTech Strategy
  • Using Business Analytics to Answer Business Questions
  • Fundamentals of Investing Leveraging Technology

NUS/Industry – 2 week

WHY: FinTech, Blockchain and Business Basics

  • Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison
  • Hands on Technology Comparison
  • Tools Selection for the Problem Statement
  • Design Thinking

NUS – 7 weeks

HOW: Programming and Development

SOC Executive Education

  • Exploration of Projects
  • Project Management Tools (Jira, Confluence)
  • Foundations of Finance and IT
  • Financial Products Understanding Risk

SOC

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Frontend and Backend
  • APIs & RPA Automation
  • Database, Network, Blockchain Tools
  • Security and DevOps
  • Algo Trading

Partner Companies – 6 months

WHAT: Traineeship (Optional*)

  • Min. 6 Month internship with Partner Companies on predefined Project
  • Provide hands-on practice and development of Blockchain
  • Monthly Traineeship stipend by the sponsored companies
  • Capstone projects Real life exposure working with corporates and governments
  • Encourage Partner Companies to offer conversion on completion
What are the different roles available?

There are a total of 9 roles available. The general description of each roles are as follows:

  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Database Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Quality Lead
  • Change Manager
  • Project Manager
Given the COVID-19 situation, how will the NUS FinTechSG programme conducted?

During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. The traineeship mode will be further decided by the hosting company.

What is the prerequisite to attend the programme?

Minimum is polytechnic diploma.

Who can sign up for the program?

All are welcome to sign up for the NUS FinTechSG Programme. However, priority will be given to 2020 and 2021 graduates who have been affected by the Covid-19 situation. 

Is the program open to local / PR and international participants?

Yes, everyone is welcomed. Funding is available for local Singaporeans and PR only. International students are welcomed to join the program as well. For further clarification on the funding eligibility for international students, please write in to fintech@comp.nus.edu.sg.

Is this FinTech Programme suitable for people who have a full time job and want to upskill themselves with FinTech knowledge?

We’ve made the course to be very hands on and ideally, someone with a full-time job can work with their employer to:

  1. The first 4 weeks will be taken to learn about Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy
  2. Take 2 weeks at the beginning of the course for the immersion portion. This is critical to learn “WHY” Fintech and connect into the FinTech ecosystem
  3. For the rest of the course work out that you can take 2 or 3 days per week for class (perhaps adjust work hours)
  4. Discuss how you can apply your learning to your work
How can I benefit from this programme?

Through the program, you will be able to:

  • Attain professional certification in FinTech
  • Develop FinTech specific skills through doing FinTech Projects during Traineeship program

Moreover, the program will be fully funded for NUS students graduating in 2021 (For eligible students).

How do I sign up for this program?

If you are interested in the program, you can click here to sign up for the program.

Can I withdraw from the program if I am unable to continue due to unforeseen circumstances? Will there be any penalty?

Withdrawals will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In the event where you have secured full time employment with another organization while in the course of pursuing this Programme with us, you are to notify us and the hosting company at least 14 days in advance prior to withdrawing from this Programme. Unless otherwise agreed, there will be no refund for Programme fees and other ancillary fees paid. Virtual vouchers under the NUS RGI utilised for this Programme shall be deemed to have been consumed. If the withdrawal is prior to the commencement of the Programme, the application for use of SkillsFuture Credit can be cancelled.

How will the traineeship matching and hiring take place under this programme?

Subjected to sponsor companies’ availability for roles and openings. We will match the trainees to our partnering companies upon completion of the programme. If a trainee receives multiple offers from different companies, the trainee will be able to select their ideal company based on their preferences.

What would happen if I happen to secure a job before completing all 3 professional certificates?

If you secure a job before completing all 3 of the professional certificate, the unused virtual voucher will be returned to you so that you can further your knowledge in the future.

Are the R&G vouchers for Fintech Professional Certs (Level 1-4) stackable to MSc in Digital Financial Technology offered by NUS?

No, it is not stackable as NUS FinTechSG is a short course and a comprehensive course.

What is the difference between this program and the SGUnited international Fintech program in terms of the program structure?

The NUS SGUS Programme in FinTech is meant for mid-career jobseekers. Graduates from calendar year 2019 to 2021 are not eligible.

Are the R&G vouchers for Fintech Professional Certs (Level 1-3) stackable to SGUS: Professional Services (FinTech) offered by NUS SCALE?

The R&G Vouchers are not for use for the NUS SGUS Programme in FinTech.

Is it 1 R&G voucher used for per Level (Professional Certificate (PC) Level 1 – 3)?

It is one R&G Voucher per PC/Level.

What is the difference between the traineeship and the various levels of professional certificates?

Traineeship is depending on the partnering companies to decide whether are you the right fit for the traineeship. Professional Certificate Level 1 to 3 is which you will receive comprehensive hand on training and theory to prepare you to work in the real world. 

How would you advice someone who has a Full Time Job but is interested in upskilling themselves via FinTech SG?

You will need to discuss with your employer for time off to attend the programme.

Who can sign up for the program?

All are welcome to sign up for the NUS FinTechSG Programme. However, priority will be given to 2020 and 2021 graduates who have been affected by the Covid-19 situation. 

Is the program open to local / PR and international participants?

Yes, everyone is welcomed. Funding is available for local Singaporeans and PR only. International students are welcomed to join the program as well. For further clarification on the funding eligibility for international students, please write in to fintech@comp.nus.edu.sg.

Is this FinTech Programme suitable for people who have a full time job and want to upskill themselves with FinTech knowledge?

We’ve made the course to be very hands on and ideally, someone with a full-time job can work with their employer to:

  1. The first 4 weeks will be taken to learn about Data and Artificial Intelligence Literacy
  2. Take 2 weeks at the beginning of the course for the immersion portion. This is critical to learn “WHY” Fintech and connect into the FinTech ecosystem
  3. For the rest of the course work out that you can take 2 or 3 days per week for class (perhaps adjust work hours)
  4. Discuss how you can apply your learning to your work
How can I benefit from this programme?

Through the program, you will be able to:

  • Attain professional certification in FinTech
  • Develop FinTech specific skills through doing FinTech Projects during Traineeship program

Moreover, the program will be fully funded for NUS students graduating in 2021 (For eligible students).

How do I sign up for this program?

If you are interested in the program, you can click here to sign up for the program.

Can I withdraw from the program if I am unable to continue due to unforeseen circumstances? Will there be any penalty?

Withdrawals will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In the event where you have secured full time employment with another organization while in the course of pursuing this Programme with us, you are to notify us and the hosting company at least 14 days in advance prior to withdrawing from this Programme. Unless otherwise agreed, there will be no refund for Programme fees and other ancillary fees paid. Virtual vouchers under the NUS RGI utilised for this Programme shall be deemed to have been consumed. If the withdrawal is prior to the commencement of the Programme, the application for use of SkillsFuture Credit can be cancelled.

How will the traineeship matching and hiring take place under this programme?

Subjected to sponsor companies’ availability for roles and openings. We will match the trainees to our partnering companies upon completion of the programme. If a trainee receives multiple offers from different companies, the trainee will be able to select their ideal company based on their preferences.

What would happen if I happen to secure a job before completing all 3 professional certificates?

If you secure a job before completing all 3 of the professional certificate, the unused virtual voucher will be returned to you so that you can further your knowledge in the future.

Are the R&G vouchers for Fintech Professional Certs (Level 1-4) stackable to MSc in Digital Financial Technology offered by NUS?

No, it is not stackable as NUS FinTechSG is a short course and a comprehensive course.

What is the difference between this program and the SGUnited international Fintech program in terms of the program structure?

The NUS SGUS Programme in FinTech is meant for mid-career jobseekers. Graduates from calendar year 2019 to 2021 are not eligible.

Are the R&G vouchers for Fintech Professional Certs (Level 1-3) stackable to SGUS: Professional Services (FinTech) offered by NUS SCALE?

The R&G Vouchers are not for use for the NUS SGUS Programme in FinTech.

Is it 1 R&G voucher used for per Level (Professional Certificate (PC) Level 1 – 3)?

It is one R&G Voucher per PC/Level.

What is the difference between the traineeship and the various levels of professional certificates?

Traineeship is depending on the partnering companies to decide whether are you the right fit for the traineeship. Professional Certificate Level 1 to 3 is which you will receive comprehensive hand on training and theory to prepare you to work in the real world. 

How would you advice someone who has a Full Time Job but is interested in upskilling themselves via FinTech SG?

You will need to discuss with your employer for time off to attend the programme.