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DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE

S TA R T H E R E . G O A N Y W H E R E .


WELCOME

DIGIPEN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Welcome to DigiPen Institute of Technology! We’re an academic community of builders and believers with a shared passion for games, art, and technology. For more than 30 years, and with three international campuses in the U.S.A., Singapore, and Spain*, we’ve been preparing students like you for a wide range of careers – doing the kind of work that challenges the mind and excites the imagination. Our educational philosophy is simple but effective. Build your knowledge first, and then apply it to real-world projects and assignments where you decide what to create. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a deep understanding of your chosen field and a portfolio of work that will make you stand out among your peers.

We Are Dragons

Where will you go from there? Our alumni have proven to be among the most sought-after employees in the games, simulation, animation, digital media, software development industries and beyond. In addition to being credited on well over 1,000 commercial game titles, they continue to push the boundaries of what technology can accomplish.

Do you have the passion and drive to become the next DigiPen success story?

*The campus in Bilbao, Spain, does not fall within the scope of ACCSC accreditation.


FOUNDER’S MESSAGE

CLAUDE COMAIR

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER

When DigiPen first opened its doors, the world of real-time 3D simulation was just at its beginning stages. Today, more than 30 years later, the industry has made leaps and bounds in discovery, design, and development, as demonstrated by the quality of today’s simulations, video games, animations, software, and hardware. It is both exciting and challenging to continuously be on the cutting edge of these industries.”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXPLORE DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE) 6

ABOUT US 6

Our Values

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Why DigiPen (Singapore)?

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GRADUATE PROGRAM 70 Master of Science in Computer Vision 76 Graduate Application Process

10 DigiPen By The Numbers 12 SIT Partnership 14 Alumni Success 16 Industry Connection 18 DigiPen (Singapore) Academics 20 Curriculum Highlights

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS 22 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation 30 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development 38 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Systems 46 Bachelor of Arts in User Experience and Game Design 54 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation 62 Undergraduate Application Process 68 Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS 82 Technology in Finance Immersion Programme


OUR VALUES

These are just a few of the educational values that define both who we are and what we do.

IMMERSION We believe in the power of learning by doing. We engage students in applied, project-based learning with collaborative in-studio experiences starting in year one.

INSPIRATION Our experienced faculty and passionate students motivate and encourage one another to challenge what’s possible, explore the limits of technology, and strive for personal excellence.

READINESS Our programs result in career-ready graduates. Top companies in technology and gaming recognize DigiPen (Singapore) as an incubator of talent that produces creative and capable employees who thrive in team environments, know how to navigate challenges, and solve problems.

DigiPen’s innovative and unique degree programs provide a resonant environment for understanding and exploring the cutting-edge technological, creative, and expressive potential of interactive digital media. The exciting interdisciplinary curriculum, taught by experienced professionals and professors drawn from various disciplines, fosters a high degree of intellectual curiosity and individual inquiry.”

When we first came to Singapore, DigiPen (Singapore) made a name for itself in the digital media industry, with many of our graduates being recruited by top video game companies. Today, our graduates are also recognized in the broader digital economy as well. As a university that specializes in computer science, embedded systems engineering, UX/UI design, and digital art and animation, DigiPen (Singapore) equips students to thrive and contribute in diverse industries, such as software development, finance, e-commerce, and transport. We look forward to seeing our students and graduates continue to push the boundaries of what technology can achieve.”

Prasanna Ghali, Provost

Tan Chek Ming, Managing Director

COMMUNITY Our team-based approach to project learning fosters a supportive environment for passionate students to share ideas, motivate one another, and bring their visions to life.

CONNECTED Spend 12 weeks overseas at our main U.S. campus in Redmond, Washington. Redmond is well-known as a technology hub, with more than 400 interactive media companies located in the vicinity, including Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Nintendo, and many more.

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WHY DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE)?

Academics

Real-World Projects

Collaboration

Experienced Faculty

From their first trimester onward, DigiPen (Singapore) students tackle complex academic subjects related to their field of study. For computer science and engineering majors, this includes advanced math, physics, and computer science. Art majors build a strong foundation in traditional drawing, 3D sculpting and modelling, as well as hand-drawn and computer animation.

Through a heavy emphasis on project courses, students apply their academic studies by creating original games, software engines, and digital animations from ground up. In doing so, students gain the knowledge to become creators — not just users — of technology.

DigiPen (Singapore)’s industry-modelled environment allows students from multiple degree programs to work together as a team — bringing together the disciplines of art, computer science, and design. By leveraging teamwork and communication skills, students create high-quality projects while gaining valuable experience that will prepare them for jobs in the industry.

DigiPen (Singapore) faculty hail from renowned companies and academic institutions. DigiPen (Singapore)’s Program Advisory Committees — comprising DigiPen (Singapore) faculty members and director-level employees from companies like Acronis Asia, BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore, KOEI TECMO Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Lucasfilm Singapore, and ST Engineering — meet twice a year to ensure DigiPen (Singapore)’s curriculum continues to evolve alongside industry needs.

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DIGIPEN BY THE NUMBERS

DigiPen is the first school in the world to offer a bachelor’s degree in video game development.

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More than 600 companies worldwide have hired DigiPen graduates.

550+

DigiPen students have earned more than 550 awards and honors for games, films, and academic papers.

TOP

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Ranked as a Top 5 Video Game Design School by the Princeton Review for the last 12 years

1,750+

DigiPen graduates are credited on 1,750+ commercial game titles.

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Neo Shi Jie | DigiPen (Singapore) Student Artwork

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SIT PARTNERSHIP

COLLABORATION WITH SIT

ABOUT SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Established by Singapore’s Ministry of Education in 2009, Singapore Institute of Technology’s mission is to provide an industry-focused university education in partnership with renowned overseas colleges and universities to produce highly qualified graduates for growth sectors of the economy. SIT’s main campus is located at SIT@Dover, and they have five campuses in each polytechnic. DigiPen (Singapore) is located in SIT@SP Building.

DigiPen (Singapore) partners with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to offer two DigiPen (Singapore) degree programs and three SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) joint degree programs under the Engineering and Infocomm Technology clusters. Under the terms of this partnership, qualified Singaporeans, permanent residents, or international students may receive certain credit transfers, and their tuition fees will be subsidized by the Ministry of Education.

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ALUMNI SUCCESS

DigiPen (Singapore) alumni have proven to be highly valued and sought-after employees at startup businesses and large companies alike — lending their talents and team-driven experience to exciting career opportunities in a wide range of industries.

Dennis Chua

2019 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation Graduate

I’m happy to have joined DigiPen (Singapore) as I find the education there to be especially unique. The curriculum is rigorous but provides a lot of knowledge that is applicable to real life. Working on demanding, multidisciplinary group projects was also a good opportunity to train my communication skills. It has taught me how to handle different group dynamics in the workplace.”

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, MOTIONAL

Jasper Yeo

2019 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design Graduate DigiPen (Singapore)’s cross-disciplinary and hands-on curriculum gives its graduates a high degree of flexibility when it comes to choosing their career paths. I had multiple valuable job opportunities when I graduated, and I chose to embark on software development in the financial sector as it is evolving and progressing rapidly in this current digital age. My current role requires me to tap into both my computer science and design expertise. As a developer on the front-end team, I combine the concepts and mock-ups that have been finalized by the business users and the design team with the APIs and infrastructure set up by the backend team to create responsive financial and banking applications for web and mobile.”

TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE, DBS BANK

Tan Tian Shou

2020 Bachelor of Arts in Game Design Graduate As a junior game designer, I am able to directly create and develop unique systems and experiences for players. I get to craft deep and immersive worlds for others - something I’ve dreamed of doing since I was young. My time at DigiPen (Singapore) has given me the foundation I need to thrive in my career. Besides equipping students with strong technical skills in scripting and design, DigiPen (Singapore) stands out by giving students the chance to design original game or software projects from scratch. These project classes are by far the highlight of every trimester. From concept, to production, to completion, each project requires immense planning and hard work to pull through and will put one’s technical and soft skills to the test. These experiences gave me a good introduction to the nature and expectations of game development, which helps me in my job today.”

JUNIOR GAME DESIGNER, UBISOFT SINGAPORE

Karen Mei

2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation Graduate One of the highlights of my time in school was learning and discovering the ins and outs of the game industry through our lecturers’ teachings and stories from their past job experiences. This was eye-opening for me and has helped to mentally prepare me for the field of game design where I’m currently working in. As a CG artist, I specialize in creating 3D game animations that range from character animations to character movements. As someone who has always loved to see cool cut-scenes, it is incredible to now be able to work on them myself. So far, I’ve been given the opportunity to work on many titles, such as Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, Nioh, and Hyrule Warriors. Seeing my name in the credits roll is such an amazing feeling!”

3D ANIMATOR, KOEI TECMO SINGAPORE

Jacky Chan

2020 Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) Graduate

DigiPen (Singapore) has greatly helped in my understanding of how computer architecture works and how wiring is connected. During my time in school, I learned a lot from the sheer number of projects that I had to complete. These projects allowed me to build and test my own prototypes. Being able to apply my knowledge has groomed me to be a critical thinker who manages deadlines well. As a systems engineer who designs and provides solutions for multiple clients, these skills come in handy.”

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, ROVISYS

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ALUMNI SUCCESS

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

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DigiPen (Singapore) students are some of the best in their class. Over the years, we’ve had many DigiPen (Singapore) students intern at Autodesk Singapore R&D site. They subsequently joined our engineering teams as full time employees. We are proud of their continued contributions toward our complex R&D projects.”

MORE THAN 200 COMPANIES HAVE HIRED DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE) GRADUATES.

Mr. Vincent Yeap Singapore AutoCAD Site Lead, Autodesk Asia Pte. Ltd.

Companies like: Acronis Asia R&D

gumi Asia has a long-standing relationship with DigiPen (Singapore) and had the pleasure to work with many of its students in our mobile game operations globally.

Autodesk Asia Pte. Ltd.

Being a top institute of choice for talents in digital arts, programming, and game design, we have always found DigiPen (Singapore) talents to be equipped with the relevant skill set for our business. With the right training and exposure, they are often able to transit well into their job roles.

BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore

I believe DigiPen (Singapore) graduates are well-positioned to positively contribute to the gaming industry and we look forward to working closer with DigiPen (Singapore) in the future.”

Continental Automotive Singapore

Ms. Delphi Tan Director, Game Operations of gumi Asia

CraveFX

Bungie

Motional NCS Pte. Ltd. NetVirta One Animation

Bushiroad

Pricewaterhouse Cooper LLP Procter & Gamble PSA Singapore Shopee

DBS Bank

Singapore Press Holdings

Eon Reality Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore Pte. Ltd. intends to be the corporate group that works hand-in-hand with friends from around the globe, to make new innovations happen, to bring joy to the faces of people, and to continue providing content that provide happiness to all around the world. Right from the initial stages of establishment, our company has positioned DigiPen (Singapore) as an important partner, accepting internships as well as providing employment.

Mighty Bear Games

Singtel Group SMRT Corporation ST Engineering Tencent

gumi Asia IGG Singapore

We are most confident that the talents from DigiPen (Singapore), with their creativity and thirst for knowledge, will be able to contribute to the development of titles from our company and bring forth amazement and enjoyment anew to the world!”

KOEI TECMO Singapore

Mr. Makoto Ishii Managing Director, BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore

Lucasfilm Singapore

Land Transport Authority

The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Ubisoft Singapore Virtuos

MANY OTHERS

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE)

ACADEMICS

COMPUTER SCIENCE

• Bachelor of Science in

Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

DigiPen (Singapore)’s degree programs give you a comprehensive understanding of the academic fundamentals of your field while preparing you for the real-world challenges of the professional industries.

• Bachelor of Science in

Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development

ENGINEERING

• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Systems

As you build upon your foundational knowledge through regular coursework, you’ll also apply those same theories and lessons from the classroom toward a series of increasingly intensive projects. You’ll learn how to plan and execute a large creative vision from start to finish, solving problems at every step of the way while collaborating with students from other backgrounds and disciplines.

ART AND DESIGN

• Bachelor of Arts in User

Experience and Game Design

• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

By the time you complete your degree, you’ll be equipped with a depth of knowledge and wealth of hands-on experience that will jump-start your career and allow you to meaningfully contribute to your team from day one on the job.

GRADUATE MASTER’S PROGRAM COMPUTER SCIENCE

• Master of Science in Computer Vision

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

• Technology in Finance

Immersion Programme (TFIP)

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CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

OVERSEAS IMMERSION PROGRAMME (OIP) DigiPen Institute of Technology’s Redmond campus hosts students from DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore for 12 weeks through the Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP).

INTEGRATED WORK STUDY PROGRAMME (IWSP) Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) is a distinctive feature of SIT’s degree programs. IWSP will provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience, allowing them to integrate theory and practice in a professional work setting. In doing so, students develop deep specialist skills in their chosen field. IWSP is structured in a unique and distinct way for each degree program to cater to the specific needs of the industry, thus developing industry-ready graduates. IWSP is compulsory for all students in the SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) joint degree programs. Students will undertake 12 months of relevant work within the course of their studies.

Students will have a chance to study abroad and take courses in the Redmond campus toward fulfilling their degrees. OIP is compulsory for all SIT and DigiPen (Singapore) students and takes place during the second year of study.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN

COMPUTER SCIENCE IN REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE SIMULATION The BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree program is jointly offered by DigiPen (Singapore) and SIT. This program aims to produce graduates who are exceptionally competent in the fields of digital media, software development, real-time simulations, and game development. Students will possess an in-depth understanding of mathematics, physics, and computer science theory. This will empower them to solve real-world problems in software engineering through the design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance of software solutions. Additionally, students will pick up soft skills in team building and communication. Graduates will not only excel as engineers in a team-based environment, but will also be aware of larger, societal impacts of their work. They will strive to be ethical practitioners in their chosen field.

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Whether you dream of working in engineering simulation and visualization, banking and finance, video gaming, healthcare, autonomous vehicle development, or something totally different, a computer science degree from DigiPen can help you get there. The wide-ranging curriculum incorporates mathematics, physics, computer graphics, and computer science modules with software engineering projects. These hands-on, real-world projects will provide students with experience in analyzing problems and developing efficient solutions, evaluating project plans for feasibility, and working in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete tasks.” Prasanna Ghali Program Director DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore | 23


LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree program, graduates will be able to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modelling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of trade-offs involved in design choices. They will be able to analyze a problem, as well as identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solutions. They will receive soft skills training that enables them to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal and communicate effectively with a range of audiences. They will be able to understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities. Additionally, they will be able to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. Graduates will be awarded with honors if they attained a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0 by the end of the program.

JOB PROSPECTS Possible titles for entry-level positions include:

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Computer Scientist Computer Software Engineer Artificial Intelligence Developer Computer Graphics Developer Gameplay Programmer Game Engine Developer Networking Programmer Physics Programmer Software Analyst Software Developer ... and many more

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

YEAR FOUR

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

Computer Environment

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2

Algorithm Analysis

Research, Reasoning, and Writing

Composition

Operating Systems

Probability and Statistics

Capstone Project

Linear Algebra and Geometry

Introduction to Computer Graphics

Spatial Data Structures

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

High-level Programming 1

Modern C++ Design Patterns

Career and Professional Development

Software Engineering Project 1

Software Engineering Project 3

Software Engineering Project 5

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

Capstone Project (continued)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

Discrete Mathematics

Low-level Programming

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) (continued)

High-level Programming 2

Motion Dynamics and Lab

Machine Learning

Game Implementation Techniques

Introduction to Real-time Rendering

Mobile and Cloud Computing

Interpersonal and Work Communication

Data Structures

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Software Engineering Project 2

Software Engineering Project 4

Software Engineering Project 6

TRIMESTER 3

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

TRIMESTER 3

Break

Artificial Intelligence for Games

Break

TRIMESTER 2 Professional Communication

Linear Algebra Computer Network Programming Massively Parallel Processors

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DigiPen (Singapore)’s strong and practical curriculum prepares its students very well for the rapidly growing demands of the software industry, both in gaming and the industry-at-large. DigiPen (Singapore) graduates enter the workforce with a good indepth understanding of creating scalable software architecture and are able to actively contribute from the get-go. NetVirta is proud to partner with DigiPen (Singapore) to grow our regional software talent needs!”

Mr. Andy Eow

Chief Technology Officer, NetVirta

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN

COMPUTER SCIENCE IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAME DEVELOPMENT The BS in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development degree program is jointly offered by DigiPen (Singapore) and SIT. The field of interactive media and game development has grown from using small teams of just a handful of developers for an entire production to using large teams of 100 or more on a single title. This industry has also seen a growing demand for the hybrid engineer/designer: someone who has strong computer science and mathematics skills, combined with formal training in game development. This type of developer is the bridge between the scientific and creative sides of interactive digital media and game development. Students are able to work as an engineer or designer as needed and can work across platforms such as PC, tablets, smart phones, game consoles, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR). They will be trained to write computer programs in core languages such as C and C++, giving them the technical foundation to become proficient in programming with scripting languages, game logic, user interfaces, artificial intelligence, and design tools.

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Teaching at DigiPen is not a job — it is a calling. The students here have a dedication and commitment to learning that is truly world class. As an instructor, I have the great responsibility of taking enthusiastic and hopeful students and forging them into elite professional game developers. The standards are high and not a single day can be wasted. But for anyone who is passionate about game design, there is no better place to be.” Benjamin Ellinger Program Director DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore | 31


LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the BS in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development degree program, graduates can apply knowledge of computing, mathematics, and design appropriate to their chosen fields. They can identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solutions. At the same time, they will be able to understand human capabilities, design principles, prototyping techniques, and evaluation methods for human-computer interfaces and user experiences. They will receive soft skills training to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal and communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Graduates will be awarded with honors if they attained a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0 by the end of the program.

JOB PROSPECTS Possible titles for entry-level positions include:

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Software Engineer Software Developer Software Development Engineer in Test Software Analyst Gameplay Programmer Artificial Intelligence Programmer User Interface Programmer VR/AR Software Developer Machine Learning Engineer Interactive Mobile Application Programmer ... and many more

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

YEAR FOUR

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

Computer Environment

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2

Algorithm Analysis

Research, Reasoning, and Writing

Composition

Operating Systems

Probability and Statistics

Capstone Project

Linear Algebra and Geometry

Introduction to Game Design

Technical Design Methods

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

High-level Programming 1

Modern C++ Design Patterns

Career and Professional Development

Software Engineering Project 1

Software Engineering Project 3

Software Engineering Project 5

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

Capstone Project (continued)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

Discrete Mathematics

User Interface and User Experience Design

High-level Programming 2

Motion Dynamics and Lab

Machine Learning

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) (continued)

Game Implementation Techniques

System Design Methods

Mobile and Cloud Computing

Interpersonal and Work Communication

Data Structures

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Software Engineering Project 2

Software Engineering Project 4

Software Engineering Project 6

TRIMESTER 3

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

TRIMESTER 3

Break

Artificial Intelligence for Games

Break

TRIMESTER 2 Professional Communication

Linear Algebra Introduction to Psychology Level Design 1

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For over 12 years, Ubisoft Singapore has hired many top-tier graduates and interns from DigiPen (Singapore) who have made notable contributions and breakthroughs in our AAA games. We are continually impressed by their passion, skill level, and drive. Many of them are now highly capable seniors, leads, and mentors, and we are confident that many more will become future leaders of the industry. This is thanks to DigiPen (Singapore)’s unique curriculum, which is geared toward helping students gain relevant skills and staying up to date with the latest developments. We are committed to helping the local game development industry grow, and we are grateful to have a strong partner like DigiPen (Singapore) share this ambition. We believe that our partnership will have a visible impact on the ecosystem, and make Singapore a more attractive, creative, and inspiring place for game developers. We look forward to meeting more incredibly talented graduates from DigiPen (Singapore) and creating blockbusters of the future together.”

Mr. Darryl Long

Managing Director, Ubisoft Singapore and Philippines

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BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN

MECHATRONICS SYSTEMS The BEng in Mechatronics Systems is created and offered by DigiPen (Singapore) and SIT. It is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together the fields of mechanical, electronic, electrical, and computer engineering with a holistic approach to product development. Mechatronics systems engineering focuses on the design, development, implementation, and life-cycle management of complex interacting systems. At the same time, it incorporates the constraints and limitations of given requirements, reliability, and risk management. This program focuses on the engineering of complex mechanical systems that are controlled by microprocessors and microcontrollers. The curriculum has a substantial theoretical foundation of math, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering. The blend of creativity and technical knowledge gained while completing projects gives students the versatility to adapt to a changing technical environment.

This SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) joint program nurtures students to be equipped with solid academic foundations and extensive hands-on project experiences in the field of mechatronics and systems engineering. The multidisciplinary curriculum and team-based projects inspire students to learn, apply, and integrate knowledge. Additionally, there are plenty of industry-linked activities that grant our students the opportunities to gain industryrelevant skills in a real-world setting before graduation. The gained knowledge, experience, and abilities that students acquire from this program will help them stand out and be future industry leaders in a dynamic and versatile world.”

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LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will be able to design systems and processes that meet requirements including economic, ethical, environmental, health, manufacturability, political, social, and sustainability over its entire life cycle. They will be notable for their technical excellence and innovation through product launches, research and development, patent applications, and industry recognition. Graduates will be distinguished for their in-depth understanding of engineering practices and sound judgment. This will be demonstrated by leading team projects that include concept development, design, implementation, and testing. They will be engaged in independent and reflective learning, as well as critical thinking via professional societies, publications, and continuing education. They will be fully aware of the societal impacts of their work through their participation in volunteer work and educational outreach. Graduates will be awarded with honors if they attained a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0 by the end of the program.

JOB PROSPECTS Possible titles for entry-level positions include:

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Systems Engineer Software Engineer Hardware Engineer Design Engineer Development Engineer Quality Control Engineer Systems Test Engineer Software Developer Software Analyst Systems Analyst ... and many more

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

YEAR FOUR

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

Computer Environment

Embedded Microcontroller Systems

Break

Data Structures

High-level Programming 1

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 3

Composition

Motion Dynamics and Lab

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

Systems and Project Management

Computer Aided Design

System Engineering Project 2

TRIMESTER 3

Capstone Project 1

Engineering Fabrication

The Engineer and Society

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) (continued)

Systems Modeling and Simulation

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

High-level Programming 2

Electric Circuits

Robotics

Interpersonal and Work Communication

Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics and Lab

Risk and Decision Analysis

Digital Electronics 1

ElectroMechanical Design

Systems Integration, Verification, and Validation

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2

Requirement Engineering and Systems Architecture

Large Scale Systems

Systems and Software Engineering System Engineering Project 1

TRIMESTER 3 Break

Career Planning and Development

TRIMESTER 2 Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

Control Systems Probability and Statistics Model-based Systems Engineering

Capstone Project 2

System Engineering Project 3

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP) Modern C++ Design Patterns Digital Electronics 2 Linear Algebra Introduction to Differential Equations Electricity and Magnetism and Lab

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We have recruited several DigiPen (Singapore) graduates, and since it is a leading provider of advanced training and simulation systems, the graduates’ skillsets have proven to be highly relevant. We are pleased with the quality of their work across the span of our immersive and experiential global projects.”

Mr. Tan Yuh Cherng

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Training & Simulation Systems Electronics, ST Engineering

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN

USER EXPERIENCE AND GAME DESIGN The field of interactive design has moved from an era where designers were self-taught and learned on the job, to one where even entry-level designers are expected to have proven design skills, knowledge of technology, information processing, and psychology. Interactive designers must continually place themselves in the minds of their users and players. They shape every action and response, carefully teaching users what they need to know while skillfully blending the interactive, spatial, narrative, visual, and aural aspects of an experience. Students will learn the behavior and psychology behind the design application in games, software development, user experience, and VR and AR. This degree program prepares students to be interactive designers who are able to create any kind of interactive experience. Throughout the program, students spend a significant amount of time conducting extensive research, evaluation, and user-based testing, creating wireframe documents to visualize ideas, and finally rapidly prototyping and iterating to bring these designs to life. They may even be required to work on physical installations at times. They are capable of working in large teams, communicating and collaborating with other designers, artists, and engineers.

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The act of design, of crafting experiences for other people, is fundamental to almost all human interactions. Our goal is creating powerful, lasting experiences for the player. Design students learn how to really understand and craft these interactions and experiences. Everything works in concert to deliver the memorable experiences that bring players back for more. The audio, visuals, pacing, and feedback are integrated into the design, and when properly implemented, much of the design process is invisible.” Jeremy Holcomb Program Director DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore | 47


LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will be well-versed in both interactive design and game design theory. This includes user interface and user experience design, usability, spatial design, system design, and behavior design. Through the completion of both individual and team projects, they will gain extensive experience in testing, iterating, and polishing original project ideas including games, training simulations, UI/UX prototypes, and design and wireframing documentation. Graduates will be familiar with the basics of psychology, programming, art, and writing. They will also have been introduced to concepts of sound design, statistics, and probability. Graduates will be awarded with honors if they attained a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0 by the end of the program.

JOB PROSPECTS Possible titles for entry-level positions include:

• • • • • • • • • •

VR/AR Developer Technical Designer Software Developer Application Developer Game Designer User Experience/User Interface Designer Game Scripter Level Designer Technical Artist System Designer ... and many more

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

YEAR FOUR

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

Introduction to Design Process

Project 2

Project 3

Project 3 (part 3) or Project 4 or Internship

Principles of Interactive Design

System Design 1

Game Design 3

A Year 3 or 4 Design Module

Introduction to Psychology

User Research 1

User Research 2

Project Management

Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming

Programming Foundations

Introduction to 3D Production for Designers

Pre-calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry

Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

Any Humanities and Social Science Module

Project 2 (continued)

Project 3 (part 2)

Any English Module

Level Design 1

Integrated Digital Design

Game Design 1

A Year 3 or 4 Design Module

Advanced Scripting

Any Psychology Module

Introduction to Applied Math and Physics

Professional Communication

College Success for Designers

Career and Professional Development

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

TRIMESTER 3

Game Design 2

Break

Introductory Probability and Statistics

TRIMESTER 2 Introduction to Digital Production Game Design Process User Experience Design 1 Cognitive Psychology Storytelling Scripting Languages

TRIMESTER 3 Break

TRIMESTER 2 Project 4 (continued) or Internship

Game Feel Art Processes 2D Raster Graphics for Designers

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DigiPen (Singapore) has exposed students to an environment that is as close to working in the industry, equipping them with skills to deal with those challenges. As a result, when they enter our company, they adapt quickly and can contribute rapidly to projects. We are proud to see their careers grow fast in our company, and we have even sent a few of them to our headquarters in Japan for training.”

Mr. Raymond Wong

Senior Vice President, KOEI TECMO Singapore

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BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN

DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION The BFA in Digital Art and Animation degree program adopts a broad-based learning approach to prepare artists for a career in the digital media and entertainment industry. Artists are groomed to adapt in the rapidly changing world of the digital media and entertainment industries through a strong foundation in fine arts, animation, film, and digital arts. Throughout the program, artists’ artistic sensibilities and creativity are nurtured as they master the tools and skill sets relevant to the entertainment industry. They will be conditioned in a stimulating environment that fosters creative problem solving, professionalism, and teamwork. This will position them at the forefront of the industry upon graduation. It’s a popular misconception that great artists are born with innate talent. DigiPen’s BFA program has proven again and again that ‘talent’ is born out of focus and discipline, process and iteration, passion and sacrifice. There is no easy path to success in the applied arts, where one must be creative on demand and often under stringent deadlines. To prepare students for the realities of this industry, we challenge them to think critically, inspire them to innovate, and above all, demand that they execute.”

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LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will possess a general range of skills in drawing and printing, digital art, modeling, and animation. They will have deep knowledge in one or two specialization areas including storyboarding, concept art, technical art, environment art, character art, and 2D/3D animation. Graduates will also be familiar with interdisciplinary team-based projects and understand the rudiments of managing personnel. Additionally, they will be well-versed in the technical parameters for game and film pipelines, as well as time management as it relates to milestones and final deliverables. Graduates will be awarded with honors if they attained a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0 by the end of the program.

JOB PROSPECTS Possible titles for entry-level positions include:

• • • • • • • • • •

2D Animator 3D Animator Character Modeler Environment and Asset Modeler Technical Artist Concept Artist Illustrator UI Designer Rigger Lighter ... and many more

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

YEAR FOUR

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

TRIMESTER 1

Animation Basics 1

Life Drawing 2

3D Production Pipeline

Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2 or Internship

Art and Technology

Introduction to 2D Computer Graphics

A Year 3 or 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics Module

The Language of Drawing 1

Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics

Storytelling

2D Animation Production or Game Art Project 1

A Year 3 or 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics Module

Tone, Color, and Composition 1

History of Film and Animation

Introduction to Scripting and Programming

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Contracts

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 2

Animation Basics 2

Character Design

Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2

Professional Practice or Internship

Basic Life Drawing

Storyboards

Career and Professional Development

Media and Ethics: A Social Science Perspective

Language of Drawing 2

Introduction to 3D Animation

Professional Communication

Any English, History, Social Science or Psychology Module

Tone, Color, and Composition 2

2D Animation Production or Game Art Project 1

Introduction to Applied Math and Physics

Human Anatomy

Perspective, Background, and Layouts

Conceptual Illustration and Visual Development

The Basics of Production

College Success for Artists

TRIMESTER 3

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

Break

A Year 3 or 4 Art, Animation, Film, or Graphics Module

Portfolio Any Year 4 English Module

A Module from any department at DigiPen

TRIMESTER 3 Break

Cinematography or Cinematography For Visual Effects Animal Anatomy 3D Environment and Level Design

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What impresses me is that DigiPen (Singapore) understands that surviving and thriving in a studio is not only about technical skills, but also soft skills. With this mentality, we have received candidates who not only perform beyond our expectations, but ultimately have the maturity and can-do attitude to be a functional member of our production team.”

Mr. Jason Labbé CG Supervisor, One Animation

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UNDERGRADUATE

UNDERGRADUATE

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION TIMELINE

SIT administers the admissions process as follows:

HOW TO APPLY

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Applicants will submit an online application via the SIT Application Portal at: singaporetech.edu.sg Application fee payment of S$18 can be made via online payment or by NETS at the SIT Student Services Centre at SIT@Dover and the respective SIT@Poly buildings. SIT Admissions will review all applications, and only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview assessment. Applicants will be notified of their application status through the SIT Application Portal and via email. Successful applicants will accept offers by the Joint Acceptance Deadline and will receive a prematriculation package via email. Successful applicants will need to complete the pre-matriculation procedure by a stipulated deadline.

APPLYING TO DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE) To apply for one of the undergraduate programs, you must fill out Singapore Institute of Technology’s online application at: admission.singaporetech.edu.sg The application process can vary depending on your degree program, so be sure to check our website for the full list of requirements — including portfolio submissions for the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program.

So you’re interested in pursuing your education at DigiPen (Singapore), and you’re ready to apply. In order to start your application, you need to decide on which degree program you plan to enter. The application process can vary depending on your degree program, as well as a few other factors.

STEP

1

APPLICATION

STEP

2

INTERVIEW

STEP

3

ACCEPT

STEP

4

STEP

MATRICULATE

5

CLASSES

Jan – Mar

Feb – May

April – May

June

Sept

Apply online through SIT’s application portal.

If you are shortlisted, you will be assessed through interviews.

Check your admissions application outcome. If you are successful, accept our offer before the joint acceptance deadline.

When you have accepted the offer, you will receive a pre-matriculation package from SIT.

You are ready to kick-start your undergraduate journey with us!

For the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program, you have to submit an art portfolio.

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REQUIREMENTS BS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE IN REALTIME INTERACTIVE SIMULATION

BS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

BENG IN MECHATRONICS SYSTEMS

BA IN USER EXPERIENCE AND GAME DESIGN

Completed a full-time diploma from one of the following polytechnics: POLYTECHNIC

GCE A LEVEL

Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic. Obtained passes in at least two H2 subjects and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting while satisfying the Mother Tongue (MTL) requirements.

Completed a full-time diploma from one of the following polytechnics: POLYTECHNIC

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

NUS HIGH SCHOOL

Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic.

GCE A LEVEL

Obtained passes in at least two H2 subjects and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting while satisfying the Mother Tongue (MTL) requirements.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

Obtained a minimum grade five in at least two Higher Level (HL) and one Standard Level (SL) subjects and the IB Diploma while satisfying the Mother Tongue (MTL) requirements.

A pass in one of the following H2 subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in H1 Mathematics. Obtained a minimum grade five in at least two Higher Level (HL) and one Standard Level (SL) subjects and the IB Diploma while satisfying the Mother Tongue (MTL) requirements.

BFA IN DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION

A pass in one of the following HL subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in SL Mathematics.

Obtained the NUS High School Diploma while satisfying the Mother Tongue (MTL) requirements.

NUS HIGH SCHOOL

Obtained the NUS High School Diploma while satisfying the Mother Tongue (MTL) requirements.

Each applicant will be considered on a case-by-case basis. OTHER INSTITUTIONS

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

OTHER INSTITUTIONS Each applicant will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Completed at least 12 years of formal education deemed as acceptable, equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts may be considered for admission to the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program.

Completed at least 12 years of formal education deemed as acceptable, equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission.

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REQUIREMENTS

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

PERSONAL STATEMENT

BFA IN DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION – Art Portfolio

Applicants must complete a personal statement essay within SIT’s online application portal (maximum 300 words). This section is required for ALL undergraduate applicants regardless of the program to which they are applying. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application. The personal statement is an important part of the application for admission. What you write will help us find out information about you that is not apparent from your application or transcripts. Please see the section below for the requirements and recommendations about completing this important component of the application.

Applicants to the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases the applicant’s best and most recent work. This portfolio must contain between 10-15 samples of artwork created by the applicant.

Please address all of the following in your personal statement essay: • What are your reasons for applying to DigiPen (Singapore)? • Describe an experience where you had an exceptional achievement, and describe how that experience impacted your academic and/or work life. Explain how this affected your choice for field of study and degree program, and how this will help to attain your goal(s) in life. • What are your plan(s) upon graduation? Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure — along with the correct use of punctuation, capitalization, quotation marks, etc. — are all considered, so proofread your essay carefully.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ESSAY You may also submit an optional essay to explain any unusual circumstances or situations that you think may have an impact on your application.

SUBMISSION Applicants must submit their personal statement via SIT’s online application portal. Answers must be drafted and prepared before beginning the online application.

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THE PORTFOLIO SHOULD INCLUDE: Prescribed Drawings from Direct Observation Using graphite pencil or charcoal and on quality art paper, the applicant should draw the following four Prescribed Drawings from real life (not from images or photographs): • Pair of shoes • Same pair of shoes as above but from a different perspective (e.g. shoes drawn from the back) or a different orientation (e.g. shoes turned upside down) • Interior space, such as a kitchen or bedroom • Self portrait On the corner of the page for each of these drawings, please write the date created and length of time spent on the drawing. The primary objective of these four Prescribed Drawings is for the applicant to demonstrate foundational drawing skills. The applicant should focus on drawing realistically and accurately, and should NOT apply any artistic style (e.g. cartooning) to these four Prescribed Drawings. Miscellaneous Art Samples The remaining 6-11 pieces should demonstrate an applicant’s current range, skill, and process. These personal works may include animations, figure/animal studies, color studies, original character designs, architectural renderings, landscape studies, sculptures, and paintings. The submitted work should not contain illustrations copied directly from manga, animé, animations, paintings, or photographs (cited master copies are acceptable). Please note: All the artworks submitted should be less than two years old, and the images should be in focus and properly oriented for the subject.

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TUITION, FEES, AND FINANCIAL AID As a student at DigiPen (Singapore), you may be eligible to receive financial assistance in the form of grants and scholarships.

MOE TUITION GRANT The MOE Tuition Grant was introduced by the Singapore government to help students with the costs of tertiary education in Singapore. The MOE Tuition Grant is currently open to students enrolled in DigiPen (Singapore) undergraduate courses. tgonline.moe.gov.sg/tgis

SCHOLARSHIPS DigiPen (Singapore) students are also eligible to apply for institutional and external scholarships listed on the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) website. singaporetech.edu.sg/undergrad/scholarships

TUITION AND FEES All tuition and related fees are paid directly through SIT. singaporetech.edu.sg/undergrad/tuition-fees Financial aid is available for those who qualify. singaporetech.edu.sg/undergrad/financial-aid

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN

COMPUTER VISION Computer vision is a dynamic field of study that allows computers to acquire, process, and analyze data from digital images or videos in real time. In this program, you will build upon your foundation in mathematics and high-level programming and be given the opportunity to build your own computer vision technologies to solve real-world problems. By the time you complete the program, you will be fluent in tools and techniques that have multiple applications across various industries involving industrial automation, unmanned vehicles, medical diagnoses, big data analysis, surveillance, and security, just to name a few. If you are excited to be a part of rapidly expanding research efforts and advancements in computer vision, the MS in Computer Vision program is for you.

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The adoption of computer vision has been phenomenal over the past decade. We have observed exponential growth of computer vision applications in Industry 4.0 and Smart Nation implementations as GPUs, image sensors, and storage technologies become commoditized. Autonomous vehicle technology is another prominent area where computer vision shines as it plays a key role in defining our future mobility. Artificial intelligence is no longer simply imitating human intelligence and we are witnessing how applications powered by computer vision are shaping the way we work and interact. This trend will continue to grow. Surely, it is an exciting time to be in the field of computer vision.” Tarapong Sreenuch Program Director DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore | 71


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students in the MS in Computer Vision program will gain an in-depth expansion of their knowledge in computer vision and machine learning. Upon successful completion of the program, students will acquire and/or improve skills in the following:

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In-depth knowledge in mathematics from linear algebra to vector calculus that will help students to extend or develop existing computer vision algorithms. Working knowledge in image and video analysis to implement smart systems. Academic research skills in computer vision and machine learning.

YEAR ONE

Mathematical Elements for Computer Vision

Potential position titles for new graduates include:

Computer Vision

Computer Vision Engineer Artificial Intelligence Programmer Data Scientist (Image & Video Data)

TRIMESTER 2

Computer Vision R&D Engineer

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

Data Engineer

Video Processing

Video Analytics Software Engineer Computer Vision Scientist ... and many more

TRIMESTER 3 Convolutional Neural Network

PREREQUISITES

This program specializes in computer vision and is designed to attract talented students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines:

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The MS in Computer Vision degree program usually spans 4 trimesters of 15 weeks. This is a recommended course sequence for a student in the program.

TRIMESTER 1

JOB PROSPECTS

• • • • • • •

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

Deep Learning Models Capstone Project (Phase-I)

Computer science or engineering Mathematics or statistics Electrical and electronic engineering Any general engineering field, along with some experience in computer programming.

TRIMESTER 4 Future Trends in Computer Vision (Seminar) Capstone Project (Phase-II)

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Acronis is a strategic partner to DigiPen (Singapore), which has always provided highquality education and unique skills to help students excel in areas of particular relevance to our Singapore R&D Centre. As a global cyber protection company, Acronis will continue to work closely with DigiPen (Singapore) in harnessing local talents who have been well educated and trained.” Mr. Vladimir Zatsepin

Vice President, Singapore R&D Centre of, Acronis Asia R&D

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GRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

APPLICATION PROCESS The graduate admissions process is administered by DigiPen (Singapore) and involves the following steps: 1. Applicant applies and submits online application through DigiPen (Singapore)’s application portal. 2. Applicant makes payment for the application fee of $53.50 (inclusive of GST) and submits their education records to DigiPen (Singapore). Please refer to: digipen. edu.sg/admissions/graduate-degree-programs/tuition-and-fees for more information on payment. 3. Shortlisted applicants may be required to take an evaluation test and/or an interview. 4. All applicants must complete a Distance Learning Readiness Assessment. 5. All applicants are notified about their application statuses via email. 6. Successful applicants will receive an enrollment packet from DigiPen (Singapore). 7. Successful applicants who accept the enrollment packet within the deadline will then matriculate to DigiPen (Singapore). For more information about the admissions process, please contact DigiPen (Singapore)’s Graduate Admissions Office at: masters.sg@digipen.edu

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must submit the following documents:

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Certified true copy of diploma/bachelor’s/master’s degree certificates. Certified true copy of the official transcripts of the diploma/bachelor’s/master’s degree.

Please note: The original documents of the applicant’s academic history must be presented to DigiPen (Singapore) upon successful admission to the program. In-progress transcripts are acceptable if you are currently completing your degree. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent directly to DigiPen (Singapore) by the issuing institutions. You may, however, send the transcripts yourself if they are first sealed in an envelope and stamped across the seal by the issuing institution’s registrar. Documents/transcripts that are not in English need to be translated and notarized before submission.

PERSONAL STATEMENT Applicants should use the following outline to write their personal statements: INTRODUCTION Introduce yourself and give your general reasons for pursuing graduate study. Because our selection committee reads many applications, make your statement stand out by revealing your particular talents and individuality. QUALIFICATIONS The aim of this section is to demonstrate that you have the necessary foundation and qualifications to be successful in this program. You should discuss:

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Why you chose this field and what motivated you to pursue computer vision.

Your undergraduate studies in mathematics and how they relate to what you intend to do in this graduate program.

• • •

Your expertise and accomplishments in your major field and any research you have done. Mention projects and the names of professors who supervised your work.

Specific experiences that demonstrate your competence, motivation, and inspiration for continued study in computer vision.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PERSONAL BACKGROUND Tell us about yourself. Describe your family and your community (or a community in which you once lived). You could include whether your family, a family member in particular, or someone in your community influenced your field of interest. Also, give examples of personal attributes or qualities that you know will help you successfully complete graduate study. For example, describe projects or work that exemplify your determination to achieve your goals, your initiative and ability to develop ideas, and your capacity to work through problems independently. CONCLUSION Provide a brief summary of why you are qualified to enroll in and will be successful in this graduate program.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic background and/or work ethic (e.g. instructor, guidance counselor, or employer) must be included. Recommendation letters from family members or relatives will not be considered.

OTHER SUPPORT DOCUMENTS GENERAL GRE/GATE EXAM SCORES Applicants who planned to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are encouraged to complete the GRE General Test and arrange for those scores to be sent directly to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore by the testing agency. Students applying to the MS in Computer Vision program should note that the preferred combined GRE verbal and math scores should be in the 70th percentile or better. In special cases of highly qualified applicants, we will consider those who do not meet this minimum acceptable score but have other overriding strengths in the areas of specialization relevant to this program. Applicants from India may also submit their Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scores instead of GRE score. For more information on the admissions requirements, please visit: digipen.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-degree-programs/admissions-requirements

Other relevant experiences (e.g. jobs, community activities, leadership in school organizations, awards, or honors). Include names of people, organizations, and other important details. If necessary, briefly explain any discrepancies on your transcript, which might include a lower GPA in a particular trimester or year.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE This is needed if English is not the applicant’s first language. This requirement can be waived if the applicant has proof of completing at least four years of his or her most recent education at an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction. Non-native English speakers must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

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A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper exam), 213 (computer exam) or 80 (iBT — Internet-based Test). TOEFL code: 1493 A minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher. (www.ielts.org) A minimum Cambridge English: Advanced (also known as a Certificate in Advanced English or CAE) score of C1 or higher. Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking institution.

CERTIFICATION Any other certified true copy of scholarships, awards, or achievements that support your application.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION You can submit your documents by mailing a hard copy to DigiPen (Singapore)’s Graduate Admissions Office or emailing a copy to: masters.sg@digipen.edu

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY IN FINANCE IMMERSION PROGRAMME The Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP) aims to help individuals gain experience in key technology areas, such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, software engineering, technology product management, business analysis, digital marketing, agile IT project management, and user experience design, within the financial services sector. It has been jointly developed by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and Workforce Singapore, in consultation with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Additionally, it has the support and validation of participating financial institutions. Trainees will acquire the necessary skills through structured training with industry-recognized training providers and an attachment with a leading financial institution. DigiPen (Singapore) is the training provider for the artificial intelligence, data analyttics, and software engineering technology areas. TFIP trainees will be equipped with strong foundations and robust backgrounds in their specializations that will serve them well in the financial institutions.

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Technology is rapidly evolving, and it is imperative that we adopt a positive life-long learning attitude to keep up with its demands. The only constants are the fundamental principles of science and engineering that empower it. At DigiPen (Singapore), we focus on cultivating strong foundations to enable our trainees to learn productively so that they can improve and tackle the myriad technical challenges of an unpredictable future.” Howard Sin Program Director DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore | 83


DURATION This is a full-time, 18-month program consisting of:

• •

Classroom learning (six months) On-the-job training (12 months)

PREREQUISITES Individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, or full-stack development and who fulfil the following prerequisites may apply:

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Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

No prior work experience in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, or full-stack development

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Qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)

Basic knowledge of one programming language

Graduated from tertiary education at least two years prior to TFIP application or completed two years of National Service (whichever is later and where relevant).

Individuals who possess basic knowledge of computer systems configuration and computer programming would be preferred

CERTIFICATION DigiPen (Singapore) will issue a Specialist Diploma to the successful graduates of the TFIP.

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As a leading global player in developing innovative solutions for the car of tomorrow, Continental seeks to expand its automotive capabilities and challenge the limits. We are looking for technically competent and dynamic engineers with a thirst for creativity and a passion for automotive and smart mobility. We believe DigiPen (Singapore), through its highly academic worldclass programs, has groomed its students to meet the challenges in our field.” Mr. Lo Kien Foh

President & CEO, Continental Automotive Singapore

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FIND OUT IF DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE) IS RIGHT FOR YOU For more information about our programs, please visit: digipen.edu.sg

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