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DIGIPEN
SINGAPORE 2023
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INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

We Are Dragons

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.

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?

FOUNDER’S

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.”

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6 ABOUT US 6 Our Values 8 Why DigiPen (Singapore)? 10 DigiPen By The Numbers 12 SIT Partnership 14 Alumni Success 16 Industry Connection 18 DigiPen (Singapore) Academics 20 Curriculum Highlights 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 64 Undergraduate Application Process 70 Financial Assistance, Tuition, and Fees 22 GRADUATE PROGRAM 72 Master of Science in Computer Vision 78 Graduate Application Process CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS 84 Technology in Finance Immersion Programme 70 82 EXPLORE DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE)

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.

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.

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.”

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Academics

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.

Experienced Faculty Collaboration Real-World Projects

Through a heavy emphasis on project courses, students apply their academic studies by creating original games, software engines, and digital animations from the 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. Our 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 our curriculum continues to evolve alongside industry needs.

WHY
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DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE)?

DIGIPEN BY THE NUMBERS

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

More than 600 companies worldwide have hired DigiPen graduates.

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

Ranked as a Top 5 Video Game Design School by the Princeton Review for the last 13 years.

600+ 550+ 2,000+

DigiPen graduates are credited on 2,000+ commercial game titles.

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COLLABORATION WITH SIT

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.

ABOUT SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s first University of Applied Learning, offering industryrelevant degree programs that prepare its graduates to be workand future-ready professionals. Its mission is to maximize the potential of its learners and to innovate with industry, through an integrated applied learning and research approach, so as to contribute to the economy and society. SIT’s main campus is located at SIT@Dover, with satellite campuses in each polytechnic. DigiPen (Singapore) is situated at SIT@SP Building.

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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.

Jobelle Lim

2021 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation Graduate

DigiPen (Singapore) equips its computer science graduates with a very firm foundation in software development. When I was still undergoing job interviews previously, my potential employers were particularly impressed by the depth of C++ programming that I had learned in school. My time at DigiPen (Singapore) has also taught me endurance and helped me discover my love for programming, even though I don’t consider myself to be someone who is very math and science oriented. There’s a certain beauty to writing good code, and seeing the end product that you want gives a sense of achievement.”

PAYPAL

Murphy Tan

2021 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design Graduate

When I was a student at DigiPen (Singapore), I picked up general software development and programming skills that have helped me get up to speed with web development quickly. This prepared me for my current role as a full stack developer at DBS Bank where I handle development and maintenance for applications that are hosted in the cloud (AWS). The experience that I’ve gained from doing many projects in school has also helped to hone my soft skills, enabling me to work more efficiently in a team.”

DBS BANK

Tay Cheng Jun

2021 Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) Graduate

At DigiPen (Singapore), the curriculum is designed in a way such that it gives students a strong foundation and mastery of STEM theories, before progressing toward hands-on application of said theories. In particular, the embedded software development modules that I took have an emphasis on low-level programming. This has given me an advantage and helps me to be a more efficient software engineer. ”

THALES

Tan Cheng Ying

2022 Bachelor of Arts in Game Design Graduate

As a junior quest designer, I’ve been given the opportunity to iterate on many different types of quest and mission content. I get to exercise my creativity and find ways to improve the quests I’ve been tasked to work on with the tools we have been provided. This is something that DigiPen (Singapore) has prepared me well for. Besides teaching students an array of software skills, we are also taught and encouraged to find creative solutions and workarounds to achieve the design we want while still working within any constraints. Through these experiences, I’ve learned the ability to think outside the box which has greatly helped me in my job today.”

UBISOFT SINGAPORE

Lee

2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation Graduate

DigiPen (Singapore) has provided me with a solid foundation in a variety of disciplines that has extended my learning and revealed the intricate details of how various production pipelines operate. The most significant lesson I have learned is the need to have a passion to always learn new things, particularly so in our ever-changing industry.

As the rigging technical director at One Animation, I act as a liaison between the artistic and technical sides, creating high quality characters and prop rigs for our animators to bring to life. Additionally, I help manage local and remote artists who are based in Jakarta, resolve problems, create scripted tools, offer technical support, and make numerous quality of life enhancements for the team.”

ONE ANIMATION

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Mattathias

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.”

Mr. Vincent Yeap Director of Engineering, AutoCAD Autodesk Asia Pte. Ltd.

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.

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.

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.”

Mr. Yasunori Morita General Manager, gumi Asia Pte Ltd

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 in-depth 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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Images courtesy of Autodesk, Inc.

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Acronis Asia R&D Autodesk Asia Pte. Ltd. Bandai Namco Studios Singapore Bushiroad Continental Automotive Singapore CraveFX DBS Bank Delivery Hero (foodpanda) Eon Reality Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) gumi Asia IGG Singapore KOEI TECMO Singapore Land Transport Authority Lucasfilm Singapore Motional NCS Pte. Ltd. NetVirta One Animation PayPal PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Procter & Gamble PSA Singapore Shopee Singapore Press Holdings Singtel Group SMRT Corporation ST Engineering Tencent Thales DIS (Singapore) Ubisoft Singapore Virtuos MORE THAN 200 COMPANIES HAVE HIRED DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE) GRADUATES. Companies like:
ALUMNI SUCCESS
MANY OTHERS
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INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
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DIGIPEN (SINGAPORE)

ACADEMICS

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.

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.

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.

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development

ENGINEERING

ART AND DESIGN

• Bachelor of Arts in User Experience and Game Design

• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

MASTER’S

• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Systems GRADUATE

COMPUTER SCIENCE

• Master of Science in Computer Vision CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

• Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP)

COMPUTER SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
PROGRAM
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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).

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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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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:

• 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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Interstellar ER | DigiPen (Singapore) Student Game

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO YEAR FOUR YEAR THREE

TRIMESTER 1

Computer Environment

Linear Algebra and Geometry

High-level Programming 1 Software Engineering Project 1

Digital Competency Essentials

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 1

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2

Operating Systems

Interdisciplinary Design Innovation Modern C++ Design Patterns

Software Engineering Project 3

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 2

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

High-level Programming 2

Game Implementation Techniques

Critical Thinking and Communicating Software Engineering Project 2

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 2

Discrete Mathematics

Computer Network

Introduction to Real-time Rendering Data Structures

Software Engineering Project 4

TRIMESTER 1

Algorithm Analysis

Probability and Statistics Programming Massively Parallel Processors

Social Innovation Project

Software Engineering Project 5

TRIMESTER 1

Capstone Project (continued)

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment) (continued)

TRIMESTER 2

Capstone Project (continued)

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment) (continued)

TRIMESTER 2

Low-level Programming Machine Learning Mobile and Cloud Computing Introduction to Virtual Reality Software Engineering Project 6 TRIMESTER 3

TRIMESTER 3

Introduction to Design Innovation

Introduction to Computer Graphics

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

Artificial Intelligence for Games

Linear Algebra Motion Dynamics and Lab Spatial Data Structures

Capstone Project

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment)

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Motional has a close relationship with DigiPen (Singapore) and has hired many of its excellent interns and graduates over the years to join our team as we develop and deploy driverless technology. The world-class education that the students and alumni receive has equipped them to be active contributors from day one. We have worked with many young talents that have benefitted from the school’s strong interdisciplinary curriculum, especially in the fields of computer science and simulation technology. We look forward to more opportunities as we work together to advance the automotive industry globally!”

Director of Special Projects, Motional

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Mr. Cody Kamin Image courtesy of Motional

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.”

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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:

• 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

TRIMESTER 1

Computer Environment

Linear Algebra and Geometry

High-level Programming 1

Software Engineering Project 1

Digital Competency Essentials

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 1

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2

Operating Systems

Interdisciplinary Design Innovation

Modern C++ Design Patterns

Software Engineering Project 3

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 2

Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1

High-level Programming 2

Game Implementation Techniques

Critical Thinking and Communicating Software Engineering Project 2 Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 3

Introduction to Design Innovation

Introduction to Game Design

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 2

Discrete Mathematics

Motion Dynamics and Lab System Design Methods

Data Structures

Software Engineering Project 4

TRIMESTER

3 (OIP)

Artificial Intelligence for Games

Linear Algebra

Introduction to Psychology Level Design

YEAR FOUR YEAR THREE

TRIMESTER 1

Algorithm Analysis

Probability and Statistics Technical Design Methods Social Innovation Project Software Engineering Project 5

TRIMESTER 2

User Interface and User Experience Design

Machine Learning

Mobile and Cloud Computing Introduction to Virtual Reality Software Engineering Project 6

TRIMESTER 1

Capstone Project (continued)

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment) (continued)

TRIMESTER 2

Capstone Project (continued) Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment) (continued)

TRIMESTER 3 Capstone Project

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment)

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Ubisoft Singapore has hired many toptier graduates and interns from DigiPen (Singapore) over the last 12 years. We are continually impressed by the graduates’ passion, skill, and drive. Many have grown into highly capable seniors, leads, and mentors in Ubisoft, and we are confident that they will become future leaders of the industry. This is thanks to DigiPen (Singapore)’s unique curriculum, which is geared toward helping students acquire skills relevant to the industry.

We are committed to groom the game development talent pool and industry in Singapore. Our partnership brings incredible and diverse talent into the development of AAA games with unique Southeast Asian flavor. This exemplifies Ubisoft Singapore’s mission to build amazing teams that craft and deliver masterpieces, leading the industry in the region. We will continue this strong partnership in working with more talented graduates from DigiPen (Singapore), and make Singapore an attractive, creative, and inspiring hub for game developers.”

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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.

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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:

• 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 FOUR YEAR THREE YEAR ONE YEAR TWO

TRIMESTER 1

Digital Competency Essentials

Engineering Graphics Mathematics 1 Computer Environment Engineering Fabrication

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 1

Interdisciplinary Design Innovation Engineering Physics 2 System Engineering Project 2 Embedded Microcontroller Systems

High-level Programming 2 Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 2

Critical Thinking and Communicating Engineering Physics 1 Digital Electronics Systems and Software Engineering High-level Programming 1 Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 3

Introduction to Design Innovation Mathematics 2 System Engineering Project 1 ElectroMechanical Design Requirement Engineering and Systems Architecture

Integrated Work Study Programme (Career Skills)

TRIMESTER 2

Social Innovation Project Electric Circuits Systems and Project Management System Engineering Project 3 Engineering and Society

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

Mathematics 3 Computer Networks Modern C++ Design Patterns Supervised Machine Learning

TRIMESTER 1

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment)

TRIMESTER 2

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment) (continued)

TRIMESTER 1

Capstone Project (continued) Control Systems Data Structures Model-based Systems Engineering

TRIMESTER 2

TRIMESTER 3

Integrated Work Study Programme (Work Attachment) (continued)

Capstone Project

Capstone Project (continued) Robotics Risk and Decision Analysis Large Scale Systems

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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.

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!”

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.”

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DigiPen Institute of Technology Mr. Makoto Ishii Chief Executive Officer, Bandai Namco Studios Singapore Mr. Raymond Wong Senior Vice President, KOEI TECMO Singapore
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Wu Xin Yi DigiPen (Singapore) Student Artwork

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.”

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Jeremy BACHELOR OF ARTS IN

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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TRIMESTER 1

Introduction to Design Process

Principles of Interactive Design

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming

Introductory Probability and Statistics

TRIMESTER 2

Introduction to Digital Production Game Design Process

Cognitive Psychology Storytelling

Scripting Languages

TRIMESTER 3

User Experience Design 1 System Design 1

Programming Foundations

TRIMESTER 1

Project 2 User Research 1 Advanced Scripting Pre-Calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry

TRIMESTER 2 Project 2 (continued) Level Design Game Design 1 Introduction to Applied Math and Physics College Success for Designers

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

Design Elective Game Feel

Art Processes

YEAR

FOUR YEAR THREE YEAR ONE YEAR TWO

TRIMESTER 1

Project 3 Game Design 2 User Research 2 Introduction to 3D Production for Designers

Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design TRIMESTER 2 Project 3 (part 2) Integrated Digital Design Game Design 3 Professional Communication Career and Professional Development TRIMESTER 3

Design Elective Any Psychology Module Any English Module

TRIMESTER 1

Project 3 (part 3) or Project 4 or Internship

Project Management TRIMESTER 2 Project 4 (continued) or Internship Any Humanities and Social Science Module

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RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

As a leading technology company in the future mobility sector, Continental seeks to develop innovative products and solutions to shape the transportation of people and their goods. We harness the latest advancements in fields such as user experience, AI, and digitalization, and are looking for technically competent and dynamic engineers, with a passion to create value for a better tomorrow. We believe DigiPen (Singapore), through its highly academic world-class programs, has groomed its students to meet the challenges in our field.”

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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.

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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 FOUR YEAR THREE YEAR ONE YEAR TWO

TRIMESTER 1

Animation Basics 1

Art and Technology

The Language of Drawing 1 Storytelling

Tone, Color, and Composition 1

TRIMESTER 2

Animation Basics 2

Basic Life Drawing

Language of Drawing 2

Tone, Color, and Composition 2

Human Anatomy

The Basics of Production

TRIMESTER 3

Break

Some Year 2 modules may be offered in advance.

TRIMESTER 1

Life Drawing 2

Introduction to 2D Computer Graphics

Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics

2D Animation Production or Game Art Project 1

History of Film and Animation

TRIMESTER 1

3D Production Pipeline

Art, Animation, Film, or Computer Graphics course numbered 3000 or higher

Art, Animation, Film, or Computer Graphics course numbered 3000 or higher

Introduction to Scripting and Programming

TRIMESTER 1

Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2 or Internship

Portfolio

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Contracts

TRIMESTER 2

Professional Practice or Internship

TRIMESTER 2

Character Design Storyboards

Introduction to 3D Animation

2D Animation Production or Game Art Project 1

Perspective, Background, and Layouts

College Success for Artists

TRIMESTER 3 (OIP)

Art, Animation, Film, or Computer Graphics course numbered 3000 or higher

Cinematography / Cinematography for Visual Effects

Animal Anatomy

3D Environment and Level Design

TRIMESTER 2

Cinematic Production or Game Art Project 2

Career and Professional Development Professional Communication Introduction to Applied Math and Physics

Conceptual Illustration and Visual Development

TRIMESTER 3

Any English module numbered 4000 or higher

Media and Ethics: A Social Science Perspective

A Module from any department at DigiPen

Any English, History, Social Science, or Psychology Module

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DigiPen (Singapore) ensures that students are prepared for the real world. The industry-driven teaching method produces great candidates with the right skill sets and attitudes to enter the employment market. At One Animation, we’ve had several candidates who performed well and became full-time members of our production team.”

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UNDERGRADUATE

APPLICATION PROCESS

SIT administers the admissions process as follows:

• Applicants will submit an online application via the SIT Application Portal at: admission. singaporetech.edu.sg

• Application fee payment of S$15 (inclusive of GST) can be made via online payment.

• 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.

APPLICATION TIMELINE UNDERGRADUATE

HOW TO APPLY

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 STEP STEP STEP STEP

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APPLICATION INTERVIEW ACCEPT MATRICULATE CLASSES

Jan – Mar

Apply online through SIT’s application portal.

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

Feb – May

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

April – May

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

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

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

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REQUIREMENTS

BS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE IN REALTIME INTERACTIVE SIMULATION

BS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

POLYTECHNIC

A LEVEL

BENG IN MECHATRONICS SYSTEMS

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

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.

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.

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.

BA IN USER EXPERIENCE AND GAME DESIGN BFA IN DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION

POLYTECHNIC

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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INTERNATIONAL
GCE
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) NUS HIGH SCHOOL OTHER INSTITUTIONS
QUALIFICATIONS
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REQUIREMENTS

PERSONAL STATEMENT

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.

Please address all of the following in your personal statement essay:

• What are your reasons for applying to DigiPen (Singapore)?

• Describe an exceptional achievement that highlights your academic and employment experience gained. How would these support your choice of programs and help you 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

BFA IN DIGITAL ART AND ANIMATION – Art Portfolio

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.

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 artwork 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.

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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.

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Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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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.”

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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:

• 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.

JOB PROSPECTS

Potential position titles for new graduates include:

• Computer Vision Engineer

• Artificial Intelligence Programmer

• Data Scientist (Image & Video Data)

• Computer Vision R&D Engineer

• Data Engineer

• Video Analytics Software Engineer

• Computer Vision Scientist

... and many more

GRADUATE 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:

• Computer science or engineering

• Mathematics or statistics

• Electrical and electronic engineering

• Any general engineering field, along with some experience in computer programming.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE

The MS in Computer Vision degree program usually spans 4 trimesters.

YEAR ONE

TRIMESTER 1 (Online Trimester)

Mathematical Elements for Computer Vision

Computer Vision

TRIMESTER 2 (Online Trimester)

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

Video Processing

TRIMESTER 3 (Onsite Trimester) Convolutional Neural Network

Deep Learning Models

Capstone Project (Phase-I)

TRIMESTER 4 (Onsite Trimester)

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.”

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GRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

APPLICATION PROCESS

The graduate admissions process is administered by DigiPen (Singapore) and involves the following steps:

1. Applicants apply and submit online application through DigiPen (Singapore)’s application portal.

2. Applicants make payment for the application fee of S$54 (inclusive of GST) and submit 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:

• 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:

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

• 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.

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

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

• 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

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.

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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:

• 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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TECHNOLOGY IN FINANCE IMMERSION PROGRAMME*

The Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP)* aims to help individuals gain experience in key technology areas, such as agile IT project management, artificial intelligence, business analysis, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, software engineering and technology, information and cybersecurity within the financial services sector.

The program is managed by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), with the support of Workforce Singapore (WSG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and 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 data analytics 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.

*This program does not fall within the scope of ACCSC accreditation.

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Because of the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, it is very necessary for us to cultivate a mindset that is open to learning for the rest of our lives in order to meet the challenges posed by it. The only things that remain the same over time are the underlying scientific and engineering ideas that underpin it all. At DigiPen (Singapore), one of our primary goals is to instill solid foundations in our trainees. This will allow them to learn in a productive manner, so that they can develop their skills further and be better prepared to meet the numerous technical challenges that an uncertain future will bring.”

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DURATION

This is a full-time, 12/18-month program consisting of:

• Classroom learning

• On-the-job training

PREREQUISITES

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

• Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

• Minimum 21 years old

• Graduated or completed National Service (whichever is later and where relevant) for at least 2 years at the point of application

• Possess a tertiary qualification (diploma/degree)

• No prior work experience in any of the following technology areas: agile IT project management, artificial intelligence, business analysis, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, software engineering and technology, information and cybersecurity risk

• No outstanding sponsorship obligations

• Must not be a shareholder* of the hosting financial institution, or its related companies

• Must not be related to the owner(s)** of the hosting financial institution

• Must not be immediate ex-staff of the hosting financial institution or related entities

*Does not apply to publicly traded shares in listed companies

**For non-publicly listed companies, refers to individuals with shareholding per ACRA profile

CERTIFICATION

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

TFIP.

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IBF is pleased to work with DigiPen (Singapore) as a key partner in providing training to midcareerists in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Software Engineering since 2020. We look forward to a continued fruitful partnership.

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