SIS Enrichment Programme
Enrichment courses are courses conducted by SIS instructors, faculty members, guests from various industries or passionate SIS students for SIS students. Sometimes, there are excess capacities which will then be open to the rest of the university.
They aim to:
- Expand the knowledge base of students
- Equip students with marketable and industry-relevant job skills
- Prepare students for professional certifications
Such courses usually span between half a day to 5 full days, and are purposely priced affordably for students. They are usually held during vacation breaks, and are voluntarily signed up for.
Students do not gain academic credits or course exemptions by completing an enrichment course, but take advantage of these instructor-led sessions to gain additional practical knowledge. Most students find the skills picked up through enrichment courses extremely helpful for some of their courses, internships and for some IS Application Project (IS480)/ Information Systems Project Experience.
Enrichment courses are scheduled depending on the availability of instructors, the demand for certain skill sets and matching instructional expertise. They are also strategically designed to complement the BSc (Information Systems) undergraduate degree curriculum in constructive ways.
Courses are usually conducted during summer break (April-August) and the December vacation.
Registration is usually around term breaks & can be competitive for certain popular courses.
To see the latest enrichment course schedule catalogue, click here
“It (enrichment course) is learning without the stress factor!”
~ Anonymous feedback from student participant
TYPES OF ENRICHMENT COURSES
Broadly speaking, courses can be categorised into 2 groups:
Licensed courses are based on official curriculum developed by independent commercial entities.
Non-licensed courses are specially created by our own instructors or based on Web content that are free for use in academic institutions.
About Certification Exams
As we are part of the Oracle Academy’s Institution Member, we have able to provide you with discount voucher that will grant you
- 50% discount on select Oracle Certification Practice Exams, click for more details
- 25% discount on select Oracle Certification Exams, click for more details
Please email the enrichment course coordinator, if you want a student eVoucher for the exam – this eVoucher is not transferable, unique number for each individual and has an expiry date.
FAQ about enrichment Courses
No. Enrichment courses are purely optional, though you may be strongly encouraged to attend certain courses by your professors because they may be relevant to certain core/elective courses. Attendance will be taken at enrichment courses, but that is purely for administrative and data collection purposes, and will in no way affect your GPA, or grades for any SIS course.
Unfortunately not. Enrichment courses are open only to all SMU students (not only SIS students).
The enrichment course programme is not funded by the school or university. Students are not “charged” per se for attending enrichment courses, but to cover expenses incurred from the running of these courses. Expenses include special equipment, preparatory material, prizes for participants etc. Instructors are not paid for running enrichment courses.
You are quite right: the licensed courses are professional courses run by training organizations for professionals in the industry and they are expensive. A typical 5-day IT course will cost between SGD 2000 and 4000 to attend. Our special agreements with our training partners enable us to offer the same course at "cost price" to our students. This is one of the ways in which we add value to our students.
Most (in fact almost all) of the enrichment courses are workshops - meaning there are lab practices after each theoretical lecture session. This limits the maximum size of each class so as not to compromise on the quality of instruction. Do rest assured that we are already doing our best to accommodate as many students for each course. On the other hand, registration for most courses will be on a first-come-first-served basis for fairness (we do have special runs targeted at specific groups of students - for these runs, we may restrict registration).
Firstly, we do have finite instructional resources. We do take into consideration the perceived needs of the school, the skill sets and availability of our instructors when planning which courses to run. Some licensed courses require the instructors to have attended train-the-trainer sessions or certification; this further limits the number of instructors who can conduct certain courses.
No. The enrichment course programme is designed to allow students to learn in a relaxed and stress-free environment, without worry of needing to pass an examination after the course. Nevertheless, some of the licensed courses are linked to certification exams, although attendees do not have to take the certification exams if they don't want to. You can register for and take these certification exams at your own time and cost, but do note that there are student discounts available for some of them (e.g. SMU students can purchase an exam voucher for the Oracle certifications at a discounted price. Email us to get a student voucher in order to enjoy the discount.)
Don’t register if you can only make it for a fraction of the days as you will be missing out on certain topics, or risk losing any benefits especially if you missed the earlier days of the course. Besides that, you will be taking up the seat which could benefit someone else.
The enrichment are done as an additional benefits for students and with limited resources allocated for us to manage the administrative part of things. As the dates are usually released very early, plan for it before signing up. We do, however, allow registered participants to get a replacement. Do inform your instructor or enrichment course coordinator when you find someone to replace you so that we can make the necessary changes to the registration/attendance records. Replacement is only allowed before the class starts and the instructor is informed.
No. Participants will only be issued course materials when they attend the sessions. We want to discourage students who sign up just for the course materials (and deny a fellow student of a seat). Enrichment courses are designed to be instructor-led, and students can gain maximum benefit only via instructor-student interactions. If you are looking for self-study courses, enrichment courses are not.
Yes. Do make sure that the correct course name is indicated though. This is also one reason why we do keep attendance records of enrichment courses.
For licensed courses, instructors need to work within a framework in accordance to the agreement between the school and the training partner: some will require the instructor to have attended train-the-trainer sessions or be certified. A lot of autonomy is granted to the individual course instructors when they conduct enrichment courses, but we do collect post-course feedback and sometimes fellow instructors do "sit-in" to provide peer feedback especially for first-runs and runs by newer instructors.
For courses that collect feedbacks, it is used to review how the course was conducted and to consider improvements for subsequent runs. It is also used for review purposes of a re-run, of course of a similar nature in the near future.
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2018
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2017
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2016
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2015
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2014
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2013
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2012
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR Summer 2011
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR December 2010
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR Summer 2010
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR Summer & December 2009
Technopreneurship Enrichment Course for April/May 2009
Please contact Prof Arcot Desai Narasimhalu for information on this course.
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2008
|15-19 Dec 2008||SUN SL275: Java Programming||ONG Hong Seng|
|15-19 Dec 2008||SUN SL110: Fundamentals of the Java Programming Language (2 concurrent runs)||LEE Yeow Leong, Vandana Ramachandra RAO, Joelle DUCROT|
|15-18 Dec 2008||Overview of SAS Business Intelligence & Data Integration Applications||Swapna GOTTIPATI|
|3-5 Dec 2008||Novell 3071: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Fundamentals||Sharon LIM|
|2-6 Dec 2008||SUN SL110: Fundamentals of the Java Programming Language (2 concurrent runs)||KOH Lian Chee, MOK Heng Ngee|
|6-8 Aug 2008||Enterprise Applications Part 2: Enterprise SOA with SAP||TAN Kar Way|
|4-5 Aug 2008||Enterprise Applications Part 1: ERP Systems||TAN Kar Way|
|4-8 Aug 2008||SUN SL275: Java Programming Language (3rd run)||ONG Hong Seng, Joelle DUCROT|
|28 Jul – 1 Aug 2008||SUN SL425: Developing Architectures for Enterprise Java Applications||MOK Heng Ngee|
|14-15 Jul 2008||Data Modeling and Database Design||LEE Yeow Leong|
|7-11 Jul 2008||SUN SL314: Web Component Development with Servlet & JSP Technologies (3rd Run)||ONG Hong Seng|
|16-20 Jun 2008||SUN SL314: Web Component Development with Servlet & JSP Technologies (4th Run)||LEE Yeow Leong|
|9-13 Jun 2008||SUN SL314: Web Component Development with Servlet & JSP Technologies (2nd Run)||LEE Yeow Leong|
|2-4 Jun 2008||NOVELL 3071: Introduction to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10||Sharon LIM|
|14-15 May 2008||Project Management 101||KOH Lian Chee|
|12-13 May 2008||Object-Oriented Design Patterns in 2 Days||MOK Heng Ngee|
|7-9 May 2008||Business Rules Management||TAN Kar Way|
|5-6 May 2008||Data Structures & Algorithms in 2 Days||MOK Heng Ngee|
|28-30 Apr, 2-3 May 2008||SUN SL275: Java Programming Language (2nd run)||MOK Heng Ngee|
|28-30 Apr, 2-3 May 2008||SUN SL275: Java Programming Language (1st run)||LEE Yeow Leong|
|21-25 Apr 2008||Introduction to C++ (Workshop for Quantitative Finance students)||CHENG Shih-Fen|
|21-25 Apr 2008||SUN SL314: Web Component Development with Servlet & JSP Technologies (1st Run)||Swapna GOTTIPATI|
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2007
|Dec 17-19,21-22, 200||SUN SL285: Java Developer Workshop||LEE Yeow Leong|
|Dec 10-12, 2007||Novell 3071: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Fundamentals||Sharon LIM|
|Dec 10-14, 2007||SUN SL110: Introduction to the Java Programming Language (3rd run)||LEE Yeow Leong/MOK Heng Ngee|
|Dec 10-14, 2007||SUN SL110: Introduction to the Java Programming Language (2nd run)||ONG Hong Seng/KOH Lian Chee|
|Dec 06-07, 2007||Algorithms & Data Structures in 2 Days||MOK Heng Ngee|
|Dec 03-07, 2007||SUN SL110: Introduction to the Java Programming Language (1st run)||Swapna GOTTIPATI/Joelle DUCROT|
|Oct 09-10, 2007||Oracle GridPass: Passport to Grid Computing||Speakers from Oracle|
|Aug 13-15, 2007||Fundamentals of ASP.NET 2.0||LEE Yeow Leong/MOK Heng Ngee|
|Aug 10, 2007||ILOG Optimization Technologies in Business||Speakers from ILOG|
|Aug 6-8, 2007||Basics of Project Management||KOH Lian Chee|
|Aug 6-8, 10-11, 2007||Novell 3071: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Advanced Administration||LEE Yeow Leong/Sharon LIM|
|Aug 2-3, 2007||Skills Enrichment Course: Business Rules Management using ILOG JRules||TAN Kar Way|
|Jul 30-Aug 1, 2007||Introduction to Oracle e-Business Suite (conducted under a new SMU/Oracle Academy collaboration)||TAN Kar Way|
|Jul 30-Aug 3, 2007||Novell 3072: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Administration||LEE Yeow Leong/Sharon LIM|
|Jul 25-27, 2007||Novell 3071: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Fundamentals||MOK Heng Ngee|
|Jun 4-8, 2007||SUN SL-275: Java Programming (1st run)||Joelle DUCROT/LEE Yeow Leong|
|Jun 4-8, 2007||SUN SL-275: Java Programming (2nd run)||MOK Heng Ngee|
|May 24-25, 2007||Enterprise Grids - A Primer||Visiting Assoc Prof Anindya DATTA|
|Apr 16-20, 2007||C++ Workshop||Assistant Prof CHENG Shih-Fen|
ENRICHMENT COURSE CATALOGUE FOR 2006
|Dec 14-16, 2006||SUSE Linux Fundamentals||Lee Yeow Leong|
|Dec 11-15, 2006||Fundamentals of the Java Programming Language||Joelle Ducrot/ Swapna Gottipati, Koh Lian Chee/ Mok Heng Ngee|
|Dec 11, 2006||SIS Enrichment Seminar: Software Systems Architecture - Real-world Case Studies||External Speaker|
|Aug 14-15, 2006||Foundations of ASP.Net||Mok Heng Ngee|
|May 8-10, 2006||Web Application Development with JSP/Servlet.||Lee Yeow Leong|
|April 19-21, 2006||ISM Skills Enrichment Programme: Java Revision||Lee Yeow Leong|
Last updated on 14 Apr 2018 .