Be a Data Scientist skilled at R programming , Statistics and Azure Machine learning.

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Course Description

Job Placement Assistance:
Lithan Academy successfully connects 500 locals (Singaporeans and PRs only) to their dream careers every year.

SCTP-NICF-Diploma in Infocomm Technology (Data) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)

Learn core principles of data science, supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques that you can use to Visualize, Analyse and Predict data with hands-on experience in Microsoft Azure Machine Learning to build Data Science solutions and prepare yourself for a Data Scientist role.

Learn R programming to import, Clean, prepare Visualize, Analyse and Predict both structured and unstructured data , perform statistical analysis in R studio and integrate deployment in Azure Machine Learning.

Explore how data visualisation transforms complicated Information into useful data driven insights to grow your business with interactive reports and dashboards using Power BI.

Learn essential concepts of descriptive statistics, basic probability, random variables, sampling and hypothesis testing and how to apply using R programming.

Acquire skills and knowledge through  blended learning with a combination of self-paced e-learning, instructor-led flipped classes and personalised mentoring with industry.

Job Placement Assistance

Lithan Academy successfully connects 500 locals (Singaporeans and PRs only) to their dream careers every year.


NICF-Data Queries and Visualization Basics (SF) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)

NICF-Basic R Programming (SF) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)

NICF-Data Science Essentials (SF) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)

NICF-Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics (SF) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)

NICF-Principles of Machine Learning (SF) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)

NICF-Spark on Azure HDInsight (SF) (Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning)


To graduate from this course, the learner should meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum attendance of 75% for all Sessions in each of the modules of the qualification
  • Should be assessed Competent (C) in each of the modules of the qualification

The following certifications will be awarded to the learner upon meeting graduation requirements:

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DES-4001-1.1 Data Design
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DIT-4006-1.1 Data Visualisation
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-SNA-4009-1.1 Data Strategy
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DIT-4005-1.1 Data Engineering
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DIT-4001-1.1 Analytics and Computational Modelling
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-SNA-4011-1.1 Emerging Technology Synthesis
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-OUS-3011-1.1 Problem Management
  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-PMT-4001-1.1 Project Management

Target Audience

  • Individuals who are interested in a Data Science career


  • Minimum Age: Min. 21 years
  • Academic Level & Work Experience: 3 GCE A Level passes or its equivalent and minimum 1-year experience in statistics or programming.

About Lithan Academy

To be the leading Digital Learning and Talents Platform

Deliver Future-Ready Talents and Enterprises

Our Value and Culture
We Learn, Innovate, and Grow

We Learn
We keep learning to stay relevant. Lithan fosters a learning workplace. 10% of our employees' working hours are spent on learning with Monday mornings set aside exclusively for training. Our Employees can also enroll in any of our courses without limit! And they immediately apply what they learn in their work.

We Innovate
We innovate at work. We are thinkers and makers. We keep questioning the status quo and thinking about how we can do things differently and more efficiently in order to be significantly better than others.

We Grow
Learn + Innovate = Grow. We grow when we do things right. We do things right when we learn and innovate. We foster an environment that allows the employees to apply their skills and advance their careers in line with the company.


I would like to upgrade my digital skills and Lithan has bite-size contents to guide me through. Learning is fun with exposure to real-world projects and the trainers are patient as well.

Sharina Gan

Professional Diploma in Data Science

The learning experience in Lithan is enjoyable. Despite no programming background, the trainers are patient and able to relate what we have learned to real-life situations

Neo Wei Siang

Professional Diploma in Data Science

I have always been very interested in data science and the lecturers and mentors have been very knowledgeable, kind and patient even though I came from a non-programming background.

Brenda Neo

Professional Diploma in Data Science

Professional Diploma in Data Science Overview

Course Fee

S $18,000 (excluding misc. Fees)

Self-sponsored Individuals

After SkillsFuture Funding (with GST):

S$ 5,778.00

After SkillsFuture + SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES)*:

S$ 2,178.00

After SkillsFuture + Additional funding for jobseekers with greater needs**:

S$ 1,278.00

* Baseline subsidy of up to 70% of course fees, enhanced funding subsidy of up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above

** Additional course fee funding support of up to 95% of course fees for jobseekers with greater needs. Individuals must be Singapore Citizens and meet one of the following eligibility criteria: 1. Long-term unemployed individuals (unemployed for six months or more); or 2. Individuals in need of financial assistance – ComCare, Short-to-Medium Term Assistance (SMTA) recipients or Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) r recipients; or 3. Persons with Disabilities

Company sponsored

After SkillsFuture Funding (with GST):

S$ 5,778.00


Course Duration

4 months full-time

9 months part-time