Graduate Certificate in Designing and Managing Products and Platforms - Practice Module

Programme Code D50
Product Management
Learning Partner(s)
10 Days
Format In-person
Market/User Research & Planning Product Strategy Product Life Cycle Management Product Go-To-Market Digital Strategy & Planning
Job Roles
Project Manager (Agile) Product Manager ICT&SS Professional Engagement Manager Digital Service Manager Digital Business Analyst


This is a practice programme for participants who want to attain the qualification of an NUS Graduate Certificate in Designing and Managing Products and Platforms. Over a period of four months, participants who have completed the requisite four courses - Service DesignManaging Digital ProductsDigital Product Strategy and Architecting Platforms as a Business, would have the opportunity to advance to the Practice Module and apply their learnings to a project applicable to their work and demonstrate proficiency of acquired skills. Teams of three to four members would be formed, and each member is expected to contribute at least 10 man days of effort. Finally, participants are also required to undergo a final individual assessment.

Key Takeaways

Upon completion of the programme, you are expected to:

  • understand the challenges of the digital product eco-system that the product strategist operates in
  • acquire key skills to develop a strategy for the entire digital product lifecycle - from strategy to development, launch, growth and exit
  • demonstrate these understanding and skills acquisition by working in teams to develop and present their digital product strategy to a panel of industry product leaders for assessment

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section.
  • This is an intermediate course intended for Public Service Officers, business and technical architects operating in the digital product space, who need to have a practice based programme to conceptualise and design a platform for business growth. Managers and professionals working on strategy and business or digital product innovations can also benefit.
  • You are expected to interact to share views and experiences while working in their respective teams.


You need to complete the four modular courses for Designing and Managing Products and Platforms prior to taking this certification:

This programme will cover:


Provides you the opportunity to demonstrate competency of your newly acquired skills in a team-based mini-capstone and an individual assessment. For the project, you will work in teams on a problem or opportunity.

It is also attached to a formal grading mechanism so that the certificate may be used as one component in the NUS-ISS Stackable Master of Technology (MTech) in Software Engineering


An example of a possible project might start with a problem statement like : How might we raise environmental sustainability in NUS. Participants would be expected to refine the problem statement through various research methods, including first hand inputs etc. They would then analyse the customer/market needs, before formulating the product/platform idea with validated value proposition(s). An overall technical architectural plan and a product strategy with a sound investment plan and business case are required. The teams will be mentored through the project and will be assessed at intermediate points and at final completion.


Full Fee

Full programme fee


9% GST on nett programme  fee


Total nett programme fee payable, including GST S$218

With effect from 1 Jan 2024

Payment for this programme is to NUS-ISS, National University of Singapore.

How To Register


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme .

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.