Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance and Yield Optimisation 


In line with the need for companies in the manufacturing-related industry to strengthen their capabilities in quality assurance and yield optimisation, the Graduate Certificate (GC) in Quality Assurance and Yield Optimisation (QAYO) will introduce key topics relevant to product design, process improvements, quality control and productivity improvements. Students are required to complete two modules from the following list of four modules:

ST5203 Design of Experiments for Product Design and Process Improvements
ST5208 Analytics for Quality Control and Productivity Improvements
ST5210 Multivariate Data Analysis
ST5212 Survival Analysis


Course Information

Admission Criteria

The minimum requirements for admission to the GC in QAYO are:

(i)  Bachelor’s (without Honours classification) in one of the following degrees, or their equivalent-

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, or
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, or
  • Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance, or
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics, or
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, or
  • Bachelor of Engineering, or
  • Bachelor of Computing.

(ii)  Preferably with relevant work experience in quality assurance, productivity improvements or related areas.

(iii) Candidates with other qualifications and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by DSAP.


Maximum Candidature

The maximum period of candidature for the GC in QAYO is 36 months.


Award of Graduate Certificate

Students who have taken and completed the two (out of four) modules required for the proposed GC in a ‘stand-alone’ mode with a CAP of at least 2.50, within a period of not more than 36 months (equivalent to the maximum GC candidature period) will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance and Yield Optimisation.

Students may repeat modules (with fees) to improve their CAP provided the maximum candidature is not yet exceeded and as per conditions imposed by the Department/Faculty.


Application and Course Fees


Candidates interested in the Graduate Certificate/modules within the Graduate Certificate must submit their applications via the Online Application portal under 'Lifelong Learning Initiatives' during the application period.


Course Fees

Modular course fees are reflected on the application portal.

Alternatively, visit . All enrolled candidates will also be required to pay the Student Services Fee per semester.

The University reserves the right to review and adjust the course fees and make changes to the programme structure and requirements as necessary and accordingly without prior notice.