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AI STUDENT OUTREACH PROGRAMME

About

AI Singapore (AISG) has launched “AI Student Outreach Programme”, which aims to promote AI literacy and proficiency among students from local government subsidized Secondary Schools, Integrated Programme (IP) Schools, Junior Colleges, Institutes of Technical Education, Polytechnics and Universities.  This programme is supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE).

Goals

AI Student Outreach Programme has 3 levels to suit every student’s AI learning appetite. Each level of completion offers an industry-recognized certification for students to showcase their achievements. Singapore university and polytechnic students who attained level 3 will have a chance to intern alongside AI Singapore’s AI Engineers and AI Apprentices on real-world projects.

Through the 3 levels, the students will gain: 

  • Programming skills like Python and/or R;
  • Critical thinking skills needed to navigate and adapt to the changing world; and
  • Practical experience and knowledge in AI projects.

Level 1 promotes self-directed learning leading to the Literacy in AI Certification.

Literacy in AI Certification

Objective

To introduce learners into the world of Machine Learning and explore the topic of ethics in AI

Modules

AI Basics (Machine Learning for Everyone), AI Ethics, Hands-on Practice (Orange)

Estimated duration

5 hours

Learning Resources

  • Self-directed learning (online)
  • Access to AISG Community Groups to support students’ learning
  • Access to Ask-Me-Anything sessions to support students’ learning, networking and career development

Recommended Pre-Learning

AI for Everyone (AI4E)®

Certificate issued

AI for Industry (AI4I)® – Literacy in AI Certificate

Eligibility

  • Full-time students currently enrolled in a local government-subsidized Secondary School, IP Schools, Junior Colleges, Institutes of Technical Education, Polytechnics and Universities

Application

  • Applications open all year round.
  • Form a student user group (SUG) with a minimum of 10 members from the same institution. New members can be added subsequently.
  • Minimum of 70% of members must be Singapore Citizens (SC) and/or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR).
  • SUG leader to register the SUG here. All SUG members MUST use their institution email address. 

Benefits

  • AISG will provide reimbursement for workshops organized by SUG.  Up to 2 workshops per calendar year and capped at $100 per workshop (inclusive of GST).Please read carefully the list of claimable items, supporting documents and other requirements in the Programme Handbook.
    * Subjects to approval

Find more details in the Programme Handbook.

Level 2 promotes self-directed learning leading to the Foundations in AI Certification.

Foundations in AI Certification

Objective

To help learners understand and use AI appropriately and be able to program basic AI and data applications in Python.

Modules

Introduction to Python, Libraries and Data Manipulation, Exploratory Data Analysis, Statistical Thinking, Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Deep Learning, Other Programming Languages and Tools to Learn, and Data Science and AI in the Real World.

Estimated duration

140 hours

Learning Resources

  • Self-directed learning (online)
  • Access to AISG Community Groups to support students’ learning.
  • Access to monthly Ask-Me-Anything sessions to support students’ learning, networking and career development.

Pre-requisite

Literacy in AI Certification (Level 1)

Certificate issued

AI for Industry (AI4I)® Foundations in AI Certificate

Eligibility

  • Only for SUG members.
  • Must have completed Literacy in AI Certification (Level 1).

Application

  • Applications open all year round.
  • SUG leader to apply on behalf of the SUG members.
  • Minimum of 10 SUG members per application. New members can be added subsequently.
  • SUG leader will receive coupon codes and distribute them to the SUG members.
  • Click here to proceed to level 2 form.

Benefits

  • Each SUG member will be eligible for a discounted LearnAI Premium membership fee worth S$105 + prevailing GST to enroll in Foundations in AI course.
  • Get 100% reimbursement of the membership fee if he/she completes the Foundations in AI course within 6 months from the start date.

Find more details in the Programme Handbook

Level 3 promotes self-directed learning leading to the Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification.

Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification

Objective

Google Professional ML Engineer exam assesses student’s ability to:

  • Frame ML problems
  • Architect ML solutions
  • Design data preparation and processing systems
  • Develop ML models
  • Automate and orchestrate ML pipelines
  • Monitor, optimize, and maintain ML solutions

Learning Resources

  • Self-directed learning (online)
  • Coursera Plus and Qwiklabs
  • Access to AISG Community Groups to support students’ learning.

Estimated duration

Refer to Google’s  cloud.google.com/certification/machine-learning-engineer

Pre-requisite

Foundations in AI Certification (Level 2)

Certificate issued

Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certificate

Eligibility

  • SUG members or any non-SUG SC/SPR full-time students from local government subsidised Secondary Schools, IP Schools, JCs, ITE, Polytechnics and Universities.
  • Minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Must have completed Foundations in AI Certification (Level 2).

Application

  • Students to fill-up Level 3 Eligibility Form for eligibility check. There are 2 application periods every year:
    • 1 January to 31 January
    • 1 August to 31 August
  • Successful applicants will be notified via email.
  • Students to complete Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification and reimburse a one-time exam fee*, within 365 days from the acceptance email date. AISG will only reimburse the first 500 successful applicants per year.
  • Students may also claim reimbursement for the 1-year subscription fee to Coursera Plus and Qwiklabs credits* as long as the receipt dates are within 365 days from the acceptance email date.
    *The maximum amount for the exam fee and 1-year subscription fee to Coursera Plus and Qwiklabs credits that each student can claim will be SGD 877.40 (inclusive of GST)
  • Students must have an active LinkedIn account and join AISG AI Student Outreach Programme Group.
  • Click here to proceed to level 3 eligibility form.

Benefits

  • 1-year subscription to Coursera Plus and Qwiklabs credits* to accumulate the required knowledge and skills to undertake the Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification.
  • Upon completion of Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification and proof of certification, students will be reimbursed for a one-time exam fee*.
    *The maximum amount for the exam fee and 1-year subscription fee to Coursera Plus and Qwiklabs credits that each student can claim will be SGD 877.40 (inclusive of GST).

Find more details in the Programme Handbook

3 to 6 months paid internship with AISG in collaboration with sponsoring partners where successful applicants will work alongside AISG’s AI engineers and AI apprentices on real-world industry projects with deployment deliverables.

Internship opportunities are subjected to the availability of sponsoring partners.

Eligibility

  • Must have completed both Foundations in AI Certification and Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer Certification.
  • Only for Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident students* enrolled in Singapore autonomous universities and polytechnics. 

* Sponsoring partners may impose further Terms and Conditions as part of stipend allowance criteria (such as citizen requirements, education levels etc).

Application

  • Application period will be announced on AISG website and via emails to eligible students.
  • Students will submit the application form with their CV and supporting documents.
  • Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interviews with AISG and sponsoring partners.

Benefits

  • Interns will be paid up to S$2,000 monthly stipends, subjected to sponsoring partners’ terms and conditions.

Find more details in the Programme Handbook

The yearly hackathon brings together full-time students from local schools to come up with new and innovative uses of Artificial Intelligence. Students will use AISG AI Bricks to build Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision (CV) and Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) applications to solve real-world problems identified by the students.

Participation is optional and does not affect the eligibility of students applying for Level 2 and 3 and the Student Internship Program.

Eligibility

  • This annual Hackathon is open to full-time students from local government subsidized Secondary Schools, IP Schools, JCs, ITE, Polytechnics and Universities.

  • Students must be SUG members and minimally complete Level 1.

Application

  • Application period will be announced on AISG website and via emails to eligible students.
  • Students may sign-up as Individual or Team participants.
  • Sign-up details will be provided closer to date.

Prizes

  • The winning teams will receive prize monies from AI Singapore.

Find more details in the Programme Handbook

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