WSPostDip (Specialist Diploma in Lighting Design)
Temasek Polytechnic
Accurate as of 04 May 2020

This 12-month Work-Study Post-Diploma programme leading to the Specialist Diploma in Lighting Design offers practitioners from any relevant spatial design disciplines the knowledge and skills to design environments with light.

This course was developed in response to changing landscape in the Interior and Architectural Design industry that has led to the growing demand for spatial designers to take on a deeper and more informed approach in incorporating lighting design within their scope of work.

At the entry level, the job positions for the interior design and exhibition design industry may include Junior Designer[1] and Designer[1].

Upon completing the course, graduates can look forward to the following roles as Designer[1], Senior Designer[1] and Design Manager[1].

Graduates may also look forward to wage increment and role expansion in their workplace, subject to their work performance.

  1. a, b, c, d, e Job titles may vary across companies.

Course Structure

The Specialist Diploma in Lighting Design runs over 12 months and comprises two Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs):

Post-Diploma Certificate in Light and Design
a) Light, Materiality and Space
b) Lighting for Environment

Post-Diploma Certificate in Light and User Response
a) Lighting Psychology
b) Lighting for Human Behaviour

Modes of Assessment

The assessment is 100% course work with a combination of studio work, seminars, project site studies and portfolio reviews.

Entry Requirements

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the polytechnics or the Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply.

- Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design
- Diploma in Environment Design
- Diploma in Retail & Hospitality Design
- Diploma in Spatial Design
- Diploma in Sustainable Urban Design & Engineering
- Diploma in Landscape Architecture
- Diploma in Architecture
- Diploma in Interior Design
- Diploma in Landscape Design and Horticulture

Other relevant Design-related Disciplines

Course Fees

Full Course Fees for WSPostDip (excluding GST)*: $7,728.00

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per PDC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

*Please check with Temasek Polytechnic if any funding/subsidy is applicable.