All About NYP Professional Competency Model (NYP-PCM)

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has launched a new teaching model that fundamentally reimagines what a poly education is. It moves away from teaching subjects. Instead, the NYP Professional Competency Model (NYP-PCM) is structured around the competencies for the workplace. 

Co-created with industry leaders, the NYP-PCM is the first-of-its-kind in Singapore. It was first introduced in NYP's Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics (DBA) for the Academic Year (AY) 2021 intake. It will be applied to our new Diploma in AI & Data Engineering (DADE) and Diploma in Game Development & Technology (DGDT) from AY 2022 onwards. Find out what's in it for you.

What's Unique About This Model?

Integrated Learning

The new teaching model enables multiple disciplines to be integrated and taught concurrently in what we call a “Competency Unit” (CmU) so that learning is more effective with a just-in-time approach.

Agile Response

This model is agile as new CmUs can be added in response to technological advancements and industry needs. When industry needs change, the CmUs can also be adapted accordingly.

Industry Relevance

A key differentiator of the PCM is the contribution of proprietary material from top companies, and having industry practitioners co-teaching some of the CmUs alongside NYP’s lecturers.

Professional Accreditation

Students under this model will graduate with additional industry certifications that can help kickstart their career. This will ensure that our graduates will be able to stay abreast of new changes and be ahead of the curve.



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Which Diplomas are on NYP-PCM?