Product Management with UX Course | MAGES Institute

Product Management with UX

6 Month Professional Certificate | Part-Time

Gain comprehensive Product Management skills with UI/UX fundamentals and unlock client-facing roles.

Grants available for SG & PR*

About UI/UX Course

MAGES Institute is proud to run its Professional Certificate in Product Management with UX Programme under IMDA’s Tech Immersion and Placement Program scheme. The Product management programme aims to cover the entire product life cycle, utilising core user-centric principles such as UI, UX design, while balancing the same with business objectives. Learners will master fundamentals of UI design, by applying design thinking methodologies with visual design principles. They will also cover the entire User Experience journey derived from user testing, research, and an iterative design method. Learners will go through the entire product lifecycle from design to prototype, culminating to a go-to-market strategy in a comprehensive manner, allowing them to become full-fledged Product managers satisfying all client-facing roles.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Become a Product Manager & UI/UX Designer in our 6-months immersive program (with career placement support)!

 

Concepts such as problem discovery, user persona research, crafting tailored experiences, conducting user tests and understanding visual design principles will be covered in our UI/UX modules. Students will then be exposed to stakeholder management strategies, product management principles and business strategy in our Product Management focused modules.

 

Showcase your newfound skills in a capstone project integrating design thinking methodologies with UI/UX and Product Management principles.

DURATION: 6 Months (Part-Time or Full-Time; full-time batches are subject to confirmation)

International Students are only offered Full-Time program.

STUDENT-TO-LECTURER RATIO: 18 Students : 1 Lecturer

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION / MODE OF ASSESSMENT: Practical (Hands on Application), Project Based Assessment

NOTE: A Pass in all Modules within the maximum study period is required for the successful completion of the program.

SOFTWARES TAUGHT: Figma | Figjam 

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows Laptop with 8GB RAM. Learners are to provide their own devices.

 

MODE OF DELIVERY: 2 Weekdays Online, 1 Weekend In-Classroom per week

 

AWARD: Professional Certificate in Product Management with UX

 

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Become a change-maker in the age of AI and utilise it to enhance your technical abilities. The curriculum of this program has been enhanced with the use of AI tools and is designed to ensure that graduates are equipped with the most relevant & competitive skill sets available today.

6 MONTH PROGRAM

FUNDAMENTALS

In their first term, students will learn the core concepts of design thinking for problem solving and apply it using visual design principles such as layout and colour theory in the form of user research, persona building, and user testing.

 

  • Designing Thinking Methodologies
  • User Research and Persona Building
  • Visual Design, Prototyping and User Testing

SKILLS

Students apply new obtained fundamentals to a complete the design and execution of a product through its entire product lifecycle – enabling them to better understand the role of a Product Manager. They will acquire techniques for articulating production vision, setting objectives, creating a product roadmap, and learn effective communication strategies to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

 

  • Product Management

PORTFOLIO

The final term will have the students apply their knowledge to a practical project that achieves a real-world business objective. Students will create a comprehensive UI/UX design, mindful of user needs and business objectives, and develop a functional prototype with user testing and refinement. The module will conclude with a Capstone Project presentation demonstrating their ability to integrate UI/UX principles with effective product management strategies.

 

  • Capstone Project

INSTRUCTORS

Rodney has been leading the multidisciplinary team as Founder, Strategist and Design Director at NextOfKin Creatives since 2008, which has served various Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Techtronic Industries, Huawei, Kohler and HP. With almost 25 years of experience in the design industry, Rodney has worked on multiple projects for Creative and Philips Design (Singapore, Eindhoven, Hong Kong) before starting NextOfKin Creatives in 2008.

Rodney Loh

Mentor | Design Director, NextOfKin Creatives Pte Ltd

With over 20 years’ of experience in the industry, Chee Koon has spearheaded transformative projects in Design & Technology for Grab Singapore, Anthrolab, Motorola and more, combined with 7 years of teaching experience as former Course Manager at Temasek Polytechnic. He has influenced industry standards as Vice President of the Usability Professionals Association (Singapore Chapter), and is personally passionate about Geriatic and Gerontology.

Lim Chee Koon

Lecturer | Senior Product Design Manager, Grab

With almost 18 years of experience in the industry, Jason has lent his design talents to clients such as Techtronic Industries, Scanteak Singapore, and Kohler. He has also served as the Design Care Team Lead for TEDxSingapore and has over 7 years of teaching experience at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (3+ years as Course Chair for Product Design and Innovation).

Jason Khiang

Lecturer | CEO & Creative Director, Wahkao

Rajesh Chakravarthy has worked in digital art and design for the past 18 years (stationed as an educator within various creative media and tech schools for 9 of those years) and is a veteran AR/VR developer and an Unreal Engine Authorised Instructor.  His leadership has led many students to successful careers within prominent companies around the globe. Rajesh’s research and hard work has made great strides in Augmented and Virtual Reality, as he intersects design, technology, and business through his many ventures in prototyping and education.

Rajesh Chakravarthy

Academic Director | Unreal Engine Authorised Instructor

With almost 10 years’ experience in the industry, Esli has worked as a Project Designer for clients such as the Ministry of Manpower, Eizo Okada Lab (Kyoto, Japan), and a Design Researcher for the Division of Industrial Design at NUS. He is currently a Senior Consultant / UX Lead for IBM, and has also founded Offcut Factory, to utilise material waste from wood manufacturing processes and turn them into viable products. 

Ee Jun, Esli

Lecturer | Senior Consultant, UX & Strategy, IBM

Bringing a decade of experience, Sharina collaborates with global brands, overseeing projects from initial briefs to design and delivery. Specializing in product and industrial design, she stands out in managing user experience projects and leading innovation workshops. Her dual role as a designer and educator fosters a human-centered approach, seamlessly transitioning into service and experience design. Sharina, an avid researcher, explores stakeholders' latent needs, for the delivery of forward-thinking products, services, and experiences.

Sharina Bi Binte Abdul Rashid

Lecturer | Lead UX Consultant, Thoughtworks

With approximately 9 years of experience in scaling B2C and B2B(SaaS) products, Ayush, a seasoned product manager at Nium, excels in enhancing the Instarem app and SME Portal. Ayush has successfully launched innovations like GrabWheels in Southeast Asia and PEDL by Zoomcar in India, implementing features for Zendesk's Agent Workspace. He has led international launches and scaled diverse products. A mentor for aspiring PMs, he fosters innovation within product management, showcasing a passion for solving user needs and business goals.

Ayush Upadhyay

Lecturer | Staff Product Manager, Nium

TOPICS COVERED
  • Design Thinking Methodologies
  • User Research and Persona Building
  • Visual Design, Prototyping and User Testing
  • Product Management
  • Capstone Project
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Develop problem-solving proficiency through grasping core design thinking concepts, empathizing with users, applying ideation techniques and methodologies for practical enhancement.
  • Analyze research data, create user personas, and apply user-centric design principles for crafting impactful and tailored user experiences.
  • Attain proficiency in visual design principles, prototyping tools, and usability testing, enabling iterative refinement of designs based on actionable user feedback.
  • Gain insights into the complete product lifecycle, acquiring product management techniques, effective communication strategies, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Apply design thinking, user research, and visual design skills to create a comprehensive UI/UX design, including a functional prototype, engaging in user testing for validation, and presenting a capstone project integrating UI/UX principles with product management strategies.

Career Support and Outcomes

After graduating from this program, students are well-equipped to embark on a career as a UI/UX Designer or a Product Manager. MAGES offers our students extensive placement facilitation and support, including assistance with portfolio creation, CV preparation, interview preparations, and networking opportunities. Many graduates have also leveraged their newfound knowledge and skills to advance within their current job roles. With a remarkable placement record of over 85%, our graduates have secured positions in renowned organizations such as Singapore Polytechnic, REVEZ Motion, Wipro, Infotech, Citibank, and Turnkey.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

UPCOMING INTAKES

03 Sept 2024 to 02 Mar 2025

(Part-Time)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age : 16 years old or above,

3 GCE ‘O’ Levels incl Minimum of C6 Grade in English

PROGRAM FEES

(*Incl 9% GST)

Full Program Fee: SGD 14,047.92

Singaporeans 25-39Yrs or PR (After IMDA Grant): SGD 4,214.37

Singaporeans 40Yrs and Above (After IMDA Grant): SGD 1,404.80

FAQs

Is UI/UX relevant in 2024?

Absolutely, with the increasing digitization and growth of business and commerce as a whole, the focus on user experience in the space of continuous advancement has been consistently increasing (Source : Razor).

 

As business increase the number of touch points for their customers such as mobile apps and AR/VR experiences, a comprehensive UI/UX strategy has become vital.

Who is the Professional Certificate Program for?

If you’re looking for a career transition into the dynamic and rewarding UI/UX Design industry, then this Program is for you.

 

You will become adept at UI/UX Design and Web Development through practical hands-on projects, and demonstrate your skills through a Capstone Project which will showcase your employability while solving a real-world business problem.

I do not have any technical background. Can I join this course?

Our Professional Certificate Program are designed for beginners, the first module (Fundamentals) is meant to cover any skill gaps before starting the core skills portion of the Program.

What are the hardware requirements for this Program? Will I have to purchase it myself?

The Professional Certificate in Product Management with UX program requires a Windows or Mac laptop.

 

As UI/UX Design at the individual level is not computationally intensive, a high-end laptop is not required. Please contact us for the updated Minimum and Recommended Specs for the Laptop

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