Virtual Reality School | Learn AR/VR/XR @ MAGES Institute | SSG Grant


6 Month Professional Certificate | Part-Time

Become an AR/VR developer in 6 months and craft emerging technology solutions utilising Generative AI

Grants available for SG/PR*

About Virtual Reality School

MAGES Institute is a leading Virtual Reality School in Singapore, conducting Professional Certification courses and Short Courses for both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. MAGES’ Virtual Reality Course teaches the basics of Virtual Reality using Unity Engine (with C# Programming) or Unreal Engine (with C++ Programming), and creating an experience to deliver or convey the desired message/emotion and solve a real-world problem. Students are able to differentiate between benefits and shortcomings of available VR platforms, and identify the building blocks of any VR Experience. With premier AR/VR Training at MAGES, students will be able to design their own virtual interactive environment that effectively communicates a scenario or a narrative aspect. Students will also learn to balance the technicalities of the chosen platform such as graphical fidelity, interactivity and user experience using 6 Degrees of Freedom while developing their narrative experience.

Overview Augmented Reality Institute

MAGES Institute is a premier Augmented Reality Institute in Singapore conducting Professional Certification MR Course (called XR Immersive) along with AR Course and VR Classes. MAGES AR Course covers the basics of Augmented Reality using Unity Engine and C# Programming for scripting, including creating and setting up markers in an immersive environment, and implementing it in a functional AR application designed to solve a real-world problem. Students would utilise technical knowledge such as interface wireframes, markers and placements, and combine them with the principles of design and interaction to create a functioning Augmented Reality application. The Application would also take into account immersion techniques such as sound and appropriate quality visuals, while balancing the technical needs with hardware limitations applicable today. This foundational knowledge of Augmented Reality will allow students to understand the constituents of an AR experience and effectively develop their own AR App.


Explore the limitless possibilities of  immersive technologies with our 6 Months XR Immersive Program!


Acquire the foundational skills necessary to craft extraordinary AR/VR solutions leveraging cutting-edge softwares and engines. Harness the power of Generative AI and deliver interactive experiences building interactive solutions for industries like healthcare, gaming, education, and more.


Join our Unity Certified and Unreal Authorised Trainers and Lecturers as they take you through the fundamentals for AR/VR Development.

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

AWARD: Professional Certificate in XR Immersive Program

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

SOFTWARES TAUGHT: Unity 3D | C# | Oculus | ARCore | Vuforia

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: Windows Laptop with a Minimum of i7 (13th Gen) Processor or Ryzen 7, 16 GB RAM (32 GB recommended), RTX 2060 or above, 500GB SSD (1TB recommended). Oculus Quest 2 for VR and Android Phone for AR development are required.

COURSE CODES COVERED UNDER SSG: TGS-2020504601, TGS-2020505825, TGS-2020504712

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



In this term, students will learn various XR development frameworks and their applications, along with Game Programming Fundamentals


The program will cover the following modules:

  • Game Programming Fundamentals


The second term presents the opportunity for students to learn applicable skills in Augmented and Virtual Reality Design and Development.


The program will cover the following modules:

  • Augmented Reality Design and Development
  • Virtual Reality Design and Development


In their third term, students execute an XR application for a genuine enterprise to use as part of their portfolio.


The program will cover the following modules:

  • XR Development for Enterprises
  • Capstone Project


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

Nanda has a remarkable experience in the IT industry and the education industry specially in the field of 3D Graphic Animation, Game Programming and Game Development & Design. Nanda is a Unity Certified Developer and also an Unreal Engine Authorised Instructor, in addition to having certification from Microsoft and Oracle. Nanda has working experience in United States, India and Singapore. With his excellent communication and interpersonal skills, he proves to be a truly commendable and valuable lecturer for MAGES.

Nanda Ye Aung

Lecturer | Unreal Engine Authorised Trainer

With over 25 years of working experience, in companies such as ICONIX International and Delcan Corporation in Toronto, Canada. Thomas has played a key role in developing the Automatic Fare Collection System for the Taiwan High Speed Rail in Taipei. His significant experience in the IT industry enriches both his industrial training and his academic teaching. He has teaching experience in subjects like Games Programming at various Singaporean institutions.

Thomas O’Dell

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Game Programming Fundamentals
  • Augmented Reality Design and Development
  • Virtual Reality Design and Development
  • XR Development for Enterprises
  • Capstone Project
  • Curriculum – Develop High Quality XR Applications/Solutions using specialized software.
  • Create a personal portfolio with 4 to 6 projects to showcase your skills and knowledge
  • Enjoy 1-on-1 career support and access to all amazing job assistance resources
  • Industry Mentor Reviews for Each Project/prototype.
  • Working experience with real business data sets
  • Students will have a strong, unique GitHub portfolio, online profiles and a resume that reflects your value in the job market.
  • Dive into the captivating world of immersive and interactive VR experiences using game technology
  • Learn generative AI workflows to create innovative AR and VR applications
  • Showcase your professional expertise and demonstrate mastery in AR or VR through the Capstone Project


11th Jan 2025 – 10th July 2025



Age : 18 years old or above,

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


(*Incl 9% GST)

Full Program Fee: SGD 8052.92

Singaporean 21-39 Yrs or PR (After Grants**): SGD 4,527.92

Singaporean 40Yrs and Above (After Grants**): SGD 3117.92

**Self-sponsored students can use SSG Training Grant


Is the AR/VR Industry really the future?

Have you used an Instagram or TikTok filter before? You might be surprised to know that you’ve just experienced Augmented Reality technology in action!


In the past decade, AR filter based user-generated content has taken over a large portion of Social Media. 61% of consumers prefer to shop from retailers which provide AR experiences (such as using AR to visualise furniture choice and placement by IKEA; Source : IKEA Youtube) and the Augmented Reality market is set to exceed $50billion by 2024 (Source : Global Market Insights).


Virtual Reality market is set to grow to more than US$165.91b by 2030 (Source : Fortune Business Insights), and is already transforming healthcare, training, engineering and real estate industries to start. Virtual Reality drives a new frontier of interaction has driven cost-reduction in various industries as well.

Who is the Professional Certificate Program for?

If you’re looking for a career transition or progression into the AR/VR industry, then this program is for you. You will become adept at development for AR and VR through practical hands-on methods and demonstrate your skills via a Capstone Project.


The Project will involve solving a real-world business problem helping you showcase your employability.

Can I join this program if I don't know much about technical background?

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

Are there any other funding/grant or instalments available?

Multiple grants are applicable for our courses like SSG, PSEA and UTAP, the total grant amount would depend on a variety of factors such as age, nationality, and any other Terms & Conditions as applicable.

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

The XR Immersive Professional Certificate program requires an Oculus Quest 2 (for Virtual Reality development), and an Android phone (for Augmented Reality development), along with a relatively modern Laptop.


Please contact us for the updated Minimum and Recommended Specs for the Laptop.

Do you offer Payment Plans?

We understand that this program is a significant financial investment, so we provide several options to ease tuition payment.

After submitting a down payment to secure your spot in the program, you can choose the Instalment Plan that’s best for you.


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