Diploma in Design for User Experience (R36)

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What You Will Learn

Unleash infinite opportunities in the user experience design domain.

The Diploma in Design for User Experience (DDUX) trains you to engage and excite users as you apply your creativity to design an interactive user interface. Your creative work will take a focus on real-world relevance that meets the ever-evolving employer demands from product to services and from digital to spatial design.

Gain hands-on training using sophisticated and cutting-edge technology. You will develop planning and practical design competencies along with an in-depth understanding of user-centred and inclusive design. You will also gain valuable knowledge in ethnographic and user research, wire framing, prototyping, and usability testing.

You will be off to a good head start having been exposed to real-world projects and hands-on learning experiences.

As designers, we should view from our users’ perspectives to fully understand their needs. DDUX has expanded my knowledge in design and I have developed better interpersonal skills through this course. I am thankful to have passionate lecturers who are open and willing to share relevant working experiences with us, which are important for our learning.

Aung Kyaw Bo Bo
Diploma in Design for User Experience 2018 Graduate

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.


GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-D  16 to 20

a) English Language / 1-7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional) / 1-7
c) Any two other subjects / 1-6

To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-D Aggregate Type listed in the JAE Information Booklet.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT80 Space Design Technology / Architectural Technology
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT79 Elder Care
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT87 Landscape Management & Design
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions


For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.


Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

You can look forward to joining design teams in global companies with strong design cultures, like Foolproof, Grab, and IBM. You can aspire to become user experience designers and consultants or take on researcher roles in usability studies.

Career options include:

  • Design Researcher

  • Product Designer

  • Storyteller / Visualiser

  • User Experience Designer

  • User Interface Designer 

Further Studies

Graduates can choose to pursue an arts or IT related degree programme at top universities.

Degree programmes include:
  • Bachelor of Arts Communication Design

  • Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design)

  • Bachelor of Arts in User Experience and Game Design

  • Bachelor of Design (majoring in UX Interaction Design)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Art (Interaction Design, Product Design or Visual Communication)

Last updated on 26 May 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022