I have wanted to blog about this topic for quite some time already. In a few of my previous posts, I have shared that I have been taking 1-year academic programmes. I have been quite cryptic about it, alluding to it but never revealing what exactly am I studying. Well, I wanted to finish two of these Specialist Diplomas (shall refer to them as SD for the remainder of this post) first before writing a detailed post on them.

As the two SDs I took are quite “hot”, I would not be providing you readers with the names of the courses, lest you find out my real identity. The two SDs I took are offered by the School of IT and the School of Engineering, respectively, from two different polytechnics.

Rationale for taking SDs

I hail from a social science background and have zero programming/IT knowledge. Out of curiosity and interest, I began …