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NICF – Pattern Recognition with Deep Learning

This course is not yet approved for WSQ funding

This intermediate course is a follow up course from Basic Deep Learning with Tensorflow Keras.

This WSQ course will focus on two common pattern recognition problems - image and text recognition. The topics are scaffolded such that the learner starts at the basic level and progressively move up the difficulty levels. This course starts by introducing to the learners the basic concepts and coding on Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) for image recognition in Topic 1. Next, it shows learners how to diagnose and overcome overfitting issues related to image recognition training on small datasets in Topic 2. Next, it introduces functional API in Topic 3 which is used in the subsequent topic of transfer learning in Topic 4 to overcome overfitting issues. Finally, the last topic will cover text classification using Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) and word embedding.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to 

  • Understand and code CNN models for image recognition
  • Diagnose overfitting issues in image recognition and propose methods to overcome the issues.
  • Perform functional API coding based on a selected model.
  • Implement transfer learning to fine tune the image recognition models.
  • Understand code RNN models and word embedding for text recognition


Two certificates will be awarded to trainees who have demonstrated competency in the WSQ Pattern Recognition with Deep Learning assessment and achieved at least 75% attendance.

  • A SkillsFuture WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) – ICT-DIT-3001-1.1 Analytics and Computational Modelling under the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) issued by WSG
  • Certification of Completion issued by Tertiary Infotech Pte Ltd 

WSQ 80%-95% Funding

WSQ funding is only applicable to Singaporeans and PR. Subject to eligibility, the funding support is from 80% -95% subject to funding caps.

Full Fee GST Nett Fee after Funding (Incl. GST)
$688 $48.16 $496.16 $116.96 $82.56

Normal: Singaporean/PR age 21 and above
MCES: Singaporean age 40 and above
WTS: Singaporean age 35 and above and earning  $2,000 or below per month

SkillsFuture Credit

For the unfunded portion, Singaporeans can use your SkillsFuture Credit to pay. Click here for SkillsFuture Credit submission

WSQ Eligibility

Please fill up the WSQ Trainee Eligibility Form after you have registered for this course

Please do not pay up front. We will advise you on the eligibility and nett fee after registration

Course Code: CA-WSQ-2019-017038

Course Booking

$688.00 (GST-exclusive)

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Course Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
Note the venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
Note the minimal class size to start a class is 3 Pax.

Course Details

Topic 1 Image Recognition with CNN

  • Introduction to Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)
  • Convolution & Pooling
  • Build a CNN Model for Image Recognition

Topic 2 Overfitting for Small Datasets

  • Overfitting and Underfitting
  • Methods to Solve Overfitting
  • Small Dataset Overfitting Issue
  • Data Augmentation & Dropout

Topic 3 Functional Keras API

  • What is Functional API
  • Create Sequential Model with Functional API
  • Create Non-Sequential Models with Functional API

Topic 4 Transfer Learning for Small Datasets

  • Introduction to Transfer Learning
  • Pre-trained Models
  • Transfer Learning on Small Dataset

Topic 5 Text Classification with RNN

  • Introduction to Recurrent Neural Network (RNN)
  • Types of RNN Architectures
  • LSTM and GRU
  • Word Embedding
  • Build a RNN Model for Text Classification

Final Assessment

  • Written Assessment (MCQ)
  • Practical Performance
  • Oral Questioning

Course Admin


The learner must meet the minimum requirement below :

  • At least O levels and above education
  • Read, write, speak and understand English

Mode of Training

Instructor Classroom Training

WSQ Funding Validity Period


WSQ Course Fee Funding

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Who Should Attend

  • Data Scientists
  • Data Analysts
  • Engineers


WSQ Keras Deep Learning Trainer Dr. Alfred Ang is the founder of Tertiary Courses. He is a serial entrepreneur. He founded OSWeb2Design Singapore Pte Ltd in 2007 offering web development, e-commerce store development, graphics design, ebook publishing, mobile apps development, and digital marketing services. He established the first online gardening store in Singapore, Eco City Hydroponics Pte Ltd in 2000, offering a wide range of gardening products such as seeds, plant nutrients, hydroponics kits etc. Eco City Hydroponics has become the most popular and successful gardening store in Singapore. He founded Tertiary Infotech Pte Ltd in 2012 and transformed the business to a training platform, Tertiary Courses in 2014. Tertiary Courses offers a wide range of SkillsFuture courses for PMETs to upgrade their skills and knowledge. He also established Tertiary Courses Malaysia in 2016. He also founded Tertiary Robotics in 2015 offering Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Microbit and Robotics products

Dr. Alfred Ang earned his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore in 2000, majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He also completed an online MBA course with U21 Global based in Australia. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons) from National University of Singapore in 1992, majoring in Physics. He topped his Physics cohort for 3 consecutive years and funded his degree study with Book prizes, Study awards, bursaries and tuition. He has worked in Defence, Electronics and Semiconductor Industries. His current interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics and Programming.

Dr. Alfred Ang is ACTA certified trainer. He was Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) and Senior Member of IEEE. He has published more than 20 peer reviewed papers and co-inventors for more than 20 inventions.

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