Micro-credential Programmes


About Micro-credentials

With the demands of the 21st century, lifelong learning has become a more important means to survive in the ever-changing environment of industry. Micro-credentials are certifications of learning for a smaller set of modules that are designed to provide learners with knowledge, skills, values, and competencies in a focused area of study.

  • Component of an accredited program
  • Provides student with an added value towards their existing qualification or professions
  • Means of up-skilling or re-skilling for professional development

Micro-credentials provide learners the opportunity to sharpen competency and obtain new sets of skills, preparing them as good candidates when they apply for their dream job, giving learners exactly what they need with a flexible structure and affordable fees.

How will the micro-credential courses be delivered?

  • Online / hybrid
  • Self-paced learning

What are the rewards upon completing a micro-credential course?

  • Digital award certificate and/or
  • Digital badge

Why pursue a micro-credentials course?

  • Added value for students / learners
  • Structured learning
  • Multidisciplinary roles & widening of skills

Micro-credentials Programme Pathway

Enrolled in City U Micro-credentials Programme

Complete 7–11 weeks programme

  • Online Study
  • Workshop
  • Assessments

Credit transfer to relevant programme in City U

  • Diploma
  • Bachelor
  • Master

Benefits of micro-credentials course


A candidate’s prior skills and work or life experiences may also be taken as credits towards an accredited program.


Candidates are required to demonstrate their development of knowledge, skills, and competencies in a specified targeted area while developing clear evidence of learning “in-action”.


A micro-credential course is shorter than your usual university course. It could be a small part of an accredited programme or a stand-alone course.

Programmes offered

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