Why Should You Consider Online Learning

Posted on: 20th February, 2023

Online education has opened up a world of possibilities for those seeking knowledge and personal growth. Students are able to learn beyond what is taught in traditional classrooms. They have the power to tap into a wealth of information and resources from anywhere, at any time, with the wonders of online learning.

In this article, we’ll delve into the numerous advantages of online learning and show why it’s a revolutionary and exciting choice for anyone looking to expand their horizons.

What are the advantages of online learning?

Flexibility – One of the biggest benefits of online learning is that it offers a high degree of flexibility. Students can access course materials, and complete assignments, quizzes and tests from any location, as long as they have an internet connection. This makes it ideal for people with busy schedules, who may not be able to attend traditional in-person classes. For example, for full-time National Servicemen, having access to online learning can allow them to get a head start with their education.

Wide range of courses – Online learning platforms offer a wide range of courses, covering a variety of subjects and levels of skills. This makes it easy for students to find courses that are relevant to their interests, career goals, or academic needs.

Self-paced learning  – Online learning allows students to take the time they need to understand the course material and complete assessments at their own pace. This promotes deeper understanding and retention of the material.

What online courses can you consider?

Cyber security and IT
As Singapore transforms digitally, there is a strong emphasis on incorporating technology to revolutionise various industries such as healthcare, transport, and logistics. To facilitate this progress, it is crucial to possess a workforce equipped with proficient skills and knowledge. With this, individuals with relevant qualifications and expertise in information technology and cyber security are highly sought after.

If you have no prior knowledge in the IT field, the 6-month Certificate in InfoComm Technology (E-Learning) will equip you with the fundamentals of Information Systems, Design Thinking and Internet of Things (IoT). As for those who have a bachelor’s degree and looking to further expand your knowledge and skills in the cyber security field, our Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security (E-learning) is what you should be looking at. This 9-month programme will provide you with an in-depth understanding of networking, ethical hacking, computer forensics investigations, information security management, linux shell programming, and IoT fundamentals and Security.

Business management
While a business course can be generic, it can lead to many different career options like marketing, finance, human resource or even entrepreneurship. Our 9-month Diploma in Business Studies(E-learning) includes modules such as accounting, business statistics, economics and marketing. The course offers students the opportunity to develop sharp business acumen. Students will be able to build a strong foundation before progressing to a business-related degree with one of our university partners.


The engineering sector presents a challenging and fulfilling career path for those interested in using their knowledge and skills to make a significant impact on the world. The Certificate in Engineering Foundation (E-learning) provides a comprehensive engineering knowledge base for those who are new and keen to venture into the engineering industry. Through a 6-month curriculum, students will learn various engineering modules such as design thinking, engineering physics, mathematics, and others. These modules will serve to build a strong foundation for students to progress to a diploma and later on a degree level.

Sports sciences

If you’re looking to switch careers to one that’s sports related or wish to enhance your existing skill sets in sports, PSB Academy’s Certificate in Sport and Exercise Sciences (E-learning) provides fundamental skills and knowledge in the multi-disciplinary areas of sport and exercise sciences. In this 6-month programme, students will be taught modules in health and wellness, fitness assessment and training and sports coaching. Upon completion of this course, students can progress to PSB Academy’s choice of diploma courses in sport and exercise sciences and subsequently enrol in our bachelor’s degree courses in the same field.

Discover the full potential of online education

Online learning gives you the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge and gain certification despite having other commitments. Explore the range of online courses, available at the certificate, diploma, and postgraduate levels, offered at PSB Academy.