SIP for School of Informatics & IT
The School of Informatics & IT provides students with a strong foundation in IT as well as knowledge of domain areas such as financial services, digital media and cyber security which enable them to create solutions that improve business processes. We also place priority on nurturing IT Professionals who are able to communicate effectively and work in a team so that they acquire the confidence to engage and interact with diverse people in a global economy.
The Student Internship Programme enables students to gain valuable work experience in the relevant industries.
The length of the internship ranges from 15 weeks to 35 weeks.
We strongly encourage employers to give our students real jobs and responsibilities within their organisations. Participating companies are required to submit a training schedule, describing the duties of the SIP student(s).
Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics
Business Intelligence & Analytics (BIA) focuses on the use of computing, business, and statistical tools and techniques to identify, extract, and analyse business data, in order to support better decision-making. Apart from a strong foundation in IT, analytics, business and project management skills, students taking up the Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics will gain expertise in various business intelligence and business analytics software tools commonly used in industry. This course also includes an internship with business organisations in order to learn how business analytics is applied in a real-life environment.
Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security
This course is for people who want to protect the critical information assets of individuals and enterprises and want to earn respect as IT security professionals in the expanding security industry. Students will receive a sound education on IT fundamentals to develop critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills in software and network systems.
Students will learn how to identify and detect the abuse and misuse of computers, design counter measures against criminal intrusion, perform penetration testing and ethical hacking to effectively secure systems for businesses. If any system is compromised, students will learn how to perform computer forensic investigations and respond to the incident. Combining security and business skills, students will learn how to audit and design security policies, apply the legal aspects of IT, and make systems more secure by using biometric technologies such as fingerprint and iris scans.
Diploma in Financial Business Informatics
In this course, students will learn how banks and financial institutions are structured and how they operate in the global financial markets. It combines training in business processes, systems and management with IT. In this way, students have the chance to be effective in two sectors - the high growth financial services and the IT industries.
Students can choose two possible options of study: Finance or Banking. The Finance Option trains students on systems, processes and management of settlement and credit risks of investment products like foreign exchange and money market instruments, securities and derivatives. The Banking Option focuses on systems and processes of retail and corporate banking in relation to credit cards, loans and trade financing.
Diploma in Game & Entertainment Technology
This course will teach students the skills to create and design game through game patterns, game architecture and game designs.
Students will be equipped with digital content creation skills like interface design, human computer interaction, 2D/3D character animation, level design and game scripting. You will also learn software engineering and programming concepts such as object-oriented programming and problem solving, artificial intelligence, 3D graphics and game algorithms.
Diploma in Information Technology
This course provides graduates with a strong foundation to develop robust internet and intranet application systems for business, industry and public organisations. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge of business process and technical skills to harness the power of information and internet technologies to develop information systems for the business operations of organisations. They will be able to specify, design, implement, test and maintain effective intranet and internet based information systems for these organisations. As these information systems are established for specific business purposes, graduates are able to understand the way organisations are structured and how these systems fulfill business information needs.
They are required to attend a common core program of studies in the fundamentals required of IT software professionals. Information systems and multimedia applications in organisations, principles of software development, basic architecture of computer and network systems, computing mathematics and communication skills are common core areas of study. In addition, the ability to develop application systems is a core competence developed during the course of study.
Diploma in Mobile & Network Services
This course grooms you to become an expert in Mobile Solutions or IT Service Management (ITSM). You will learn to develop mobile phone apps for business, education and entertainment purposes on the latest mobile phone platforms such as iPhone and Android platforms. You will also be trained in using IBM tools to provide IT Service in the first ‘live’ centre in an institution in Asia run by TP and IBM. You will have the chance to do an internship of up to 6 months in a local or overseas company and can enjoy advanced standing in many reputable universities.