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Course Overview

The Business Information Technology course will be offered as a Digital Business Innovation Elective Cluster in the Diploma in Business from AY2019.

 

World of Possibilities with TP BIT:

 

  • Kick-start an exciting career transforming business with technology
  • Learn the ropes to be a Technopreneur or a businessman with an IT edge.
  • Dream and build the next disruptive innovation
  • Gain real-world experience, working with companies to align Business and Information Technology

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

Subject
Grade

English Language (EL1)*

1-7

Mathematics (E or A)

1-6

Any three other subjects, excluding CCA

1-6

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects: Additional Combined Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Studies, Creative 3-D Animation, Design & Technology, Engineering Science, Food & Nutrition, Fundamentals of Electronics, General Science, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Physics, Physical Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry), or Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology).

Note: Applicants with complete/full colour appreciation deficiency are not eligible to apply. Applicants with partial colour appreciation deficiency may apply.

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What You'll Learn

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCS1011 Communication & Information Literacy

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.

2
BCS1012 Workplace Communication

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms. In all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.

2
BCS1013 Persuasive Communication

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.

2
GCC1001 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civic-minded individuals.

2
BIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  Learners will be taught to apply the Design Thinking framework to develop problem statements, ideate and identify feasible solutions. Learners will be exposed to several tools for prototyping. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through various innovation and entrepreneurship concepts or tools. This subject also prepares students to be self-directed lifelong learners who are digital and information literate. It nurtures communicative and collaborative citizens who can use objective analysis in problem-solving.

2
LEA1011 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 1

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LEA1012 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 2

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LEA1013 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 3

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

The subject enables students to build a good foundation for healthy living. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on practical sessions where they will experience and develop both physical and technical skills in their chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, students will be able to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will also be supplemented by health-related topics that span the dimensions of health, such as diet, nutrition, stress and weight management, to provide students with a holistic approach to healthy living.  This subject also prepares students to be self-directed and accountable for lifelong learning for good health.

2
MCR1001 Career Readiness 1

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects - Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
MCR1002 Career Readiness 2

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
MCR1003 Career Readiness 3

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
BGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
BGS1003 Managing Diversity at Work*

This subject explores the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It examines the relationship between identity and diversity, the benefits and challenges of diversity and the strategies that promote inclusion and inspire collaboration in a diverse workplace. Examples of the elements of diversity covered in this subject include nationality, generation, ethnicity and gender. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
BGS1004 Global Citizenship & Community Development*

Students will examine the meaning and responsibilities of being a Global Citizen, in order to contribute towards a more equitable and sustainable world. In addition, students will learn how sustainable solutions can support community development, and, execute and critique a community action plan that addresses the needs of a specific community/cause. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
BGS1005 Expressions of Culture*

This subject provides a platform for an understanding of culture and heritage through modes of expression. Students will be introduced to global and local cultures via everyday objects, places and human behaviour seen through time and space. Students will explore issues and challenges in culture and heritage sustainability in community, national and global contexts. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
TGL1001 Guided Learning

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

3

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF1010 Business Accounting

This subject provides you with an understanding of the core accounting principles underlying accounting practice; from the preparation of accounting entries to the financial statements of businesses. It also focuses on how various businesses report the results of their activities in the financial statements.

4
BBS1001 Principles of Management

This subject covers the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It addresses the impact of environmental factors that affect business and the relevance of corporate social responsibility in an organisation. It emphasises the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by supervisors/managers in an organisation.

4
BBT1010 Business Technology & Analytics

This subject provides an overview of how digitalisation and business technology impact the future of work and businesses.  It also encompasses the utilisation of digital information and applications to facilitate decision making and problem solving through data analysis and visualisation.

4
BLO1001 Business Statistics

The subject provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. It includes data description, basic concepts of probability, correlation and regression, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. The subject also covers the use of computer software application to perform statistical computation for data analysis and interpretation.

4
BRM1005 Marketing Fundamentals

This subject provides an understanding of the basic concepts and practices of modern marketing. It focuses on the marketing role and the tools utilised by marketers in developing the appropriate marketing mix for target market segments.

4
BHT1018 Etiquette of Business & Service Knowledge

This subject will equip you with demonstrable attitudes and habits that will become a part of your professional personae, thus helping you transition smoothly from the institutional setting to the workplace. This subject covers corporate politics and protocol, professional presence, basic business etiquette and service knowledge concepts and practices.

1
BBT1006 E-Business Management

This subject covers the different types of e-commerce models, namely Business-to-Consumer, Business-to- Business and Consumer-to-Consumer. You will learn how companies adopt various business & marketing strategies as well as technologies to do business online, which include key concepts such as Internet marketing, customer relationship management and electronic payment systems. You will use an appropriate software to understand how an e-commerce system helps support B2C sales.

4
BEC1001 Microeconomics

This subject provides you with an understanding of the broad framework of microeconomic analysis. Conceptual tools of economic analysis such as scarcity, demand and supply will be introduced, followed by a study of consumer behaviour, product market and resource market.

4
BEC1002 Macroeconomics

This subject provides you with an understanding of the broad framework of macroeconomic analysis. The equilibrium level of national income, business cycle, unemployment, inflation, and monetary and fiscal policies will be discussed, followed by a study of international trade.

4
CFI1Z01 Database Management Systems

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the techniques of designing relational databases and the use of query language to display and manipulate data.

5
CIT1C09 Web Programming

This subject introduces the concepts of web programming. Topics covered include the development of form-based web application and data driven application. It also covers creation of web pages, and session and state management.

4
Diploma Subjects – Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCM1017 Visual Communication

This subject provides you with an introduction to the ideation, theories and practices of graphics design. It focuses on the fundamentals of design and process from the conceptualisation, production to post-production. Other areas covered in the subject include basic photography and optimisation of graphics for traditional and digital platforms.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO1002 Business Calculus

The subject covers topics such as algebraic functions, limits, exponential functions, logarithm functions, and the various rules and techniques of differentiation and integration to solve problems in the business environment.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBT2004 Enterprise Resource Management

This subject covers how an enterprise automates and integrates core business processes such as taking customer orders, scheduling operations and keeping inventory records and financial data with the use of business software.

4
BBT2005 Data Mining & Social Media Analytics

The subject covers the concepts of data mining and social media analytics. It focuses on the knowledge discovery process and data mining techniques to solve business problems. Through the use of Business Analytics tools, patterns and relationships can be identified for companies to predict behaviours and outcomes in business decision making. Social media insights for e-commerce will also be explored so that companies can understand business trends and customer preferences.

4
BBT2002 Open Technology & Business Systems

This subject covers the characteristics of open information technologies. The subject builds upon your understanding of general business functions, leading to an understanding of the use of open technologies in business systems. You will be exposed to procedures, standards and practices in open technologies, and use an open-source language to build an application.

5
CIA2C08 Systems Analysis & Design

This subject equips you with the theory and practice of systems analysis and design to undertake the analysis of a given problem situation, to produce a definition of user requirements and to design an appropriate information system. This subject covers the concepts of system requirements analysis of defined problem, system design using requirement specifications and the post implementation process. You will also learn the transition from business requirement analysis to design in the unified process of systems development, using case modelling and data flow diagrams.

4
Diploma Subjects – Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCM3013 Digital Media Production

This subject builds on the fundamentals of basic media production such as photography, graphic design, audio and video production. It covers the integration of separate media elements to create moving images and effects to enhance visual storytelling. Combined with their communication skills, students will be able to produce effective content for their target audiences on a variety of devices.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS2001 Human Resource Management

This subject covers the impact of human resources on organisational effectiveness as well as the human relations skills and knowledge required of line managers/supervisors in order to be effective in managing their subordinates. This subject will cover the human resource management (HRM) functions ranging from staffing, induction, training & development, performance appraisal, compensation & benefits, counselling, discipline to grievance handling.

4
BAF2016 Management Accounting & Finance

This subject covers the general framework of the financial and cost management processes. The subject focuses on the management of financial resources with topics such as financial analysis, sources of financing and capital investment evaluation. It also deals with basic cost concepts and how accounting information is used for costing, pricing and budgeting.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS2009 Managing Small & Medium Enterprises

This subject provides you with an overview of the challenges faced by SMEs in Singapore. The subject emphasises on effective marketing, financial, operations and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) management, as well as government assistance programmes that can impact and streamline SMEs for growth and overseas expansion.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BMK2001 Advertising & Promotion

This subject provides you with an understanding of customer communications. It will focus on the role and the entire process that marketing communications play in developing strong relationships with customers, channels and other stakeholders in a variety of contexts.

4
BMK2005 Marketing Research

This subject provides you with an overview of the role of marketing research in the decision-making process that marketing managers undertake. In a rapidly changing world where timely and accurate information is vital to making sound business decisions, marketing research is an absolute necessity.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BHT2005 Event Management

The subject introduces the scope of events and their application in the context of the tourism industry. From this macro perspective, you will build a foundation in event conceptualisation, development and production, covering topics such as marketing of events, human resource management and budgeting, and staging.

4
BHT2012 Travel & Leisure Business

The subject provides you with an overview of the travel and leisure business in the 21st century. Specifically, topics encompassing the components and structure, key dynamics and the environment, and issues facing the world’s largest business will be covered.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO2004 Operations Management

The subject covers the fundamental concepts and techniques commonly associated with the management of operations for manufacturing as well as service organisations. Quality management strategies that help organisations to improve on its operational performance and provide better value to their customers will also be introduced into this subject.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLM2007 Legal Aspects of IT

The subject covers at an introductory level the law which is relevant to the information technology industry, and which an IT professional will be likely to apply in the course of his work or business.

4
BMK2015 Customer Relationship & Services Marketing

This subject provides an overview of the importance of developing long-term profitable relationship with customers through quality products and services. It focuses on managing customer dynamics, attitudes and perceptions so as to attract, retain, and forge strong relationships. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to apply the concepts of Customer Relation Management (CRM) and marketing of services to help improve business performance.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BSI3016 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

16

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBT3005 Business Information Systems Security & Audit

This subject focuses on the understanding of information security with respect to information systems. It highlights the main principles of information security, introduces the different aspects of information security management and provides a high level view of computer forensics analysis. It also draws attention to the current industry practices, government policies and future trends by looking at certification, audits and plans that businesses are working on. 

4
BBT3010 Project Management

This subject covers the knowledge, principles and processes that are fundamental for project management. You will be exposed to best practices and different knowledge areas of project management, which involves time, scope, cost and quality management in a project. A project management tool will be used in the course for you to apply your project management skills learned. This will prepare you for your future roles as a project management associate and project team member.

3
BMP3003 Major Project (Business Information Technology)

This subject provides you with an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills acquired during classes and working experience in the Student Internship Programme. You will work in teams throughout the semester to produce a business proposal and system prototype. You will also be required to make a formal presentation of the project undertaken.

8
Diploma Subjects – Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS3005 Product Development & Innovation

This subject provides an overview of new product development innovation and processes in organisations today. The subject addresses the methods to transform exciting ideas into new products and systems appropriate for successful innovation and new product development. It focuses on the key process skills for innovators to exploit change with the intention of practising the processes behind developing new products and services.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO3015 Global Trade & Singapore Logistics

The subject provides an overview of the roles of global trade and logistics in supporting and effecting the economic development of Singapore. It covers the logistics sector in Singapore as an enabler for trade. It focuses on the significance of trade and freight transportation in the global setting. Topics related to international transportation modes, international commercial terms (INCOTERMS), free trade agreements (FTA), air and sea freight shipments will be covered to give a good understanding of the international freight practices in the global trade. Various shipping documentation, customs clearance procedures, insurance and liabilities in air and sea carriage will also be emphasised.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBT3007 Outsourcing Management

This subject provides you with an understanding of the basic concepts of outsourcing, the trends of outsourcing, the processes involved, and the business advantages that can be obtained. Organisations may seek benefits beyond cost cutting, such as service improvements and radical transformation, although this carries with it associated risks and challenges. You will learn about risk management in a rapidly changing business and IT landscape. This subject will cover both operational issues and strategic risks of IT outsourcing and multi-sourcing.

4
BBT3006 Business Strategies in IT

This subject seeks to reinforce and consolidate the knowledge you have acquired in common business modules by applying them in the context of technology products and IT service companies. You will be taught sales force management, marketing, business development and other related strategies in IT companies. You will also learn the various stages of entrepreneurship, start-up financing, and strategies for start-up and growth. Through case studies and role plays, you will be exposed to contract management, negotiation, pricing, business proposal preparation and other common business activities in the IT industry.

4
BBT3008 Business Intelligence

This subject aims to further your knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques to support executive decision-making and manage business performance. It equips you with skills in using online analytical processing tools, visualisation tools, as well as advanced data mining techniques to bring about business intelligence for companies. It also examines the role that business intelligence plays in customer relationship management and explores trends affecting the future of business intelligence.

4
BBT3009 Enterprise Applications

This subject equips you with the knowledge to successfully plan, design and use different enterprise applications in any organisations. You will be kept abreast on how enterprise system vendors quickly adapt their systems to take advantage of the latest technologies like open systems, client/server technologies and cloud technologies. You will have a chance to integrate web-based ERP, SCM and CRM systems and see the integration within and beyond the organisation.

4

Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
36 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects
73 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects
min 12 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 121 credit units

Careers Prospects

Graduates from the course have found careers in domains of Business as well as IT. Some examples are Banking, Financials, Trading, Logistics and Manufacturing. Armed with both business acumen as well as a technological mind-set, you can start your career as a Business Analyst, Data Miner, ERP/CRM Analyst, Pre-Sales Analyst, Project Coordinator, Account Executive, Marketing Executive, Customer Service Officer and more!

 

You will also have the opportunity to become a well-recognized Business IT consultant by acquiring professional certifications such as the SAP TERP10 (Integration of Business Processes in SAP ERP) certification awarded by the SAP University Alliance Programme in the course of your study.

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