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Course Overview

How does my Grab app locate the nearest available driver? Can I get the lights at home turned on five minutes before I get there? The answers lie with Information Technology.

 

From communication and education to healthcare, transportation, entertainment, finance and business, Information Technology influences nearly every aspect of human activity today.

 

In this course, you will acquire very strong programming and software development skills. You will also learn to incorporate AI, data analytics and other technologies to enhance the applications you develop. You will get the unique chance to specialise in areas such as Financial Technologies (Fintech) through elective subjects and gain employment in the banking and financial services sectors. As the demand for IT professionals continues to rise, set yourself apart from others by joining this highly valued course. A unique opportunity we offer is through our Industry Practice elective subjects which you can take while working at an internship company in your 3rd year. This gives you a chance to acquire strong and deep skills at the workplace and prepares you well to secure future employment.

 

We also have very strong industry links with DBS and Deloitte where our students are mentored by industry professionals and can undertake year-long internships with these esteemed companies in Year 3.

 

Join us and embark on an exciting tech journey with immense job opportunities!

 

Get the opportunity to attain the certifications(s) below through your course of study:

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Azure Fundamentals Certification
  • Professional Scrum Master 1

 

AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

Many companies are now placing their information on the cloud, as well as creating applications and services on the cloud. Due to cloud computing, we are seeing a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. Cloud Computing professionals are in high demand in the IT industry. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner offers a foundational understanding of AWS Cloud concepts, services, and terminology.

 

The School of Informatics & IT curriculum prepares students to acquire the AWS certified cloud practitioner qualification. Industry-recognised certificates give students and prospective employers an added confidence about the cloud proficiency of graduates.

 

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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 one of the subject in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing / Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition/ Nutrition & Food Science
  • Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Exercise & Sports Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
1-6
2024 Planned Intake
100
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE)
7 - 15

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Admissions Exercises

What You'll Learn

Strong Foundation Skills

Learn to develop your own web applications with the coding and user interface skills you acquire. Also, learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity and data analytics to give you a firm foundation in IT.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CIT1C21 Application Development Project

This subject will introduce the skills required to develop a web application using the latest technologies. Project design, development and deployment will also be covered.

4
CIT1C18 Computational Thinking

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computational thinking and their application in developing programming solutions for problems. Topics covered include programming concepts, simple data structures and programming techniques.

4
CCF1C03 Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This subject will introduce the principles of cybersecurity and their application in real world scenarios. It also covers what is required to protect and defend digital systems and applications in cyber space. Common types of cyber risks, threats and attacks, as well as the applicable controls will also be discussed.

2
CIA1C11 Data Visualisation and Analytics

This subject covers the data analytics lifecycle, including gathering, cleaning, processing and visualising of data. Exploratory data analysis methods, descriptive and predictive analytics and the presentation of insights will also be covered.

4
CIA1C06 Database Application Development

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the design methods specific to relational database, database manipulation using a database query language, and the techniques of implementing relational databases. It will also cover implementation of simple applications to access relational database.

4
CIT1C14 Data Structures and Algorithms

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of recursion and data structures in solving problems using a programming language. Topics covered include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Searching techniques and sorting algorithms will also be covered.

4
CIA1C07 Logic and Mathematics

This subject covers logic, sets, functions, recursion and graphs. It covers mathematical processes for developing algorithms in computing and other real-life applications. Topics covered include the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for computing.

3
CCF1C04 Network and Cloud Technology

This subject covers the theoretical and practical aspects of network and cloud technology. Topics covered include how data is transmitted within an organisation and via the internet, as well as cloud computing technologies, its benefits, organisation, cloud usage, and risks.

4
CIT1C19 User Experience and Interface Design

This subject introduces the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer an enriching user experience (UX). The topics covered include designing interfaces, need findings, sketching and prototyping for interactive experiences, and usability testing.

3

Develop Innovative Business Applications

You will acquire advanced skills in developing applications across multiple platforms and industries.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CAI2C08 Machine Learning for Developers

This subject introduces the fundamentals of machine learning principles and practices. It covers a range of machine learning models and algorithmic machine learning methods, such as supervised learning.

4
CIT2C18 Mobile App Development

This subject introduces the techniques and practices of programming and implementation of applications on multiple devices and platforms. Topics covered include an overview of how mobile applications are used in various industries, user interface and mobile application development across platforms.

4
CIT2C20 Full Stack Web Development

This subject introduces the concepts of full-stack web-based applications. Topics covered include designing web pages and implementing the front-end and back-end technologies of a web application. Technological and design issues of web-based application development will also be discussed.

4
CIT2C22 DevOps Essentials

This subject covers the development and deployment of applications using DevOps tools and Agile methodology. It introduces the concepts of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment.

4
CIT2C23 Agile Methodology and Design Thinking

This subject covers the concepts and techniques of Agile methodology and the design thinking process. It also introduces elements of project management and exposes students to real-life application development cycles to enable them to employ a greater user-centric approach in designing software applications.

4
CIT2C24 Cloud Application Development

This subject introduces the concepts of cloud microservices. Topics covered include the architectural styles of cloud microservices, the value proposition behind microservices cloud computing, and available technology stacks to implement and deploy cloud-native applications with a Microservices architecture.

4
CIT2C29 Application Security

This subject focuses on secure web application design and development. It discusses the inherent threats and vulnerabilities of web applications and the corresponding counter-measures.

4
CMC2C16 IoT Application Development

This subject covers the concepts of Distributed System Architecture like Service-Oriented Architecture, Representational State Transfer (REST) and Web Services, identification of technology and design principles for connected devices as well as prototyping techniques for developing web services.

4

Step out as a Professional

You will select elective modules and work on real-world projects in areas such as fintech, advanced manufacturing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and web applications. You will also have the chance to learn from experts and work for clients in local or overseas companies to hone your skills in developing software applications and solutions. You will receive valuable mentorship and work for companies such as DBS, Deloitte and many, many more like them.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CMP3102 Major Project

This subject involves the application of knowledge in a practical learning situation. The subject covers acquiring new knowledge in technology and skills in project management, problem solving and communication.

10
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CDA2C02 Data Mining and Business Analytics

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of machine learning. Topics covered include supervised and unsupervised learning and classification.

4
CDA2C04 Data Storytelling

This subject covers graphing fundamentals, graphing properties and building dashboards for reporting purposes using relevant statistical modelling and analysis techniques. The subject also introduces the knowledge and skills to apply the data storytelling framework and principles of data visualisation to enable business users to communicate and narrate findings relevant to business contexts.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CIT2C25 Digital Banking and Financial Services

This subject introduces students to core financial services in retail banking and Fintech business models which disrupt financial services. Students will also learn about the digital banking services and open banking that transform traditional products. The subject will cover key retail banking market and services, the current trends and emerging technologies that drive digital banks, and Fintech techniques such as open application programming interfaces.

4
CIT2C26 Introduction to Blockchain Application Development

This subject introduces students to the concepts of distributed ledgers and the foundation of blockchain technology. It will also cover the application of blockchain in financial services. Students will develop an understanding of the blockchain development tools, create and deploy smart contracts and decentralised applications.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO2010 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of a Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain. It also covers the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs. It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

4
ECC2014 Industrial IoT Analytics

This subject covers the essential concepts and skills needed for implementing digital transformation in smart manufacturing plants. It covers the application of industrial software platforms to wirelessly interconnect sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment. Students will learn to develop dashboard for acquiring, analysing and displaying data that is commonly found in Advanced Manufacturing. Modern approaches in activation of hardware and software responses when interventions are required for process improvement or corrective actions are also covered in detail.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CIT2C27 Guided Work-based Learning 1

This is a competency-based subject that develops students in the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a specific IT job role through a structured on-the-job training programme. It will allow students to perform skills identification and articulate critical work functions in the job role and their performance expectations. Students will work with the company supervisor to plan and execute an individual learning project, and they will monitor and reflect on their learning progress. Guided Work-based learning will broaden and/or deepen a student's knowledge and skills in a specific job role.

4
CIT2C28 Guided Work-based Learning 2

This subject provides students the opportunity to recognise the critical core skills that are transferrable in both lateral movement or vertical progression in the specified IT job track defined in a recognised or national skills framework. It also allows students to compare the responsibilities, required skills and competencies between the various job roles within the organisation and/or industry.

4

Subject Code Subjects Credit Units
CIT2C30 Green Software Principles

This subject covers the Green Software principles and takes into consideration the software design practices and technologies that optimise energy usage, minimise carbon footprint and promote environmental awareness.

4
CDA2C08 Data Analytics for Environmental Sustainability

The subject introduces the principles of sustainability and how   data analytics can address environmental challenges. It explores techniques and tools for data-driven decision-making, such as analysing climate data and predicting the impact of climate change. 

4

You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
CSI3004 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
CTX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication.​ There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

3
CTX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning.

3
GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

3
GTP1201 Career Readiness

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

1
GTP1202 Career Management

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

1
CGS1002 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 global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
GTP1302 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
CIN1001 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
GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

2
GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject reinforces the fundamental knowledge learnt on health, fitness, exercise and sports. Hands-in time will be allocated for a greater variety of fitness exercises and sports skills in a recreation setting. In addition, theoretical knowledge such as sports safety and risk management when participating in physical activities will be introduced. Guidance will be provided for improvement of physical fitness, acquiring of sports skills and relating theoretical knowledge to the physical activities.

2
TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and future leaders who can contribute to the global community.  It introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. This subject focuses on the impact of climate change, potential solutions to climate change, and the future of the green economy from global and local perspectives.

3

* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or Guided Learning.


Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamental Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects
74 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects
min 8 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 122 credit units

Career Prospects

Exciting career opportunities as:

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Course Fees

PET Course Fee

Main

The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

ADMITTED IN SINGAPOREANS
(Age below 40 in the year 2021) 
SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
2023 S$3,086.50 S$6,317.10 S$12,042.20
2022 S$3,076.05 S$6,306.50 S$11,638.20

 

WHEN DO I PAY?

There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2023/2024 are:
Semester 1:  17 April 2023 – 15 October 2023 
Semester 2:  16 October 2023 – 14 April 2024

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.

MORE DETAILS ON FEES AND FINANCE

View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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