Programmes

Bachelor of Information Technology (Computing)

Part-time

Programme Overview

Developed and awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia.

It is rated 5 stars for student retention and getting a full-time job.

You can find UOW’s awards at
http://www.uow.edu.au/about/awards/index.html

This programme provides a solid foundation in theory, analysis, design and implementation in computing and IT.
 


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Course Start Date & End Date

4 intakes a year (Jan, Apr, Jul & Oct)

Jan 2017 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
Direct Entry (2-year) – Jan 2017 – Dec 2018
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Jan 2017 – Jun 2018
Direct Entry (1-year) – Jan 2017 – Dec 2017

Apr 2017 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Apr 2017 – Mar 2020
Direct Entry (2-year) – Apr 2017 – Mar 2019
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Apr 2017 – Sep 2018
Direct Entry (1-year) – Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

Jul 2017 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Jul 2017 – Jun 2020
Direct Entry (2-year) – Jul 2017 – Jun 2019
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Jul 2017 – Dec 2018
Direct Entry (1-year) – Jul 2017 – Jun 2018

Oct 2017 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Oct 2017 – Sep 2020
Direct Entry (2-year) – Oct 2017 – Sep 2019
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Oct 2017 – Mar 2019
Direct Entry (1-year) – Oct 2017 – Sep 2018

The completion date will be according to the advance standing offered.
 

Fee

Full Programme Fee (3 years) : S$33,384.00

Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks

Scholarships & Awards

Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

SIM scholarships are available
 

Evelyn Chia

I felt the degree programme would add value to my personal profiles and qualifications,

Application

Closing Date

April 2017 Intake - 18 Jan 2017

July 2017 Intake - 19 Apr 2017

October 2017 Intake - 26 Jul 2017


Events & Programme Briefings

  • Open House Programme Briefing - University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security)/(Multimedia Game & Development)/Bachelor of Information Technology (Computing)

    Come join us on Sat Sep 30 23:00:00 SGT 2017, Sat Sep 30 23:00:00 SGT 2017 - Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 SGT 2017, at SIM HQ, Clementi Road ...

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Be tech-savvy, make an impact in your workplace

Information technology is the backbone of the workplace in every industry, business and trade.

You will bridge the gap between traditional business-only or IT-only perspectives and contribute to the success of your organisation in a broader social and ethically-responsible framework.

You will understand the relevance of business strategy and IT, while emphasising a hands-on system development perspective.

The programme is intensive and demanding but rewarding and achievable.

Accreditations

Australian Computer Society (ACS)
The ACS has mutual recognition of qualifications with:

  • Singapore Computer Society
  • International Federation of Information Processing
  • South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation
  • Malaysia National Computer Confederation
  • Seoul Accord – mutual recognition between ABEEK (Korea), ABET (US), BCS (UK), CIPS (Canada), HKIE (HK and China), IEET (Taiwan), JABEE (Japan)

Study Opportunities (offered by UOW in Australia)

Students in the UOW programme at SIM are eligible to transfer to the Wollongong campus but subject to separate application and enrolment process. Graduates can apply to enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.

Career Prospects

  • Software entrepreneurs
  • Programmers
  • Multimedia professionals
  • Database administrators
  • IT developers
  • Network managers
  • Systems analysts

Teaching Faculty

The programme is taught in Singapore, with UOW academics teaching in the final year.

Mode of Delivery

Students have to put in time and effort in class and in independent study. Classes include face-to-face lectures, tutorials lab work. They are in 3-hour blocks from 7-10pm.

Intensive lectures in the final year is delivered in a continuous block of seven days for each subject, and occasionally held on Saturday.

Students typically study 2 subjects in 1 session.

Programme Calendar

Modules

Year 1

CSCI102 Systems
CSCI103 Algorithms and Problem Solving *
CSCI114 Procedural Programming *
CSCI124 Applied Programming*
STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty*
MATH121 Discrete Mathematics *
CSCI110 Introduction to W3 Technologies
ECTE182 Internet Technology

Year 2

CSCI203 Algorithms and Data Structures
CSCI204 Object and Generic Programming in C++*
CSCI212 Interacting Systems *
CSCI222 Systems Development *
IACT201 Professional Practice and Ethics
CSCI235 Database Systems *
CSCI205 Software Development Methods & Tools
CSCI213 Java Programming & Applications

* Core subjects

Year 3

CSCI311 Software Process Management
CSCI315 Database Design and Implementation
CSCI322 Systems Administration
CSCI321 Project
IACT301 Information & Communication Security Issues
ISIT302 Corporate Network Management
CSCI224 Human Computer Interaction

Click HERE for description of modules

Candidature Period

Maximum 3 times the duration for completion under a standard full-time load, subject to meeting ongoing course progression rules.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 24 students. Students will be informed 1 month before class starts.
 

Entry Requirements

  • 3 GCE ‘A’ level / 3 H2 passes plus 1 H1 pass with a minimum aggregate of 9 points where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (for H1 apply half the value)*
  • Diploma: 3-year diploma from local polytechnic or its equivalent.

*Minimum Aggregate scores in the qualifications mentioned are required for entry.

Applicants may be admitted to different credit exemptions based on academic results.

Course Fee

Standard Entry (3 years) : S$33,384.00 for 23 modules, payable over 12 semesters

Year 1: 8 modules
Year 2: 8 modules
Fee per module: S$1070.00

Year 3: 6 modules
Fee per module: S$2033.00

Final Year Project (FYP): 1 module
Fee per module: S$4066.00

Course fee based on credit exemptions

0.5 Year credit exemption : S$29,104.00 for 19 modules, payable over 10 semesters
1 Year credit exemption : S$24,824.00 for 15 modules, payable over 8 semesters
1.5 Year credit exemption : S$20,544.00 for 11 modules, payable over 6 semesters
 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST (exclusive of text books)

Application Fee

Application Fee applies

Scholarships & Awards

Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

SIM GE Scholarships available

Exemption Eligibility

Exemptions are normally granted automatically to students with relevant background. Block exemptions may be granted to students with relevant diplomas from the local polytechnics and universities.

All modules previously studied will be evaluated and compared with the requirements of the student’s programme of study and a block exemption granted where appropriate.

To obtain maximum credit exemption, applicants must have GPA of 2.0 or more (out of 4.0). Applicants with GPA below 2.0 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Click HERE for exemption table
 

Profiles

Lecturers & Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio 1:65
 

Assessment & Exams

Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the following form:

  • Assignments
  • Class tests
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Practical laboratory tests
  • Presentations
  • Project
  • Tutorial exercises

Some assignments and presentations are group-based. Assessment may have a minimum achievement requirement necessary to pass the subject.  Most modules have a final examination at the end of semester.

Academic Progress

Students are to pass all subjects within the current year of study before proceeding to the next year of study. For modules with pre-requisites, students may be required to meet the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules.

Attendance requirement

Local students: 80%

Award & Graduation

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Computing) contain common subjects for Year 1 and 2 plus a 48-credit point programme in the final year which consists of 6 coursework subjects each worth 6 credit points and final project worth 12 credit points.

On successful completion, graduates receive the Bachelor of Information Technology (Computing), awarded by the University of Wollongong.

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