Programmes

Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security)

Full-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 knowledge, strategic thinking, research and communication skills.

You learn advanced security programming and techniques, and understand strategies in information protection and coding, to ensure correctness, security and data authenticity.


Course Start Date & End Date

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

Apr 2018 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Apr 2018 – Mar 2021
Direct Entry (2-year) – Apr 2018 – Mar 2020
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Apr 2018 – Sep 2019
 

Jul 2018 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Jul 2018 – Jun 2021
Direct Entry (2-year) – Jul 2018 – Jun 2020
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Jul 2018 – Dec 2019
 

Oct 2018 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year) – Oct 2018 – Sep 2021
Direct Entry (2-year) – Oct 2018 – Sep 2020
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Oct 2018 – Mar 2020
 

Jan 2019 Intake

Standard Entry (3-year) – Jan 2019 – Dec 2021
Direct Entry (2-year) – Jan 2019 – Dec 2020
Direct Entry (1.5-year) – Jan 2019 – Jun 2020

Note: The completion date will be as per 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

Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT)
Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

SIM scholarships are available

Application

Closing Date

April 2018 Intake - 31 Jan 2018

 


Fight cyber-crime with digital security skills

Cyber-crime is a serious threat for any organisation whose online system has to offer convenient access to legitimate users, and yet be secure enough to stop hackers and thieves.

With knowledge and skill learned from this Digital Systems Security programme, you will be highly sought after by most organisations, to help boost their security.

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 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

  • e-Security Manager, providing secured access to enterprise information over the Web from both inside and outside corporate networks for e-commerce enterprises
  • Cryptographer, developing strong encryption products for Internet communication in business, financial institutions, government and other major organisations
  • Database security administrator, ensuring identification and authentication for a wide range of corporations
  • Software Architect or Entrepreneur for e-Security businesses
  • Designer and developer of secured hardware systems for financial services, defence, government and media.

Teaching Faculty

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

Mode of Delivery

Classes include face-to-face lectures, tutorials and lab sessions.

Classes are in 3-hour blocks: 8:30 – 11:30am, 12noon – 3pm,or 3:30 – 6:30pm.

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

Students typically study two subjects in one session.

Programme Calendar

To be awarded the Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security) degree, student must complete, or exempted from completing (depending on their advanced standing status), a total of 23 modules comprising of core modules, elective modules and one final year project.
 
Core Modules List
  • Networks and Communications
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Problem Solving
  • System Analysis
  • Data Management & Security
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming
  • Introduction to Web Technology
  • IT Project Management
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Advanced Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Cryptography and Secure Applications
  • Network Security
  • Systems Security
  • Multicore and GPU programming

  
Electives List
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Management 
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Database Performance Tuning
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Game Engine Essentials
  • 3D Modelling and Animation
  • Business Process Management
  • Strategic eBusiness Solutions
  • Frontend Web Programming
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge & Information Engineering
  • Introduction to Management
  • Accounting Fundamentals in Society
  • Business Communications
  • Marketing Principles
  • Accounting in Organisations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Management of Change
  • Statistics for Business
  • Economic Essentials for Business
  • Fundamental Programming with Python

  1 Final Year Project
 

Click HERE for description of modules

The choice of modules is subject to change and will follow changes according to the programme in UOW.  

   

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 and will be assessed by UOW.

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

For information on Overseas Qualifications, click HERE

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

Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT) for final year,
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 1:66
 

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 will be 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%
International students: 90%

Award & Graduation

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security) 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 a final project worth 12 credit points.

On successful completion, graduates receive the Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security) awarded by the University of Wollongong.
 

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