Programmes

Bachelor of Information Technology

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.
 


Awarded by:


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

 

January 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

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
 

Application

Closing Date

April 2018 Intake - 31 Jan 2018


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

To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology 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 IT
Principles of eBusiness

Knowledge & Information Engineering

Big Data Management

Business Process Management

Management Information Systems

Frontend Web Programming

 

Electives List

Algorithms & Data Structures

Advanced Programming

Database Systems

Cryptography and Secure Applications

Network Security

Systems Security

Multicore and GPU programming

Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Database Performance Tuning

Interactive Computer Graphics

Game Engine Essentials

Mobile Multimedia

3D Modelling and Animation

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.

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 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, awarded by the University of Wollongong.

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