Bachelor of Information Technology
Developed and awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia.
It is rated 5 stars for student retention and getting a full-time job.
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This programme provides a solid foundation in theory, analysis, design and implementation in computing and IT.
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.
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.
- Software entrepreneurs
- Multimedia professionals
- Database administrators
- IT developers
- Network managers
- Systems analysts
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.
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
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
Algorithms & Data Structures
Cryptography and Secure Applications
Multicore and GPU programming
Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Database Performance Tuning
Interactive Computer Graphics
Game Engine Essentials
3D Modelling and Animation
Introduction to Management
Accounting Fundamentals in Society
Accounting in Organisations
Managing Human Resources
Management of Change
Statistics for Business
Economic Essentials for Business
Fundamental Programming with Python
1 Final Year Project
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The choice of modules is subject to change and will follow changes according to the programme in UOW.
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.
- 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.
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)
Scholarships & Awards
Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
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.
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Average teacher-student ratio 1:65
Assessment & Exams
Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the following form:
- Class tests
- Laboratory exercises
- Practical laboratory tests
- 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.
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.
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.