Bachelor of Business Information Systems


Programme Overview

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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The degree programme provides the knowledge and skills to design, develop and integrate information systems to support business needs.

Course Start Date & End Date


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 advanced standing offered.








Total course fees for 3.0 years : S$33,384.00 

Application fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and are inclusive of course materials

Scholarships & Awards
SIM GE scholarships available


eApplication Period

Closing date:

Apr 2018 intake  - 31 Jan 2018




Develop business acumen and IT leadership skills

The curriculum is anchored in systems analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Graduates will gain:

  • Understanding of the organisational, social and data management aspects of business
  • Understanding of software design, implementation and testing methodologies
  • Appreciation of appropriate user interaction entities
  • Exposure to the challenges faced in managing and administrating information systems across different environments, and the solutions and technologies available
  • Familiarity with the security needs of systems
  • Industry experience through an internship programme
  • Working knowledge of real-world enterprise systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management, and product lifecycle management


  • 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 Business Information Systems (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.

Career Prospects

  • Job roles in business information system include:
  • System analyst
  • Web application developer or designer
  • Web programmer or Webmaster
  • IT consultant
  • Database administrator
  • Security analyst
  • Digital content manager
  • User interface designer 


Teaching Faculty

Both local industry-experienced associate lecturers and UOW academics.

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

Mode of Delivery

The course is intensive and demanding but rewarding and achievable. Classes include face-to-face lectures, tutorials and lab sessions.

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

Intensive lectures in the final year will be 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.


To be awarded the Bachelor of Business Information Systems degree, student must complete, or exempted from completing (depending on their advanced standing status), a total of 23 modules comprising of core modules and one final year project.

Modules List

Marketing Principles

Statistics for Business

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

Business Communications

Accounting Fundamentals in Society

Introduction to Management

Mathematics for IT

Principles of eBusiness

Management Information Systems

Software Development Methodologies

Big Data Management

Business Process Management

Frontend Web Programming

Backend Web Programming


1 Final Year Project



Synopses of above subjects

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 30 days before indicated commencement date.




Entry Requirements

- Relevant polytechnic diploma or its equivalent, please refer to exemption table under Exemption Eligibility.

- 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)*

*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


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 Exemption table


Average teacher-student ratio 1:65

All lecturers deployed are on part time basis including the visiting UOW academics for delivery of intensive lectures.

Click here Lecturers and Teaching Modules



Assessment & Exams

Students are normally assessed by continuous assessment 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.  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 Business Information Systems 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 Business Information Systems awarded by the University of Wollongong.