Bachelor of Business Information Systems

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

University of Wollongong

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 3 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Jan 2023 : 17 Aug to 7 Nov 2022 (international students) | 17 Aug to 7 Nov 2022 (local students)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$20,651 to S$35,780.80

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded & Developed by: University of Wollongong

The degree programme provides the knowledge and skills to design, develop and integrate information systems to support business needs, giving an organisation the competitive edge in the global marketplace.

The BBIS spans the information systems lifecycle: from requirements gathering, through design, coding, implementation and testing, to management of ongoing evolving systems, all from a business perspective.

The content of the degree programme is constantly updated to be in line with emerging industry trends to ensure your transition from this programme to a successful career is seamless.

  • Students in the UOW programme at SIM are eligible to transfer to the Wollongong campus but subject to separate application and enrolment process.
  • Top graduands from the programme are eligible to receive awards from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
  • Accreditations by Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates can apply to enrol in the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.

Potential careers include:

  • System analyst
  • Web application developer or designer
  • Web programmer or Webmaster
  • IT consultant
  • Database administrator
  • Security analyst
  • Digital content manager
  • User interface designer

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Intake Dates

Oct 2022 Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

Oct 2022 to Sep 2025 (Standard Entry, 3 years)

APPLICATION PERIOD

3 May 2022 to 16 Jul 2022 (for international students)
3 May 2022 to 30 Jul 2022 (for local students)

The completion date may vary depending on the exemptions granted (if any).

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

There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete the programme within the maximum allowed period.

Students who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University.

Curriculum

Structure

  • This programme is taught in Singapore by local academics and/or practitioners, as well as UOW academics.
  • Average teacher-student ratio is 1:36.
  • The course is intensive and demanding but rewarding and achievable.
  • Classes include face-to-face lectures, tutorials and lab sessions.
  • Classes are typically in 3-hour blocks: 8:30 – 11:30am, 12noon – 3pm, or 3:30 – 6:30pm on weekdays and may be held on Saturday mornings and/or afternoons (subject to timetable).
  • Classes delivered by UOW academics are conducted in an intensive mode – a continuous block of seven days for each module.
  • Students typically study two modules per term. Each year comprises of 4 terms.
  • Minimum class size to commence: 24 students
  • In the event that the minimum number is not met, the intake may not commence. The student shall be informed within one month before programme commencement.

View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 407 KB)

Assessment & Attendance

  • Students are normally assessed by continuous assessment in the following form:
    • Assignments
    • Class tests
    • Laboratory exercises
    • Practical laboratory tests
    • Presentations
    • Projects
    • Tutorial exercises
  • Some assignments and presentations will be group-based. Assessment may have minimum achievement requirement necessary to pass the module.
  • Most modules have a final examination at the end of term.
  • Students are to pass all modules 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%

Requirements to Graduate

Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Information Systems by the University of Wollongong, Australia.

A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore

Modules

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

  • Data Management & Security
  • Introduction to Web Technology
  • Networks and Communications
  • System Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Development Methodologies*
  • Big Data Management*
  • Web Server Programming*
  • Business Process Management*
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Mathematics for Information Technology
  • Introduction to Management
  • Systems Administration*
 

* Modules are taught by UOW Academics, supported by local tutors.

  • Industry and Trade in Asia
  • Accounting Fundamentals in Society
  • Business Communications
  • Marketing Principles
  • Frontend Web Programming
  • Statistics for Business
  • Strategic eBusiness Solutions
  • Accounting in Organisations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Management of Change
  • Economic Essentials for Business
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Interactive Computer Graphics*
  • Game Engine Essentials*
  • Multicore and GPU programming*
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery*
  • Database Performance Tuning*
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing*
  • Cryptography and Secure Applications*
  • Network Security*
  • System Security*
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Advanced Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Fundamental Programming with Python
 

* Modules are taught by UOW Academics, supported by local tutors.

  • Database
  • Database Management Systems
  • Industry Placement
  • Information and Communication Security
  • Information Technology Project
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Professional Practice and Ethics
  • Social Impact of Technology
  • Systems Design and Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Technologies
  • Strategic Systems Management 


View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 455 KB) 

View detailed programme structure (PDF 522 KB) 

The modules are subject to changes by the university and subject to availability. Not all modules will be offered every term.  

Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • 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

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

  • 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.

View credit exemption table (JPG 34 KB) 

Equivalent International Qualifications

View information on international qualifications (PDF 574 KB)

English Language Requirements

Applicants with international qualification must meet the University’s English requirement:

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0); or
  • TOEFL 70 (iBT) with at least 18 for Reading & Writing and at least 17 for Speaking & Listening; or
  • Pearson Test score of at least 54 for English (Academic) (with at least 54 for Reading & Writing and at least 47 for Speaking & Listening) or equivalent

Fees & Financial Aid

First term fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent term fees payable before commencement of the term.

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.
 

Programme Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Fees quoted are valid for Jul and Oct 2022 intakes only. Fees exclude textbooks and repeat fees of failed module. Not all modules will be offered in every term.

International students:

  • Modules delivered by local academics: S$1,219.80 per module
  • Modules delivered by UOW academics: S$2,033 per module
  • Final Year Project (FYP): S$4,066 per module

Singaporeans & PRs:

  • Modules delivered by local academics: S$1,096.75 per module
  • Modules delivered by UOW academics: S$2,033 per module
  • Final Year Project (FYP): S$4,066 per module
 

Credits Exemption

Estimated Fees

No credit exemption
(Full Programme Fees)

For 23 modules, payable over 12 terms
S$35,780.80
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$33,812

0.5 Year credit exemption

For 19 modules, payable over 10 terms
S$30,901.60
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$29,425

1 Year credit exemption

For 15 modules, payable over 8 terms
S$26,022.40
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$25,038

1.5 Year credit exemption

For 11 modules, payable over 6 terms
S$21,143.20
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$20,651

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Student Development Fee

A one-time payment applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability.

Payable with the programme fees’ first instalment.

S$251.45

International Student Induction Fee

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.

As applicable, payable with the programme fees’ first instalment.

S$428

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)