Double Major : Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Cyber Security) / (Digital Systems Security and Big Data) / (Big Data and Cyber Security)


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, double 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$24,556.50 to S$38,220.40

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

Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Cyber Security) / (Digital Systems Security and Big Data) / (Big Data and Cyber Security), University of Wollongong

Programme Outline

Awarded & Developed by: University of Wollongong

As an ICT double major, you will learn insights and receive training encapsulating the world of computer security and can venture into uncovering hidden data trends. Students will have the option to choose from one of the combinations:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Cyber Security)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Big Data)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Big Data and Cyber Security)

Candidates who have the aptitude and interest may apply for direct entry into the double major program. Students will be admitted into this Double Major degree programme at the point of entry to SIM. They will be awarded with one degree with two majors, in accordance to the duration of study offered during admission. The duration of study will be identical to that of the single major counterpart, hence the Double Major shortens time via the innovative course structure, but delivers twice the learning impact and experience.

It is conceived as an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge and skill base by pursuing two majors concurrently. The programme aims to leverage on the foundational base of computer science, allowing students to stretch their horizon of ICT competencies in two complementing areas. This degree will feature and amalgamate two distinct majors within an innovative new structure. The degree focuses on both theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications.

Digital security and data analysis are two essential pillars of ICT operations in modern day contemporary corporate business entities. To be equipped with knowledge coupled with hands-on proficiency in these two fields greatly heightens the value of an ICT personnel.

  • Students in the UOW programme at SIM are eligible to transfer to the Wollongong campus but subject to separate application and enrolment process.
  • Accreditations by Australian Computer Society (ACS)


Learning Outcomes

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates can apply to enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.

The Double Major degree programme aims to equip graduates to meet the evolving demands of the employment market with a good mix of digital, cyber security and in the field of data analytics and trends. Potential career includes:

  • 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
  • Entrepreneur for e-Security businesses
  • IT Auditor
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Designer and developer of secured hardware systems for financial services, defence, government and media
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Analyst
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Security Administrator

Why study at SIM x University of Wollongong

SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.
Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.
UOW achieved a 5-star rating in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for Guide for Overall experience; Skills development; Student support; Teaching quality; Learning resources and Learner engagement.
UOW is consistently rated in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates.
Learn more about University of Wollongong

Intake Dates

Jan 2023 Intake


Jan 2023 to Dec 2025 (Standard Entry, 3 years)


17 Aug to 7 Nov 2022 (for international students)
17 Aug to 7 Nov 2022 (for local students)

The completion date may vary depending on the exemptions (if any) granted. Part-time mode is currently not open for application.

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.



  • This programme is taught in Singapore by local academics and/or practitioners as well as UOW academics.
  • Average teacher-student ratio is 1:55.
  • 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 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 409 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 Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Cyber Security) / (Digital Systems Security and Big Data) / (Big Data and Cyber Security) by the University of Wollongong, Australia.

A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore.


To be awarded the Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Cyber Security) / (Digital Systems Security and Big Data) / (Big Data and Cyber Security), the student must complete, or be 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.

  • 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
  • Contemporary Topics in Security* (only for Cyber Security major)
  • Cybersecurity* (only for Cyber Security major)
  • Ethical Hacking* (only for Cyber Security major)
  • System Security* (only for Cyber Security major)

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

  • Big Data Mining Techniques and Implementation*
  • Systems Administration*
  • Web Server Programming*
  • Big Data Management*
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery*
  • Database Performance Tuning*
  • Interactive Computer Graphics*
  • Game Engine Essentials*
  • **3D Modelling and Animation*
  • Cryptography and Secure Applications*
  • Network Security*
  • Multicore and GPU programming*
  • Business Process Management*
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Knowledge & Information Engineering
  • Fundamental Programming with Python
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Frontend Web Programming
  • Introduction to Management
  • Industry and Trade in Asia
  • 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
  • Mobile Multimedia*
  • Strategic eBusiness Solutions
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing

* Modules are taught by UOW Academics, supported by local tutors.
** Modules are currently not offered and replaced with an equivalent.

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 465 KB) 

View detailed programme structure (PDF 526 KB) 


  • The actual subject list depends on which combination of majors a student enrols in.
  • 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)

* Minimum Aggregate scores in the qualifications mentioned are required for entry and will be assessed by UOW.

Equivalent International Qualifications

View information on international qualifications (PDF 438 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$2,033.00 per module
  • Final Year Project (FYP): S$4,066.00 per module

Singaporeans & PRs:

  • Modules delivered by local academics: S$1,096.75 per module
  • Modules delivered by UOW academics: S$2,033.00 per module
  • Final Year Project (FYP): S$4,066.00 per module

Credits Exemption

Estimated Fees

No credit exemption
(Full Programme Fees)

For 23 modules, payable over 12 terms
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$36,620.75

0.5 Year credit exemption

For 20 modules, payable over 10 terms
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$33,330.50

1 Year credit exemption

16 modules, payable over 8 terms
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$28,943.50

1.5 Year credit exemption

For 12 modules, payable over 6 terms
For Singaporeans & PRs: S$24,556.50

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.


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.


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)