Bachelor of Information Technology

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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

Part-time, 3 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Jan 2023 : 17 Aug to 7 Nov 2022

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$20,651 to S$33,812

* 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

Information technology is the backbone of the workplace in every industry, business and trade.

A UOW Information Technology degree will provide you with the skills to make a company more productive and efficient through the use of IT.

The degree has a solid foundation in theory, analysis, design, and implementation. These core skills are extended into a range of key areas, including systems administration, data and process management, web development and aspects of software engineering.

  • 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

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:  

  1. 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.
  2. Understand the relevance of business strategy and IT, while emphasising a hands-on system development perspective.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

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

Potential careers include:

  • Software Entrepreneurs
  • Computer Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • IT Developers and Designers
  • Network Managers
  • Systems Analysts
  • Technical Writers
  • IT Applications Designers and Analysts
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Intake Dates

Jan 2023 Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

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

APPLICATION PERIOD

17 Aug to 7 Nov 2022

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

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 1:25.
  • 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: 7 – 10pm on weekday 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 395 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: 80%

Requirements to Graduate

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

A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore. 

Modules

To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology, 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 Information Technology
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • Knowledge & Information Engineering
  • Big Data Management*
  • Business Process Management*
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Web Server Programming*
  • Systems Administration*


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

  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Advanced Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Cryptography and Secure Applications*
  • Network Security*
  • System 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
  • Strategic eBusiness Solutions
  • Industry and Trade in Asia
  • Strategic Systems Management
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Frontend Web Programming


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


View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 441 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.  

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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 50 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
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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.

  • 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)

S$33,812.00 for 23 modules, payable over 12 terms

0.5 Year credit exemption

S$29,425.00 for 19 modules, payable over 10 terms

1 Year credit exemption

S$25,038.00 for 15 modules, payable over 8 terms

1.5 Year credit exemption

S$20,651.00 for 11 modules, payable over 6 terms

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

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)