Diploma in Information Technology (E-Learning)

SIM Global Education

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Diploma, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

Online Learning

Application Dates
Application Dates


Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$14,800.00 - S$16,644.30

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

Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

The uniqueness of DIT programme is its emphasis on practical problem-solving and decision-making skills essential to today’s knowledge-based economy. 

Furthermore, it provides a broad-based software development training to complement the national effort in nurturing talents to join the infocomm industry, and to help meet the industry’s manpower demands.



Learning Outcomes

This programme is designed to equip you with a strong understanding of core skills that are relevant to the IT industry, especially skills needed for developing broad-based information systems which support business needs and achieve competitive advantage.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of the DIT programme, the latter offered a viable and attractive educational pathway to undergraduate programmes (with advance standing).

View progression pathway (PDF 37 KB)

Graduates of the Diploma in Information Technology will continue to find jobs in Software, IT Services, Internet and end-user organisations. Fresh graduates are typically employed in entrant positions of IT Development job roles and Network and Systems related job roles.

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Why study at SIM


SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.


Bond-Free Scholarship & Bursary - Scholarships are available to students who excel in academics, sports or arts.


Global Perspectives & Insights - Exposure to diverse cultures and a global network.

Learn more about the SIM Advantage

Intake Dates

October Intake


October 2024 - September 2025



April Intake





Download academic calendar (PDF 203 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete the 12-month programme is 24 months or 2 years. Students may re-apply for the programme if they did not complete the course in the maximum allowed period.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.




  • The online learning mode allows students to take ownership and control over their learning with a learning approach of 100% online delivery (asynchronousand synchronous) to cover the syllabus. In addition, the programmes will still be delivered in the typical full-time structure of three hours X five days per week.
  • The online asynchronous lessons for each module for the programmes require two hours over 12 sessions, a total of 24 hours of self-directed learning. The online synchronous learning support or facilitation sessions also require three hours over 12 sessions and two three-hour online Revision Sessions, totalling 42 hours of online synchronous interaction. Each module comprises a total of scheduled 42 hours (plus 24 hours of self-directed learning) over 14 sessions of interaction time. To complete the programme, students need to go through 15 modules, in total, 630 hours of lessons

Assessment & Attendance

  • Each module is assessed through multiple continuous assessments.
  • Continuous assessments may include practical assessment, class tests, discussions, presentations, group, and individual assignments.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • Attendance requirement: 75%

Requirements to Graduate

Students must successfully complete and pass all 8 modules. Graduating students will be awarded with a Diploma from SIM.


  • Business Statistics with Python 
  • Communications and Networks 
  • Database Management and Security 
  • Interaction Design 
  • IT Project Management 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Programming Fundamentals 
  • Systems Development Techniques 

View module descriptions (PDF 9.7 KB)


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • GCE A-level, IB diploma, or other equivalent pre-university certifications, or
  • Polytechnic diploma or equivalent, or
  • SIM GE’s foundation programme, namely, Information Technology Foundation Studies (ITFS)

Applicants who do not meet the direct academic entry requirement are required to complete the International Technology Foundation Studies (ITFS) programme.  

Equivalent International Qualifications

International applicants will be assessed on the qualification’s equivalent to the GCE ‘A’ level examinations. For information on international qualifications, refer to SIM’s International Student Prospectus.

Download the International Student Prospectus

English Language Requirements

  • GCE ‘O’ level credit pass (Grade 1 to 6) in English (as a first language); or 
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 5.5; or 
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) plus 4 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or 59 (iBT); or 
  • An equivalent English language qualification. 

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement would need to undergo the Certificate in English Language (CEL) programme before enrolment in the Diploma programme.

The duration of the CEL programme depends on the applicant’s English language proficiency level.

Applicants can sit for an English Placement Test conducted by SIM to determine their English language proficiency level.

View full requirements 


  • IELTS or TOEFL scores must be less than two years at point of enrolment.
  • The SIM English Placement Test results will be valid for one year from the date of the test.


Fees & Financial Aid 

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 

International students who are not residing in Singapore 

  • Total Programme Fees: $14,800.00
  • Per module: $1,850.00

For students residing in Singapore 

  • Total Programme Fees: $16,620.00 (inclusive of 9% GST)
  • Per module: $2,016.50 (inclusive of 9% GST)


Mandatory Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Student Development Fee

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.


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.

Applicant not residing in Singapore: S$90.00

Applicant residing in Singapore: S$98.10 (inclusive of 9% GST)