Diploma in Information Technology

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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

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 14 Aug 2022 (international applicants) | Now to 21 Aug 2022 (local applicants)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$9,630 to S$10,143.60

* 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.

Prerequisite(s)

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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.

Why study at SIM

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SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.

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

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

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

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Intake Dates

Oct 2022 Intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

1 Oct 2022 to 30 Sep 2023

APPLICATION PERIOD

Now to 21 Aug 2022 (international applicants)
Now to 21 Aug 2022 (local applicants)

April 2023 intake

PROGRAMME DURATION

3 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024

APPLICATION PERIOD

26 Aug 2022 till 10 Feb 2023 (International applicants)
26 Aug 2022 till 17 Feb 2023 (local applicants)

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.

SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme, especially when the student’s pass has expired.

Curriculum

Structure

  • Lecturers are both academic and industry-based professionals with extensive work experience and practical domain knowledge.
  • Average teacher-student ratio 1:33
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 87 KB)
  • The course is 100% face-to-face lecture-based learning. Coursework includes attendance at lectures, practical assessment, tests, presentations, and completion of group and individually written assignments.
  • Students are required to access the Internet for research and assignments in their own time. Besides attending lectures, students also participate in computer lab sessions.
  • Contact hours: 60 hours per module, total hours: 480. Each lesson: 3 hours.
  • Classes and workshops are available on learning study skills, academic writing and presentation.
  • Academic materials:
    • Virtual Learning Environment
    • Academic materials such as module outlines, e-books and learning apps, past exam papers, reading lists and handbooks on good study strategies.
  • Minimum class size to commence: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

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
    • Local students: 75%
    • Student’s Pass holders: at least 90% attendance in any month of the course (as required by the Singapore Immigration Checkpoint Authority)

Requirements to Graduate

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

Modules

  • 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)

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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 (PDF 39 KB)

Notes:

  • 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.

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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 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Local students:

  • Fees for 8 modules: S$9,630
  • Per module: S$1,203.75

International students:

  • Fees for 8 modules: S$10,143.60
  • Per module: S$1,267.95

All fees inclusive of current 7% GST. Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024.

GST Notes
  • Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
  • For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

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)