Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and Information Systems (Teach-out by 31 August 2025), Full-time

Programme Overview

Overview

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Competency in IT in business setting

This programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in management, software engineering or systems analysis and design, based on a strong technical competence in information systems.

It also provides a path for those who wish to pursue higher degrees in the computing and information technology area.

No prior knowledge of computing is assumed.

The course of study blends technical computing material with systems design content set in a business computing framework.

You learn to turn a proposal into a working system that can develop and meet the changing needs in today’s competitive business environment.

Job Prospects

Overall employment rate (SIM-UOL): 82.1%

*Based on the SIM Graduate Employment Survey 2017/18 conducted by Media Research Consultants on the 2017 cohort of graduates from the full-time Bachelor degree programmes, approximately 6 months after completing their studies. Among them, 81.2% were working in jobs related to their course of study. The overall employment rate includes graduates in both full-time and part-time employment.

Teaching Faculty

Local faculty, with intensive workshops by UK academics.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face lectures, group discussions, workshops and online study.

Duration of each lesson is 3 hours.

Mode of Study

Classes are held in three-hour blocks between Monday and Friday, starting at 8.30am, 12pm or 3.30pm. There are occasional classes on weeknights at 7pm and weekends.

Learning Support
  • Annual intensive revision from mid-March to end-April (lessons may be held in the evenings / weekends).
  • Classes on study skills, academic writing and Peer-Assisted Learning sessions.
Academic Materials
  • Virtual Learning Environment
  • SIMConnect portal
  • University materials such as subject guides, past exam papers and exam commentaries, reading lists and handbooks on good study strategies
Programme Calendar

Class starts / Sep 2020
Examination Entry Exercise / Jan 2021
SIM Preliminary Exam / Feb – Mar 2021
Revision / Mar – Apr 2021
University Exams / May – Jun 2021
Results released / Mid-Aug 2021

Candidature Period

Minimum / Maximum period:
Standard BSc (Hons) (12 units) 3 years / 8 years*
*Students of 2020 intake are required to complete this BSc programme within 4 years. No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete by 2024.

No refund or recourse should the 2020 intake students fail to complete within the maximum period.

At SIM, students who are academically weak and find it difficult to progress or complete the programme within the minimum duration will receive counselling.

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

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days after the application period.

Curriculum

Students are required to complete a total of 12 full courses:

Year 1 Units

  • CO1102 Mathematics for computing
  • CO1108 Information systems: foundations of e-business
  • CO1109 Introduction to Java and object-oriented programming
  • CO1110 Introduction to computing and the internet

Year 2 Units

  • CO2209 Database systems
  • CO2220 Graphical object-oriented and internet programming in Java
  • CO2222 Data communications and enterprise networking
  • CO2226 Software engineering, algorithm design and analysis

Year 3 Units
Choose 6 half units from the following:

  • CO3310 Artificial intelligence
  • CO3311 Neural networks
  • CO3318 Information systems management
  • CO3323 Electronic commerce
  • CO3326 Computer security
  • CO3348 Interaction design
  • CO3353 Software engineering project management (CO2226)
  • CO3355 Advanced graphics and animation

PLUS a compulsory project:

  • CO3320 Project (full unit)

Note:
All assessments include coursework and written exam except CO1102 which only has written exam. For certain Level 3 units, pre-requisites or co-requisites may be required. Please refer to the units indicated in the brackets.

Unit Information (PDF 195 KB)
Sample of full-time class schedule (PDF 67 KB)

Entry Requirements

General Entrance Requirements (GER) are:

  • At least 17 years or older by 30 November in the year of registration with UOL
  • At least equivalent to B4 grade for Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level OR pass either Numerical Maths or Discrete Maths module in the bridging programme at SIM
  • Provide proof of competence in English acceptable to the University, such as a pass (Grade C6 and above) in the GCE ‘O’ Level English Language Examination
  • Two approved GCE ‘A’ or h6 level subjects and three approved GCE ‘O’ level subjects (at not less than grade C) OR
  • Three approved GCE ‘A’ or h6 level subjects and one approved GCE ‘O’ level subject (at not less than grade C) OR
  • Three h6 passes provided that at least grades D,E,E OR
  • Two h6 and two H1 passes; all are in non-overlapping subjects OR
  • Possess diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore (or its equivalent)

Foreign Applicants:

Click here for information on overseas qualifications

Estimated Overall Fees

BSc (12 units for 3 years)
Year 1 : $14,900
Year 2 : $13,900
Year 3 : $14,400
Total course fee : $43,200*

 Application Fees Applies

Breakdown of Estimated Overall Fees

Payable to SIM

Programme Fees for BSc (Honours) 12 full units : $29,467.80

Payable to University of London (UOL)

UOL Application Fee : £101
UOL Initial Registration Fee (Year 1) : £935*
UOL Continuing Registration Fee (per Year 2 & 3) : £458*
UOL Examination Fee (12 full units) : $10,060**

Note: Additional UOL and SIM fees apply for those who repeat/resit the coursework/exam and also for those who extend their registration with the University.

* This is an estimated amount as UOL fees are subject to exchange rate fluctuation, Singapore taxation and yearly increase.
** The UOL examination fee is payable in S$ to the RELC Examinations Bureau and subject to yearly increase.

Note: Additional UOL and SIM fees apply for those who repeat/resit the coursework/exam and also for those who extend their registration with the University.

Exemption Eligibility

Holders of relevant IT qualifications or diplomas may be considered by UOL for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of up to 4 full courses at combined Levels 1 and 2.

A fee of £103 (per full unit) will be charged by the University for processing discretionary RPL.

For more details, please visit UOL Recognition of Prior Learning.

Assessment & Exams

Pass the assessment for 12 full units to complete the programme.

Except for unit CO1102 Mathematics for computing, whose assessment is 100% examination-based, all other units have both coursework and examination components.

Most full and half units require students to complete two assignments. Both coursework and an examination are compulsory.

Grading Scheme

70-100 : First Class Honours
60-69   : Upper Second Class Honours
50-59   : Lower Second Class Honours
40-49   : Third Class Honours
0-39     : Fail

Promotion

The examinations are held only once a year in May. To commence on the Level 3 units, candidates must have passed at least 6 full units at Level 1 and 2 combined. To commence work on the Level 3 final year project, a minimum of three Level 2 units must have been passed. Candidates who do not perform well may fail the coursework and/or the examination component.

It is possible to repeat only the component you have failed. A candidate can re-sit a paper while pursuing other new units.

Units which have been passed may not be retaken. Students are allowed to progress through each academic year, repeat failed unit/s immediately the following year till they meet the requirement to graduate.

Attendance requirement

Local: 75%
Student’s Pass holders (Dependent Pass holders/ Long-term Visit Pass holders): 90%

Graduation

The award of the BSc (Hons) degree requires successful completion of all 12 units.

A student who does not qualify for honours may be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education in Computing Studies as an exit award.

Graduates may choose to participate in the presentation ceremony on SIM campus in April or the University of London (UK) in March.

Graduates of the UOL International Programmes may progress to postgraduate studies either locally or overseas.

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