Programmes


Awarded by:


Chang Xiao Ran

The part-time studies at SIM-UOW have paid off as I’ve had a good start to my career so far.

Application

Closing Date

January 2018 Intake - 29 Oct 2017 (closed)


Be tech-savvy, make an impact in your workplace

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

You will 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.

You will understand the relevance of business strategy and IT, while emphasising a hands-on system development perspective.

The programme is intensive and demanding but rewarding and achievable.
 

Accreditations

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

The ACS has mutual recognition of qualifications with:

  • Singapore Computer Society
  • International Federation of Information Processing
  • South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation
  • Malaysia National Computer Confederation
  • Seoul Accord – mutual recognition between ABEEK (Korea), ABET (US), BCS (UK), CIPS (Canada), HKIE (HK and China), IEET (Taiwan), JABEE (Japan)
     

Study Opportunities (offered by UOW in Australia)

Students in the UOW programme at SIM are eligible to transfer to the Wollongong campus but subject to separate application and enrolment process. Graduates can apply to enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.
 

Career Prospects

Potential careers include:

  • Software entrepreneurs
  • Programmers
  • Multimedia professionals
  • Database administrators
  • IT developers
  • Network managers
  • Systems analysts etc.

Teaching Faculty

This programme is taught in Singapore by local academics and/or practitioners as well as UOW academics.
 

Mode of Delivery 

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 weekdays

Classes delivered by UOW academics are conducted in an intensive mode – a continuous block of seven days for each module, and occasionally will be held on Saturday mornings and/or afternoons.

Students typically study two modules per term. Each year comprises of 4 terms.
 

Programme Structure

Modules List

Year 1

  • CSCI102 Systems
  • CSCI103 Algorithms and Problem Solving *
  • CSCI114 Procedural Programming *
  • CSCI124 Applied Programming*
  • STAT131 Understanding Variation and Uncertainty*
  • MATH121 Discrete Mathematics *
  • CSCI110 Introduction to W3 Technologies
  • ECTE182 Internet Technology

Year 2

  • CSCI203 Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CSCI204 Object and Generic Programming in C++*
  • CSCI212 Interacting Systems *
  • CSCI222 Systems Development *
  • IACT201 Professional Practice and Ethics
  • CSCI235 Database Systems *
  • CSCI205 Software Development Methods & Tools
  • CSCI213 Java Programming & Applications

* Core subjects

Year 3

  • CSCI311 Software Process Management
  • CSCI315 Database Design and Implementation
  • CSCI322 Systems Administration
  • CSCI321 Project
  • IACT301 Information & Communication Security Issues
  • ISIT302 Corporate Network Management
  • CSCI224 Human Computer Interaction

For module descriptions, click HERE.

The above modules are subject to changes by the university and subject to availability. Not all modules will be offered every term.

Final year's modules are taught by UOW Academics, supported by local tutors.
 

Candidature Period

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.
 

Minimum Class Size

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.

 Entry Requirements

  • 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.

*Minimum Aggregate scores in the qualifications mentioned are required for entry.

Applicants may be admitted to different credit exemptions based on academic results.

 

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 iBT 79 (with each band no less than 18) or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 57 (Reading / Writing at least 57 and Speaking / Listening at least 50) or equivalent

 

Course Fee

Standard Entry (3 years) : S$33,384.00 for 23 modules, payable over 12 terms

Year 1: 8 modules
Year 2: 8 modules
Fee per module: S$1070.00

Year 3: 6 modules
Fee per module: S$2033.00

Final Year Project (FYP): 1 module
Fee per module: S$4066.00
 

Course fee based on credit exemptions

0.5 Year credit exemption : S$29,104.00 for 19 modules, payable over 10 terms
1 Year credit exemption : S$24,824.00 for 15 modules, payable over 8 terms
1.5 Year credit exemption : S$20,544.00 for 11 modules, payable over 6 terms

  • Fees quoted are valid for Jan 2018 intake only.
  • Above fees exclude textbooks and repeat fees of failed module. Not all modules will be offered in every term.
  • First term fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent term fees payable before commencement of the term.
  • All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee applies

 

Scholarships & Awards

  • Top graduands from the programme are eligible to receive awards from Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA).
  • SIM GE Scholarships available

Exemption Eligibility 

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.

Click HERE for exemption table

 

Profiles

Lecturers & Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio 1:25

Assessment & Exams

Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the following form:

  • Assignments
  • Class tests
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Practical laboratory tests
  • Presentations
  • Projects
  • Tutorial exercises

Some assignments and presentations are group-based. Assessment may have a minimum achievement requirement necessary to pass the module.

Most modules have a final examination at the end of semester.
 

Academic Progress

Students are to pass all subjects 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%
 

Award & Graduation 

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

A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore.

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