Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Top-up)


Programme Overview

Developed and awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia.

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The degree programme provides the knowledge and skills to design, develop and integrate information systems to support business needs.

Awarded by:

Course Start Date & End Date

Jan 2017 - Jul 2019
July 2017 - Dec 2019
Jan 2018 - Jun 2020 
Jul 2018 – Dec 2020





Total course fees for 2.5 years : S$29,104.00

Total course fees for 2.0 years : S$24,824.00

Total course fees for 1.5 years : S$20,544.00

Application fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and are inclusive of course materials

Scholarships & Awards
SIM GE scholarships available


eApplication Period

Closing date:

Jan 2018 intake  - 29 Oct 2017




Develop business acumen and IT leadership skills

The curriculum is anchored in systems analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Graduates will gain:

  • Understanding of the organisational, social and data management aspects of business
  • Understanding of software design, implementation and testing methodologies
  • Appreciation of appropriate user interaction entities
  • Exposure to the challenges faced in managing and administrating information systems across different environments, and the solutions and technologies available
  • Familiarity with the security needs of systems
  • Industry experience through an internship programme
  • Working knowledge of real-world enterprise systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management, and product lifecycle management


  • 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 Business Information Systems (Hons) programme at Wollongong campus.

Career Prospects

  • Job roles in business information system include:
  • System analyst
  • Web application developer or designer
  • Web programmer or Webmaster
  • IT consultant
  • Database administrator
  • Security analyst
  • Digital content manager
  • User interface designer 

Teaching Faculty

Both local industry-experienced associate lecturers and UOW academics.

Classes include face-to-face lectures and tutorials and computer lab sessions.

Mode of Delivery


Full duration of the programme is 3 years and students with a relevant diploma from a Polytechnic may be eligible to receive advanced standing. Subjects offered may not be in sequence and may be across different levels.

The 2.5-year full-time programme at SIM is fully conducted in Singapore. Four modules will be taken per term (6 months). On completion of all modules, students sit for an exam.

1.5-year advanced standing entry can be considered based on relevant qualifications

Classes are conducted in the mornings and afternoons. 

All lecture, tutorial and laboratory classes are in 3-hour blocks: 8:30 – 11:30am, 12 noon – 3pm, and 3:30 – 6:30pm.

The study is intensive and demanding but rewarding and achievable. Students are expected to put in time and effort throughout, both in scheduled classes and in independent study.


Local Lecture Delivery:
ISIT100 – System Analysis
ISIT112 – Database
ISIT114 – Object Oriented Programming
ISIT201 – Information And Communication Security
ISIT205 – Social Impact Of Technology
ISIT206 – Web Technologies
ISIT301 – Professional Practice And Ethics
ACCY111 – Accounting Fundamentals in Society
ECON101 – Macroeconomic Essentials for Business
MARK101 – Marketing Principles
MGNT102 – Business Communications
MGNT110 – Introduction to Management

UOW Lecture Delivery*
ISIT204 – Principles of eBusiness
ISIT208 – Strategic Systems Management
ISIT218 – Systems Design And Human Computer Interaction
ISIT306 – Strategic eBusiness Solutions
ISIT311 – Database Management Systems
ISIT332 – Business Process Management

Final Year Project
ISIT351 – Information Technology Project

Industry Attachment
ISIT200 – Industry Placement

For the Industry Placement, students are required to source for the employment company and submit the application to UOW for approval before commencement.

Scope of placement will have to be either business or ICT related regardless of industry type.

*Intensive block lectures delivered by UOW academics from on-campus Australia

Synopses of above subjects

Candidature Period

Maximum 3 times the duration for completion under a standard full-time load, subject to meeting ongoing course progression rules.

Minimum Class Size

Minimum class size to commence: 20 students. Students will be informed 30 days before indicated commencement date.




Entry Requirements

Relevant polytechnic diploma, please refer to exemption table under Exemption Eligibility.







Course Fee

2.5 years entry-level : S$29,104.00, payable over 5 semesters

1 year Advanced Standing (2 years to complete) : S$24,824.00, payable over 4 semesters 

1.5 year Advanced Standing (1.5 years to complete) : S$20,544.00, payable over 3 semesters

Course fees are valid for the below semester:

Jan 2018, Jul 2018, Jan 2019, Jul 2019

Payment of course fees will be in the period of Dec to Jan for the Jan - Jun semester and Jun to Jul for the Jul - Dec semester.

Note : Course fees and programme duration may vary depending on the subjects that are given exemptions by UOW.

Exemption Eligibility

Exemptions are given based on 3-year programme, and awarded to relevant diploma qualifications. 

If exemptions are given at Year 1, students will need 2 years to complete and likewise for exemptions given at 1.5 years, students will need 1.5 years to complete.

Exemption table


Average teacher-student ratio 1:65

All lecturers deployed are on part time basis including the visiting UOW academics for delivery of intensive lectures.

Lecturers and Teaching Modules

Assessment & Exams

Assessment methods include:

  • Assignments
  • Class tests
  • Examinations
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Practical laboratory tests
  • Presentations
  • Project
  • Tutorial exercises

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

Students are to pass all subjects in the current year of study before proceeding to the next year of study.

The examinations are usually held from late Apr to mid May for the Jan - Jun semester, and from late Oct to mid Nov for the Jul - Dec semester.

Attendance requirement

Local students: 80%
International students: 90%

Award & Graduation

Students complete the degree by passing the 18 six-credit point subjects, the 12-credit point project (ISIT351) and the Industry Placement (ISIT200).

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Information Systems by the University of Wollongong.