Bachelor of Business Information Systems


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, giving an organisation the competitive edge in the global marketplace. The BBIS spans the information systems lifecycle: from requirements gathering, through design, coding, implementation and testing, to management of ongoing evolving systems, all from a business perspective. 

Course Start Date & End Date

4 Intakes a year (Jan, Apr, Jul & Oct) 

Jan 2019 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year): Jan 2019 – Dec 2021

Apr 2019 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year): Apr 2019 - Mar 2022

Jul 2019 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year): Jul 2019 - Jun 2022

Oct 2019 Intake
Standard Entry (3-year): Oct 2019 – Sep 2022 

Note: The completion date may vary depending on the exemptions (if any) granted. 


Full Programme Fee (3 years): S$33,384.00

  • Fees quoted are valid for Jan 2019 and Apr 2019 intakes only
  • Above fees exclude textbooks and repeat fee of failed module

Application Fee applies
All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Scholarships & Awards

SIM GE scholarships available


Closing date:

April 2019 intake : 18 Jan 2019



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

The content of the degree programme is constantly updated to be in line with emerging industry trends to ensure your transition from this programme to a successful career is seamless.


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

Potential careers include:

  • System analyst
  • Web application developer or designer
  • Web programmer or Webmaster
  • IT consultant
  • Database administrator
  • Security analyst
  • Digital content manager
  • User interface designer 
  • 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: 8:30 – 11:30am, 12noon – 3pm, or 3:30 – 6:30pm.

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.

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

Programme Structure 

To be awarded the Bachelor of Business Information Systems, student must complete, or exempted from completing (depending on their advanced standing status), a total of 23 modules comprising of 18 core modules, 4 specific elective modules and 1 final year project.

Core Modules List

  • Data Management & Security
  • Introduction to Web Technology
  • Networks and Communications
  • System Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Design & Programming
  • IT Project Management
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Development Methodologies*
  • Big Data Management*
  • Backend Web Programming*
  • Business Process Management*
  • Principles of eBusiness
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Mathematics for Information Technology
  • Introduction to Management
  • Systems Administration*

Elective Modules List

  • Industry and Trade in Asia
  • Accounting Fundamentals in Society
  • Business Communications
  • Marketing Principles
  • Frontend Web Programming
  • Statistics for Business
  • Strategic eBusiness Solutions
  • Accounting in Organisations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Analysis
  • Management of Change
  • Economic Essentials for Business
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Interactive Computer Graphics*
  • Game Engine Essentials*
  • Multicore and GPU programming*
  • 3D Modelling and Animation*
  • Knowledge & Information Engineering
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery*
  • Database Performance Tuning*
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing*
  • Cryptography and Secure Applications*
  • Network Security*
  • Systems Security*
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Advanced Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Fundamental Programming with Python

1 Final Year Project 

* modules are taught by UOW Academics, supported by local tutors.

For module descriptions, click HERE.
For detailed programme structure, click HERE.

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

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 and will be assessed by UOW.

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

For information on Overseas Qualifications, click HERE 

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 Fees

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

With credit exemption:
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

Modules delivered by local academics  : S$1,070.00 per module
Modules delivered by UOW academics: S$2,033.00 per module
Final Year Project (FYP)                       : S$4,066.00 per module

  • Fees quoted are valid for Jan 2019 and Apr 2019 intakes 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

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


Lecturers and Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio 1:36

Assessment & Exams

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

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

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

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

Academic Progress

Students are to pass all modules 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

Local Students: 80%
International Students: 90%

Award & Graduation

Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Business Information Systems by the University of Wollongong, Australia.

A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore