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DigiPen Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

The BSCS in RTIS programme is a computer science degree focusing on the technical aspects of computer graphics and simulations. Students begin with a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, and programming, then apply that knowledge in yearly team-based projects where they design, programme, test, and finally release their own fully playable games to the public. Those who successfully complete the BSCS in RTIS programme will have gained the knowledge and skills to produce highly complex software systems at a professional level.

Students in the BSCS in RTIS programme will learn how to:

  • Programme a variety of simulations and games, including text-based, 2D, and 3D games, from start to finish.
  • Draft game design and technical design documents to aid in the scheduling and organisational aspects of game production.
  • Implement efficient graphical user interfaces (GUIs), including the management of windows, menus, and dialog boxes.
  • Create robust artificial intelligence algorithms to serve as the cognitive processes for computer-controlled game objects.
  • Apply concepts such as computer networks, TCP/IP, and internet programming to multiplayer video game environments.

Graduates of the BSCS in RTIS programme are prepared to pursue a variety of entry- and intermediate-level positions in the areas of software engineering in general and video game development in particular, including:

  • Software Architect
  • Artificial Intelligence Programmer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Engine and Tools Programmer
  • Game Graphics Programmer
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • Audio Programmer
  • Web Developer

Learn more about SIT-DigiPen's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation.


DigiPen Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

Programme Structure

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8


DigiPen Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

Graduates from the following list of Polytechnic Diploma programmes are eligible for credit exemptions in the DigiPen BSCS RTIS degree programme:


  • Nanyang Polytechnic

1)   Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology

2)   Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games)

3)   Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

4)   Diploma in Electronics, Computer & Communications Engineering

5)   Diploma in Information Technology

6)   Diploma in Engineering Informatics

7)   Diploma in Business Informatics

8)   Diploma in Multimedia & Infocomm Technology

9)   Diploma in Business Enterprise IT


  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic

1)   Diploma in Engineering Informatics

2)   Diploma Digital Visual Effects

3)   Diploma Engineering Informatics

4)   Diploma Financial Informatics

5)   Diploma Mechanical Engineering

6)   Diploma Multimedia & Animation

7)   Diploma Multimedia Computing

8)   Diploma Network Systems & Security

9)   Diploma Biomedical Engineering

10)  Diploma in Electrical Engineering

11)  Diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering

12)  Diploma in Enterprise IT Systems

13)  Diploma in Information Technology (Technology option)

14)  Diploma in Information Technology (Computer Studies option)

15)  Diploma in Mobile Business Solutions


  • Republic Polytechnic

1)   Diploma in Digital Entertainment Electronics

2)   Diploma in Information Technology

3)   Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media (Game Development option)

4)   Diploma in Game Design


  • Singapore Polytechnic

1)   Diploma in Aerospace Electronics

2)   Diploma in Biotechnology

3)   Diploma in Computer and Network Technology

4)   Diploma in Digital Media

5)   Diploma in Digital Media and Infocomm Technology

6)   Diploma in Information Technology

7)   Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering

8)   Diploma in Electronics, computers and Communication Engineering

9)   Diploma in Game Design and Development

10)  Diploma in Infocomm Security Management

11)  Diploma in Information Communication Technology

12)  Diploma in Computer Engineering

13)  Diploma in Multimedia and Technology

14)  Diploma in Marine Engineering

15)  Diploma in Mechtronics

16)  Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

17)  Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Electronic and Biomedical)


  • Temasek Polytechnic

1)   Diploma in Computer Engineering

2)   Diploma in Electronics

3)   Diploma in Info-communication

4)   Diploma in Interactive Media Technology

5)   Diploma in Mechatronics

6)   Diploma in Media & Communication Technology

7)   Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security

8)   Diploma in Game & Entertainment Technology

9)   Diploma in Information Technology

10)  Diploma in Interactive Media Technology

11)  Diploma in Interactive Media Informatics

12)  Diploma in Interactive Media Design

13)  Diploma in Moving Images

14)  Diploma in Mobile & Wireless Computing

15)  Diploma in Mechatronics

16)  Diploma in Internet Computing

17)  Diploma Intelligent Building Technology

18)  Diploma Internet & Multimedia Development

19)  Diploma Communications & Media Management

20)  Diploma Business Process & Systems Engineering

21)  Diploma Business Information Technology

22)  Diploma 3D Interactive Media Technology


Applicants who are not graduates from a Polytechnic in Singapore, but have completed a formal 12th year education equivalent to A-Levels, are eligible to apply for the following degree programme at SIT.

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Subject Requirement(s)

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

  1. A/H2 Mathematics
  2. HL Mathematics
  3. Also see additional requirements for all DigiPen programmes


Credit transfers and duration of studies will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Students who have relevant post-secondary qualifications may complete DigiPen’s degree programmes within seven semesters. To be eligible for the abridged programme, students must successfully satisfy the following criteria:

    1. The course(s) being evaluated must be taken at a bona fide, legitimate institution recognised and approved by a regulatory authority that oversees the educational system in the country where the institution is. These courses must appear on official transcripts from the institution.  The final decision regarding the transfer credits remains at DigiPen’s discretion.
    2. The course(s) must be comparable in academic quality to DigiPen courses including the number of credits or contact hours. Application will be denied for courses not meeting this standard.
    3. Transfer credit will be considered for courses in which the grade of “B -” or better is recorded. “Credit” or “Pass” grades will not be accepted for transfer credit.
    4. Course(s) transferred to a student’s major may also require a validation examination in order to be accepted.

Actual number of credits may vary from one student to another depending on the individual course work completed. Any course(s) not transferred must be completed within the duration of the programme. 


DigiPen Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

AY2014/15 – Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

  Semester Credit Charging Fees (S$) for DP Programmes
Year 1 Sem 1 Fall
  • CRs < 16, credit charge applies
  • 16 < CRs < 22, normal semester fees applies
  • CRs > 22, normal semester fees + credit charge for additional CRs
  1. Students who register for modules in Summer will be billed in the following semester (the number of credits taken in Summer will not be counted together with the number of credits taken in the following semester)
  2. Fees are billed in advance and adjustments will be made in the following semester
  3. Students are required to register at least one module in any normal semester of study else the student will have to apply for Leave of Absence which is counted towards the candidature period

Fees per Sem:

SC - 5,250

PR - 10,500

IS - 17,850

Fees per credit:

SC - 350

PR - 700

IS - 1,190

Sem 2 Spring
Year 2 Sem 3 Fall
Sem 4 Spring

Sem 5 OIP


Year 3 Sem 6 Fall
Sem 7 Spring
Year 4 Sem 8 Fall



SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Resident
IS:International Students
OIP:Overseas Immersion Programme


1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.

For students admitted to SIT in AY2014/15, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2014/15 rate for the duration of their degree programme.

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

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DigiPen Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
Pixel Building @ one-north
10 Central Exchange Green
Singapore 138649




Associate Professor Foo Yong Lim
Programme Director

Tel: 6592 2056


Assistant Professor Liew Pak San
Deputy Programme Director

Tel: 6592 1158

norita bte mustapha 

Ms Norita Bte Mustapha
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes

Tel: 6592 8514