Programme Overview

BSc (Hons)
Singapore Institute of Technology
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2023
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@NYP Building

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Computing with a specialisation in Fintech is a three-year direct honours programme offered by SIT in partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). It aims to grow Infocomm Technology (ICT) talents adept in financial technology (fintech) for the finance sector.

This programme will equip our students with essential computing and finance knowledge, and enable them to develop practical skill sets required by the fintech sector. Students will also receive training in software engineering, applied computing, and machine learning with domain knowledge for the financial sector, such as banking compliance, financial products, and investment management.  

The programme will also provide our students with intensive and structured ICT training contextualised to the financial sector.

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing with a specialisation in Fintech programme is based on the Work-Study Degree Term-In Term-Out (TITO) model. It harnesses SIT’s applied learning pedagogy by incorporating industry work attachments in each year of study. Students will go through a total of 16 months of industry attachments over a three-year period. The TITO model requires students to alternate between spending one to two trimesters in university and at the workplace.

Programme Highlights

  • Applied Computing combines the requisite software engineering, machine learning, and information security skills for the financial sector.
  • Curriculum closely aligned with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and industry recommendations.
  • Term-In Term-Out (TITO) model, allowing learning, working and earning. 
  • Capstone Project. 
  • 16 months of Work Study modules that involve paid work experience with the industry.

Integrated Work Study Programme

As part of applied learning, SIT offers extended work placements. Students will undertake an eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) with a company. Students will learn to integrate theories through practice, acquire industry knowledge, and develop professional skills in a real-world environment. IWSP provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the placement company’s business and culture. The practical experience will allow students to transition smoothly into a career upon graduation.

Term-In Term-Out (TITO)

A unique aspect of this degree is the TITO structure of the programme. Aside from the focus on industry projects throughout the TI curriculum, students will participate in four trimesters of TO industry work activities and placements (inclusive of an eight-month IWSP and Capstone).

Beyond mastery of the Applied Computing and the Fintech specialisation through taught modules, students stand to benefit from TO activities and placements, as these provide contextualisation of relevant knowledge and skillsets for future work environments.

In each year of study, these placements will help students gain gradual familiarity with the chosen sector of specialisation, while also exposing them to real industry problems.

The TITO balance will not only add value to students’ learning, but to the university’s industry partners too; benefitting Singapore’s fintech industry through students’ work contributions as they pursue their degrees. Synergistically, companies will help educate and train students with a view to hire promising candidates after graduation.

Career Options

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer


Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics, A-Level / IB Diploma graduates, and holders of equivalent Year 12 qualifications are welcome to apply.

Module Exemptions

Module exemptions may be granted for first-year modules on a module-by-module basis, subject to an evaluation of the applicant’s diploma and grade in related modules. Exemptions may also be considered for those with relevant professional or industrial certifications.

Fees and Finances

    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $22,500.00 for SG Citizens / $97,784.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $47,160.00 for Permanent Resident / $97,784.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $64,152.00 for International Student / $97,784.00 Non-subsidised fees.

    Industry Advisory Committee

    The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

    Mr Chang Yew Kong (Chairman)
    Exco Chairman
    Wizvision Pte Ltd
    Mr Aloysius Cheang
    Member, Board of Directors
    The International Information System Security Certification Consortium / (ISC)2
    Mr Stephen Lim
    Chief Executive Officer
    SQL View Pte Ltd
    Mr Leong See Sum
    Director (InfoComm Infrastructure)
    Defence Science & Technology Agency
    Mr Selwyn Sean Scharnhorst
    Director (Ecosystem Development)
    Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
    Mr Christopher Lam
    Vice President and Head
    NEC Laboratories Singapore (NLS)
    Ms Dorcas Tan
    Director (Talent Development)
    Infocomm Media Development Authority
    Ms Shirley Chow
    Director, Data Science & AI Centre of Expertise
    HTX (Home Team Science & Technology Agency)
    Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy
    Chief Technology Officer
    AiDA Technologies