Programme Overview

Qualification
BSc (Hons)
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years
Total credits
180
Application period
Refer to the information below
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@NYP Building
*For AY2022 Intake

A separate application process for the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing degree programme will be opened at a later stage to students who have matriculated for the AY2022 intake for the following degree programmes:

Applicants will be assessed on a range of skills and aptitudes to determine their suitability for the programme

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

  • Focuses on software engineering, applied computing, and machine learning skills for the financial sector
  • Curriculum closely aligned with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and industry recommendations
  • Term-In-Term-Out (TITO) model 
  • Capstone Project
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
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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

Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Introduction to Computer Systems 6
Mathematics 1 6
Programming Fundamentals 6
Data Structures & Algorithms 6
Computer Networks 6
Mathematics 2 6
Object Oriented Programming 6
Web Systems & Technologies 6
Introduction to Fintech 6
Introduction to Software Engineering 6
Cloud Computing & Big Data 6
Database Systems 6
Foundations of Finance 6
Software Requirements Engineering & Design 6
Machine Learning 6
Investment and Risk Management 6
Data Engineering and Visualization 6
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 6
Fintech projects 6
Cyber Security Fundamentals 6
Project Management and Professional Ethics 3
Business Valuation and Analysis 6
Fintech: Advanced topics 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone 10
Module Title Credits
Digital Competency Essentials 2
Critical Thinking and Communicating 4
Introduction to Design Innovation 2
Interdisciplinary Design Innovation 4
Social Innovation Project 3

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Introduction to Computer Systems 6
Mathematics 1 6
Programming Fundamentals 6
Data Structures & Algorithms 6
Computer Networks 6
Mathematics 2 6
Object Oriented Programming 6
Web Systems & Technologies 6
Introduction to Fintech 6
Introduction to Software Engineering 6
Cloud Computing & Big Data 6
Database Systems 6
Foundations of Finance 6
Software Requirements Engineering & Design 6
Machine Learning 6
Investment and Risk Management 6
Data Engineering and Visualization 6
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 6
Fintech projects 6
Cyber Security Fundamentals 6
Project Management and Professional Ethics 3
Business Valuation and Analysis 6
Fintech: Advanced topics 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone 10
Module Title Credits
Digital Competency Essentials 2
Critical Thinking and Communicating 4
Introduction to Design Innovation 2
Interdisciplinary Design Innovation 4
Social Innovation Project 3

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Eligibility

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A-Levels / IB Diploma graduates 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
    $125.00
    Total credit
    180
    Tuition fees: $22,500.00 for SG Citizens / $96,879.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    Subsidised fees per credit
    $262.00
    Total credit
    180
    Tuition fees: $47,160.00 for Permanent Resident / $96,879.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    Subsidised fees per credit
    $353.10
    Total credit
    180
    Tuition fees: $63,558.00 for International Student / $96,879.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
    • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
    • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.