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