Programme Overview

Qualification
BSc (Hons)
Provider
SIT & University of Glasgow
Duration
3 years
Total credits
180
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2023
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@NYP Building

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science degree is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and the University of Glasgow.

Designed to support the government’s initiative to transform Singapore into a Smart Nation, this programme is the first computing science programme offered by an autonomous university in Singapore that specialises in Internet of Things (IoT). The programme encompasses a broad-based computer science curriculum which combines essential knowledge from IoT, software engineering, data analytics, cybersecurity and machine learning.

Students will learn about fundamental principles in computing science including boolean logic, discrete mathematics, programming, software engineering, databases, operating systems and computer networks. With the foundation in computing science topics, students will be exposed to specialised modules in IoT, including topics on sensors, IoT network protocols, cloud and distributed computing, data analytics, cybersecurity fundamentals and machine learning. Students will learn to work independently, as well as in groups to gather requirements, design software architectures for IoT applications, and implement and test software modules to meet software engineering project objectives.

Graduates from this programme will be equipped with a strong computing science foundation, be practice-oriented, industry-ready and team players. They will be able to apply their software and hardware training to develop innovative IoT solutions in different IT-related roles.

Programme Highlights

  • Focusses on development of software programming skills and specialised knowledge for IoT
  • The curriculum closely aligned with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and industry recommendations
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • Three-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) at University of Glasgow
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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. You 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 smoothly transit into a career upon graduation.

Overseas Immersion Programme

The Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) is compulsory for all students pursuing Joint or OU Undergraduate Programmes. In the second year, students will undergo a three-week Overseas Immersion Programme at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. These programmes are designed to provide greater learning experiences and include lectures, hands-on project work, workshops and industry visits. Students will get to interact with their university professors and mentors while experiencing life abroad with their fellow overseas counterparts. Participation in OIP will be reflected in students' Record of Achievement (ROA). 

Career Options

  • Software Engineer/Programmer/Developer/Consultant 
  • IT Project Manager/Officer/Engineer
  • System Engineer/Administrator/Analyst
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • IoT Engineer/Solution Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst/Engineer
  • Data Engineer/Scientist/Consultant
  • AI/ML Engineer/Scientist/Consultant

Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Introduction to Computing 6
Programming Methodology 6
Computer Organization and Architecture 6
Mathematics 1 6
Mathematics 2 6
Computer Networks 6
Data Structures and Algorithms 6
Object Oriented Programming 6
Web Programming 6
Operating Systems 6
Cyber Security Fundamentals 6
Database Systems 6
Professional Software Development and Team Project 1 6
Professional Software Development and Team Project 2 6
Human Computer Interaction 6
Mobile Application Development 6
Cloud & Distributed Computing 6
Data Analytics 6
Embedded Systems and Sensor Programming 6
Internet of Things: Protocols and Networks 6
Information Visualisation 6
Machine Learning 6
Special Topics in Emerging Technologies 3
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone Project 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 and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics, A level / IB Diploma graduates are welcome to apply.

Holders of BCA Academy Diploma in Construction IT are eligible to apply.

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

Fees and Finances

    Subsidised fees per credit
    $173.00
    Total credit
    180
    Tuition fees: $31,140.00 for SG Citizens / $114,597.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    Subsidised fees per credit
    $336.66
    Total credit
    180
    Tuition fees: $60,600.00 for Permanent Resident / $114,597.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    Subsidised fees per credit
    $454.75
    Total credit
    180
    Tuition fees: $81,855.00 for International Student / $114,597.00 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.

    Industry Advisory Committee

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

    Mr Chang Yew Kong (Chairperson)
    Member, Governing Board
    Centre for Quantum Technologies 
    National University of Singapore
    Mr Aloysius Cheang
    Member, Board of Directors
    The International Information System Security
    Certification Consortium (ISC)
    Mr Leong See Sum
    Director
    Infocomm Infrastructure
    Defence Science and Technology Agency
    Mr Stephan Lim
    Chief Executive Officer
    SQL View Pte Ltd
    Mr Peter Moore
    Managing Director
    APAC Global Public Sector
    Amazon Web Services
    Dr Yoshihiro Ohba
    Chief Specialist (System Technology Research & Development Center)
    Kioxia Corporation
    Dr Ong Chen Hui
    Cluster Director (Technology Development)
    Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
    Mr Selwyn Sean Scharnhorst
    Director
    Ecosystem Development 
    Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
    Dr Keiji Yamada
    Senior Vice President
    Research & Development 
    NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd