Programme Overview

Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Provider
SIT & DigiPen Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years, 8 months
Total credits
240
Application period
11 January to 19 March 2021
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation is a four-year direct honours joint-degree programme offered by SIT and  DigiPen Insitute of Technology. 

The programme provides rigorous training in foundational STEM modules that underpin computer science and simulations, and also focusses on deep programming skills that include high-level programming, low-level programming, advanced C/C++, data structures, algorithms analysis and three progressive modules in computer graphics.

Students will embark on a persistent studio-based software engineering project that spans across every trimester of the study and allows students to continuously apply their module-based knowledge in larger-scale projects, as well as hone essential soft skills in working within multidisciplinary teams. Graduates will be fully industry-ready with deep technical expertise in developing real-time interactive systems.

Curriculum Highlights
Students focus on the following core areas of study:

  • Software Engineering Projects
  • Game Implementation Techniques 
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence for Games 
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) 

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme are prepared to enter the video game industry as

  • Computer Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Developer
  • VR/ AR Software Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Interactive Mobile Application Programmer
  • Game Engine Developer
  • Gameplay Programme
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Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of eight to 12 months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.

Overseas Immersion Program

The Overseas Immersion Program is mandatory for students in the BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation program. Students will study for one trimester at DigiPen Institute of Technology’s U.S. campus in Redmond, Washington, attending lectures, labs, and industry seminars. Students will interact with American professors and mentors while experiencing life in a different culture with their overseas peers.

Career Options

  • Computer Scientist
  • Software Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Developer
  • VR/ AR Software Developer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Interactive Mobile Application Programmer
  • Game Engine Developer
  • Gameplay Programme
     

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics, NUS High School Diploma graduates and equivalent qualifications are welcome to apply. Applicants who hold local diplomas from other local institutions and other qualifications equivalent to Year-12 formal qualifications may be considered for admission to selected programmes on a case-by-case basis.

Subject to approval, diploma applicants may be granted module exemptions, based on the modules taken and minimum grades achieved in their diploma.

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  • A pass in one of the following H2 subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in H1 Mathematics
  • Obtained passes in at least two H2 subjects and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements.
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  • A pass in one of the following HL subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in SL Mathematics
  • Obtained a minimum grade five for at least two HL and one SL subjects and the IB Diploma while satisfying the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements.
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Fees and Finances

Per Credit
$179.50
Total credit
240
Tuition fees: $43,080.00 for SG Citizens / $158,189.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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Per Credit
$350.00
Total credit
240
Tuition fees: $84,000.00 for Permanent Resident / $158,189.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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Per Credit
$471.87
Total credit
240
Tuition fees: $113,248.80 for International Student / $158,189.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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  • Tuition fees shown is the total cost based on the completion of the study.
  • 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.

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