Programme Overview

Bachelor of Science
SIT & University of Glasgow
3 years
Total credits
Application period
11 January to 19 March 2021
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science 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

Students will undergo a six to 12-month continuous structured learning and work programme in the construction industry that exposes them to both design office and field/site supervision experience. The learning experience is more structured than an internship, with objectives and corresponding assessments in career and professional skills, integration of knowledge and practice, and innovation skills. In addition, the Capstone Project is embedded within the IWSP, and students will start to formalise and propose their projects during the first semester of IWSP with input from their industrial supervisors.

Overseas Immersion Programme

The Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) is compulsory for all students pursuing Joint or OU Undergraduate Programmes. 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/Iot Solution Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst/Engineer

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

Per Credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $30,960.00 for SG Citizens / $114,020.00 Non-subsidised fees.
Per Credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $60,600.00 for Permanent Resident / $114,020.00 Non-subsidised fees.
Per Credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $81,855.00 for International Student / $114,020.00 Non-subsidised fees.
  • 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.

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
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
Ecosystem Development 
Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
Dr Keiji Yamada
Senior Vice President
Research & Development 
NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd 

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