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Bachelor of Information Technology in Mobile and Web Application Development and Cyber Security and Forensics

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Murdoch University

Course Introduction

About the Programme
What will our future phones and devices do? How will our cars, houses and appliances connect seamlessly in day-to-day life?
In this Degree programme, you will learn the theory, design, techniques and practices required to develop software systems for the internet, cloud and mobile devices, with a focus on client-server and mobile applications.
You will also explore advanced web programming, mobile application development, software development frameworks, databases, web and mobile computing, and IT professional practice project.
In the final year of your programme, you will take part in an IT Professional Practice Project unit. This will include working in a team with other students and consulting with real clients to recommend, develop and implement new technologies to solve business problems.
Students have the option to enrol in either single or double majors.
The programme can be completed in 16 months instead of 28 months. Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme.

Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology in Mobile and Web Application Development and Cyber Security and Forensics from Murdoch University, Australia.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

Career Opportunities
  • Computer Systems & Network Administrator
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Web Programmer
Double Majors Available
  • Mobile and Web Application Development and Banking
  • Mobile and Web Application Development and Business Information Systems
  • Mobile and Web Application Development and Computer Science
  • Mobile and Web Application Development and Management
  • Mobile and Web Application Development and Marketing
  • Mobile and Web Application Development and Web Communication


 

Curriculum Overview


 

Area of Studies

Core Units
Mobile and Web Application Development  
  • Advanced Web Programming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Principles of Computer Science
  • Software Development Frameworks
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web and Mobile Computing
  • Databases*
  • Information Technology Project Management*
  • Introduction to ICT Research Methods*
  • IT Professional Practice Project*
Cyber Security and Forensics 
  • Computer Security
  • Cyber Forensics and Information Technology
  • Information Security Policy and Governance
  • Security Architectures and Systems Administration
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Databases*
  • Information Technology Project Management*
  • Introduction to ICT Research Methods*
  • IT Professional Practice Project*
Students are required to complete the following common units:
  • Career Learning: Managing Your Career^
  • Building Employability Skills OR Consulting and Freelancing
Applicants may be required to complete general elective units to fulfil the required credit points.
*Units common to both majors need only be taken once.
^3-year Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.
Year 1 Unit Outline available here — private Diploma and Polytechnic Diploma holders are exempted, subject to University’s approval.
 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. The programme can be completed in 16 months instead of 28 months and applicants have the option to enrol for either Single or Double Majors.
The Bachelor’s Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications with advanced standing.
These include:
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Private Diploma, Advanced Diploma, ACCA or other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants admitted to the Bachelor’s Degree programme may be required to undertake bridging units to fulfil the prerequisite knowledge. In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

English Requirement
  • Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English, can be considered.
  • International students are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
For Singaporean/PR
  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Programme Fee S$26,892
(15 units with exemptions)
payable in 4 instalmentsS$28,684.80 (16 units)
payable in 4 instalments
Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme.
Non-Tuition Fees
For Singaporean/PR
  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Non-Refundable Application Fee S$205.20
Student Development Fee S$280.80
Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.
The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. 
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate. The prevailing GST rate from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 is 8%. From 1 January 2024, the GST rate will increase to 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

 

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery 
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme, and they have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and attend classes once or twice a week depending on their study load. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 24 contact hours.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education and the Deputy Dean of Murdoch University are based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.

Assessment & Exams
Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Commencement Date
There are 3 intakes per year:
– January
– May
– September
Please contact our consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules.
Minimum class size: 20 students
Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.
Maximum allowed candidature period:
  • 12 credit points: 2 years
  • 24 credit points: 4 years
  • 36 credit points: 5 years
  • 48 credit points: 6 years
  • 72 credit points: 10 years
  • 96 credit points: 12 years
  • 120 credit points: 12 years
If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
 
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