Higher Diploma in Information Technology

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)


Course introduction

Introduction


Programme Aims & Objectives
The Higher Diploma in Information Technology course aims to equip students in all aspects of IT, but particularly focuses on computing and network systems, database systems, web technologies and project management. 
Students can choose prescribed elective modules that will provide them with specialised skills to implement IT services and solutions for the business, digital media and computer technology industries. In addition, the course aims to develop students’ analytical and personal skills necessary to work in a specialised computing and management environm
 



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Programme Modules
Project: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage (teach out phase)
IT Project Management
Object Oriented Programming
Systems Analysis and Design
Network Technology
Database Systems
Advanced Web Technologies
Computer Security (Computer Technology Option)
Operating Systems (Computer Technology Option)
Accounting and Finance (Business IT Option)
Marketing Management (Business IT Option)
Creative Graphics (Digital Media Option)
Multimedia Design (Digital Media Option)
 



Entry Requirements


Local Application

Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and possess ONE of the following admission requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any 2 subjects OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Technology from MDIS OR
  • IT-related diploma from recognised local polytechnics / pathway programmes from other PEIs OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal Education OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)
Mathematics Requirements
The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:
  • At least a Grade 'C6' at GCE 'O' level in Mathematics OR
  • To pass the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test
If an applicant fails the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online Mathematics Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test the 2nd time.
Local applicants who do not meet all the minimum entry requirements will be classified as non-standard entry must study online to complete and pass the Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course, passed the MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test and an interview.  Students are given 3 attempts for MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test and Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course.
English Language Requirements
Applicants are required to possess at least ONE of the following:
C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
To pass the MDIS English Entrance Test OR
MDIS Professional Certificate in English
If an applicant fails the MDIS English Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online English Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS English Entrance Test the 2nd time.

International Application

Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 16 and above, and possess ONE of the following admission requirements:
  • Obtained at least a Grade 'E' at GCE 'A' Levels in any 2 subjects OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Technology from MDIS OR
  • IT-related diploma from recognised local polytechnics / pathway programmes from other PEIs OR
  • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal Education OR
  • Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience)
Mathematics Requirements
The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:
  • At least a Grade 'C6' at GCE 'O' level in Mathematics OR
  • To pass the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test
If an applicant fails the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online Mathematics Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS Mathematics Entrance Test the 2nd time.
International applicants who do not meet all the minimum entry requirements must study online to complete and pass the Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course and an online interview (e.g. Skype interview). When they arrive in Singapore (i.e. MDIS) within the first two weeks of intake commencement date, they are required to sit for MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test (Administered by the Central Registry).  Students are given 3 attempts for MDIS Mathematics / English Entrance Test and Online Mathematics / English Preparation Course.
English Language Requirements
Applicants are required to possess at least ONE of the following:
  • C6 pass in English at GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent OR
  • Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent OR
  • To pass the MDIS English Entrance Test OR
  • MDIS Professional Certificate in English
If an applicant fails the MDIS English Entrance Test, he or she is required to study, complete and pass the Online English Preparation Course. The applicant will then proceed to take the MDIS English Entrance Test the 2nd time.
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Duration of Course 
Full-time: 7 months
Part-time: 12 months



Fees & Funding

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