Higher Diploma in Information Technology

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore


Course introduction

Introduction


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 environment.

 



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Programme Modules

  • IT Project Management
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Network Technology
  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Web Technologies
 
Elective Modules
  • Computer Technology Option
  • Computer Security
  • Operating Systems
      
Business IT Option
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing Management
      
Digital Media Option
  • Creative Graphics
  • Multimedia Design



Entry Requirements


Local and 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 Information Technology awarded by MDIS OR
International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Technology from MDIS OR
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 OR
Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS OR
Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English OR
Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time: 7 months
Part-time: 12 months



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$6,045.00  S$600.00 - S$1,000.00
 Part-time  S$5,778.00  S$600.00 - S$1,000.00
Application fees: S$107.00

Fees & Structure (International)
 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$8,025.00  S$2,200.00 - S$2,300.00
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

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