Diploma in Information Technology

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Kaplan

Course introduction


For N-level holders, please approach our Programme Consultants for information on the IGCSE preparatory course.
For O-level/NITEC/Higher NITEC holders, please approach our Programme Consultants for information on the Kaplan Foundation Diploma programme.

Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Diploma in Information Technology from Kaplan Higher Education Institute, Singapore.

Advanced Diploma and Diploma graduates can progress to pursue Degree programmes offered by our university partners and other higher education institutions from Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom (relevant disciplines and/or subject to university’s requirements).

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Core Modules
The Diploma programme consists of 8 modules and may be completed in 8 months.

  • Computational Mathematics and Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Data Communications
  • Introduction to Database Design and Development
  • Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet
  • Introduction to Programming Using Java
  • Principles of Information Systems and Data Management

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Kaplan Foundation Diploma; OR
  • Minimum 1 GCE A-Level pass; OR
  • Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis (based on the equivalence to the GCE A-Level); OR
  • Mature candidates (30 years old and above, with a minimum of 8 years of work experience)
English Requirement
  • At least D7 in GCE O-Level English or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Blended learning, which is a combination of face-to-face teaching and online learning, has been introduced to the Diploma programme to improve your learning experience.
Each part-time Kaplan Diploma programme consists of 8 modules that may be completed in a minimum of 8 months over 4 terms. Each module is timetabled to include 8 face-to-face contact hours and supplemented with up to 24 hours’ worth of online lessons and materials made available via real-time online learning and on-demand self-directed learning. There are 28 – 32 hours in total curriculum hours per module.
Please check with your respective programme consultant for details.

Assessment & Exams
Each module is assessed by any combination of continuous assessments, examinations, presentations, projects or written assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The total tuition fee covers registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Diploma (if earned) and transcript.
For Singaporean/PR 

  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Programme Fee S$6,010.20
payable in 4 instalments
Receive a S$200 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Diploma programme1
Receive a S$100 study rebate1
Non-Tuition Fees
For Singaporean/PR
  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Non-Refundable Application Fee S$108
Student Development Fee S$1622
2Payment 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. More details can be found here.
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.
Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.
Commencement Date
There are 3 intakes per year:
April, August and December
Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.
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: 16 months
If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.