Diploma in Information Technology

Provided by Informatics Academy Singapore

Course introduction


Upon completion of Diploma in Information Technology, students will acquire a sound, theoretical knowledge in Information Technology (IT) and practical skills in the management of hardware and software development. The student will also aquire programming languages skill such as C programming, database query language, Visual Basic.Net and Java programmingh language to allow student to be competent in application and web-site development as well as the configuration of network and server operating system in today complex business environment.

Assessment Structure

Students will be assessed through a combination of coursework and project. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Assessment Structure Test Assignment Project Exam
C Programming NA 30% 70% NA
Structured Query Language NA 30% 70% NA
Java Programming NA 30% 70% NA
Networking Essentials NA 30% 70% NA
Operating Systems NA 30% 70% NA
Essentials Of E-Commerce NA 30% 70% NA
Visual Basic.Net NA NA 100% NA
Web Publishing With Html, Javascript And Java Applets NA NA 100% NA

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

C Programming - IT202

Upon completion of this module, students will acquire the logical skills required to take on programming modules, and learn to build an application that would help the user to manage and update data.

Structured Quary Language

This unit will give the student the ability to describe relational aspects of a database management system. This unit covers the fundamental of the relational model design and introduction of structured Query Language (SQL).

Java Programming - IT209

This module introduces and exploits the object-oriented features by using Java programming language. Students will also enjoy designing and developing Java-based, file management applications.

Networking Essentials - IT207

In this module, students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience on the fundamentals of networking. Basic networking systems, and internetworking devices.

Operating Systems - IT201

In this module, we will look at establishing a small network. Using an appropriate modem operating system (OS). It will discuss the features of the chosen OS, both with regard to single machines and local area networks (LAN).

Essentials of E-Commerce - IT210

This module will cover the differences between electronic and traditional commerce, and explain the international nature of e-commerce. On top of that, the module also highlights how the growth of the internet and other significant forces has catapulted e-commerce to what it is today.

Visual Basic.Net - IT204.NET

This module provides students with the fundamentals of Visual Basic.Net for writing Desktop Window applications. It also covers database programming using ADO.net, as well as Classes and Objects.

Web Publishing with HTML.Javascript and Java Applets - IT206

This project-based module would grant students the freedom of creativity. They would be tasked to create websites using HTML, Javascripts, as well as Java Applets. Students will also learn to create built-in forms, handle web events, and Javascript Objects and Applets.

Area of Studies

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Information Technology awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Advanced Diploma in Information Technology.

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with a Diploma in Information Technology Awarded by Informatics Academy .

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Minimum Age: 17

Academic Qualifications: 2 GCE ‘A’ levels Pass or Foundation Certificate for Higher Education (FCHE) or Certificate in Foundation Skills (CIFS) or other equivalent qualification deemed acceptable by Informatics Academy.

English Language: GCE ‘O’ Level – C6, IELTS – Min score of 5.5 OR, TOEFL (PBT)- Min score of 513 OR, TOEFL (iBT) – Min score of 65 OR, Informatics Certificate in Proficiency in English

Alternative Entry

Mature candidates (21 years old and above) with the below credentials may be considered for mature entry on a case-by-case basis:

  • Completed Secondary Education
  • Fulfilled English language proficiency requirement
  • 3 years working experience in a related field

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Duration

Full-time 10 months

Delivery Model

Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshop conducted in classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions.


January, February, May, June, September, October

Fees & Funding

Course Fee
(include GST)
Full-Time NIL* NIL*
Part-Time S$5,564.00 -
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$38.95 -
Medical Insurance
(per year)
S$ 64.20 S$ 64.20
Non-Refundable Application Fees
(include GST)
S$107.00 S$321.00
Student Pass Processing And Administrative Fees
(include GST)
- S$321.00

Administrative Fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.