Bachelor of Information Technology

Provided by University of Newcastle, Australia/ UON Singapore

Course introduction


The Bachelor of Information Technology with a major in Enterprise Information Technology and Software Development & Applications is a multi-disciplinary programme which hones your skills in developing application solutions and building robust business systems. This unique combination ensures that you are exposed to I.T. in various settings, so that you may apply your I.T. expertise to address real world problems and needs of modern organisations.



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(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 and QS World University Rankings 2014)

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(QS 'Top 50 Under 50' 2014)

Top 301-400 Universities in the world
(Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014)

Over 2,000 University of Newcastle students currently enrolled in PSB Academy

Programme Structure
  • This programme consists of 24 modules
  • 3 trimesters in calendar year 1 and 2
  • 4 modules are taught in each semester / trimester by both University faculty and local lecturers
This is an accelerated programme which allows a typical academic 3-year programme to be completed in 2 calendar years.

Students may also enjoy the benefit of transferring or completing their studies on campus in Australia.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include laboratory assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This is an accelerated programme which allows a typical academic 3-year programme to be completed in 2 calendar years.

Academic Year 1 & Year 2:

The University of Newcastle Australia Degree Programme
1st Trimester
  • Business Decision Making
  • Foundations of Information Technology 1
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Internet Communications
2nd Trimester
  • Information and Communication in Business
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Database Management Systems
3rd Trimester
  • Web Programming
  • Systems and Software Development
  • Systems and Network Administration
  • Applications Programming

Academic Year 2 & Year 3:

The University of Newcastle Australia Degree Programme
4th Trimester
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Elective
  • Web Multimedia
  • Project Management
5th Trimester
  • Elective
  • Business Analysis
  • The Information Resource
  • Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
6th Trimester
  • Game Production
  • Elective
  • The Digital Economy
  • IT Major Project

Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence above and are subject to changes.

Area of Studies

As a graduate of the programme, you will be equipped to take advantage of career opportunities in the following professions:

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Application Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Applications Developer
  • IT Administrator
  • Information System Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Programmer

Entry Requirements

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The Admission Requirements are:

  • GCE A Levels (minimum 3 A- level passes including Mathematics, excluding General Paper) and meeting the minimum entry requirement of the programme; OR
  • Diploma from a local Polytechnic or other recognized institutions; OR
  • Completion of the Foundation Diploma in Business Studies from PSB Academy OR;
  • Higher NITEC; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis

Minimum Entry Requirement (Language Proficiency):
  • GCE 'O' level credit in English; OR
  • TOEFL score of 525 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.0 in the paper based test or a score of 203 with a 4.0 in the Essay Rating in the computer based test; OR
  • Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0, with no sub-test score is less than 6.0

Applicants with Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas in related studies from polytechnics or other recognised institutions may be considered for advance standing into the Year 2 courses.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 24 months.


Local Students

August every year

International Students
Full-time intakes 2015: August

Fees & Funding

Local Student

Programme intake:  Aug

Programme Fees: S$1,615.70 (Per Module)

16 - 20 Months (16-20 Modules)
Eligible for:
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Business related)
  • Advanced Diploma(Business related)
  • Or equivalent
S$25,851.20* to S$32,314*
24 Months Programme (24 Modules)
Eligible for:
  • GCE A Level
  • Higher Nitec
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma
  • PEI Diploma(Non-Business related)
  • or equivalent

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fees exclude textbooks

International Student

Programme Fees (International Admissions)

Installments Amount
1st Installment $6,462.80
2nd Installment $6,462.80
3rd Installment $6,462.80
4th Installment $6,462.80
5th Installment $6,462.80
6th Installment $6,462.80
Total Fee $38776.80

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks