Higher Diploma in Information TechnologyAwarded by: MDIS

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 environment.

Methods of Assessment

Each module will be assessed through a combination of class presentations, discussions, assignments, project work and/or written examinations.

Programme Structure

Students must complete six core and two elective modules from one of the three options:

  • Business IT
  • Digital Media
  • Computer Technology

Why MDIS

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

Progression

Upon successful completion of the programme, students gain year 2 entry into the following programmes:

• Bachelor of Science (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks (awarded by Teesside University, UK)
• Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology (awarded by Teesside University, UK)
• Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information Systems (Top up) (awarded by the University of Portsmouth, UK)

 

Infocomm Technology (ICT)

The Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry is reshaping the economy, empowering every sector and contributing to Singapore’s economic and social growth.
ICT has also greatly enhanced Singapore’s competitiveness by raising productivity and transforming business processes in the education, healthcare, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality and finance sectors.
Singapore is poised to be an information and technology hub which continues to attract multinational infocomm giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, in addition to international start-ups and exciting user organisations.

Growing Demand For Infocomm Professionals

The number of employed infocomm manpower grew by 15.1% to reach 172,800 in 2015. Together with 20,100 infocomm job vacancies, total demand of infocomm manpower increased by 17.1% to reach 192,900 in 2015.
Infocomm professionals are expected to grow by about 53,200 from 2016 to 2018.
Technical IT specialists accounted for more than 7 in 10 jobs in 2015 IT Development roles accounted for 48% of the total demand for infocomm professionals, with software development job roles being the most in demand.
The next most demanded group of professionals were those working in Network & Systems related job roles. They accounted for 16% of the total demand for infocomm professionals.
Other tech specialists such as IT Security Specialists, Data Scientists and Infocomm R&D accounted for 6% (9,300) for infocomm professionals. Total demand of infocomm manpower increased by 4,200 or 2.7% to reach 161,200 in 2013.
Source: tech.gov.sg

Career Opportunities

Singapore has been consistently ranked among the top in the world to harness infocomm technologies to add value to the economy and society. Career opportunities in other countries are equally strong as ICT is necessary to help drive the business and economy.

You will be able to find good career options with a Higher Diploma in Information Technology and seek a wide range of IT jobs in technical, design & development, management and consultancy services such as:

IT Communications Support Executive
Application/Solutions Developer
IT Technical Support Executive

  • Web/Social Media/Mobile Developer
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Graphic Designer
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • E-business Application Developer

Programme Modules

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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)

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  January 2019  August 2019
 May 2019  December 2019
 July 2019  February 2020
 October 2019  May 2020

 

 

Par-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  January 2019  January 2020
 May 2019  May 2020
 July 2019  July 2020
 October 2019  October 2020

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time  S$6,045.00  S$373.36  S$6,418.86
 Part-time  S$5,778.00  S$219.47  S$5,997.47

Application fees: S$21.40

Note:

  • 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.

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
  • 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.

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  January 2019  August 2019
 May 2019  December 2019
 July 2019  February 2020
 October 2019  May 2020

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 S$8,025.00  S$2,200.00 - S$2,300.00  S$10,225.00 - S$10,325.00

Application fees: S$321.00

Note:

  • 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.

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
  • 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.

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

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

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
Jan 2019
May 2019
Jul 2019
Oct 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660

  • China: +65 8305 5107
  • Taiwan: +65 9181 1527
  • India: +65 8137 2392 / +65 8713 7364
  • Vietnam / Thailand: +65 9137 4990
  • Korea: +65 9372 5853
  • Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
  • Laos / Cambodia: +65 8779 6040
  • Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924