Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information Systems (Top-Up)Awarded by: University of Portsmouth, UK

Programme Objectives

This course provides students with technical and managerial understanding to develop and manage modern information systems such as networked computers, the web and large scale databases.

In addition, the programme aims to:

  1. Provide a challenging, stimulating and self-rewarding study environment.
  2. Develop a range of transferable skills by means of opportunities provided in the study units.
  3. Develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the Business Information Systems subject area.
  4. Promote career aspirations by including topics on general professional practice and skills.

Articulation Pathway

Students who have passed the Higher Diploma in Information Technology awarded by MDIS can progress into Year 2 of Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Information Systems (Top-Up).

Why University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth prides itself on its excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.

The University of Portsmouth is one of only four universities in the south east to receive the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a Government scheme that recognises excellent teaching in UK universities.

The Gold-rating sees the University of Portsmouth ranked among the top 20% of the 299 universities, colleges and alternative providers that entered the Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Portsmouth is in the top 25 of The Guardian’s University Guide 2019 and at subject level, the University is in the Top 10 for six subject areas including Social Work (3rd), Criminology (4th), Economics (9th), Biosciences (9th) and Health Professions (10th). Other notable areas where subjects are in the Top 20 include Sports Science (13th overall), Psychology (16th overall) and Accounting and Finance (18th overall). The Guardian’s league table ranks universities according to: spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey.

The University is ranked in the top 150 young universities in the world, in the Times Higher Education ranking of universities less than 50 years old.

The University has risen in The Complete University Guide, an independent ranking of excellence across 129 UK universities. It has climbed five places and is now ranked 51st in the UK, from 56th in 2018. This also means that the University of Portsmouth is now 8th in the south-east region. We're a top 30 UK university for teaching quality and student experience, according to The Times Good University Guide 2019.

More importantly the University was ranked as the number one university in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, according to The Economist. 2017 and 97.5% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2017.

The University is also ranked 36th this year in The Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey results for 2017, where students said the University offered inspiring experiences and activities across a range of areas including academic and societal experiences, facilities and industry connections.

Programme Modules

Year 2
Business Information Systems Security
Business Research
Database Principles
Information Systems and Project Management
Getting Usability into Development Environments
Organisational Analysis, Theory & Design

Year 3
Final Year Study Project or Individual Project (Engineering)
Information Systems Management
Professional and Academic Research Development
Advanced Database Concepts
Digital Enterprise and Innovation

Students can choose either the Final Year Study Project or Individual Project (Engineering) as their core module.

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)

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Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 2 (16 Months)  March 2019  June 2020
 July 2019  October 2020

 

Part-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 2 (24 Months)  March 2019  February 2021
 July 2019  June 2021

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

 Total Fees

Year 2 (16 Months)

 S$23,540.00  S$954.08  S$24,494.08

Year 3 (8 Months)

 S$11,770.00  S$764.56  S$12,534.56

 

Part-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

 Total Fees

Year 2 (24 Months)

 S$23,219.00  S$647.27  S$23,866.27

Year 3 (12 Months)

 S$11,502.50  S$503.18  S$12,005.68

Application fees: SGD32.10

Note:
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Entry Requirements


All applicants must be of age 17 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

For Year 2 entry

  • Higher Diploma+ in Information Technology awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education provider in information-technology/systems-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

For Year 3 entry

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in information-technology/systems-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in information-technology/systems-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in information-technology/systems-related disciplines OR
  • Relevant PEIs qualifications in information-technology/ systems-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 2 of the University course) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme and/or from International Diploma in Information Technology awarded by MDIS to secure entry onto the programme.

*All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.
+ Formally know as International Diploma in Information Technology.

English Language Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • TOEFL score of 550 OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
  • Equivalent

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
 Year 2 (16 Months)  March 2019  June 2020
 July 2019  October 2020

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees Total Fees
 Year 2 (16 Months)  S$24,610.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$27,610.00 - 27,810.00
 Year 3 (8 Months)  S$12,305.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$15,305.00 - 15,505.00

Application fees: SGD321.00

Note:
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
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 age 17 and above and must possess one of the following entrance requirements:

Year 2 Entry:

  • Higher Diploma+ in Information Technology awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education provider in information-technology/systems-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

Year 3 Entry:

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in information-technology/systems-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade* OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in information-technology/systems-related disciplines, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education* OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in information-technology/systems-related disciplines OR
  • Relevant PEIs qualifications in information-technology/ systems-related disciplines (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 2 of the University course) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education*

Note: Some applicants may need to take bridging modules within the programme and/or from International Diploma in Information Technology awarded by MDIS to secure entry onto the programme.

*All applications are subject to University approval through its Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and procedures.
+ Formally know as International Diploma in Information Technology.

English Language Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • TOEFL score of 550 OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
  • Equivalent

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

Course Duration
Full-Time
Year 2 entry  -  16 months
Year 3 entry  -  8 months

Part-Time
Year 2 entry  -  24 months
Year 3 entry  -  12 months

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
Year 2
Mar 2019
Jul 2019

Part-time Programme
Year 2
Mar 2019
Jul 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660

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  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924