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Diploma in Business Information Technology
(DBIT) S82
School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT)

Create Business Success Using IT!

In today’s new digital economy, companies find an increasing need to invest in technological capabilities to remain successful in business.

Business Analytics and Social Media Listening play an increasingly important role in helping businesses analyse their performance and devise business strategies. Possessing an entrepreneurial mindset is also crucial to succeed in today’s business world.

DBIT provides you a strong foundation in the areas of Social Media, Business Analytics, Web and Mobile Apps Development, and Technology Entrepreneurship to create business success!

Scholarships, Industry Certifications and more: 
There will be numerous opportunities for overseas programmes such as Study Trips, Immersion Programmes, Internships, Community Projects, and Student Exchange Programmes.

You will also be empowered to take up leadership roles in organizing various enrichment forums, seminars and community projects.

Outstanding students with good academic results, strong leadership potential, and are active in CCA, can look forward to be awarded a scholarship:

  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) iPoly Scholarship & iPoly Study Award
  • IDA Enhanced Learning in Information Technology (ELITe) Sponsorship
  • Singapore Polytechnic (SP) Scholarship

Our course also prepares you to acquire these professional certifications which are highly demanded by the industry:

  • Adobe Certified Associate
  • Proxer Java Certification
  • Oracle Certified Professional (Java Programmer)
  • SAP TERP10

Four Integrated Approaches to Creating Business Success

  • Social Media
  • Business Analytics
  • Web and Mobile Applications
  • Entrepreneurship

Social Media Listening Centre

  • Listen, analyse, strategise and influence business trends at our new Social Media Learning Centre

Technology + Entrepreneurship
Do you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg? DBIT will provide you with the training needed to create the technology business you've been dreaming of. Learn to use design thinking tools to uncover business opportunities, learn to write a business plan, experience pitching ideas to Venture Capitalists, learn to market and brand a product. You can also obtain funding to commercialise your innovative product and service!

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Aggregate Type: ELR2B2-C
Subject Grade

a) English Language

1 - 7

b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)

1 - 6

c) One of the following 3rd relevant subjects:

1 - 6


To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Students acquire a variety of skills set in IT and business and apply them in the real world. DBIT emphasises on the latest trends and growth areas: social media marketing, mobile apps and business analytics. With a solid business foundation and an entrepreneurship spirit you can turn any business problem into a competitive edge.

You will learn to:

  1. Apply Business and IT skills to support IT-solutions in any business enterprise.
  2. Use business analytics tools and techniques to drive sales and optimize resources.
  3. Start and run your own business through the Entrepreneurship Concentration.
  4. Develop engaging marketing campaign by harnessing the power of social media such as Facebook, Twitter etc.
  5. Develop rich mobile apps to improve business efficiency and operations.

First Year

  • Accounting
  • Communicating for Personal and Team Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Mathematics
  • Ethics and Law of IT and Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Client Development
  • Digital Media for Business
  • Business Marketing and Branding
  • Business Opportunity
  • Database Management Systems
  • Mobile Application Development 1

Second Year

  • Communicating for Project Effectiveness
  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Business Statistics
  • Web Applications Development
  • Business Planning
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Interaction and Visual Design
  • Mobile Application Development II
  • Business Analytics
  • Web and Mobile Analytics
  • Business Intelligence

Third Year

  • Internship
  • Final Year Project
  • Infographics
  • Predictive Analytics

Electives (choose one from the following)

  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Infocomm Security
  • Enterprise Business Processes
  • Moving Visual Design
  • Independent Study 1

For a synopsis of each module, click here.

Bright Future 
Exciting career opportunities await you when you graduate. Your career options include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • IT Business Analyst / Developer
  • IT Project Specialist
  • Mobile Solutions Analyst / Developer
  • Social Media Analyst, UX / GUI Designer
  • Web Analyst
  • Web Application Designer / Developer

Further Studies 
Our curriculum gives you the flexibility to pursue either a Business or IT degree in both local and overseas universities with advanced standings. Our graduates have also won scholarships and studied in local universities like NUS NTU and SMU and overseas universities like UCL.

Head start in UCL* even before you graduate 
Students from Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT) course from Singapore Polytechnic will be admitted to the BSc (Information Management for Business) programme from University College London (UCL) second year, taking Foundations of Management (MSIN1001) as their second year elective on a case by case basis. Students from DBIT course will be considered for admission to the third year of the four year MSc (Information Management for Business) programme on a case by case basis. [subject to UCL approval]

Check out the Advanced Standing accorded to holders of Singapore Polytechnic qualifications. 
*4th Ranked University in the World based on 2012/2013 QS World University Rankings ® (Sourced )