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Diploma in Information Technology
(DIT) S69
School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT)

The IDA's Annual Infocomm Manpower survey continues to show a steady increase in demand for infocomm talents, with a broad spectrum of job vacancies available. You can look forward to many exciting career opportunities when you graduate.

As a graduate of the SP's Diploma in Information Technology course (DIT), you will have a strong foundation in Infocomm Technology, problem-solving and communication skills.

The DIT curriculum allows you to be versatile and develop mobile, web, and cloud IT software solutions. The curriculum allows you to be agile and be adaptable to any technological changes over time by focusing on teaching fundamental core competencies.

By leveraging on User-Centric Design and using the latest in Information Technology, you will be able to create the best solutions for the toughest problems in businesses and communities. Find out how DIT students have won top awards in competitions such as SiTF Awards, and National Climate Change Competition.

SP's DIT graduates have found career opportunities in every industry that uses IT, with positions from Developer Evangelists, Solution Architects, Game Technical Level Designers, Software Engineers, to Project Managers.

Pursue IT Passion with the Flexible Curriculum

Choose any one of the five most in-demand areas in IT to focus on.

  • Software Design
  • Information Security
  • Interaction Design
  • Business Management Solutions
  • Game Development

Awesome Opportunities

On top of a solid curriculum, DIT has a series of Advancement Programmes (aka DITAP) to stretch yourself and realise your greatest potential as an IT professional. From university immersion to industry-specific and special focus projects, you can be sure that there is something that appeals to you.

Partner with Industry Leaders

We work closely with industry leaders when designing our pedagogy, and in building learning facilities.

Learn about the latest with our partners from IHiS, Microsoft, Oracle, Singtel, Accenture, CyanSYS, Ubisoft, KPMG, Marina Bay Sands, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Outstanding Opportunities for Outstanding Students

Students with good academic results and active in CCAs, can look forward to be awarded a scholarships from:

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

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) Any two other subjects:

1 - 6

Note:
*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
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

After a common first year of study, depending on your interest, you can major in one of the two specialization geared towards a specific industry: Game Development (GD) Option or Solutions Development (SD) Option.

Common First Year for both Options

  • Communicating for Project Effectiveness
  • General Education 1
  • General Education 2
  • Mathematics
  • Network Management and Assurance
  • Database Management Systems
  • Digital Visual Design
  • Infocomm Security
  • Web Client Development
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Application Development
  • Programming Fundamentals

Second & Third Year

From Second Year, students will specialise in the following options:

  • Solutions Development Option, with the following Elective Tracks:
    • Software Design
    • Information Security
    • Interaction Design
    • Business Management Solutions
  • Game Development Option

Second Year (Solutions Development Option)

 

  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Web Applications Development
  • Ethics and Law of IT and Media
  • Design for User Interaction
  • Mobile Applications
  • Enterprise Business Processes
  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Three Electives from the Elective Tracks

Third Year

  • Ethics & Law of IT & Media
  • Internship
  • Game Development Portfolio

Third Year (Solutions Development Option)

  • Cloud and Service Computing
  • Internship
  • Solutions Development Project
  • One Elective from Elective Tracks

Solutions Development Option - Specialised Electives (choose FOUR from any of the following Elective Tracks):

Software Design Elective Track

  • Data Structures and Algorithms using C++
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Multi-Player Online Games

Information Security Elective Track

  • Network Security
  • Computer Forensics

Interaction Design Elective Track

  • User Interface Design
  • Geospatial Visualization

Business Management Solutions Elective Track

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management
  • Business Analytics

Specialised Elective Track

  • Independent Study 1
  • Independent Study 2

Second Year (Game Development Option)

  • Communicating for Professional Effectiveness
  • Social Innovation Project or Overseas Social Innovation Project
  • General Education 3
  • Mobile Game Development
  • Data Structures and Algorithms using C++
  • Introduction to Game Development
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • 3D Level Design & Scripting Studio
  • 3D Game Development Studio

Second Year (Game Development Option ­ Electives) - choose ONE only:

  • Web Applications Development
  • Console Game Development
  • Network Security
  • Independent Study 1

Third Year (Game Development Option)

  • Ethics and Law of IT and Media
  • Internship
  • Game Development Portfolio

Third Year (Game Development Option ­ Electives) - choose ONE only:

  • User Interface Design
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Multi-Player Online Games
  • Independent Study 2

Career Prospects

With increasing adoption of IT across all industry sectors and the establishment of Infocomm infrastructure envisioned in Singapore’s intelligent Nation 2015, you can look forward to many exciting career opportunities when you graduate.

You can find employment in various industries, in roles such as:

  • Software Engineer
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Consultant
  • Web Developer
  • Information Systems officers
  • IT support personnel

Further Studies

The DIT course is highly recognised by local universities and many reputable foreign universities. Our DIT graduates are granted advanced standing by many universities for admission into the second or final year of their degree programmes.