Oxford Brookes University is ranked in the top 50 young universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2018 – the only UK university in the top 50 globally. Starting as the Oxford School of Art in 1865, it developed through the 20th century into a technology school, college, and polytechnic, and finally gaining university status in 1992. Close industry ties enable OBU to develop degree courses that equip students with the skills employers are looking for.
Oxford Brookes University’s Singapore presence is at Informatics Academy, where its UK degree programmes have been taught at since 1998. Over 1,000 students have graduated from Oxford Brookes University’s distance learning degree programmes at Informatics Academy with 80% of graduates securing a job with a median wage of over S$3,000 within 6 months of graduation.
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) In Computer Science (Top Up)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) In Network Computing (Top Up)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) In Computer Games and Animation (Top Up)
Here are some of our OBU graduates and what they have to say about their time studying at Informatics:
Oxford Brookes University Alumni Testimonials
Shah Palak Chetankumar, BSc. (Hons) Computer Science and Software Engineering
Software Systems Analyst, Technopreneur’s Resource Centre
“Throughout the course, I learnt many skills and techniques that I wouldn’t have learnt anywhere else, like pitching and leading a team. All the modules were well stacked with the learning phase, which gave me gradual exposure to complicated things, enabling my learning. Informatics has changed me in many ways and polished my skills to another level. Based on the experience and exposure I got during my time in Informatics, I would definitely recommend it to others.”
Alvin Tjhie, BSc. (Hons) Gaming & Animation
Content Administrator & Programmer, Altermyth Jakarta
“Informatics has taught me a lot about the gaming industry that i needed to excel in my workplace, such as how to develop games with Unity, backend programming, object-ordinated designs – turning my hobby into something that could actually fulfill my life.”
Rafael Haddad, BSc (Hons) Gaming & Animation
Game Programmer – Unity3D (Zengami)
“I wanted to do a degree in programming, but I wasn’t too sure if it was to be general or game programming. I saw that Informatics had Gaming & Animation courses, and I thought that would be interesting to do, so I went for it! I enrolled in the Gaming & Animation Diploma, then went on to complete my Advanced Diploma and Degree here. I’ve been in Singapore for five years and enjoyed being in Informatics.”
Oxford Brookes University BSc. (Hons) Network Computing Alumni Testimonials
Andy Tan, BSc. (Hons) Network Computing
Network Engineer – IBM Singapore
“As Network Engineer with IBM Singapore, I troubleshoot network issues while handling data center relocation projects and deployment of IBM products. This includes gather customer requirements, plan project timelines, deliver network projects by installing, cabling and configuring equipment.
I signed up for a Network Computing Degree with Informatics because it is well-established with over 30 years in the education industry. Throughout the course we learnt practical and in-depth knowledge of the Network Computing fundamentals. This is something not all working environments can provide. Teaching materials are comprehensive, campus location is central and is accessible and course pace is relatively comfortable for part-time students, especially those who are already working full-time. Lecturers are understanding and go the extra mile to assist students.”
Niruth Wijewardane, BSc. Network Computing (First Class Hons)
Data Center Operations Lead, Amazon Web Services
The quality of the education and affiliated universities matter – Informatics’ affiliated universities are well-reputed in the UK. The course materials and books that we get from the institute are very helpful. The assignments can be very tough, but they help us to learn more and explore more solutions beyond the classroom, with the support of the lecturers as well. Considering all these factors, Informatics is a good choice for anyone to do their Bachelor’s degree and Diplomas to start in the IT Field.
Ng Wen Chang, BSc. (Hons) Network Computing
Network Consultant, NCS
“My job requires a great deal of problem-solving and lateral thinking skills. Prior to taking my degree, I was only equipped with basic knowledge on how to carry out my work sufficiently but did not possess any knowledge outside my job scope.
Before taking up my degree I was never exposed to the entire project flow and how various project aspects fit together. My degree has been helpful in providing me with a strong foundation in computing, as well as a broad perspective of a project’s overall structure.”
Royson Toh, BSc. (Hons) Network Computing
Senior Network Engineer, ST Electronics
“The course has taught me to enjoy the work process a lot more. I picked up a positive attitude from my time at Informatics Academy, have begun to open up to others and learned to have more fun at work, even when we’re stressed and pressed for time.
Upon graduation, I was promoted after demonstrating additional competency in my job. I’ve not only learnt technical skills but also honed my time management skills as I am now able to manage projects and meet crucial deadlines.”
Mohamad Hanif Bin Norman, BSc. (Hons) Computer Science and Software Engineering
Senior Software Engineer, Comworth Solutions
“I decided to take Oxford Brookes University’s Computer Science course at Informatics Academy out of my list of options because it offered the best benefits in terms of learning opportunities, and personal and professional development.”