Course Duration

Full-time 10 months
Part-time 14 months


Advanced Diploma

Awarded By

Programme Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Information Technology is developed to meet the professional and academic needs of graduates to function effectively in the analysis, design and management of computer systems as well as the advanced theoretical knowledge underpinning Programming and Systems Development. Students will acquire the analytical and advanced computing skills necessary for the analysis, design and management of computer systems and applications such as advanced system analysis and design method, as well as the problem-solving skills required to handle evolving technology in multimedia application, interactive web site, network security, database, network security and server operating system.

Delivery Model
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshop conducted in classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions. The following is the lecturer-student ratio:
a) For theory- 1:40
b) For practical- 1:32


January, May, September

January, May, September

Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 5,992.00 S$ 9,202.00
Part-Time S$ 5,992.00 NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 41.94 S$ 60.20
Non-Refundable Application Fees
S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees
NIL S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Normal Entry

Minimum Age: 19
Academic Qualifications: Diploma in Information Technology from Informatics OR PEI qualification that articulates into year two of University Degree programme OR Polytechnic Diploma in IT or computing related field with exemptions for direct entry to Advanced Diploma programme
English Language: Certificate in Proficiency in English from Informatics OR GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 OR IELTS 6.0 and equivalent for TOEFL (PBT) or TOEFL (iBT). 

Alternative Entry

Mature candidates (30 years old and above) with 8 years relevant working experience may be considered for mature entry on a case-by-case basis.

Students will be assessed through a combination of coursework and project. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

assessment structure test assignment project exam
advanced operating systems 30% NA 70% NA
advanced visual NA NA 100% NA
developing interactive website NA NA 100% NA
distributed application development NA NA 100% NA
multimedia streaming technology 30% NA 70%   NA
network and distributed application security 30% NA 70% NA
object oriented programming in java  30%  NA  70% NA
relational database design 30% NA 70% NA
Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology awarded by Informatics Academy .
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for a Bachelor degree programme in Information Technology discipline.