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.

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 Duration

Full-Time 10 Months

Part-Time 14 Months


Advanced Diploma

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Module Descriptor:
This module aims to provide an understanding of more advanced concepts used in the administration of Linux Operating System. It enables students/IT professionals to be familiar in Linux server environment and management. It is the ideal module for getting a Linux server up and running quickly. It emphasizes on practical issues discussed in context of common scenarios when deploying server for the first time.

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This module equips students with the skills and knowledge to develop ASP.NET web applications using XML and database components. It also covers fair skills in Internet Information Server (IIS), XML and database.

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This module introduces the use of added features available for web page creation. Besides the inclusion of normal objects like JavaScript. Applets and media items, students will be taught XML. In XML programming, students will understand the purposes of DTD, style sheets and the creation of their own tags.

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This module introduces students to the use of Visual C# .net in developing windows and distributed applications. The module will also include web services and XML technology, which can assist in rapid application and component development. The client/server applications will also address database developments.

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This module concentrates on adding streaming multimedia capacity to websites in order to make them more interactive and illustrative for audience. Students will be taught the advantages of different technologies, as well as to choose and implement the right strategy, hardware and software for their sites.

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This module covers the security issues pertaining to most businesses using client/server applications. Students will learn to understand how to implement and control the security architecture, devise effective security policies over the network, and audit for monitoring purposes. Students will also compare the different OS such as NT and UNIX for scalable security features. It also covers detailed methodologies involving cryptography especially in distributed databases.

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This module aims to provide students a strong foundation in Java programming. Student will learn the concept of object-oriented programming, understand the object-oriented features and apply the concept to programming.

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This module covers the use of Entity Relationship (ER) Modelling in detail, using real life examples, practical business problems and solutions. The ER model captures the data requirements and business rules, and forms a sound basis for the initial design of a relational database. The second part of the module covers the design process and presents the considerations for creating a normalized, stable, maintainable and well-defined relational database.


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$ 64.41
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.

Admission Criteria


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).


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

Assessment Structure

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 Basic.Net 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

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology awarded by Informatics Academy.

Progression Pathway

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.

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