Upon completion of Diploma in Information Technology, students will acquire a sound, theoretical knowledge in Information Technology (IT) and practical skills in the management of hardware and software development. The student will also acquire programming language skills such as C programming, database query language, Visual Basic.Net and Java programming language to allow student to be competent in application and web-site development as well as the configuration of network and server operating system in today’s complex business environment.

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



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Module Descriptor:
This module provides students with the fundamental knowledge needed in the other programming modules. Students will learn to build an application that would help users to manage and update data.

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This module provides students with thorough training in practical techniques for the design and  development of database systems using Structured Query Language and develops a sound understanding of the underpinning theory.

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This module introduces and explores the object-oriented features by using Java programming language. Students will learn to design and develop Java-based file management applications.

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This module helps students to develop a good understanding of basic theory and useful practical skills of networking and communication covering networking systems and inter-networking devices.

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This module addresses the development of practical skills in the configuration, maintenance, fault finding and troubleshooting of modern operating systems and develops knowledge of computer architecture. The students will gain hands-on experience with Windows and Linux operating systems.

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This module covers the differences between electronic and traditional commerce, and explains the international nature of e-commerce. It also highlights how the growth of the internet and other significant forces have catapulted e-commerce to what it is today.

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This module provides students with the fundamentals of Visual Basic .NET for writing Desktop Window applications. It also covers database programming using ADO.NET, as well as Classes and Objects.

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This module provides students with the practical skills required in website design such as understanding mark-up languages, style sheets, design techniques and testing. The students will gain hands-on experience to create built-in forms, handle web events and create JavaScript objects and Applets.


Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 5,564.00 S$ 8,560.00
Part-Time S$ 5,564.00 NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 38.95 S$ 59.92
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: 18

Academic Qualifications:
Certificate in Foundation Skills from Informatics OR 2 GCE ‘A’ Level, IB Diploma or other equivalent pre-university certifications.

English Language:
Certificate in Proficiency in English from Informatics OR GCE ‘O’ Level – C6 OR IELTS 5.5 and equivalent from 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
C Programming 30% NA 70% NA
Structured Query Language 30% NA 70% NA
Java Programming 30% NA 70% NA
Networking Essentials 30% NA 70% NA
Operating Systems 30% NA 70% NA
Essentials of E-Commerce 30% NA 70% NA
Visual Basic.Net NA NA 100% NA
Web Publishing With HTML, Javascript and Java Applets NA NA 100% NA

Graduation Requirement

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be awarded with a Diploma in Information Technology by Informatics Academy.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Information Technology awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Advanced Diploma in Information Technology discipline.

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