Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis
The Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programme is designed for graduates who recognise the need to equip themselves with the latest IT knowledge and skills, and wish to advance their careers in their current field. It also provides an opportunity for non-IT graduates in crafting a new career path in the IT industry.
In this twelve-month FULL-TIME programme, students are taught how to built IT solutions through lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions, projects and industrial attachments. Students will also learn and practise the techniques taught to gather user requirements, systematically analyse and design feasible solutions; they will then move on to code, test and implement these solutions. The numerous projects in this programme give students many hands-on practices to deliver IT solutions covering client/server, internet/intranet and wireless platforms.
The programme emphasises building and enhancing essential soft skills such as project management qualities, independent/co-operative team working attitudes and effective team leader techniques. Students will be assigned to work in "*Project teams*" learning through "*on the job training*". By the end of the programme, students will have a good grasp of Object-Oriented analysis and design based on Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Unified Modelling Language (UML). They will also be introduced to Object-Oriented programming using C# .Net with Visual Studio IDE, Java. JSP (Java Server Script), EJB (Enterprise Java Bean) on J2EE. In addition, they will be proficient in building internet solutions using ASP.NET and Web Services and mobile solutions using Android platform.
Having graduated thirty three batches of students, this programme is going into its 35^th intake. Many of our graduates are now prominent senior IT professionals, who have benefited from this programme. The curriculum is frequently reviewed and revamped to ensure that the skills taught are those crucially needed by the IT industry. Our graduates are employed in IT positions such as:
- IT Auditor
- IT Security Administrator
- Systems Analysis
- Systems Programmer
- IT Consultants
- IT Marketing Executive
- Web Developer
- Project Leader
- Application Engineer
- System Specialist
- IT Engineer
Many of the graduates from this programme further upgrade their skills after a few years in the IT industry. They are fully eligible to take up Master programmes with NTU, NUS and other universities. A number of them enrolled into ISS "Master of Technology (Software Engineering)" : a part-time programme designed for working IT professionals and managers who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills while pursuing their careers.