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The Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programme (GDipSA) is designed for non-IT graduates intending to craft a new career path in the IT industry. IT graduates and professionals who wish to advance their careers in their current field and recognise the need to equip themselves with the latest IT knowledge and skills to stay relevant may apply as well.
Application for the February 2018 intake will open on 1 July 2017.
This is a full-time one-year programme. For part-time option, you can explore the stackable graduate degree programme for Digital Solutions Development. This is a series of four certificates which will stack up toward the Graduate Diploma of Systems Analysis. Go to:
NUS-ISS Certificate in Digital Solutions Development.
The GDipSA programme is best suited for non-IT graduates intending to craft a new career path in the IT industry. IT graduates who wish to advance their careers in their current field and recognise the need to equip themselves with the latest IT knowledge and skills to stay relevant may apply as well.
Having graduated 40 batches of students, this programme is going into its 43rd intake. Many of our graduates are now prominent senior IT professionals, who have benefited from this programme.
Students who embark on this hands-on programme will be exposed to lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions, projects and a 5-month internship. We have designed numerous projects into the programme. The aim is to equip them with the necessary foundation to code, test, implement and troubleshoot IT solutions covering web and mobile platforms.
By the end of the programme, you will be equipped with sought-after technical skills and valuable soft skills.
The GDipSA curriculum is designed with senior executives of prominent IT industry players, so you can be assured that the skills and knowledge taught are relevant and up-to-date. The IT industry in Singapore evolves at a fast pace and it is important to us that our students are equipped with leading edge skills and knowledge for their future IT careers.
Be guided to perform the tasks and produce the deliverables in the various phases of an application development life cycle taking into consideration of iOT, mobile and smart devices through on-the-job training in a project team.
Be introduced to the various hardware and software components that make up a distributed computing infrastructure.
Learn the functions and purposes of databases in IT applications as well as the role and importance of SQL as a database manipulation, definition and control language.
Build the foundation for programming.
Understand the development of web application using open source platform.
Gain a clear understanding of Object Oriented Programming with Java as the vehicle.
Perform web application development using ASP.NET development platform.
Learn the various types of IT professions and the organisation structure of a typical company’s IT department.
Grasp mobile application development using HTML5 for Mobile Web and Android for Native App.
You will acquire hands-on experience in developing an extensively analysed and designed Object Oriented IT solution following the completion of the Application Development Life Cycle module.
In this project, you will design and build a virtual shopping cart application using the e-Commerce Application Life Cycle and the Internet programming techniques taught.
Students are to develop a J2EE-based system that meets all required functionalities and caters for error handling; a mobile solution on Android platform to access useful subset of the system functionality.
This project simulates a real-life IT working environment and have students test your strengths in working closely as a project team.
During your 5-month internship, you will develop the versatility and flexibility to handle the unpredictable challenges of user requirements, project schedules and end product expectations of any real-life project.
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis, students are required to:
For the past three intakes, our passing rate has been on an average of 91%.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore offers a tuition subsidy, known as the MOE subsidy. This subsidy will be administered automatically to eligible applicants. Read more about the eligibility guidelines.
For Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Resident students, the fees quoted are subsidised by the Singapore government, through MOE, and are exclusive of GST. The applicable GST will be subsidised by the MOE as well.
The Service Obligation scheme is only applicable to international students.
The service obligation will require you to work in Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation. Singapore-based companies refer to local and international companies that have a base in Singapore that is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) as well as companies of such local and international companies registered with ACRA that are based overseas.
The MOE subsidy is not eligible to applicants without service obligation.
Read more about the Service Obligation scheme.
Miscellaneous fees are typically levied on items that are either not covered or partially covered by tuition fee and grant/subsidy. All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees. These are due at the same time as the tuition fees. These fees help defray the costs of student activity, health services and insurance, campus shuttle service and other services.
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Applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the medium of instruction should submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.
Note: Institution code of NUS-ISS for TOEFL is 2432
TOEFL and IELTS are only valid for five years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme.
All applicants are required to take an aptitude test. Shortlisted applicants will also need to attend an interview. Foreigners are welcome to apply.
All applicants are required to apply online for our graduate coursework programme. Please note that you will be redirected directly to NUS’ Online Application System.
Application Fee (non-refundable) – S$20.00 (inclusive of prevailing GST)
Note: Please pay your application fee (S$20.00) online via the Graduate Admission (GDA) System. Print out a copy of the payment receipt and attach it with your application as proof of payment. Alternatively, you can also make payment in cheque or bank draft (made payable to “National University of Singapore”) and attach the Application Fee Form.
You should write your name, application number, identity/passport number and telephone numbers (home & office) on the reverse side of the cheque/bank draft.
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After submitting your application via the online Graduate Admission System, the completed online application form should be printed out and submitted to the School together with the supporting documents listed below. All documents which are to be submitted should preferably be in A4 size. All documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation. Omission of required information and documents may render the application void.
You will be asked to produce the originals for verification during enrolment (if your application is successful).
Please send the application form along with the supporting documents or submit them personally to:
Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis Course Administrator
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
(off Pasir Panjang Rd)
Completed application forms must be submitted with the supporting documents and an application fee of S$20.00. Incomplete applications (e.g. those with insufficient documents or have not satisfactorily completed their requirements for the bachelor's degree by the stipulated deadline of submission) and applications received after the closing date, will not be processed.
Applicants may check their application status in the Graduate Admission (GDA) System after the application deadline.
Upon receiving both the online and hardcopy application, and verifying that the application package is complete, the status of the application will be updated to “physical application verified” two weeks from the application deadline.
Invitation to sit for the aptitude test & interview will be sent by email to the email address provided in the application form.
Application outcome will be made known two months from the application deadline via the GDA System. Applicants who did not receive their outcome status can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsuccessful applicants who wish to be considered for admission for the following intake, are required to submit a new set of application together with all their relevant supporting documents.
Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we are sorry we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier.
Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.
There is opportunity in Singapore for most areas of IT. What you learn in terms of IT skills is not as important as what you do with it. It is the attitude and the ability to learn from mistakes, and to contribute back to the company that you work for that is likely to make more of a difference than specific IT skills.
There are two main paths for advancement in IT - either technical or management. Technical means you continue to deepen your technical area in a domain (such as system architecture, or software engineering, etc.) and you become an expert in those areas. The other is management, where you can focus on project management, outsourcing, etc.
Our internship companies often tell us that if we can give them good students as interns, it is very likely they will get a job offer at the end of the internship.
Upon graduation, you will be trained IT specialists and leaders in real-world operating environments, equipped with invaluable problem solving, solutioning, and critical thinking skills. This would make you highly sought-after candidates of dynamic and successful multi-national corporations and institutions.
The NUS-ISS Career Services Office helps students to match jobs based on their skills and experience. There will be bi-yearly Career Fairs held for students and graduates to network with employers. However, successful employment will depend on the employers.
The average starting salary of an IT professional depends on the degree and your previous working experience. For fresh graduates with no work experience, the starting salary ranges from S$3,600 to S$3,800. Graduates with more than 3 years of work experience can expect a starting pay of S$4,000 and above.
The most important skill is to get the job done and be persistent. You need to be broad-based and the technology does not matter.
The curriculum, which is kept up to date with the latest IT developments, is put together in consultation with experienced practitioners from the IT industry.
This unit lays the foundation for programming. During which, programming logic development using flow charts and pseudo codes will be covered in detail.
The next phase aims to provide a clear understanding of web development on both ASP.NET and Java platforms. Technology aspects of mobile technology developed will be covered. Mobile Web application and Mobile Native Android application will also be included.
Teams will go through a complete application development life cycle to propose, develop and deliver an IT solution.
Experience first-hand what it is like to work in the IT industry and apply what you have learnt to solve real world problems.
Building up a portfolio for work and life.
Get a headstart with actual work experience under your belt.
Receive job placement opportunities with partner organisations.
Learn from our teaching staff with more than 20 years of industry experience.