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Advanced Diploma in Business Computing (Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

  • The increased usage of computers in support of business information system has created problems for traditionally educated managers in present day industry and commerce. Some may be trained in management techniques but have little knowledge in modern computing. Others may be competent in computing/information systems with little understanding of how an organisation runs. An education course should cover both aspects and produce graduates who are “hybrid” managers
  • Our Advanced Diploma in Business Computing combines core modules in Computing with specialised modules in business and management. The areas covered include finance and accounting, business, economics, marketing, business information systems and international business
  • To develop the participants' analytical and personal skills necessary to work in a specialised computing and management environment

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.

Graduation 

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma in Business Computing awarded by MDIS

 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Computing Project

The aim of this project is to provide participants with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained from the various units in the development of software or a system to solve a practical problem. Participants are expected to analyse the problem and to design, document, implement and test the software or system, and review the project process and product. The selection of project, assignment and a supervisor to oversee this project will be finalised in the 3rd term. The role of the supervisor is to guide students in the completion of the project and refer them to the right sources and references. The project must be submitted to MDIS seven weeks immediately after the 3rd semester examinations. All course participants will have to undertake a computing project as part of the requirement for successful completion of this course.

Software and Information Processing

To introduce the tools needed for effective software development. This programme will provide students with the knowledge of software and computer languages used in current systems. The course contents include: Knowledge of application software; Systems software; Files and database; Information systems; Software development; Operations and control in the DP department; Practical exercises using modern applications.

Fundamentals of Objected Oriented Methods

To develop the object oriented approach to software design and development, paying particular attention to the issues of object oriented modeling, modularity, and software re-use. The course contents include: The concept of an object, Relationships between objects, such as inheritance and aggregation; Interaction between objects; Object oriented modeling; Introduction to an object modeling language; Design patterns; Problem solving skill such as generation and specialisation, divide and conquer, etc.

Fundamentals of Human Computer Interaction

This module will allow students to appreciate the uses concerning human computer interaction. Students will gain experience on the design and evaluation of user interfaces as well as an appreciation of human and social issues relating to the field of computing. The course contents include: The origins and scope of Human Computer Interaction “HCI” and its importance in the development of usable computer systems; The cognitive and physical capabilities of users and its relevance to computer interaction, survey of input / output and communications styles and their appropriateness for different types of user, task, environment and application area; The ways in which HCI can contribute to the various stages of the System Development Life Cycle “SDLC” to ensure usable systems; Future directions and challenges for HCI.

Marketing and Production Management

A study of the roles and contribution of both marketing and production in organisation. To provide an overview of the main components of the marketing mix to introduce the concept of production and operations management. The course contents include marketing concepts; Marketing planning and control; Segmentation, targeting and positioning; Marketing in context; Principles of marketing; Importance of POM and the “5Ps of Production”, Product/ Service package; Design and value; Pareto analysis and variety management, Work Study; Types of operation systems; Total quality management; Functions of operations planning and control; Manufacturing strategy.

Foundations of Accounting I and II

To provide an insight to the nature, significance and limitations of conventional finance accounting and to introduce principles and practices of management accounting. For financial accounting, the nature and significance of accounting information will be covered; Record keeping and data processing; Performance measurement and assets evaluation; Interpretation of accounts. For management accounting, the role of management accounting; Absorption and marginal costing; Break-even analysis; Budgetary control; Standard costing will be covered.

Software Development I

The course contents include the introduction to software development; Defining creative and using objects; Communicating with Objects; Selecting structure; Java Data Types; Recognition; Arrays; Applets; Classes; Advanced use of classes; Handling exceptional conditions.

Software Development II

To introduce programming using industrially relevant, object-oriented programming language. Modern approaches to software construction, such as reusable components and basic user interfaces, will be introduced. The course contents include: 00 programming, Styling issues; Control structures (sequence, selection, and iteration); Introduction to intrinsic types; Evaluation of expressions’ Method invocations’ Simple GUIs; Design writing, testing and debugging of programmes.

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1:40

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme

The Full-Time programme can be completed in two terms with four modules delivered in each term.  
The minimum completion time is approximately 8 months.

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
8-Months Full-Time  Programme Mar 2014 Oct 2014
  July 2014 Feb 2015
  Nov 2014 Jun 2015

Fees:

:: Application Fee       S$321.00
:: Tuition Fees            S$6,955.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following entrance requirements:

  • GCE ‘A’ Level with minimum two principal level passes

    OR
  • Diploma in Information Technology awarded by MDIS

    OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications from recognised institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Preferably with work experience (NS can be considered as work experience)

    OR
  • Mature applicants with insufficient academic qualification but with a minimum of five years of relevant
  • IT experience can be considered on a case-by-case basis

    OR
  • Higher NITEC (IT Related)

Additional Criteria

  • Applicants must possess a C6 pass in English Language (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ Level.
  • Applicants who do not meet the English requirements are required to:
    • Achieve a minimum of band 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)                             conducted by the British Council
                  OR
  • Score a minimum of 213 points (Computer-based) or 550 points (Paper-based) in the TOEFL
    (Test of English as a Foreign Language) conducted by the United States Education Information Centre
                  OR
  • Pass MDIS English Entrance Test
  • Applicants must possess a C6 pass in Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level.
    • Those who do not meet this requirement have to sit for a Mathematics Placement Test.
    • Applicants who fail the test will be required to take a Mathematics Bridging Course

Student Pass Application

International student is required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.
Please click here for detail information.

 



 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time and Part-Time Programme

  • Consists of 7 modules and 1 project
  • Minimum duration of 8 (Full-time) to 12 months (Part-time)
  • 4 modules per term for Full-time and 2-3 modules per term for Part-time programme

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
8-Months Full-Time  Programme Mar 2014 Oct 2014
  July 2014 Feb 2015
  Nov 2014 Jun 2015
12-Months Part-Time Programme Mar 2014 Feb 2015
  July 2014 Jun 2015
  Nov 2014 Oct 2015

 

Fees:

  •  Application Fee        S$21.40

Full-Time Programme (8 Months)

  • Tuition Fees             S$5,564.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees      S$344.32
  • Total Fees                S$5,908.32

Part-Time Programme (12 Months)

  • Tuition Fees             S$5,564.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees      S$191.63
  • Total Fees                S$5,755.63

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

Entry Requirements

Interested applicants must possess ONE of the following entry requirements:

  • Full GCE 'A' Levels (2 'A' and 2 'AO' passes)

    OR

  • Diploma awarded by MDIS or other recognised local/overseas Polytechnics or Professional Institutes

Other equivalent qualification may be considered on a case by case basis

Additional Criteria

Applicants must also possess at least a C6 in English at GCE 'O' Levels.

Applicants who do not meet the English requirements are required to:

  • Achieve a minimum score of 70 in the MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) test

    OR

  • Achieve a minimum of 213 points (computer-based) or 550 points (paper-based) in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or 79 points (Internet–based) conducted by the United States Education & Information Centre

    OR

  • Achieve a minimum of band 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) conducted by the British Council

    AND

  • C6 credit in Mathematics (Applicants without a C6 credit in Mathematics are required to take the Maths Entrance test)

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services

 

  1. STUDY LOANS
     

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
    DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
    Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

  2. CREDIT CARD INTEREST FREE 0%  INSTALMENT PLANS

    For All Programmes (Available in 6, 12 or 24 months)

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    Standard Chartered
    Bank
    Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
    POSB/DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
    Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
    UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
    OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
    Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

    b)       For Degree & Masters Programmes (24 months)

    Organisation Contact Number Website
    POSB/DBS Bank  Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
    UOB Tel : 1800 22 66 121 www.uob.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
COURSE CODE : ADBC
Duration of Course | 8 - 12 months
Award | ADVANCED DIPLOMA

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2014
For Full Time and Part Time Programme
Mar, Jul and Nov

CONTACT DETAILS  

MDIS Dhoby Ghaut  :+65 6372 1000
MDIS Main Campus :+65 6247 9111

 

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