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Higher Diploma in Computer Science

Course Length (Study Mode)
16 Months (Full-Time)/ 24 Months (Part-Time)

Modules            10 Core & 2 Elective Modules

Intake                February, May, September 2017


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Course Summary

Course Outline and Delivery

Entry Requirements

Course Fees

Graduation and Progression

This Higher Diploma programme allow students to understand the subject matter, principles and practice, fundamental to computer science. This understanding helps students to establish methods for the analysis and design of solutions to IT in business. Furthermore, students become equipped with computing knowledge and understand computing technology contribution to the solution of business-related problems. On a general context, the operation of business organisations and the role and practices of the various business functions will be introduced.

Course Delivery

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, example workshops, outside speakers, computer-based learning packages, group discussion and presentations and student centered learning.

Core Modules
Year 1:
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • Logic and Sets
  • Computer Architecture
  • Information Systems Development
  • Networks and Systems
Year 2 :
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Project
Elective Modules (Select 2)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Distributed Applications Development
  • Introduction to Business Organisation
  • Strategic Management and Competitive Advantage
  • Introduction to E-Commerce
Professional Development Modules*
  • Business English (T1 & 2)
  • Business Communication (T3 & 4)
  • Systems Security
  • Business Information Systems
    • *Full-Time students only
      **The order of modules may subject to change due to availability

Candidates aged 18 years or older are eligible to enter the Higher Diploma programme with one of the following qualifications:

  • A Levels (GCE, GCSE, CIE or EDEXCEL); or
  • Auston’s Foundation Certificate Programme; or
  • 12 years of formal education
  • Mature Candidates: may be admitted on a case to case basis with a minimum of 10 years of formal education and certification that is deemed equivalent by the institute’s Academic Board. Additional measures may be taken to ensure the candidates suitability to the programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English or whose previous qualification was not taught and assessed in English must provide evidence of attainment in English Language by achieving an IELTS 5.5 or an equivalent qualification.

Study: Year 1 & Year 2

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers admin fee, tuition fee and study guides. Auston absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.

  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 14,700
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 10,500
Study: Year 2

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers admin fee, tuition fee and study guides. Auston absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.

  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 9,700
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 6,200

Non-tuition fees:

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:

  • Application fees for Singaporean/ PR: SGD 100.00
  • Application fees International Student: SGD 450.00

*All prices are subject to 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST).
*Installment plan is available. Please contact our course consultants to find out more.
*Medical Insurance is excluded for part-time students.
*All fees are subjected to change annually.

Students will be awarded with Higher Diploma in Computer Science upon completion of the programme.



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Auston Institute of Management
50 Ophir Road, #02-00, Church Of Our Lady Of Lourdes Singapore, 188690
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