Overview

The four-year IS programme provides a stimulating education that equips students with the ability to integrate infocomm technology fundamentals with domain expertise to develop innovative solutions for organisations. Through projects and case studies that are aligned with industry best practices, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the strategic exploitation of infocomm technology in emerging organisational forms. Students become proficient in the design and development of infocomm solutions and the management of infocomm projects. Such skills are vital in helping students develop careers that are being emphasised in the iN2015 plan, such as techno-strategist, solution architect, and infocomm project manager.

Students can only choose to pursue one of the three specialisations : Digital Innovation, Electronic Commerce and Financial Technology.


NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) Information Systems

Students who attended NOC Programme may:

  • count TR3201 Entrepreneurship Practicum (8 MCs) partially in lieu of CP4101 BComp Dissertation (4 out of 12 MCs) and replace one IS programme elective at level-3000 (4 MCs).
  • count TR3202 Start-up Internship Programme (12 MCs) towards Industrial Experience Requirement (i.e. IS4010 Industry Internship Programme)
  • count TR3203/N Start-up Case Study and Analysis (8 MCs) partially in lieu of CP4101 B.Comp Dissertation (8 out of 12 MCs).


University Scholars Programme (Information Systems)

Students in the University Scholars Programme who choose the Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) major will take the IS programme, but with the following variations:

  • They will not be required to read University Level Requirements (20 MCs). These are replaced by the 3 USP Inquiry Modules and 2 USP Foundation modules (Quantitative Reasoning Foundation and University Scholars Seminar).
  • They will not be required to read IS2101 Business and Technical Communication. It is replaced by USP Foundational module: Writing and Critical Thinking.
  • They will have 8 (instead of 20) MCs under Unrestricted Electives.
  • They will read UROP modules( CP3208 and CP3209) in place of the IS team project module (IS3102 or IS4103). CP3208 and CP3209 are independent study modules (ISMs) which will be counted as 2 USP Inquiry modules in Sciences and Technologies Basket.
  • They will be required to take 24 MCs (6 modules) from the Programme Electives. Among these modular credits, at least 12 MCs (3 modules) must be at level-4000.


Information Systems degree with a minor in Management from NUS Business School

During Admission Exercise AY2015-16, candidates may apply for direct admission for IS course with a minor in Management from the NUS Business School. For details of minor in Management requirements, please click here. The modular credit (MC) requirement for a Minor programme should be at least 24 MCs, of which up to 8MCs may be used to meet the requirements for both the Minor and a Major or another Minor subject to the agreement of the particular department(s), faculty/faculties or programme(s) hosting the Minor. For further details on minor structure, please click here.

 

Summary of degree requirements for BComp (Information Systems)

ModulesMCsSubtotals

UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS + +

 

20

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

 

120

Core Modules

80

 

CS1010J Programming Methodology

4

 

CS1020 Data Structures and Algorithms I

4

 

CS1231 Discrete Structures

4

 

IS1103/FC Computing and Society or
IS1103 IS Innovations in Organisations and Society

4

 

IS1105 Strategic IT Applications
4
 

CS2100 Computer Organisation

4

 

CS2102 Database Systems

4

 

CS2105 Introduction to Computer Networks

4

 

IS2101 Business and Technical Communication *
4
 
IS2102 Requirements Analysis and Design or
IS2102 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design
4
 

IS2103 Enterprise Systems Development Concepts or
IS2103 Enterprise Systems Server-side Design and Development

4

 

IS2104 Software Team Dynamics or
IS3106 Enterprise Systems Interface Design and Development or
IS4301 Agile IT with DevOps
4
 
IS3101 Management of Information Systems or
IS3103 Information Systems Leadership and Communication
4
 
IS3102 Enterprise Systems Development Project or
IS4103 Information Systems Capstone Project
8
 
IS4100 IT Project Management
4
 

ACC1002X Financial Accounting or ACC1701X Accounting for Decision Makers

4

 

MA1301/FC/X Introductory Mathematics +
4
 
MA1312 Calculus with Applications or MA1521 Calculus for Computing #
4
 
ST2334 Probability and Statistics &
4
 

Programme Electives

28

 

Option 1:
Choose 7 modules to make up 28 MCs from the list of Programme Electives below. 3 of the 7 modules must be at level-4000.

Option 2:
Choose CP4101 and 4 modules to make up 28 MCs from the list of Programme Electives below.

CP4101 B.Comp. Dissertation

CS2106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CS2107 Introduction to Information Security 
CS3235 Introduction to Computer Security
CS3240 Interaction Design
IS3106 Enterprise Systems Interface Design and Development
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing
IS3220 Service Science [discontinued]
IS3221 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
IS3222 IT and Customer Relationship Management [discontinued] 
IS3223 IT and Supply Chain Management [discontinued]
IS3230 Principles of Information Security[discontinued]
IS3240 Economics of E-Business
IS3241 Enterprise Social Systems [discontinued]
IS3242 Software Quality Management [discontinued]
IS3243 Technology Strategy and Management [discontinued]
IS3250 Health Informatics [discontinued]
IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship
IS3260 Gamification for Organisations and Individuals [discontinued]
IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise
CS4880 Digital Entrepreneurship [discontinued]
IFS4101 Legal Aspects of Information Security
IS4150 Mobile and Ubiquitous Commerce [discontinued] 
IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
IS4202 Global Virtual Project [discontinued]
IS4203 IT Adoption and Change Management [discontinued]
IS4204 IT Governance
IS4224 Service Systems [discontinued]
IS4225 Strategic IS Planning [discontinued]
IS4226 IT Outsourcing and Offshoring Management [discontinued]
IS4227 Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture [discontinued]
IS4228 Information Technologies in Financial Services
IS4231 Information Security Management
IS4232 Topics in Information Security Management [discontinued]
IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology
IS4234 Quality Control and Audit of IS
IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems
IS4241 Social Media Network Analysis
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting
IS4250 Healthcare IT and Analytics
IS4260 E-Commerce Business Models [discontinued]
IS4261 Designing IT-enabled Business Innovations [new]
IS4301 Agile IT with DevOps [new]
IS4302 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies [new]
IS4303 IT-Mediated Financial Solutions and Platforms [new]

Specialisation

Students can only choose to pursue one of the three specialisations : Digital Innovation, Electronic Commerce and Financial Technology.

To be awarded the Digital Innovation Specialisation, students must satisfy the followings:
Compulsory modules: 
IS3240 Economics of e-Business 
IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship
IS4261 Designing IT-Enabled Business Innovations

Elective modules (choose three): 
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing 
IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise 
IS4204 IT Governance 
IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology 
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting

To be awarded the Electronic Commerce Specialisation, students must satisfy the followings:

Compuslory modules:
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing
IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
IS4261 Designing IT-enabled Business Innovations

Choose three modules from the following list of modules:
IS3222 IT and Customer Relationship Management [discontinued in AY2017-18]
IS3240 Economics of E-Business
IS3241 Enterprise Social Systems [discontinued in AY2017-18]
IS3243 Technology Strategy and Management [discontinued in AY2017-18]
IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise
IS4225 Strategic IS Planning [discontinued in AY2017-18]
IS4228 Information Technologies in Financial Services
IS4231 Information Security Management [new addition]
IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems [new addition]
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting [new addition]

To be awarded the Financial Technology Specialisation, students must satisfy the followings:

Compulsory modules: 
IS4228 Information Technologies in Financial Services
IS4302 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
IS4303 IT-Mediated Financial Solutions and Platforms

Elective modules (choose three): 
IS3221 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
IS4231 Information Security Management 
IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology 
IS4234 Quality Control and Audit of IS 
IS4301 Agile IT with DevOps

All modules

are 4 MCs

each except CP4101

(12 MCs)

 

 

 

IS4010 Industry Internship Programme ^

12

 

UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES %  
20

Grand Total

 

160

++: Students must complete an approved GE module within the Thinking and Expression pillar. The current approved module list includes GET1006 Critical Thinking in the Information Age and and GET1021 Critical Thinking and Writing.
* : Taught by the Centre for English Language Communication.
+ : MA1301/FC/X is waived for students with A-level Mathematics. The 4 MCs gained from the waiver are added to the MCs for Unrestricted Electives. Students on double degree programmes who possess A-level Mathematics or its equivalent are not required to replace the missing MCs for MA1301 with unrestricted electives.
# : MA1521 to be chosen if student wants to keep the option of switching to Computer Science stream.
&: For students taking Second Major in Statistics, they can replace ST2334 with ST2131 to meet first major requirement. For students taking the Second Major in Mathematics, they can replace ST2334 with both ST2131 and ST2132 to meet first major requirement. The MCs for ST2132 come from UE. For students taking the minor in Mathematics, they can replace ST2334 with ST2131 and take ST2132 as an unrestrictive elective to meet first major requirement.
   ^ : Students can choose to take on any current 12 MCs or more internship-related programmes within the School of Computing (e.g., CP3880 Advanced Technology Attachment Programme (ATAP)) and/or within NUS (e.g., Innovative Local Enterprise Achiever Development (iLEAD) and NUS Overseas College (NOC)) in place of IS4010 Industry Internship Programme to satisfy the industry experience requirement.
%
: Students are encouraged to use their unrestricted electives to take modules that will build up their business domain knowledge. Having a strong knowledge of a business domain will provide IS graduates a favorable advantage in employment opportunity in the industry.