Life as an Information Systems student
Imagine designing enterprise architecture for leading global companies.
Consulting with a hedge fund on how respond to the challenge of blockchain technology.
Working as an IT manager at one of the world's leading consulting firms.
As an Information Systems student at NUS, you'll learn the crucial skills needed to prepare you for exciting careers.
Information Systems is all about designing, implementing and managing IT. The field is broad and wide-reaching, with potential careers in almost every industry.
NUS prides itself on offering the strongest technical foundation in computing at any educational institute in the country. When studying Information Systems, you will gain a world-class education in computer networking, enterprise systems, digital marketing, and management. It is a holistic field of study that prepares you for a career in IT management, systems architecture, network engineering, or anything else where people, IT and systems meet.
In an increasingly networked and connected world, Information Systems professionals have never been more in demand. As an Information Systems student at NUS, you will gain the crucial foundation for a career in this fast-growing field.
Crafting your career through Specialisation
Students can also opt for one of the three specialisations* --- Financial Technology (FinTech), Digital Innovation, and Electronic Commerce.
Financial Technology specialisation equips students with a solid understanding of disruptive use of IT in financial sector. Students with this specialisation can consider additional IT jobs like financial IT analysts upon graduation.
Digital Innovation specialisation trains students to become the visionaries and change leaders who will lead the technological transformations of Singapore businesses. Students are able to gain broad theoretic lenses to not only drive innovation but also deliver the innovation. Students with this specialisation can consider additional IT career paths such as assuming the positions of digital strategists and IT start-up entrepreneurs.
Electronic commerce specialisation offers students the necessary skillset to pursue careers that have a business or commerce orientation to develop an in-depth understanding in innovations and systems creation, operation and delivery of e-commerce platforms. Students with this specialisation can consider additional IT jobs like e-commerce start-up entrepreneur and digital strategist upon graduation.
* New Specialisations in Financial Technology and Digital Innovation are in the process of approval.
Widen your horizon through a Double Degree, Double Major, or Minor programmes
Students can also apply to do Double Degree (e.g., in Information Systems and Business Administration/Business Administration [Accountancy], Double Major (e.g., in economics), or even a Minor (e.g., in economics, interactive media, or management). For further information, please refer to this: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/programmes.html
Sampler of Modules
IS2102 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design
Learn the critical skillsets of architecting and designing modern large-scale Enterprise Systems, which are complex, scalable, distributed, component-based and mission-critical.
IS3103 Information Systems Leadership and Communication
Gain deep understanding of key drivers of strategic innovation, develop effective leadership and communication skills to align and integrate novel technologies and business processes for successful products and services.
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing
Have an excellent grasp of social media analytics, market analysis, consumers' behavior, customer relationship management, customer metrics and economic returns from digital marketing.
IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship
Develop deep understanding of current developments in entrepreneurship, worldwide and in Singapore and be taught to use a variety of tools, techniques and frameworks for the development and analysis of entrepreneurial businesses.
IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
Study computer and network architectures for pervasive computing, wearable technologies, internet of things, mobile computing mechanisms, location mechanisms, techniques for security and user-authentication.
IS4204 IT Governance
Learn how to perform strategic planning to meet the business objectives of the organisation and draw up policies and guidelines for IT Governance.
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting
Know management and IS consulting practices, and experience a real-life field consulting project with an organisation!
IS4302 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
Develop crucial know-how in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies that have disrupted the financial industry.
What You Could Be
Finance Analyst at Goldman Sachs
Manager at International Enterprise Singapore
Consultant at Accenture
Associate Consultant at KPMG
IT Specialist at IBM (Global Technology Services)
Developer Evangelist at Microsoft
Technology Associate at Singapore Exchange