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 choose to pursue one of the three specialisations - Electronic Commerce, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation. 

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 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 read GER1000 Quantitative Reasoning (4 MCs) as compulsory module for the University Level Requirements (ULR). The remaining 16 MCs in ULR are replaced by the 3 USP Inquiry Modules and 1 USP Foundation module ( i.e. 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 20 (instead of 32) MCs under Unrestricted Electives.
  • They will read UROP modules (CP3208 and CP3209) in place of the IS team project module (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.

  

Summary of degree requirements for BComp (Information Systems)

ModulesMCsSubtotals

UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

 

20

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

 

108

Core Modules

72

 

CS1010J Programming Methodology

4

 

CS1231 Discrete Structures

4

 

IS1103/X IS Innovations in Organisations and Society

4

 

CS2030 Programming Methodology II 4  

CS2040 Data Structures and Algorithms

4

 

CS2102 Database Systems

4

 

CS2105 Introduction to Computer Networks

4

 

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

IS2103 Enterprise Systems Server-side Design and Development

4

 

IS3103 Information Systems Leadership and Communication
4
 
IS3106 Enterprise Systems Interface Design and Development 4  
IS4100 IT Project Management
4
 
IS4103 Information Systems Capstone Project 8  
MA1301/X Introductory Mathematics+
4
 
MA1312 Calculus with Applications or MA1521 Calculus for Computing #
4
 
ST2334 Probability and Statistics&
4
 

Programme Electives

24

 

Option 1:
Choose 6 modules to make up 24 MCs from the list of Programme Electives below. 3 of the 6 modules must be at level-4000.

Option 2:
Choose CP4101 and 3 modules to make up 24 MCs from the list of Programme Electives below.

CP4101 B.Comp. Dissertation

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

IT Solutioning

CS3240 Interaction Design
IS3221 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
IS4204 IT Governance
IS4234 Quality Control and Audit of IS
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting
IS4250 Healthcare IT and Analytics
IS4301 Agile IT with DevOps

IT Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship
IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems
IS4241 Social Media Network Analysis
IS4261 Designing Tech Business Innovation

IT Security and Legal Aspects

CS2107 Introduction to Information Security
IFS4101 Legal Aspects of Information Security
IS4231 Information Security Management
IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology

Digital Business 
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing
IS3240 Economics of E-Business
IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise
IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development

Specialisations

Students can only choose to pursue one of the three specialisations.

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 Tech Business Innovation

Choose three modules from the following list of modules:
IS3240 Economics of E-Business
IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise
IS4228 Information Technologies in Financial Services
IS4231 Information Security Management
IS4240 Business Intelligence Systems
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting

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

Choose three modules from the following list of modules:
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

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

Choose three modules from the following list of modules:
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing 
IS3261 Mobile Apps Development for Enterprise 
IS4204 IT Governance 
IS4233 Legal Aspects of Information Technology 
IS4243 Information Systems Consulting

All modules

are 4 MCs

each

except 

CP4101

(12 MCs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS4010 Industry Internship Programme^

12

 

UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES%  
32

Grand Total

 

160

 

* : Taught by the Centre for English Language Communication.
+ : MA1301/X is waived for students with A-level Mathematics. The 4 MCs gained from the waiver are added to the MCs for 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.