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.
Build expertise with a specialisation
Our Information Systems programme offers three specialisations to give students the opportunity to build expertise for key job domains:
Financial Technology (Fintech)
Equip yourself with a solid understanding of the disruptive use of technology in the financial sector. Gain the technical skills to pursue niche jobs in the fintech industry, such as ‘Financial IT Analyst’, upon graduation.
Study the theories and strategies of driving technological transformation in Singapore businesses. With this specialisation, you will be equipped to take on career paths such as becoming a digital strategist or an IT start-up entrepreneur.
Develop an in-depth understanding of e-commerce platforms and how to create, operate and deliver an innovative system. This specialisation provides you with the technical skills to pursue a business-oriented career and niche IT jobs like an e-commerce start-up entrepreneur or a digital strategist.
Widen your horizon through a Double Degree, Double Major, or Minor programme
Students can also apply to do a 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: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/programmes.html
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Sampler of Modules
IS2102 Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design
Learn the critical skillsets required to design modern large-scale Enterprise Systems that are complex, scalable, distributed, component-based and mission-critical.
IS3103 Information Systems Leadership and Communication
Gain deep understanding of the key drivers of strategic innovation, develop effective leadership and communication skills to align and integrate novel technologies with business objectives.
IS3150 Digital Media Marketing
Develop the skills and know-how for social media analytics, market analysis, consumer behaviour, and customer relationship management for successful digital marketing campaigns.
IS3251 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship
Explore current developments in entrepreneurship, worldwide and in Singapore and learn to use a variety of tools, techniques and frameworks to develop game-changing entrepreneurial businesses.
IS4151 Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
Study computer and network architectures for pervasive computing, wearable technologies, Internet of Things, mobile computing mechanisms, and security techniques such as 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
Gain cutting-edge knowledge and technical skills to implement blockchain and distributed ledger technologies that have disrupted the financial industry.
What You Could Be
Finance Analyst at Goldman Sachs
Technical Analyst at Credit Suisse
Consultant at Accenture
Associate Consultant at KPMG
IT Specialist at IBM (Global Technology Services)
Developer Evangelist at Microsoft
Technology Associate at Singapore Exchange