When considering pursuing an IT degree in Singapore, you will most definitely need to look at the IT degree programmes offered by NUS (National Universities of Singapore), NTU (Nanyang Technological University) and SMU (Singapore Management University). This article will take you through the various IT degrees offered by NTU and SMU.
NTU is one of the largest public universities in Singapore that is internationally reputed for its research-intensive tertiary education. It is one of the fastest-growing research universities and the largest engineering college in the world. The School of Computer Engineering in NTU currently offers two IT degrees; namely, Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science).
The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) (NTU) degree is a four year programme that aims to produce engineers trained in the range of expertise that make use of microelectronics and computer science to design computer systems for real-time applications in industry and commerce, combining knowledge from both computer science and electronics engineering. This degree programme will be suitable for those with a good foundation in electronics and interest in IT hardware.
Another option is the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science) (NTU) degree. It is also a four year programme that is more focused on the efficient application of computer technology in the industry. There is also an emphasis on the practical design of efficient and reliable software to meet given specifications. This will suit those who are interested in software utilisation and design.
SMU was Singapore’s first private university funded by the government. Incorporated in early 2000, SMU is now an autonomous, government funded university similar to NUS and NTU. The School of Information Systems in SMU currently offers one Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management) degree.
The Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management) (SMU) degree is not about making computer hardware or fixing IT equipment. It is about designing, building, deploying and managing software applications that solve business problems and challenges. The programme is heavily influenced by industry and academic leaders who understand the forces of global change and the important use of IT in business settings.
From computer science to computer engineering and computational biology, the local universities in Singapore offer a wide range of IT degree programmes for you to choose from. Whether or not you intend to pursue an IT career in the future, an IT degree will definitely open up a whole new world of opportunities for you. So be sure to visit the universities’ open houses to find out more and enrol in your preferred programme today.