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Advanced Diploma in Business Information Management

This course seeks to offer students further studies of Business Information Management built upon the foundation provided at the Diploma level.

Programme Objective

To provide a comprehensive and balanced programme of business and computing knowledge and skills required for business in the information age.

To develop well educated and skilled people who understand the managerial and strategic issues associated with implementing information systems.

To provide a relevant and flexible study in the field of Business Information Management

To provide students with the ability to synthesise knowledge, understanding and practical skills in a vocational context.
This course is self-accredited and articulated with 27 United Kingdom / New Zealand / Australia universities.

Delivery Method

Generally the curriculums for all levels are taught over 4 terms of 12 weeks. Modules are conducted in formal instructor-led classroom sessions where students are introduced to the course discipline. Each term will cover 2-3 modules with 54 contact hours per module. Lectures are 3-hour sessions and Tutorial 3-hour sessions weekly.

Progression Pathway
* Advanced Diploma in Business Information Management
* Progression to Bachelor Degree is subject to articulation arrangement / mapping
Mode & Duration
Full-time: 9 mths
Part-time: 9 mths
Intakes
January / April / July / October
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
1:30
Assessment
Each module is assessed by academic work comprising written assignments, case study reports, essays, examination as determined by the subject profile. The assessment criterion varies from module to module and level to level.
Modules
  • 1. Mobile Application Programming with Java
    • Mobile Application Programming with Java is designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of students in the wireless field. This module is designed to extend the students understanding of programming principles particularly knowledge of Java data types, statements, branching, iteration, arrays and lists, designing classes, interfaces and polymorphism, inheritance, I/O and file streams, sorting and searching and advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) design. Students will apply this knowledge and provide solutions to practical problems.
  • 2. Systems Analysis and Design
    • Systems Analysis & Design is an introductory module and it covers the key concepts of analysing and designing object-oriented systems. Students will be taught Unified Modelling Language or UML, the current industry standard used in the design of computer based systems, especially the various diagramming concepts of UML. In addition to UML, the fundamentals of software project management as well as contemporary issues relating to software project management will be discussed in this module.
  • 3. Research Methods
    • This module introduces students to the core concepts, methods, and values involved in conducting research, from formulating research questions, reviewing the literature, designing questionnaires, to carrying out data analysis and presenting research results. The strengths and weaknesses of different types of research are examined to help students choose an appropriate methodology, and the wider philosophical issues and ethical controversies that affect research are discussed. In this module, it also examines the distinction between quantitative and qualitative research techniques and how and when they should be used.
  • 4. Networking Architecture and Security
    • This module is designed to familiarize students with network management systems and the five areas of network management. It will introduce students to key terminology, definitions, and concepts. It will also explore network management systems and potential architectures. Students will also be exposed to various network management protocols in use today and also standard Management Information Bases (MIBs); an insight to the problems network management can solve and details on using network management protocols and MIBs.
  • 5. Internet Database Applications
    • The power of the Internet lies in the dynamism of its content. This module focuses on the practical implementation of Web development to turn dynamic data into information. Students will be able to develop web pages that access and maintain dynamic data residing in database systems and via Web Services. Students will also gain the understanding of distributed (multi-tiers) application deployment architecture, using Web Services. The aim of this module is to equip students for the development of web applications supported with database systems, Remote Procedures and Web Services.
  • 6. Project Work
    • This 12-week Project Work will give students the practical experience of carrying out an independent business application project from identifying users/project requirements, design, development, implementation, testing of delivery and presentation of the software. Students will decide between a real-life project/application or business function(s) in an organization or business of their choice. They are required to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout the course and go through the entire systems development cycle to produce working IT solutions.
  • 7. E-Commerce
    • This module provides students the fundamental concepts of e-business, including its underlying information technologies, business processes, and applications in various industries in the aspect of customer-to-business, business-to-business, and intra-organizational transactions. Students will acquire hands-on experience in the analysis, design, development and implementation of e-business applications using the appropriate application tools.
  • 8. Management Information System
    • Students will learn about the changing role of Information Systems and the key challenges facing managers using information systems. They will be exposed to different kinds and types of information systems and how IS can be employed to support various business functions. Students will learn to manage IT infrastructure - hardware and software assets and data resources management; and the internet and the new IT infrastructure. Other key topics include systems development phases and life cycle, the importance of change management in implementing information systems, and information systems security and control.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Balestier Campus

9 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329975
Tel: (65) 6252 5500
Email: enquiries@easb.edu.sg

Operation Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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