Diploma in Information Technology

Infocomm Tech Course 2017

Full-Time : 9 months
Part-Time : 12 months
Upon Request
TMC Academy / Cambridge


Infocomm Technology

The Diploma in Information Technology programme provides a foundation in Information Technology studies. Students will gain the essential practical skills required in the computing and information processing industry of today.

This course aims to produce well-trained personnel with effective and practical knowledge in the ever-changing world of Information Technology; and being capable of making a real contribution to the work place. It also aims to establish an international standard of high quality training leading to universally recognised qualifications.

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Course Assessment

Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.


Mode of Delivery

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.


Blended Learning

Learners will master the programming skills and the subject matter at their convenient time and is not affected by physical proximity. The use of technology via blended learning during the training and outside the training hours throughout the course aims to enhance learners’ ability to tap on technology.

Foundation Modules:

  • Strategies for Academic Success
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Computer Systems Essentials


Core Modules (select any three)

  • Project Management
  • Information Systems Analysis
  • Database Systems and Applications
  • Networking Principles
  • Application Programming with VB.NET
  • Application Programming with JAVA


Graduation Requirements

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Diploma in Information Technology from TMC Academy.


16 years old

Academic Qualification

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • Obtained at least a C6 at GCE O level in any 1 subjects
  • NITEC or Higher NITEC
  • Integrated Programme (1 passes at a level equivalent to Secondary 4 )
  • TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme

English Proficiency

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O level English
  • Completed TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme
  • Completed a prior Diploma where medium of instruction is English
  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean / HOD / designate

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience


16 years old

Academic Qualification

Completed Secondary Education or Year 9

English Proficiency

Any of the following or equivalent:

  • IELTS 5.0
  • TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 500
  • TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 175
  • TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 60
  • TOEIC ≥ 500
  • Completed TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme
  • Completed a prior Diploma where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Advanced 1 level

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Course Fee
Part-Time: $5,518


Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee


Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%


All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)