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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    Enrol in our Degree programme and develop a deep understanding of the entire software development process, from inception to maintenance. Empower yourself to shape the future of society through software. Explore diverse infrastructures, tackle complex challenges, and engage in discussions on security and software engineering.

    This Degree programme aims to impart key software engineering principles and latest programming techniques to aspiring Programmers and Software Engineers.

    With a 50% hands-on learning approach1, you will learn popular programming languages like JavaScript and Dart, software configuration tools such as GitHub and Circle CI, and database management with PostgreSQL.

    1Our IT programmes are designed with about 50% practical and 50% theory classes but may be subject to change.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering from University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    Duration
    18 months
    Intakes
    June & December
    Career Opportunities
    Android Developer
    Business Developer
    Cloud Software Engineer (DevOps)
    IT Support Specialist
    Software Engineer
    Technical Analyst
    Test Analyst
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • About the Programme

    Enrol in our Degree programme and develop a deep understanding of the entire software development process, from inception to maintenance. Empower yourself to shape the future of society through software. Explore diverse infrastructures, tackle complex challenges, and engage in discussions on security and software engineering.

    This Degree programme aims to impart key software engineering principles and latest programming techniques to aspiring Programmers and Software Engineers.

    With a 50% hands-on learning approach1, you will learn popular programming languages like JavaScript and Dart, software configuration tools such as GitHub and Circle CI, and database management with PostgreSQL.

    1Our IT programmes are designed with about 50% practical and 50% theory classes but may be subject to change.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering from University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    Duration
    18 months
    Intakes
    June & December
    Career Opportunities
    Android Developer
    Business Developer
    Cloud Software Engineer (DevOps)
    IT Support Specialist
    Software Engineer
    Technical Analyst
    Test Analyst
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

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5-Star Rated University
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Top 35 Best UK Universities
  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • June
    • December

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • June
    • December

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Curriculum

Modules

Core Modules
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Distributed Systems and Security
  • Database Principles
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Individual Project (Engineering)
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Engineering Culture
  • Software Engineering Theory and Practice
  • Usability Engineering
  • Web Programming

Click here for module descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • Polytechnic Diploma
    • Kaplan Diploma
    • Other private Diplomas and/or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

    Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

    Working Experience
    • When required, work experience will apply as part of the admissions process. Applicants seeking recognition of experiential learning are required to provide a portfolio of evidence in accordance with the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning policies and practices. Any assessment on work experience and decisions on related admissions will be conducted by the University and will, where appropriate, lead to the recognition of the achievement of learning outcomes and the award of the University Credit.
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • Polytechnic Diploma
    • Kaplan Diploma
    • Other private Diplomas and/or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

    Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

    Working Experience
    • When required, work experience will apply as part of the admissions process. Applicants seeking recognition of experiential learning are required to provide a portfolio of evidence in accordance with the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning policies and practices. Any assessment on work experience and decisions on related admissions will be conducted by the University and will, where appropriate, lead to the recognition of the achievement of learning outcomes and the award of the University Credit.
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$25,914.75 payable in 6 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs:

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online. 

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$25,914.75 payable in 6 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs:

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (International Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$30,193.00 payable in 2 instalments
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$496.80
      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable until June 2023 intakes)

      S$518.40
      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable for July 2023 intake onwards)

      Administration Fee

      S$972*
      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable until June 2023 intakes)

      S$1,026*
      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable for July 2023 intake onwards)


      *Includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate. The prevailing GST rate from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 is 8%. From 1 January 2024, the GST rate will increase to 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Click here for more information on Mode of Payment.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs:

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 18 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 96 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 18 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 96 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

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