This is a fundamental course which covers basic theory and practical applications of how to use a computer and the various applications through a combination of lecture and hands-on practical sessions.

Entry Requirements:

Age 16 and above.

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Course Outline

Microsoft WORD

  • Open and examine components of the screen
  • Create, edit and save a new document
  • Execute commands using the menu, toolbar and shortcut menus
  • Insert a date and time in a document
  • Save and close a document
  • Work with page breaks in a multiple page document
  • Use ‘Find & Replace’ to quickly update a document
  • Correct a document with Spell Checking and Grammar Checking
  • Use, create and customize Autotext entries
  • Enhance a document by adding attributes, changing font and font size
  • Change page margins and page orientation for a document
  • Adjust paragraph setting such as tabs, indentation, alignment, line spacing and text flow
  • Create numbered and bulleted lists
  • Print a letter document

Microsoft EXCEL

  • Examine the look and features of Excel
  • Enter and change constant values
  • Save and retrieve Excel Files
  • Enter both simple formulas and formulas with functions by typing and pointing
  • Using AutoSum and AutoCalculate
  • Study concepts including the mathematical order of operations and absolute and relative cell references
  • Use the toolbar and menu commands to change selection with number formats, cell alignments, font, cell borders and patterns
  • Use the SpellCheck and AutoCorrect features
  • Change worksheet appearance by inserting, deleting and changing the size of columns/rows
  • Preview and print entire or partial worksheets with new margins, header and footer, gridlines and column heading


  • Start the PowerPoint program, identify on-screen features, and navigate presentation
  • Create and Edit bullet slides
  • Use PowerPoint’s drawing tools
  • Working with Clipart
  • Printing


  • Internet Browsers and URLs
  • Finding things on the Web
  • Introduction to Email
  • The Parts of an Email
  • Understanding Email Address
  • Setting up an Email Account
  • Working with Email
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Local 20 hours
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Method of Delivery

Lecture / Computer Lab

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Criteria of Award

Students, who satisfy the minimum attendance requirements (75%) will be issued with the Certificate of Attendance by BMC.

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Grading System

No assessment

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Assessment Information

No assessment

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Appeal Process

Not applicable

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Expected date of release of Assessment result

Not applicable

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Fee Structures

  1. All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  2. Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  3. Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  4. All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  5. Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  6. BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
    1. Cash
    2. Cashier’s order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    3. Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    4. NETS
    5. Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club & American Express)


Part Time Fee Structure

Full-Payment Structure

Fees Breakdown
(shows the full breakdown of total payable fees)
Total Payable
Course Application Fee (not covered under FPS and not refundable) $53.50
Tuition Fee (Original Tuition Fee $600 - Discount $150) $450.00
Course Material Fee $0.00
Total before GST $450.00
Grand Total Amount(1st Payment) Incl GST & Course Application Fee $535.00

Miscellaneous Fees

Purpose of Fee Amount (S$) and When Payable
Late payment fees $60.00(before GST)
$64.20(after GST)
Re-take examination Admin Fee(per re-sitting)[NO GST] $50.00[NO GST]

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Local N.A20 hours
International N.A N.A

View Ang Mo Kio Commencement Dates


14 Jul 2020 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Tue & Thu
07 Sep 2020 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Mon & Wed
02 Nov 2020 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Mon & Wed




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View Jurong East Commencement Dates


18 Aug 2020 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Tue & Fri
13 Oct 2020 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Tue & Fri
15 Dec 2020 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Tue & Fri
Commencement dates after the last available date are yet to be scheduled.


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Computing & Enginneering

Vice Principal/Head of Department
HP:(+65) 9338 8345
Telephone:(+65) 6565 5655

Mr. Adai kalavan is currently the Head of Department for Computing and Engineering Programmes at BMC International College. He is managing the University of Hertfordshire, Engineering Degree programmes and Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma programmes in Computing and Engineering.

Adai kalavan holds a Masters Degree in Computer Applications from University of Madras and a Bachelors degree in Science majoring in Physics from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. In addition, he obtained Advance Diploma in Teaching Higher Education validated by Nottingham Trent University, UK. He also holds the certifications from Singapore Institute of Technical Education (ITE) for The Effective Supervisor, Coaching Skills, Planning & Implementing OJT and Instructional Skills.

Adai kalavan has 15 years of experience in managing UK University programmes in Singapore PEIs. Prior coming to BMC International College, he was the Head of Department for Business and Computing programmes at Raffles Academy and Stamford Raffles College, where he managed the University of Derby and Nottingham Trent University MBA, BABM and BSc programs.

He started his career in the marketing industry and after a short period he moved on to the education sector. In his 20 years of vast experience in Higher Education, he has lectured various Computing and IT modules at Masters, Bachelors, Higher/Advance Diploma and Diploma levels. His students achieved top ranks in their academic studies at regional and international levels. Adai’s motivation and guidance has journeyed his students to participate in various international competitions and to achieve top prizes.

Masters Degree in Computer Applications from University of Madras

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