The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing aims to enhance your career and employability in the areas of Computer Science and IT by developing a critical awareness and appreciation of current IT issues.

The BTEC Higher National Diploma is directly awarded by Pearson Education, UK, one of the leading examining and awarding bodies in the United Kingdom.

BTEC Higher National Diploma qualifications are widely welcomed by the employers, recognized by many international professional bodies and having access to UK and other universities to enter into the second or final year of an honours degree in Computer Science subject to the respective universities discretion.

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing provides the learner:

  • To equip students with computing skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global computing environment.
  • To provide insight and understanding into international computing operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised market place.
  • To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in computing, or progress to higher education qualifications such as such as level 5 diploma in computing or a related area.
  • To provide opportunities for students to achieve vendor accredited certifications.
  • To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field.
  • To provide opportunities for those students with a global outlook to aspire to international career pathways.
  • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs.

About Pearson Education (UK)

  • Pearson Education is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. They believe education is for everyone, and they provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Pearson qualifications and resources ensure that students develop their skills and knowledge to the full, and are equipped to contribute positively in their chosen learning pathways and careers all over the world.
  • Pearson Education is the world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that provides innovative textbooks, assessment and testing, technology solutions and integrated services. Pearson qualification suite includes Edexcel academic, BTEC vocational and LCCI qualifications.
  • Every day all over the world Pearson products and services help learning flourish and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.
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Admission Requirements

  • Pass at least one subject at Grade E in GCE A level (or)
  • equivalent foreign qualifications (or) possess level 3 Diploma from Pearson BTEC / NCC Education (or)
  • Mature candidates (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience) with NITEC or minimum 2 GCE O level passes (at least C6 in English and any other subject) or 3 GCE N level passes (at least grade 5 in English and any two other subjects)
  • Language Proficiency: Students entering the programme whose first language is not English or students whose medium of instruction on their qualifying programme was not English will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in English to TOEFL 500 / IELTS 5.5 or pass in BMC English entry test
    Articulate with: Final year top up Computing-related degree.
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Course Outline & Programme Structure

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits. The modules, levels and credit values of the programme satisfying the above requirements are given below.

Sr. No

Module

Level Credit Value
1 Programming 4 15
2

Networking

4 15
3 Professional Practice 4 15
4 Database Design & Development 4 15
5 Security 4 15
6 Managing a Successful Computing Project 4 15
Any two modules from the following three modules will be offered
7 & 8

Software Development Lifecycles

4 15
Website Design & Development 4 15
Maths for Computing 4 15
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Module Synopsis

Programming

  • Define basic algorithms to carry out an operation and outline the process of programming an application.
  • Explain the characteristics of procedural, object-orientated and event-driven programming, conduct an analysis of a suitable Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Implement basic algorithms in code using an IDE.
  • Determine the debugging process and explain the importance of a coding standard.

Networking

  • Examine networking principles and their protocols.
  • Explain networking devices and operations.
  • Design efficient networked systems.
  • Implement and diagnose networked systems.

Professional Practice

  • Demonstrate a range of interpersonal and transferable communication skills to a target audience.
  • Apply critical reasoning and thinking to a range of problem-solving scenarios.
  • Discuss the importance and dynamics of working within a team and the impact of team working in different environments.
  • Examine the need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and its role within the workplace and for higher level learning.

Managing a Successful Computing Project

  • Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme.
  • Conduct small-scale research, info. gathering & data collection to generate knowledge to support the project.
  • Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis.
  • Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance.

Software Development Lifecycles

  • Describe different software development lifecycles.
  • Explain the importance of a feasibility study.
  • Undertake a software development lifecycle.
  • Discuss the suitability of software behavioural design techniques.

Website Design & Development

  • Explain server technologies and management services associated with hosting and managing websites.
  • Categorise website technologies, tools and software used to develop websites.
  • Utilise website technologies, tools and techniques with good design principles to create a multipage website.
  • Create and use a Test Plan to review the performance and design of a multipage website.

Maths for Computing

  • Use applied number theory in practical computing scenarios.
  • Analyse events using probability theory and probability distributions.
  • Determine solutions of graphical examples using geometry and vector methods.
  • Evaluate problems concerning differential and integral calculus.

Business Intelligence

  • Discuss business processes and the mechanisms used to support business decision-making.
  • Compare the tools and technologies associated with business intelligence functionality.
  • Demonstrate the use of business intelligence tools and technologies.
  • Discuss the impact of business intelligence tools and technologies for effective decision-making purposes and the legal/regulatory context in which they are used.

Network Security

  • Examine Network Security principles, protocols and standards.
  • Design a secure network for a corporate environment.
  • Configure Network Security measures for the corporate environment.
  • Undertake the testing of a network using a Test Plan.

Data Structures and Algorithms

  • Examine abstract data types, concrete data structures and algorithms.
  • Specify abstract data types and algorithms in a formal notation.
  • Implement complex data structures and algorithms.
  • Assess the effectiveness of data structures and algorithms.

Information Security Management

  • Explore the basic principles of information security management.
  • Critically assess how an organisation can implement and maintain an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
  • Appraise an ISMS and describe any weaknesses it may contain.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of implementing ISMS standards.

Systems Analysis & Design

  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional and agile systems analysis methodologies.
  • Produce a feasibility study for a system for a business-related problem.
  • Analyse their system using a suitable methodology.
  • Design the system to meet user and system requirements.

E-Commerce & Strategy

  • Examine the strategies employed and the impact of E-Commerce on business organisations.
  • Analyse the hardware, software, web-based and database technologies involved in setting up a secure E-Commerce site.
  • Design an E-Commerce strategy based on a given end user requirement or specification.
  • Implement an E-Commerce strategy based on a given end user requirement or specification.
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Method of Delivery

Day/evening classes taught by lectures with academic and industry experience

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Duration

TYPE

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME
Local 9 Months 12 Months
International 9 Months

NA

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Criteria of Award

Student must pass all the 8 modules to be awarded with the Pearson BTEC HNC Diploma in Computing and Systems Development. Students must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements – 75% for Part-Time students and 90% for Full-time (both local and international students) – in all the modules for the award of Certificate of Attendance (COA). 

Students are awarded a Pass, Merit and Distinction qualification grade using the points gained through all 120 credits at level 4 units.

 

Points per credit

Pass: 4

Merit: 6

Distinction: 8

Overall grade for the Higher National Diploma is awarded based on the table below:

Point Boundaries:

Grade Point boundaries
Pass 420-599
Merit 600-839
Distinction 840+

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Expected date of release of Assessment result

Assessment results will be available to the students within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal (if any) on assessment results must be lodged within 7 days after the release of assessment results.

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Specimen Certificate

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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)

“ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO GST UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE”

Full Time Fee Structure

1-PAYMENT STRUCTURE
Full Time 9 Months

Fees Breakdown
(Shows The Full Breakdown Of Total Payable Fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee $160.50
Tuition Fee (5200-1040) 20% Discount $4,160.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Lab Fee $100.00
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
FPS - Insurance $51.75
Total Course Fee Payable $5,226.75
Total Course Fee (with GST) without Course Application Fee $5,726.50

2-PAYMENT STRUCTURE
Full Time 9 Months

Fees Breakdown
(Shows The Full Breakdown Of Total Payable Fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee $160.50
Tuition Fee (5200-520) 10% Discount $4,680.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Lab Fee $100.00
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
FPS - Insurance $56.95
Total Course Fee Payable $5,751.95
1st Instalment (with GST) $3335.99
2nd Instalment (with GST) $2780.10
Total Course Fee (with GST) without Course Application Fee $6,276.59

MONTHLY INSTALMENT PAYMENT STRUCTURE
Full Time 9 Months

Fees Breakdown
(Shows The Full Breakdown Of Total Payable Fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee $160.50
Tuition Fee $5,200.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Lab Fee $100.00
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
FPS - Insurance $62.15
Total Course Fee Payable $6,277.15
Total Course Fee (with GST) without Course Application Fee $6,838.55
1st Instalment (with GST) $1,236.13
2nd Instalment to 9th Instalment (with GST) $680.24

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Part Time Fee Structure

1-PAYMENT STRUCTURE
Part Time 12 Months

Fees Breakdown
(Shows The Full Breakdown Of Total Payable Fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee $160.50
Tuition Fee (4300-860) 20% Discount $3,440.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Lab Fee $100.00
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
FPS - Insurance $44.55
Total Course Fee Payable $4,499.55
Total Course Fee (with GST) without Course Application Fee $4,936.52

2-PAYMENT STRUCTURE
Part Time 12 Months

Fees Breakdown
(Shows The Full Breakdown Of Total Payable Fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee $160.50
Tuition Fee (4300-430) 10% Discount $3,870.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Lab Fee Lab Fee
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
FPS - Insurance $48.85
Total Course Fee Payable $4,933.85
Total Course Fee (with GST) without Course Application Fee $5,401.22
1st Instalment (with GST) $2898.30
2nd Instalment (with GST) $2342.42

MONTHLY INSTALMENT PAYMENT STRUCTURE
Part Time 12 Months

Fees Breakdown
(Shows The Full Breakdown Of Total Payable Fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee $160.50
Tuition Fee $4,300.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Lab Fee $100.00
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
FPS - Insurance $65.50
Total Course Fee Payable $5,380.50
Total Course Fee (with GST) without Course Application Fee $5,879.14
1st Instalment (with GST) $986.11
2nd Instalment to 12th Instalment (with GST) $430.23

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International Student Fee Structure

Fees Breakdown
(shows the full breakdown of total payable fees)
Total Payable
(S$)
Course Application Fee (not covered under FPS and not refundable with GST) $107.00
Admin Fee $150.00
Tuition Fee $5,720.00
Course Material Fee $165.00
Continual Assessment Fee $200.00
Medical Insurance $100.00
Laboratory Fee $100.00
Institute Registration Fee/Exam Fee $550.00
Fee Protection Scheme - Insurance $69.85
Total Course Fees Payable $7,054.85
Total Course Fees (exclusive of course application fee & inclusive GST) $7,510.19
* No GST involved
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Duration

TYPEPART-TIME
Local 18 hours

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PART TIME

COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATES TIME DAYS
10 Jan 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thu
18 Apr 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thu
6 Jun 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thu
12 Sep 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thu
19 Dec 2019 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thu

 

 

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PART TIME

COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATES TIME DAYS
19 Jan 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat
9 Mar 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat
27 Apr 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat
15 Jun 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat
27 Jul 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat
14 Sep 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat
2 Nov 2019 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sat

 

 

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Computing & Enginneering

A.ADAI KALAVAN
Vice Principal/Head of Department
HP:(+65) 9338 8345
Telephone:(+65) 6565 5655
Email:adaikalavan@bmc.edu.sg

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.

Qualification
Masters Degree in Computer Applications from University of Madras

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