Diploma in Business Applications (R18)

What You Will Learn

Think you have got what it takes to build customised large-scale business systems and flagship business applications? The Diploma in Business Applications (DBA) is the course for you. An IT-business hybrid diploma, it is designed to give you a firm understanding of business functions and processes in key industries such as manufacturing, logistics, banking, hospitality, retail, and healthcare. 

Alongside broad working knowledge across industries, you will be taught to align your IT solutions to specific business practices, developing your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. You will be able to apply these skills to solve complex problems across varying sectors. 

The course covers foundational business concepts such as marketing and accounting, and most importantly, includes hands-on experience in world-class enterprise application systems such as SAP. 

Enrich your learning through our industry attachments at prominent companies across different business sectors.

DBA has taught us to be flexible, to be ready for the unexpected and to adapt to our ever-changing world. Our internship experience gave us the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom. Learning on the job became second nature to me.

Kelvin Koh Hsien Ming
Diploma in Business Applications, 2015 Graduate

The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type 2019 JAE ELR2B2 Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 26

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any two other subjects/1 - 6

Note:

To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type in the JAE booklet             

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT25 (Electro-Mechanical Servicing / Mechatronics / Mechatronics (Automation Technology) / Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly) / Mechatronics (Medical Technology))
  • NT26 (Electrical Fitting & Installation / Electrical Installation & Servicing / Electrical Technology / Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing))
  • NT27 (Electrical Power & Machines / Electrical Technology (Power & Control) / Electrical Technology (Power & Machines))
  • NT39 (Chemical Process Technology / Chemical Process Technology (Biologics) / Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals) / Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals) / Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation))
  • NT40 (Info-Communications Technology / InfoCommunications Technology (Networking & Systems Administration))
  • NT41 (Multimedia Technology)
  • NT42 (Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics)
  • NT43 (Mechanical-Electrical Drafting)
  • NT44 (Digital Media Design / Digital Media Design (Interactive Media))
  • NT46 (Product Design)
  • NT47 (Communications Technology)
  • NT48 (Precision Engineering (Aerospace))
  • NT49 (Marine Electrical Technology)
  • NT52 (Digital Animation)
  • NT53 (Aerospace Technology)
  • NT54 (Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects))
  • NT56 (Digital Audio & Video Production)
  • NT57 (Security Technology)
  • NT59 (Aerospace Avionics)
  • NT60 (Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound))
  • NT62 (Machine Building Technology / MachineTechnology)
  • NT63 (Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services))
  • NT64 (Medical Manufacturing Technology)
  • NT70 (Interactive Media Design)
  • NT74 (Mobile Systems & Services / Infocommunications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 (Rapid Transit Technology)
  • NT76 (Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics))
  • NT79 (Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing))
  • NT80 (Social Media & Web Development)
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS83 (Business Studies (Hospitality Operations))
  • BS85 (Business Studies (Accounting) / Accounting)
  • BS87 (Business Studies (Logistics) / Integrated Logistics Management / Logistics for International Trade)
  • BS88 (Business Studies (E-Commerce) / Business-Information Technology)
  • BS90 (Business Studies (Service Management) / Service Management)
  • IT21 (Electro - Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT22 (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • IT31 (Electrical Engineering)
  • IT41 (Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering)
  • IT51 (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design / Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design)
  • IT52 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • IT54 (Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design)
  • IT55 (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • IT56 (Information Technology)
  • IT57 (Wireless Technology)
  • T58 (Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology)
  • IT59 (Chemical Technology)
  • IT60 (Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering)
  • IT61 (Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security)
  • IT63 (Games Design & Development)
  • IT64 (Business Information Systems)
  • IT66 (Security System Integration)
  • IT67 (Civil & Structural Engineering Design)
  • IT68 (Facility Systems Design)
  • IT69 (Information Systems Quality)
  • IT70 (Mobile Unified Communications)
  • IT71 (Offshore & Marine Engineering Design)
  • IT72 (Process Plant Design)
  • IT73 (Marine Engineering)
  • IT74 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • IT75 (Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 (E-Business Programming)
  • IT83 (Games Programming & Development)
  • IT84 (Interactive Design)
  • IT85 (Precision Engineering)
  • IT86 (Rapid Transit Engineering)

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Career Opportunities

DBA graduates are set to take on key positions with leading organisations in both the public and private sectors. You can look forward to roles such as:

  • Application Developer

  • Application Support Executive

  • Associate Business Analyst

  • Business Development Executive

    

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes (ELPs).

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme.

Skills Deepening

Upon graduation, DBA students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue ELPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Last updated on 21 May 2019