Diploma in Business Information Systems (R13)

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What You Will Learn

Take your IT skills into the business world for a competitive advantage.

Through the Diploma in Business Information Systems (DBIS), you will learn how to apply technology to solve business challenges. As you master a combination of technology skills, core business knowledge and business and data analysis techniques, you will be able to understand business requirements, as well as to propose and implement solutions using IT.

Gain access to world-class software technologies and extensive hands-on experience using renowned enterprise application software, such as Salesforce.com, Tableau and KNIME, on top of statistical analysis systems from Microsoft.NET and SAS. You will also embark on industry projects and attachments with leading companies. DBIS helps you benefit from real-world insights, and adds to your confidence and expertise for a successful IT career.

At DBIS, the skillsets I have learned to support businesses through IT have helped me to discover what I would like to achieve in my career. After three years of education under the PBL system, I have become more disciplined and independent when I deal with situations. I am confident to say that I am prepared for the workforce.

Ang Chen Hua
Diploma in Business Information Systems, 2015 Graduate

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

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE  Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C 15 to 26

Subject

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

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 listed in the JAE Information Booklet.

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT19 (Electronics & Internet of Things)
  • 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)
  • NT96 (Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications)
  • NT97 (Microelectronics)
  • NT98 (Digital & Precision Engineering)
  • NT99 (Web Applications)
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS23 (Retail & Online Business)
  • BS82 (Banking Services)
  • 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)
  • IT58 (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)
  • IT82 (Games Art & Design)
  • IT83 (Games Programming & Development)
  • IT84 (Interactive Design)
  • IT85 (Precision Engineering)
  • IT86 (Rapid Transit Engineering)
  • IT88 (IT Applications Development)
  • IT89 (IT Systems & Networks)
  • IT90 (Automotive Engineering)
  • IT91 (Robotics & Smart Systems)

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

As a DBIS graduate, you have versatile skillsets that allow you to take on high-value IT roles in a wide range of industries. You can look forward to roles such as:

  • Application Developer

  • Application Support Executive

  • Associate Business Analyst

  • Associate System Analyst



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 Work-Study Programmes (WSP).

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, DBIS 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 WSPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more.

Last updated on 30 May 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2022 will open in January 2022.

Direct Admissions Exercise
(DAE)

Application for Intake AY2022

  • Other Qualifications: November 2021 and January 2022
  • O-Levels, ITE and Working Adults: January - March 2022

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

Application Dates for Intake AY2023:

  • O-Level Students: 23 - 29 June 2022
  • ITE Students: 9 - 15 June 2022
  • Working Adults: 6 June - 3 July 2022