Diploma in Information Technology (R12)

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What You Will Learn

Be employable in any industry with strong, flexible IT skills.

The Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) equips you with a broad understanding of IT management, opening opportunities for you in every industry. Gain a solid foundation in the IT fundamentals — learn how IT systems are designed and developed, how to manage cloud services and how to deploy secure wired and wireless networks.

You’ll reap insights into the issues faced by organisations today and develop the skills to resolve them. Have a go at creating your own software and web-based applications, with the extensive hands-on training incorporated in the course.


RP School of Infocomm (SOI) has taught me well and given me the chance to make it into NUS School of Computing. I strongly urge anyone with a passion in technology to join RP SOI to widen your horizons.

Koh Teck Seng
Diploma in Information Technology, 2016 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 DIT graduate, you will be valued for your broad expertise in IT fundamentals. You will be able to pursue opportunities in roles such as:

  • Cloud Operation Engineer

  • IT Analyst

  • Software Developer

  • System and Network Administrator

  • Technical Support Engineer

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, DIT 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