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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central ITE College East ITE College West

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Future-proof your career with skills to develop Next Generation IT Applications in the digital economy!

In the Higher Nitec in IT Applications Development course, you will develop highly sought-after skills and capabilities to develop and support business applications for the web and smart devices to meet business objectives.

What you'll learn

  • Develop and support web applications
  • Develop and support mobile applications
  • Create and maintain contents
  • Perform software testing
  • Develop applications with programming concepts
  • Develop dynamic and interactive media applications

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics /Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]

or

GCE ‘N(A)’ level passes in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects:

  • Grade 1-4 in English Language
  • Grade 1-4 in Mathematics
  • Grade 1-5 in 3 other subjects; and
  • A total of 19 points or less for English, Mathematics and three other subjects (ELMAB3)*

* Eligible, graduating GCE N(A) students who applied and enrolled during the January intake under the Direct Entry Scheme, will undergo 10 weeks of preparatory programme, followed by 2 years of Higher Nitec training.

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Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop which will cost between $1,000 and $1,400, for their 2-year course of study. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance for the purchase of the PC is available for eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the specifications for the device, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in IT Applications Development graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in IT Applications Development graduates may be employed in various public and private sector organisations as Application Specialist, Application Developer, Application Programmer, Software Developer, Interactive Developer, UI/UX Designer and UI/UX Developer.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. The challenge is for students to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.