International Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

Commencement Dates

8/7/2019 to 26/6/2020 [Monday to Friday]
7/10/2019 to 25/9/2020 [Monday to Friday]


International Higher Diploma in Software Engineering is designed to equip you with necessary fundamental of software engineering and in-dept exposure to practical aspects of small to medium scale software development projects. You will be introduced to both Java and .Net platforms.


This diploma will give you

  • an understanding of fundamentals of software engineering
  • practical skills in using different programming environment
  • skill in managing projects systematically
  • skill in managing, developing small to medium scale software projects

Course Details

Module Code

Module Name

Module Description


Advanced Programming

This module is designed to provide advanced concept of programming to handle more complex programming projects. It will give you deeper understanding of Object Oriented programming and will introduce you with network programming and multi-layer architecture of enterprise applications.


Software Engineering

This module introduces to students the fundamental engineering discipline which is concerned with all aspects of software production; developed programs and associated documentations or deliverables. This module is for students to work together in formal groups to build a software system using Object-Oriented analysis, design, implementation, and testing techniques.


Distributed System

This module introduces the concepts and design principles used in the construction of concurrent and distributed systems.  It involves the development of the principles of concurrent distributed system from simple shared-memory systems to multiprocessor and distributed environments. 


Professional Ethics and Security

This module introduces concepts on ethical use of computer system. It provides a wider perspective when it comes to securing computers as well as that of the privacy of the users. This module also enhances student’s ability to adapt with the various security operations and procedures applied by most industries and computer based organizations.


Graphical User Interface Design

This module is designed to provide the students with a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design. While students will be learning UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, this module will provide solutions to common design problems that students can tailor to the situation at hand.


Operating Systems

This module examines the design of operating systems and to show how it manages resources and provide services.  With this module, the students should be able to understand the structure of processes and threads and how it is synchronized and scheduled. It also broadens the students understanding on organization of memory and the basics of file system construction in modern operating systems.


IT Project Management

This module is designed to let students acquire the right project management skills needed to better manager future IT
projects. IT Project Management module covers basic concepts of IT Project Management, including initiating, planning, controlling, executing and closing projects. It allow student to fully understand the foundation IT Project Management life cycle. This module also shows how IT Projects should be managed, from inception to post implementation review.



Higher diploma students are required to work on graduation project at the last semester. The students have to form a group of four to work on a project. There will be a supervisor assigned to the group by the school or the students may arrange for their own supervisor of their choice. The group, with supervision of the supervisor, has to propose the project to course coordinator. After approval form faculty, students will be assigned unique project group number and they can start to work out for the project.



Student-Teacher Ratio

The average Teacher - Student ratio of Genetic Computer School is 1:25. This ratio will ensure that the learning experience of each student would be at its optimum level. This is to maintain high quality standard for the student's education.

Minimum Academic Standards

  • The passing percentage of each module is greater than or equal to 50 
  • To be awarded with CIT, Diploma and Higher Diploma, students must pass all the modules

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements:


  • GCE “A” levels or
  • 12 years of general education or equivalent or
  • International Diploma in Software Development / Web Design/ Business Computing (Awarded by Genetic Computer School)



  • Grade C6 at GCE O level English or equivalent or
  • IELTS 5.5 or
  • TOEFL 525 (Paper base) or 196 (Computer base)

Course Type:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

  • 12 Months
    • You must complete eight Modules (48 Credits) to complete this higher diploma.

Maximum Period of Validity of Registration

  • Course Duration  + 1 year

Fees Structure

The course fees are due, and is payable in two (2) installments

Application fee – (Non-Refundable)

Local Students – S$ 50

International Student – S$ 150


Course Fees (subject to prevailing GST of 7%)


Local Student

(For Singaporean /PR/Work permit/ Employment Pass holders)

International Student

(Require Student pass)



Amount (S$)

Amount (S$)

Course Fee



Administrative Fee



FPS Processing Fee







Payment Schedule


Local Student 

(For Singaporean/PR/Work permit/ Employment Pass holders)

Amount (S$)


Application Fee (Upon Registration)



1st Term ( 6 months )



2nd Term ( 6 months )







International Student

(Require Student pass)

Amount (S$)


Application Fee (Upon Registration)



1st Term ( 6 months )



2nd Term ( 6 months )






 Mode of Payment

 *The modes of payment available are cash, cheque, cashier’s order, Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Transfer


MISCELLANEOUS FEES* (subject to prevailing GST of 7%)

Purpose of Fee

Amount (S$) and When Payable

Late Student Pass Renewal processing Fee:

  i.      Less than 14 days but more than 7 days before date of renewal

   ii.      Less than 7 days to renewal date




ICA Student Pass Issuance (On Renewal) – Payable to ICA

$90.00 + $30 (ICA Processing Fee)

Resit Examination Fee

$100.00(per module)

Appeal Fee

$50.00(per module)

Replacement of Genetic Student Card

$30.00(per student)

Replacement of Diploma Certificate

$50.00(each certificate)

Replacement of Transcript

$50.00 (per transcript)

Registration Extension Fee

$200.00 (per course) – valid for 1 year extension

Course Transfer Application Fee


Deferment Application Fee


Course Materials Fee

$400.00  to $ 1000.00  

Late Payment of Course Fee:
7 days after the scheduled due date(s)


Remodule - 1st Option

(class arranged within the course duration and module time-table is within the semester scheduling)

$1120.00 (inclusive of GST 7%)

Remodule - 2nd Option

(class arranged within the course duration but module time-table is not within the semester scheduling)

$2000.00 (inclusive of GST 7%)

Remodule-3rd Option

(class is arranged after the course duration)

$2000.00 (inclusive of GST 7%)


Note Miscellaneous Fees refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an an-ho basis by the GCS when the need arises.

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