Specialist Diploma in Software Development

Commencement Dates

7/10/2019 to 27/3/2020 [Monday to Friday]


The software systems are becoming more and more complex due to demanding nature of the business requirements and emerging technologies. You should be ready for the challenges in the near future. The software systems are not going to be a stand-alone system any more, and the system will need to talk to other systems. The same thing goes for developers; you will need to work with other programmers and professionals in designing and implementing the systems. And all of you need to talk in the same language; all of you have to read the same design documents, written in the same language. As the projects getting bigger and bigger, systematic approach in testing and managing the projects will be more important than ever.

This course is designed to equip you to be ready for all these challenges.


At the end of the course, students must be able to

1.      Design and document the system using UML

2.      Design and develop required classes and implement them in industry-standard programming languages

3.      Design and implement industry-standard databases

4.      Give critique on good and bad design

5.      Design and develop service oriented projects

6.      Develop test plans and test reports

Course Details


Module Code             Module Name

SD01                          Object Oriented Analysis and Design

SD02                          Programming

SD03                          Database Management System

SD04                          Software Project Management

SD05                          Test Driven Development

SD06                          Software Development Projects

Entry Requirement

·         Minimum diploma holders in any discipline with at least 1 year experience or

·         Bachelor degree holders or

·         Mature students with experience in related fields will be considered case by case.

·         English Requirements

o   Pass in English at “O” Level or equivalent

Fees Structure

Fee Structure

The course fees are due, and is payable as full payment

Application fee – (Non-Refundable)

Local Students – S$ 50

International Student – S$ 150


Course Fees (subject to prevailing GST of 7%)


Specialist Diploma

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)



1 Time payment for 6 months







International Student

(Require Student pass)

Amount (S$)


Application Fee (Upon Registration)



1 Time payment for 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:

  1.          i.      Less than 14 days but more than 7 days before date of renewal
  2.         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 ad hoc basis by the GCS when the need arises.


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