Degree & Masters Courses & Study in Singapore Courses Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Internet of Things)

Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Internet of Things)

Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Internet of Things)

Course overview

The curriculum of this major equips scientists for the rapidly expanding world of sensors and data. Graduates will solve complex problems by applying technology to collect and analyse information from a wide range of sources. The main topics of study include electronics, programming, sensors, and statistics. Graduates will apply knowledge of the physical principles of sensors and electronics, in conjunction with software programming and data science skills, to build evidence-based analyses of their chosen application areas. Furthermore, they will critically appraise the benefits, risks and implications of technology in society.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including underlying concepts and principles, within the domain of data science.
  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of science in society, particularly in creating sustainable futures in the tropics, worldwide
  • Demonstrate broad understanding of the methods of science, including the creative processes involved in developing scientific knowledge, and its contestable and testable nature
  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources
  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to one or more science disciplines
  • Organise, analyse and interpret scientific data using mathematical, statistical and technological skills
  • Convey scientific ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well developed written and oral communication skills and a variety of media
  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems by applying scientific knowledge and skills with initiative and well-developed judgment
  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others

Completion of this major is also intended to provide students with the opportunity to articulate into the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electronic Systems and Internet of Things major) at the Cairns campus and complete the Bachelor of Engineering with only two additional years of full time study.

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
2 years full time | 4 years part time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year

Study Program

Students need to complete 24 subjects as per following:

Core Subjects

  • Science, Technology and Truth
  • Modelling Natural System
  • or Modelling Natural Systems - Advanced
  • Problem Solving and Programming I
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Quantitative Methods in Science
  • or Quantitative Methods in Science – Advanced
  • Database Modelling
  • Professional Placement
  • Sensors and Sensing for Scientists

+ Major Subjects

  • Mathematical Techniques
  • Introduction to Microcontroller Programming
  • Electric Circuits
  • Internet of Things Devices and Software
  • Circuit Theory
  • Advanced Statistical Modelling
  • Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Linear Algebra
  • Internet of Things Systems and Security
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

+ 5 additional electives

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The entry requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entry requirement

Pre-requisite

  • Assumed knowledge in English and Maths B
  • English Language subject or any language rich subject deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis which includes GCE A level Grade D or higher in English or any language rich subject, GCE AS level Grade C or higher in English or any language rich subject, or GCE O level Grade C or higher in English subject
  • Mathematics B subject equivalent to Grade D or higher in A level Mathematics, or Grade C or higher in AS level Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Pure Mathematics with Mechanics
  • Applicants who have not completed high school intermediate level (or equivalent) Mathematics B (or equivalent) must select MA1020: Preparatory Mathematics as part of their study plan to successfully complete the Bachelor of Science

For further information email admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

Advanced Standing

Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure. Maximum advanced standing up to 48 credit points

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below  90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

Possible careers graduates in the Bachelor of Science majoring in Internet of Things can look forward to include the following:

  • IOT Developer
  • IOT Architect
  • IOT Embedded Systems Designer
  • IOT Solutions Engineer

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$59,064 S$61,632

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.

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