Your path to a Computing degree starts here.
The next intake for this offering will be in September 2022. For more details on fees and courses Download the Programme Brief
The Diploma in Computing, awarded by SBCS, is a Pearson (UK) and ACTT approved Foundation programme, geared toward CSEC / CXC graduates as an alternative to CAPE or 6th Form. It provides such learners with an affordable and flexible opportunity to pursue a higher level qualification in a Computing discipline by enabling a seamless transfer from Secondary to Post-secondary education.
Overview of the Computing pathways
Graduates of this Diploma programme will progress directly to Pearson's Higher National Diploma in Computing and then onto the final year of an undergraduate honours degree in Computing (University of Greenwich).
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Eligible applicants must satisfy the following:
- Possess a minimum of four (4) CSEC / CXC passes inclusive of Mathematics, English and a Science subject or any equivalent qualification to that stated above such as from GCE O’Level;
- All applicants must complete a diagnostic test at the start of their studies to receive further academic advisement;
- Interested persons not meeting the criteria as stated above may be further assessed to confirm programme eligibility.
The next intake for this offering will be in October 2021. For more details on fees and courses Download the Programme Brief
HOW TO REGISTER
Step 1 – Confirm your eligibility.
- Forward soft copies of your CSEC results, National ID or Passport to CITE@sbcs.edu.tt
You must confirm your eligibility before you apply.
Step 2 – Complete your registration form here.
Step 3 – Make payment
Option 1: Payment can be made via Direct deposit / Online bank transfer. Please click here for further instructions regarding the banking options available.
Please note that online bank transfers can be done from the following banking institutions – Republic Bank, Royal Bank, First Citizens Bank and Scotia Bank.
Option 2: WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to the Centre for Information Technology and Engineering indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.
Note: If an Acceptance Letter is required after registration, kindly note that such requests usually takes three (3) working days to process.
For further information, please send an email to the Centre for Information Technology and Engineering
Aims and Objectives
The main aims of the Diploma in Computing programme are:
- To expose students to a work based experience via a blend of vocational and academic learning experience
- To produce a graduate with the requisite skills, knowledge, understanding and personal attributes so as to continue their professional development and further their study in a computing discipline
- To produce a graduate that can communicate effectively in the workplace
- To ensure that graduates understand the structures and objectives of their discipline
- Establish a foundation for career development in Computing for all graduates of this programme
- To stimulate intellectual curiosity and encourage independent thinking in our graduates
- To ensure graduates are confident to recognise and create opportunities when the situation arises
- To produce graduates who can make use of current information and communication technologies
- To produce graduates who can work in teams and at the same time demonstrate individuality and originality
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods
Much like our HND, this foundation programme is taught using a blended approach of theory and practice; know-what and know-how. Throughout the course delivery, students will be exposed to lectures, in-class and online discussions, lab work, group work, among others.
This course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and practical assignments.
This programme is approved by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago, and by Pearson (UK) for direct entry into their Higher National Diplomas.
Students have to successfully complete three (3) Employability Skills courses and all six (6) compulsory units in order to complete the Diploma in Computing programme.
New students are accepted into the Diploma in Computing programme in September of every year for full-time classes.
All information provided is subject to change without prior notice. Please contact Course Administration for any clarification