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School History

DMIT Milestones: History and Development of DMIT

Year History and Development
1980
  • JSIST was established in December 1980, by the Singapore Economic Development Board(EDB) as a cooperation project between Singapore and Japanese Governments.
1980 - 1985

Phase 1 Project

  • An agreement is signed between the Goverments of Singapore and Japan. The Goverments of Japan provided technical assistance through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for the planning, establishment and operation of the Institute via a resident team of Japanese software experts. This first agreement lasted 5 years.
  • The aim of the Institute was to train IT professionals to fulfil the computer services industry needs. Donations of hardware and software amounting to over S$8 million were made to the Institute, and 24 training fellowships Japan were provided for local lecturers.
1982
  • Diploma in Programming and Systems Analysis was introduced.
1986 - 1991

Phase 2 Project

  • Phase 1 project was so successful that a second agreement lasting another 5 years, was signed in January 1986. A second group of Japanese IT experts were attached to the Institute. Another 22 training fellowships to Japan were provided for local lecturers.
  • New hardware and software donations amounting to more than S$7 million were made.
1987
  • MITI Accreditation for Diploma in Programming and Systems Analysis.
  • Under the second phase, the Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering was introduced to allow existing JSIST Diploma holders and other experienced IT professionals to further upgrade themselves.
  • JSIST was transferred to SP.
1989
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis was introduced.
1990
  • Third Country Training Programme (TCTP)/RTP/JSPP 21). Started in 1989 (FY), actual conducting of course held in first quarter of 1990.
1992
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis was renamed as Postgraduate Diploma in Systems Analysis and Design.
1993
  • Diploma in Programming & Systems Analysis was renamed as Diploma in Computer Information Systems.
1996
  • Diploma in Multimedia Software Engineering was introduced.
1997
  • Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Development was introduced.
  • JSIST was fully integrated into SP, and it was renamed as Department of Software Technology (JSIST).
1999
  • Diploma in Computer Information Systems was renamed as Diploma in IT.
2001
  • Change of name from DST (JSIST) to School of Info-Communications Technology.
  • Diploma in Multimedia Software Engineering was renamed as Diploma in Multimedia Technology.
  • Diploma in Business IT was jointly introduced with School of Business.
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology was jointly introduced with School of EEE.
  • IT Enrichment Workshops were introduced.
  • Central Academy of Information Technology (CAIT) Accreditation for Diploma in IT (with the dissolution of CAIT, this accreditation is now invalid.)
2002
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2008
2010
2011