PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The programme is for those who wish to pursue their study in multi-disciplinary areas (as foundation or major core) which merges across four different disciplines; 1) Business & Management; 2) Entrepreneurship; 3) Digital Technology; and 4) Financial Literacy. Specialisation areas (as major option) will provide a more focused options for students to choose from (i.e. either the Multi-disciplinary areas; Business & Management; Entrepreneurship; Digital Technology and Financial literacy; or Creative Industries; Tourism, Hospitality and Environment; and Halal Industries). Some major option modules will be integrated modules (i.e. Islamic perspectives will be integrated in business and management, entrepreneurship, banking and finance).

The BSc in Digital Economy programme will be conducted as a full time programme of 4 years duration with 2 semesters in a year, or as a part-time programme of up to 10 years (maximum) duration with 1 or 2 semesters in a year. The BSc. Digital Economy programme will adopt a blended learning approach based on a negotiated learning programme structure. This would follow GenNEXT degree programme rules and regulation with Discovery year. During the Discovery year, students will have to choose one of the four options in Discovery Year programmes available overseas or in Brunei to enhance and broaden their horizon.

  • Summary of Degree Structure
    Types of Module Module Credits (MCs) Total MC
    Major Core 68 84
    Compulsory Breadth 16
    Major Option 24 24
    Discovery Year 32 32
    Total 140
  • Module Classification – Major Core and Major Option

    The Bachelor of Science in Digital Economy involves modules that can be classified as major core, major option, compulsory breadth and discovery year. These classifications are described below:

    Major Core

    These are modules that are compulsory for all students registered in a particular major. Students must pass these modules in order to fulfil their graduation requirement. Different majors have their own sets of requirements and modules listed as major core.

    Major Option

    These are non-compulsory major modules that contribute to the requirement to complete a major and count towards the depth requirements for graduation. Different majors have their own sets of requirements and modules listed as major option.

    Compulsory Breadth

    Compulsory Breadth are university-wide modules offered by other faculties, which students must pass in order to satisfy their graduation requirement.

    • LE-1503 Communication Skills I: Academic Reading and Writing Skills
    • LE-2503 Communication Skills II: Academic Report Writing and Presentation
    • PB-1503 Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB)
    • MS-1501 Islamic Civilization and the Modern World
  • Summary of Major in Digital Economy
    Type Module Credits (MCs)
    COMPULSORY BREADTH
    1. Communication Skills I: Academic Reading & Writing Skills 4
    2. Communication Skills II: Academic Report Writing & Presentation 4
    3. Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) or Introduction to Brunei 4
    4. Islamic Civilization and the Modern World 4
    Total Compulsory Breadth MC 16
    MAJOR CORE
    BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
    1. Principles of Business and Management 4
    2. Marketing Management 4
    3. Business Information System 4
    4. Human Resource Management 4
    5. Business Research Methods 4
    6. Electronic Business 4
    Total MC 24
    ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    1. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 4
    2. Innovation & Entrepreneurship I 2
    3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship II 2
    4. Innovation & Creativity 2
    5. Business Start-Up in Brunei context 2
    Total MC 12
    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
    1. Graphic Design & Visual Communication 4
    2. Trends in New Media: Principles and Practice 4
    3. Programming Fundamentals I 4
    4. Discovering Computers 4
    5. World Wide Web and Applications 4
    Total MC 20
    FINANCIAL LITERACY
    1. Introduction to Accounting 4
    2. Cost Accounting 4
    3. Auditing 4
    Total MC 12
    Total Major Core 68
    MAJOR OPTION (Choose SIX Major Options modules for 24MCs)
    Business and Management 24
    Entrepreneurship
    Digital Technology
    Financial Literacy
    Creative Industries
    Tourism, Hospitality and Environment
    Halal Industries
    DISCOVERY YEAR ACTIVITIES 32
    Total 140
  • List of modules in BsC Digital Economy
    Module Names Module Credits (MCs)
    MAJOR CORE
    BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
    1. Principles of Business and Management 4
    2. Marketing Management 4
    3. Business Information System 4
    4. Human Resource Management 4
    5. Business Research Methods 4
    6. Electronic Business 4
    ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    1. Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 4
    2. Innovation & Entrepreneurship I 2
    3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship II 2
    4. Innovation & Creativity 2
    5. Business Start-Up in Brunei context 2
    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
    1. Graphic Design & Visual Communication 4
    2. Trends in New Media: Principles and Practice 4
    3. Programming Fundamentals I 4
    4. Discovering Computers 4
    5. World Wide Web and Applications 4
    FINANCIAL LITERACY
    1. Introduction to Accounting 4
    2. Cost Accounting 4
    3. Auditing 4
    COMPULSORY BREADTH
    1. Communication Skills I: Academic Reading & Writing Skills 4
    2. Communication Skills II: Academic Report Writing & Presentation 4
    3. Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) or Introduction to Brunei 4
    4. Islamic Civilization and the Modern World 4
    MAJOR OPTIONS (Choose SIX Major Options Modules for 24MCs)
    BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
    1. Strategic Management 4
    2. International Business 4
    3. Brand Management 4
    4. Consumer Behaviour 4
    5. Project Management 4
    6. Social Media Management 4
    7. Integrated Marketing Communication in Digital World 4
    8. Digital Business project 8
    ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    1. Islamic Entrepreneurship 4
    2. Entrepreneurship in the Digital Domain 4
    3. Technology Entrepreneurship 4
    4. Innovation Management 4
    5. Commercializing Innovation 4
    6. Intellectual Properties (IP) and Information Rights 4
    7. Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise 4
    8. Entrepreneurship Project 8
    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
    1. Political Economy of the Media 4
    2. Project for Digital Technology 4
    3. Data Mining & Analytics 4
    4. Digital Business Processes Analysis 4
    5. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 4
    6. Cyber Law, Security & Risk Management 4
    7. Mobile Application Development 4
    FINANCIAL LITERACY
    1. Introduction to Islamic Banking & Finance 4
    2. Financial Management 4
    3. Management Accounting & Control 4
    4. Personal Finance 4
    5. Financial Reporting 4
    6. Digital Financial Services 4
    7. Accounting and Finance Project 8
    CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
    1. Analysing Visual Communication 4
    2. Media Ethics 4
    3. Principles and Practice of Photography and Photojournalism 4
    4. Introduction to Cultural and Creative Industries 4
    5. Advertising, Branding & Corporate Communication 4
    6. Multimedia and Creative Practice 4
    7. Industrial Design 4
    8. Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) 4
    9. 3D-Animation 4
    10. Creative Arts and Multimedia Project 8
    TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND ENVIRONMENT
    1. Tourism: Concepts and Models 4
    2. Ecotourism 4
    3. Introduction to Environments and Environmental Issues 4
    4. Sustainable Resource Management 4
    5. Culture and Heritage Tourism 4
    6. Energy, Environment and Society 4
    7. Introduction to Renewable Energy 4
    8. Research Project 8
    HALAL INDUSTRIES
    1. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence 4
    2. Halal Industry Fundamentals 4
    3. Halal Technologies 4
    4. Halal Products and Services 4
    5. Information Systems Design for Halal 4
    6. Halal Market and its Prospects 4
    7. Customer Relationship Management in Halal Industry 4
    Halal Industries Project 8
  • Entry Requirements
    To enroll in this programme, applicants must satisfy the following entry requirements:
    Entry Requirements
    General Requirement At least a credit 6 in English Language at GCE ‘O’ Level Examination or a grade ‘B’ in IGCSE English (as a Second Language) or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or a pass in the UBD Bridging English Course or Band B2 in the UBD English Proficiency Test
    ‘O’ Level Qualification or its equivalent At least a credit 6 in Mathematics**
    ‘A’ Level Qualification or its equivalent A minimum of 160 points for two (2) ‘A’ Level passes or 200 points for three (3) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects
    Bachelor Degree First year Bachelor degree from institutions recognised by the University Senate would be considered on a case-by-case basis
    International Baccalaureate At least 24 points in International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificate, with a minimum of 5 points each in at least two relevant subjects (including Mathematics) taken at Higher Level, or 5, 5, 4 for 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics) taken at Higher Level
    Higher National Diploma Qualification (HND) OR Advanced Diploma Qualification (Adv Dip) Any relevant HND or equivalent qualifications from institutions recognised by the University Senate. (**Any statistics course passed with Merit and above at HND/Adv Dip level can be considered in lieu of the GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics for those who have only acquired Pass (D7 or E8))
    UniBridge (UBD) Cumulative GPA of 1.50 or above and passed all four modules
    Other Qualifications Any other qualification which is deemed equivalent may be considered by Centre for Life Long Learning and approved by the UBD Admission Committee on a case-by-case basis
    Mature Applicant (At least 25 years old at start of study) At least 1 ‘A’ Level pass or equivalent in a relevant subject; AND At least 5 years of working experience in related fields.
  • Fees
    Fees
    4 Module Credit (MC) module BND500.00
    Note that Fees are correct at time of publication and may subject to revision from time to time. All fees are paid in Bruneian dollars (BND).
  • How to apply
    For interested applicants, please email directly to office.admission@ubd.edu.bn. An application code will be sent to confirm your application. To enter your Application Code, please click How To Apply
  • FAQ's

    1. What is blended learning?

    Blended learning involves imaginative integration of face-to-face with online learning experiences. At UBD blended learning design will be focused on enabling a 'step change' in flexibility with campus, the workplace and online being one. At UBD we will explore new and innovative ways to combine face-to-face and online experiences seamlessly and coherently, in a manner that responds to the workplace in enabling 'Tomorrow's Professionals'. There will be increased use of online learning, rich online educational resources relevant to student learning, blended with more traditional face-to-face delivery.

    2. What is the list of courses offered?

    Please browse the link below for each programme/course:
    For BSc in Digital Economy: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/academic-faculties/c3l/programmes/bsc-digital-economy/

    3. How can I get Diploma or BSc?

    Students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Digital Economy when they accumulate a minimum of 140 Modular Credits from a combination of foundation modules (as major core), compulsory breadths, specialisation modules (as major options) and discovery year as specified in the Programme structure.

    Students will be awarded a Diploma in Digital Economy by Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The award of the diploma is based on the students’ completion of the minimal total of 84 MCs from the major core (68 MCs) and compulsory breadth modules (16 MCs) required for the Diploma in Digital Economy programme.

    4. How to apply?

    For BSc in Digital Economy:
    For interested applicants, please email directly to office.admission@ubd.edu.bn. An application code will be sent to confirm your application. To enter your Application Code, please click How To Apply.

    5. How flexible is the programme?

    5. How flexible is the programme? The BSc. in Digital Economy programme will adopt a blended learning approach (both offline and online) based on a negotiated learning programme structure. This new blended learning programme is a flexible, innovative, negotiated learning programme structure that takes on board the professional education needs of a broad spectrum of learners by providing the opportunity to select modules that best align with their educational needs and career objectives. The blended learning programme offers flexibility to negotiate your own learning but also gives you the opportunity to study at your own pace and in your own time.

    6. What are the requirements of BSc?

    For graduating students, Please visit http://www.ubd.edu.bn/academic-faculties/c3l/programmes/bsc-digital-economy/entry-requirement.html for information.

    7. Is it available for postgraduate or Masters level now?

    Not yet but hopefully by August 2017.

    8. Can non-Bruneian apply for the courses?

    Yes. Non-Bruneians may apply for the BsC Digital Economy programme

    9. When are the new student intakes for all programmes?

    January and August intake. If you are interested in applying email us at office.c3l@ubd.edu.bn

    10. Can I transfer credit for BSc degree programme?

    Yes you may but based on approval and you need to submit an application of credit transfer.

    11. What is the language of instruction?

    Courses and teaching materials will be delivered in English language except for Melayu Islam Beraja.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The BSc in Digital Economy programme runs for four (4) years and is divided into 8 semesters with 2 semesters per year, for a full time candidature. As for a part time candidature, students under this programme may opt to take 8 semesters, with 2 semesters per year, on and off, till up to a maximum of ten (10) years. A minimal total of 140 modular credits (MC) are required for the Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Digital Economy programme. A total minimum of 84 MCs from the major core (68 MCs) and compulsory breadth modules (16 MCs) and the minimum requirement of 24 MCs for major option including 32 MCs of discovery year must be completed.

HOW IT WORKS

  • COURSE LENGTH14 weeks in 1 semester3 (months)

  • DURATIONup to 10 years

  • EFFORT3-5 hours per week

  • CLASS SIZEunder 20 students

  • MODULAR CREDITS4 MCs per module

  • FORMATblended learning instructor-led

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

  • - Working professionals
  • - Adult learners
  • - University students
  • - High school/Sixth form students
  • LEARN FROM INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIC EXPERTS

    Courses are developed and taught by industry and academic experts

  • AT YOUR OWN PACE ANYTIME ANYWHERE

    Learn using digital resources and offline classes - weekends or evenings

  • EARN A SIGNED CERTIFICATE

    accredited by the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam to recognize your achievement

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