Students in TMC Academy

Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies

Provided by: TMC Academy
Awarded by: TMC Academy

Course Introduction

The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies (FDTS) programme is developed to prepare students for higher education. The programme provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in multi-disciplinary studies to prepare students for different disciplines in the next level of studies.

Upon completion of this course, students may progress to our Higher Diploma courses, which are equivalent to the 1st two years of a UK honours degree. Following which, students may progress to our final year degree programme.

Curriculum Overview

Course Assessment: 
Coursework-based assessments and examinations.

Graduation Requirements:
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies from TMC Academy.

Area of Studies

Core Modules:
- Introduction to Study Skills
- Communication
- Introduction to Information Technology
- Introduction to Social and Digital Media
- Psychology Applied to Work
- Project

Entry Requirements

16 years old

Academic Qualification
Any of the following:
- Obtained at least a C6 at GCE O level in any 1 subject
- NITEC or Higher NITEC

English Proficiency
Any of the following:
- At least a C6 at GCE O level English
- Completed a prior Diploma where medium of instruction is English

Mature Candidates
≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Study Mode & Duration

Intake Period
January / March / May / July / September / October / November

8 months*

10 months*

*may be completed in 6 months (full-time) or 8 months (part-time) depending on English proficiency.
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