Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 4)

Provided by DIMENSIONS International College

Course introduction


The Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 4) is designed to equip students with the essential financial and accounting knowledge, to enhance both vocational and academic status to meet the ever demanding industry. From theories to applicable skills, the course covers a broad overview of accounting and financial management and why it is the core of every business operations. Students will also be equipped with system and technological knowledge to enhance their skills to meet increasing demands for making accounting and financial decisions in this modern era.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 4) by DIMENSIONS International College. Students may consider progressing to study Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) or Higher Diploma of related disciplines offered by DIMENSIONS.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • To provide general training and knowledge in core business areas
  • To prepare students for positions within a business environment
  • To create awareness in the growing trends of the business industries targeting finance, accounts, economics and quantitative measures.
  • To develop basic understanding of business and culture in support of students’ academic development in the field of business management.
Designed for
  • Students who intend to further their knowledge and skills in the business sector and subsequently progress into a Degree programme
  • Students who are wish to build a foundation before entering the job market

Area of Studies

Course Structure
This course consists of 8 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Outline for Principles of Management
  • Outline for External Business Environment
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development
  • Outline for Management Accounting for Costing and Budgeting
  • Outline for Business Economics
  • Outline for Principles of Marketing
  • Outline for Quantitative Methods in Business
Scope of Study
Principles, theories and case studies related to finance and accounting

Delivery Mode
Classroom lectures, tutorials, group discussion, project, presentation, desktop research, etc

8 months Institutional Training.

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 16 months.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
For career pathway, students can look forward to employment opportunities in these industries:
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Economics
  • International Business & Trade
  • Other relevant sectors or industries
  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:

Local students
GCE ‘A’ level with at least 1 subject pass or DIMENSIONS Business Foundation or Hospitality Diploma or other private Foundation Certificate (with equivalent entry requirements as Foundation Diploma in Business and subject to approval).

International students
Equivalent to Year 12 from the respective home country of the applicant.

Note: Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
English Proficiency: At least IELTS 5.5 or CAE Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Class Periods
Monday to Friday:

9.30am – 12.30pm and/or 1.45pm – 4.45pm

3 contact hours per session, 5 sessions per week
(Total: 15 contact hours per week)

Examination Period
At the end of each semester or course.

Assessment Methods
Combination of Assignments and Examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria
Theory Component

A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

Assessment Weighting
50% assignment and 50% examinations

Expected Examination Results Release Date
Not more than 3 months from final assessment.

Qualification Award
Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 4) awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements
A “Pass” in all assignments and examinations

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.

Fees & Funding

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$500.00
2. Tuition Fee S$7,300.00
3. Administrative Fee S$460.00
4. Examination Fee S$200.00
5. Course Material S$600.00
6. Medical Check-Up Fee S$60.00
7. International Student Management Fee S$500.00
8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee S$120.00
7% GST S$681.80
Total S$10,421.80

Miscellaneous Fees:
1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$278.20
2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$128.40
3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only) S$535.00
4. Additional Book Fee Per Book S$107.00
5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module S$160.50
6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter S$53.50
7. Late Payment Fee S$107.00
8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery S$53.50
9. Re-enrolment Fee S$535.00
10. Course Deferment Fee S$374.50
11. Graduation Ceremony Fee Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges
12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module S$214.00
13. Re-take Fee Per Module S$1070.00