Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5)

Provided by DIMENSIONS International College


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Course introduction


The Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) is designed to enable learners to explore and demonstrate understanding in respect of the accounting and financial management underpinning the sophisticated business operation of enterprises.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) by DIMENSIONS International College and could further study for professional qualification or degree programme subject to the respective Institutions’/ Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • To provide students with an understanding of the complexity of the business world and equip them with skills and abilities in the finance and accounting division to successfully assist in the management of an organisation.
  • To develop the knowledge necessary for positions within a business environment.
  • To create awareness in the growing trends of the business industries targeting areas of finance, accounts, economics and strategic management.
  • To develop students’ theoretical understanding of business and culture in support of students’ academic development into a higher qualification.
Designed for
  • Diploma graduates who intend to further their knowledge and skills in the business sector and subsequently progress into a Degree programme.
  • Working adults with similar work experience who are looking for an upgrad

Area of Studies

Course Structure
This course consists of 8 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Financial System and Auditing
  • Outline for Corporate Finance
  • Outline for Human Resource Management
  • Outline for Legal Aspects in Business
  • Outline for Enterprise Operations
  • Outline for Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Outline for International Economics and Globalisation
  • Outline for Strategic Management
Scope of Study
Theories and practical lesson on Finance and Accounting

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

The course duration is 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

The entry requirements are:
Academic Level:

Local students : 
Polytechnic Diploma or DIMENSIONS Business Diploma or Hospitality Diploma or other private Diploma (with equivalent entry requirements as Level 4 Diploma and subject to approval).

International students :
Equivalent qualifications related to business from other countries (with equivalent entry requirements as Level 4 Diploma and subject to approval).

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
Advanced Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Level 5) awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements
A “Pass” in all assessments 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$7,800.00
3. Administrative Fee S$460.00
4. Examination Fee S$300.00
5. Course Material S$500.00
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$716.80
Total S$10,956.80

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$214.00
13. Re-take Fee Per Module S$

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st June 2017. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.