International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Media & Communications

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore


Course introduction

Introduction


International Foundation Diploma (IFD) in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art aims to prepare students for transition into degree-level study, by equipping them with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to be successful in STEMA related subjects. This programme creates an alternative progression route onto named External Degree Programmes (EDPs) across MDIS, allowing entry to students who do not hold the qualifications to satisfy the usual entry requirements.
On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Understand the strategies and techniques to support continued undergraduate study [Knowledge]
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts and applications in subject areas relevant to their intended progression route [Intellectual Skills]
  • Apply subject specific knowledge and theory to tackle simulated problems and case studies in areas of relevance to their chosen degree programme [Intellectual Skills]
  • Search, disseminate and acknowledge a variety of sources of information [Practical Skills]
  • Carry out practical work accurately, precisely and in accordance with health and safety procedures [Practical Skills]
  • Communicate effectively in oral and writing for different audiences [Generic Skills]



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


  • Academic & Research Writing Skills
  • Effective Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Capstone Project
  • Marketing, Advertising & Promotions
  • TV Production and Broadcast



Entry Requirements


Local Application

Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 16 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:
At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass
OR
At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass
OR
Higher NITEC or NITEC qualifications
OR
International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education
OR
Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years’ relevant work experience)
 
English Language Requirements
Applicants are required to possess one of the following:
C6 pass for English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent
OR
Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent 
OR
Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS 
OR
MDIS Professional Certificate in English 
OR
1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st or 2nd language)

International Application

Entry Requirements
All applicants must be of age 16 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:
At least 1 GCE 'O' Level Pass
OR
At least 1 IGCSE Level Pass
OR
Higher NITEC or NITEC qualifications
OR
International applicants must have completed 10 years of formal education
OR
Mature candidates (≥30 years old with 8 years’ relevant work experience)
 
English Language Requirements
Applicants are required to possess one of the following:
C6 pass for English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or equivalent
OR
Achieve a minimum band of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent
OR
Pass the English Entrance Test conducted by MDIS
OR
MDIS Professional Certificate in English
OR
1 IGCSE Level Pass (either English 1st or 2nd language)

 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Duration
Full-time: 6 months
Part-time: 8 months



Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants:


 

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