International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art

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 the International Foundation Diploma's subjects. This programme creates an alternative progression route into globally recognised 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


MDIS BUSINESS SCHOOL SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS SCHOOL OF FASHION AND DESIGN SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
Principles and Practices of Management TV Production and Broadcast Practice of Fashion and Digital Design Behavioural Models in Psychology Engineering Science Programming Principles and Development
Marketing, Advertising & Promotions Mathematics
Academic & Research Writing Skills
Effective Communication and Presentation Skills
Capstone Project



Entry Requirements


Local and International Application
Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 14 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) OR
Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS OR
Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English OR
Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

Note: All applications are subjected to the University’s approval.
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


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



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$4,173.00  S$200.00 - S$450.00
 Part-time  S$4,066.00  S$200.00 - S$450.00
Application fees: S$107.00
 
Fees & Structure (International)
 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$4,494.00  S$2,200.00 - S$2,300.00
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
  • All application fees are non-refundable.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local:
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International:
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
  • Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
  • Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
 

 

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