Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences

Provided by PSB Academy


Course introduction

Introduction


The Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences programme aims to instil a firm foundation in the basic knowledge of Life Sciences, while developing the students’ ability to think clearly and to express their ideas, whether verbally or in writing, with clarity and logic.  The modules offered in this programme differ qualitatively from traditional biology, chemistry and mathematics, both in terms of teaching approach and the quality of time spent in the laboratory.


Programme Structure

This programme consists of 4 modules, amounting to a total of 493 contact hours for both the full-time pathway and the part-time pathway.


Assessment and Examination

Each module will carry a mix of coursework (assignments/quizzes/test/reports/lab work/mini project) and examination. Note that the examination hours are not included in total contact hours.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


  • Mathematics for Life Sciences
  • Modern Biology
  • Chemistry of Life S
  • Scientific Communications

Note: Modules may not necessary be conducted in the listed sequence.



Area of Studies


Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can gain direct entry into La Trobe University's Degree programmes.



Entry Requirements


Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements


The minimum entry requirements are:

  • 5 GCE O-Level passes or equivalent and with at least a Grade 4 in Maths; or
  • Higher NITEC in relevant field (Biological Science/Chemical Science)

English Language Requirement
  • GCE O-level English (Grade 1 to 6) or its equivalent
Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


International Student Admission

Admission Requirements


The minimum entry requirements are:

5 GCE O-Level passes or equivalent and with at least a Grade 4 in Maths; or
Higher NITEC in relevant field (Biological Science/Chemical Science)

English Language Requirement

GCE O-level English (Grade 1 to 6) or its equivalent
Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 6 months for the full-time pathway and 9 months for the part-time pathway.


Intakes

Local Students
Full-time intakes 2015: March, September
Part-time intakes 2015: February, September

International Students
Full-time intakes 2015: March, September



Fees & Funding


Local Student

Full-time Pathway: S$8,560*

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks


International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions):
Full-time Fee: $10,272.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

 

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