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International Foundation Diploma in Engineering

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Objectives

This programme provides an avenue for participants who want to formalise their experiences and understanding in the field of Engineering. 
It also reinforces participants' foundation in mathematics and physics and enhances their problem solving skills and techniques through lectures and tutorials.

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Methods of Assessment

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group and individual project work, lab-work, tutorials, computing skills and assignments that are integrated throughout the diploma programme. Students are assessed based on assignments, lab works, examinations and projects.

Graduation

  • Students who have successfully completed all coursework and examinations will be awarded with the International Foundation Diploma in Engineering from MDIS.

 

Progression

Career Opportunities

With an International Foundation Diploma in Engineering, you will be able to apply for positions such as:

  • Engineering Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Technical Sales Executive
  • Technical Support Assistant

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Testimonial

Mr Chin Ip Xenophon Law
MDIS Graduate (2016) Mechanical Engineering

" Challenging yet fruitful experience in MDIS. I walked away knowing how to think out of the box, keep my mind open to voices and opinions, be respectful, and empower leadership in the face of adversities. "

Mr Yap Yoon Phang
MDIS Graduate (2016) Mechanical Engineering

" Studying in MDIS exposes me to many international perspectives, which is beneficial for enhancing my confidence.I feel at home on campus with friendly and supportive staff. "

Mr Hendy Budhigraha Tantokusuma
MDIS Graduate (2016) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

" My three-year journey with MDIS has brought me many takeaways - friendship I have forged, values I have acquired (independence and success with hard work). My classmates of various nationalities are fun to hang out with. "

Mr Eric Salim Lim
MDIS Graduate (2016) Mechanical Engineering

" My classmates are from a diverse range of nationalities; China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, and Singapore. It's an added exposure to various cultures and international perspectives. "

 

Why MDIS School of Engineering?

  • Fully-equipped Engineering laboratory and workshops on campus
  • Diverse teaching team with relevant industrial experience
  • Up-to-date curriculum and hands-on practical lessons

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Interview with Dr David Bell

Watch an interview with Dr David Bell, Associate Dean (International) from Northumbria University (UK).

Dr Bell will share some of the reasons behind choosing MDIS as the collaborative partner for Northumbria University’s Engineering programmes.

 
 

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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

Course Curriculum

Engineering Mathematics I

This module provides students with essential and fundamental skills in Mathematics required to solve real-life engineering problems. Topics include functions, vectors, and calculus differentiation.

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Principles of Electrical Engineering

The objective of this module is to develop participants' understanding of electrical theories at the introductory level and an awareness of their applications in the engineering environment.

Physics – Mechanics

This module aims to provide students with the basic concepts and principles of physics and to strengthen the understanding of the concepts and principles through using a broad range of real-life application examples. Topics include measurements, motions in one and two dimensions, vectors, circular motions, energy of a system and conservation of energy.

Engineering Mathematics II

This module enhances students with essential and fundamental skills in Mathematics required to solve real-life engineering problems. Topics include calculus integration, differential equations, sequence and series and probability and statistic.

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Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

This module provides students with an introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Topics covered include hydrostatic forces on submerged body, surface tension forces, buoyancy and stability of floating bodies. For Thermodynamics, topics covered include temperature and zeroth-, first- and second- law of thermodynamics.

Physics – Dynamics

This module aims to enhance student’s basic concept of mechanics and introduce fundamental theory of Waves. Topics include linear momentum and collisions, rotations of a rigid object about a fixed axis, static equilibrium, elasticity, universal gravitations, oscillatory motion, wave motion, sound waves and standing waves.

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Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme - 7 months

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Fees

Application Fee        S$321.00
Tuition Fees            S$9,630.00

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.
Non-tuition fees for full-time diploma programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, City of Glasgow College (CGC) Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be age 16 and above, and obtained one of the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 2 GCE 'O' Level subjects, with Maths and Physics/ Combined Science (with Physics component) OR
  • Engineering-related NITEC/ Higher NITEC qualifications OR
  • International applicants must have completed 10 years of foreign formal education

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English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess at least one of the following:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level 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

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Structure and Duration

Full-Time Programme - 7 months
Part-Time Programme - 12 months

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Fees

Application Fee            S$21.40

Full-Time Programme

Tuition Fees                 S$8,881.00
Non-Tuition Fees        S$   466.73
Total                                  S$9,347.73

Part-Time Programme

Tuition Fees                 S$8,667.00
Non-Tuition Fees        S$    205.60
Total                                  S$8,872.60


Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time diploma programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, City of Glasgow College (CGC) Workshop, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

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SkillsFuture

This programme is SkillsFuture claimable.

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must be age 16 and above, and obtained one of the following requirements:

  • Obtained at least a Grade C6 in any 2 GCE 'O' Level subjects, with Maths and Physics/ Combined Science (with Physics component) OR
  • Engineering-related NITEC/ Higher NITEC qualifications

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess at least one of the following:

  • At least a C6 pass for English (EL1) at GCE ‘O’ level 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

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QUICK INFORMATION

 

COMMENCEMENT

Class Intakes for 2018

Full-time Programme

15 Jan, 14 May & 10 Sep 2018

Part-time Programme                           

11 Dec 2017

16 Apr, 13 Aug & 17 Dec 2018

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students  :

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries