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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

• When will I receive my membership card?
You will receive your membership card within 2 months after the course commences.

• When and how can I receive my results?
Pre-degree – Hardcopies within 1.5 months after the last exam.
Degree / Master – Hardcopies within 3 to 4 months after the last exam for the UOB Degree, UOW Degree and Master. The rest will be available online.

• When can I receive my pre-degree certificate and transcript?
You will receive your pre-degree certificate and transcript 2 months after you obtain your last result slip.

• When can I receive my course schedule and timetable for the new term?
You will receive your course schedule and the timetable for the next term 2 weeks before the new term starts. Alternatively, you may log into Blackboard to retrieve this information.                 

• Where can I collect my course notes?
You may collect your course notes from the Student Support Centre.
Course notes will be available on the 1st day of class. They will be given out in class, after which they will be available at the Student Support Centre.

• When can I receive my examination appeal results?
Pre-degree – 3 weeks after appeal.
Degree / Master – depending on the university.

• How many times can I resit for the examination for pre-degree programmes?
You can resit 3 times per module.

• Where do I hand in assignments?
Pre-degree – all assignments are to be handed directly to the lecturers (except School of Health and Life Sciences).
Degree / Master – all assignments and practical reports are to be submitted to the Student Resource Centre during office hours or deposited into the night boxes at MDIS Campus or MDIS Dhoby Ghaut after office hours (except School of Life Sciences).

• Who do I approach if I cannot reach the coordinator for queries?
You can send an email to sca@mdis.edu.sg.

• How do I request for a deferment?
Students should send in their requests for course deferment to the SCA Department.

• How many times can I defer?
Students are allowed to defer only once up to the maximum period of one year.
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MDIS Business School (Pre-degree Programmes)

How many times can I sit my examinations?
You are allowed 4 attempts to pass every module for pre-degree programmes.
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MDIS Business School (University of Bradford)

• When will I receive my UB number?
You will receive your UB number within 1 month after the course commences.

• When will I receive my certificate and transcript?
Degree certificate – during graduation.
Degree transcript – upon graduation, UOB will email students their log in details so that they can access the Online Digitary System for their official transcripts.

• How many times can I re-sit for examinations?
In total, you are given 3 attempts (1 exam and 2 supplementary assessments), including the main exam, to pass each module. There will be no re-modules.
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MDIS Business School (Southern Cross University / University of Wales)

• Is there any conditional entry to the degree programme?
There is no conditional entry. You must clear all of your pre-degree modules.

• How many times can I re-sit for exam?
For SCU, there is no supplementary paper as you are required to re-module.
For UOW, you are given 4 attempts (main exam, supplementary assessments, re-module exam and supplementary assessment), to pass each module.

• How long do I have to complete the course for the UOW degree?
You are required to complete the course within 5 years.

• Can UOW degree students change specifications?
No.

• Can a first year student take a third year module for UOW degree programmes?
No.
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School of Engineering

• Does the degree certificate carry the University of Bradford logo?
Yes, this degree is awarded by the University of Bradford, UK.

• How does each stage contribute to my final weightage of marks for Honours class?
The class and division of the Honours degree that you are awarded is based on the overall weightage of marks that you receive for each stage - 20% for Stage 2 and 80% for Stage 3.

• What is the overall weightage of average marks to achieve Honours class?
The classes and divisions of the Honours degree are awarded on the basis of the following final overall weightage of average marks:

68% or above: First Class Honours
58% or above: Second Class Honours- First Division
48% or above: Second Class Honours- Second Division
Otherwise: Third Class Honours
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School of Languages

• When can I receive my exam results?
Lower Levels (Elementary – Upper-Intermediate) : 3 to  4 days after the final day of your main examination.
Advanced Level – 1 month after the final day of your main examination.

• When will the supplementary exam be if I failed?
Supplementary exams will be held the day after the collection of results for Lower Levels and a week later for Advanced Levels.

• When will I receive my certificate?
You will receive your certificate within 2 months after the release of your results.

• Is there any conditional entry?
There is no conditional entry for all levels.
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School of Health and Life Sciences

• Is there any conditional entry from Foundation level to Degree?
There is no conditional entry.

• Can students opt for ordinary degree?
You may opt for ordinary degrees (subject to the University’s approval). However once you opt for it, you are not allowed to top up for an Honours degree.

• When can I receive my University ID?
You will receive your University ID within 1 month after course commences.
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School of Media and Communications

• Do I need to clear all the levels before I can progress?
Yes, you have to clear all the levels before any progression is allowed.

• Can I know more about the OCU Residency?
Please refer to www.okcu.edu/overseas/residency.aspx.

• How many times can I re-sit my degree exam?
There is no supplementary paper. You are required to re-module.

• When can I receive my Banner ID and OCU ID?
You will receive them within the 1st term of your degree programme.
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School of Technology and E-Learning

• Is there any conditional entry for the Bradford degree in Business Computing programme?
There is no conditional entry.

• When will the supplementary exam be if I failed?
You will be notified of the supplementary exam date.
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School of Tourism and Hospitality

• Is there any conditional entry for the degree programme?
There is no conditional entry.
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Postgraduate Studies

• When and where can I collect my textbooks?
Textbooks are normally available 2 weeks before class commences. You may collect them either at the MDIS Campus or at MDIS Dhoby Ghaut. You will be notified on the venue for collection.

• When and how can I collect my certificate and transcript?
You can collect your certificate and transcript during the graduation ceremony.

• When can I collect my course notes?
You will receive your course notes on the first day of class.

• When will I get my university ID?
You will receive your university ID within 6 weeks from the course commencement date.

• How many times can I resit my exam?
GGSB, UOB & UOW – 2 attempts
SCU – there is no re-sit. If you fail a module, you have to re-module.

   

 

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