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Higher Diploma in Mass Communications

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

Programme Objective

  • • To equip students with more in-depth understanding of specialised Mass Communications subjects in the Print, Broadcasts, Advertising and Public Relations
  • • To enhance the effectiveness of students’ practical skills and techniques through action-based training
  • • To enable participants to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of Mass Communications
     

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module objectives. The proportion of marks attributed to coursework and final examinations is subject to the discretion of individual lecturers and varies according to different modules.
 

Graduation

Students who successfully completed the programme will be awarded with the Higher Diploma in Mass Communications awared by MDIS. 
 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the Bachelor's Degrees related to Mass Communications.


Testimonials

Mr Oliver Sayson
MDIS Graduate 2012, Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications

"The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has a very established School of Media and Communications with a solid branding that I am very assured of. The lecturers are highly qualified, passionate in what they do and often share anecdotes about the work experiences."

Extracted from Xross Roads - Guide to Diploma, January 2012

 


 

 

 

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.

 

Programme Curriculum

Structure and Professional Practice of Print Media
Media Ethics and Law
Advertising: Strategic Planning & Management
Structure and Professional Practice of Broadcast Media
Mass Media Research
Public Relations: Strategic Planning & Management
Graduation Project

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time programme   : 7 Months
 

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
Full-time Mar 2019
Apr 2019
Jul 2019
Nov 2019

 

Fees

Application Fee          S$     321.00
Tuition Fees                S$  8,025.00

Non-Tuition Fees       S$  2,200.00 - S$ 2,300.00

Note:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
• Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
• Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • • 2 GCE 'A' Levels; or
    • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art awarded by MDIS; or
    • International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS; or
    • Diploma from local polytechnics or other PEIs (with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education)  or
    • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education; or
    • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience).

Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

  • •At least a 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.


Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Structure and Durations

Full-time programme   : 7 Months
Part-time programme  : 9 Months

 

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
Full-time Mar 2019
Apr 2019
Jul 2019
Nov 2019

 

Fees

Application Fee                    S$      21.40

Full-Time Programme (7-Month)
Tuition Fees                         S$  7,757.50

Non-tuition Fees                 S$     381.06
Total Course Fees              S$  8,138.56


Part-Time Programme (9-Month)
Tuition Fees                         S$  7,490.00

Non-tuition Fees                 S$     227.17
Total Course Fees              S$  7,717.17

Note:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
• Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, 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.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • • 2 GCE 'A' Levels; or
  • • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art awarded by MDIS; or
  • • International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications from MDIS; or
  • • Diploma from local polytechnics or other PEIs (with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education)  or
  • • International applicants must have completed 12 years of formal education; or
  • • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years relevant work experience).  
     

Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English Language requirements:

  • • At least a 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. 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

0% CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree & Masters Programmes (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

Duration of Course:

Full-time  : 7 Months
Part-time : 9 Months

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2019

For Full-time Programme:                 
Mar, Apr, Jul, Nov
 

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students Enquiries:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International Students Enquiries :
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660
China : +65 9066 8857
Taiwan : +65 9181 1527
India : +65 8317 2392 / +65 8713 7364
Vietnam / Thailand : +65 9137 4990
Myanmar : +65  8727 4147
Laos / Cambodia : +65 8779 6040
Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
Russia / Others : +65 9728 0695

Email: ib@mdis.edu.sg

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