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

Programme Objectives

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 related 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]

Award

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and examinations will be awarded the International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art.

Course Curriculum

Core Modules

Academic & Research Writing Skills

Effective Communication and Presentation Skills

Capstone Project

 

 

Elective (1) Modules

(1 of the following modules depending on the progressions pathway)

Mathematics

Marketing, Advertising & Promotions 

 

Elective (2) Modules

(1 of the following modules depending on the progression pathway)

Engineering Science

Programming Principles and Development

Life Sciences

TV Production and Broadcast

Principles and Practices of Management

Service Quality for Tourism and Hospitality

Behavioural Models in Psychology

Practice of Fashion and Digital Design

 

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

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

Local Application

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration        Commencement  
6 Months  Refer to programme page for more details. 

 

Part-time
Duration        Commencement  
8 Months  Refer to programme page for more details. 

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure        Tuition Fees        Non-tuition Fees        Total Fees      
 Full-time  SGD4,173.00  SGD472.41  SGD4,645.41
 Part-time  SGD4,066.00  SGD211.76  SGD4,277.76

Application fees: SGD21.40

Note:

# 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, CGC workshop and 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, CGC 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.

 

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

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

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  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

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

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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

International Application

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration        Commencement  
6 Months  Refer to programme page for more details.

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees        Non-tuition Fees      Total Fees
 SGD4,494.00  SGD2,200.00 - SGD2,300.00        SGD6,694.00 - SGD6,794.00

Application fees: SGD321.00

Note:

# 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, CGC workshop and 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, CGC 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.

 

Entry Requirements

All 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

Achieve a minimum score of 85 and above in Duolingo English Test

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.