International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and ArtAwarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives

International Foundation Diploma (IFD) in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art aims to prepare students to transition into degree-level study, by equipping them with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the International Foundation Diploma's subjects. This programme creates an alternative progression route into globally recognised External Degree Programmes (EDPs) across MDIS, allowing entry for 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]

Why 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.

Award

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

 

Academic & Research Writing Skills

Effective Communication and Presentation Skills

Capstone Project

Marketing, Advertising & Promotions

Principles and Practices of Management

 

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.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
6 Months  February 2023  August 2023
 May 2023  November 2023
 August 2023  February 2024

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
8 Months TBC  TBC

 

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST)
Full-time S$4,212.00 S$200.00 - S$376.00
Part-time

Application fees: S$108.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, 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, 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 subject is not applicable

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

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

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
 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
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -  https://www.americanexpress.com/en-sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
6 Months  February 2023  August 2023
 May 2023  November 2023
 August 2023  February 2024

 

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST)
Full-time S$5,994.00 S$805.00 - S$915.00

Application fees: S$486.00

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, 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, 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 subject is not applicable

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

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

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

 

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.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:


Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg
Ms Nancy Kusuma| Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9672 9699 | Email: nancy_kusuma@mdis.edu.sg
Mr Xiang Luck Tan| Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9383 8637 | Email: xiangluck_tan@mdis.edu.sg

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Full-time: 6 Months
Part-time: 8 Months

Award
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION DIPLOMA 

Commencement Dates

For Full-Time Programme
Feb 2023
May 2023
Aug 2023

For Part-Time Programme
TBC

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009

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