Higher Diploma in Mass CommunicationsAwarded by: MDIS

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

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.

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.

Programme Modules

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 Relatons: Strategic Planning & Management
Graduation Project

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)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  March 2019  September 2020
 April 2019  October 2020
 July 2019  January 2020
 November 2019  May 2020

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 Full-time  S$7,757.50  S$381.06  S$8,138.56
 Part-time  S$7,490.00  S$227.17  S$7,717.17

Application fees: S$21.40

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, 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 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 - Media & Communications from MDIS OR
  • Relevant Diplomas 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)

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

English Language Requirements

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  +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

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
7 Months  March 2019  September 2020  
 April 2019  October 2020  
 July 2019  January 2020  
 November 2019  May 2020  

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees  Total Fees
 SGD8,025.00  S$2,200.00 - S$2,300.00  S$10,225.00 - S$10,325.00

Application fees: S$321.00

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees (consumed year), MDIS experience workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees (consumed year), MDIS experience workshop and fee protection scheme.
  • International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees (consumed year), 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 16 and above and meet at least one of the following requirement:

  • 2 GCE 'A' Levels OR
  • International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - Media & Communications from MDIS OR
  • Relevant Diplomas 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)

English Language Requirements

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

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.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course:
Full-time  : 7 Months
Part-time : 9 Months

Commencement Dates

For Full-time Programme:                 
Mar 2019
Apr 2019
Jul 2019
Nov 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660

  • China: +65 8305 5107
  • Taiwan: +65 9181 1527
  • India: +65 8137 2392 / +65 8713 7364
  • Vietnam / Thailand: +65 9137 4990
  • Korea: +65 9372 5853
  • Myanmar: +65 8727 4147
  • Laos / Cambodia: +65 8779 6040
  • Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
  • Russia / Others: +65 9739 4924