International Foundation Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Art - BusinessAwarded by: MDIS

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 STEMA related subjects. This programme creates an alternative progression route onto named 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]

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.

Progression

 

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  April 2019  September 2019
 July 2019  December 2019
 September 2019  February 2019

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
8 Months  April 2019  November 2019
 July 2019  February 2020
 November 2019  June 2020

 

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.
# Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, City of Glasgow College (CGC) Workshop, 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 subscription fees and fee protection scheme.
# 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 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)

 

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
6 Months  April 2019  September 2019
 July 2019  December 2019
 September 2019  February 2020

 

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.
# Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, City of Glasgow College (CGC) Workshop, 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

All applicants must be of age 16 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)

 

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.

Enquiry Form

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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
Apr 2019
Jul 2019
Sep 2019

For Part-Time Programme
Apr 2019
Jul 2019
Nov 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6278 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