Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies

DURATION:
Full-Time: 5 to 9 months
Part-Time: 10 months
INTAKE:
Local: July / September / November
International (with English): Jun / July / August / September / November
International (without English): July / September / November

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The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies is developed to prepare students for higher education. The Foundation Diploma provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in multi-disciplinary studies to prepare students for different disciplines in the next level of studies.

Upon completion of this course, students may progress to our Higher Diploma courses, leading to a degree and complete within 2 years.*

*Based on full time studies. 

Course Assessment

The modules will be assessed through the use of coursework-based assessments and examinations.

 

Teaching and Learning

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.

Core Modules

  • Strategies for Academic Success
  • Communication
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Social and Digital Media
  • Psychology Applied to Work
  • Project

Age

16 years old

Academic Qualification

Any of the following:

  • Obtained at least a C6 at GCE O level in any 1 subject
  • NITEC or Higher NITEC
  • Integrated Programme (1 passes at a level equivalent to Secondary 4)
  • TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme

English Proficiency

Any of the following:

  • At least a C6 at GCE O level English
  • Completed TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme
  • Completed a prior Diploma where medium of instruction is English
  • Pass an English online test and an interview with the Dean/HOD/designate

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Age

16 years old

Academic Qualification

Completed Secondary Education or Year 9

English Proficiency

Any of the following:

  • IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL (Paper) ≥ 500 or, TOEFL (Computer) ≥ 175 or,
    TOEFL (Internet) ≥ 60 or, TOEIC ≥ 500
  • Completed TMC Certificate in Tertiary Foundation Programme
  • Completed a prior Diploma where the medium of instruction is English
  • Attend and pass Certificate in English up to Advanced 1 level

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination:

  • The minimum module attendance is normally 80% for full-time, 60% for part-time (75% for SSG-funded part-time students)
  • Special consideration will only be given to students with valid reasons.

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90%. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in Hawthorn English courses, TMC College preparatory courses and external degree courses must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Course Fee
Full-Time: $4,704
Part-Time: $4,704

$500 SkillsFuture Credits applicable to cover course fees. Visit myskillsfuture.sg for details or submit a course enquiry to reach us.

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Application Fee

$100

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

Course Fees

With Advanced 2 And Academic English  $10.908
With Academic English  $9,258
Without English modules  $ 7,608

 

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)

All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.

Single / Bundled Programs

Application Fees: $200
International Student Administrative Fee: $650

Existing / Local Transfer

Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $350

Fee Protection Scheme Fee

0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25 whichever is higher

Medical Insurance Fee

$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)