Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies

DURATION:
Full-Time: 8 months
Part-Time: 10 months
INTAKE:
January / March / May* / July / September / October / November*
* Special intake with longer durations

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Calling All O Level Students!

Receive $500 study grant when you apply for March or May 2019 intake. Quote ‘FDTS500’ upon application.

The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies (FDTS) programme is developed to prepare students for higher education. The programme 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, which are equivalent to the 1st two years of a UK honours degree. Following which, students may progress to our final year degree programme.

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Full-Time: 8 months*

Part-Time: 10 months*

* may be completed in 6 months (full-time) or 8 months (part-time) depending on English proficiency.

  • Introduction to Study Skills
  • Communication
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Social and Digital Media
  • Psychology Applied to Work
  • Project

 

Course Assessment

Coursework-based assessments and examinations.

Graduation Requirements

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the ­Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies from TMC Academy.

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 5.5 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 Upper Intermediate A level (or previously, Advanced 2 level)

Mature Candidates

≥ 30 years old with 8 years of work experience

Application Fee $107.00
Course Fee $5,033.28
Administrative Fee
Medical Insurance $85.60
Fee Protection Scheme $38.39
Total Programme Fee Excluding Application Fee
$5,157.27

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise. Course fee excludes application fee of $107.00.

Application Fee $214.00
Course Fee $5,159.35
Administrative Fee
International Student Admin Fee* $695.50
Medical Insurance $85.60
Fee Protection Scheme $44.55
Total Programme Fee Excluding Application Fee
$5,985.00

*International Student Admin Fee is charged once for bundled courses. Students not on bundled course will be charged an additional $367.50 International Student Admin fee if they progress to the next course.

 

All fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST unless stated otherwise. Course fee excludes application fee of $214.00.