Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Full-time / Part-time

Why Study Accounting and Finance at DIMENSIONS?

Gold Standard Service Provider Award in Accountancy

The much-coveted Gold Standard Service Provider Award in Accountancy, conferred to DIMENSIONS by JobsCentral Learning, Singapore, recognises our strong standing in the private education terrain and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality and industry-rich Accounting and Finance programmes as an anchor institution in Singapore.

With Singapore being ideally positioned as one of the world’s top financial centres, the demand for a bevy of highly skilled accounting and finance professionals will continue to surge over the coming decades. As such, DIMENSIONS has established quality partnerships with renowned universities and institutions to enable students to learn through an effective blend of practitioner-led sessions and case-study based pedagogy which helps them to obtain a thorough grounding in the advanced knowledge and practice of accounting and finance before stepping into the workforce.

Programme Introduction

With an optimal blend of a variety of effective mediums and pedagogical techniques, the Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance programme is designed to provide a broad scope of management, financial, and digital accounting as well as a comprehensive overview of financial reporting and analyses, with a strong focus on the underlying principles of internal auditing necessary to operate a successful business.

What Will I Learn?

  • To gain deeper insights into the financial information and terms pertaining to budgeting and forecasting purposes to keep a business operating smoothly and efficiently
  • To obtain the practical knowledge to provide sound financial advice and tax services to the clients
  • To develop stronger analytical and judgement skills needed to identify the effective strategies which investors should employ to enhance their overall portfolio returns and bolster their financial soundness
  • To conduct periodic internal audits and evaluate the risk of fraud in an accurate and precise manner

At Whom Is This Programme Targeted?

  • GCE A-Level graduates who seek to acquire a solid understanding of the advanced concepts of accounting and finance to enhance their technical knowledge
  • Non-accounting executives with an ultimate goal of playing an active role in accounting and financial management upon graduation
Course Structure

Course Structure

Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance consists of 16 core modules and two (2) optional modules (only for articulation into the BA (Hons) in Business Administration – Top-up Degree programme).

Course Outline

  • Outline for Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Outline for Digital Accounting
  • Outline for External Business Environment
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development
  • Outline for Management Accounting for Costing and Budgeting
  • Outline for Financial Services
  • Outline for Business Applications
  • Outline for Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Outline for Financial System and Auditing
  • Outline for Financial Reporting and Analyses
  • Outline for Money and Banking
  • Outline for Investing Principles
  • Outline for Taxation
  • Outline for Intermediate Management Accounting
  • Outline for Audit and Assurance
  • Outline for Research Skills
  • Outline for Managing People (Optional Subject 1 – Required for articulation into the BA (Hons) in Business Administration – Top-up Degree programme)
  • Outline for Marketing (Optional Subject 2 – Required for articulation into the BA (Hons) in Business Administration – Top-up Degree programme)

Scope of Study

This course aims to provide students with accounting and financial knowledge, theories and skills applicable in the business sector, in order to support individual and professional development in both career and study paths.

The course enables students to explore and demonstrate understanding in respect of accounting and financial management underpinning the sophisticated business operation of enterprises.

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research activities

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2020, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Administrative Fee



4. Examination Fee



5. Course Material



6. Medical Check-Up Fee



7. International Student Management Fee



8. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



7% GST






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Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st January 2019. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.


16 months Institutional Training

Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 32 months

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Following the successful completion of the Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance programme, students will possess the essential knowledge and understanding regarding modern financial accounting to assume a significant number of professional roles in the accounting, banking, and finance sector.

Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:

Local students Received a passing grade in at least one (1) GCE A-Level subject or DIMENSIONS’ Foundation Diploma in Business or other Certificate in Foundation programme (with equivalent entry requirements as Foundation Diploma in Business and subject to approval) or for mature students, they must be at least 30 years of age and possess a minimum of 8 years of work experience in relevant fields.
International students Equivalent to Year 12 from the respective home countries of the applicants.

English Proficiency : An IELTS score of at least 5.5 or DIMENSIONS’ Certificate in Academic English (CAE) Level 4 or passed DIMENSIONS’ English Proficiency Test at an equivalent level or its equivalent. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

At the end of each semester or course

Assessment Methods

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Assessment Grading Criteria

Theory Component
A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

Assessment Weighting

 Module Name

Assessment Methods (Weighting)

Principles of Financial Accounting

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Digital Accounting

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

External Business Environment

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Personal and Professional Development

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Management Accounting for Costing and Budgeting

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Financial Services

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Business Applications

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Quantitative Methods in Business

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Financial System and Auditing

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Financial Reporting and Analyses

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Money and Banking

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Investing Principles

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)


Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Intermediate Management Accounting

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Audit and Assurance

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Managing People (Optional Subject)

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Marketing (Optional Subject)

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)

Research Skills

Assignment (50%); Examination (50%)


Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all assignments and examinations
Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.
Note 7: Our courses will be conducted at one of the above registered premises of DIMENSIONS International College.