Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance
Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College
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.
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
The Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance programme consists of 16 core modules
- Outline for Financial Accounting
- Outline for Digital Accounting
- Outline for Global Business Environment
- Outline for Personal and Professional Development
- Outline for Management Accounting
- Outline for Financial Services
- Outline for Managing Information and Technology
- Outline for Business Research Methods
- Outline for Organisational Behaviour
- Outline for Financial Reporting
- Outline for Money and Banking
- Outline for Investment Principles
- Outline for Taxation
- Outline for Financial Management
- Outline for Audit and Assurance
- Outline for Marketing
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.
Lectures, tutorials, discussions and research activities
Commencement Date/IntakesTo check the dates of Programme Intake for 2022, please click here.
To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2023, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.
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|1.||Application Fee (Non – refundable)||
|6.||Medical Check-Up Fee||
|7.||International Student Management Fee||
|8.||ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee||
Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.
|Note 1:||All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 8% 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 2023. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.|
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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.
16 months of institutional training with the schedule and session sequence set according to the Scheme of Work.
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.
|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.
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.
At the end of each semester or course
Assignment (70%); Examination (30%)
Assessment Grading Criteria
A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)
All students will only be given 2 referral assessments, and no further referral assessment is permitted if they have maximised the number of attempts allowed. If students do not pass the module during the referral assessment attempts, they will not qualify for the full award and will only be eligible to exit the programme with a Diploma only if they pass all 8 modules at Level 4. Alternatively, students can opt to retake the module with the payment of retake fee per module of S$ 1,620.00 (inclusive of 8% GST) to try to achieve the full award.
|Module Name||Assessment Methods (Weighting)|
|Financial Accounting||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Managing Information and Technology||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Digital Accounting||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Personal and Professional Development||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Money and Banking||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Financial Services||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Marketing||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Investment Principles||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Audit and Assurance||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Financial Management||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Organisational Behaviour||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Taxation||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Financial Reporting||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Global Business Environment||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
|Business Research Methods||Assignment (70%) Examination (30%)|
Expected Examination Results Release Date
Not more than 3 months after the final assessment
Higher Diploma in Accounting and Finance awarded by DIMENSIONS International College
Graduation RequirementsA “Pass” in all assessments of all assignments and examinations
Teacher – Student Ratio
Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.
|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.|