FAQS - DIPLOMA PLUS
1. What Dip Plus Certificates does the School of IS offer?
IS offers four Certificates under the Diploma Plus Programme:
Certificate in Business (CIB)
Certificate in French (CIF)
Certificate in Japanese (CIJ)
· Certificate in Advanced Engineering Mathematics (CAEM)
Can I take more than one Certificate?
Yes, however, it will mean a heavy workload. Also, CIF and CIJ classes are held in the evening.
CAEM classes for SoE and LSCT students are held on either Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings. Students from other schools who wish to take up this CAEM DPP have to seek prior permission from their course managers as CAEM caters primarily to SoE students.
When is the intake?
The intake for CIB programme is at the end of Level 1; students start these programmes at Level 2.
There is NO intake for CIF and CIJ programmes. New students who are interested in learning French and/or Japanese can sign up in their very first semester for the first module (Basic French/Japanese 101). If students continue and complete the required six modules for French or Japanese, they will be awarded the Certificate in French/Japanese.
Intake into the CAEM program is at the start of Level 2.
4. What are the requirements?
To qualify to apply for CIB programme, students must have passed ALL first year modules and obtained a cumulative GPA score of at least 3 for Year 1.
To qualify to apply for the CIJ and CIF programme, there is no minimum GPA qualification requirement. Students will have to complete and pass 6 modules of CIF or CIJ 101, 102 ,103 ,104, 201 and 202 to qualify for CIF or CIJ. Students who did not complete all 6 modules will be issued enhancement certificates for modules that they have been successfully completed when they graduate.
To qualify for CAEM, students must have a minimum GPA score of at least 3 for Year 1 and a minimum score of 'B' for EG2 (Engineering Mathematics 2 module).
What are the modules that I will have to take?
To be awarded the CIB, students will have to take THREE extra IS modules, one at Level 2.1, one at 2.2 and the final module at 3.1, and select and complete two other relevant IS modules. These two modules would be part of their in-curriculum IS modules. For details of the modules, please visit the IS website.
To be awarded the CAEM, students have to pass 3 progressive modules.
6. How do I apply?
For CIB, Year 1 students who have obtained a GPA score of at least 3 for the April semester can download the relevant application form from the IS Website. All completed forms must be submitted to their respective School for endorsement by their Director. The School will then forward the endorsed forms to School of IS. Please check with School Of IS Diploma Plus coordinator or IS admin office for the deadline of submission of application form.
For CIJ and CIF, invitations to apply will be sent out by the EP Manager during March/April annually, targeting 1st year students. Flyers will be included in the enrolment pack given to students. Detailed instructions and applications will be available online.
As CAEM caters primarily to SoE students, SoE students are required to do a DPP ranking exercise in Semester 2 of Level 1.
7. How much are the fees?
For CIB, students need only pay for the THREE compulsory modules and each module costs $30.00. For CIJ or CIF, each module costs S150.00 +7% GST.
Course fee for CAEM is $30.00 per module.
8. Are Dip Plus module grades included in my GPA?
No. The modules are graded but the grade is not included in the calculation of the student’s GPA.
9. What is the CIB curriculum like?
The CIB curriculum is as follows: On top of the regular IS curriculum, students will have to take on one compulsory (overload) module at each level shown in the table below.
Regular IS curriculum
Two IS modules (one of these must be relevant to CIB)
First compulsory module - Principles of Management (2POM)
Idea BluePrint and Idea LaunchPad
Second compulsory module - Understanding Financial Statements (1UFS)
One Level 3 IS module (chosen module must be relevant to CIB) and 1WISP
Third compulsory module - Business and the Economy (1BAE)