Foundation Diploma Computing & IT HB

Foundation Diploma in Computing and IT

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • Graduation & Degree Awarded

    A rebate of up to S$850 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information. 

    Studentswho successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Foundation Diploma in Computing and IT from Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore. Foundation Diploma graduates can progress to pursue our Diploma programmes, subject to minimum entry requirements being met at the point of application.

    Key facts
    Duration
    6 months
    Intakes
    February, April, June, August, October & December
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • Graduation & Degree Awarded

    A rebate of up to S$850 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information. 

    Studentswho successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Foundation Diploma in Computing and IT from Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore. Foundation Diploma graduates can progress to pursue our Diploma programmes, subject to minimum entry requirements being met at the point of application.

    Key facts
    Duration
    6 months
    Intakes
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November & December.
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • Intakes

    There are 6 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • February 
    • April
    • June
    • August
    • October
    • December

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • Minimum class size: 25 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

  • Intakes

    There are 12 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • January
    • February 
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • Minimum class size: 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Curriculum
Core Modules
  • Academic Skills
  • Basic Programming
  • Communication Studies
  • Computing Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Innovation
  • Foundation Mathematics

Click here for module descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements
    • Minimum 1 GCE O-Level pass; OR
    • NITEC or Higher NITEC; OR
    • Candidates with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    English Language Requirements
    • At least D7 in GCE O-Level English or equivalent
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements (Local Students)
    • Minimum 1 GCE O-Level pass; OR
    • NITEC or Higher NITEC; OR
    • Candidates with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    Academic Requirements (International Students)
    • Minimum 1 GCE O-Level pass; OR
    • Completion of Year 10; OR
    • Completed Secondary School education in their home country; OR
    • Other private or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis; OR
    • Candidates with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    English Language Requirements
    • At least D7 in GCE O-Level English; OR
    • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent*; OR
    • Kaplan Diploma in Professional Business English (PBEP) Level 5*

    *Applicable for International Students

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Course Fee

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Diploma (if earned) and e-transcript.

      S$2,092.80 payable in full  
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Receive a S$200 Referral Reward when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      Receive a S$200 Study Rebate when you enrol for this programme*.

      Receive a S$200 Upgrader Rebate (only applicable if you are progressing from IGCSE to Foundation Diploma)*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.


      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.


      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$130.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      Education Loan:

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs:

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years. 

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Course Fee

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Diploma (if earned) and e-transcript.

      S$2,289 payable in full  
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Receive a S$200 Referral Reward when you recommend a friend to enrol in the Foundation Diploma programme*.

      Receive a S$200 Study Rebate when you enrol for this programme*.

      Receive a S$200 Upgrader Rebate (only applicable if you are progressing from IGCSE to Foundation Diploma programme)*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.


      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.


      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$130.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      Education Loan:

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs:

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years. 

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (International Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Course Fee

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Diploma (if earned) and e-transcript.

      S$5,379.15 payable in full
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$523.20
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Administration Fee

      S$1,199*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *Includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance.

      Payment Options

      Payment Counter Operating Hours:

      Wilkie Edge Campus, Level 2, Payment Counter Operating Hours:
      9am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays)
      9am – 3pm (Saturdays)

      Christmas Eve and New Year Eve: 9am to 1pm

      (Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays and Chinese New Year Eve)


      SingPost SAM Kiosk/Mobile App/Web/Kiosk:

      For New Students

      New students who wish to pay their application fee or their 1st instalment of the programme fee via SAM mobile app, web or kiosk can contact the programme consultant for assistance.

      Download SAM mobile app:
      Google Playstore
      Apple Appstore

      Online payment website: 
      https://mysam.singpost.com/webhome


      Credit Card 0% Interest Instalment Payment:

      Payment to be made at the Payment Counter:

      • 6/12 months – DBS/POSB/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank/UOB
      • 6/12/24 months – AMEX/Maybank

      Online Instalment Payment Plan (IPP):

      • 6/12 months – AMEX/OCBC/Standard Chartered Bank

      Education Loan:

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs:

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years. 

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.


      Maybank and OCBC Education Loans:

      Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

      For assistance, you may contact your programme consultant or the bank officers, by clicking on the link.


      Cheque Payment (Singapore banks only):

      Cheque should be made payable to “Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd”.


      Flywire (for International Students):

      For international students making overseas remittance payments through Flywire, please make payment via https://flywire-pay.kaplan.com.sg/#/ (application and programme fees only).


      Interbank Transfer/Telegraphic Transfer:

      Students can make application fee and programme fee payments via Interbank Transfer or Telegraphic Transfer.

      Kaplan Higher Education Academy
      Bank account details: 
      Bank name: DBS Bank
      Bank address: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
      Beneficiary’s name: Kaplan Higher Education Academy Pte Ltd
      Bank code: 7171
      Branch code: 001
      Account no.: 001-900452-7
      Swift code: DBSSSGSG

      Important Note:

      • Please fill in the “Payment description” column with your Invoice details and Student CT number which can be found in the student contract.
      • If you wish to make an application fee payment via this method, please contact your programme consultant to acquire your Student CT number.
      • For new students: please sign the student contract prior to making the transfer and provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) with your CT number to your programme consultant.
      • For existing students: please provide a screenshot of your payment confirmation (including hard copy payment slips, if any) to [email protected] or call 6496 5661 for assistance.
  • Duration
    Duration
    • 6 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 6 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

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