Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How are the lessons conducted?

For all our Certificate/Foundation/Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma, the lessons are delivered through lectures and tutorials/workshops.

How many times do i have to attend lectures/tutorials/workshop? what is the total number of lectures/tutorials/workshops per course?

For all our Certificate/Foundation/Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma, we generally conduct 10 sessions of 3-hours of lectures and 10 sessions of 3-hours of tutorials/workshops. The total duration per module is 60 hours.

what is the timing of the classes?

All classes are usually conducted between 9am to 12 pm and 1pm to 4pm from Monday to Friday.
Please click here to refer to the current time table.

is there any make-up class i can attend if i miss my assigned lecture/tutorial/workshop?

There is no make-up class should you miss any lesson. Those students who miss any lesson are encouraged to follow up with the lecturer and/or fellow classmates.

is attendance for lecture/tutorial/workshop compulsory?

All students are required to attend all lectures/tutorials/workshops as there will not be any make-up class should you miss any lesson and have to observe the attendance policy.

Attendance Requirement

  1. Foreign students are required to meet 90% of the course attendance in order to be eligible to sit for the final course assessment for the module.
  2. Local students are required to meet 75% of the course attendance in order to be eligible to sit for the final course assessment for the module.
  3. Foreign students who have been absent for consecutively more than 3 days will need to provide a valid reason and report to the Admin Office immediately. The Institute will report to ICA to cancel the student's pass if the student fails to provide a valid reason for his/her absent.

How can i reach my lecturers?

The details of your lecturers' contacts will be given to you at the start of each lesson.

What happen if a student fails a module in a course?

In the Certificate/Foundation/Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma, if he/she fails a module, a student is allowed to re-sit for an examination which is subject to the approval by the Examination Board.

Students who failed a module will be allowed to progress to the next stage provided the failed module is not a pre-requisite of the module to be taken in the next stage.

Students who failed all the modules for two consecutive stages will be required to withdraw from the course for Certificate/Foundation/Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma.

What happen if a student fails a supplementary paper?

Should a student be unsuccessful in the supplementary assessment leading to a failure of the module, he/she may be required to re-take the whole module when it is offered again. A re-take of the module is defined as repeating the module and to undertake all the assessments again during the re-module.

What is the maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course and whether a student who fails to complete the course within the maximum allowed period will be entitled to ant recourse or refund?

Each student is only allowed a maximum of one more attempt per module for re-taking a module. If student is unsuccessful after re-taking the moudle, he/she may be offered to enrol another replacement module, where available, from the same course or from another course subject to approval by the Institute.

The maximum allowable time duration to complete a programme/course should not be more than twice the normal programme/course duration. For example, if the Diploma course is 2 years for full time, the maximum time to complete the diploma successfully is 4 years full times.

What is the minimum number of students that is required before a class commerces, the backup plan (in the event the class cannot commence due to low take up rate), and the waiting period from the time a student signs up until the time a decision is made by the Institute whether or not the class will commerce?

The minimum number of students that is required before a class commences is 8 students per course. If in the event that the class cannot commence due to low take up rate, the Institute shall then inform the students accordingly or refund the full course fees to students according to the refund policy. Please click here to read the Course Refund, Transfer/Withdrawal Policy.

 
 
 
 
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