Programme Overview

Qualification
BAcc (Hons)
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years, 4 months
Total credits
180
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2022
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours is a three-year, direct honours degree programme designed through a series of consultations with various industry heads, accreditation bodies, and external faculty consultants.

This degree programme will hone students’ critical and analytical skills in addition to the requisite knowledge needed for a professional accounting career in commerce, industry, government or public practice. Graduates will be specialists with deep skill-sets ready for the accounting sector.

As accountants’ roles involve constant communication, the accountancy curriculum will enhance students’ soft skills through interactive activities such as oral and written presentations, as well as individual and team-based assignments which will be regular features in the programme.

Curriculum

The curriculum will include various modules such as change management, forensic accounting, internal auditing, regional tax planning, strategic accounting, etc.

Some of the highlights include the Integrated Work Study Programme which runs through peak auditing periods. Following the IWSP, students will undertake a business Capstone module and modules in their focused area of interests such as Audit or Tax. Students will also have Regional Exposure to Accounting Practice. Practice-oriented training will be provided by industry experts.

Accreditation of the Programme

The programme is accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Financial Analyst – under the University Affiliation Program
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Singapore Accountancy Commission / Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

In addition, the programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme as it incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and prepares them well to sit for the CFA exams.

Career Opportunities

Accountants are highly sought-after across diverse industries such as banking, management consulting and the service sector. Graduates can join the national accountancy body of Singapore (ISCA) as Associates and extend their professional qualifications by completing the Singapore CA (Qualification) professional programme and becoming a Chartered Accountant of Singapore or CA (Singapore), which will enhance their career opportunities. Graduates will also be able to pursue professional qualifications from other internationally-renowned accounting professional bodies such as CAANZ, CIMA, CPA Australia and ICAEW, amongst others.

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Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of eight to 12 months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.

Career Options

  • Chartered Accountant/ Certified Practising Accountant 
  • Management and Taxation Consultant 
  • Auditor
  • Financial and Risk Analyst and Financial Controller
  • Fraud Investigator and Forensic Accountant 
  • Entrepreneur 
     

Eligibility and Exemption

Students with relevant accounting background, i.e. Diploma in Accountancy/Accounting may apply for up to three trimesters of exemptions from the first year.

For students with non-relevant accounting background, i.e. Diplomas from other disciplines; exemptions of modules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Diploma holders from any local polytechnic and A-level graduates are welcome to apply.

Fees and Finances

Subsidised fees per credit
$154.00
Total credit
180
Tuition fees: $27,720.00 for SG Citizens / $109,204.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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Subsidised fees per credit
$295.00
Total credit
180
Tuition fees: $53,100.00 for Permanent Resident / $109,204.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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Subsidised fees per credit
$401.25
Total credit
180
Tuition fees: $72,225.00 for International Student / $109,204.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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  • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
  • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

Industry Advisory Committee

The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

Mr Quek See Tiat (Chairperson) Mr Kara Singh
Ms Chia-Tern Huey Min Mr Sarjit Singh
Mr Chua Chin San Mr Tan Khoon Guan
Mr Evan Law Mr Peter Tierney
Mr Lee Fook Chiew Mr Christopher Wong
Mr Ong Pang Thye Mr Philip Yuen
Mr Sim Guan Seng  

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