Programme Overview

Qualification
BSc (Hons)
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
4 years
Total credits
240
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2022
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Diagnostic Radiography is a four-year, direct honours programme that prepares graduates for the role of a professional radiographer. It is the only diagnostic radiography programme among autonomous universities in Singapore.

The curriculum is developed in close consultation with the radiography industry to ensure relevance and graduates’ employability. The programme will be seeking accreditation by the Allied Health Professions Council, thus enabling graduates to practise as professional radiographers in Singapore.

Diagnostic radiography involves the use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to produce medical images of the human body. These images are typically used to diagnose or treat illness or injury. Diagnostic radiographers are integral to healthcare teams. They use their professional training to deliver a sensitive and patient-centred healthcare service. The equipment that radiographers use includes X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Other more specialised settings in which radiographers may work in include fluoroscopy, mammography, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. Besides caring for patients, radiographers are also actively involved in other areas of healthcare such as research, education and administration.

Curriculum
The SIT Diagnostic Radiography program focuses on applied learning and provides high-quality, practice-oriented education in the following areas:

  • Health and behavioural sciences. Broad-based knowledge in health and behavioural sciences, including anatomy, physiology, patient care and safety, psychology, health systems, professionalism, interprofessional education, and change management.

  • Radiological science and technology. Professional knowledge in radiological science and technology, including radiation physics, radiobiology, radiation protection, radiological anatomy, radiological informatics, medical imaging technology and processing.

  • Radiography practice. Professional knowledge in different areas of radiography practice, including general radiography, fluoroscopy, angiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, breast imaging, nuclear and hybrid imaging. This component also includes an undergraduate honours thesis that emphasises scientific enquiry and evidence-informed radiography practice.

Clinical Practice Education

All Diagnostic Radiography students need to undergo around 1200 hours of clinical practice education (CPE) across various clinical settings. Such clinical placements prepare students for the real-world clinical practice and to use various therapeutic modalities under supervision. Therefore, students get to apply theoretical and clinical knowledge and build up their confidence in clinical skills. Students need to pass all clinical placements to graduate from the programme and to be registered under the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).

Career Conversion Programme

(formerly known as Professional Conversion Programme)

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) helps and supports mid-career Singaporeans in acquiring relevant training to be Diagnostic Radiographers. CCP applicants must apply to both SIT as well as WSG during the application period in order to be considered.

CCP Degree Programme CANDIDATURE Tuition Fees
Diagnostic Radiographers BSc Diagnostic Radiography Full Time – 4 years Subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are located in Tuition Fees

For more information on CCP eligibility, process and funding, please visit WSG CCP for Allied Health Professionals.

Career Options

Suitably qualified radiographers are in high demand in Singapore. Graduates can be employed as diagnostic radiographers in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Public and Private Hospitals
  • Private Clinics
  • Medical Centres

Eligibility and Exemption

SIT selects candidates for this programme using an aptitude-based approach that considers passion and suitability for the profession, academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Multiple Mini Interviews, consisting of different stations which assess different important attributes such as communication skills.

Listed below are the relevant admission criteria:
 

    Obtained a good pass in two of the following H2 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and also offered General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

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    Note

    • Diplomas that are not listed may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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    Obtained a good pass in two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

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    NUS High School Diploma Prerequisites
    Obtained a good pass in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

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    Mandatory English Requirement
    Applicants to the Allied Health Programmes are required to fulfil ONE of the following English requirements by application closing:

    Qualification

    English Subject

    Minimum Grade Required

    GCE O Level

    English as First Language

    C6

    IELTS (Academic Module)

    IELTS

    6.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)

    TOEFL TOEFL At least 60 marks for internet-based test
    OET OET Grade B and above

    Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

    English Modules

    C+

    GCE A Level

    General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry

    D

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR

    SL ‘Literature & Performance’

    4

    NUS High School Diploma

    EL4101 or higher (EL5101, 6103) modules

    C+

    The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) mandates the minimum English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for the Allied Health programmes to enable our graduates to practise in the respective Allied Health professions.

    Applicants who hold a first degree from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America will be deemed to have fulfilled the stipulated English Language requirement for the programme.

    Please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements.

    Fees and Finances

      Subsidised fees per credit
      $154.00
      Total credit
      240
      Tuition fees: $36,960.00 for SG Citizens / $145,606.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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      Subsidised fees per credit
      $295.00
      Total credit
      240
      Tuition fees: $70,800.00 for Permanent Resident / $145,606.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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      Subsidised fees per credit
      $401.25
      Total credit
      240
      Tuition fees: $96,300.00 for International Student / $145,606.00 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:

      Ms Susan Niam (Chairperson)
      Chief Allied Health Officer
      Ministry of Health
      Dr Tyrone Goh
      Senior Director 
      National Healthcare Group Diagnostics
      Ms Chee Thong Gan
      Senior Director
      Allied Health, Clinical Operations and Community Operations
      JurongHealth Campus
      Ms Paulin Koh
      Chief Nursing Officer
      Ministry of Health
      Mrs Magdalin Cheong
      Head and Deputy Director
      Dietetic and Food Services
      Changi General Hospital 
      Asso Prof Lim Swee Hia
      Senior Director
      Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing
      SingHealth
      Dr Effie Chew
      Senior Consultant
      Rehabilitation Medicine
      National University Health Systems 
      Mr Abhimanyau Pal
      Executive Director
      SPD
      Ms Melissa Chua
      Head and Senior Principal Speech Therapist 
      Sengkang General Hospital 
      Prof Celia Tan
      Group Director
      Allied Health 
      SingHealth
      Mr Anjan Kumar Ghosh
      Director
      Sector Manpower and Organisation Development 
      Dr Sherry Young
      Senior Consultant 
      Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
      Changi General Hospital 

       

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