Programme Overview

Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years, 8 months
Total credits
240
Application period
11 January to 19 March 2021
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science 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.

Career Opportunities
Suitably qualified radiographers are in high demand in Singapore. Besides working in the hospitals, radiographers also work in many public and private settings, including community hospitals, medical centres and clinics.

Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) 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

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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  • Completed a relevant full-time local Polytechnic diploma. For the detailed list, please refer to Relevant List of Diplomas.
  • Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Diplomas that are not listed may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will be assessed for admissions based on a holistic approach if they meet the following criteria:
  1. Obtained a Science/Engineering/IT-related full-time local Polytechnic diploma and/or
  2. Has acquired relevant full-time work experience of 1-2 years.
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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 five 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+

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.

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

For more information on PCP eligibility, process and funding, please visit: https://conversion.mycareersfuture.sg/Portal/ProgramListing.aspx?source=PCP

Fees and Finances

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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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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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 is the total cost based on the completion of the study.
  • 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.

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