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 Dietetics and Nutrition is a four-year direct honours programme that aims to address the growing demand for dietetics manpower in hospitals and Intermediate and Long-Term Care settings in Singapore.

As the first dietetics degree programme to be offered by an autonomous university in Singapore, this programme aims to provide students with evidence-based theoretical knowledge, research skills, and practical experience across all domains of dietetic practice (individual clinical case management, community and public health nutrition, and food service management). The programme has been designed to meet the academic requirements and clinical competencies for entry-level professional dietitians based on international educational standards for professional dietetic practice. The curriculum has been developed in close consultation with chief dietitians from the major healthcare clusters in Singapore in order to provide students with up-to-date and relevant knowledge, as well as specialised skills in all domains of dietetic practice.

Dietitians provide nutrition-focused interventions and preventive services in clinical and community settings by applying scientific knowledge of food and human nutrition to maintain and promote the health of individuals and groups, and to manage various medical conditions. Dietitians also lead research in disease prevention and health promotion strategies to reduce mortality rates whilst improving the overall quality of life.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Dietetics and Nutrition degree programme is designed to produce theoretically-grounded, research-driven and clinically competent graduates to practice autonomously in all domains of dietetics, in line with the international educational standards for professional dietetic practice. The curriculum is comparable to established overseas degree programmes in dietetics, but unique with regard to longer clinical practice education as well as customised to the Asian dietary context.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can be employed as dietitians in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, private practices, polyclinics, community hospitals, intermediate and long-term care organisations including nursing homes and rehabilitation centres.

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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

Graduates can be employed as dietitians in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Public and Private Hospitals
  • Community Hospitals 
  • Intermediate and Long-Term Care Organisations including Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centres
  • Private Practice
  • Polyclinics

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 H2 Chemistry and one of the following H2 subjects: Biology, Physics or 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-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 HL Chemistry and one of the following: Biology, Physics or Mathematics; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

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    NUS High School Diploma Prerequisites
    Obtained a good pass in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology, Physics or 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 C5
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic Module) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    TOEFL TOEFL At least 250 marks for computer-based test or 600 marks for paper-based test or 100 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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