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 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 foodservice 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+

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

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.

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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