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 Speech and Language Therapy is a four-year, direct honours degree programme, developed with speech and language therapy practitioners from the public healthcare, community care, social services and private sectors.

The first Speech and Language Therapy undergraduate degree programme in Singapore has been carefully developed with senior speech and language therapy practitioners from the local public healthcare, community care, social services, and private sectors.

As the first undergraduate speech and language therapy degree programme in Singapore,  the programme serves to meet the national needs in preparing a new generation of highly-competent and market-ready speech and language therapists who will promote communication, feeding and swallowing health for people across the lifespan. The programme will seek accreditation from the Allied Health Professions Council, thus enabling graduates to practise as a professional speech and language therapists in Singapore.

Curriculum Highlights
  • Pre-school Communication Disorders
  • School-age Communication Disorders
  • Voice Sciences and Disorders 
  • Cognitive Neuroscience for Speech and Language Therapists
  • Dysphagia Management in Adults
  • Paediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • 30-week Clinical Practice Education
Career Opportunities

Graduates can be employed as speech and language therapists in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Child Development Centres  
  • Special Schools
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Acute Hospitals 
  • Community Hospitals
  • Intermediate and Long-Term Care Organisations including Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centres
  • Private Practice

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 speech and language therapists in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Child Development Centres
  • Special Schools 
  • Acute Hospitals
  • Community Hospitals
  • Intermediate and Long-Term Care Organisations including Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centres
  • Social Service Agencies 
  • Early Intervention Programme for Instant and Children Centres
  • Private Practice 

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 H2 subjects, with a good pass in H1/H2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Economics, 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 have acquired relevant full-time work experience of 1-2 years.
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Obtained a good pass in two HL subjects, with a good pass in SL/HL Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Economics; 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, Mathematics or Economics.

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Mandatory English Requirement
Applicants to the Speech and Language Therapy programme 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

A2

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Module)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

8.0 and no less than 7.5 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL

TOEFL

110 marks for internet-based test

OET

OET

3 grade As and 1 grade B

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

English Modules

A

GCE A Level

General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry

B

International Baccalaureate (IB)

SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR
SL ‘Literature & Performance’

5

NUS High School Diploma

EL4101 or higher (EL5101, 6103) modules

B

Mandatory Second Language Requirement
Applicants to the Speech and Language Therapy programme are required to fulfil ONE of the following second language requirements (Mother Tongue Chinese/Malay/Tamil or equivalent) by application closing:

  • GCE ‘A’ Levels: At least an E for H1 Mother Tongue/equivalent
  • GCE ‘O’ Levels: At least a C6 for Higher Mother Tongue/equivalent or a C5 for Mother Tongue/equivalent
  • IB: At least a grade 4 for MTLA: Literature/Language and Literature at HL/SL Level

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.

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