Programme Overview

Qualification
BSc (Hons)
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years, 8 months
Total credits
240
Application period
Closed for 2021. Application opens in Jan to Mar 2022.
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science with Honours 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

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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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 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

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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