Course Duration

Full-time 6 months
Part-time 6 months
(Effective January 2018)


Certificate / Foundation

Awarded By

Programme Overview

This programme is designed to develop the students’ foundation skills in Numeracy, Technology and Literacy, thereby enhancing their performance for both academic and non-academic endeavours. It effectively prepares students for the intellectual demands and skills set required at degree level.

Delivery Model
Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in a classroom environment at Informatics Academy campus. Lessons are typically in blocks of 3-hour sessions. The lecturer-student ratio is 1:20.


January, March, May, July, September, November

Course Fee
Full-Time S$ 2,140.00 S$ 2,140.00
Part-Time NIL* NA
(Fee Protection Scheme)
S$ 25.00 S$ 25.00
Non-Refundable Application Fees
S$ 107 S$ 321
Student Pass Processing and Administrative Fees
NIL S$ 321

All fees stated above are indicative and inclusive of 7% GST. Refer to the personalized PEI-Student Contract for detailed fee payment schedule.

Normal Entry

Minimum Age: 16

Academic Qualifications: 1 GCE ‘O’ Level OR NITEC OR completed secondary education (10 years formal education) OR other equivalent qualification OR Mature Candidates (>=30 years old with 8 years of relevant working experience)

English Language: GCE O Level (Grade 1 to 7) OR Certificate in Proficiency in English awarded by Informatics Academy OR IELTS 4.5 & equivalent for TOEFL (PBT) or TOEFL (IBT)  OR Pass English Qualifying Test (EQT) awarded by Informatics Academy

Alternative Entry


Students will be assessed 100% by coursework. Coursework may be in the form of class tests and assignments. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

assessment structure test assignment project exam
numeracy skills 30% 70% NA NA
technology skills NA 100% NA NA
literacy skills NA 100% NA NA

Upon successful completion of all modules, students will be eligible for the Certificate in Foundation Skills awarded by Informatics Academy.
Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Skills awarded by Informatics Academy, the student is eligible to apply for an Informatics Academy Diploma programme.