What will I learn?

“Occupational therapy involves assessments and interventions to work or school, self-care, leisure or play, physical environments as well as cognitive, mental and physical components of function to enable individuals affected by physical injury or illness, developmental or learning disabilities, psychosocial dysfunctions or the aging process, to engage in everyday life occupations in order to maximise independent performance of life roles, prevent disability and maintain health.”

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Therapy is a four-year direct honours programme designed to provide an excellent educational experience in the theory and practice of occupational therapy. The programme requires successful completion of academic courses and clinical practice education and aims to equip graduates with knowledge, skills and attitudes to support contemporary development and delivery of occupational therapy, meeting the evolving needs of the Singapore population. Graduates who meet the requirements of the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) for registration and practice as an occupational therapist will work in a wide variety of settings. SIT occupational therapy graduates will be competent critical thinkers, occupation-focused, evidence-based, reflective and self-directed practitioners.

Curriculum Structure
The pedagogy is customised to the type of content that needs to be learnt. For example, team-based learning, a form of flipped classroom, uses structured small-group learning that emphasises student preparation out of class and application of knowledge in class. Problem-based learning will help students integrate knowledge to cases while promoting skills of enquiry and self-directed learning. Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions will be employed as required in various modules. A variety of assessment methods (e.g., group projects, simulated clinical scenarios) will be used to assess higher-order thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

A quality and up-to-date curriculum is ensured through consultations with Industry Advisory Committee, occupational therapists in clinical settings, Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists as well as accreditation and recognition process through the AHPC and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Career Opportunities
Upon completion of the programme, the graduate can be employed as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings, such as acute hospitals, community hospitals, rehabilitation centres, voluntary welfare organisations, special schools, nursing homes, private practices and government agencies.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Institute of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG $96,300 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Singapore Institute of Technology

10 Dover Drive,

138683, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfill the following requirements: Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects; obtain the IB Diploma.

For international students

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

GCE O Level English as First Language C5

IELTS 7.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL At least 250 marks for computer-based test or 600 marks for paper-based test or 100 marks for internet-based test

OET Grade B and above

GCE A Level General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry D

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