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Diploma in Accountancy (DAC)




What will I learn?

In this programme you will learn that accounting is not just about 'number crunching'. It involves a holistic education that will equip you with strong accounting knowledge, train you to acquire critical thinking and analytical skills, develop leadership abilities and build a strong sense of social responsibility.

This qualification can offer you good job stability, and open the doors to a wide range of career options, in many diversified fields such as accounting, auditing, banking, finance and taxation. Above all, we educate you with the right attitude to excel.

You will not only acquire technical competence in accountancy, but also have the opportunity to learn other skills in Information technology, communication, and creativity. The course structure aims allow you to develop a global business mindset, and to transform you into a work ready, life ready and world ready young accountant of the future.

Our curriculum combines classroom-based learning with hands-on, practical experience to give you the keys concepts of your specialization and expose you to the real-world practices. A highlight of the course is the internship placement in various local and international accounting firms.

DAC graduates have excellent job prospects and many graduates receive several job offers upon graduation. The versatility from the various concentrations offered and the combination of technical accounting skills with hands-on practical training ensure that our DAC graduates are work-ready, and able to value add in their organisations.

You can look forward to rewarding and challenging careers in the following areas:
- Financial accounting
- Taxation
- Audit
- Financial analysis

Graduations who wish to further their studies are granted partial exemptions from various professional bodies such as The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,54,874) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


School of Business

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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