What will I learn?

This is the one and only diploma course offered by a polytechnic that incorporates Design Thinking into business education. DBID inculcates business students with a designer’s sensibilities and methods to understand people’s needs and to solve complex human problems facing the world today. The Diploma in Business Innovation and Design is about taking the way designers think and applying it to business to create innovations.

The course focuses on the following areas:
• Business Fundamentals
• Leveraging on Design Thinking to solve real business challenges
• Colloboration and communication
• Personal Effectiveness
• Industry Readiness

Armed with a Diploma in Business Innovation and Design, you will be invaluable to organisations who value innovation as the way forward. Graduates will be poised to assume positions such as:
• Experience Design Executive
• Brand Executive
• Market Researcher
• Marketing Executive

Thinking of furthering your education, there are also opportunities available to you both locally and overseas.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

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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