What will I learn?

The first and only such diploma course in Singapore

​​Five-week overseas immersion programme in either China or Taiwan for all students

​​Attractive MOE teaching bursaries and ECDA (Early Childhood Development Agency) training awards to cover tuition fees and allowances

​​Choice of three pathways: Education Track, Business Chinese Track, or Chinese Early Childhood Teaching Track NEW

Students in the Chinese Early Childhood Teaching Track may be selected for a two-week Global Education Trip (GeT) to visit early education centres in Australia, Hong Kong or Taiwan

With many looking to China for career opportunities, arm yourself with an arsenal of skills and knowledge about the Chinese culture and language to succeed as an educator or a business professional. Jump into the heart of action with our Diploma in Chinese Studies (CHS), the first and only such course offered at the polytechnic level. With more than two-thirds of the course conducted in Chinese, CHS sharpens your language skills while preparing you for careers in the education, media, and tourism and business sectors.

In your first year, you will gain a solid foundation in Chinese history, culture, literature, drama and communication. You will also be exposed to the fundamentals of translation.

Careers

Being well-versed in Chinese, coupled with the overseas exposure you get, gives you the competitive advantage when you work with local firms or multi-national corporations with a presence in China. As a graduate of CHS (Chinese Early Childhood Teaching Track), you can also work as an early childhood Chinese Language teacher.

With further studies and training, you can also work as an allied educator, translator, interpreter, journalist, editor or Programmes Manager (Culture & Heritage).

Chinese Early Childhood Teaching Track NEW

If you are interested to become a pre-school Chinese Language teacher, take up the Chinese Early Childhood Teaching Track, where you will get to shape the development of young pre-schoolers through learning about the holistic development of a child and curriculum planning & design. Students who graduate from this track will qualify as pre-school Chinese Language teachers.

Second or third year students will also have the opportunity to embark on a two-week Global Education Trip (GeT) that will provide you a first-hand look at the early childhood education centres and practices around the world, including those in Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Whichever track you opt for, you get to enjoy the five-week Overseas Immersion Programme during the final year. You will attend classes at one of the top universities either in China or Taiwan, and go on field trips to broaden your perspective of Chinese culture and society.

In your final year, you will also spend a semester working on an industry project or undergo an internship. Through industry exposure, you will gain valuable insights into the Chinese education sector, early education industry, print and publishing sector, drama theatres, translation firm’s agencies as well as culture and heritage sector in Singapore.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (4,94,265) per year
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

Block 52 #04-01, 535 Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-B

To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Higher Chinese: 1–4 ('O' Level Grade); Higher Chinese: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Chines: 1–2('O' Level Grade); any three other subjects: 1–6('O' Level Grade);

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