TMC Academy

Introduction

TMC Academy was established in Singapore in 1981. It offers courses in various disciplines including Accounting, Business and Management, Infocomm Technology, Hospitality/Tourism Management and Psychology/Counselling. It also offers language and bridging courses for international students to enter the Singapore education system.

TMC Academy was one of the first six Private Education Institutions to obtain the 4-year prestigious EduTrust Certification awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

Why Study With TMC Academy?

Be Industry-Relevant

Our Industry Advisory Board reviews study curriculum to match industry needs & provide networking opportunities!

A Multitude of Learning & Networking Opportunities

Our strong links to industry associations and companies give you access to external industry events & job placement opportunities!

Attractive Progression Routes

Fast track to a Degree with our Higher Diploma programme, equivalent to the first 2 years of a 3-year UK Honours Degree!

Financial Assistance Readily Available

From study grants, scholarships to loans, finance your education with ease.

Vision

The leading academy that develops successful and high-performance graduates.

Mission

We commit to delivering high-quality courses with industry-relevant skills and knowledge in a nurturing environment.

Brand Vision

Our brand vision, “Making Dreams Real”, shows that we share our students’ aspirations as our very own and we care to help make our students’ dreams real.

Brand Mission

We strive to create a truly inspiring journey of learning, discovery and realisation for our students to help turn their dreams into reality. This pursuit is abbreviated in NICE – every step taken with our students is a moment for us to:

Nurture
Inspire
Care for and
Empower them in helping to make their dreams real.

Quality Education

Our Commitment

TMC’s quality journey was formalised when TMC obtained the ISO9001:1994 award in 1997 for the Course Design and Development for the Diploma in Business Administration and Marketing programme. Soon after the new standard of ISO was introduced, TMC once again lived up to its quality commitment by obtaining the ISO9001:2000 award in 2002. At that time, the scope of certification was widened to include Design and Delivery of Proprietary/Non-Proprietary Programmes, Administration and Conduct of Distance Learning Programmes and Provision of Support Services.

In 2009, TMC successfully converted to the new ISO9001:2008 standard, with the same scope of certification but over a wider coverage due to additional schools within TMC. TMC decided to discontinue the ISO certification in 2015 since the EduTrust certification is more relevant to an educational institution.



Private Education Act

The Private Education Act was legislated in December 2009 to strengthen the existing registration framework and enforcement provisions of Private Education Institutes (PEIs).

About CPE

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) was appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Board in October 2016 to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. The CPE is supported by a team of dedicated staff from SSG to regulate the sector, provide student services, consumer education and facilitate capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.

To find out more, please visit www.cpe.gov.sg

In 2004, TMC was awarded the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) award and soon after the SQC for Private Education Organisation (SQC-PEO) Certification by SPRING Singapore. This award is highly regarded in Singapore and the neighbouring Asian countries. It paved the way for TMC to venture more aggressively into the Asia-Pacific market by bringing in more international students to study at TMC. The certification was renewed in 2007 for another 3 years

In 2005, we further demonstrated our commitment to quality when TMC was awarded the CaseTrust for Education certification by CASE Singapore. This certification is awarded to PEOs in Singapore that are committed to maintaining a high level of good business and customer practice. In 2009, TMC successfully renewed the CaseTrust for Education certification.

4-Year EduTrust Certification

In May 2010, our commitment to quality was once again recognised when TMC Academy received the prestigious 4-year EduTrust Certification awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a statutory board under the Ministry of Education. This certification scheme assesses the PEIs in the following 6 areas:

  1. Management Commitment & Responsibilities
  2. Corporate Governance & Administration
  3. External Recruitment Agents
  4. Student Protection and Support Services
  5. Academic processes and assessment of students; and
  6. Quality assurance, monitoring and results

EduTrust

In May 2010, TMC Academy was among the first six PEIS to be awarded the prestigious 4-year EduTrust Certification awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE). CPE is established under the Private Education Act and is empowered with the legislative power to regulate and uplift the standards of the private education sector in Singapore. The EduTrust certification remains active to date.


Service Quality

Service Quality Target

  1. Respond to feedback within 1 working day.
  2. Resolve complaints/disputes within 21 working days.
  3. Final year exam results to be released within 3 months from the final examination.
  4. Refund to be processed within 7 working days.

Customer Experience Strategy

In-line with our goal of providing a pleasant and enriching Customer/Student Service Experience, we are committed to providing the following:

  • A Customer-centric and hassle-free delivery process
  • Relevant, accurate and timely information and services
  • Experienced, qualified and passionate academic staff
  • “Thus ensuring that we are every step with you to nurture, inspire, care for and empower you to help turn your dreams into reality”

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

TMC Academic Board approves and adopts the following:

  1. Hawthorn Language School: average student-teacher ratio of 22:1
  2. Other schools: average student-teacher ratio of 40:1
  3. Class size up to 21 for computer lab sessions
  4. Class size up to 70 for theory sessions
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Certificate in English

Campus 10 - 30 weeks August 2019 Singapore

Students will build a solid foundation of English skills they can use to communicate in vocational, casual and academic environments. We emphasize speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as grammar. Classes are designed so that students have many opportunities to communicate with their classmates. [+]

Students will build a solid foundation of English skills they can use to communicate in vocational, casual and academic environments. We emphasise speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as grammar. Classes are designed so that students have many opportunities to communicate with their classmates.

Course assessment

Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.

Independent learning involves pupils taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.... [-]


Courses

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Examination Course

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 23 months February 2019 Singapore

Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the Singapore–Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examination which is conducted annually. Awarded by the Ministry of Education, the certification will allow students to apply for admission to polytechnics in Singapore as well as overseas institutions. [+]

Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the Singapore–Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level Examination which is conducted annually. Awarded by the Ministry of Education, the certification will allow students to apply for admission to polytechnics in Singapore as well as overseas institutions.

TMC’s Preparatory Courses for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations also include an elective module that prepares students for another similar examination, Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

IGCSE is the one of the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and is an international passport to progression and success. Students who wish to study outside Singapore after ‘O’ level may choose to take the elective module, IGCSE Preparation.... [-]


Diploma

Higher Diploma in Business (Marketing Specialisation)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 21 months January 2019 Singapore

The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the commercial, manufacturing, financial and service sectors of the economy. [+]

Higher Diploma in Business (Marketing Specialisation)

TMC Academy’s Higher Diploma is equivalent to the first two years of a UK Bachelor’s Degree with Honours!

The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the commercial, manufacturing, financial and service sectors of the economy. TMC Higher Diploma in Business is equivalent to the first and second year of a degree programme and enables students to direct final year entry across a number of UK degrees, or to claim advanced standing when entering Australian or other degrees.

Course Info Full Time: 12 months Part Time: 21 months* ... [-]

Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 21 months March 2019 Singapore

The Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology (HDICT) programme provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet excellent career opportunities in the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry. [+]

The Higher Diploma in Infocomm Technology (HDICT) programme provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet excellent career opportunities in the Infocomm Technology (ICT) industry. It aims to develop and produce graduates who are well-versed in the critical disciplines required in the field of computing and IT. Graduates will possess the necessary personal qualities and technical skills to excel as IT professionals.

The course aims to achieve an international standard of high-quality training which will lead to a universally recognised qualification, enabling graduates to pursue undergraduate programmes at top universities.

The course aims for students to:... [-]


Higher Diploma in Mass Communication

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 21 months January 2019 Singapore

The Higher Diploma in Mass Communications provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the interdisciplinary fields of mass communications, i.e. journalism, film, and multimedia. It equips students with general transferable skills which are of relevance to a wide range of careers in the field of mass communications. The Higher Diploma is designed to help develop students’ analytical techniques and problem-solving skills, enabling them to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in the field of mass communications. [+]

The Higher Diploma in Mass Communications provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the interdisciplinary fields of mass communications, i.e. journalism, film, and multimedia. It equips students with general transferable skills which are of relevance to a wide range of careers in the field of mass communications. The Higher Diploma is designed to help develop students’ analytical techniques and problem-solving skills, enabling them to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in the field of mass communications.

Full Time: 12 months

Part Time: 21 months*

*can be completed in 14-16 months in the intensive mode.

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Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 21 months March 2019 Singapore

Psychology is a science which answers questions about human and animal behaviour and cognition. The Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling provides students with a comprehensive theoretical background and research skills relevant to studying mental processes and human behaviour. The programme covers a broad range of empirical and practical areas of psychology and offers the students an opportunity to begin the development of basic counselling skills. [+]

Psychology is a science which answers questions about human and animal behaviour and cognition. The Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling provides students with a comprehensive theoretical background and research skills relevant to studying mental processes and human behaviour. The programme covers a broad range of empirical and practical areas of psychology and offers the students an opportunity to begin the development of basic counselling skills.

TMC Psychology students are entitled to Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) membership under our Student Chapters.

Full Time: 12 months

Part Time: 21 months*

*can be completed in 14-16 months in the intensive mode.... [-]


Higher Diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 21 months March 2019 Singapore

This course is specifically designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a competent and effective manager in this dynamic industry. [+]

This course is specifically designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a competent and effective manager in this dynamic industry.

This course has NO Industrial Attachment. Students need to complete 16 modules or 12 modules for Advanced Standing before they can graduate from the course.

Full Time: 12 months

Part Time: 21 months*

*can be completed within 14-16 months in the intensive mode.

Course assessment

Assessment of the modules includes examinations, assignments, projects, presentations, class tests, and/or practical tests.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.... [-]


Professional Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 14 months January 2019 Singapore

The objective of this course is to provide the students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the accounting and financial sectors of the economy. [+]

Professional Diploma in Accounting and Finance

The objective of this course is to provide the students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and the practical aspects to meet career opportunities in the accounting and financial sectors of the economy.

Course Info Full-Time: 12 months* Part-Time: 14 months

*can be completed within 7-12 months depending on the module being offered.

Course Assessment

The modules will be assessed through the use of coursework-based assessments and examinations.

Teaching and Learning

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning are employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials are used to re-emphasize the key areas.... [-]


Foundation Year

Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 10 months January 2019 Singapore

The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies is developed to prepare students for higher education. The Foundation Diploma provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in multi-disciplinary studies to prepare students for different disciplines in the next level of studies. [+]

Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies

The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies is developed to prepare students for higher education. The Foundation Diploma provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in multi-disciplinary studies to prepare students for different disciplines in the next level of studies.

Upon completion of this course, students may progress to our Higher Diploma courses, leading to a degree and complete within 2 years.*

*Based on full-time studies.

Apply now and enjoy the following privileges: More than 50% off application fee $300 study grant

Wish to find out more? We are providing a complimentary 1-on-1 course preview! Enquire now!... [-]


Preparatory Programs

Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (AEIS)

Campus August 2019 Singapore

The preparatory courses for Admission to Government Schools are specially designed for international students who want to participate in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) to enter Secondary 1, 2 or 3 in Singapore government schools, International Institutions and to attain a similar standard of students from Singapore Government Schools. [+]

The preparatory courses for Admission to Government Schools are specially designed for international students who want to participate in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) to enter Secondary 1, 2 or 3 in Singapore government schools, International Institutions and to attain a similar standard of students from Singapore Government Schools.

AEIS consists of a centralized test on English Language and Mathematics that will assess the applicants’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities. International students who are unable to participate for the AEIS in September/October or are unsuccessful in the previous AEIS attempts may sit for the supplementary AEIS (S-AEIS) in February/March*.... [-]


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