Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore


Diploma of Commerce

Diploma of Commerce - CRICOS Code 087940C

Designed to prepare you for the challenges in the global business environment. Commerce students study foundation areas of accounting, economics, business law, management, marketing and technology. Through specialised study in your chosen major at Curtin University, you will gain the theoretical and practical skills you need to be confident and industry-ready when you graduate.

Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on decision making processes and other major aspects of management in the highly competitive business arena. After completing the Diploma of Commerce, you can decide on a range of single or double majors from the Bachelor of Commerce.

Pathway programs are delivered on campus at Curtin Singapore by Curtin College. Curtin College is a Registered Training Organisation. For more information please visit the Curtin College website.

Course structure

Credits needed to graduate: 400.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 1)

Trimester 1

  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Management
  • Marketing

Trimester 2

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Information and Media Technologies
  • Media, Culture and Communications

Diploma of Commerce (Stage 2)

Trimester 3

  • Discovering Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Economics

Trimester 4

  • Business Law
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • Optional unit 1
  • Optional unit 2

Optional units:

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Management Accounting

Graduate with a Diploma of Commerce certificate awarded by Curtin College.

Units are not necessarily shown in the order studied. Units are subject to change.

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2018 Entry requirements:

Cut-off scores

Stage 1 entry qualifications Score
Australia Year 11 50%
Indonesia SMA2 7.0
Malaysia SPM 4 passes
Singapore GCE O level 4 passes
Vietnam Year 11 6.0
Stage 2 entry qualifications Score
Australia ATAR 50
Indonesia SMA3 60%
Malaysia UEC 2 B, 2 C
Singapore GCE A level 2 points
Vietnam Year 12 6.0

Minimum academic entry requirements

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Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Stage 1 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0)
Stage 2 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Stage 1 Internet based 54 (Reading 7 Listening 6 Speaking 15 Writing 17)
Stage 2 Internet based 70 (Reading 12 Listening 11 Speaking 17 Writing 20)
GCE (General Certificate of Education)
O level/SPM 1119 C6

Results from IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years.

These are only some of the ways you can prove your English competence. View the full list of English language entry requirements


Curtin Singapore campus


February, July, November






Stage 1: 8 months full-time (2 trimesters)
Stage 2: 8 months full-time (2 trimesters)


Diploma of Commerce - Singaporean/PR (30% Bursary)
Stage 1 S$9380
Stage 2 S$12096
Total course fee S$21476
Diploma of Commerce - International students
Stage 1 S$13400
Stage 2 S$17280
Total course fee S$30680

*All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases. View our fees and charges page for full details.

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In exceptional circumstances units and/or courses may be discontinued. In these instances Curtin will use its best endeavours to accommodate students affected by any discontinued courses or units