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Diploma of Commerce

DDC - CRICOS Code 035373D Diploma of Commerce
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake February, July, November
Duration 16 months full-time (4 trimesters)

The Diploma of Commerce is designed to prepare you for the challenges of 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 choose from a range of single or double majors from the Bachelor of Commerce.

Note: Students progressing from Diploma of Commerce to Bachelor of Commerce double majors in Management & Human Resource Management, and Finance & Management are required to complete two additional units (four months). 

Admission criteria

Cut-off scores

Stage 1

QualificationScore
GCE O Level/SPM4 passes
Indonesia SMA27.0
Vietnam Year 116.0
India Year 10+150%
China SM270%
Australia Year 1150
IB Diploma Year 118

Stage 2

QualificationScore
GCE A Level/STPM2
Malaysia UEC2 B, 2 C
Indonesia SMA360%
Vietnam Year 126.0
India Year 10+255%
China SM370%
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)50
IB Diploma20
SAT750

Minimum English language entry requirements

Stage 1

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Writing5.0
Speaking5.0
Reading5.0
Listening5.0
Overall band score5.5

Stage 2

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Writing5.5
Speaking5.5
Reading5.5
Listening5.5
Overall band score5.5

Other notes

View the full list of entry requirements.

Fees

Tuition fee for local students (Inclusive of 30% Bursary) 
Stage 1S$9,380
Stage 2S$12,096
Total tuition feeS$21,476
Tuition fee for international students 
Stage 1S$13,400
Stage 2S$17,280
Total tuition feeS$30,680

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.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions).

Course Structure

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

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

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.