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Diploma in Accounting & Finance (T02)

At a Glance

Duration:3 years full-time
Qualification:Diploma in Accounting & Finance

Apply during the Joint Admissions Exercise following the release of the GCE 'O' Level results. For other categories of applicants, please refer to the section on 'Admissions'.

The Course

With the government's commitment to promote Singapore as a financial centre and wealth management hub, the demand for finance professionals will continue to increase. The emphasis on corporate governance also fuels the need for qualified accountants.

The dual specialisation in both Accounting and Finance offers you wide career and further study options. Our broad-based training aims to instil confidence and equip you with both technical and soft skills for the dynamic accounting and finance sectors. How do we achieve this? Through an industry-relevant curriculum, current teaching methods, and opportunities to develop problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills.

You will learn through hands-on activities such as industry projects and investment games. You will also be exposed to accounting software, real-time financial databases and state-of-the-art research tools widely used in the industry.  There would be opportunities for overseas exposure through study trips and internship programmes.

Furthermore, you will be able to choose your preferred Accounting/Audit/Taxation, Banking or Investment specialisation and take cross-disciplinary subjects to pursue interests beyond your diploma.

The combination of Accounting and Finance subjects that you will study begins in the first year to lay a strong foundation for more advanced subjects. In addition, a key focus in the first year is to provide a solid grounding in general business and management disciplines such as economics, management, statistics and information technology.

The second and final years build on industry knowledge and skills through subjects like Finance, International Finance, Investment, Management Accounting, Taxation, Corporate Reporting, Audit, and Financial Analysis. In the final year, you will select four electives from a range of Accounting/Audit/Taxation, Banking and Investment subjects to fit your preferred career path.

Your knowledge and skills will also be put into practice in the industry through a 14-week Student Internship Programme.

Career Opportunities

An exciting range of career opportunities awaits you in the areas of accounting, audit, taxation, finance, banking, investment, insurance, stock-broking and wealth management. You could be employed as officers in banks, or stock-broking firms, financial planning consultants, research assistants, assistant financial analysts, securities traders, accounts assistants, auditors in public accounting firms, compliance/internal auditors and tax officers.

Many of our graduates pursue further studies. They are considered by local universities for admission into their accountancy and business programmes and enjoy credit transfers to many overseas universities in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Professional institutions, such as the ACCA, also grant exemptions to our graduates in their examinations.

Minimum Entry Requirements

English Language (EL1)*Grades 1-6
Mathematics (E or A)Grades 1-6
Any three other subjects, excluding CCA                    Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects:
Art/Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce/Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Music, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/Chinese/Malay/Tamil, Music, or Principles of Accounts

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Unified Examination Chinese (UEC)/GCSE/IGCSE holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average            min 1.0
TP Core Subjects22 credit units
Diploma Subjects 
    Core Subjects78 credit units
    Elective Subjectsmin 16 credit units
Cross-Disciplinary Subjectsmin 9 credit units
Total Credit Units Completedmin 125 credit units

Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.

Further Education

Our A&F graduates are granted exemptions from selected modules of professional qualifications such as the ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), ICSA (The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and CMFAS (Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services) examinations.

For further education opportunities, please refer to

Additional Information


For more enquiries, please feel free to contact us at:

Temasek Polytechnic
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

For Admission & Application Enquiries:

Tel: 6788 2000

For Course Enquiries:

Tel: 6780 5127

Sale of Prospectus

The prospectus for full-time diploma is on sale at the following for the price of S$7.00 per copy:

One Stop Service Centre
Temasek Polytechnic
Administration Block 9
East Wing, Lobby C, Level 2 (Plaza Level)
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

Alternatively, you can request for the prospectus to be mailed to you. The cost is S$7.00 + S$2.50(local postage cost) for local addresses and S$7.00 + overseas postage cost for overseas addresses. You can send in your requests to

Please make your cheques/drafts* payable to "Temasek Polytechnic" and send it together with your request to:

Corporate Communications
Temasek Polytechnic
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

* Foreign cheques/drafts drawn on overseas banks are not acceptable.

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