Diploma in Mass Communication

MQA CODE: R/321/4/0070 (FA 2761)

About The Programme

Students in Diploma in Mass Communication, learn to become professionals who are able to apply media and communication knowledge and practical skills in various media-related industries such as journalism, public relations, advertising and broadcasting.

The programme includes modules that train students to master essential skills such as handling radio and television equipment. They will also get involved in content production processes such as directing, scripting and video editing. In mastering these skills, our students are open to a wide range of roles in radio, TV, and other media platforms.

Our Diploma in Mass Communication takes into account the latest trends and growing technology in the global communications industry and reflects these in the modules taught to the students. Students will be taught subjects such as journalism, online journalism, visual communication and scriptwring among others

This programme also allows students to meet the evolving demands of the industry. By helping the students build a solid foundation in mass communication theories and how to critically examine the function of mass communication in the society, students who graduate from the Diploma in Mass Communication at Kolej MDIS Malaysia are equipped to be effective media practitioners, competent leaders, and creative specialist.

PLO1

Able to acquire and apply knowledge of media and communications in media related industries.                                                                              

PLO2

Able to conduct media and communications research and identify solutions for the decisions to be taken in the various communications specialisation.

PLO3

Able to demonstrate practical skills in media and communications related fields such as journalism, public relations, broadcasting, and advertising.  

PLO4

Able to project interpersonal skills in both written and oral forms.    

PLO5

Able to communicate effectively and express social skills in a team environment.              

PLO6

Able to demonstrate the ability of using hardware and software related to journalism, advertising, broadcasting, public relation and, etc.        

PLO7

Able to analyse and generate numerical diagrams in scientific research in the field of media and communications.              

PLO8

Able to initiate effort to address concerns on the social, cultural and global issues, and be responsible towards environment issues facing media practitioners in their areas of professional activity.                           

PLO9

Able to develop various soft skills to cater the industrial demands in media and communications related fields and to prepare for lifelong learning.      

PLO10

Able to self-motivate and enhance entrepreneurship skills for career development.             

PLO11

Able to understand and commit professionally, ethically, and with humane responsibility in line with media ethics.                                                                                                                                 

College Core
  1. Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students) or Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (Local Students)
  2. Bahasa Kebangsaan A* or Leadership
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Community Service
  5. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  6. Principles of Information Technology
  7. Rethinking the Malaysian Context
*For local students who do not have a credit for Bahasa Melayu at the SPM/UEC level
Common Core
  1. Globalisation, Media and Culture
  2. Introduction to Mass Communication
  3. Introduction to New Media
  4. Media Ethics and Law
  5. Media Studies
  6. Mobile Video Production
Programme Core
  1. Advertising Campaign
  2. Introduction to Journalism
  3. Introduction to Online Journalism
  4. Introduction to Scriptwriting
  5. Introduction to Visual Communication
  6. Media and Communication Research
  7. Techniques of Professional Speaking and Writing
  8. News Writing and Reporting
  9. Principles of Advertising
  10. Principles of Public Relations
  11. Public Relations Campaign
  12. Structure and Practice of Print Media
  13. Media Project
Programme Elective
  1. Digital Storyboarding
  2. Internet of Things
  3. Introduction to Event Management
  4. New Media and Emerging Technologies
Free Elective
Industrial Training
1A pass in SPM or its equivalent with at least credit in 3 subjects including English; OR
2A pass in STPM or its equivalent with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in any subject, and credit in English at SPM level or its equivalent; OR
3A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with at least Grade Maqbul and credit in English at SPM level or its equivalent; OR
4A pass in SKM Level 3 and a pass in SPM with credit in English; OR
5A pass in certificate (Level 3, MQF) or its equivalent and a pass in SPM with credit in English; OR
6A pass in Certificate in Media and Communication (Level 3, MQF) or its equivalent and with at least CGPA 2.00; OR
7A pass in UEC with at least Grade B in any 3 subjects including English; OR
8Other related equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia.

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  • Script Writer/Screenwriter
  • Video/Film Producer
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist/Reporter (Broadcast/Print Media)
  • Online Content Provider
  • Public Relations Officer/Exec
  • Art/Graphic Designer
  • Cameraman
  • Audio/Visual Producer/Technician
  • Photographer
  • News Reader/Anchor

Singapore’s Premier Higher Education Institution In Malaysia

Established in 2014, Kolej MDIS Malaysia is the second overseas campus of Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) after Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

A Truly Global Student Community

Students of the various MDIS campuses from Singapore, Uzbekistan and Malaysia have the opportunity to take part in transnational education. With the increasing globalisation of economies worldwide, this gives students a comprehensive global perspective.

Emphasis On Quality Education

The success of Kolej MDIS Malaysia graduates is attributed to the college’s strong commitment to high standards of quality education. Our home grown programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) whereas our British 3+0 programmes are accredited both by the MQA and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of the UK. Our programmes are delivered by highly qualified lecturers as well as lecturers with relevant industry experience.

Industry-focused Programme

Our programmes strongly emphasise on preparing knowledgeable, skillful and competent potential work-force according to the latest demands of industries and individual interest. Hence, we offer Homegrown Programmes such as:

  • Business Management
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Tourism Management
  • Mass Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media
  • English Language

We also partner with recognised university such as Bangor University UK to provide our students the study pathways for their degree programmes.

Vibrant Campus Life Experience

Students will have numerous opportunities to engage in various curricular activities in the college through activities and programmes organised by the Student Representative Council and clubs such as:

  • Student Volunteer Society (SVS)
  • Photography Club
  • Art and Music Club
  • Sport Club

Kolej MDIS Facilities

  • MDIS Hostel
  • Wifi
  • Library (Resource Hub)
  • Dance Studio
  • Auditoriums
  • Sport Complex (By Educity)
  • Lecture Hall
  • Computer Lab

View or download the eBrochure

Semester 2 Credits Number
Relational Communication 4 ESTU 768
Public Relations Campaigns 4 ESTU 432
Rhetoric of Social Movements 2 ESTU 873
Semester 3 Credits Number
Rhetoric & the Public Sphere 4 ESTU 203
Communication & Everyday Life 2 ESTU 340
Critical & Rhetorical Methods 4 ESTU 657
Semester 4 Credits Number
Relational Communication 4 ESTU 768
Public Relations Campaigns 4 ESTU 432
Rhetoric of Social Movements 2 ESTU 873
Total for the entire period of study 40

Programme Objectives

The Bangor Business School aims to build on our long-established expertise in the area of postgraduate training in banking and finance by offering a one-year MBA Banking and Finance, which aims to develop participants’ academic and managerial skills in these areas. An important objective is to provide relevant analytical training to familiarise participants with the latest strategic, managerial and industrial developments in the financial services industry.

The MBA in Banking and Finance course provides a coherent analytical framework for the study of banking and financial developments from a management perspective. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the application of contemporary, financial, managerial and strategic developments that affect realworld decision-making in the global financial industry.

We recognise that a thorough understanding of recent developments in banking and financial firm strategies, financial management, risk management, international financial markets, marketing strategies and performance evaluation are essential requirements for all those involved in financial sector activities.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Exemptions
Students who have completed the MBA in Banking and Finance will get CIMA exemptions.

Why Bangor University

Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.

Awarded GOLD rating for Teaching Excellence – TEF 2017
Top 20 UK University for Teaching Quality – The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2019
Ranked 147th in the world for International Outlook – THE World University Ranking 2019
Top 50 UK University – QS World University Ranking 2019
93% of Bangor graduates progressed to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation – DLHE Survey 2016/17
Bangor Business School at Bangor University is a leading teaching and research focused business school offering a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level. We have been described as ‘The School that means Business’ and as a ‘Centre of Specialised Excellence’.

Students worldwide are attracted to Bangor Business School by our reputation for high quality and expertise, particularly in the area of Banking and Financial Services, in which Bangor is a leading European centre and home to one of the largest PhD schools of any business school in the UK. Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading journals and their books published to a worldwide audience. In recent years, staff have conducted high level consultancy work including major policy studies for many leading organisations like the European Commission, The World Bank and the UK Treasury.

All this has contributed to the School being ranked as one of the top 50 in the world for research in the field of banking (RePEc 2019).

The RePEc survey considers research and publications by banks, economists and other monetary organisations, as well as universities such as Bangor. In this latest ranking table, the biliographical data, citations and popularity data of 1,410 institutions were analysed.

Award

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Master of Business Administration in Banking & Finance from Bangor University, UK,

Hear from our Students / Graduates

At age 30, after working for 7 years as a quality/regulatory analyst, I decided to further my education by pursuing an MBA in the field of Banking & Finance from MDIS, in collaboration with Bangor University. At MDIS, I got a chance to learn from some extremely knowledgeable lecturers who are highly experienced in their respectively fields. I truly believe that hard work and a positive attitude make dreams come true as they did for me, when I bagged the Gold Award for being the Top Student of the Year.

As an international student, MDIS proved to be the right choice for me as it provided the platform for me to learn and understand the International Financial Markets. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that I am currently working as a Financial Services Consultant at AIA Singapore, which was a result of the knowledge and exposure I gained from studying at MDIS.

I highly recommend MDIS to those who desire to learn and succeed in their careers, provided that they stay committed and passionate towards achieving their professional dreams.

Amal Kashyap
MDIS Graduate (2019)

Organisations and People (15 Credits)

Investment Strategy & Portfolio Management (15 Credits)

International Strategic Management (15 Credits)

Management Research (15 Credits)

Bank Financial Management (15 Credits)

International Banking (15 Credits)

Merger and Acquisition (15 Credits)

International Financial Management (15 Credits)

Applied Business Projects (60 credits)

  • Business Planning
  • E-Business and Value Chain
  • International Business
  • Issues in Financial Stability

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration Commencement Completion
12 Months March 2021 February 2022
 July 2021 June 2022
 November 2021 October 2022

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time S$23,540.00 S$700.00 – S$1,700.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following:

At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher

OR

Overseas degree level qualification and grade

OR

MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance

OR

Mature Candidates of minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

TOEFL internet based test (IBT) 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 18)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

Cambridge English Test Advanced – 169 (no element below 162)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Equivalent

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

Organisation Contact Number Website
 TCC Limited +65 6319 3700  http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank 1800 111 1111 http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank 1800 629 2265 http://www.maybank2u.com.sg


0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
 Standard Chartered Bank 1800 747 7000 http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank 1800 968 2265 http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB 1800 226 6121 http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC 1800 363 3333 http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS 1800 111 1111 http://www.dbs.com
 POSB 1800 339 6666 http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China 1800 669 5566 http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration Commencement Completion
12 Months March 2021 February 2022
 July 2021 June 2022
 November 2021 October 2022

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
Full-time (12 Months) S$25,145.00S$3,000.00 – S$4,400.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following:

At least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or higher

OR

Overseas degree level qualification and grade

OR

MDIS Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance

OR

Mature Candidates of minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

TOEFL internet based test (IBT) 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 18)

OR

Pearson PTE 56 (no element lower than 51)

OR

Cambridge English Test Advanced – 169 (no element below 162)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR 

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

Equivalent

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant’s passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document’s date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant’s Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant’s Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent’s occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Kolej MDIS Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan, Kota IImu,
79200 Iskandar Puteri,
Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia.

Local and International Students

FAQs

1. What is mass communication?

We live in an information era, with more ways to access and consume data than ever before. A diploma in mass communication will teach you how to distribute information through a number of methods. It entails learning how to successfully disseminate news, entertainment, branding, knowledge, and guidance through various communication channels such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, advertisements, and the internet.

2. What are the various fields of mass communication?

The main fields involved in mass communication are advertising, broadcasting, journalism and public relations. Advertising is a method of communicating with consumers on a product or service by defining the target demographic and reaching out to them with a well-designed ad campaign. Broadcasting is a type of communication that employs video and audio content across several platforms. Journalism focuses on collecting and distributing information to the general public via newspapers, magazines, websites or TV. Public relations refers to the strategic communication between an organization and the public and usually involves cultivating a positive reputation for the organization or individual.

3. What can I do after graduating from a diploma in mass communication?

A diploma in mass communication provides the framework for students to understand the foundations and key concepts of mass media. The knowledge and skills that are learned can be applied to any communication path taken by students. Students looking to pursue work in a conventional media field such as advertising, public relations, or journalism would be able to apply what they have learned to a variety of jobs. As a student is exposed to a variety of areas through the mass communication diploma, they have the flexibility to utilize their skills and knowledge in many industries. Other fields that students can work in include human resources, writing and publishing, event planning, and sales.

4. What are the skills gained from a diploma in mass communication?

Aside from the technical skills and knowledge on how to navigate the mass media, students will also be able to learn valuable lessons in how to work collaboratively and independently as required. Students will also become global thinkers who have a good grasp on social issues and the adaptability to navigate through any circumstances. Students develop the skills to multitask and work on multiple components at the same time. Last but not least, students gain confidence and versatility to take on spontaneous tasks.

Programmes

How to Apply

Fill in the Online Application Form and submit with the required documents.

Your application is being processed and verified with all your supporting documents.

If your application is successful, we will issue an Offer Letter to you and email it to you within 5 working days. 

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