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Dimensions International College: Is it Good? A Complete Review

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If you’re uncertain about enrolling in Dimensions International College, then you might want to consider reading this complete review. Here, I’ve laid out everything you need to know to determine if you’re choosing the right college for you. Without further ado, let’s begin!

 

1. Background

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Before diving into details, here’s a brief background about Dimensions International College.

Formerly known as Dimensions Commercial School, Dimensions International College strives to fulfil the goal of giving people from around the world access to well-rounded and best-quality education. With this in mind, the international college embraces cultural diversity and provides a wide range of programmes at different levels.

Partnerships

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To have an extensive variety of high-quality courses for its students, the school partnered with reputable universities in the UK. Not only that, but they also achieved accreditation and registration from several accrediting bodies and education providers. Here is a list of institutions that Dimensions entered a partnership with (including some of the diplomas, Honours degrees, and other programmes that they offer):

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
    • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting
  • Chartered Institute of Credit Management
    • Level 3 Diploma in Credit Management
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
    • Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing
    • Master of Business Administration (one of the cheapest MBAs in Singapore, by the way!)
  • Liverpool John Moores University
    • Master of Science Digital Marketing
  • University of Strathclyde
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • University of Derby
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Top-up)
  • Glyndwr University
    • BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Top-Up Degree)
  • University of Roehampton
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Bioscience (Top-Up)

Awards and Accreditation

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Since 1980, the institution has received numerous accolades for its service in teaching and delivering a top-quality learning experience. To give an example, the school has been receiving the certificate of accreditation as a “Premier College” from the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) several times since 2008. This, along with the other prestigious awards they have garnered over the years, testify to their success and expertise in the education field.

If you want to check out all the awards and accreditation of Dimensions International College, then visit this page.

You also might be interested to know that Dimensions landed a spot in our list of Top 9 Private Universities in Singapore. If so, then click here to check it out!

 

2. Location

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Dimensions International College has three full-fledged campuses in Singapore: the Main Campus at Lowland Road, Bukit Timah Campus at Jalan Seh Chuan, and City Campus at River Valley Road.

Campuses, Facilities, and Amenities

All of the campuses of Dimensions includes a parking area, a laboratory, a cafeteria, and an adequate number of classrooms to ensure a pleasant learning environment for its students. You’ll see more information about the campuses below.

Main Campus

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Firstly, the main campus is situated at 58 Lowland Road, which is a 5-minute walk to the Kovan MRT Station. Also, to add to its convenience, its parking area is sufficient to accommodate several vehicles. What’s more, the campus creates a sense of connection with nature and a serene environment with its expansive garden terrace and outdoor furniture.

If you want to see the details of the capacity of each room at the main campus, then go to this link.

Bukit Timah Campus

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Secondly, the Bukit Timah Campus, which was acquired in March 2009, is located in 2 Jalan Seh Chuan, Singapore. It is strategically situated near the Beauty World MRT Station for the convenience of students and teachers. To add to that, the campus is close to a lot of food places to dine at, so the Dimensions community has more options aside from the available food inside the campus.

Click the link to see the details of the capacity of each room at the campus at Bukit Timah.

City Campus

dimensions-bukit-timahLastly, the city campus is situated at 277 River Valley Road, Singapore. For students to have a peaceful learning environment, they strategically placed the campus where no buzzing city traffic can be heard to disturb them. To add to its convenience, it is only a 10-minute walk from the popular shopping belt in Singapore, where public transportation services can be accessed. The city campus has a total of 27 classrooms and includes a laboratory, a library, and a bar and restaurant training facility to aid the students in preparing for real-life work scenarios.

Click the link to see the details of the capacity of each room at the Bukit Timah campus.

To see more details on how to get to each location of the colleges, go to this webpage. Also, if you want to see the facilities and amenities of the campuses, then click here.

Student Accommodation

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For students around the world who are interested in studying in Singapore, they can fully experience student life at international colleges such as Dimensions by renting a property or room near the campus. If the student is willing to share with others such as their friends, it is ideal to rent a property. On the other hand, if the student is okay with a place where families and people already live, they can opt for room rentals and occupy a spare room available.

The school has laid out a perspective of living in Singapore on this page where one can be familiarized with things such as the education system, language, living expenses, and more that students should expect in the country.

See the websites below to check for accommodation near the institution:

  • https://www.student.com/sg/singapore/u/dimensions-international-college
  • https://www.anyplace.com/student-housing/singapore/singapore

 

3. Programmes

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Dimensions International College offers courses at different levels and subject areas. In particular, they are teaching students in the following disciplines: arts, business, design, hospitality, psychology, languages, tourism, accounting, research, safety, and health and life sciences. The programme levels available include undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, certificates, foundation courses, as well as preparatory courses to help students ace challenging exams.

To search for the specific courses available at Dimensions, go here.

 

4. Duration

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The time it will take for you to graduate depends on the nature of the course and the study mode that you will choose (part-time or full-time). Here’s a quick overview of the duration of the programmes according to level:

  • preparatory course: 3-12 months
  • certificate course: 6-12 months
  • diploma course: ranging from 3-24 months, depending on the study mode and the level or type of diploma (foundation diploma, advanced diploma, postgraduate diploma, etc.)
  • bachelor’s degree: 12-36 months
  • master’s degree: 12-24 months

 

5. Entry Requirements at Dimensions

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Upon checking the entry requirements of all the courses they offer, I can say that most of them only require a certain academic level and English proficiency level to enrol in Dimensions.

Although, some programmes have an age requirement for students to meet. For instance, some of the master’s degrees require you to be 21 years old to qualify. Likewise, other programmes such as certificates and preparatory courses also have an age requirement.

Other courses have slightly different requirements. For example, for the Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Mandarin), you will need to be proficient in the Chinese language. For the graphic design degree, you will have to submit a portfolio of design work along with fulfilling the academic level and English proficiency requirements.

You may go to the school’s webpage to search for the course you’re interested in and check its requirements in detail.

 

6. Fees

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In this part, I have checked the course fees of all the programmes to give you an idea of how much you will need to spend on a programme at Dimensions. Here is an overview of the fees per programme level:

  • preparatory course: S$ 4-27k
  • certificate course: S$ 6-12k
  • diploma course: S$ 5-47k
  • bachelor’s degree: S$ 14-34k
  • master’s degree: S$ 21-40k

Note that the fees depend on factors such as study mode or the level/type of diploma that you choose. If you want to see the full fees breakdown of your course of interest, then click the name of the course found on this page.

Did you know that a few of the part-time diplomas offered by Dimensions are the cheapest in Singapore? Check out this blog post to know more!

 

So there you have it—a complete review of Dimensions International College. If you think this school is a good fit for pursuing your higher education, then great! Let us know in the comments and feel free to share this with others as well!

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