Foundation Diploma

The Foundation Diploma (FD) aims to prepare students for transition into higher education study, by equipping them with the fundamental skills, and knowledge needed to be successful in their chosen area of related disciplines.

FD offer as an initial qualification for students aiming to embarks on a career in one of a wide range of industries, and/or for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in a subject allied to Business, Infocomm Technology, Hospitality and Tourism industry.

Foundation Diploma

Key Facts

  • Duration: 6 months 
  • Intake dates: January, March, May, July, September, November (full-time); January, April, July, October (part-time)
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On campus   
  • Fees: SGD $3,500 (local students) / SGD $5,000 (international students)

The Foundation Diploma aims to provide students with: Creative, critical thinking, and computational thinking, study, writing, communication, and numeracy skills.  Students can make informed choice in selecting  from various specializations in Technology such as Information Technology (IT), Data Analytics, Busienss Intelligence and Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Information Security and Digital Forensics and IT, Business and Law, Banking and Finance, and Hospitality and Tourism Diploma, Advanced Diploma and/or Higher Diploma courses in LSBF Singapore.

FD aims to give students the best possible preparation to commence a career in one of a wide range of industries and prepare students for further study. Graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic underlying academic concepts and principles associated with the broader discipline of Business and Law, Technology, and Hospitality and Tourism.

The aims to provide students with:

  • The eligibility to progress into the Diploma programme.
  • An understanding of basic theories and concepts of the subject area, and the ability to communicate these accurately to a range of peers.
  • Gain skills that can be used in a wide range of situations and contexts.

Whilst the Foundation Diploma may be a first step towards obtaining the Diploma in a choice of interested discipline, holders of the Foundation Diploma will be equipped to enter employment in a role requiring some personal responsibility but within a mainly supervised context.

Upon successful completion of this Foundation Diploma programme, students should be able to:

  • Discover an area of interest in Business and Law, Technology, and Hospitality and Tourism providing students with an academic bridge into the higher education.
  • demonstrate effective inter-personal skills when working in groups or leading teams.
  • professionally communicate and present proposals, findings, and results.
  • possess the necessary personal qualities and technical skills to progress to higher level studies.

Lectures, Tutorial, Seminars, Workshops, Case study and Exercises , Group work project and presentations, Computer Exercise, Class Discussion

International Students: 90%
Local, PR, non-student pass: 75%

Assessment Profile
Online test: 50%
Assignment: 50%                                     

Student must achieve an overall passing grade.

Graduation and Awards

Students must take and satisfactorily complete six modules to be awarded the LSBF Foundation Diploma. All students must complete all modules. Students, who fail to complete all six modules, will be given only a Statement of Results.

1 : 40

  • 17 years old or above
  • Local students shall possess one of the following: At least two passes in GCE ‘O’ Level
  • International Students shall possess one of the following: Completion of Year 10 middle high school qualification or equivalent qualification from respective home countries

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement

Both local and international students MUST fulfil the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following:

  • Achieved grade D7 or better in English language in GCE O level.
  • Pass in English Language in Year 10 High School qualification or equivalent.
  • At least IELTS 5.5 for international students.
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Intermediate Level.
  • Successfully pass LSBF English Placement Test.
    • External Placement when they arrive in Singapore as a final placement marker, OR
    • Applicants who do not have any valid / certified English Language test as a guide
    • Dynamic Clarity for those students who wish to matriculate into a Degree/ Masters course

Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 10 in home country, etc.) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board.

Matured Entry: Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years work experience)

Description Minimum Recommended
Computer and processor 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core Intel Core i3 or equivalent 1.8 GHz, 2-core Intel Core i3 or equivalent
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Hard Disk

256 GB disk size

Display 1280 x 768 screen resolution (32-bit requires hardware acceleration for 4K and higher) N/A

An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless

Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in




The aim of this module is a unique integration of study and critical-thinking skills to help students succeed study and critical thinking skills in higher education. Furthermore, this module emphasizes the different types of thinking necessary in courses across the curriculum and helps students expand their critical-thinking skills into decision making, problem solving, creative thinking, and scientific thinking. It also provides suggestions for adapting these skills to courses in the Technology, Business and law, accounting and finance, hospitality, and tourism courses.

This course introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision making.

The aim of this module is to help students develop their communication skills, developing skills that will be useful for future studies.

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The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of management.

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and developments in information technology fundamentals. Learners will gain hands-on coding skills for practical business applications. No prior programming knowledge is required and serves as the first step in your data analytics, data science, and any business applications learning journey. This module will also teach you how to gain vital insights by evaluating data.

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