Diploma in Optometry (DOPT - S67)


Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC / IGCSE / GCSE holders and ITE graduates.

Applicants with severe physical impairment may encounter difficulties meeting the course requirements and expectations. Please refer to the Optometrists & Opticians Board (OOB) Professional Practice Code and Guidelines on “Fitness to Practice” for guidance. Interested applicants with any of these conditions are advised to contact Singapore Polytechnic for more information.

GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC / IGCSE / GCSE Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

i) English Language (as 1st Language)D7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)C6
iii) Any one of the following subjects
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Food & Nutrition / Nutrition & Food Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics / Engineering Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)

* Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to C / 1 to 6 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language.

SPM Grades A+ to C are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.

Note: IGCSE / GCSE Grades A to C is comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade D is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7.

(For those with new IGCSE / GCSE Grades 9 to 1, Grades 9 to 4 would be comparable to GCE 'O' levels Grades 1 to 6 and IGCSE / GCSE Grade 3 is comparable to GCE 'O' Grade 7).


The JAE ELR2B2  indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest and highest ranked students who were admitted to these courses in the JAE. These aggregate scores are meant as a reference for applicants applying to these courses, and do not constitute the admission scores for subsequent admissions exercises.

Nitec Qualification

Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.

Relevant Nitec

Working Adults Scheme

  • Working Adults (WA) who are Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) with at least two years of relevant work experience may apply through Polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (Poly EAE) or Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE).  Refer to EAE (WA) and DAE for more information.
  • Applicants who graduated with a diploma or degree from local polytechnic or autonomous university may be: 
    • granted exemption from modules not critical to practicing in their field (e.g., Common Core Modules, Elective Modules, Mathematics and/or Chemistry etc.) on case by case basis.
    • emplaced on a shortened internship programme with its duration distributed across 5 semesters such that the diploma programme can be completed within 2.5 years.

Note: Applicants accepted into the course under this scheme will not eligible for the Tuition Grant scheme and will be required to pay the full course fee.

International Qualifications

Students with international qualifications should refer to the Entry Criteria for International Qualifications.

Financial Matters

Find out more about course fees and financial assistance schemes

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