ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES




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Calculation of Grade Points

                                                                                                                GCE Grade                  IGCSE                  Grade Point
                                                                                                                                        Grade/Marks
                                                                                                                     A* or A1                A*                       1 point
                                                                                                                       A2                        A                    2 point
                                                                                                                       B3                    75 – 79                  3 point
Candidates must fulfil requirements A, B, & C.                                                                         B4                    70 – 74                  4 point
                                                                                                                       C5                    65 – 69                  5 point
                                                                                                                       C6                    60 - 64                  6 point

    A       MINIMUM GENERAL REQUIREMENT
                                                          For TVET Qualifications                                           For Mature Applicants* and/ Brunei
For GCE ‘O’ Level
                                                                                                                            Government In-Service Scheme*
    Minimum FIVE (5) credits in GCE ‘O’                  ND (Level 4 NQF*) in related field with GPA
                                                                                                                            Diploma in related field with GPA ≥ 2.7 (based on a 4
     Level or its equivalent qualification                ≥ 2.0 (based on a 3 points system)                                points system)
     (excluding Bahasa Melayu*).
         At least a credit C6 in English                                            OR                                                                OR
           Language at GCE ‘O’ Level                      Diploma (Level 4 NQF*) in related field with                      TWO (2) credits in GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent
           Examination or a grade ‘B’ in                  GPA ≥ 2.7 (based on a 4 points system)                            qualification
           IGCSE English (as a Second
           Language) or an IELTS score of                                            OR                                                                OR
           6.0*
         At least a credit C6 in                         HNTec (Level 4 NQF*) in related field with                        Technical Qualifications / Training WITH TWO (2)
                                                                                                                            credits in GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent qualification
           Mathematics D or Additional                    GPA ≥ 2.7 (based on a 4 points system)
           Mathematics                                                                                                                                 AND
                                                                                      OR
         At least a credit C6 in THREE (3)
           other relevant subjects.                                                                                             FIVE (5) years working experience in relevant field
                                                          Other qualifications accredited by BDNAC*
    Obtained between 5 to 26 points.                     *NQF: National Qualification Framework
                                                                                                                            *Mature Applicants must have reached minimum age of 22
                                                                                                                            years and have left school for at least one year.
*A credit in Bahasa Melayu is required for the Brunei     *BDNAC: Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council          *For Brunei Government In-Service Scheme, application for
Government Scholarship.                                                                                                     departmental approval to study is the applicants’
*A higher IELTS score of 6.5 is required for the Brunei                                                                     responsibility.
Government Scholarship.


     B        MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR EACH PROGRAMME
             PASS THE INTERVIEW AND / OR ENTRANCE TEST CONDUCTED BY
     C       POLITEKNIK BRUNEI WHERE APPLICABLE.




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    Applicants must note that fulfilling the specific entry requirements does not guarantee entry into Politeknik Brunei’s
    programmes as admission to all programmes are competitive.
Diploma in Business Accounting &
Finance

Diploma in Business Studies

Diploma in Business Studies
(Entrepreneurship)
Diploma in Business Studies
(Human Resource Management)
Diploma in Business Studies
(Marketing)

DURATION: 3 YEARS
@ Ong Sum Ping Campus
SBS
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS                                 DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS                  STUDIES
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE                                DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS                  STUDIES
For GCE ‘O’ Level                                   (ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
                                                    DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS                  STUDIES (HUMAN RESOURCE
 Meet minimum general requirements
 At least a credit C6 in Principles of Accounts
                                                    MANAGEMENT)
 At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the        DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS                  STUDIES (MARKETING)
  following relevant subjects:
   Additional Mathematics                           For GCE ‘O’ Level                            For TVET Qualifications
   Business Studies                                                                              Relevant Business related courses
                                                     Meet minimum general requirements
   Biology                                                                                       that can be considered by the
   Chemistry                                         At least a credit C6 in any THREE (3) of
                                                      the following most relevant subjects:      school. Satisfy any test or any other
   Combined Science                                                                              requirements as per required by the
   Commerce                                            Additional Mathematics                    programme, if deemed necessary.
   Commercial Studies                                  Biology
   Computer Science                                    Business Studies
   Computer Studies                                    Chemistry
   English Literature                                  Combined Science
   Economics                                           Commerce
   Geography                                           Commercial Studies
   History                                             Computer Science
   Information and                                     Computer Studies
   Communication Technology (ICT)                      English Literature
   Mathematics D                                       Economics
   Physics                                             Geography
   Sociology                                           History
   Statistics                                          Information and
                                                       Communication Technology (ICT)
For TVET Qualifications
                                                       Mathematics D
Relevant Business related courses that can be          Physics
considered by the school. Satisfy any test or any      Principles of Accounts




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other requirements as per required by the              Sociology
programme, if deemed necessary.                        Statistics
Diploma in Digital Media
Diploma in IT Network
Diploma in Information Systems
Diploma in Library Informatics &
Computing
Diploma in Web Development


DURATION: 3 YEARS
@ Ong Sum Ping Campus
SICT
                                                           DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY INFORMATICS
DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL MEDIA
                                                           AND COMPUTING
For GCE ‘O’ Level                                          For GCE ‘O’ Level
 Meet minimum general requirements                         Meet minimum general requirements
 At least a credit C6 in any THREE (3) of the following    At least a credit C6 in any THREE (3) of the following
  relevant subjects:                                         relevant subjects:
    Additional Mathematics                                      Additional Mathematics
    Art                                                         Biology
    Art & Design                                                Business Studies
    Biology                                                     Chemistry
    Business Studies                                            Combined Science
    Chemistry                                                   Commerce
    Combined Science                                            Commercial Studies
    Commerce                                                    Computer Science
    Commercial Studies                                          Computer Studies
    Computer Science                                            Economics
    Computer Studies                                            English Literature
    Design and Technology                                       Geography
    English Literature                                          History
    Economics                                                   Information and
    Geography                                                   Communication Technology (ICT)
    Information and                                             Mathematics D
    Communication Technology (ICT)                              Physics
    Mathematics D                                               Sociology
    Physics                                                     Statistics
    Statistics                                                  Travel and Tourism

  For TVET Qualifications
  Relevant courses that can be considered by the school.   For TVET Qualifications
  Satisfy any test or any other requirements as per        Relevant courses that can be considered by the school. Satisfy
  required by the programme, if deemed necessary.          any test or any other requirements as per required by the
                                                           programme, if deemed necessary.




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SICT
    DIPLOMA IN IT NETWORK
    DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    DIPLOMA IN WEB DEVELOPMENT
For GCE ‘O’ Level
                                                                     For TVET Qualifications
 Meet minimum general requirements
                                                                     Relevant courses that can be considered by the school.
 At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following most       Satisfy any test or any other requirements as per
  relevant subjects:                                                 required by the programme, if deemed necessary.
        Computer Studies
        Computer Science
        Information and
        Communication Technology (ICT)
        Physics
        Biology
        Chemistry

    At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following relevant
     subjects:
        Additional Mathematics      Geography
        Biology                     Information and
        Business Studies            Communication Technology (ICT)
        Chemistry                   Mathematics D
        Combined Science            Physics
        Commerce                    Statistics
        Commercial Studies
        Computer Science
        Computer Studies
        Economics
        English Literature




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Diploma in Architecture
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
Diploma in Interior Design
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
Diploma in Science Technology
(Chemical Laboratory Technology)
Diploma in Telecommunications and
Systems Engineering


DURATION: 3 YEARS
@ Lumut Campus
SSE
DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE

For GCE ‘O’ Level                                                        Relevant TVET Courses include:
   Meet minimum general requirements                                    Animation and Multimedia Design
   Must produce a digital Portfolio                                     Building Services Engineering
   To sit and satisfy drawing test conducted by the school              Construction Engineering
   At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) or TWO (2) of the following   Design and Draughting
                                                                         Geomatics
    most relevant subjects:
                                                                         Graphic Design Technology
     Art
                                                                         Interactive and Multimedia Design
     Art and Design
                                                                         Interior Design
     Biology
                                                                         Multimedia Advertising and Broadcasting
     Chemistry
                                                                         Planning Development
     Design and Technology
     Fine Art
     Physics

   At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) or TWO (2) of the following
    relevant subjects:

     Additional Mathematics
     Art
     Art and Design
     Business Studies
     Combined Science
     Commerce
     Computer Science
     Computer Studies
     English Literature
     Fine Art
     Geography
     History




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     Mathematics D
     Principles of Account
SSE
                                                           DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL AND
DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING                               ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
                                                           For GCE ‘O’ Level
For GCE ‘O’ Level
                                                            Meet minimum general requirements
   Meet minimum general requirements                       Must PASS Color Blind Test conducted by relevant
   Must satisfy an interview conducted by the school        authority
   At least a credit C6 in Physics                         At least a credit C6 in Physics
   At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following    At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following
    relevant subjects:                                       relevant subjects:

      Combined Science (grade B4)                               Combined Science (grade B4)
      Mathematics D (grade B4)                                  Mathematics D (grade B4)
      Additional Mathematics                                    Additional Mathematics
      Biology                                                   Biology
      Chemistry                                                 Chemistry
      Computer Science                                          Computer Science
      Computer Studies                                          Computer Studies
      Design and Technology                                     Design and Technology
      English Literature                                        English Literature
      Geography                                                 Geography

                                                           Relevant TVET Courses include:
Relevant TVET Courses include:                             Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics)
Building Services Engineering                              Audio and Video Systems Engineering
Construction                                               Computer Networks Engineering
Construction Engineering                                   Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Geomatics                                                  Electronic and Communications Engineering
                                                           Electronic and Media Technology
                                                           Telecommunications Engineering




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SSE
DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN
For GCE ‘O’ Level                                                        Relevant TVET Courses include:

   Meet minimum general requirements                                    Animation and Multimedia Design
   Must produce a digital Portfolio                                     Building Services Engineering
   To sit and satisfy drawing test conducted by the school              Construction Engineering
                                                                         Design and Draughting
   At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) or TWO (2) of the following   Geomatics
    most relevant subjects:                                              Graphic Design Technology
                                                                         Interactive and Multimedia Design
     Art                                                                 Interior Design
     Art and Design                                                      Multimedia Advertising and Broadcasting
     Biology                                                             Planning Development
     Chemistry
     Design and Technology
     Fine Art
     Physics

   At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) or TWO (2) of the following
    relevant subjects:

     Additional Mathematics
     Art
     Art and Design
     Business Studies
     Combined Science
     Commerce
     Computer Science
     Computer Studies
     English Literature
     Fine Art
     Geography
     History
     Mathematics D




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     Principles of Account
SSE
DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL                                      DIPLOMA IN PETROLEUM
ENGINEERING                                                ENGINEERING
                                                           For GCE ‘O’ Level
For GCE ‘O’ Level
                                                            Meet minimum general requirements
   Meet minimum general requirements
                                                            Must satisfy an interview conducted by the school
   Must satisfy an interview conducted by the school
                                                            At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following
   At least a credit C6 in Physics
                                                             most relevant subjects:
   At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following       Physics
    relevant subjects:                                         Chemistry
      Combined Science (grade B4)                             At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following
      Mathematics D (grade B4)                                 relevant subjects:
      Additional Mathematics
      Biology                                                    Combined Science (grade B4)
      Chemistry                                                  Mathematics D (grade B4)
      Computer Science                                           Additional Mathematics
      Computer Studies                                           Biology
      Design and Technology                                      Chemistry
      English Literature                                         Computer Science
      Geography                                                  Computer Studies
                                                                 Design and Technology
Relevant TVET Courses include:                                   English Literature
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics)                      Geography
Automobile Engineering                                           Physics
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering                                     Relevant TVET Courses include:
Mechatronics Engineering                                   Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Plant Engineering                                          Completion Well Intervention Technician
                                                           Instrumentation and Control Engineering
                                                           Mechanical Engineering
                                                           Plant Engineering




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SSE
DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY                               DIPLOMA IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
(CHEMICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY)                            AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
For GCE ‘O’ Level                                           For GCE ‘O’ Level
 Meet minimum general requirements                            Meet minimum general requirements
 At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following      Must PASS Color Blind Test conducted by relevant
  most relevant subjects:                                       authority
   Biology                                                     At least a credit C6 in Physics
   Chemistry                                                   At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following
   Combined Science (grade B4)                                  relevant subjects:

   At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following           Combined Science (grade B4)
    relevant subjects:                                             Mathematics D (grade B4)
                                                                   Additional Mathematics
     Combined Science (grade B4)                                   Biology
     Mathematics D                                                 Chemistry
     Additional Mathematics                                        Computer Science
     Biology                                                       Computer Studies
     Chemistry                                                     Design and Technology
     Computer Science                                              English Literature
     Computer Studies                                              Geography
     Design and Technology
     English Literature                                     Relevant TVET Courses include:
     Food and Nutrition                                     Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics)
     Geography                                              Audio and Video Systems Engineering
     Physics                                                Computer Networks Engineering
                                                            Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Relevant TVET Courses include:                              Electronic and Communications Engineering
Agrotechnology                                              Electronic and Media Technology
Laboratory Science                                          Telecommunications Engineering
Pharmacy Technician




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Diploma in Health Sciences (Midwifery)
Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing)
Diploma in Health Sciences (Paramedic)


Diploma in Health Science (Dental Hygiene
and Therapy)


DURATION: 3 YEARS
@ PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Campus
SHS
DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCES (MIDWIFERY)
Open to FEMALE candidates only
Must PASS Medical Fitness Test                              For GCE ‘O’ Level

Candidates must be certified by a medical practitioner as    Meet minimum general requirements
fit to be accepted into the programme and not having         At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following most
any of the following medical/ physical conditions:            relevant subjects:
                                                                Combined Science (grade B4)
                                                                Biology
          HbsAg Positive or Hepatitis B Carrier                Chemistry
          Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome                  Physics
           or HIV positive
          Epilepsy                                            At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following relevant
          Active Tuberculosis                                  subjects:
          Psychiatric conditions                                 Additional Mathematics
          Blindness                                              Biology
                                                                  Chemistry
          Profound Deafness                                      Combined Science
          Other conditions as per medical                        Computer Science
           recommendations.                                       Computer Studies
                                                                  Design and Technology
                                                                  English Literature
Must CLEAR Criminal Record Screening
                                                                  Geography
Candidates must not have prior criminal records.                  Mathematics D
Candidates may also be required to obtain police                  Physics
clearance.
                                                            For TVET Qualifications
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec in
                                                            Nursing / Midwifery.


                                                            For Mature Applicants and Brunei Government In-Service




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                                                            Scheme
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec in
                                                            Nursing / Midwifery and working experience of NOT LESS than
                                                            TWO (2) years with recommendation from relevant authority.
SHS
DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCES (PARAMEDIC)
Open to candidates with PHYSICAL HEIGHT of at least 1.5m (5feet) only.
Must PASS Medical Fitness Test                              For GCE ‘O’ Level

Candidates must be certified by a medical practitioner as    Meet minimum general requirements
fit to be accepted into the programme and not having any     At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following most
of the following medical/ physical conditions:                relevant subjects:
                                                                Combined Science (grade B4)
         HbsAg Positive or Hepatitis B Carrier                 Biology
         Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or                Chemistry
          HIV positive                                          Physics
         Epilepsy
         Active Tuberculosis                                  At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following relevant
         Psychiatric conditions                                subjects:
         Blindness                                               Additional Mathematics
                                                                  Biology
         Profound Deafness                                       Chemistry
         Other    conditions    as   per   medical               Combined Science
          recommendations.                                        Computer Science
                                                                  Computer Studies
                                                                  Design and Technology
Must CLEAR Criminal Record Screening
                                                                  English Literature
Candidates must not have prior criminal records.                  Geography
Candidates may also be required to obtain police                  Mathematics D
clearance.                                                        Physics

                                                            For TVET Qualifications
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec
                                                            in Nursing / Midwifery.

                                                            For Mature Applicants and Brunei Government In-Service
                                                            Scheme




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                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec
                                                            in Nursing / Midwifery and working experience of NOT LESS than
                                                            TWO (2) years with recommendation from relevant authority.
SHS
DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCES (DENTAL HYGIENE AND THERAPY)
Open to LOCAL candidates ONLY. This programme is only offered ONCE in two years.
Must PASS Medical Fitness Test                              For GCE ‘O’ Level
Candidates must be certified by a medical practitioner as    Meet minimum general requirements
fit to be accepted into the programme and not having any     At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following most
of the following medical/ physical conditions:                relevant subjects:
                                                                Combined Science (grade B4)
         HbsAg Positive or Hepatitis B Carrier                 Biology
         Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or                Chemistry
          HIV positive                                          Physics
         Epilepsy
         Active Tuberculosis                                  At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following relevant
         Psychiatric conditions                                subjects:
         Blindness                                         
         Profound Deafness                                      Additional Mathematics
                                                                 Biology
         Other    conditions    as   per   medical
                                                                 Chemistry
          recommendations.
                                                                 Combined Science
                                                                 Computer Science
Must CLEAR Criminal Record Screening                             Computer Studies
                                                                 Design and Technology
Candidates must not have prior criminal records.                 English Literature
Candidates may also be required to obtain police                 Geography
clearance.                                                       Mathematics D
                                                                 Physics

                                                            For TVET Qualifications
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec
                                                            in Nursing / Midwifery.




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                                                            For Mature Applicants and Brunei Government In-Service
                                                            Scheme
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec
                                                            in Nursing / Midwifery and working experience of NOT LESS than
                                                            TWO (2) years with recommendation from relevant authority.
SHS
DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCES (NURSING)

Must PASS Medical Fitness Test                              For GCE ‘O’ Level

Candidates must be certified by a medical practitioner as    Meet minimum general requirements
fit to be accepted into the programme and not having any     At least a credit C6 in either ONE (1) of the following most
of the following medical/ physical conditions:                relevant subjects:
                                                                Combined Science (grade B4)
         HbsAg Positive or Hepatitis B Carrier                 Biology
         Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or                Chemistry
          HIV positive                                          Physics
         Epilepsy
         Active Tuberculosis                                  At least a credit C6 in any TWO (2) of the following relevant
         Psychiatric conditions                                subjects:
         Blindness                                         
                                                                 Additional Mathematics
         Profound Deafness
                                                                 Biology
         Other    conditions    as   per   medical              Chemistry
          recommendations.                                       Combined Science
                                                                 Computer Science
Must CLEAR Criminal Record Screening                             Computer Studies
                                                                 Design and Technology
Candidates must not have prior criminal records.                 English Literature
Candidates may also be required to obtain police                 Geography
clearance.                                                       Mathematics D
                                                                 Physics

                                                            For TVET Qualifications
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec
                                                            in Nursing / Midwifery.


                                                            For Mature Applicants and Brunei Government In-Service




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                                                            Scheme
                                                            Must possess a recognised Certificate for Assistant Nurse or NTec
                                                            in Nursing / Midwifery and working experience of NOT LESS than
                                                            TWO (2) years with recommendation from relevant authority.
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