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Polytechnic Foundation Programme

The PFP curriculum consists of five common subjects and two domain cluster subjects each semester. PFP students go through a modular credit system, where credit units are awarded for every subject they complete.

The PFP curriculum follows Temasek Polytechnic’s academic calendar, which runs in two semesters. Lessons are conducted in small groups.

The following tables reflect the course structure for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in the individual schools. Click here to download this information from our PFP Brochure.

Semester One:

Common Subjects Language & Communication 1
Research & Reasoning 1
Mathematics & Logical Thinking 1
Personal Development & Effectiveness 1
Fitness & Wellness 1
Schools Applied Science Business Design Engineering Humanities & Social Sciences Informatics & IT
Domain Cluster Subjects Living Chemistry 1 Understanding Customers Understanding Design Engineering Science 1 Basic Principles & Applications in Psychology Introduction to Computer Science
Living Biology 1 Understanding Business Environment Colour Appreciation Prototyping Sociological Perspectives Professional IT Skills

Semester Two:

Common Subjects Language & Communication 2
Research & Reasoning 2
Mathematics & Logical Thinking 2
Personal Development & Effectiveness 2
Fitness & Wellness 2
Schools Applied Science Business Design Engineering Humanities & Social Sciences Informatics & IT
Domain Cluster Subjects Living Chemistry 2 Business Management with Technology Visual Storytelling Engineering Science 2 Fundamentals of Lifespan Development Logic & Algorithm
Living Biology 2 Financial Aspects of Business Understanding Form Computing & Programming Introduction to Group Facilitation Social Media & IT Trends