Jointly developed and delivered by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP), this 18-month work-study programme will allow participants to deepen their skills at the workplace while taking up Skills-based Modular Courses (SBMC) from Bachelor of Science in Facilities and Events Management. 

 This ELP is an added pathway for individuals who wish to further their education in a related field of study in facilities and events management, as they may receive credit recognition for the undergraduate part-time degree programme.

Target Participants

This ELP is for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of graduation from the polytechnics or Operational Ready Date for National Servicemen from relevant full-time courses of study, who wish to pursue a career in the real estate, facilities and/ or events management industry. 

Please see ‘Eligibility Criteria’ for more information. 

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the ELP, graduates can look forward to role expansion in their work scope. They can also have the option to complete the remaining modules to obtain the part-time Bachelor of Science in Facilities and Events Management programme at SUSS. Please see ‘Course Structure’ for more information.

Please see ‘Course Structure’ for more information.

Course Details

Course Commencement 

1st Intake: 24 July 2017

2nd Intake: January 2018

Course Duration

Participants will undergo an 18-month structured training programme, including facilitated learning by SUSS and on-job-training (OJT) with the participating companies.

Application Period

July 2017: 24 May 2017 to 31 May 2017

January 2018: 24 May 2017 to 31 October 2017

Course Structure

SUSS-TP Joint ELP in Business and Service participants are required to complete a total of 45 Credit Units or 9 SBMC curated from SUSS’s Bachelor of Science in Facilities and Events Management programme over 3 semesters.  Three SBMCs must be completed in 1 semester, i.e. 6 months.  Participants must complete the course within 18 months.

Semester 1 (Date : Mid Jul 17 to Mid Dec 17)


Skills-Based Modular Courses




Participants with FSM certification from SCDF can be exempted from FEM111 Fire Safety Management Course

Semester 2 (Date : Mid Jan 18 to Mid June 18)


Skills-Based Modular Courses



Semester 3 (Date : Mid July 18 to Mid Dec 18)


Skills-Based Modular Courses




^Each SBMC will be delivered in 18 hours (9-hour facilitated learning and 9-hour e-learning). 

^^Each SBMC will be delivered in 18 hours (facilitated learning)


Upon successful completion of each SBMC, participants will be awarded the university’s course certificate. A certificate of completion conferred jointly by TP and SUSS will be issued upon meeting the requirement of passing all 9 modules within 18 months (ie. within 3 consecutive semesters).

Progression and Credit Recognition

Participants who successfully complete the ELP are eligible for credit recognition of up to 45 credit units for the SBMCs they have passed and up to another 5 credit units for workplace learning which can be used for the relevant part-time undergraduate degree programme in SUSS.  Participants who wish to apply for admission and credit recognition to the relevant SUSS part-time undergraduate degree programme may do so directly with SUSS after the completion of the ELP.

Modes of Assessment

The courses in this programme are either written examination or End-of-Course Assessment based, incorporating both formative and summative assessments. The assessment framework will include a range of coursework assignments, pre-class quizzes and end-of-semester examinations.

Eligibility Criteria

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from polytechnics or the Operational Ready date for National Servicemen, from the following full-time programmes are eligible to apply.

Fresh diplomas graduates* in the following discipline will be eligible to apply for this ELP.

Feeder Programmes


  • Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (NP)
  • Diploma in Integrated Events Management (RP)
  • Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management (SP)
  • Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management (SP)
  • Diploma in Integrated Facility Management (TP)
  • Diploma in Leisure & Events Management (TP)
  • Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability (TP)
  • Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering (TP)
  • Diploma in Clean Energy (TP)
  • Other relevant programmes 

*Sign-on incentive is only eligible for Singapore Citizens who are fresh graduates hired by participating companies and officially commenced on the ELP within 3 years of graduation. For male participants who need to complete National Service (NS), the 3-year period will start from their Operationally Ready Date (ORD). 

Apply Now

Please submit your application through the link below.

Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 

1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Colour-scanned, front & back of NRIC (filename: NRIC-YourName.pdf)
3. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
4. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
5. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)

Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired and placed on the ELP by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the ELP Courses.


Companies who are interested to find out how this ELP can support your organisation’s talent development plan may contact the following personnel for more information:

Vincent Ng Lim Seng | 6780 6290 | limseng@tp.edu.sg

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.