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Module Overview

Do you ever make decisions which lead to being unprepared for exams, overspending or overeating? This module equips students to make better decisions in everyday situations through behavioural insights. Students will gain an understanding of the decision making process and look at case studies where biases may lead them to making poor decisions and less optimal outcomes. Students will have hands-on practice in designing solutions to change behaviour, by making small changes to the environment which overcome biases. Students will also get a chance to visit locations around the campus to identify behavioural insights used.


This module will be conducted within a duration of 22.5 hours.

What You'll Learn

At the end of the module, students will be able to:


  1. Describe the process of decision making
  2. Identify and explain key biases in decision making
  3. Apply a framework for behavioural change by using decision making techniques such as nudges (small changes to the decision making environment) which lead to better outcomes


Assessment Components
Students will be assessed based on the following:


  1. Class Participation
  2. Test
  3. Learning Journey
  4. Project
  5. Project Presentation


Completion Criteria
Students are required to:


  • Fulfill at least 67% of the attendance and
  • Obtain a pass mark of at least 50% upon completion of the module.

Module Schedule & Registration

For details of the ApLM@Poly module runs and registration, please visit ApLM Portal.




Contact Details

ApLM@Poly is designed for MOE Secondary School students.

For module enquiries, please contact:

For general enquiries, please contact the overall coordinator:

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