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Course Overview

This subject covers the concepts and operating principles of the main hardware components of a computer system. It will also provide students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the merits of different contemporary operating systems. This subject enables students to understand how the interface between users and computer systems is achieved through hardware components, system utilities and programs. Topics covered include architecture and hardware components of a computer system, the basics of operating systems, the functions and goals of the main managers of operating systems as well as the design underlying some of the operating systems in practice.





This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement a computer system in an organisation through an understanding of what comprises computers and operating systems.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

1. Computer System Concepts & Interconnections

2. Operating Systems Fundamentals

3. Desktop Operating Systems In Practice

4. Server Operating Systems In Practice



Modes of Assessment


100% coursework


1. Class Test

A class test will be used to assess students’ understanding of computer systems and operating systems concepts and theoretical knowledge. Students are expected to provide solutions to a number of structured questions.


2. Practical Test

A practical test will be used to assess students’ hands-on skills in real-life computer usage scenarios.


3. Project

A group project will be used to assess students’ application of knowledge and understanding to integrate the computer hardware, software and operating systems and design a complete IT solution for an organisation. The project will be delivered in a form of a presentation and demonstration.





Upon successful completion of the modular unit, students will be awarded a Statement of Result, which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Infocomm and Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support).

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be confirmed


7.00pm - 10.00pm


Once a week 

Course Fees

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$112.92
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$166.92
Singapore Permanent Residents  S$1,097.82
Others & Repeat Students S$1,097.82

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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