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Course Overview

This subject covers the common law and statutory principles governing the torts of negligence, trespass to persons, land and goods, defamation and nuisance and the respective defences and remedies provided under the law.





The aims of this subject are to provide students with the basic understanding of the substantives principles of the Law of Torts including a study of the various defences and remedies.

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

●      Introduction to the Law of Torts in Singapore

●      Negligence

●      Defences to negligence

●      Occupier's Liability

●      Vicarious Liability

●      Defamation

●      Trespass

●      Assault

●      Battery & False Imprisonment

●      Nuisance

●      General Defences

●      Remedies and Measure of Damages

●      Limitation of Liability



Modes of Assessment


Continuous assessment 30%

Examination 70%





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 Legal Executive Studies.


Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be advised


7.00pm - 10.00pm


Once a week

Course Fees

Fee Type Total Fees (w GST)
SME-employed Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$112.92
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$109.14
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$166.92
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1097.82
Others & Repeat Students S$1097.82

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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.