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Course Overview

The University Preparatory Programme (UPP) aims to help polytechnic graduates or current students to strengthen their foundation in Mathematics, so as to prepare them for university.

Who Should Attend

This UPP is ideal for TP current students or graduates who intend to pursue higher education at university, especially degree courses in Engineering, IT, or Applied Science.

What You'll Learn

The UPP consists of 4 different courses:


1. University Preparatory Programme English


2. University Preparatory Programme Foundation Mathematics


3. University Preparatory Programme Mathematics (Exemption Available!)


4. University Preparatory Programme - Physics



UPP Foundation Mathematics is a pre-requisite module to the UPP Mathematics for polytechnic graduates/students without prior Calculus or Engineering Mathematics knowledge. In particular, this module is useful for graduates/students from the School of IIT, HSS, DES, BUS, and ASC (except Diploma in Chemical Engineering). It also serves as a refresher course for graduates from the School of Engineering who need to revise their Mathematics skill at polytechnic level before they start the UPP Mathematics module.





Participants who have met the 75% attendance requirement and have successfully completed and obtained a pass grade in a module will be awarded Certificate in University Preparatory [name of module]”.


Participants who have met the 75% attendance requirement but did not sit for the examination or failed the module will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

September - October, and March - April

For application, please visit the relevant pages.

48 Hours


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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.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109

    21 Tampines Avenue 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.