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Course Overview

Many polytechnic diploma holders who pursue university degrees in Engineering or Science often find university Mathematics challenging. The University Preparatory Programme (UPP) in Mathematics was designed to ease these students into university Mathematics. However, if you have little or no background in Calculus, or wish to have a refresher course, this Foundation Mathematics course will strengthen your foundation for the UPP in Mathematics. This course will focus on the following Mathematics topics: Algebra, Functions, Matrices, Trigonometry, Differentiation and Integration.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have passed GCE O-Level Mathematics (Syllabus 4016).

What You'll Learn

  • Algebraic Techniques in Solving Polynomial, Exponential, and Logarithmic Equations
  • Introduction to Functions and Graphs
  • Introduction to Matrices
  • Introduction to Trigonometric Functions and Equations
  • Calculus of Single-variable Functions


On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Solve polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations;
  • Identify the domain, range, and graph of elementary functions;
  • Calculate the composition and inverse of functions;
  • Calculate the addition, multiplication, and inverse of matrices;
  • Identify trigonometric functions and graphs;
  • Solve trigonometric equations;
  • Calculate derivatives of a function;
  • Calculate integrals.





Participants who meet the 75% minimum attendance and passed the assessment will be awarded a Certificate in Foundation Mathematics.


Participants who meet the 75% minimum attendance but did not pass the assessment will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

11 September to 12 October 2023

Sunday, 6 August 2023

Due to overwhelming demand, late applications will not be considered.

48 Hours

7pm to 10pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with additional lesson on Friday, 15 September 2023

Classroom-based learning at Temasek Polytechnic

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Course Fees

Fees Type Course Fees per Module
(w GST) 
Singapore Citizens
For Public S$422.10
For TP Alumni (after 10% discount) S$379.89
For current full-time TP student*
(co-fund by TP, only for the first attempt)
Non-Singapore Citizens
For Public S$426.05
For TP Alumni (after 10% discount) S$383.44
For current full-time TP student*
(co-fund by TP, only for the first attempt)

* Current full-time TP student refers to pre-employment training (PET) student of Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

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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 4

    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.