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Course Overview

Many polytechnic diploma holders who pursue university degrees in Engineering or Science often find university Physics very challenging. The University Preparatory Programme (UPP) in Physics course is designed to prepare polytechnic graduates for university-level Physics. It will discuss topics in ‘A’-level Physics such as kinematics, dynamics, Force and Torques, Momentum, thermodynamics and electromagnetics.

Entry Requirements

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

  • Vectors: Vector resolution and Vector Algebra
  • Kinematics: Kinematics equations, force and torque and equilibrium of rigid bodies
  • Dynamics: Newton’s laws of motion, impulse & momentum
  • Work, Energy and Power: Principle of conservation of energy, Kinetic and Potential Energy, Work done and Power
  • First Law of thermodynamics: the kinetic theory of gases and ideal gas laws
  • Electromagnetics: Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law, electric field and electric potential, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s Law, induced electric fields and eddy currents 
  • Circuits: Ohm’s law, DC Circuits and AC Circuits.





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

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

17 April to 18 August 2023

24 February 2023

Tuesday & Thursday
6.30pm – 8.30pm

Application for TP Full Time Student Application For TP Alumni And Public

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.