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Course Overview

This course will enhance your competitiveness in today’s ever-changing digitalised and interconnected world through a digitally transformative and broad-based holistic curriculum which is aligned with skills competencies and knowledge across various sectorial Skills Frameworks. You will attain a firm foundation in business, an international business outlook, cutting-edge digital skills and an entrepreneurial mind-set. Deepening of knowledge and skills will be acquired through the choice of one of four elective clusters: Banking & Finance, Digital Business Innovation, Human Resource Management with Psychology and International Business & Entrepreneurship. You will gain hands-on learning through real-life industry projects and internship during your course of study. Whether you choose to start your own business or join a corporation, our course equips you with multidisciplinary and transferable skillsets to succeed in these roles and facilitate your relevance and adaptability across multiple industry sectors.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

Subject
Grade

English Language (EL1)*

1-6

Mathematics (E or A)

1-6

Any three other subjects, excluding CCA

1-6
2021 Planned Intake
170
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE)
5 - 14

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects: Art/Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Higher Art, Higher Music, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/ Chinese/Malay/Tamil, Media Studies (English Language), Media Studies (Chinese Language), Music, Principles of Accounts.

*Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)
Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)
Direct Admission Exercise (DAE)

Coursework

What You'll Learn

You will start by building a strong foundation in business. You will learn how to manage people and processes, adopt new technologies and measure business performance among other core business knowledge and skills.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCS1011 Communication & Information Literacy

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.

2
BCS1013 Persuasive Communication

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.

2
BGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.

3
BIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised fields or beyond. You will first learn the Design Thinking framework, where you will develop problem statements and ideate solutions. Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting, at TP’s Makerspace+ facility. Finally, you will acquire commercial awareness through the LEAN Startup framework of idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding or crowdsourcing avenues.   

2
GCC1001 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civic-minded individuals.

2
LEA1011 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 1

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.

2
MCR1001 Career Readiness 1

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects - Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF1010 Business Accounting

This subject provides you with an understanding of the core accounting principles underlying accounting practice; from the preparation of accounting entries to the financial statements of businesses. It also focuses on how various businesses report the results of their activities in the financial statements.

4
BBS1001 Principles of Management

This subject covers the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. It addresses the impact of environmental factors that affect business and the relevance of corporate social responsibility in an organisation. It emphasises the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by supervisors/managers in an organisation.

4
BBT1010 Business Technology & Analytics

This subject provides an overview of how digitalisation and business technology impact the future of work and businesses.  It also encompasses the utilisation of digital information and applications to facilitate decision making and problem solving through data analysis and visualisation.

4
BBT2008 E-Commerce & Digital Marketing

This subject will cover the trends and developments on both traditional and emerging e-commerce business models. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills on how to create a professional website, manage inventory and e-payments, as well as order fulfilment. They will also be taught how to integrate e-commerce implementation with the use of digital marketing, web analytics and the need for e-commerce security so that customer data is protected and secured in the e-commerce platform.

4
BEC1007 Business Economics

The subject covers the fundamental principles of economics for understanding how individuals and firms make decisions. It will focus on the various aspects of the product market: demand and supply, elasticity, market competition, product differentiation. The subject includes an overview of macroeconomic indicators, the government’s macroeconomic objectives and policy tools.

4
BLO1001 Business Statistics

The subject provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. It includes data description, basic concepts of probability, correlation and regression, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. The subject also covers the use of computer software application to perform statistical computation for data analysis and interpretation.

4
BRM1005 Marketing Fundamentals

This subject provides an understanding of the basic concepts and practices of modern marketing. It focuses on the marketing role and the tools utilised by marketers in developing the appropriate marketing mix for target market segments.

4

You will pursue your chosen elective cluster: Banking & Finance; Digital Business Innovation; Human Resource Management & Development or International Business & Entrepreneurship. Beyond classroom learning, you will be enriched with engaging experiences such as hands-on sessions at our Centres of Excellence, industry projects, industry talks and study trips.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BCS1012 Workplace Communication

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms. In all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.

2
BGS1003 Managing Diversity at Work*

This subject explores the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It examines the relationship between identity and diversity, the benefits and challenges of diversity and the strategies that promote inclusion and inspire collaboration in a diverse workplace. Examples of the elements of diversity covered in this subject include nationality, generation, ethnicity and gender. A one week residential stay is mandatory for this subject.

3
BGS1004 Global Citizenship & Community Development*

Students will examine the meaning and responsibilities of being a Global Citizen, in order to contribute towards a more equitable and sustainable world.  In addition, students will learn how sustainable solutions can support community development, and, execute and critique a community action plan that addresses the needs of a specific community/cause.

3
BGS1005 Expressions of Culture*

This subject provides a platform for an understanding of culture and heritage through modes of expression. Students will be introduced to global and local cultures via everyday objects, places and human behaviour seen through time and space. Students will explore issues and challenges in culture and heritage sustainability in community, national and global contexts.

3
LEA1012 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 2

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
LEA1013 Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice 3

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies. This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

1
MCR1002 Career Readiness 2

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1
TGL1001 Guided Learning

The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills.

3

* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects or TGL1001 Guided Learning.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF2002 Business Finance

This subject provides you with a basic understanding of the sources and allocation of funds within a business enterprise and the tools and techniques used by the financial manager in the management of funds and other financial resources.

4
BBS1007 Customer Experience Design

The subject introduces the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create interfaces that offer an enriching user experience (UX/UI). The topics covered include designing interfaces, need findings, sketching and prototyping for interactive experiences, and usability testing.

4
BBS2018 People Management

The subject provides an insight into the key functions relating to management of employees performed by line supervisors. Various aspects of managing people including recruitment, selection, orientation, performance appraisal, people development, motivation, conflict management, team management, grievance handling, discipline and counselling will be covered.

4
BBS2019 Business & Social Media Analytics

The subject covers  methodologies such as data mining, predictive analytics, and statistical analysis in order to analyse and transform data into useful information to make smarter, data-driven business decisions. It focuses on how business analytics is used to measure the effectiveness of digital and social media marketing.

4
BBT2004 Enterprise Resource Management

This subject covers how an enterprise automates and integrates core business processes such as taking customer orders, scheduling operations and keeping inventory records and financial data with the use of business software.

4
BLM1007 Business Law

This subject provides you with a working knowledge of the general principles of law that are important to business. Topics covered include contract, negligence, sale of goods, intellectual property and e-commerce.

4
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF2006 Fundamentals of Investment

This subject provides a framework for understanding and analysing securities, and covers the key institutional features and theories of investment. Topics covered include the investment environment, return and risk in an investment setting, common stocks, fixed-income securities and alternative investments.

4
BAF2007 International Finance

The subject will cover trade documents and the role of banks in the trade system. This will include an examination of the incoterms (terms of delivery) and how the conduct of trade practices under each term can be used to define the responsibilities, ownership and the risk of importers and exporters.  The subject will also cover how firms manage risk exposures to foreign exchange through the use of various financial instruments such as the foreign exchange spot and forward contracts, as well as options.

4
BAF2024 Banking Products & Services

The subject introduces the regulatory and operational demands associated with the delivery of banking products and services. In addition, the subject focuses on how such products are marketed in the Singapore context, covering issues such as pricing and promotional strategies in the marketing plan.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS2013 Startup Launchpad

This subject focuses on the process to build a successful startup in today’s fast changing business landscape that includes disruptive technologies and emergence of sharing economy. It will explore areas such as opportunity recognition, value proposition, customer validation and testing of startup idea.

4
BBS2021 Digital Business Development & Strategies

The subject covers business strategies and practices in marketing, pricing, sales, channel relationships and contract management for businesses dealing with technology products and services. It will examine current practices such as omni channel strategy that integrates with the partners. It also introduces steps to start up a new technology business from writing business proposal, identifying key personnel, funding to exit strategies.

4
BBS2022 Business Transformation & Innovation

The subject focuses on the application of emerging technologies in business systems to solve real-world business problems.  It will cover artificial intelligence, i4.0, cloud computing, blockchain, cryptocurrency and technological innovations that transform business models

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS2010 Talent Acquisition & Management

This subject focuses on talent acquisition and management concepts and practices. It aims to provide students with practical knowledge of human resource planning, fair employment practices, different work passes for foreign employees, human resource information system and work-life integration. In addition, the subject covers the impact of talent acquisition and management on organisational productivity and business success.

4
BBS2012 Total Rewards Management

This subject focuses on total rewards management concepts and practices. The subject covers components of an effective performance management system and key elements of total rewards management such as compensation management, pay-for performance and employee benefits. An understanding of these concepts will equip students with knowledge of how total rewards strategy can help organisations to attract, motivate and retain employees.

4
BBS2016 Learning & Talent Development

This subject focuses on learning and talent development concepts and practices. The subject covers learning needs analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of a learning programme and career development. An understanding of these concepts will help students understand the importance of learning and talent development to improve individual and organisational performance.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF2007 International Finance

The subject will cover trade documents and the role of banks in the trade system. This will include an examination of the incoterms (terms of delivery) and how the conduct of trade practices under each term can be used to define the responsibilities, ownership and the risk of importers and exporters.  The subject will also cover how firms manage risk exposures to foreign exchange through the use of various financial instruments such as the foreign exchange spot and forward contracts, as well as options.

4
BBS2013 Startup Launchpad

This subject focuses on the process to build a successful startup in today’s fast changing business landscape that includes disruptive technologies and emergence of sharing economy. It will explore areas such as opportunity recognition, value proposition, customer validation and testing of startup idea.

4
BBS2015 Business in Asia

This subject examines business strategies used by companies to compete in Asia by providing an overview of the opportunities and challenges confronting businesses in the dynamic Asian business region. It stresses the strategic economic importance of the Asian region and highlights the different cultural and business practices in Asian economies.

4
BBS2023 Product & Service Innovation

This subject provides an overview of new product and service development and innovation processes in organisations today. The subject addresses the methods to transform exciting ideas into new products and services to adapt to shorter industry life cycle models.  It focuses on the key process skills for innovators to exploit change with the intention of practising the processes behind developing new products and services.

4

You will apply the acquired knowledge and skills during your internship (local or overseas). You will be well-positioned to work in a wide variety of industries upon graduation or you can deepen your skills through continuing education

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BSI3034 Student Internship Programme

This structured programme is designed to link your learning with the real work environment. You will be placed in organisation(s) with opportunities to apply the concepts and skills acquired in the course of your study. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in areas that you have been trained, the practical training will enable you to build important skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and to cultivate good attitude and a strong work ethic.

16
MCR1003 Career Readiness 3

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

1

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS3014 Innovation Project Synthesis

This subject requires the application of knowledge and skills acquired in subjects taken to develop a viable solution to a given business problem. Effective teamwork will be required to produce feasible transdisciplinary  solutions to problem statements. The tangible outcome will be a formal presentation of the project.

4
BBS3015 Business Agility & Change Management

The subject introduces the concept of business agility with the application of modern business management techniques to make a business thrive and respond rapidly to changes in the internal and external environments. This competency-based approach incorporates agile principles and lean-thinking methods to implement a value stream network that focuses on optimising business processes to adapt the organisation to new opportunities.

4
BBS3016 Stakeholder & Project Management

The subject covers the stakeholder management strategies and project execution skills by managing stakeholder engagement, resources, budgets and problem resolution.  Stakeholder management will include collaborating with the organisation's key stakeholders and strategic partners by identifying needs, setting service standards and resolving issues in accordance with organisational procedures.  Application of appropriate project management methods will track and drive progress of projects to efficient and effective completion.

4
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF3016 Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

This subject focuses on the application of financial tools and techniques to make decisions in selecting a portfolio of securities that meet a company’s predetermined set of financial goals, especially in the investment of funds. Topics to be covered include security analysis and valuation, modern portfolio theory and formulation of investment policy.

4
BBT2013 Financial Technology

This subject focuses on how FinTech seeks to transform the financial services industry. It covers an overview of the FinTech landscape and the ecosystem, and the impact of innovations on the financial services industry. It will also cover concepts and techniques of new technologies and FinTech business models, useful to build better businesses. Topics to be covered include Blockchain, Peer-to-Peer Lending, and Robo-Advisor.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS2020 E-Customer Relationship Management

The subject covers how businesses use customer relationship management software to capture leads, nurture their sales pipelines and retain customers in one customisable platform.  The software helps business build stronger, longer-lasting relationships and close more deals much faster.

4
BBT3005 Business Information Systems Security & Audit

This subject focuses on the understanding of information security with respect to information systems. It highlights the main principles of information security, introduces the different aspects of information security management and provides a high level view of computer forensics analysis. It also draws attention to the current industry practices, government policies and future trends by looking at certification, audits and plans that businesses are working on. 

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BBS3018 Employment Laws

The subject covers the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees as set out in the employment laws, and how human resource practices can be managed through applications of relevant employment laws in Singapore, such as Employment Act, Work Injury Compensation Act, the Retirement & Re-employment Act, CPF Act, and Industrial Relations and Trade Unions Act.

4
GBS2000 Counselling Psychology in the Workplace

This subject provides an introduction to basic counselling principles and skills, and their application in the workplace. Students will learn about the fundamental skills used in counselling, and about the counselling process. They will also discuss some of the main perspectives and approaches in counselling, and explore issues that influence the counselling process, including ethics and working with diversity. Finally, students will also learn about how counselling principles, skills, and approaches may be applied in workplace contexts.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO3015 Global Trade & Singapore Logistics

The subject provides an overview of the roles of global trade and logistics in supporting and effecting the economic development of Singapore. It covers the logistics sector in Singapore as an enabler for trade. It focuses on the significance of trade and freight transportation in the global setting. Topics related to international transportation modes, international commercial terms (INCOTERMS), free trade agreements (FTA), air and sea freight shipments will be covered to give a good understanding of the international freight practices in the global trade. Various shipping documentation, customs clearance procedures, insurance and liabilities in air and sea carriage will also be emphasised.

4

Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects
60 credit units
Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects
min 24 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 124 credit units

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Course Fees

PET Course Fee

Main

The table below shows the total subsidised fees (inclusive of GST) payable. 

ADMITTED IN SINGAPOREANS
(Age below 40 in the year 2021) 
SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
2021 S$2,987.50 S$6,117.50 S$11,150.70
2020 S$2,977.00 S$6,107.00 S$10,940.20

 

WHEN DO I PAY?

There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2021/2022 are:
Semester 1:  19 April 2021 – 17 October 2021 
Semester 2:  18 October 2021 – 17 April 2022

Fees are billed and payable by semester. They are usually payable in June for Semester 1 and December for Semester 2.

MORE DETAILS ON FEES AND FINANCE

View course fees for other intakes, subsidies, grants, bursary and awards at the Fees & Financial matters section. 

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