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Course Overview

With more consumers turning to e-commerce for all their needs and international trade increasing exponentially, the demand for logistics professionals has never been greater. Whether it’s an interest in business innovation or being equipped with the planning and analytical skills required to manage logistics operations, this course has you covered.

 

Your industry readiness will be ensured through a firm foundation in business studies and specialised training in essential supply chain functions such as freight forwarding operations and supply management. You will also be equipped in international trade compliance and trade digitalisation skills which are critical for businesses.

 

A holistic learning environment will help develop your communication and group collaboration skills whilst you embark on internships and inter-disciplinary projects involving logistics and other domains.

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
70
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE)
11 - 17

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, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/ Chinese/Malay/Tamil, Media Studies (English/Chinese 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 Admissions Exercise (DAE)

Coursework

students learning about the future-of-work

In this age of digital transformation, technologies are causing a major shift in the industry. Learn about them first-hand using the Swisslog Smart Logistics solutions and autostore that students have access to the TP Advanced Manufacturing Centre. Here, you will also get the opportunity to engage in multi-disciplinary learning on technologies and applications that are becoming mainstream in the future-of-work.

student representing Temasek Polytechnic at a competition

Employees with good skills are always in high demand! In our diploma, there are multiple opportunities to be equipped in niche skills such as freight forwarding and procurement. In terms of exposure, students have various opportunities to participate in prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills, Supply Chain Challenge and Supply Chain Hackathon.

international trade and logistics students interning at Hitachi

Internships in fast growing industries and companies (such as Hitachi, DHL and SATS) guarantee ample learning opportunities and endless post-poly possibilities. Our diploma collaborates with Singapore Aircargo Agents Association (SAAA) on a Structured Freight Internship Programme (SFIP). Students on SFIP gain valuable exposure in the airfreight industry through their internship at one of SAAA’s member companies.

What You'll Learn

Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of business! You will be exposed to multiple aspects of business fundamentals in your freshmen year. The knowledge picked up will lay the foundations for the next couple of years.

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
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
BLO1007 Supply Chain Management & Technology

The subject provides an overview of the supply chain management and technology and their impact on the success of organisations. It focuses on the major functional components in a supply chain and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the success of a business organisation. The application of technology will be emphasised, as technology is a key driver of business operations in the supply chain.

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: E-Commerce Logistics Cluster or Manufacturing Logistics Elective Cluster. 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
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
BLO2016 Procurement & Materials Management

This subject provides an overview on the strategies applied in global procurement as well as management of suppliers worldwide. Material management techniques in ensuring optimal purchase and production of materials will be covered and the use of technology (such as ERP and/or RPA) in managing materials efficiently will also be introduced.

4
BLO2017 Logistics Analytics

This subject provides the basic tools and concepts of the various analytics techniques used for decision making and resource planning purposes. The broad themes of predictive and prescriptive analytics cover areas such as decision analysis, forecasting and regression techniques, queuing theory, linear programming and transportation methods. Relevant computer software will be incorporated to solve practical business problems.

4
BLO2018 International Trade & Transport

This subject provides an overview on the roles of international trade in supporting the economy and the various aspects of transport operations. Import & export procedures, international commercial terms and documents used in shipping and trade will be covered. Internet of things (IoT) platforms used in transport operation such as route planning and optimisation will also be introduced.

4
BLO2010 Distribution Centre Management

This subject provides an overview of the role of a Distribution Centre (DC) in the supply chain. It also covers the various activities performed within a DC and the significance of these activities on customer service and total logistics costs. It focuses on the major resources to be applied in a DC and explains how they interact with one another in contributing to the DC’s effectiveness and efficiency. It will also cover the significance of providing DC services to the Third-Party Logistics industry.

4
BLO2019 Business Process Improvement Methods

This subject provides the understanding of concepts, theories and methods used in process improvement. Necessary background, knowledge and application of logistics and operations measurement techniques such as time study, work sampling and other relevant analyses will be covered.

4
BLO2020 International Trade & Digitalisation

This subject provides an overview on international trade operations in an increasingly digitalised world. Trade theories and concepts underpinning international trade will be covered. Technologies and digital trade platforms such as the Singapore Networked Trade Platform (NTP) and Blockchain, which are changing the way resources are allocated and affecting how international trade operates will be introduced.

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
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

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
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
ECC2014 Industrial IoT Analytics

This subject covers the essential concepts and skills needed for implementing digital transformation in smart manufacturing plants. It covers the application of industrial software platforms to wirelessly interconnect sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment. Students will learn to develop dashboard for acquiring, analysing and displaying data that is commonly found in Advanced Manufacturing. Modern approaches in activation of hardware and software responses when interventions are required for process improvement or corrective actions are also covered in detail.

4

Students in the E-Commerce Logistics Cluster and Manufacturing Logistics Elective Cluster will be taking BBS2021 and ECC2014 respectively.

Harness your accumulated knowledge and apply them in real work settings! In your final year, you will experience the working world via an internship as well as an industry project. 

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BSI3031 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
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
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
BLO2021 Chemical & Cold Chain Logistics

This subject provides an overview of the logistics activities performed by the chemical industry and cold chain industry. It covers basic knowledge of the international and Singapore regulations that governs the logistical aspects of storing, handling and transport of hazardous chemical products and chilled/frozen products. Topics related to health and safety factors that are associated with the storage, handling and transport of hazardous chemical products and chilled/frozen products will be covered to give a good understanding of the practices in these specialised industry.

4
BLO3024 International Freight & Trade Compliance

This subject provides an overview in freight management and focuses on the significance of freight transport and trade compliance in the global business setting. Topics related to freight tariff systems, costing, operational flows, key performance indicators, customs documentation and clearance procedures will be covered to give a good understanding of the practices in international freight and trade compliance.

4
BLO3025 Applied Project

This subject requires the final year students to put together domain knowledge learnt in the course in the areas of International Trade and Logistics. It covers the various stages and processes that are needed to complete an applied project. The first stage involves understanding the project requirements so as to decide on the project objectives and to plan the appropriate research methodology. The second stage involves the research, data collection, analysis and evaluation. For the final stage, the entire findings of the project are to be communicated to the relevant parties and industry partners.

4

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLO3026 Urban Logistics & E-Commerce

This subject provides an overview of the logistical demands from e-commerce channels and focuses on the back-end supply chain management to support e-commerce. Topics related to the distribution networks and logistics resources that handle the online order fulfilment, transportation and delivery of goods within urbanised city landscape will be covered to give a good understanding of the practices in the e-commerce industry. This subject also covers the various new technologies adoption in e-commerce logistics to maximise the utilisation of resources and the new modes of collaborations to ensure long term sustainability of the industry.

4
EMF3002 Manufacturing Logistics & Simulation

This subject covers the concept of logistics in manufacturing, manufacturing planning, purchasing, warehousing, and simulation. PC software will be used to enhance your learning.

4

Students in the E-Commerce Logistics Cluster and Manufacturing Logistics Elective Cluster will be taking BLO3026 and EMF3002 respectively.


Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
40 credit units
Diploma Subjects-Core Subjects
72 credit units
Diploma Subjects-Elective Subjects
min 8 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 120 credit units

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Course Fees

PET Course Fee

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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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