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Course Overview

The only polytechnic law programme in Singapore, this course will equip you with the relevant knowledge and hands-on skills for a career in the legal industry.

 

Built on a strong business foundation, the theoretical and practical subjects taught will equip you with knowledge in legal communications, management, criminal law, conveyancing and company law, legal skills and systems, business technology, analytics and more.

 

You will be trained by experienced legal professionals with strong industry ties. With curriculum inputs from the Singapore Academy of Law and Law Society of Singapore, your training will be relevant and tailored for the legal sector.

 

A 16-week internship programme with law firms and legal departments in both public and private organisations will provide you with real-world experience that will prepare you for exciting careers in the legal industry.

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)*

1-4

Mathematics (E or A)

1-6

Any three other subjects, excluding CCA

1-6
2022 Planned Intake
110
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2021 JAE)
3 - 11

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), Music, Principles of Accounts.

* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 4 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).

Admissions Exercises

Coursework

What You'll Learn

You will spend Semester 1 mastering foundational business subjects such as management, economics, accounting and communications while Semester 2 will equip you with basic legal knowledge and skills.

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
BLM1002 Law of Tort

This subject covers the main areas of civil actions available to parties seeking civil redress. These include the laws relating to negligence, nuisance, defamation, assault and battery.

4
BLM1006 Legal Skills

The legal skills covered in this subject include statutory reading, legal case report reading, case summary writing, conducting client interviews, taking attendance notes, legal letter writing and drafting of legal opinions.

4
BLM1008 Legal Systems

This subject introduces you to the concept of law and the legal system in Singapore. You will also learn about the respective roles and structures of the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary in Singapore.

4
BLM1009 Legal Methods

This subject introduces you to important legal methodologies such as legal thinking, legal research, case reading and statutory interpretation.

4

Prepare to delve deeper into the study of law with key subjects like Contract, Tort, Criminal Law, Family Law, Conveyancing and Company Law. Also learn the Fundamentals of Marketing, an important skill in your career in the legal industry.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BAF2027 Company & Partnership Accounts

This subject covers the accounting requirements with regard to partnerships and companies. You will also learn the procedures to account for the legal profession in the preparation of Solicitors’ Accounts.

3
BLM1001 Criminal Law

This subject covers the law relating to criminal offences and defences. The focus is on identifying and understanding the elements of major offences and defences in the Penal Code with reference to decided cases. Criminal offences in other key legislation such as the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Women’s Charter will also be dealt with.

4
BLM2003 Family Law

This subject introduces the law relating to the family in Singapore. Topics covered include marriage, divorce, the maintenance of wife and children, custody of children, family violence, division of matrimonial assets and the maintenance of parents. Close attention will be paid to the Women’s Charter and relevant cases.

4
BLM2004 Law of Contract

This subject provides an overview of the legal principles governing the formation of contracts, the rights and obligations created by certain types of clauses and the consequent remedies available to anyone who suffers a breach of contract. It also covers the major vitiating factors and the ways in which contracts can be terminated.

4
BLM2009 Company Law

This subject provides a basic understanding of the law that governs and regulates companies. Topics include types of corporate entities, Memorandum and Articles of Association, directors’ duties, rights of members, corporate finance, winding up and judicial management of companies.

3
BLM2010 Conveyancing Law & Procedure

This subject introduces the basic concepts relating to real property in Singapore and the procedural aspects connected with property transactions. You will learn topics connected with the ownership of land, registration systems, the law in relation to mortgages, landlords and tenants and strata titles. The procedures involved in the preparation of instruments for lodgement for such transactions will also be covered.

4
BLM2011 Legal Innovation & Technology

The subject will introduce students to the various concepts and principles in the adoption and development of legal technology.  It will also include practical use of current software applications in office, document and knowledge management as well as the adoption of analytics and artificial intelligence and other technological innovations in a legal context.

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

Year 3 is when you will learn more advanced law subjects such as Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Trusts, Wills & Probate and Management of Law Office & Court Technology. The 16-week Student Internship Programme will provide you with realistic preparation to join the legal workforce.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLM3008 Intellectual Property

This subject covers the substantive law relating to main types of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and includes Law of Confidence, Law of Passing Off, Law of Copyright, Law of Trade Marks, Law of Patents and Law of Designs. You will receive a brief introduction to the registration processes for trademarks and patents and to civil and criminal enforcements. You will also be given an overview of the Law of Information Technology, with reference to the Computer Misuse Act.

4
BLM3017 Criminal Procedure

This subject deals with the procedure in respect of criminal matters, from arrest to criminal litigation and appeal. It covers the entire process of administering criminal justice and criminal litigation as provided for in the Criminal Procedure Code and portions of the Evidence Act, and trains you to assist a criminal lawyer effectively.

4
BLM3019 Civil Procedure

This subject introduces the litigation process from commencement of a writ action to enforcement of a judgement. It also covers the substantive legal principles underlying civil procedures and includes hands-on training in the drafting of court documents.

4
BLM3020 Legal Operations & Management

The subject will introduce the students to the principles and practices involved in a legal workplace.  The subject will cover the unique features of a law office and touch on the various areas of the legal industry. These include the types of legal entities, designing and equipping a law office, workflow and project management, human resource management and the use of legal technology. It will also cover ethics in the legal profession and trends in the legal industry. 

4
BLM3021 Corporate Secretarial Administration

The subject will cover the regulatory and procedural aspects of company law and examine certain fundamental topics of company law in greater depth. It will also cover various aspects of corporate secretarial administration, as well as the the control and regulation of directors and management of companies by legislative and non-legislative means.

3

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BLM3022 Governance, Risk & Compliance

The elective subject will introduce students to the concepts and principles in various areas of corporate and personal governance, risks involved in business operations due to societal and technological advances as well the compliance needed in these areas. It will train students to appreciate and apply the use of governance and compliance as well as to consider workplace and workflow solutions towards complex issues of governance and compliance.

3
BLM3023 Legal Innovation Project

The subject is an elective taken by students which will allow them to apply the principles, concepts and practices learnt in the context of a legal workplace or in an area of legal practice. The subject will require students to complete a project to provide innovation or technological solutions either derived or driven by legal industry needs or which will help areas of legal practice.

3
BLM3024 Trusts & Advance Personal Planning

The elective subject will cover the basic law of trusts, the law of succession and other related legal concepts and principles in estate and advance personal planning of individuals.  It will also cover practical aspects of these topics to include drafting of legal documents and the preparation of court documents for Probate.  

3

You will also undergo TP Fundamentals (TPFun) – a set of subjects that equips you with the crucial life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile and forward-thinking individual, and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
GTP1301 Current Issues & Critical Thinking

This subject covers current issues, including diverse local and global concerns, that will impact lives and may have critical implications for Singapore. There will be opportunities to build competence through self-directed learning, communicate and collaborate in active discussions and objectively analyse issues using digital and information literacy skills and critical thinking scaffolds.

This subject aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues.
  • effectively search for relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • evaluate research information.
  • cite sources to support their views.
  • articulate an informed opinion about current issues.
3
BTX1001 Effective Communication

This subject introduces the fundamentals of effective communication. It also covers how to communicate with and convince an audience through writing and speaking tasks. The skills in this subject will include the application of strategies for communication, appropriate vocabulary, language features, visual aids, tone and style. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework will also be applied when planning and engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning. 

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to:  

  • apply the factors that influence effective communication.
  • structure a compelling point of view through a writing task. 
  • express their ideas convincingly to an audience in an oral presentation. 
3
BTX1002 Professional Communication

This subject covers professional communication skills for the workplace and employability skills in the areas of career preparation. It covers communication and interpersonal skills, including effective virtual communication etiquette, and conducting oneself professionally in the workplace. In addition, essential career preparation skills such as resume writing and interview skills, needed to seek and secure work would be included. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) framework would also be applied when engaging in written and verbal communication. There will be opportunities to communicate and collaborate through active learning activities, apply digital and information literacy skills and build competence through self-directed learning. 

The subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to: 

  • communicate effectively in the workplace using principles of effective written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • apply effective job search and interview skills in their career preparation.
3
GTP1101 Leadership Fundamentals

This subject focuses on self-leadership based on the values of integrity, respect, and responsibility. Increasing awareness of self and others will lay the foundations for personal and relationship effectiveness. Consequential thinking, clear articulation of personal values and visions, emphatic listening, and collaboration in serving others are some of the essential skills covered in this leadership journey. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

The aim of this subject is to guide students to:​

  • design a personal growth plan based on strengths, values and purpose.​
  • apply the attributes of logical and emotional intelligence to improve team effectiveness.
  • identify the key messages of respect in relationships.
  • apply the principles of effective personal financial management.
2
GTP1102 Leadership in Action

This subject focuses on Service Learning as an experiential platform to apply the tenets of Self and Team Leadership. Service Learning will be the capstone project for this subject, which will require an analysis of the diverse needs of the community, collaboration with community partners and demonstration of learning, including key elements of empathy. There will be opportunities to build and to apply the concepts of being a values-centred leader.

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to: 

  • plan and carry out a project to demonstrate empathy towards people in a diverse community.
  • apply diploma core knowledge and skills through the Service Learning platform to address community needs.
  • reflect on the Service Learning experience when working in teams and with community partners.
1
GTP1201 Career Readiness CARE1

This subject focuses on personal management skills. It develops an understanding of one’s career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It covers the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the workplace and achieve professional goals. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning methods and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner. 

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to:

  • analyse personal characteristics that can contribute positively to achieving personal, educational and career goals.
  • make career decisions that are aligned with their interests, skills and values.
1
GTP1202 Career Readiness CARE2

This subject focuses on career management skills. It covers the importance of workplace readiness skills to adapt and respond to the changing job market environment. Career ownership and continuous learning for lifelong employability will be emphasised. There will be exposure to apply digital and information literacy skills, build competence through self-directed learning, and acquire the skills of being a lifelong learner.

This subject aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to: 

  • identify their work profiles to help them in their career choices in a changing job market environment.
  • take career ownership for continuous learning and lifelong employability. 
1
LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

The subject enables students to build a good foundation for healthy living. Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on practical sessions where they will experience and develop both physical and technical skills in their chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, students will be able to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will also be supplemented by health-related topics that span the dimensions of health, such as diet, nutrition, stress and weight management, to provide students with a holistic approach to healthy living.  This subject also prepares students to be self-directed and accountable for lifelong learning for good health.

2
BIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  Learners will be taught to apply the Design Thinking framework to develop problem statements, ideate and identify feasible solutions. Learners will be exposed to several tools for prototyping. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through various innovation and entrepreneurship concepts or tools. This subject also prepares students to be self-directed lifelong learners who are digital and information literate. It nurtures communicative and collaborative citizens who can use objective analysis in problem-solving.

2
BGS1002 Global Studies

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare students for an overseas experience. They will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, they will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
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. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

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. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

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. The subject prepares students to be responsible citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

3
GTP1302 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. Students will enhance their problem solving and digital literacy skills through this subject.

3
BSI3042 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

* Students must choose one of these three electives under the 'Global Studies 2' subject, or take 'Guided Learning'


Graduation Requirements
Cumulative Grade Point Average
min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects
36 credit units
Diploma Subjects-Core Subjects
81 credit units
Diploma Subjects-Elective Subjects
min 6 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed
min 123 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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