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Common ICT Programme (T63)

Are you excited and curious about new technologies? Do you desire to apply technology to enrich the lives of those around you in your community, in businesses and organisations? Are you the kind of person who wants to be the first to try out new technologies? Do you want a career in which you work with emerging technologies in fields such as analytics, artificial intelligence, big data, cyber-security, digital forensics, financial technologies or game development? If your answer to most of these questions is ‘yes’, then the Common ICT Programme is one that you should consider. 

The Common ICT Programme lasts for one year. In this programme you will learn the fundamentals of information technology through a strong foundation in modules such as coding and computational thinking, data analytics, IT systems security and user experience. Before you complete the one year programme, you will be asked to choose which of the following diploma courses you want to undertake for the next two years of study: 

The Common ICT Programme gives you time to learn more about the diploma courses offered in the School and to make a more informed decision on the job role you want to pursue. The subjects you cover in the first year programme are identical to the ones covered in the first year curriculum of the diploma courses listed above.


 

Notable Features

The common ICT programme offers the following benefits: 

  • A single entry point to five different ICT diplomas
  • More time to decide on which ICT course you want to pursue
  • The opportunity to learn more about the ICT sector through industry visits and career guidance before you make a decision on your course of choice
  • Time to observe industry trends before deciding on your preferred diploma course

Career Prospects

As this programme branches out into different diploma courses, it provides you with a strong foundation in IT to fulfill a meaningful career in the ICT sector. 

Depending on which diploma course you choose to specialise in after your first year, you will find excellent job prospects in the following areas: big data, data analytics, cyber security, digital forensics, fintech, game development, artificial intelligence and software development.

Further Education

After completing your three years of studies in the polytechnic, you can undertake the Earn and Learn Programme which is a work study programme that enables you to deepen your technology skills. In the Earn and Learn Programme, you will be hired by a company and paid a monthly wage. You will also be given time to pursue a Specialist Diploma course in your field of choice. Find out details here

You also have the option to pursue a degree course. Please click this link to access diploma to degree courses.. We have advanced standing arrangements with local and overseas universities. This would benefit you if you pursue a degree in an IT or IT-related course.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 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) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-7
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any two other subjects Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, applicants must also have sat one of the following subjects: Additional Combined Science, Additional Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Studies, Creative 3-D Animation, Design & Technology, Engineering Science, Food & Nutrition, Fundamentals of Electronics, General Science, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Physics, Physical Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry), Science (Physics, Chemistry Biology).

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

Course Structure

TP FUNDAMENTALS (TPFun) SUBJECTS

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCS1006

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. 

12
CCS1007

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. 

12
CCS1008

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.

12
GCC1001

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 civicminded individuals.

12
CIN1001

This subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  You will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to 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.   

12
LEA1011

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.

11
LEA1012

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.

11
LEA1013

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.

11
LSW1002

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.

12
MCR1001

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.

11
MCR1002

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.

11
MCR1003

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.

11
CGS1002

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.

13
CGS1003

You will examine your own identity, study different forms of diversity and apply strategies to inspire positive collaboration in a diverse workplace. Through a residential stay, you will have the opportunity to experience living and working with peers from different backgrounds.

13
CGS1004

This subject highlights the inter-connectedness of the world today, bringing about what it means to be a Global Citizen. You will gain an awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainable community development. This subject also challenges you to be actively engaged in a social or environmental project.

13
CGS1005

Whether telling stories, building monuments or celebrating rites of passage, expressions of culture are at the core of cultural diversity. In this subject, everyday objects, artistic creations and popular culture are explored as ways of understanding the values and beliefs of a society. By taking this subject, you will benefit by acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities surrounding our cultural assets.

13
TGL1001

This is a subject where you will be free to pursue an area of interest through a self-directed approach, guided by staff. You will be expected to demonstrate a sense of curiosity for learning, initiate an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, and reflect on your learning journey throughout the subject.

13
CSI3004

This subject has a structured programme that will help to develop important workplace skills for application in a real work environment. The subject will cover a pre-internship training programme and a mentorship programme with the industry. The subject will also cover the roles and functions of an IT professional in an industry and ability to contribute effectively with a high level of professionalism in the workplace.

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* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects OR Guided Learning (TFS1006).

Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects

In Year 1 all students will go through a common curriculum which comprises the following subjects:

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
CCF1C02

This subject introduces statutes and ethical issues pertaining to IT. Topics covered include the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, Personal Data Protection Act and Intellectual Property Rights. The subject also introduces key principles of Information security namely confidentiality, integrity and availability and their application in various security scenarios. Topics covered also include international standards, security policies, procedures, and processes to protect IT systems against cyber-attacks and information breaches.

14
CIA1C06

This subject will introduce the fundamental concepts of relational database systems, the design methods specific to relational database, database manipulation using a database query language, and the techniques of implementing relational databases. It will also cover implementation of simple application to access relational database.

14
CIA1C07

The subject covers logic, sets, functions, recursion and graphs. It covers mathematical processes for developing algorithms in computing and other real-life applications. Topics also covered include the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for computing.

13
CIA1C10

This subject introduces the concepts and techniques of data analytics and its importance at work and in society. You will cover the data analytics lifecycle, the formulation of business analytics goals, performance of exploratory data analysis, preparation of data for analysis, application of basic analytics techniques and presentation of insights derived.

14
CIT1C14

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of recursion and data structures in solving problems using a programming language. Topics covered include stacks, queues, linked lists and trees. Searching techniques and sorting algorithms.

14
CIT1C18

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of computational thinking and their application in developing programming solutions to problems. Topics covered include programming concepts, simple data structures and programming techniques.

14
CIT1C19

This subject introduces students to the concept of Human-Centered Design, and its practice to create useful digital products and interfaces that offer great user experience (Ux). Grounded on the lean product development cycle, the topics covered in this subject include Designing Interfaces, Need Findings, Sketching and Prototyping for Interactive Experience, and Testing.

13
CIT1C20

This subject introduces students to coding principles and practices using an object-oriented approach. The subject also introduces the development of an IT application using the latest technologies. Topics covered include object and classes, composition, simple data structures, application architecture, design and development.

14
CMC1C08

This subject covers the fundamentals of networking and its related technologies. Topics covered include network protocols and communications, OSI and TCP/IP networking model, IP addressing, virtual local area networks (VLANs), static and dynamic routing, network address translation and wireless networking.

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At the end of Year 1, you will choose your diploma course and be streamed into Year 2. 

Graduation Requirements

All students who enrol through this common programme will graduate with the same diploma as those who had joined a particular diploma right from Year 1. They will be subject to the graduation requirements of the respective diplomas into which they are streamed. 

Please refer to the respective diploma websites below: 

BYOD

Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Temasek Polytechnic
School of Informatics & IT
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

  (65) 6780 5158
  (65) 6789 6872
  iit@tp.edu.sg

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