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Course Overview

The only polytechnic law diploma in Singapore, this course equips you with relevant knowledge and hands-on skills for a career in the legal industry as an allied legal professional.


Theoretical and procedural law subjects are built upon a strong foundation in business – communication skills, management, accounting, economics, technology, and marketing. Lifelong skills such as innovation, entrepreneurship and a global mindset are part of the training you'll receive. You'll also be trained to use the latest Legal Technology applications, ensuring you're adept at the technology that is transforming legal practice.


Our multi-disciplinary approach equips you to manage issues comprehensively and add value to the legal profession. Our lecturers bring years of experience in the business and legal industry and will guide you every step of the way.


The course has strong support from key industry partners such as the Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society of Singapore. A 16-week internship provides realistic on-the-job training with law firms and legal departments in public and private organisations, which enables you to sharpen your mind and deepen your understanding of the legal industry.


Upon graduating from this course, you'll be an intuitive communicator and well-placed to start a fulfilling career in the legal industry with a practical approach to the world.



What is LAW?


Allied Legal Professionals


Achieving Client Experience Excellence


Legally Ready and beyond

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2-A 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.


English Language (EL1)*


Mathematics (E or A)


Any one of the subject in the 1st group of relevant subjects for ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Combined Humanities
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • History
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, History)
  • Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
  • Intro to Enterprise Development
  • Literature in English
  • Literature in Chinese
  • Literature in Malay
  • Literature in Tamil
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Music
2024 Planned Intake
Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE)
4 - 11

* 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


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 module provides students with an understanding of core accounting principles from the preparation of accounting entries to the financial statements of businesses. In addition to gaining practical knowledge of accounting, students will also learn to perform financial ratio analysis to draw critical insights, assess business performance and make impactful recommendations to management for improvement.

BBS1001 Business Psychology & Management

This subject introduces foundational management functions and how these practices are undergirded by psychology concepts and principles. It explores how fundamental psychology principles such as motivation, group dynamics, and leadership can provide insights into human behaviours and factors that should inform management practices relating to planning, organising, leading and controlling. It will highlight the importance of interpersonal and & teamwork skills in a business environment.

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.

BEC1007 Business Economics

This 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 and product differentiation. It also includes an overview of macroeconomic indicators, the government’s macroeconomic objectives and policy tools.

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.

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.

BLM1008 Legal Systems

The subject will provide an overview of the legal system of Singapore and its various aspects, in particular, the 3 arms of government, being the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive.

BLM1009 Legal Methods

The subject will cover strategies, techniques and skills involved in legal work.  These include the understanding of the sources of law, classifying the various types of law, legal research, reading the law and interpreting statutes.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.


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.

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.

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.  


You will also take this set of subjects that equips you with the crucial 21st-Century life skills you need to navigate the modern world as an agile, forward-thinking individual and team player.

Subject Code Subject Credit Units
BSI3040 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.

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.

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.

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.

GTP1201 Career Readiness

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.

GTP1202 Career Management

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.

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 global citizens and leaders who can contribute to the global community through effective communication and collaboration.

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.

BIN1001 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond. Learners will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions. Learners will then discover the tools for prototyping and innovation at TP’s Makerspace+ facility. In addition, commercial awareness will be imbued in learners through stages in the LEAN Startup framework, idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding/crowdsourcing.

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.

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.

LSW1002 Sports & Wellness

This subject reinforces the fundamental knowledge learnt on health, fitness, exercise and sports. Hands-in time will be allocated for a greater variety of fitness exercises and sports skills in a recreation setting. In addition, theoretical knowledge such as sports safety and risk management when participating in physical activities will be introduced. Guidance will be provided for improvement of physical fitness, acquiring of sports skills and relating theoretical knowledge to the physical activities.

TGS1001 Sustainability & Climate Action*

This subject prepares students to be responsible global citizens and future leaders who can contribute to the global community.  It introduces the topics of sustainability and explores how human societies can act to build a sustainable future. This subject focuses on the impact of climate change, potential solutions to climate change, and the future of the green economy from global and local perspectives.


* Students must choose to take either Sustainability & Climate Action or 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


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

(Age below 40 in the year 2021) 



There are 2 semesters in each Academic YEAR (AY). The billing periods for AY 2024/2025 are:
Semester 1:  15 April 2024 – 13 October 2024 
Semester 2:  14 October 2024 – 13 April 2025

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


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

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