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CONTENTS Vision and Mission

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

#DiscoverRP

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Learning @ RP and Beyond

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Facilities and Support @ RP

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Student Life @ RP

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Aerospace Avionics (R20)

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Academic Information

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Aerospace Engineering (R40)

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Admission Exercises

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Aviation Management (R39)

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Admission Requirements

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Fees and Financial Schemes

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering (R50)

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Scholarships and Bursaries

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Engineering Design with Business (R56)

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Academic Calendar

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Engineering Systems and Management (R54)

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Green Building Energy Management (R41)

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Industrial and Operations Management (R11)

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Supply Chain Management (R21)

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SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE

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Biomedical Sciences (R14)

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Biotechnology (R16)

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Environmental Science (R29)

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Marine Science and Aquaculture (R53) 46

Materials Science (R17)

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Pharmaceutical Sciences (R22)

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SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY •

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Diploma in

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Diploma in

Diploma in •

Common Engineering Programme (R42)

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Customer Experience Management with Business (R34)

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Hotel and Hospitality Management (R37)

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Integrated Events Management (R28)

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Restaurant and Culinary Operations (R46)

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Wellness and Hospitality Business (R44) 116 (Formerly known as Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management)


SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

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Diploma in

SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

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Business Applications (R18)

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Diploma in

Business Information Systems (R13)

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• Arts and Theatre Management (R25)

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Infocomm Security Management (R55) 130

• Design for User Experience (R36)

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Information Technology (R12)

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• Game Design (R35)

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Interactive and Digital Media (R31)

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• Media Production and Design (R19)

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Mobile Software Development (R47)

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• Sonic Arts (R24)

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CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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• Unique RP-PBL Approach

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION Diploma in • Consumer Behaviour and Research (R48)

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• Human Resource Management with Psychology (R52)

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ACADEMY FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION @ RP

• Mass Communication (R32)

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Module Synopses

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• Social Enterprise Management (R51)

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Contact Us

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Getting to RP

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Courses @ RP

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SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

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Diploma in •

Health Management and Promotion (R43)

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Health Services Management (R45)

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Outdoor and Adventure Learning (R33)

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Sports and Exercise Sciences (R26)

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Sports and Leisure Management (R27) 182

Sports Coaching (R49)

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VISION An educational institution of choice for nurturing innovative, entrepreneurial and cultured professionals.

MISSION We nurture individuals to prepare them for a dynamic world in partnership with stakeholders, leveraging Problem-based Learning.

REPUBLIC Code of Honour

Respect Regard and Responsibility for Others and Self

Excellence Excellence Mindset in all our Endeavours

Passion Pursuing Dreams and Honing Talents with Heart

Unity United as One RP, One Singapore, One World

Belief Confidence, Faith and Trust

Leadership Leadership of Self, and of Others

Integrity Actions Guided by Morals and Ethics

Compassion Heart for and Commitment to Service


Republic Polytechnic (RP) is home to a lively community of over 13,000 students and more than 1,000 staff. We invite you to join us at RP and embark on an educational journey like no other. Enter a world of learning and discovery at RP as soon as you step into our modern campus at Woodlands. At RP, we offer a holistic educational experience through various innovative learning approaches based on Problem-based Learning (PBL), amongst others. We encourage you to think outside the box as it is not all about theory-based learning at RP. By the time you graduate, you will be well-prepared to put what you have learnt into real-world practice. If you are looking for an education that goes beyond lectures and lessons, this is it.

At RP, we are committed to delivering a holistic programme that aims to develop your skills beyond the classroom. You will find sports and leisure facilities where you can relax, explore and push yourself to the maximum, to be the best you can be at what interests and moves you. With our rigorous curriculum and exciting student life activities, you will enjoy a vibrant and unique learning experience at RP. We welcome you to the ever-growing RP family. When you join RP, you will be part of our legacy for life and we hope that’s a badge you will wear with pride. Come, #DiscoverRP with us.

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Choose from a wide range of academic fields from engineering, applied science and information technology or the arts, to hospitality, sports science, health and leisure offered by our seven schools: • School of Applied Science • School of Engineering • School of Hospitality • School of Infocomm • School of Management and Communication • School of Sports, Health and Leisure • School of Technology for the Arts

Our internship programmes and extensive industry partnerships will provide you with valuable and realistic work experiences to prepare you for real challenges in the corporate world.

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LEARNING @ RP AND BEYOND Experience an entirely new way of learning at RP.

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The RP Learning Experience At RP, we make learning fun, active and engaging. Our Problem-based Learning approach goes beyond listening to lectures and memorising facts to provide you with the opportunity to hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. By exposing you to real-world problems, we encourage you to learn by fully exploring issues and thinking out of the box to devise innovative solutions to complex problems.

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To help you develop your confidence and ability to tackle and overcome everyday problems, we limit our class sizes to 25 students. That way, you can interact comfortably with your lecturers, benefit from personalised feedback and be fully equipped to keep up with your course work. With interactive lessons, collaborative team projects and exciting industry internships, you can be sure that your three-year learning journey at RP will be dynamic, holistic and enriching.

Practical Training Even before you graduate, we prepare you for the challenges of the real world. As part of your curriculum, you will undergo a 16 to 24 weeks of industry internship, depending on your diploma programme. While on your internship, you will get a taste of your dream career, discover the various career paths open to you and gain practical work experience and transferable skills. It is also a prime opportunity for you to observe industry best practices, cultivate good work ethics, network with industry experts, and build your portfolio in the process. Technology-based Learning Environment Keeping up with today’s digital world, we put technology at the centre of our students’ learning. With wireless Internet access throughout the school campus, staying in touch with your team members and collaborating online for group projects is a breeze.


RP students get to explore the world and discover new places through the Student Overseas Trips programme. They have visited countries such as Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. These enriching trips have given our students new perspectives, greater awareness and understanding of the world in addition to a global mindset - all essential attributes coveted by leading employers in the modern workplace. Further Studies Pathways If you plan to further your studies after graduation, all diploma programmes at RP lead to relevant degrees with top universities located in Singapore, Australia, the UK, or Europe. In fact, many RP graduates have pursued further studies at top universities and attained merit achievements, a place on the Dean’s List among other awards. In many cases, RP diplomas are recognised to be equivalent to first-year undergraduate degrees in their respective fields of study. That means you can transfer your credits and complete your degree in just two years, or three years for a four-year degree programme. For more information, visit www.rp.edu.sg/Further_Studies SkillsFuture in RP In line with the national SkillsFuture initiatives, RP offers you various opportunities to enhance your lifelong learning skillsets. Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Want to realise your aspirations and embrace learning throughout life? With ECG, you can… • Explore career options based on interests and abilities • Make informed decisions about education and career plans • Develop workplace readiness skills

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Going Global with RP At RP, we want to nurture our students as global citizens. That is why we regularly organise a variety of study trips to Asia and beyond. Through such learning journeys, you will not only develop an appreciation for different cultures and customs but also hone your language skills and discover new interests.

Enhanced Internship (EI) Looking for a more meaningful internship experience? This programme allows you to… • Have a more structured workplace learning • Be guided through insightful supervision and mentorship • Deepen your skills and enhance your employability

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Young Talent Programme (YTP) Gain international exposure with YTP! You can look forward to... • Having valuable market immersion experience through overseas exchange programmes and internships • Gaining overseas working experience • Being better prepared to take on global careers

Future Prospects As an RP graduate, you will be nurtured into a professional, problem-solver and passionate citizen ready to take on any career you choose to pursue. Many of our RP graduates have gained recognition in various industries, both here and overseas. That is because, as an RP graduate, you have an edge over others in your chosen profession.

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MySkillsFuture Portal Conduct your own career profiling that measures your work interests, work skills and learning preferences via this online portal! It provides you with… • Online psychometric profiling and skills inventory assessment tools to learn more about yourself • Intelligent job matching based on your career profiling and skills • A one-stop repository of your education, training, skills and achievements

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Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) How awesome would it be to have a smooth transition into the workforce and head-start for your career? Be ahead of the game with ELP, which provides... • Clearer career advancement pathways and skills- based increments • Structured training and mentorship programmes • Industry-recognised certifications Visit www.rp.edu.sg/SkillsFuture for more information,

Continuing Education at RP Academy for Continuing Education @ RP (ACE@ RP) offers courses and trainings specially designed for adult learners. These courses help individuals and organisations acquire necessary skills to stay relevant for the future workforce. Choose from a broad selection of programmes covering various industry sectors including business, engineering, hospitality, manufacturing and sports. To find out more about ACE@RP courses, refer to page 216.


FACILITIES AND SUPPORT @ RP Our modern campus is designed to facilitate collaboration and interaction with your peers and mentors. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities and natural greenery in an open concept, our students can benefit from a conducive learning environment. Foley Arts Studio Opened on 20 June 2017, the Foley Arts Studio provides an immersive learning experience for RP’s Diploma in Sonic Arts students. It comprises three breakout rooms, namely the Foley Live Room, Foley Control Room and the Dubbing Room which are designed to provide a seamless workflow for industry-grade sound design for movies and broadcast content. State-of-the-Art Training Laboratories Our specialised laboratories provide our students with hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology and equipment. For instance, the six-storey Republic Polytechnic Industry Centre (RPIC) houses a host of training laboratories to give students and staff the opportunity to collaborate and work on real-life innovative projects for applied learning experiences. Here are some of the facilities you can look forward to at the RPIC:

Cutting-edge Learning Facilities These are some examples of our leading industrybenchmarked learning spaces which support your learning needs at RP:

• RP-Wilmar Innovation Centre The first joint food innovation centre between a polytechnic and Wilmar International, a global agribusiness group, this 400 square meter stateof-the-art facility boasts a food application space with dedicated hot and cold areas and a food

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A fully wireless campus, RP is well-equipped with the latest infrastructure to support students in their learning. With more than 500 facilitation rooms and over 200 laboratories, RP provides you with a conducive space for holistic development.

• RP-McKinsey Productivity Lab for Lean Production and Services At RP, we invest in lifelong learning and our RPMcKinsey Productivity Lab is a testament of our commitment. The laboratory provides an out-ofthe-box lean manufacturing model factory environment with real products such as pneumatic cylinders. Company employees and adult learners from our Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses can look forward to learning lean methodology and performance improvement measures while applying their skills in a stable and risk-free environment.

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texture laboratory. Experience authentic hands-on learning through laboratory practical and demonstration sessions and enhance your knowledge in food biotechnology, food innovation and food processing. Create intricate desserts with a complete series of chocolate-making equipment including a five-roll refiner, chocolate conche and a three-metre cooling tunnel. It is the first and only such facility available among Singapore’s institutes of higher learning.

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• RP-Microsoft Lab for Smart Technology Exploration The RP-Microsoft Lab is a think-tank for smart technology exploration. Students can look forward to working with Microsoft on exciting new projects that are at the forefront of innovation and technology. The lab also features a showcase area for students to display prominent Smart Nation test-bed projects. • Customer Experience Labs The Customer Experience Labs support students from the School of Hospitality’s Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business. It features three unique spaces supporting various business functions in customer experience and management: the Contact Centre Learning Lab, the Customer Relationship Management Lab and the Retail Unlimited.

The Contact Centre Learning Lab allows students to learn contact centre management skills in a simulated industry environment. The 26-seat lab is equipped with flexible workstations to cater to call simulations, practical exercises, interactive lectures and group discussions. The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Lab is segregated into three zones, each featuring its own unique set up. The lab allows students to apply CRM strategies through different operational fronts and customer interaction scenarios. The Retail Unlimited is a collaboration with partners ASICS, Cumulus Nimbus, ZA and Ma Cherie. It provides students with practical skills in the development and management of retail strategies. The shop-in-shop concept comprises Beauty, Lifestyle and Sports categories. Here, students are exposed to the various hardware and software applications used in the retail industry and learn about visual merchandising and merchandise management.


Student Life and Support Sports Complex Our sports complex boasts world-class indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Love sports? Hone your skills at the indoor rock climbing wall, indoor competition hall, aerobics studio, badminton hall, martial arts room, multi-purpose hall, or gym. Alternatively, head outdoors and enjoy a variety of activities on the soccer / rugby field, multi-purpose courts, tennis courts, and swimming pool. Library The RP library is designed to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and interaction among students to support RP’s Problem-based Learning approach to teaching and learning. Offering extensive print, multimedia and e-collections in support of the wide range of RP’s diplomas, our non-traditional library includes many discussion and collaboration rooms, common learning areas, exhibition and display spaces, a café, and even dedicated games and recreation areas. Our professional librarians provide services such as referencing and information retrieval and conduct user education and other workshops to promote and widen the gateway to excellence in teaching and learning at RP. Student Hub A student-focused space, the Student Hub houses various student services such as counselling, student management, financial assistance, special needs assistance, wellness programmes and more, under one roof. The Club Zone is another dynamic

facility that provides a variety of spaces for Club and Interest Group members to meet, interact and collaborate. RP Career Centre The RP Career Centre is equipped with resources, facilities and experts to help students discover their strengths, interests and passions. Our friendly and professional Education and Career Guidance (ECG) counsellors will provide you with personalised advice to navigate the various education and career pathways ahead of you. They are also well-placed to assist you in enhancing your employability. The Republic Cultural Centre The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC) is an integral part of RP. As the cultural landmark of the North, TRCC presents a myriad of programmes to our diverse audience. TRCC is the focal point for the artistic development of our students, and also a cultural space that facilitates the integration of the community through the common appreciation of the arts. Designed by Maki & Associates (Japan), TRCC exudes an elegant simplicity and a balance of aesthetics and functionality that reflect our approach to nurturing an appreciation for the arts and culture. Under its fan-shaped roof, TRCC has two main performing arts venues: a) 1,111-seat theatre, and b) 343-seat studio. In addition to these performing spaces, TRCC also has a complement of rooms and studios for practices, rehearsals and recordings that support curriculum and student development.

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STUDENT LIFE @ RP

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Choose from close to 100 exciting Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) spanning sports and the arts to outdoor learning, technology and Service-Learning. To find out more, visit www.rp.edu.sg/CCA

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As part of our holistic education, we want to develop well-rounded individuals through a vibrant student life that encompasses both academia and CCAs. Whether it is Taekwondo, Bowling, Beats Encore, Youth Entrepreneurship, Tennis, Service-Learning, Astronomy, Aquatics, or Aviators, our CCAs provide you with the opportunity to interact and meet others who share the same interests.

Adventure Learning Clubbers will benefit from training on land and in water. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, sports climbing, and trekking. Under our expert training, you will hone your skills, build up physical and mental fitness and fuel your passion for outdoor adventure. Adventure Learning Clubbers can also gain certification for their skills.

Sports and Health Have a passion for action? Dive right into our many sports CCAs, including: • Aquatic • Rexaz Cheerleading • Badminton • Soccer • Basketball • Tchoukball • Floorball • Tennis • Judo • Ultimate Frisbee • Netball • Water Polo

Leadership

Adventure and Outdoor Learning Love the great outdoors? Get your adrenaline rush at RP’s Adventure Learning Centre. Gain new life skills and be empowered to push your limits through adventure learning.

RP nurtures student leaders to explore their leadership potential and transform them into the next-generation leaders of our nation. These are the clubs to join if you are keen in honing the leading capability in you: • National Youth Achievement Award Interest Group (NYAA IG) • SAS Club • SEG Club • SOH Club • SOI Club • SMC Club • SHL Club • STA Club • Student Council


its many cultural programmes and events, TRCC is truly where art appreciation meets artistic development and the perfect platform for you to express your artistic talents. Choose from:

Service-Learning Do you want to… • serve the community? • learn more about yourself and the people around you? • transform academic learning into experiential learning? If you answered ‘yes’, join us at the ServiceLearning Club to enjoy meaningful engagement with the different communities and go M.A.D!

Aesthetics and Culture Into the arts? We offer many CCAs that allow you to explore music, dance and art. If you have a passion for performance, The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC) is the place for you. With

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M.A.D (Make A Difference) is a platform for students and staff to reflect on and share stories from the community. It aims to also highlight learning moments of community resilience and capabilities experienced by students in our local and international service-learning projects.

CREATE Club • Art.titude • Beats Encore (Percussion Ensemble) • Campus Arts Production • Capoeira • Chinese Ensemble • Dikir Barat • Drama • Gamelan Naga Kencana • GEnRe (Guitar Ensemble) • Style Groovaz Crew (Hip Hop) • Indian Cultural Group • Jammerz Arena (Music Collective) • Latin Dancesport • Magic • Modern Dance • Pentas Karyawan (Malay Drama) • Photo • Replug (Acoustic Band) • Rhapsody (A Capella Group) • Wind Symphony • Salsa Dance • Silat • String Ensemble • Dharma Endari (Malay Dance) • Wushu

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION Modular Structure The tiered architecture in RP’s modular curriculum allows students to take modules in the following categories: • General modules help develop flexible broadbased competencies such as cognitive skills, communication skills, knowledge of organisational behaviour, and other 21st Century Competencies. • Discipline modules focus on the foundational underpinning of a chosen field of study by developing competencies and knowledge in that discipline. • Specialisation modules are designed for domain-specific training and for deepening of understanding in a chosen specialisation. • Elective modules are designed to complement the knowledge base and skills in a discipline. • Freely chosen module allows students to pursue peripheral interests other than their chosen field of study.

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• Industry Orientation Programme, comprising Industry Immersion Programme, Project and Portfolio Development (for selected courses only), helps lay the foundation for industry readiness.

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Assessment and Graduation Criteria Students generally undertake five modules in an academic semester. During each semester, there are continuous and summative assessments of student learning outcomes. In a typical module, lecturers will assess students on a daily basis, taking into account what they have learnt, how they have engaged in their learning, and how they have contributed to collaborative learning. To meet the graduation requirement, students must achieve the total number of modular credits as stipulated in each Diploma Programme’s Graduation Criteria. Students should complete their diploma programme within three years of enrolment.


ADMISSION EXERCISES There are several ways you can apply for admission to Republic Polytechnic (RP). The table below provides an overview of the admission exercises that you can participate in for a place in RP. It is important that you apply for your desired course via the right exercise in order to maximise your chances.

STARTING PERIOD

NAME OF ADMISSION EXERCISE

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

January

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

• Holders of GCE O-Level with foreign nationality^, holders of GCE A-Level, holders of international qualifications • Former or current polytechnic students • Applicants who are ineligible to apply for admission to JAE, JPAE and EAE full-time courses

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

• Current or previous year GCE O-Level holders^

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

• Eligible students of the current year’s Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) cohort

February

Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE)

April

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

June

Early Admissions Exercise (GCE O-Level) (EAE)

• ITE Higher Nitec and Nitec holders, including final-year ITE students admitted to ITE under the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

• Singapore Citizen / Permanent Resident applicants who have registered for the GCE O-Level in the year of EAE • International students in Government, Government-aided or Independent Schools who have registered for the GCE O-Level in the year of EAE • Applicants with talent / achievements or strong passion / aptitude in leadership, entrepreneurship, community service, sports and arts, and academic-related areas

• ITE Students in the final year of their Nitec or Higher Nitec courses • ITE graduates who complete their Nitec course in June or December 2018 • ITE graduates who complete their Higher Nitec course in September 2018 or March 2019

^Foreign students who have registered for the GCE O-Level examination as private candidates or who have previous year’s GCE O-Level results are to apply through DAE.

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Early Admissions Exercise (ITE Graduates) [EAE(I)]

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR GCE O-LEVEL HOLDERS Eligibility To be considered for admission, you need to: • Satisfy the minimum entry requirements (MER) for the course applied • Meet the requirements for aggregate computation of ELR2B2 and obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score • Be prepared to attend an interview and undergo an aptitude test where necessary Minimum Entry Requirements (MER) You must meet the MER in order to be eligible for admission consideration to the various courses in RP. CCAs cannot be used as one of the subjects to meet the MER.

ELR2B2 = English Language (EL) + 2 relevant subjects (R2) + 2 other best subjects (B2)#

Please refer to the respective course’s entry requirements table found under each school. Aggregate Computation In addition to the MER, your application will be considered based on your ELR2B2 aggregate score.

There are four types of aggregate scores: ELR2B2-A, ELR2B2-B, ELR2B2-C, and ELR2B2-D. Depending on the course you are applying for, you will need to meet one of the aggregate scores that corresponds to the course.

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Please refer to the respective course’s aggregate score type found on pages 17 to 19.

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CCA cannot be used as one of your subjects to compute your ELR2B2 aggregate score.


MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (MER) AND AGGREGATE COMPUTATION School of Applied Science (SAS) Diploma in: - Biomedical Sciences (R14) - Biotechnology (R16) - Environmental Science (R29) - Marine Science and Aquaculture (R53)

Subject

Grade

a) English Language

1–7

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–6

c) Any one of the following subjects

1–6

- Materials Science (R17) - Pharmaceutical Sciences (R22)

• Biology

• Fundamentals of Electronics

• Biotechnology

• Physics

• Chemistry

• Physical Science

• Combined Science

• Science (Chemistry, Biology)

• Design and Technology

• Science (Physics, Biology)

• Engineering Science

• Science (Physics, Chemistry)

• Food and Nutrition

School of Engineering (SEG) Common Engineering Programme (R42) Diploma in: - Aerospace Avionics (R20) - Aerospace Engineering (R40) - Aviation Management (R39) - Electrical and Electronic Engineering (R50) - Engineering Design with Business (R56) - Engineering Systems and Management (R54) - Green Building Energy Management (R41) - Industrial and Operations Management (R11) - Supply Chain Management (R21)

Subject

Grade

a) English Language

1–7

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–6

c) Any one of the following subjects

1–6

• Biology

• Fundamentals of Electronics

• Biotechnology

• Physics

• Chemistry

• Physical Science

• Combined Science

• Science (Chemistry, Biology)

• Computer Science

• Science (Physics, Biology)

• Design and Technology

• Science (Physics, Chemistry)

• Engineering Science

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School of Hospitality (SOH) Diploma in:

Subject

Grade

- Customer Experience Management with Business (R34)

a) English Language

1–6

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–6

c) Any three other subjects

1–6

- Hotel and Hospitality Management (R37) - Integrated Events Management (R28) - Restaurant and Culinary Operations (R46) - Wellness and Hospitality Business (R44)

Note: To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type in the 2018 JAE Booklet.

School of Management and Communication (SMC) Diploma in: - Consumer Behaviour and Research (R48) - Human Resource Management with Psychology (R52) - Social Enterprise Management (R51)

School of Sports, Health and Leisure (SHL) Diploma in: - Outdoor and Adventure Learning (R33) - Sports and Leisure Management (R27)

School of Sports, Health and Leisure (SHL) Diploma in:

Subject

Grade

- Health Management and Promotion (R43)

a) English Language

1–7

- Health Services and Management (R45)

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–6

- Sports and Exercise Sciences (R26)

c) Any one of the following subjects

1–6

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- Sports Coaching (R49)

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• Biology

• Fundamentals of Electronics

• Biotechnology

• Physics

• Chemistry

• Physical Science

• Combined Science

• Science (Chemistry, Biology)

• Design and Technology

• Science (Physics, Biology)

• Engineering Science

• Science (Physics, Chemistry)

• Food and Nutrition


School of Management and Communication (SMC) Diploma in

Subject

Grade

- Mass Communication (R32)

a) English Language

1–4

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–7

c) Any three other subjects

1–6

Note: To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 1st group of relevant subjects and another different subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type in the 2018 JAE Booklet.

School of Technology for the Arts (STA) Diploma in: - Arts and Theatre Management (R25) - Media Production and Design (R19)

Subject

Grade

a) English Language

1–6

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–7

c) Any three other subjects

1–6

Note: To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 1st group of relevant subjects and another different subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-A Aggregate Type in the 2018 JAE Booklet.

School of Technology for the Arts (STA) Diploma in:

Subject

Grade

- Design for User Experience (R36)

a) English Language

1–7

- Game Design (R35)

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–7

- Sonic Arts (R24)

c) Any two other subjects

1–6

Note: To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-D Aggregate Type in the 2018 JAE Booklet.

School of Infocomm (SOI) Subject

Grade

- Business Applications (R18)

a) English Language

1–7

- Business Information Systems (R13)

b) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional)

1–6

- Infocomm Security Management (R55)

c) Any two other subjects

1–6

- Information Technology (R12) - Interactive and Digital Media (R31) - Mobile Software Development (R47)

Note: To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type in the 2018 JAE Booklet.

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Diploma in:

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ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO POLYTECHNIC GCE O-LEVEL HOLDERS who do not meet the entry requirements may consider progressing to a Higher Nitec course before submitting another application to RP. The table below shows the course codes for Higher Nitec courses that are offered via JAE. Please refer to page 24 for more information for ITE Certificate Holders.

JAE CODE

ITE COURSES

V52

BS82 Banking Services

V54

BS91 Beauty and Spa Management

V27, V39, V90

BS85 Business Studies (Accounting) / Accounting

V42

BS81 Business Studies (Early Childhood Education)

V64

BS83 Business Studies (Hospitality Operations)

V81

BS87 Business Studies (Logistics) / Integrated Logistics Management / Logistics for International Trade

V40

BS98 Event Management

V93

BS97 Filmmaking (Cinematography)

V18

IT58

Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology

V49

IT64

Business Information Systems

V44

IT59

Chemical Technology

V56

IT67

Civil and Structural Engineering Design

V47, V74

IT61

Cyber and Network Security

V87

IT76

E-Business Programming

V28, V67

IT31

Electrical Engineering

V11, V29, V68

IT41

Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering

V88, V89

IT77

Facility Management

V69

IT68

Facility Systems Design

V45, V99

IT63

Game Design and Development / Games Art and Design / Games

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Programming and Development

20

V26, V30, V70

IT56

Information Technology

V65

IT65

Leisure and Travel Operations

V71

IT73

Marine Engineering

V72

IT60

Marine and Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering

V21, V35, V78

IT52

Mechanical Engineering


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR GCE N-LEVEL HOLDERS Eligibility To be considered for admission, you need to: • Have sat for the GCE N-Level Examination in 2017 as a Secondary 4N(A) student

Aggregate Computation In addition to the MER, your application will be considered based on your ELMAB3 aggregate score.

• Satisfy the minimum entry requirements for the course applied • Meet the requirements for aggregate computation of ELMAB3 and obtain 11 points or better for the raw ELMAB3 aggregate score Minimum Entry Requirements (MER) You must meet the MER in order to be eligible for admission consideration to the various courses in RP. CCAs cannot be used as one of the subjects to meet the MER. There are two types of MER: Science and Technology (S&T) and non-Science and Technology (S&T). Please refer to the respective course’s aggregate score type found on page 22.

CCA cannot be used as one of your subjects to compute your ELMAB3 aggregate score

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ELMAB3 = English Language (EL) + Mathematics (MA) + 3 other best subjects (B3)#

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For Courses featured in Group 1 (Science and Technology) Grades

Minimum Required

English Language Syllabus A

3

Mathematics Syllabus A / Additional Mathematics

3

One of the following relevant subjects:

3

- Design and Technology

- Science (Physics, Biology)

- Food and Nutrition

- Science (Physics, Chemistry)

- Science (Chemistry, Biology) Any two other subjects excluding CCA

3

For Courses featured in Group 2 (non-Science and Technology) Grades

Minimum Required

English Language Syllabus A

2

Mathematics Syllabus A / Additional Mathematics

3

One of the following relevant subjects: - Combined Humanities - Art - Geography - Literature in English - Principles of Accounts - History

3

Any two other subjects excluding CCA

3

Science and Technology Courses (Group 1) Common Engineering Programme (R42)

• Green Building Energy Management (R41)

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• Health Management and Promotion (R43)

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Diploma in:

• Health Services Management (R45)

• Aerospace Avionics (R20)

• Industrial and Operations Management (R11)

• Aerospace Engineering (R40)

• Infocomm Security Management (R55)

• Aviation Management (R39)

• Information Technology (R12)

• Biotechnology (R16)

• Interactive and Digital Media (R31)

• Biomedical Sciences (R14)

• Materials Science (R17)

• Business Applications (R18)

• Marine Science and Aquaculture (R53)

• Business Information Systems (R13)

• Mobile Software Development (R47)

• Electrical and Electronic Engineering (R50)

• Pharmaceutical Sciences (R22)

• Engineering Design with Business (R56)

• Sonic Arts (R24)

• Engineering Systems and Management (R54)

• Sports and Exercise Sciences (R26)

• Environmental Science (R29)

• Sports Coaching (R49)

• Game Design (R35)

• Supply Chain Management (R21)

Non-Science and Technology Courses (Group 2) Diploma in:

• Mass Communication (R32)

• Arts and Theatre Management (R25)

• Media Production and Design (R19)

• Consumer Behaviour and Research (R48)

• Outdoor and Adventure Learning (R33)

• Customer Experience Management with Business (R34)

• Restaurant and Culinary Operations (R46)

• Design for User Experience (R36)

• Social Enterprise Management (R51)

• Hotel and Hospitality Management (R37)

• Sports and Leisure Management (R27)

• Human Resource Management with Psychology (R52)

• Wellness and Hospitality Business (R44)

• Integrated Events Management (R28)


ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO POLYTECHNIC GCE N-LEVEL HOLDERS who do not meet the entry requirements may consider progressing to the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP). DPP students who successfully complete their Higher Nitec courses and attain the required minimum qualifying Higher Nitec Grade Point Average (GPA) scores are guaranteed a place in a polytechnic diploma course mapped to their Higher Nitec course. For more information on DPP, visit www.polytechnic.edu.sg

Summary of the admission requirements and the admission exercises for GCE O-Level and N-Level Holders **

QUALIFICATION

AGGREGATE SCORE REQUIREMENT

ADMISSION EXERCISE

APPLICATION PERIOD PERIOD

GCE O-Level

ELR2B2 ≤ 26*

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

January 2018

ELR2B2 ≤ 26*

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

June / July 2018

ELMAB3 ≤ 11**

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

January 2018

ELMAB3 ≤ 19

Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic

December 2018

GCE N-Level

Programme (DPP)

Admission to Republic Polytechnic (RP) is based on academic merit and available vacancies at the point of posting. Meeting the minimum entry requirements or the aggregate score does not guarantee applicants will be successful during the posting process. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

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*Applicants with lower aggregate scores will be posted first to the course subject to available vacancies. The aggregate score of the last student admitted to the course may be lesser than 26. **Refers to raw aggregate score.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ITE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS Eligibility • Applicants who have obtained a Higher Nitec Certificate with a Grade Point Average (GPA) ≥ 2.0 may apply for admission to the three-year full-time courses appropriate to their qualification. • Applicants who are currently taking DPP with a Grade Point Average (GPA) ≥ 2.5 / ≥ 3.0 will be able to apply for mapped courses. Applicants will be guaranteed a place in one of these mapped courses if the final ITE raw GPA meets the qualifying requirements. • Applicants who have obtained a Nitec Certificate with a Grade Point Average (GPA) ≥ 3.5 may apply for admission to the three-year full-time courses appropriate to their qualification. Applicants must have also sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE N-Level or O-Level examination in addition to possessing the Nitec qualification. • Applicants must also meet the entry requirements for each course. Please click on the following links to view the list of courses and their respective entry requirements offered to: • Higher Nitec holders (https://jpae.polytechnic.edu.sg/App/StaticPage/Higher%20Nitec.html) • Nitec holders (https://jpae.polytechnic.edu.sg/App/StaticPage/Nitec.html) • Higher Nitec DPP graduates (https://jpae.polytechnic.edu.sg/App/StaticPage/DPP.html)

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ITE CERTIFICATE

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

ADMISSION EXERCISE

APPLICATION PERIOD

Nitec*

≥ 3.5

Early Admissions Exercise (ITE Graduates)

June / July 2018

Higher Nitec*

≥ 2.0

Nitec

≥ 3.5

Higher Nitec

≥ 2.0

Higher Nitec (DPP)

≥ 2.5 / ≥ 3.0

Nitec

≥ 3.5

Higher Nitec

≥ 2.0

(EAE(I))

Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE)

February 2018

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

April 2018

Admission to Republic Polytechnic (RP) is based on academic merit and available vacancies at the point of posting. Meeting the minimum entry requirements or the aggregate score does not guarantee applicants will be successful during the posting process. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

*The EAE(I) for 2018 is open to ITE students in the final year of their Nitec or Higher Nitec courses in 2017, including students who have completed their courses in June and September 2017.


FOR HOLDERS OF OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Eligibility To be considered for admission, you need to satisfy the minimum entry requirements (MER) for the course applied.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (MER) EXAMINATION

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)* Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Vokasional (SPMV)*

SPM / SPMV

SPM / SPMV (Before 2009)

• Bahasa Inggeris: [Grade A+ - C]

• Bahasa Inggeris: [Grade: 1A - 6C]

*No Entrance Assessment, IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with SPM/ SPMV qualifications.

• Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade A+ - C]

• Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade: 1A - 6C]

• Any Science Subject: [Grade A+ - C]

• Any Science Subject: [Grade: 1A - 6C]

• Any Other 2 Subjects: [Grade A+ - C]

• Any Other 2 Subjects: [Grade: 1A - 6C]

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)* *No Entrance Assessment, IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with STPM qualifications.

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)* International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)* *No entrance assessment or IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with IGCSE/ GCSE qualifications.

STPM • General Paper (English Medium): [Grade: A - C] or SPM Bahasa Inggeris: [Grade: A+ - C] • Any Mathematics Subject: [Grade: A - C] • Any Relevant Subject: [Grade: A - C]

GCSE / IGCSE • English as First Language: [Grade: A - C] • Mathematics: [Grade: A - C] • Any Relevant Science Subject: [Grade: A - C] • Any Other 2 Subjects: [Grade: A - C] Note: Only English as First Language will be considered

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma*

IB Diploma

*No entrance assessment or IELTS or TOEFL is required for applicants with IB qualifications.

• Mathematics: 5 out of 7

• English: 5 out of 7 • Any Relevant Science Subject: 5 out of 7 Overall score for 5 subjects should be at least 25 Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), Obtain an A-E grade for 3 other H2 subjects, AND Must have taken GCE A-Level examination whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore

Admission to Republic Polytechnic (RP) is based on academic merit and available vacancies at the point of posting. Meeting the minimum entry requirements or the aggregate score does not guarantee applicants will be successful during the posting process. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

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GCE A-Level

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RP COURSES AND ITS LAST AGGREGATE SCORE (LAS) FOR JAE 2017 AND ITE GPA BANDING FOR JPAE 2017 AGGREGATE TYPE

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PLANNED 2017 VACANCY

LAS

ITE GPA BANDING

ELR2B2-A

R25

Arts and Theatre Management

82

20

R32

Mass Communication

100

17

R19

Media Production and Design

151

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R48

Consumer Behaviour and Research

75

19

R34

Customer Experience Management with

210

26

ELR2B2-B

Business R37

Hotel and Hospitality Management

200

20

R52

Human Resource Management with

85

17

Psychology R28

Integrated Events Management

210

25

R33

Outdoor and Adventure Learning

100

26

R46

Restaurant and Culinary Operations

110

26

R51

Social Enterprise Management

50

20

R27

Sports and Leisure Management

110

26

R44

Wellness and Hospitality Business

75

25

(formerly known as Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management)

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ELR2B2-C

26

R20

Aerospace Avionics

90

22

R40

Aerospace Engineering

100

20

R39

Aviation Management

100

18

R14

Biomedical Sciences

145

13

R16

Biotechnology

120

17

R42

Common Engineering Programme

190

26

R50

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

190

26

R56

Engineering Design with Business

75

24

R54

Engineering Systems and Management

100

26

R29

Environmental Science

90

26

R41

Green Building Energy Management

100

26

R11

Industrial and Operations Management

100

26

R53

Marine Science and Aquaculture

52

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AGGREGATE TYPE

ELR2B2-D

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PLANNED 2017 VACANCY

LAS

ITE GPA BANDING

R17

Materials Science

100

26

R22

Pharmaceutical Sciences

188

19

R21

Supply Chain Management

100

22

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R18

Business Applications

150

25

R13

Business Information Systems

150

26

R43

Health Management and Promotion

150

26

R45

Health Services Management

150

26

R55

Infocomm Security Management

80

23

R12

Information Technology

175

26

R31

Interactive and Digital Media

100

24

R47

Mobile Software Development

75

26

R49

Sports Coaching

60

15

R26

Sports and Exercise Sciences

115

20

R36

Design for User Experience

85

22

R35

Game Design

55

20

R24

Sonic Arts

77

20

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FEES AND FINANCIAL SCHEMES Course Fees The Course Fees payable by full-time students comprise of Tuition Fees and Supplementary Fees.

TUITION FEES

TYPE OF FEE (PER ACADEMIC YEAR)

+

SUPPLEMENTARY FEES

=

COURSE FEES PAYABLE

SINGAPORE CITIZENS (S$)

SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENTS (S$)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (WITH GST S$)

Subsidised Tuition Fee payable

2,800.00

5,600.00

10,000.00

Supplementary Fee

80.00

110.00

153.00

Course Fees Payable

2,880.00

5,710.00

10,153.00

Note: The fees above are correct at the time of print and are subject to revision for Academic Year 2018. The revised fees will be released on www.rp.edu.sg/course_fees by the end of April 2018.

MOE Tuition Grant Scheme To subsidise the high cost of tertiary education in Singapore, the Ministry of Education of Singapore (MOE) hands out tuition grants to eligible students on a yearly basis. The Tuition Grant Scheme provides for a maximum of ten (10) semesters of tertiary education.

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In order to enjoy the subsidised tuition fee, all RP students must complete the Tuition Grant Application Form during enrolment. Non-Singaporean students (Singapore Permanent Resident and International Student) must submit online application through MOE website and also sign a Tuition Grant Agreement by which they will be contractually obliged to work in Singapore for a minimum period of three (3) years upon graduation.

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In the event that the tuition grant cannot be executed successfully under exceptional circumstances, the non-subsidised fee is chargeable. Permanent Residents and International Students can log into the TGOnline System, https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg, to view their prevailing Tuition Grant amounts after the online application for the Tuition Grant Scheme is closed. For further enquiries on the Tuition Grant Scheme, please refer to MOE’s website for a list of Frequently Asked Questions at https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg. You may also email MOE Officers at MOE_tgonline@moe.gov.sg.


Financial Schemes 1. TERTIARY TUITION FEE SUBSIDY (TTFS) FOR MALAYS (ADMINISTERED BY MENDAKI) Students who are Malay Singapore Citizens or children of Malay Singapore Citizens, and whose per capita monthly household income (PCI) is below $1,500 are eligible for the following TTFS subsidies: PER CAPITA INCOME (PCI)

ELIGIBLE SUBSIDY

$1,000 and below

100%

$1,001 - $1,200

75%

$1,201 - $1,500

50%

For more information, visit the Mendaki website at www.mendaki.org.sg 2. POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHEME (PSE) The PSE scheme helps parents save for their children’s post-secondary education by maintaining a PostSecondary Education Account (PSEA) for each eligible child. This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families who are investing in the future education of their children, and to prepare them for the economy of the future. The PSEA is not a bank account. It is administered by the Ministry of Education and is set up automatically for all eligible Singaporeans. For enquiries on the PSE scheme, you can contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777, email contact@moe.edu.sg or visit www.moe.gov.sg/initiatives/post-secondary-education-account 3. CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND (CPF) EDUCATION SCHEME Depending on the Available Withdrawal Limit for Education, and other CPF rules, a student may use their own, their siblings’, spouse’s, and parents’ (including step-parents’) CPF savings to pay for up to 100% of their subsidised Tuition Fee, subject to approval by the CPF Board. For students who have applied for the PSEA (Standing Order) and CPF Education Scheme, please note that deductions will be made from the PSEA first. In the event that the funds in the student’s PSEA have been exhausted, the deduction will be made from the CPF account. To find out more about the repayments and interest rates on the loan under the CPF Education scheme, visit www.cpf.gov.sg/Members/Schemes/schemes/other-matters/cpf-education-scheme 4. TUITION FEE LOAN (TFL) SCHEME Under the DBS Tuition Fee Loan Scheme, students of all nationalities can apply for a bank loan of up to 75% of the subsidised tuition fees payable. Loan quantum is subject to revision.

For more information on financial schemes, visit www.rp.edu.sg/financial_schemes

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5. STUDY LOAN (SL) SCHEME Under the DBS Study Loan Scheme, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can apply for a bank loan of up to 25% of the subsidised tuition fees payable (Study Loan A) and / or $2,000 annual living allowance (Study Loan B). Loan quantum is subject to revision.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES At RP, we are committed to helping you develop your talents and realise your potential. To partner you on this journey, we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries. Together with our industry partners and organisations, RP offers more than 300 bond-free scholarships to outstanding students pursuing any of our full-time diploma programmes. Government-funded bursaries such as the CDC / CCC Polytechnic Bursary and MOE bursaries offer up to $2,350 per academic year. Private bursaries donated by industry partners, charitable organisations, individuals, and RP alumni provide other avenues for students to receive assistance. Students who have applied for the Tuition Fee Loan Scheme, CPF Education Scheme or Mendaki Tuition Fee Subsidy Scheme can also apply for a bursary with RP. Visit www.rp.edu.sg/Scholarship to find out more.

Thanks to the scholarship, I was able to take extra lessons outside of school that helped to develop soft skills such as leadership and team bonding. I hope to be a pilot one day and RP has taught me the relevant theories through academic lessons, and industry know-how through hands-on training. These skills will be highly useful in helping me achieve success when I embark on my career! VENKAT VISHWANTH SREENIVASAN

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Diploma in Aerospace Avionics School of Engineering Year 3 Choo-Lim Scholarship Recipient

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I am thankful for the scholarship as it eased a huge financial burden. I’m also grateful because it was a form of recognition by the school, acknowledging my hard work and efforts on my academic and non-academic journeys. I would like to return the favour and be beneficial to society. As such, I hope to teach PE or Sports Science in the future.

The scholarship has helped my family’s finances and enabled me to study with a peace of mind and ease because I do not need to worry about having financial issues. ONG SHI HAN

MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM BIN NASARUDDIN Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences School of Sports, Health and Leisure Year 3 RP Scholarship Recipient

Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management School of Technology for the Arts Year 1 Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship Recipient


ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR AY 2018 / 2019 SEMESTER 1 Teaching Weeks

Monday, 16 April 2018 – Tuesday, 5 June 2018

7.5 weeks

Break

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 – Sunday, 24 June 2018

2.5 weeks

Study Period, Mid-Semester Assessment

Monday, 25 June 2018 – Thursday, 5 July 2018

2 weeks

Teaching Weeks

Friday, 6 July 2018 – Friday, 17 August 2018

6 weeks

Study Period, End-Semester Examination and Make-up Examination

Monday, 20 August 2018 – Monday, 10 September 2018

3 weeks

Vacation

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 – Sunday, 14 October 2018

5 weeks

Teaching Weeks

Monday, 15 October 2018 – Monday, 3 December 2018

7 weeks

Study Period and Mid-Semester Assessment

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 – Friday, 14 December 2018

2 weeks

Break

Saturday, 15 December 2018 – Tuesday, 1 January 2019

2.5 weeks

Teaching Weeks

Wednesday, 2 January 2019 – Thursday, 14 February 2019

6.5 weeks

Study Period, End-Semester Examination and Make-up Examination

Friday, 15 February 2019 – Thursday, 7 March 2019

3 weeks

Vacation

Friday, 8 March 2019 – Sunday, 14 April 2019

5 weeks

SEMESTER 2

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SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE

PROSPECTUS P PRO SPE S SP PECTU CT TU US 2 2018 018 0 01 18 8 | SCH SCHOOL S SC CH HOO OOL O OL O L OF OF A AP APPLIED PPL PL LIIE ED D SCI S SC SCIENCE CIEN ENC CE

RP School of Applied Science (SAS) is home to a vibrant and dynamic community, offering exciting courses to fuel your passion for scientific discovery.

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Immerse in the field of applied science with our academic expertise, advanced facilities and strong industry partnerships. As an SAS student, you will be equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to launch into a successful career in this industry. At SAS, you will learn about cutting-edge technologies and gain valuable hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facilities such as our aquaculture centre, Aquaria. You will then put theory into practice through our close working relationships with key industry players and active engagement in ground-breaking research initiatives. For example, our strong partnerships with Wilmar International, ST Kinetics and BASF have led to the establishment of joint laboratories. Other collaborative initiatives include the RPKhoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) Teaching Dispensary and the RP-Unity Teaching Retail Pharmacy, the only polytechnic training facility in pharmacy practice. Look forward to gaining a head start in this highly competitive industry as you will have the opportunity to intern with leading companies.

Diploma in ● Biomedical Sciences ● Biotechnology ● Environmental Science ● Marine Science and Aquaculture ● Materials Science ● Pharmaceutical Sciences

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PROGRAMMES OFFERED

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Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (R14)

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Understand how diseases evolve and take the lead in addressing today’s most challenging health issues.

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AIDS, Zika and Ebola – these are just some of the super viruses threatening the lives of people all over the world. With the emergence of more resilient and complex diseases, medical professionals must have the skills, knowledge and technology to combat these threats. In addition to treating illnesses, early detection and intervention measures will minimise the effects of these diseases so that health will be restored at lower costs. With the Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (DBMS), you will be equipped with the scientific skills and knowledge to address the health issues of today and the future.

Covering topics from molecules to the human genome, this programme will give you an understanding of how diseases evolve. What is more, you will have the option to specialise in either Biomedical Research or Medical Laboratory Technology, with the latter leading to accreditation from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. With hands-on training on powerful diagnostic technologies, you will be well prepared for a rewarding career in the biomedical science field. And through internships at leading institutions such as the National University of Singapore and A*STAR research laboratories, you will gain real-world experience in the field of cutting-edge research.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Develop practical knowledge and technical skills for working with DNA, cells and medical technologies ● Gain in-depth understanding of how to plan and design biomedical experiments ● Receive extensive hands-on training in specialised laboratories ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as the A*STAR Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Parkway Laboratory Services, Raffles Medical Group, or Singapore General Hospital

I enjoyed my learning journey at SAS. The Problem-based Learning approach has transformed me to be a self-directed learner and a problem-solver. RP and my programme have prepared me well to face the rapidly evolving working environment of the healthcare industry.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DBMS graduates can look forward to career opportunities in private and public organisations involved in research, manufacturing and services in the biomedical science and healthcare sectors. You will be well prepared to take on roles such as: ● Biomedical Research Assistant

● Medical Technologist ● Quality Control / Quality Assurance Officer

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● Laboratory Technologist ● Medical and Laboratory Product Specialist

TANG LIAN KWANG Diploma in Biomedical Sciences 2017 Graduate Enrolled into Bachelor of Nursing at the National University of Singapore

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SPECIALISATION TRACKS

Biomedical Research ● Pursue a multidisciplinary study of health and diseases ● Learn about the biological and molecular sciences underpinning modern medicine ● Develop an understanding of diseases based on experimental results and finding potential treatments

Medical Laboratory Technology ● Gain a good understanding of human biology and state-of-the-art medical diagnostics ● Focus on laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

A201

Chemistry

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

B102

Organisational Behaviour

Option 1: Biomedical Research Track

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

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DISCIPLINE MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A234

Neurobiology

A321

Proteomics

A322

Genomics

A331

Cell Cycle and Oncology

A332

Structural Biology

A351

Medical Microbiology

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

Option 2: Medical Laboratory Technology Track

A104

Biology

A234

Neurobiology

A204

Anatomy and Physiology II

A251

Medical Technology

A221

Microbiology

A351

Medical Microbiology

A222

Molecular and Cell Biology

A352

Diagnostic Pathology

A223

Biochemistry

A353

Clinical Chemistry

A231

Immunology

A354

Haematology

A232

Genetics

A233

Pharmacology and Toxicology

A301

Laboratory Management


COURSE STRUCTURE

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) A300

Project

A931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: A202

Chemistry II

A205

Epidemiologic Methods

A224

Recombinant DNA Technologies

A252

Patient Care

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 24

Discipline

40

Specialisation

24

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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General

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Diploma in Biotechnology (R16)

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Manage and solve global challenges – from the development of food products and supplies, to protecting human health and the environment – through the innovative use of biotechnology.

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Biotechnology plays an important role in our lives, impacting everything from the food we eat and the medicine we use, to the environment around us. With the Diploma in Biotechnology (DBIO), you will discover how to harness the power of biotechnology to manage global challenges in areas such as sustainable food supply, human health and genetic engineering. Learn all about life and biomedical sciences research with a particular emphasis on the applications of cellular and biological processes

in the healthcare and food industry. You will also have the option to specialise in either Biotechnology Research or Food and Nutrition. Expect extensive hands-on training in our cuttingedge laboratories that will help you develop valuable skills. In addition, through internships and collaborative projects with major industry players, you have the opportunity to gain real-world experience that will greatly benefit your career.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire knowledge regarding existing uses, potential applications and social implications of biotechnology ● Gain a broad foundation in the concepts and fundamentals of biotechnology, including key technologies for working with DNA, proteins and cells ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as A*STAR research institutes, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Old Chang Kee, Wilmar International, and Roche Singapore Technical Operations

RP helped me realise my potential and nurtured me into a motivated individual. My RP lecturers were amazing in passing down their expertise to us. One thing I learnt in RP is that it does not matter where you come from, but if you persevere, it is possible to achieve great things.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DBIO graduate, you can pursue a career in the biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, food development, or food supply industries. You can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as: ● Food Industry and Microbiology Specialist

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● Health Education Officer ● Quality Control Officer or Quality Analyst in biomedical, biotechnology, food, or pharmaceuticals companies ● Research and Development Laboratory Technician ● Sales and Marketing Representative in the life sciences and biomedical industries

KHALILATUL HANISAH BINTE MOHD Diploma in Biotechnology 2015 Graduate Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at University College London

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SPECIALISATION TRACKS

Biotechnology Research ● Gain a broad foundation in the concepts and fundamentals of biotechnology ● Develop valuable skills required in genetic modification of organisms ● Learn about the biological and molecular processes involved in diseased conditions ● Discover the technology behind the development of modern medicine

Food and Nutrition ● Learn how recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering are used in the development of healthy foods and food production ● Gain relevant skills to support the growing food and nutrition industries at the local, regional and global front ● Learn skills and techniques employed in the safe production of food ● Gain knowledge of key concepts in human nutrition

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

A201

Chemistry

B102

Organisational Behaviour

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Option 1: Biotechnology Research Track A241

Cell Culture

G107

Effective Communication

A364

Analytical Instrumentation

G905

Life Skills

A385

Bioprospecting

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

Option 2: Food and Nutrition Track

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DISCIPLINE MODULES (52 MCs REQUIRED)

40

A337

Nutrition

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A349

Food Science

A104

Biology

A382

Industrial and Food Biotechnology

A202

Chemistry II

A221

Microbiology

A222

Molecular and Cell Biology

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A223

Biochemistry

A300

Project

A224

Recombinant DNA Technologies

A931

A231

Immunology

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

A232

Genetics

A301

Laboratory Management

A321

Proteomics

A322

Genomics

A332

Structural Biology


COURSE STRUCTURE

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

Select one module from the list below:

Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

A346

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

A364

Analytical Instrumentation

A365

Current Good Manufacturing Practice

A375

Dietary Supplements

A382

Industrial and Food Biotechnology

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Biotechnology, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

52

Specialisation

12

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Environmental Science (R29)

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Join the battle to protect the environment and create a sustainable future with innovative technologies.

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Deforestation, global warming and pollution are just some of the environmental problems which we are facing. With emerging and challenging environmental problems, there is now a greater need for innovative scientific talents who are passionate about finding solutions.

biotechnology solutions and government policies can help build a sustainable future by better managing our biodiversity, water, air, and waste. You will have the option to specialise in either Environmental Technology and Management or Environmental Biotechnology.

As a Diploma in Environmental Science (DENV) student, you will gain the skills and knowledge to take on the environmental issues of the 21st century and beyond.

Develop valuable skills related to topics such as renewable energy and water technology with handson training in our cutting-edge laboratories. What is more, you will acquire real-world experience through internships in government and corporate organisations.

Through a curriculum that spans a broad range of environmental topics, you will learn how innovative


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Understand key environmental challenges including air, land and water pollution, solid waste and wastewater generation, and global warming ● Acquire valuable knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in the environmental and technology sectors ● Gain insights into best practices and current strategies in managing the global environment across sectors ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as the National Environment Agency, National Parks Board, Senoko Energy, or Singapore Membrane Technology Centre

I am glad that I chose DENV at RP. This diploma helped me realise the urgency and importance of protecting the environment. As an environmentalist myself, I hope to apply the knowledge I have gained to make this world more liveable and sustainable.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DENV graduate, you can enjoy career prospects in the environmental, water services, petrochemical, and semiconductor industries. You will be well equipped to take on roles such as: ● Conservation and Outreach Officer ● Environmental Health and Safety Technician

● Water Laboratory Technician

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● Environmental Officer ● Research Laboratory Technician

TAN JIAN KWANG, KENETH Diploma in Environmental Science 2017 Graduate NParks Gold Award recipient Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Physics / Applied Physics at Nanyang Technological University

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SPECIALISATION TRACKS

Environmental Technology and Management ● Understand key environmental engineering principles ● Discover how engineering practices can be applied to solve environmental problems ● Address the challenges of protecting and sustaining the Earth’s resources using cuttingedge technologies ● Learn about water supply, waste disposal and recycling

Environmental Biotechnology ● Gain a solid grasp of current environmentally friendly technologies and solutions ● Explore the use of microbes in treating wastewater ● Study bacteria populations in their natural habitat ● Discover new opportunities in the design of biological treatment systems ● Be equipped with in-depth biotechnological knowledge to protect and restore the environment

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

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GENERAL MODULES (32 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

A113

Mathematics

A114

Mathematics II

A201

Chemistry

Option 1: Environmental Biotechnology Track

B102

Organisational Behaviour

A206

Environmental Science

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

A208

Ecology and Earth Science

A223

Biochemistry

G107

Effective Communication

A224

Recombinant DNA Technologies

G905

Life Skills

A231

Immunology

A232

Genetics

A334

Pollution Control and Monitoring

A347

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

A348

Water and Wastewater Treatment

DISCIPLINE MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) A104

Biology

A202

Chemistry II

A221

Microbiology

A222

Molecular and Cell Biology

A301

Laboratory Management

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:


COURSE STRUCTURE

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

A300

Project

A931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

Option 2: Environmental Technology and Management Track A206

Environmental Science

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

A208

Ecology and Earth Science

Select one module from the list below:

A308

Environment, Health and Safety

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A309

Environmental Management and Assessment

A203

Applied Physics

A334

Pollution Control and Monitoring

A209

Marine Ecology and Conservation

A335

Energy Utilisation and Management

A364

Analytical Instrumentation

A347

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

A348

Water and Wastewater Treatment

A393

Membrane Technologies

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Environmental Science, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 32

Discipline

20

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture (R53)

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Immerse yourself in the world of marine conservation and aquaculture, and help manage and protect the world’s precious oceans and ocean resources.

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With global warming and overfishing, marine and aquatic life are under serious threat. To prevent marine species from further depletion and extinction, we must increase our efforts in conservation and sustainable fish farming practices. In support of this, the Singapore government has plans to increase the local supply of fish from 7% to 15%. The Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture (DMAC) puts you on track to help preserve and protect the world’s precious ocean assets. During your course, you will learn about topics such as aquaculture technologies, production systems, aquatic harvesting, marine conservation, the management of aquatic animal health, and postharvesting handling of seafood.

Look forward to getting up close and personal with all sorts of aquatic life in this course. This handson approach will help you to understand, protect and manage diverse marine ecosystems and resources. Our facilities include the Aquaria, the first aquaculture centre at a local polytechnic. Featuring five outdoor tanks and a sophisticated indoor facility, this state-of-the-art laboratory is a technologically advanced teaching and learning facility. As you will have the opportunity to intern in marine and aquaculture-related industries and research institutes, you will be able to put theory into practice and develop valuable real-world skills to prepare for a career in this field.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Develop skills and knowledge to help conserve marine ecosystems and ensure a sustainable supply of fish ● Learn to use advanced technology to support the design and setup of aquaculture facilities ● Work with fishes, manatees, dolphins, and other aquatic animals as an effort for conservation of marine biodiversity ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme at local or overseas research institutes, aquaculture facilities and conservation sanctuaries

The launch of the DMAC is timely as students will be trained on an evidence-based approach to problem-solving and I believe the capabilities and skillsets these graduates acquire is what the industry needs to innovate and transform.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DMAC graduate, you are well prepared to start a marine science and / or aquaculture-related career in roles such as: ● Aquaculture Laboratory Assistant ● Aquarist

A/PROF MATTHEW TAN Chief Executive Officer, Oceanus Tech Pte Ltd Chief Technology Officer, Oceanus Group Limited

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● Production Technologist ● Regulatory Officer

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

A300

Project

A201

Chemistry

A931

B102

Organisational Behaviour

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

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ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: A206

Environmental Science

DISCIPLINE MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A208

Ecology and Earth Science

A308

Environment, Health and Safety

A104

Biology

A309

A202

Chemistry II

Environmental Management and Assessment

A221

Microbiology

B216

Marketing

A222

Molecular and Cell Biology

A232

Genetics

A301

Laboratory Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A209

Marine Ecology and Conservation

A236

Marine and Freshwater Biology

A237

Chemical Oceanography and Water Chemistry

A238

Aquaculture Technology

A239

Applied Genetics and Fish Breeding

A240

Health Management of Marine and Freshwater Organisms

A338

Fisheries and Farm Operations

A339

Aquaculture Production

A340

Feed Formulation and Nutrition

A350

Seafood Handling, Processing and Food Safety

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

24

Specialisation

40

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Materials Science (R17)

Discover the magic of materials science and lead the next breakthrough in materials design.

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Ever wondered what Iron Man’s indestructible suit is made of or why some mobile phones are waterproof?

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Materials science knowledge can help you find the answers to these questions. Whether you are building your own indestructible suit, creating a crash-proof car or launching a submersible mobile phone, you need materials knowledge to select the right materials and components.

With the Diploma in Materials Science (DMTS), learn the importance of materials science and how it is used in virtually everything. Guided by dedicated and experienced teaching staff, you will be equipped with the relevant skills to thrive in any industry.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Be able to visualise the right materials used for any project, be it super-light and super-strong materials for concept cars, or the next generation of flexible electronic devices ● Be equipped with the skills needed to pre-empt material failures to prevent disastrous accidents ● Develop techniques to shape materials for any application and learn how to process materials through theoretical and hands-on lessons ● Gain practical knowledge needed for inspecting and monitoring materials quality and safety ● Undergo a 20-week industry attachment programme with Singapore’s best research institutes as well as local and multinational companies such as Rolls-Royce, Baxter, Setsco Services, or Akzo Nobel

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

I chose DMTS because Physics and Chemistry have always been my favourite subjects. I believe that having knowledge of materials science is important due to its possible benefits to the community. In future, I aspire to be a lecturer so that I can share my knowledge and interest with my students.

BENJAMIN HO Diploma in Materials Science 2017 Graduate Currently serving National Service

As a DMTS graduate, you are well prepared for career opportunities with world-class organisations in industries ranging from aerospace to automobiles. Some of the positions that you could take on include:

● Assistant Manufacturing Engineer ● Laboratory Technologist ● Quality Assurance Specialist ● Semiconductor Industrial Specialist ● System Engineer

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● Aerospace Industrial Specialist ● Assistant Engineer

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SPECIALISATION TRACKS

Advanced Materials ● Learn about technological advances in materials science and engineering that transform the aerospace, marine, automobile, sports, and construction industries ● Acquire knowledge of 3D printing, additive manufacturing, advanced composites, and nanotechnology and venture into the promising future of technology

Biomedical Materials ● Develop biomaterials for various medical applications that are set to transform people’s lives ● Join the rapidly growing fields of biosensors, biomedical devices and stem cell and tissue engineering and make a difference

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules.There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

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GENERAL MODULES (32 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

A113

Mathematics

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

A114

Mathematics II

Option 1: Advanced Materials Track

A201

Chemistry

A291

Materials Science

B102

Organisational Behaviour

A292

Polymer and Composite Science

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

A333

Nanotechnology

A345

Biomaterials

G107

Effective Communication Life Skills

A391

Materials Processing

G905

A392

Advanced Materials

A394

Materials Analysis

DISCIPLINE MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

A395

Composite Materials Design and Applications

A104

Biology

A396

A202

Chemistry II

Additive Manufacturing for Applied Materials

A203

Applied Physics

A301

Laboratory Management

A364

Analytical Instrumentation


COURSE STRUCTURE

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

A300

Project

A931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

Option 2: Biomedical Materials Track A222

Molecular and Cell Biology

A291

Materials Science

A292

Polymer and Composite Science

A341

Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering

Select one module from the list below:

A342

Biosensor Technology and Biomedical Devices

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A333

Nanotechnology

A345

Biomaterials

A342

A391

Materials Processing

Biosensor Technology and Biomedical Devices

A392

Advanced Materials

E341

Electronic and Semiconductor Materials

A394

Materials Analysis

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Materials Science, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 32

Discipline

20

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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General

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Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (R22)

Become a valued practitioner in the field of pharmaceuticals and develop skills that can help improve health and even save lives.

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Pharmaceutical sciences play a key role in effective human health management by determining how we use drugs to manage and improve our health and well-being.

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As a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPHM) student, you will be equipped with critical knowledge and skills in areas such as drug discovery and development, clinical pharmacy, medication review, and patient counselling. Through this course, you will acquire valuable insight into how drugs are regulated and dispensed worldwide. Depending on your interests, you can choose to specialise in either Pharmacy Practice or Industrial Pharmacy and Marketing.

You will also gain industry-relevant skills through extensive hands-on training in our joint laboratories. The RP-Khoo Teck Puat (KTPH) Teaching Dispensary, the first and only facility of its kind among Singapore’s five polytechnics, simulates a hospital pharmacy setting to hone medication dispensing skills. This is complemented by the RP-Unity Teaching Retail Pharmacy, where you will learn skills in retail operations, and the RPBASF Pharmaceutical Laboratory, where you learn about drug formulation and compounding skills. These, coupled with internships at hospitals, drug manufacturing plants and other organisations, will give you real-world experience.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Gain a broad foundation of knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences, encompassing disciplines such as chemistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics ● Understand best practices and societal considerations of the pharmaceutical industry ● Develop skills in clinical pharmacy, medication review and patient counselling ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Unity Pharmacy, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, or Beacons Pharmaceuticals

RP sends us students who are filled with the right attitude towards learning; they are always on their toes, easy to instruct and a pleasure to teach. I believe this starts with the wonderful culture that RP has built with its excellent faculty. Their dedication lives on in the students they produce, year after year!

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DPHM graduate, you are highly sought after in healthcare institutions, research laboratories and companies that develop and distribute pharmaceuticals. You can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as: ● Clinic Supervisor ● Clinical Research Coordinator

DR DOREEN TAN SU-YIN Chief Pharmacist Associate Consultant (Pharmacist) and Cardiology Specialist Pharmacist Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Alexandra Health System)

● Medical Representative ● Pharmacy Technician

● Sales / Product Executive

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● Quality Control Technologist ● Research Assistant

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SPECIALISATION TRACKS

Pharmacy Practice ● Acquire clinical skills such as compounding extemporaneous preparations and dispensing ● Learn to effectively communicate with the public, patients and healthcare professionals through hands-on experience in clinical and retail pharmacy settings ● Develop capabilities for managing problems in a dynamic pharmaceutical environment

Industrial Pharmacy and Marketing ● Gain a strong foundation in the application of good manufacturing practices and gain relevant experience through industry attachments ● Be exposed to applications of analytical instrumentation and formulation techniques in pharmaceutical manufacturing ● Learn different skills and strategies involved in sales and marketing of healthcare-related products

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

A201

Chemistry

B102

Organisational Behaviour

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

A271

Pharmaceutical Calculations

G107

Effective Communication

A346

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

G905

Life Skills

A365

Current Good Manufacturing Practice

A371

Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice

A372

Pharmaceutical Legislation

A373

Pharmaceutics

A375

Dietary Supplements

A376

Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing

A476

Pharmaceutical Compounding

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DISCIPLINE MODULES ( 32 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A104

Biology

A202

Chemistry II

A221

Microbiology

A222

Molecular and Cell Biology

A223

Biochemistry

A233

Pharmacology and Toxicology

A301

Laboratory Management

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below: Option 1: Industrial Pharmacy and Marketing Track


COURSE STRUCTURE

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

A300

Project

A931

Industry Immersion Programme

Option 2: Pharmacy Practice Track A252

Patient Care

A271

Pharmaceutical Calculations

A346

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

A371

Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice

A372

Pharmaceutical Legislation

A373

Pharmaceutics

A475

Good Dispensing Practice

A476

Pharmaceutical Compounding

A477

Clinical Skills in Pharmacy Practice

(20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 24

Discipline

32

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

At the RP School of Engineering (SEG), we do more than imparting knowledge. We develop you to be an innovative, passionate and industry-ready professional.

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Hone your academic and technical skills with relevant hands-on training and experience the thrill of working on ground-breaking engineering projects such as Shell EcoMarathon competition, which involves the design, build and test of an energy efficient car. At SEG, you will be exposed to state-of-theart technologies in our high-tech laboratories such as the Engineering Design Studio, Supply Chain Innovation Lab, and the Aerospace Hub (ARCH) – which includes a Flight Simulation Lab, a Virtual Aerodrome Lab and a hanger facility certified as a Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 147 (SAR-147) Maintenance Training Organisation by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Our strong industry ties with established companies and leading associations have kept our curriculum current and industry-relevant. In addition, you will gain valuable real-world experience through industry internships, projects and talks. This exposure will give you a head start in the engineering industry. Beyond our curriculum, what sets SEG apart is our dedicated staff. With years of experience and an enduring passion for engineering, our dedicated lecturers will share their expertise and mentor you to achieve your aspirations. Enrol in SEG today and transform your passion into a thriving career.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED Common Engineering Programme Diploma in

● Aviation Management ● Electrical and Electronic Engineering ● Engineering Design with Business ● Engineering Systems and Management ● Green Building Energy Management ● Industrial and Operations Management ● Supply Chain Management

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● Aerospace Avionics ● Aerospace Engineering

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Common Engineering Programme (R42)

Build a solid foundation of skills and kick-start an exciting career in engineering!

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Not sure which field of engineering to specialise in? The Common Engineering Programme (CEP) is the perfect primer. Conducted in your first semester of study, this programme exposes you to the various engineering disciplines.

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At the end of the course, you will have everything you need to know to make an informed decision and a solid foundation in engineering to commence your learning journey at SEG!


COURSE STRUCTURE In your first semester, you will take the following modules: A107

Physics

A113

Mathematics

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E112

Engineering Design

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Through the CEP, I was exposed to various engineering disciplines which led me to make a well-informed choice on which SEG diploma I should pursue.

GRADUATION CRITERIA

Upon completion of the Common Engineering Programme, you must satisfy the graduation criteria of the diploma programme in which you enrol.

JUSTICA TAN WAN LING Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management 2017 Graduate Previously enrolled in the Common Engineering Programme

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Diploma in Aerospace Avionics (R20)

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Master the fundamentals of aviation maintenance and get a first-class ticket to one of Singapore’s most dynamic industries.

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Singapore has witnessed tremendous growth in the air travel industry over the years, particularly in the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector. This means that there are exciting career opportunities for professional aircraft engineers in Singapore and beyond. The Diploma in Aerospace Avionics (DAA) equips you with the skills and knowledge to embark on a career in the aviation industry by immersing you in the high-tech world of aircraft electrical systems, instruments and avionics. You will enjoy first-hand experience in the use of flight instruments and controls in an aircraft cockpit

through practical training exercises. You will also gain access to a range of first-class facilities such as the A320 Aircraft Cockpit Simulator Lab, the Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems Lab, as well as our hangar facility, the ARCH. Through industry attachments with companies in the aerospace industry, the DAA provides you with realworld aviation experience. As the DAA curriculum is aligned with the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66), as specified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, you can look forward to an exciting career as an aircraft maintenance engineer.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Receive training in the fundamentals of aerospace avionics, including aircraft electrical systems, instrumentation and sensors ● Be familiarised with industry standards and avionics system requirements ● Acquire necessary avionics skills to join the fast moving aerospace industry ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with companies such as Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia, Panasonic Avionics Services Singapore, and Thales Solutions Asia

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DAA graduate, you can look forward to an exciting career in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector, as well as industries related to the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of aircraft flight components. You will be well prepared to take on roles such as:

Throughout my three years in RP, I have grown to be an effective problem-solver, a better communicator and a confident team leader. The Problem-based Learning (PBL) approach allows me to achieve a competitive edge among my peers. What’s more, activities such as Engineering In Community (EIC) and Service-Learning (both local and overseas) created opportunities for me to give back to the society as well.

ANDY ONG Diploma in Aerospace Avionics 2017 Graduate REPUBLIC Award Winner

● Aircraft Electrical / Avionics System Specialist ● Assistant Engineer ● Associate Engineer ● Avionics Equipment Test Engineer

● Technical Marketing Associate Engineer ● Technical Support Personnel

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● Licensed Aircraft Engineer ● Regulatory Officer

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

E238

Aviation Legislation and Human Factors

A113

Mathematics

E364

Aviation Maintenance Practices

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E366

Aircraft Electrical Systems

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E367

Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems

G107

Effective Communication

E368

Auto-flight Systems

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E116

Computer Programming

E207

Communication Systems

E219

Analogue Electronics

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

E221

Aerodynamics and Propulsion

Select one module from the list below:

E232

Aircraft Instrument Systems

E236

Aircraft Materials

E234

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals

E302

Data Acquisition and Sensors

E250

Digital Techniques and Electronic Instrument Systems

E372

Aircraft Inspection

E251

Circuit Analysis and Control

E253

Electronic Design and Development

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

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GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Aerospace Avionics, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

44

Specialisation

20

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (R40)

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Become an expert in advanced technologies and bring the aerospace industry to greater heights.

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With the rapid growth in Singapore’s aerospace engineering sector, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) companies are urgently seeking skilled professionals to join their ranks. Get a flying start to a high-soaring career in a fast-growing and dynamic field with the Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (DAE). Through the DAE, you will gain a solid foundation in aircraft structural maintenance, engine maintenance and repair, and understand the strict aviation regulations that keep our skies safe. Aspiring aerospace professionals can look forward to handson training in our first-rate laboratories, which include a hangar facility with an actual aircraft.

Through industry attachments with MRO companies, you will be able to hone your technical skills and jump-start your career with leading aviation companies such as Singapore Technologies Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia. The DAE is now a Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 147 (SAR-147) Maintenance Training Organisation approved training course. You can look forward to commence your aerospace engineering career right from Year 1, as this course leads to your eventual certification as licensed Aircraft Engineer.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Gain a solid grounding in aircraft structural maintenance, and engine maintenance and repair ● Understand the complexities of aerospace engineering and safety protocols ● Acquire the necessary mechanical engineering skills to join the fast-growing MRO market in Asia ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with aerospace companies such as Vector Aerospace Asia, UTC Aerospace System, or Turbine Overhaul Services

I appreciate every moment spent in RP. The lecturers are exemplary models with wealth of experiences and ideas. I can proudly testify that RP has laid a strong foundation in me to overcome real-life challenges.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES With a solid foundation in technical skills, DAE graduates are poised to take up a comprehensive range of high-flying careers with leading companies such as Eurocopter, Hawker Pacific and RollsRoyce. You will be able to pursue opportunities in roles such as: ● Airframe and Engine Inspector ● Assistant Engineer

● Non-Destructive Testing Inspector ● Technical Support Personnel ● Workshop Engineer

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● Licensed Aircraft Engineer ● Material / Production Planner

SELVARAJ PICHAMUTHU Diploma in Aerospace Engineering with Merit 2013 Graduate Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) International Student Scholarship recipient Graduated with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering) from SIT in 2015 Currently working as Engineer (Aircraft Structures, Engineering Service Department) at ST Aerospace Service Co Pte.Ltd

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

E238

Aviation Legislation and Human Factor

A113

Mathematics

E364

Aviation Maintenance Practices

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E369

Airframe Structures

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E371

Turbine Engine Systems

E372

Aircraft Inspection

E374

Airframe Systems

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme or E933 Aerospace Engineering Skills Training (20 MCs)

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E116

Computer Programming

E120

Mechanics

E220

Mechanics II

E221

Aerodynamics and Propulsion

E233

Thermofluids

Select one module from the list below:

E234

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals

E232

Aircraft Instrument Systems

E236

Aircraft Materials

E239

Aircraft Hardware

E250

Digital Techniques and Electronic Instrument Systems

E246

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals II

E326

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

40

Specialisation

24

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Aviation Management (R39)

Get the inside track on aviation management and become a master of flight operations!

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Singapore is renowned as a world-class air hub, and this status will be reinforced with the completion of Project Jewel. As this vibrant sector continues to grow, so will the demand for skilled professionals in the local aviation management industry.

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The Diploma in Aviation Management (DAVM) provides you with specialist and management skills that will make you a prime addition to international airlines and airports worldwide. To enhance your aviation expertise and capabilities, you will receive extensive hands-on training in the A320 Aircraft Cockpit Simulator Lab, Virtual Aerodrome Laboratory and, our hangar facility, the ARCH.

Gain real-world experience through industry attachments with companies such as Qatar Airways and Jetstar Asia, and venture into exciting areas such as airline fleet management, airline planning, rostering, and aircrew management. The best part? You will have the opportunity to earn your pilot licence with the Singapore Youth Flying Club.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Be trained in aviation management specialities such as flight operations, airside operations, airport terminal management, and airline operations ● Gain a sound understanding and acquire practical skills in aircraft systems, airport planning and design, distribution, and transportation ● Contribute to the aviation workforce in a variety of specialist or broad-based professional roles, including as a pilot or air traffic control officer ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with leading organisations such as Changi Airport Group (CAG), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), or Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DAVM graduate, you are fully prepared for a career in all areas of the airline industry and airport terminal operations. You will be in a good position to pursue roles such as:

● Aircraft Dispatcher ● Airline Executive / Manager ● Airline Station Manager ● Airport Terminal Duty Manager ● Cabin Crew ● Pilot

CHONG JING YI Diploma in Civil Aviation (Now known as Diploma in Aviation Management) 2016 Graduate Currently pursuing a Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at the National University of Singapore

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● Air Operations Centre Coordinator ● Air Traffic Control Officer

My three years in RP has equipped me with essential knowledge for university studies. It has enabled me to be a more confident person. RP’s PBL pedagogy has prepared me well to take on research assignments and presentations in NUS.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

E360

Airport Planning and Design

A113

Mathematics

E361

Flight Operations Management

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E362

Airport Management

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E370

Human Factors and Aviation Safety

E373

G107

Effective Communication

Airside Operations and Air Traffic Management

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E115

Programming and Data Analysis

E210

Operations Planning

E213

Engineering Cost Decisions

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

E214

Statistical Methods for Engineering

Select one module from the list below:

E216

Distribution and Transportation

B220

Microeconomics

E221

Aerodynamics and Propulsion

E212

Facilities Planning and Design

E230

Aircraft Systems

E328

Project Management

E231

Avionics Systems

E364

Aviation Maintenance Practices

E237

Airline Operations

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FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Aviation Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

44

Specialisation

20

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (R50)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Stay charged for a rewarding career in the electronics industry.

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With the industry continuing to transform amid technological developments, the electronics industry remains a major economic sector in Singapore. It is no surprise that there is a vast demand for engineers with relevant training and versatile skillsets. As a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DEEE) student, you will receive a broad and flexible education in key growth areas such as digital media and communications, biomedical electronics and microelectronics. You can look forward to honing your technical skills with plenty of hands-on training in our cutting-edge laboratories.

Our strong industry networks will gain you access to highly competitive spots in market-relevant engineering internships and research and development (R&D) projects. In the learning process, you will transform into a passionate, skilled and highly versatile problemsolver – all traits that are highly coveted by industry leaders such as Singtel, Micron Semiconductor Asia, Philips, and Panasonic.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Achieve a broad-based foundation in electrical and electronics applications across specialities such as semiconductors, digital media and biomedical engineering ● Acquire practical skills through hands-on training in our cutting-edge joint-industry laboratories ● Participate in R&D projects with industryleading companies and receive valuable industry experience ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with companies such as GlobalFoundries, Hill-Rom, Micron Semiconductor Asia, Sennheiser, Panasonic, Rohde & Schwarz Asia, or Texas Instruments

The DEEE programme’s value lies in enhancing its graduates’ versatility and readiness to work in varied sectors of the electrical and electronics industry. I believe DEEE graduates are the ‘new-age’ engineers that companies like Philips are looking out for.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DEEE graduate, you can embark on a career in a wide range of industries, from aerospace and digital media to robotics, biomedical manufacturing and telecommunications. You can pursue roles such as:

MR JOHN NGOH Director (Customer Service and Ops) Philips Healthcare

● Associate Electronics Engineer ● Associate Engineer

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● Engineering Assistant ● Research Assistant

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A107

Physics

A113

Mathematics

Choose one out of three specialisation tracks listed below:

B102

Organisational Behaviour

Option 2: Microelectronics Track

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

A201

Chemistry

E341

Electronic and Semiconductor Materials

G107

Effective Communication

E343

Wafer Fabrication and Packaging

G905

Life Skills

E344

Thin Film Technology

E345

Measurement Techniques and Failure Analysis

E348

Nanotechnology Applications

DISCIPLINE MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

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Option 3: Digital Media and Communications Track

E105

Digital Electronics

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E206

Microcontroller Systems

E116

Computer Programming

E207

Communication Systems

E117

Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

E311

Mobile Communications

E312

Data Communications

E201

Digital Electronics II

E314

Multimedia Processing and Broadcast

E219

Analogue Electronics

E319

Embedded Systems

E251

Circuit Analysis and Control

E252

Linear IC Applications

E253

Electronic Design and Development

SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

Choose one out of three specialisation tracks listed below: Option 1: Biomedical Electronics Track A103

Anatomy and Physiology

E206

Microcontroller Systems

E335

Biomedical Imaging

E336

Biomedical Signal Processing

E337

Biomedical Equipment

E338

Biomedical Instrumentation

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)


COURSE STRUCTURE

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

Select one module from the list below:

Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

E302

Data Acquisition and Sensors

E308

Display Technologies

E328

Project Management

E346

Integrated Circuit Design and Layout

GRADUATION CRITERIA

To graduate with a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

40

Specialisation

24

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Engineering Design with Business (R56)

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Help drive Singapore’s aspirations to become the world’s first Smart Nation.

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Technology start-ups are at the heart of it all to gear Singapore into becoming the world’s first Smart Nation. This means a greater demand for manpower with multidisciplinary expertise in the areas of innovation, engineering and business management skills. The Diploma in Engineering Design with Business (DEDB) integrates your love for engineering, entrepreneurship and innovation to deliver a learning journey like no other. Combining engineering, function, cost analysis, aesthetics, and lifestyle, you will be challenged to tackle problems from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Through practical and theory lessons, you will be trained to design, develop and implement engineering solutions that are focused on business processes. And with Singapore’s aspirations and the government’s efforts to build an innovation-driven economy, you are set for a world of opportunities after graduation. Graduates will have the knowledge and versatile skillset to succeed in a wide range of engineering industries.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Gain a broad-based foundation in design thinking, engineering and business applications ● Master the various fields of knowledge in Engineering Design and Business and be equipped with the right skillset to contribute to Singapore’s future as a smart and innovationdriven economy ● Acquire practical skills through hands-on training in our design studio and engineering lab ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with leading companies in the areas of product design or product improvement departments of MNCs or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

The DEDB programme, with its emphasis on engineering, design, and practical business skills, provides students with a holistic engineering education, while giving them a solid foundation in the key factors that drive business decisions. Skills learnt will be an asset for both the students and the companies they join.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DEDB graduate, you are well equipped for a career in the business and engineering sectors, including in the areas of:

MR ARVIND C PATEL Director, Engineering InspiRain Technologies Pte Ltd

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A107

Physics

E254

Electronic Devices and Circuits

A113

Mathematics

E260

Applied Mechanics

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E261

Innovation and Design Thinking

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

T262

Introduction to User Experience

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

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DISCIPLINE MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

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DISCIPLINE MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

B101

Entrepreneurship

B107

Accounting

B217

Sales Management

E105

Digital Electronics

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E116

Computer Programming

E117

Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

E213

Engineering Cost Decisions

E224

Engineering Materials

SPECIALISATION MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED) E245

Systems and Project Management

E262

Product Design and Prototyping

E377

Mechatronic Systems and Design

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Engineering Design with Business, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

56

Specialisation

12

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management (R54)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Master the skills needed to work on the cutting-edge engineering projects that will define our future cities.

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The Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management (DESM) provides you with a multidisciplinary education that covers engineering disciplines, systems thinking and project management. Through a broad-based curriculum, you will be equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as hard technical skills and soft people skills.

In the process, you will develop a keen understanding of the social and economic policies that affect engineering decisions. With the option to select your specialisation in the final year of your studies, you will be industry ready as soon as you graduate.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Acquire broad-based knowledge and essential hands-on skills in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering ● Establish a firm foundation in systems engineering and the ability to assess the interdependency of connected systems in large scale projects ● Gain comprehensive project management skills and become a multi-faceted engineering professional ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with leading companies in the areas of land transportation and intelligent transportation systems

Singapore’s land transport will undergo significant changes in the coming years. The DESM course will better equip graduates to contribute in this sector and better serve the nation and our residents.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DESM graduate, you can look forward to enjoying excellent career prospects in engineering, operations and project management positions in wide-ranging industries such as:

MR ANG HENG Director, Human Resource Land Transport Authority

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● Robotics ● Transportation Operations

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

A113

Mathematics

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below:

B102

Organisational Behaviour

Option 1: Urban Transport Solutions Track

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E321

Fleet Management

E322

Rail Operations Management

G107

Effective Communication

E323

G905

Life Skills

Transportation Facilities Planning and Design

Option 2: Intelligent Systems Track

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DISCIPLINE MODULES (52 MCs REQUIRED)

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E357

Security Planning, Design and Management

E358

Robotics and Machine Vision

E359

Autonomous Systems and Vehicle Control

B331

Social Innovation and Creativity

E105

Digital Electronics

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E116

Computer Programming

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

E117

Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

E300

Project

E120

Mechanics

E931

E220

Mechanics II

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

E224

Engineering Materials

E243

Automation Systems

E244

Modern Systems Engineering

E245

Systems and Project Management

E254

Electronic Devices and Circuits


COURSE STRUCTURE

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

Select one module from the list below:

Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

B223

Social Psychology

E302

Data Acquisition and Sensors

E333

Quality Management

E334

Reliability Engineering

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

52

Specialisation

12

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Green Building Energy Management (R41)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Do your part for the environment and help make Singapore a ‘green’ city.

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With the global energy crisis, buzzwords like sustainability, environmentally friendly and energy saving are important today. Governments all over the world are seeking ways to reduce their energy consumption, and Singapore is no exception. The green building sector is set to bloom. As a Diploma in Green Building Energy Management (DGEM) student, you will be equipped with the skills to blossom in this increasingly ‘green’ world. Gain in-depth knowledge of how energy efficiency can be applied in building design and industrial processes.

Expect hands-on training in energy auditing and renewable energy systems with specialised equipment such as a grid-tie photovoltaic solar system in cutting-edge laboratories that are jointly set up with leading companies. You will have the opportunity to work at prestigious companies and institutions, such as A*STAR Experimental Power Grid Centre, Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore), Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, and Fluke South East Asia, through internships and industrial projects that will have you applying your skills to real-world problems.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Gain a solid grounding in green building technologies, energy auditing and renewable energy theories and technologies ● Acquire practical knowledge and valuable skills to meet the demands of the growing green building industry ● Develop skills in building energy auditing using specialised equipment ● Understand, design and audit renewable energy systems using state-of-the-art equipment ● Receive intensive hands-on training in our cutting-edge laboratories, which have been set up in partnership with leading companies ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with companies such as A*STAR Experimental Power Grid Centre, Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore), Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, and Fluke South East Asia

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DGEM graduate, you are well placed to take on various ‘green-collar’ engineering positions across green building, energy audit and renewable energy sectors, and beyond, including roles such as:

● Energy Specialist ● Facilities Management Engineer ● Green Technologist ● Research Assistant

ZHANG KAIYU Diploma in Renewable Energy Engineering (Now known as Diploma in Green Building Energy Management) 2015 Graduate Currently pursuing a Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) at the National University of Singapore

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● Assistant Engineer ● Building and Energy Auditor

This course has allowed me to discover a new potential which has created more possibilities for me to excel in my career. Through the diploma, I am well positioned to tackle environmental issues that we are currently facing. RP has also prepared me to be successful in both the classroom and in the workplace of the future.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

E381

Energy Systems Instrumentation

A113

Mathematics

E382

B102

Organisational Behaviour

Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E384

Green Building Technology and Design

E386

Photovoltaic System Design and Management

E387

Energy Systems Design and Management

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

E105

Digital Electronics

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E116

Computer Programming

E117

Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

E219

Analogue Electronics

Select one module from the list below:

E241

Electrical Power Systems

A308

Environment, Health and Safety

E242

Clean Energy Technologies

E212

Facilities Planning and Design

E251

Circuit Analysis and Control

E213

Engineering Cost Decisions

E252

Linear IC Applications

E334

Reliability Engineering

E328

Project Management

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Green Building Energy Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

44

Specialisation

20

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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Diploma in Industrial and Operations Management (R11)

Cultivate the knowledge and skills to craft impactful global strategies that power the businesses of tomorrow.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

The ability to adopt a macro view and troubleshoot complex problems through innovative solutions is a critical skill in any business.

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As a Diploma in Industrial and Operations Management (DIOM) student, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help companies address industry challenges such as declining productivity and an ageing workforce. Through developing integrated solutions, you will acquire the expertise to oversee, design and improve companies’ business operations and resource management. You can look forward to hands-on training in high-tech laboratories like our RP-PSA Lab, RP-Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Lab, RP-McKinsey Lean Line For

Model Factory, Design for Reliability and Additive Manufacturing (DREAM) and Ergonomics for Safety, Comfort and Productivity Experience (ErgoSCAPE) Lab. In the process, you will gain essential technical skills through the use of specialised software and be exposed to practical hands-on sessions in a replicated industry environment. Through our strong industry collaborations with well-known organisations like PSA International and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, you can hone your practical skills in internships and projects by developing innovative solutions to tackle real-life operational challenges. This real-world exposure will help to kick-start your career upon graduation.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Develop an understanding of engineering costing and project management principles to help optimise business processes and boost productivity ● Cultivate the specialist knowledge and entrepreneurial skills, coupled with human resource management or business finance concepts, to craft impactful global strategies that power the businesses of tomorrow ● Achieve professional certifications such as Certified AutoCAD Professional and Lloyds Certified Internal Auditor to ensure your skills remain market relevant, and enable you to explore diverse career options or start your own business ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with well-known organisations such as PSA International, Cummins, Keppel FELS, Volvo, or OCBC Bank

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Business / Human Resource Executive ● Business Process Analyst ● Industrial Engineering Specialist ● Logistics / Facilities / Safety Officer ● Operations Executive ● Productivity Team Lead ● Project Manager ● Quality Technologist

MR NG KOK CHEONG Head of Human Resource PSA Corporation Ltd

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As a DIOM graduate, you will be in great demand by employers across a wide spectrum of industries, including pharmaceutics, shipping, telecommunications, and banking services. You can look forward to a fulfilling career in roles such as:

The port of the future will feature more automated and intelligent systems. RP’s DIOM syllabus equips students with relevant knowledge and skills such as operations management, critical thinking and innovative problem-solving, which will enable them to work effectively in the dynamic port environment. We look forward to partnering RP to prepare students for exciting and fulfilling careers in port management and operations.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

E326

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

A113

Mathematics

E327

Human Factors Engineering

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E328

Project Management

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E332

Quality Control

E333

Quality Management

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED) E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E115

Programming and Data Analysis

E210

Operations Planning

E211

Operations Planning II

E212

Facilities Planning and Design

E213

Engineering Cost Decisions

E214

Statistical Methods for Engineering

E216

Distribution and Transportation

E217

Inventory Management

E218

Manufacturing Planning and Control

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B221

Human Resource Management

B320

Business Finance

E331

Supply Chain Management

E334

Reliability Engineering

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FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Industrial and Operations Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

44

Specialisation

20

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Supply Chain Management (R21)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Gain a deeper understanding of supply chain management and harness your logistics expertise to drive global trade in Singapore.

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Ever wondered how everything from a small box of candy to a massive aeroplane engine is produced and transported to all corners of the world? Go behind the scenes with the Diploma in Supply Chain Management (DSCM) and discover the entire process from production to delivery. As a DSCM student, you will gain essential skills and knowledge that will enable you to efficiently manage the movement of goods, information and finances along the entire supply chain, from suppliers to manufacturers, distributors and to retailers.

Collaborate with experienced consultants on projects at our advanced laboratories and Centre of Innovation for Supply Chain Management. Through local and overseas industry attachments, you will gain valuable real-world experience, preparing you for employment opportunities with established organisations such as DHL, UPS, Apple, Samsung, Nike, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Develop a solid understanding of facilities planning, inventory management, IT for supply chain management, logistics, transportation, and warehousing ● Learn how to manage logistics along the entire integrated supply chain ● Achieve a well-rounded education comprising technical capabilities, specialised knowledge and exposure to concepts related to innovation and entrepreneurship ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with companies such as DHL, Pan Asia Logistics, ST Logistics, Toll Global Logistics, Yang Kee Logistics, or Yusen Logistics

With the knowledge and skills I harnessed from DSCM, I was able to immerse myself into degree study and work almost immediately. RP taught me how to believe in myself and overcome real-life challenges, both by myself and in a team.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DSCM graduate, you can carve a dynamic career at all levels of the supply chain across a wide range of industries. You will be in a good position to pursue roles such as: ● Distribution Officer ● Freight Officer ● Inventory Controller ● Logistics Solutions Analyst

● Transport Officer ● Warehouse Officer

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

● Purchasing Officer ● Supply Chain Executive

NANCY WANG WEN Diploma in Supply Chain Management 2012 Graduate Graduated with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Technology (Industrial and Management Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 2016 IES Gold Medal Recipient Currently working as Operations Manager at i.Logistics Pte Ltd

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A107

Physics

E215

Warehousing and Storage

A113

Mathematics

E222

Logistics Planning and Control

B102

Organisational Behaviour

E223

IT for Supply Chain Management

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

E326

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

E331

Supply Chain Management

G107

Effective Communication

E354

Procurement and Supplier Development

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) E300

Project

E931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

E112

Engineering Design

E114

Mathematics for Engineering

E115

Programming and Data Analysis

E210

Operations Planning

E211

Operations Planning II

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

E212

Facilities Planning and Design

Select one module from the list below:

E213

Engineering Cost Decisions

E352

Retail Logistics

E214

Statistical Methods for Engineering

E355

Cold Chain Management

E216

Distribution and Transportation

E356

E217

Inventory Management

Pharmaceutical and Bio-Chem Supply Chain

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FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

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Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Supply Chain Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

40

Specialisation

24

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

RP School of Hospitality (SOH) grooms students into passionate professionals whom are well-trained to take on fulfilling careers in the hospitality industry.

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SOH was awarded the Best Education Experience (Tourism and Hospitality) at the Singapore Tourism Board’s Singapore Experience Awards 2012 – a strong endorsement and testament of our hospitality programme. At SOH, you’ll be exposed to the different facets of the hospitality business. Working closely with the hospitality, tourism, wellness, and events management industries, we have developed a holistic and industry-relevant curriculum with quality programmes that are relevant to the workplace. Guided by a team of experienced professional staff, you will receive extensive hands-on training in our modern on-campus facilities. With our strong collaboration with industry partners, you can look forward to an internship with a prominent local or overseas company. Beyond the classroom, you will be encouraged to participate in international events, co-curricular activities, external competitions, service learning projects, and overseas learning trips.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

● Integrated Events Management ● Restaurant and Culinary Operations ● Wellness and Hospitality Business (Formerly known as Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

Diploma in ● Customer Experience Management with Business ● Hotel and Hospitality Management

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Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business (R34)

Your experience is our business.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

Are you up to the challenge of redefining and enhancing customer experiences? Consider yourself a result-driven and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker?

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Join a dynamic and vibrant industry that makes up 80%* of jobs in Singapore and become a part of the evolving customer experience landscape. As Singapore’s economy transforms into an experience hub, businesses are moving away from just providing services to focusing on creating memorable and delightful customer experiences for their clientele.

With the Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business (DCXB), you will be equipped with relevant customer experience management and business skills needed to make a difference in the Singapore experience economy. Take your first step towards a successful career in customer experience management across multiple industry verticals through internships with some of the biggest names such as ASICS, DBS Bank, Marina Bay Sands, NTUC Income, OCBC, Singapore Airlines, Singtel, StarHub, Teledirect Asia, Teleperformance Singapore, or NTUC FairPrice-Unity Pharmacy.

*Source: www.internations.org/singapore-expats/guide/16061-economy-finance/the-economy-of-singapore-16045


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Learn to identify customer needs, manage their expectations and deliver excellent experience ● Develop skills to help businesses manage and maintain profitable customers through customer relationship management ● Gain hands-on experience in real-world training facilities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DCXB graduate, you can embark on an exciting career in the hospitality sector, or join customer experience teams at banks, contact centres, healthcare organisations, airlines, telecommunications, or retail companies. You will be able to pursue opportunities in roles such as: ● Account and Relationship Officer / Executive / Manager ● Brand Executive / Manager ● Cabin Crew / Ground Staff ● Customer Experience Specialist / Manager

My journey with the DCXB has empowered me with the skills and knowledge I need to deliver the best possible customer experience. I am also glad to have gone through Problem-based Learning, which has prepared me well to take on challenges in the industry with confidence!

JACOB TOH Diploma in Customer Relationship and Service Management (Now known as Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business) 2016 Graduate and Valedictorian Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal Recipient

● Guest Relations Executive / Manager ● Purchasing and Retail Executive / Manager PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

● Sales and Marketing Officer / Executive / Manager

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Option 1: Customer Experience Track B227

Consumer Behaviour

G107

Effective Communication

H204

Customer Relationship Management

G905

Life Skills

H205

Customer Experience and Service Excellence

DISCIPLINE MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

H207

Project Management and Scheduling

H302

Hospitality Sales

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below.

B209

Management Accounting

H304

Contact Centre Operations

B215

Financial Accounting

H305

B218

Business Statistics

Innovation and Design for Service Operations

B220

Microeconomics

H306

Retail Management

B321

Macroeconomics

H350

H102

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Customer Experience in Banking and Finance

H208

Service Quality and Professional Etiquette

H209

Hospitality Business Management

H323

Hospitality Revenue Management

Option 2: Leisure Travel and Attractions Management Track B227

Consumer Behaviour

H204

Customer Relationship Management

H205

Customer Experience and Service Excellence

H207

Project Management and Scheduling

H220

Introduction to the Event Industry

H328

Leisure Travel and Destination Management

H341

Managing Guest Experience in Attractions

H345

Attractions Management

H346

Leisure Events and Entertainment Management


COURSE STRUCTURE

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (20 MCs REQUIRED) H931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: Customer Experience Track H213

Food and Beverage Management

H222

Wellness and Lifestyle Management

H300

Project

H328

Leisure Travel and Destination Management

Leisure Travel and Attractions Management Track B221

Human Resource Management

H213

Food and Beverage Management

H222

Wellness and Lifestyle Management

H300

Project

GRADUATION CRITERIA

To graduate with a Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY General

20

Discipline

36

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

20

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

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Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management (R37)

Discover global opportunities in hospitality management.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

The global tourism sector is thriving with the growth of world-class international events, attractions and integrated resorts. Now, more than ever, you can fulfil your dream of becoming a top hotelier or a leading figure in Singapore’s tourism scene.

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As a Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management (DHHM) student, you can look forward to a rewarding career in the hospitality industry. You will acquire skills in managing operations in key areas such as the front office, housekeeping, and food and beverage.

Receive extensive hands-on training at our oncampus hotel training facilities. As you put theory to practice in this simulated environment, you will master the skills needed to excel in this industry and beyond. With local and international internships at leading hotels and companies in the hospitality industry, you will gain valuable real-world experience to prepare you for a vibrant career ahead.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Develop expertise and acquire management skills related to key operating departments of a hotel ● Acquire core knowledge and skills related to the use of hospitality information systems ● Learn customer service skills to identify and exceed guests’ expectations ● Gain hands-on experience in real-world training facilities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DHHM has equipped me with the knowledge and skills that are relevant for today’s hospitality industry. I was fortunate enough to complete my internship in Singapore and Phuket, which gave me valuable international experience and allowed me to get up close to businesses that are operating successfully in this sector.

DHHM graduates can embark on careers with international hotel chains, clubs, resorts, and tourist attractions among many others. Launch your career in roles such as: ● Concierge Services Executive / Manager ● Food and Beverage Executive / Manager ● Guest Relations Officer / Executive / Manager ● Housekeeping Supervisor / Manager

MOHAMED AZMI B MOHAMED IDRIS Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management 2015 Graduate

● Reservations Executive / Manager ● Revenue Manager ● Sales and Marketing Executive / Assistant Manager PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

H931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B101

Entrepreneurship

B221

Human Resource Management

H234

Wine and Beverage Management

B209

Management Accounting

H300

Project

B215

Financial Accounting

H319

Resorts and Cruise Management

B218

Business Statistics

B220

Microeconomics

B321

Macroeconomics

H102

Hospitality and Tourism Management

H208

Service Quality and Professional Etiquette

H209

Hospitality Business Management

H323

Hospitality Revenue Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (20 MCs REQUIRED)

B227

Consumer Behaviour

H211

Rooms Operations Practicum

H212

Rooms Division Management

H213

Food and Beverage Management

H214

Hospitality Information Systems

H216

Restaurant and Culinary Practicum

H217

Restaurant and Culinary Practicum II

H218

Culinary Science and Kitchen Operations

H337

Meeting, Incentives and Conference Management

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

36

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

20

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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Diploma in Integrated Events Management (R28)

Inspire Events. Create Moments.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

Dream of being the brains behind high-profile conferences, exhilarating sports events and exciting concerts featuring international stars? Now you can make it your reality.

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With the Diploma in Integrated Events Management (DIEM), you will gain skills and knowledge spanning all areas of event management, including conceptualisation, marketing and sales, as well as coordination and execution of various events. Unravel the secrets to creating inspiring events through modules such as Project Management and Scheduling, Event Operations Management and Exhibition Management.

Expect comprehensive and fulfilling hands-on training with attachments and internships at highprofile event companies such as Koelnmesse, Experia Events, Globewerks International, SingEx Holdings, and Resorts World Sentosa. With collaboration with SACEOS, you can also look forward to mentorships with key industry partners in real work settings. This valuable working experience will give you a head start in building a successful career in event management. Interested in a career in the attractions and travel industry? The Leisure Travel and Attractions Management specialisation track will help you open the door to this fascinating industry.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Learn to conceptualise, plan and execute memorable events such as exhibitions, concerts, summits, and more ● Acquire knowledge and skills related to event, hospitality and tourism management ● Develop skills in attractions management and operations

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The DIEM students whom we have worked with during their internship are resilient, creative and resourceful. We are happy to say that over the years, a number of DIEM interns have joined our SingEx family as fulltime employees.

As a DIEM graduate, you can pursue an exciting career in event and project management, working across a wide range of industries in diverse positions such as: ● Attractions Executive / Manager ● Conference Producer ● Event Coordinator / Executive / Planner ● Event Sales Ambassador

MR MICHAEL LIM Director, HR and IT SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd

● Media Executive ● Project Leader

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

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DISCIPLINE MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

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B209

Management Accounting

B215

Financial Accounting

B218

Business Statistics

B220

Microeconomics

B321

Macroeconomics

H102

Hospitality and Tourism Management

H208

Service Quality and Professional Etiquette

H209

Hospitality Business Management

H323

Hospitality Revenue Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED) Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below. Option 1: Events Management Track B205

Business Law

H204

Customer Relationship Management

H207

Project Management and Scheduling

H210

Event Operations Management

H220

Introduction to the Event Industry

H328

Leisure Travel and Destination Management

H337

Meeting, Incentives and Conference Management

H339

Exhibition Management

T201

Creative Concepts

Option 2: Leisure Travel and Attractions Management Track B205

Business Law

H207

Project Management and Scheduling

H210

Event Operations Management

H220

Introduction to the Event Industry

H328

Leisure Travel and Destination Management

H341

Managing Guest Experience in Attractions

H345

Attractions Management

H346

Leisure Events and Entertainment Management

T201

Creative Concepts


COURSE STRUCTURE

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (20 MCs REQUIRED) H931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B221

Human Resource Management

H213

Food and Beverage Management

H300

Project

H302

Hospitality Sales

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Integrated Events Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

36

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

20

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120 PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations (R46)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

Discover a new recipe for success in food and beverage (F&B).

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Singapore’s vibrant F&B industry provides abundant opportunities for a rewarding and enriching career. With new restaurants, food outlets and themed dining concepts constantly popping up across the island and beyond, you are always in demand. Discover the world of gastronomy and unleash your passion in the F&B industry with the Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations (DRCO). Learn from a professional team of instructors and gain core knowledge and technical skills, ranging from culinary science to restaurant operations.

As part of the curriculum, you will undergo extensive hands-on training in our three fully operational training restaurants and other well-equipped training facilities on campus. These venues provide the ideal setting for you to experience first-hand the challenges behind kitchen, dining and bar operations. You will also gain valuable real-world experience with internships at top F&B companies through our Industry Immersion Programme.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Acquire an overall understanding of restaurant operations and management ● Build knowledge and skills related to culinary science, kitchen operations, catering management, and the world of wines and spirits ● Learn wine and beverage management

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We have examined and assessed related programme offerings from polytechnics and are convinced that the DRCO offered by RP SOH comprehensively covers the required skills in a well-integrated training package.

As a DRCO graduate, you can pursue a variety of interesting roles within the F&B sector, from working in critically acclaimed restaurants to international food chains. You will be able to take up positions such as: ● Barista ● Bartender ● Crew Leader ● F&B Executive / Supervisor ● Lead Cook / Pastry Cook / Chef ● Purchasing and Retail Executive

MR CHEONG HAI POH General Manager, Grand Copthorne Waterfront President, Food and Beverage Managers’ Association of Singapore

● Restaurant Assistant Manager ● Wine Server PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

Select one module from the list below:

B209

Management Accounting

B215

Financial Accounting

B218

Business Statistics

B220

Microeconomics

B321

Macroeconomics

H102

Hospitality and Tourism Management

H208

Service Quality and Professional Etiquette

H209

Hospitality Business Management

H323

Hospitality Revenue Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

H931

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

DISCIPLINE MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (20 MCs REQUIRED)

H213

Food and Beverage Management

H216

Restaurant and Culinary Practicum

H217

Restaurant and Culinary Practicum II

H218

Culinary Science and Kitchen Operations

H230

Restaurant and Culinary Operations

H231

Restaurant and Culinary Operations II

H232

Restaurant Operations Analysis

H233

Restaurant Development

H234

Wine and Beverage Management

B101

Entrepreneurship

H300

Project

H330

Catering Management

H331

Foodservice Facilities Design

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

36

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

20

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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Diploma in Wellness and Hospitality Business* (R44)

Succeed in the business of wellness and hospitality.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

With a growing focus and awareness of health and well-being, the global wellness industry is booming. Now, more than ever, you can be a part of a dynamic industry with high growth potential.

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As a Diploma in Wellness and Hospitality Business (DWHB) student, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge for a career in a diverse range of growing wellness businesses. As the only wellness diploma that focuses on hospitality and business, you will master the tools to start an exciting wellness business and carve a name for yourself as an entrepreneur in this exciting industry. Be a wellness

practitioner and help others meaningfully and mindfully in the area of wellness and well-being. Learn from our team of experienced lecturers in our unique purpose-built training labs. Acquire valuable industry exposure through internship programme at international hotels and resort spas, medical and aesthetic centres, wellness centres, and corporate wellness organisations. DWHB students will have a chance to gain a CIBTAC^, UK qualification, in addition to their diploma.

*Formerly known as Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management. ^CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) has been recognised worldwide for over 25 years as an

international examination board in beauty and holistic therapies. Renowned for the high level of training and strict quality control, a CIBTAC qualification guarantees you employment opportunities all over the world. This is an optional certification programme.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire knowledge in business management, marketing, health and wellness, hospitality, and tourism management ● Develop lifelong skills to work with international resorts and hotels, medical spas and facilities, and wellness establishments ● Gain hands-on experience in real-world training facilities ● Acquire international accreditation with CIBTAC certification

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DWHB graduate, you will gain the core skills and knowledge to launch a career in a wide range of health and wellness service-oriented organisations. You can look forward to a variety of roles such as: ● Business Development Executive / Manager ● Customer Service Officer / Executive / Manager ● Health and Fitness Consultant

We are pleased to recognise the DWHB offered by RP SOH. Employers are seeking individuals with the right attitude and skillsets to provide credible and reliable services. This diploma programme provides a healthy mix of theory and practical elements that enables students to embark on a fulfilling career in this exciting industry.

MR ANDREW GIBSON Vice President, Well-being, AccorHotels Luxury Division

● Management Trainee for Hotel Spas ● Wellness Centre / Spa Operations Executive / Manager ● Wellness Marketing Executive PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (32 MCs REQUIRED) B101

Entrepreneurship

B107

Accounting

B108

Introduction to Economics

B218

Business Statistics

H102

Hospitality and Tourism Management

H208

Service Quality and Professional Etiquette

H209

Hospitality Business Management

H323

Hospitality Revenue Management

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

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A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A337

Nutrition

H222

Wellness and Lifestyle Management

H324

Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Operations

H325

Wellness and Spa Therapy Treatments and Practices

H332

Wellness Business Research and Planning

H333

Wellness and Lifestyle Programming

H334

Aesthetics Therapy and Practices

S201

Health and Wellness

S244

Health Psychology

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (20 MCs REQUIRED) H931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B221

Human Resource Management

H300

Project

H306

Retail Management

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Wellness and Hospitality Business, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

32

Specialisation

40

Industry Orientation Programme

20

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Offering an extensive range of infocomm diplomas, RP School of Infocomm (SOI) is the perfect launch pad for you to build a strong foundation and kick-start a dynamic career as a tech-savvy professional.

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Our comprehensive curriculum and dedicated team of experienced professionals will equip you with the tools to succeed in the exciting and fast-moving field of information and communications technology (infocomm). By incorporating innovations, we ensure our curriculum is kept up to date to prepare you for the real working world. Beyond curriculum, our competitive edge lies in our fully equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art industry software. These include the Enterprise Computing facility with Cisco Systems, Red Hat and VMware equipment, the IT Service Management Practice Laboratory, as well as virtual laboratories equipped with world-class applications and software from companies such as SAP (SAP ERP and SAP Healthcare), SAS and Salesforce.com. During your course, you will also have the opportunity to go on overseas learning trips to countries such as Australia, Korea and Japan. With our strong ties and wide network of over 300 companies, you will gain valuable practical experience through industry internships and projects. Our rigorous curriculum will prepare you to pursue industry certifications such as: • • • • • • • •

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) CompTIA Security+ Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL Foundation Oracle Certified Associate (MySQL 5) Oracle Certified Professional (Java Programmer) Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) SAP ERP (selected areas)

By the time you graduate, you will be fully equipped with the right attitude, the relevant foundational skills and knowledge for a fulfilling IT career.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

● Business Information Systems ● Infocomm Security Management ● Information Technology ● Interactive and Digital Media ● Mobile Software Development

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Diploma in ● Business Applications

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Diploma in Business Applications (R18)

Develop core skills that will make you a business-savvy IT professional or IT-savvy business professional.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

With the rise of the digital age, IT professionals are playing an increasingly crucial role in helping businesses function smoothly, from customising large-scale business systems to developing flagship applications.

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The Diploma in Business Applications (DBA) combines the best of business and IT training to develop you as a talented and sought-after IT professional who adds value to any organisation. During your course, you will gain a firm grasp of IT

fundamentals and business enterprise systems, including SAP and other healthcare and retail systems. In the process, you will develop strong problem-solving skills and acquire knowledge related to business functions such as marketing and accounting. As a DBA graduate, you can look forward to a career with top companies in both the public and private sectors, including those in banking, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and logistics.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire a solid foundation in core information and communications technology skills ● Experience world-class enterprise application systems to understand how IT is used to run businesses ● Develop the ability to design and implement systems to support businesses in key industries ● Gain valuable skills in problem-solving and critical thinking ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Bank of China, Integrated Health Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, NCS, Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), Parkway Hospitals, or United Overseas Bank

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DBA graduates are sought after in high-value roles, including: ● Application Developer

DBA has taught us to be flexible, to be ready for the unexpected and to adapt to our ever changing world. With that, we had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom during our internship.

KELVIN KOH HSIEN MING Diploma in Business Applications 2016 Graduate Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Economics) at the Singapore Management University

● Application Support Executive ● Associate Business Analyst PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

● Business Development Executive

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

C300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

C931

B216

Marketing

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED) Select two modules from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Financial Accounting

B221

Human Resource Management

C286

Advanced Web Application Development in .NET

C105

Introduction to Programming

C109

IT in Business Processes

C202

Systems Analysis and Design

C306

Data Structures and Algorithms

C207

Database Systems

C364

Financial and Banking Applications II

C208

Object-Oriented Programming

C365

Hospitality and Retail Applications

C227

Computer System Technologies

C235

IT Security and Management

C236

Web Application Development in .NET

C303

IT Project Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

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B215

C355

Business Intelligence

C360

Enterprise Solutions for Business

C362

Manufacturing and Logistics Applications

C363

Financial and Banking Applications

C367

Healthcare Applications

C381

IT Service Operations

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Business Applications, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

36

Specialisation

24

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

8

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Business Information Systems (R13)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Harness the power of IT and gain the knowledge you need to solve real-world business problems.

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In today’s knowledge-based economy, the ability to analyse business issues, interpret data and apply IT solutions to solve problems is crucial for business success. Most organisations rely on technology to manage business operations and to provide key business insights. The Diploma in Business Information Systems (DBIS) bridges the gap between business and IT. Through a combination of core business fundamentals, the latest IT and business analysis skills, this programme develops your abilities as

a successful IT professional who is highly sought after in the business world. Besides core business processes, you will also be exposed to world-class business software. With the opportunity to go on internships or collaborate in projects with world-class companies such as Accenture, DBS Bank, GIC, Microsoft, NCS, Salesforce Singapore, SAS Institute or StarHub, you will gain valuable real-world experience to prepare you for a fulfilling career.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire fundamental IT and business skills through business process modelling and project management ● Gain extensive hands-on experience using renowned enterprise application software such as Salesforce.com, PeopleSoft and SAS ● Participate in projects that are based on real IT issues faced in the business world ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as DBS Bank, GIC, NCS, Salesforce Singapore, SAS Institute, or StarHub

RP has equipped me with both the technical and soft skills in preparation for the working world. SOI has reaffirmed my decision to excel in the field of IT and do my best as an individual or as part of a team to contribute to the society.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DBIS graduate, you will be highly sought after in roles including: ● Application Developer ● Application Support Executive ● Associate Business Analyst

MUHAMMAD SHALIHIN B OTHMAN Diploma in Business Information Systems 2015 Graduate Currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore

● Associate System Analyst

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

C300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

C931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B215

Financial Accounting

B220

Microeconomics

B221

Human Resource Management

C105

Introduction to Programming

B321

Macroeconomics

C109

IT in Business Processes

C306

Data Structures and Algorithms

C202

Systems Analysis and Design

C346

Android Programming

C207

Database Systems

C208

Object-Oriented Programming

C209

Advanced Object-Oriented Programming

C227

Computer System Technologies

C235

IT Security and Management

C236

Web Application Development in .NET

C286

Advanced Web Application Development in .NET

C303

IT Project Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

C352

Management Information Systems

C353

Business Systems

C354

Business Analysis Practice

C355

Business Intelligence

C356

Business Process Modelling

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Business Information Systems, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

44

Specialisation

20

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

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Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (R55)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Be a guardian of information and systems security.

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In this digital age, the rising threat posed by cyber-terrorism has grabbed headlines all over the world. Recognising the need to meet the growing demand for cyber security expertise, multinational companies, government agencies and leading IT companies such as BT Singapore, e-Cop and Symantec are looking to hire IT security specialists to defend organisations’ informations systems. Designed with inputs from major industry partners and government agencies, the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) will equip you with the

latest know-how in network and systems security. Discover the latest in network security, cloud infrastructure security and ethical hacking. Learn how to maximise technology to solve problems and use it to your advantage to deter hackers. Jumpstart your career in the IT industry and join the war against cybercrime.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Learn about key IT security technologies ● Experience state-of-the-art IT security systems ● Develop techniques for tracking and fighting cybercrime ● Gain skills in managing and operating Security Operation Centres ● Find out about the latest strategies and best practices in securing digital assets ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Ixia, Palo Alto Networks, Secura Group, Singtel, or NEC

The Cyber Security Agency, set up by the Prime Minister’s Office, is evidence of the priority placed in building our own talent pool and competency in infocomm security. I want to be part of this community to help protect the technologydriven world in the face of an ever-evolving IT threat landscape.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DISM graduates will be sought after for the following positions at multinational companies and government agencies: ● Cloud Security Officer

LOW CHEONG WAH, ALAN Diploma in Infocomm Security Management Year 3

● Computer Forensic Examiner ● IT Auditing and Business Continuity Services ● IT Security Analyst / Engineer ● Network Security Administrator PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

● Pen-tester

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

C300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

C931

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES (32 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Marketing

C306

Data Structures and Algorithms

C105

Introduction to Programming

C331

Digital Security and Forensics

C109

IT in Business Processes

C346

Android Programming

C203

Web Application Development in php

C352

Management Information Systems

C207

Database Systems

C355

Business Intelligence

C208

Object-Oriented Programming

C225

Data Communications and Networking

C235

IT Security and Management

C303

IT Project Management

SPECIALISATION MODULES (36 MCs REQUIRED)

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B216

C228

Operating Systems Security

C277

Networks and Internetworking

C332

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

C335

Internetworking Security

C371

Application Security

C374

Ethical Hacking

C375

Cloud Infrastructure Security

C376

IT Compliance and Risk Management

C377

Security Information Management

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Infocomm Security Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

32

Specialisation

36

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

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Diploma in Information Technology (R12)

Develop your skills as an IT whiz and use your knowledge of IT infrastructure and services to help businesses of all sizes.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

From networking and cloud computing to enterprise infrastructure and service management, IT plays a critical role in organisations across nearly all industries. With cloud computing as a key growth area in today’s global digital economy, IT continues to be a dynamic and thriving sector.

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As a Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) student, you will gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of IT. Learn concepts and technical skills in areas such as networking, enterprise infrastructure and IT service management –

crucial to organisations of any size, from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational companies. You will gain valuable real world experiences as you can look forward to undergo internships with established companies such as Cisco Systems, CrimsonLogic, Hewlett-Packard, NCS, or TelePerformance Singapore. As a DIT graduate, you will have the skills, knowledge and ability to move effortlessly across organisations and develop specialised expertise in the industry of your choice.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Learn how IT systems and software are designed, developed and managed ● Understand current IT security concerns and learn how to deploy wired and wireless networks in a secure manner ● Gain extensive hands-on experience in software development ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Cisco Systems, CrimsonLogic, HewlettPackard, NCS, or Tele-Performance Singapore

SOI has prepared me well and given me the chance to make it into NUS School of Computing. I strongly urge anyone with a passion in technology to join SOI to widen your horizons.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Some of our graduates have won gold medals from the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore and become entrepreneurs and business owners. Valued for their broad expertise in IT fundamentals, DIT graduates can take on roles such as: ● Cloud Operation Engineer

KOH TECK SENG Diploma in Information Technology 2016 Graduate Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems at the National University of Singapore

● IT Analyst ● Software Developer

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

● System and Network Administrator ● Technical Support Engineer

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

C300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

C931

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Advanced Web Application Development in .NET

C105

Introduction to Programming

C303

IT Project Management

C109

IT in Business Processes

C306

Data Structures and Algorithms

C202

Systems Analysis and Design

C330

C207

Database Systems

Linux Server Administration and Virtualisation

C208

Object-Oriented Programming

C346

Android Programming

C209

Advanced Object-Oriented Programming

C374

Ethical Hacking

C225

Data Communications and Networking

C226

Operating System Concepts

C235

IT Security and Management

C236

Web Application Development in .NET

SPECIALISATION MODULES (28 MCs REQUIRED)

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C286

C322

Data Centre and Cloud Management

C326

Internetworking

C327

Internet Server Technologies

C328

Network Infrastructure

C335

Internetworking Security

C381

IT Service Operations

C382

IT Service Delivery

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Information Technology, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

40

Specialisation

28

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media (R31)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Capture the attention of today’s modern digital consumers and be at the forefront of interactive content.

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The modern consumers of today are constantly on the search for engaging content. This means that there is a constant demand for creative professionals who have the ability to develop engaging content from games and applications, to websites and videos, through interactive and digital media. With the Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media (DIDM), you will be equipped with a combination of traditional IT and new media skills. Hone your creativity and apply your artistic eye to programme

content as you learn the fundamentals of interactive web development, computer animation and game development. With an array of skills under your belt, you can enjoy the flexibility of branching out into the digital media domain of your choice. Through our strong industry partnerships with organisations such as e-Popular Holdings, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Infinite Studios, and Marine Life Park (Resorts World Sentosa), you will gain relevant industry experience and skills to prepare you for the real working world.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Acquire a strong foundation in concepts, processes and technologies related to interactive and digital media ● Gain hands-on experience using 2D and 3D modelling and animation software, highdefinition video cameras, game development tools, and imaging workflow programmes ● Develop a digital portfolio showcasing your capabilities in creating digital media content and applications ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with an organisations such as Marine Life Park, LDR, mm2 Entertainment, or Screenbox

RP has exposed me to the digital media industry. As an RP student, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work with several established organisations during my internship and Final Year Project. This has given me more experience to kick-start my career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As the world of interactive and digital media continues to grow rapidly, DIDM graduates will be in high demand for their skills as creative and IT professionals in roles such as: ● 3D Modeller and Animator

HUANG YIYI Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media 2016 Graduate Currently serving National Service

● Digital Strategist ● Rich Internet Application Developer ● Technology Specialist ● Visual Effects Animator PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

C300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

C390

Portfolio Development

C111

New Media Communications

C931

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES 16 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Entrepreneurship

B216

Marketing

C105

Introduction to Programming

C202

Systems Analysis and Design

C203

Web Application Development in php

C235

IT Security and Management

C204

Multimedia Programming

C303

IT Project Management

C207

Database Systems

C316

3D Game Design and Development

SPECIALISATION MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

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B101

C213

Computer Animation

C216

Digital Media Technologies

C227

Computer System Technologies

C293

Interactive Web Design and Development

C313

Digital Audio and Video

C314

3D Graphics and Animation

C315

2D Game Design and Development

C317

Digital Compositing and Visual Effects

C318

Digital Illustration and Imaging

C319

Digital Design and Pre-print Workflow

C391

Animation and Visual Effects Automation

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

16

Specialisation

44

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

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Diploma in Mobile Software Development (R47)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Create the next big thing in smartphone apps and take the digital world by storm.

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With app companies generating billions of dollars in revenue each year, it is evident that mobile apps are highly profitable. As adoption rates for smartphones and tablets continue to rise, so will the demand for useful or entertaining apps. The Diploma in Mobile Software Development (DMSD) equips you with in-depth skills and knowledge needed to design and develop mobile apps for both the iOS and Android platforms. Acquire the expertise to develop an app from scratch and launch your own app to rival the success of popular mobile games.

With our strong ties with established industry partners, you can look forward to internships that will equip you with hands-on experience in developing apps that are relevant to the different industry sectors. Upon your graduation, you will be well prepared to take on the app world.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Acquire a solid foundation in general IT skills ● Develop expertise in both iOS and Android platforms, as well as related mobile technologies ● Learn how to optimise user interfaces and user experiences for mobile devices ● Gain the skills and knowledge to develop secure mobile extensions of enterprise systems ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Hewlett-Packard, NCS, Singtel, or United Overseas Bank

Through our course, we have been well-trained to be effective presenters and problem-solvers. I firmly believe that no matter where we will be in future, we will definitely have an edge over others in terms of problem solving and analytical skills.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Whether you choose to join a large company or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, DMSD graduates will be in demand in roles such as: ● Mobile App Designer

NG JIA WEI Diploma in Mobile Software Development 2016 Graduate Currently serving National Service

● Mobile App Developer ● Mobile Web Developer ● Software Engineer PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

C300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

C390

Portfolio Development

C111

New Media Communications

C931

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES (28 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM

Marketing

C293

Interactive Web Design and Development

C105

Introduction to Programming

C202

Systems Analysis and Design

C303

IT Project Management

C203

Web Application Development in php

C306

Data Structures and Algorithms

C207

Database Systems

C318

Digital Illustration and Imaging

C208

Object-Oriented Programming

C352

Management Information Systems

C235

IT Security and Management

C273

Advanced Web Application Development in php

SPECIALISATION MODULES (32 MCS REQUIRED)

144

B216

C227

Computer System Technologies

C294

Mobile User Interface Design

C302

Web Services

C308

Web Frameworks

C346

Android Programming

C347

Android Programming II

C348

iPhone Programming

C349

iPad Programming

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Mobile Software Development, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

28

Specialisation

32

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

RP School of Management and Communication (SMC) combines programmes, facilities and expertise to nurture those with a nose for news or passion for business.

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Social media platforms and digital media have changed the way people communicate and conduct business. Our four full-time diplomas use a multidisciplinary approach to stay relevant in the evolving digital industry. At SMC, you will have exclusive access to cutting-edge facilities and laboratories that are individually designed to enhance each of your learning outcomes. Our programmes are directly supported by leading industry partners, including Acorn Marketing & Research Consultants, Mediacorp, and Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE). These strong industry ties will allow you to gain valuable practical experience through industry internships, projects and talks.

Diploma in ● Consumer Behaviour and Research ● Human Resource Management with Psychology ● Mass Communication ● Social Enterprise Management

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

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PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Diploma in Consumer Behaviour and Research (R48)

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Learn consumer psychology to gain valuable insights of your consumers and help businesses grow through data analytics, innovation and digital marketing. Join us and be a business professional. In business, smart strategies start with informed decision-making. The Diploma in Consumer Behaviour and Research (DCBR) is one of the first programmes in Singapore to combine business and psychology, preparing you with the know-how to turn consumer insights into business success. With a fundamental basis in research and business strategies, this programme will train you to become a consumer expert in your field. Once you understand consumers’ psychology through the application of data analytics and valuable consumer insights,

you will develop knowledge on smart omni-channel marketing strategies that can influence consumers and build stronger brands. You will receive extensive hands-on training through the use of advanced facilities in the Market Research Lab which is designed to support students’ learning in conducting sophisticated market research studies. You will gain valuable hands-on experience through our local and overseas industry attachment programme.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Get to learn in our state-of-the-art Market Research Lab where you will study consumer psychology to understand and influence buying decisions ● Join our overseas learning trips to explore cross cultural consumer behaviours and learn how successful brands win their consumers ● Experience exciting overseas or local internship with some of our renowned industry partners such as Walt Disney, Cotton On, Wavemaker Singapore, Nielsen, Ipsos, 4 Fingers, StarHub, PepsiCo, and many more

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Assistant Brand Manager ● Assistant Marketing Manager ● Business Analyst ● Business Intelligence Executive ● Consumer Insights Researcher ● Market Research Executive ● Marketing Executive ● Social Research Executive

MS LEE PHUI FONG Country Manager adidas Singapore PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

As a DCBR graduate, you can look forward to an exciting career in areas such as marketing, advertising, branding, and other consumer-related sectors. You will be well prepared to take on roles such as: ● Advertising and Promotion Executive

Understanding what the consumer needs is the key to the adidas business now and in the future. The curriculum will cultivate strong skills in understanding buyer behaviour and prepare future talents to support good business decisions.

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

B300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

B931

B216

Marketing

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

DISCIPLINE MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

150

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

B103

Understanding the Society

B105

Introduction to Psychology

B109

Design Thinking for Business Innovation

B218

Business Statistics

B220

Microeconomics

B223

Social Psychology

B224

Quantitative Research Methods

B225

Qualitative Research Methods

B227

Consumer Behaviour

B241

Positive Psychology in Marketing

B321

Macroeconomics

SPECIALISATION MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) B205

Business Law

B239

Digital Marketing and eCommerce

B240

Data Analytics and Visualisation

B327

Branding, Advertising and Promotion

B328

Cognition and Applied Psychology

B340

International and Cross-Cultural Marketing

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B209

Management Accounting

B217

Sales Management

B221

Human Resource Management

H306

Retail Management

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Consumer Behaviour and Research, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

44

Specialisation

24

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

124

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

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PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (R52)

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Use your knowledge of psychology and international business to become a champion of effective human capital management. A combination of people skills and business acumen is necessary for a successful career in human resource (HR) management. The Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) combines the latest scientific understanding of human behaviour and motivations with training in specialised HR management skills.

development, compensation and performance management, organisational behaviour, and industrial-organisational psychology within the context of international business. You will cover a wide range of HR and psychology-related topics throughout the programme to prepare you for a meaningful future-ready career in any industry.

This programme will help you develop capabilities and understanding in areas such as anthropology, cross-cultural communication, economics, employment laws, Asian industrial relations, talent

Hands-on training through the Industry Immersion Programme will allow you to gain valuable realworld experience, helping to transform you into an industry-ready professional.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Learn about the latest scientific understanding of human motivations and behaviours ● Develop specialised skills in HR management ● Gain industry experience through advanced industry research projects ● Be industry-ready by undergoing an overseas or local Industry Immersion Programme

We were pleased to hear that RP offers DHRMP. Through the programme, students will learn HR and business fundamentals and be poised to succeed as industry practitioners. We would be pleased to have DHRMP graduates embark on a rewarding career with us.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a DHRMP graduate, you are well equipped to support the HR function in multinational corporations and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Get ready to launch your career in roles such as: ● Career Development Coach

● Learning and Development Executive ● People and Culture Specialist ● People Operations Executive ● Recruiter ● Remuneration and Benefits Analyst ● Resourcing Analyst ● Talent Acquisition Partner ● Well-being Specialist

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

● Employee Relations Specialist ● Human Resource Executive / Partner / Generalist

MS ZARINA PIPERDI Senior Vice-President (Human Resources) SIA Engineering Company

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (48 MCs REQUIRED)

B102

Organisational Behaviour

B233

Learning and People Development

B216

Marketing

B235

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Compensation and Total Rewards Management

B236

Employment Laws and Labour Relations

G107

Effective Communication

B237

G905

Life Skills

Manpower Planning, Resourcing and Management

B238

Performance and Talent Management

B335

Asian Industrial Relations Environment

B336

Diversity and International Staff Management

B337

Industrial - Organisational Psychology

B338

International Business

B339

Organisational Development and Change Management

DISCIPLINE MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) B105

Introduction to Psychology

B107

Accounting

B220

Microeconomics

B223

Social Psychology

M204

Cross Cultural Communication

S343

Corporate Wellness

S242

Introduction to Counselling and Communication

T241

Anthropological Studies

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

154

B300

Project

B931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

24

Specialisation

48

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

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Diploma in Mass Communication (R32)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Join the dynamic world of integrated communications and become an influential media practitioner.

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The online social media space is constantly evolving, with platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram contributing to the increasingly complex world of communications. This is driving demand for savvy professionals who can navigate both traditional and digital media. Equipping you with a broad range of skills in journalism, PR and marketing communications, the Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) will help you to become an effective 360° communicator. You will gain relevant knowledge across all media platforms including digital, print and broadcast, as

well as learn to tailor your messages to specific audiences. You will gain hands-on training, where you get to work in teams to produce the RP campus newsletter, craft PR plans and create videos for eternal clients through the use of advanced equipment in the well-equipped Media lab. Our connections with prominent companies will allow you to gain valuable real-world experience through internships and projects.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Become an effective 360° communicator with strong digital media skills ● Learn how to provide strategic advice in managing an organisation’s public image ● Understand how to leverage traditional and digital communication tools to drive conversation, participation and loyalty ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Edelman, Golin, Mediacorp, Ogilvy Public Relations, or Singapore Press Holdings

I rank RP students very highly amongst the interns that we have had over the years. They have a practical, hands-on approach to work and problem solving; a desire to learn and succeed; and a humility that allows them to accept criticism positively.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DMC graduate, you can look forward to exciting careers in the media and creative industries. You will be well positioned to take on roles such as: ● Advertising Executive

● Journalist / Writer ● Marketing Communications Executive ● Public Relations Executive ● Social Media Executive

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

● Assistant Producer ● Corporate Communications Executive

MR VISWA SADASIVAN CEO Strategic Moves Pte Ltd

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SPECIALISATION TRACKS

Journalism ● This track will prepare you for the integrated newsroom of the future, where reporters produce stories across digital, print and broadcast media. ● You will learn how to persuade, inform and entertain audiences by using the power of storytelling to write breaking news and feature stories.

Public Relations and Marketing Communication ● This track will immerse you in a 360° communications environment where digital and traditional media converge. ● You will learn how to create conversations using various digital channels, influence public perception by pitching stories to the media and craft Public Relations (PR) plans that drive a call to action.

COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

158

DISCIPLINE MODULES (60 MCs REQUIRED)

B102

Organisational Behaviour

M242

Visual Communication

B216

Marketing

M311

Video Journalism

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

M312

Digital Media Content

Effective Communication

M314

Feature Writing

G107

Life Skills

T202

Art of Story

G905

T257

Single-Camera Production

DISCIPLINE MODULES (60 MCs REQUIRED)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED)

B310

Public Relations and Media

M101

Digital Media Communication

M202

News Writing

M203

Effective Presentation Skills

Option 1: Journalism Track

M204

Cross Cultural Communication

M313

Impact Journalism

M205

Research Methods

M316

Photojournalism

M206

Media Law and Ethics

M350

Media Practicum (Journalism)

M207

Media and Society

M208

Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications

Option 2: PR and Marketing Communication Track

Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below.

M301

Crisis Communication

M332

Campaigns and Advertisement Design

M351

Media Practicum (Public Relations and Marketing Communication)


COURSE STRUCTURE

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) M390

Portfolio Development

M931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: B101

Entrepreneurship

B227

Consumer Behaviour

C293

Interactive Web Design and Development

T201

Creative Concepts

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Mass Communication, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 20

Discipline

60

Specialisation

12

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

124

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

General

159


PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Diploma in Social Enterprise Management (R51)

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Be a change maker and transform your business ideas into reality. Innovation and entrepreneurship are fast becoming the key driving forces for economic growth. The Diploma in Social Enterprise Management (DSEM) empowers you to be at the forefront of social innovation to spark change in the community through business. Through our cross-disciplinary programme, you will be equipped with skills in business, social innovation and the social sciences to initiate businesses and create innovative solutions that will positively impact the communities we live in.

You will gain valuable industry experience through projects and internships with organisations such as GIC Private Limited, People’s Association, SGInnovate, Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE), Singapore International Foundation, and Touch Community Services.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Build a strong foundation in business and social innovation to manage a social enterprise ● Transform business ideas into reality and drive social change via our Start-up Accelerator Programme at the Incubation Enterprise Service Centre ● Gain exposure through international servicelearning trips and collaborate with industry partners to improve the lives of the disadvantaged ● Undergo internship locally or overseas at leading social enterprises, global companies, government agencies, or not-for-profit organisations such as: - GIC Private Limited - National Council of Social Services - People’s Association - SGInnovate - Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE) - Singapore International Foundation

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Corporate / Social Enterprise Sector ● Business Development Executive ● Corporate Social Responsibility Executive ● Finance and Administration Executive ● Marketing Executive ● Social Entrepreneur

MR BENNY SE TEO Director and Winner of 2012 Presidents’ Challenge Social Enterprise Award Eighteen Chefs

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

As a DSEM graduate, you can embark on an exciting career in a wide range of fields such as:

We need passionate people who want to make a difference in the society. This diploma will prepare you for a career that transforms lives.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Social Service Sector ● Community Engagement Executive ● Fundraising Executive ● Programme Executive ● Social Services Executive ● Volunteer Management Executive

Public Sector ● Administration Executive ● Assistant Community Manager ● Public Education Executive ● Social Policy Executive ● Social Research Executive

COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

GENERAL MODULES (28 MCs REQUIRED)

162

A113

Mathematics

B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

SPECIALISATION MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B329

Brand Management for Social Enterprises

Marketing

B330

Corporate Governance and Ethics

C111

New Media Communications

B331

Social Innovation and Creativity

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

B332

Financing the Social Enterprise

B333

Social Enterprise Creation

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED) B103

Understanding the Society

B104

Contemporary Social Issues

B106

Understanding Social Enterprises

B205

Business Law

B209

Management Accounting

B215

Financial Accounting

B220

Microeconomics

B228

Fundamentals of Social Research Methods

B229

Volunteer Management

B321

Macroeconomics

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) B334 B931

Social Entrepreneurship Practicum Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)


COURSE STRUCTURE

ELECTIVE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

Select two modules from the list below:

Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

B217

Sales Management

B227

Consumer Behaviour

B310

Public Relations and Media

H207

Project Management and Scheduling

S201

Health and Wellness

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Social Enterprise Management, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

28

Discipline

40

Specialisation

20

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

8

Freely Chosen

4 124

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Total

163


SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a champion of sports education, RP School of Sports, Health and Leisure (SHL) is the only institution in Singapore to offer a winning mix of programmes across the spectrum of sports skills at the polytechnic level. These include sports science, health management and promotion, health services management, sports and leisure management, outdoor and adventure learning, and sports coaching.

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SHL offers a comprehensive range of programmes to prepare you for various facets of the sports, health and leisure sector. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipments are designed to keep us at the forefront of industry developments. Our stimulating learning environment goes beyond the classroom as we also work closely with leading industry partners including Sport Singapore, the Health Promotion Board and Outward Bound Singapore, to keep you abreast of the latest developments in sports and health management. You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in internships and explore the world through overseas trips, as well as to work with leading health and wellness businesses, adventure companies and sports associations to develop your skills. Join SHL and look forward to an exciting and fulfilling career when you graduate.

Diploma in ● Health Management and Promotion ● Health Services Management ● Outdoor and Adventure Learning ● Sports and Exercise Sciences ● Sports and Leisure Management ● Sports Coaching

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

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PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

Diploma in Health Management and Promotion (R43)

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Become a practitioner in healthy living and wellness and help people take charge of their lives. With ageing population and increasing healthcare costs, health management continues to play an important role in Singapore. Educating individuals about the importance of their health and well-being is an essential service. As a result, the health and wellness industry is constantly in need of passionate professionals to help promote healthy living. The Diploma in Health Management and Promotion (DHMP) will prepare you to take on this role by providing you with a solid foundation in psychology, nutrition and exercise fundamentals. This comprehensive diploma places emphasis on

holistic and lifelong wellness, helping you to gain a far-reaching perspective on health promotion in the wider community. You will also learn strategies of encouraging behavioural change and how to apply these in managing health. Field trips, work-based practices and projects will be part of your learning programme. You can look forward to playing an active role in the vibrant and growing health promotion and management sector upon graduation.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Gain a solid foundation in subjects such as psychology, human behaviour, physical activity, and nutrition ● Acquire the expertise to plan, organise and conduct health-related events in the community ● Develop proficiency in workplace safety and health management ● Develop skills for conducting health and fitness assessments ● Learn health promotion strategies and techniques for motivating behaviour change ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with reputable organisations such as the Health Promotion Board, National Healthcare Group, ST Healthcare, F1 Recreation Gym, or Agape Child Care

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Health Promotion Executive ● Health Research Assistant ● Physical Activity and Fitness Leader ● Public Health Programme Executive

LOH HONG SEN Diploma in Health Management and Promotion Year 3 Diploma Prize Winner 2017 PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a DHMP graduate, you can build fulfilling careers in public health departments, healthcare and community-based organisations, staff wellness divisions, and schools. You will be well prepared to take on roles such as: ● Health and Wellness Educator

I hope to be able to use the knowledge gained from my DHMP course to educate and promote holistic healthcare to people across all age groups.

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

S300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

S931

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED) Select two modules from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

Marketing

H220

Introduction to the Event Industry

S201

Health and Wellness

H222

Wellness and Lifestyle Management

S202

Inclusive Physical Activity

S212

Sports and Exercise Prescription

S204

Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

S251

Human Diseases

SPECIALISATION MODULES (52 MCs REQUIRED)

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B216

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A205

Epidemiologic Methods

A337

Nutrition

S241

Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise

S242

Introduction to Counselling and Communication

S244

Health Psychology

S245

Health Promotion

S246

Exercise Programming and Assessment

S247

Behaviour Change

S341

Youth Health

S342

Active Ageing

S343

Corporate Wellness

S344

Weight Management

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Health Management and Promotion, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

12

Specialisation

52

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

8

Freely Chosen Total

4 120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

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PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

Diploma in Health Services Management (R45)

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Be part of a passionate multidisciplinary team to deliver quality care. The demand for healthcare in Singapore is rising, and with it, the need for passionate individuals to support and provide quality health services. As the first and only programme of its kind in Singapore, the Diploma in Health Services Management (DHSM) aims to meet this demand. As part of your curriculum, you will undergo management-oriented training in health services and administration in Singapore’s care continuum, from primary to acute and community-based settings. In DHSM, you will be equipped with the understanding of major healthcare policies, practices and processes.

Through the intensive internships at healthcare organisations, you will gain hands-on experience and exposure to the complexities of the healthcare system and the strategies used by healthcare professionals to tackle them. Armed with valuable practical skills and knowledge, you will be well-equipped to integrate the different care services centred around patients’ needs, manage services in any healthcare setting or pursue a career in service operations and corporate services upon graduation.


COURSE OUTCOMES ● Receive strong management-oriented training in healthcare administration ● Gain a solid understanding of healthcare policies, practices and processes ● Develop the skillsets needed to enter the healthcare industry as a service management professional ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme at either a public or private healthcare provider such as National University Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Raffles Medical Group, or Parkway Shenton. Our students also intern at Social Service Organisations such as TOUCH Home Care and NTUC Eldercare

RP transformed me from someone who did not dare to speak up to someone who is confident. RP is definitely one of the best choices I have made and I am now ready to face my future challenges.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Business Office Assistant / Officer ● Care Coordinator Associate ● Case Management Assistant ● Clinic Coordinator ● Corporate Services Assistant ● Executive Assistant (various departments such as Corporate Planning, Finance, Human Resource, Medical Affairs, Medical Disciplines, Operations and Quality) ● Operations Executive / Assistant ● Senior Patient Service Associate / Senior Patient Care Associate

LIM BOON SHIE Diploma in Healthcare Administration (Now known as Diploma in Health Services Management) 2015 Graduate Currently an Executive Assistant, Clinical Governance at the Institute of Mental Health

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a DHSM graduate, you can play a meaningful role in the healthcare industry, working alongside doctors, nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and other healthcare professionals in public and private hospitals, specialist medical centres, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, polyclinics, and Social Service Organisations. You will be able to pursue opportunities in roles such as: ● Admissions Officer

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

S244

Health Psychology

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

S251

Human Diseases

S252

Health Ethics and Law

G107

Effective Communication

S253

Healthcare Systems

G905

Life Skills

S254

Transitional Care

S352

Case Management

S353

Healthcare Operations Management

S355

Financing for Healthcare

S356

Quality Management in Health Care

DISCIPLINE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED) S201

Health and Wellness

S204

Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

SPECIALISATION MODULES (68 MCs REQUIRED)

172

SPECIALISATION MODULES (68 MCs REQUIRED)

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

A252

Patient Care

B215

Financial Accounting

B218

Business Statistics

B220

Microeconomics

C367

Healthcare Applications

H208

Service Quality and Professional Etiquette

S242

Introduction to Counselling and Communication

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) S300

Project

S931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Health Services Management, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

8

Specialisation

68

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Freely Chosen

4

Total

124

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173


Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning (R33)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

Take to the great outdoors and fuel your love for adventure.

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Beyond the classroom, outdoor experiential adventures offer an alternative and interactive approach to traditional ways of learning. The first programme of its kind in Singapore, the Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning (DOAL) equips you with the skills and practical experience to conduct learning activities in the great outdoors, including abseiling, climbing and kayaking.

Emphasising on character building and the key values of leadership, confidence and integrity, the curriculum will prepare you to take on various roles in the outdoor and experiential learning industry. The end goal is to develop you into a caring and capable outdoor leader. As part of your holistic learning experience, you can also look forward to internships and overseas trips to places offering great outdoor adventures such as Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Develop people management and leadership skills to lead outdoor activities confidently and independently ● Be equipped with tools, techniques and strategies to create your own outdoor learning programmes ● Connect to the environment and greater global environment issues and debates ● Participate in various industry-related and service learning projects to plan, organise and conduct outdoor learning programmes in RP and for external publics ● Undergo a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with a local or overseas organisation such as Camelot, Camp Challenge, Outward Bound Singapore, Outward Bound Taiwan, or Somers School Camp in Australia

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Camp Facilitator ● Outdoor Facilities Supervisor ● Outdoor Specialist ● Trainer and Instructor

NEO YILING Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning 2013 Graduate Currently an Instructor at Outward Bound Singapore

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a DOAL graduate, you are well prepared to take on roles in schools, Outward Bound centres, and reputable outdoor training companies. Exciting career options include: ● Adventure Tourism Executive

DOAL has prepared me to be industry-ready with skills, knowledge, and experience. It has also nurtured a sense of ‘service-orientedness’ in me. It’s a great programme for students who are not just aiming for a diploma but also yearning for personal growth.

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A113

Mathematics

S300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

S931

B216

Marketing

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

ELECTIVE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED) Select two modules from the list below:

DISCIPLINE MODULES (16 MCs REQUIRED)

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Sports Facilities Management

S225

Leisure Planning and Programming

S261

Introduction to Sports Coaching

A104

Biology

S321

Sports Management

S201

Health and Wellness

S322

Strategic Sports Development

S202

Inclusive Physical Activity

S204

Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

SPECIALISATION MODULES (44 MCs REQUIRED)

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S221

B101

Entrepreneurship

S232

Experiential Land-based Adventure Education

S233

Experiential Water-based Adventure Education

S234

Adventure Education

S235

Environmental Education

S236

Environmental Interpretation

S237

Climbing and Abseiling Adventure Education

S238

Instruction and Facilitation in Experiential Education

S331

Challenge Course Management

S332

Expedition Principles, Practices and Management

S333

Outdoor Leadership

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Learning, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

16

Specialisation

44

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

8

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

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Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences (R26)

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Get set to play your part at the centre of Singapore’s sports revolution. With Singapore fast gaining a reputation as one of the top sporting nations in Asia, the sports, health and wellness industry is also growing. Sports science specialists are increasingly in demand.

You will also obtain extensive hands-on training in our world-class sports science laboratory, which features facilities on par with industry standards and in line with emerging trends.

With the Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences (DSES), we aim to inspire a generation of elite sports and exercise professionals who will contribute to the local and international sports scene through health and performance practices and research. You will gain valuable skills through a range of teaching methods, combining seminars with innovative approaches such as Problem-based Learning scenarios and case studies.

In addition, you will benefit from our links with highprofile sports teams and organisations such as the Football Association of Singapore, Singapore Swimming Association, Singapore Sports Institute, and National Youth Sports Institute, as well as our community links with the elderly and those with disabilities.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Gain multidisciplinary knowledge spanning different areas of sports and exercise sciences ● Acquire practical sports science skills to meet the needs of the sports, fitness, wellness, and health industries ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with a National Sports Association or an established private organisation such as Singapore Swimming Association, Football Association of Singapore, SAFRA EnergyOne, or Amore Fitness

My student life in SHL has been fulfilling and exciting! I have become more confident, driven and independent at the end of my holistic education here.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Fitness Instructor ● Health and Wellness Consultant ● Personal Trainer ● Rehabilitation Assistant ● Sports Development Officer ● Sports Executive ● Sports Trainer

JOEL WEI MAOJIE Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences 2015 Graduate Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education at National Institute of Education, Singapore

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a DSES graduate, you can look forward to a rewarding career in sports development, personal training, physical education, physiotherapy, or scientific research in the commercial, public, welfare, and uniformed groups sectors. You will be in a good position to pursue roles such as: ● Allied Educator with the Ministry of Education

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

GENERAL MODULES (32 MCs REQUIRED) A107

Physics

S300

Project

A113

Mathematics

S931

A114

Mathematics II

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

A201

Chemistry

B102

Organisational Behaviour

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

Select two modules from the list below:

G905

Life Skills

A223

Biochemistry

S226

Sports Administration

S261

Introduction to Sports Coaching

S322

Strategic Sports Development

S343

Corporate Wellness

DISCIPLINE MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED) S201

Health and Wellness

S202

Inclusive Physical Activity

S204

Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (40 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

A103

Anatomy and Physiology

S211

Injury Prevention and Management

S212

Sports and Exercise Prescription

S214

Sports and Exercise Psychology

S215

Sports and Exercise Nutrition

S216

Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

S246

Exercise Programming and Assessment

S311

Human Motor Control and Development

S312

Sports and Exercise Physiology

S313

Sports and Exercise Biomechanics

ELECTIVE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

32

Discipline

12

Specialisation

40

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

8

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

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Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management (R27)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

Developing tomorrow’s sports managers today!

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With Singapore growing as a major sports and leisure hub, there is an increasing demand for well-trained sport management executives, event organisers and facilitators. The Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management (DSLM) provides you with the relevant skills in sports business and organisational management that help you succeed in the industry. Upon graduation, you will have a holistic understanding of the sports and leisure management industry. On top of that, you will be

familiar with the work involved in organising worldclass sporting and lifestyle events such as the Barclays Singapore Open, Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix and Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. You will be well-prepared to take on a career in multiple job functions across sports organisations and businesses like sports associations, country clubs, health and fitness clubs, sports retailers, and event organisers.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire business and operations skills relevant to managing a sports and leisure-related organisation in both public and private sectors across various job functions ● Gain the know-how to develop local and international initiatives in the sports and leisure sector ● Be exposed to the buzz and energy of the local sports scene and gain an inside scoop of requirements for major sporting and leisure events ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Sport Singapore, Sports Hub, major sports events organisers and retailers, or leisure-related companies such as Resorts World Sentosa

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Country / Fitness Club Executive ● Sports and Recreation Event Organiser ● Sports and Recreation Marketing Executive ● Sports Retail and Merchandising Executive

VERONICA SHANTI PEREIRA Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management National Athlete 2017 Graduate PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a DSLM graduate, you are well placed to build dynamic and fulfilling careers in a wide range of sports-related organisations, event management companies and leisure service providers. You can look forward to roles such as: ● Allied Educator with the Ministry of Education

Thanks to this specially designed programme, athletes like me can continue to pursue our passion in sports while studying for a diploma. It allows us to balance both studies and sports. There is time for us to study, train and finish any assignments that we have to submit.

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

S300

Project

B102

Organisational Behaviour

S931

B216

Marketing

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED) S201

Health and Wellness

S202

Inclusive Physical Activity

S204

Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED)

B101

Entrepreneurship

B215

Financial Accounting

B218

Business Statistics

B220

Microeconomics

B321

Macroeconomics

H210

Event Operations Management

S221

Sports Facilities Management

S222

Sports Business

S224

Sports and Leisure Related Law

S225

Leisure Planning and Programming

S226

Sports Administration

S262

Foundations of Kinesiology

S321

Sports Management

S322

Strategic Sports Development

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

12

Specialisation

56

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

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Diploma in Sports Coaching (R49)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

Nurture and refine the next generation of sporting talents in Singapore as a professional sports coach.

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With the growing recognition of professional coaches in Singapore, the Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC) aims to transform coaching aspirations into exciting career opportunities. Designed in consultation with Sport Singapore, this programme will train you in both the art and science of coaching. You will acquire a wide range of skills spanning areas such as communication, athlete and team management, and professional ethics. With a solid foundation in sports science subjects such as psychology, nutrition, and kinesiology, you will be well-prepared to take on the role of a sports coach with confidence.

As an integral part of the programme, you will undergo a 20-week internship under the guidance of a supervisor from the industry. Not only will you gain a first-hand understanding of the depth and breadth of coaching practices, philosophies, methodologies, and strategies, you will be adept at coaching individuals and teams in competitive, corporate and community settings by the time you graduate.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of sports coaching spanning both theory and practical skills ● Learn the fundamentals of sports science, psychology and nutrition ● Become proficient in applying the latest sports coaching strategies through extensive hands-on training ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with a National Sports Association such as The Football Association of Singapore, Singapore Athletic Association, or a private coaching club

This course is everything an aspiring coach needs to be successful in a country growing exponentially in the sports scene. With the relevance of the theoretical and practical modules in addition to the great mentoring that our lecturers provide, my goal of being a coach is made much closer!

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Fitness Trainer / Instructor ● Sports Administrator ● Sports Coach ● Sports Instructor ● Sports Official

LLOYD TAN GUAN YU Diploma in Sports Coaching 2015 Graduate

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

As a DSC graduate, you are fully equipped to join sporting institutions, schools, gyms, and recreational clubs as a sports coach or educator. You will have gained transferable skills and knowledge that you can apply to other domains as well as pursue further studies to become a Physical Education teacher. Some rewarding and fulfilling career options open to you include: ● Allied Educator with the Ministry of Education

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A113

Mathematics

Select two modules from the list below:

B102

Organisational Behaviour

S661

Practical Studies: Basketball (2 MCs)

B216

Marketing

S662

Practical Studies: Football (2 MCs)

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

S663

Practical Studies: Badminton (2 MCs)

S664

Practical Studies: Table Tennis (2 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

S665

Practical Studies: Swimming (2 MCs)

G905

Life Skills

S666

Practical Studies: Athletics (2 MCs)

DISCIPLINE MODULES (8 MCs REQUIRED) S202

Inclusive Physical Activity

S204

Sociology of Sports, Health and Leisure

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

SPECIALISATION MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (24 MCs REQUIRED) S300

Project

S931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

S211

Injury Prevention and Management

ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED)

S212

Sports and Exercise Prescription

Select one module from the list below:

S214

Sports and Exercise Psychology

S322

Strategic Sports Development

S215

Sports and Exercise Nutrition

S363

Media and Public Relations for Sports

S224

Sports and Leisure Related Law

S246

Exercise Programming and Assessment

S261

Introduction to Sports Coaching

S262

Foundations of Kinesiology

S263

Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games

S264

Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games II

S266

Performance Analysis

S311

Human Motor Control and Development

S362

Managing Developmental Athletes and Teams

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Sports Coaching, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

8

Specialisation

56

Industry Orientation Programme

24

Elective

4 4

Freely Chosen Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

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SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

RP School of Technology for the Arts (STA) offers a synergistic combination of programmes, state-of-the-art technology and an interdisciplinary approach to transform creative talent into creative capital.

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Unleash your artistic talents and shine as a professional in the creative industries. Offering a wide range of programmes and an interdisciplinary approach, STA helps harness your imagination, hone your artistic capabilities, fuel your passion, and develop your storytelling skills. Learn how to use next-gen technology to enhance and deliver creative expressions for maximum impact. Through a variety of internship opportunities, you will gain realworld experience to build a strong portfolio for a career in the industry of your choice. Join us at STA and make a name for yourself in arts and theatre management, user experience design, games design and development, media production, graphic design, live sound engineering, music composition, and sound design.

Diploma in ● Arts and Theatre Management ● Design for User Experience ● Game Design ● Media Production and Design ● Sonic Arts

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

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Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management (R25)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

Unleash your creativity and shine in the vibrant arts and cultural sectors.

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A unique programme, the Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management (DATM) combines creative, technical and aesthetic aspects to provide a holistic learning experience of arts management and technical theatre. Covering both local and international perspectives in the arts, the DATM expands your horizons to fuel your passion in arts and culture. Acquire sought-after skills such as stage and production management, arts marketing, lighting

design, production design, and front-of-house and arts facilities management. Translate theory into practice through practical training at our purposebuilt cultural centre, The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC). With industry attachments at established arts organisations and theatre companies, you will enjoy the rare opportunity of being a part of this exciting and vibrant industry.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Learn about the day-to-day operations of arts companies and arts venues ● Gain access to state-of-the-art theatre facilities to hone your skills as a technical specialist ● Visit arts organisations and universities around the world on our overseas study trips ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Progamme at organisations such as Resorts World Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands, The Star Performing Arts Centre, Wild Rice, The Show Company, BASE Entertainment, National Gallery Singapore, and many other established arts and events companies

In this industry, we are expected to be creative while working with limited resources and constraints. In DATM, we learn to think outside the box and work realistically within boundaries. We are given a lot of exploratory space to experiment and having been able to work with people of different roles opens my mind. Our lecturers constantly share with us valuable industry experiences, and emphasise on the importance of staying curious.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Arts Administrator ● Arts Facilities Manager ● Arts Programmer ● Lighting Technician ● Production Coordinator ● Scenic and Costume Designer ● Stage Manager ● Wardrobe Supervisor

BHAVISHA CHANDROO METHANI Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management Year 3

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

As a DATM graduate, you can look forward to operational, administrative and managerial positions in integrated resorts, arts-related organisations, or theatre and production companies. You can also take on a technical position in theatre production. Career options include: ● Artist Liaison Officer

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

Choose one out of the two specialisation tracks:

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Option 1: Arts and Production Management Track (26 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

B107

Accounting

G905

Life Skills

B221

Human Resource Management

H220

Introduction to the Event Industry

H346

Leisure Events and Entertainment Management

T227

Arts Marketing

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

DISCIPLINE MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED)

194

SPECIALISATION MODULES (58 MCs REQUIRED)

T201

Creative Concepts

T326

Arts Facilities Management

T274

Drawing Arts History (2 MCs)

T620

Front of House Management (2 MCs)

T601 T602

Creative Enterprise (2 MCs)

Option 2: Technical Theatre Track (26 MCs) T219

Live Sound Fundamentals

SPECIALISATION MODULES (58 MCs REQUIRED)

T223

Stage Management

T226

Introduction to Lighting

T120

Understanding Drama

T228

Stagecraft

T121

Arts and Singapore Society

T275

Electrical Fundamentals for Theatre

T122

Introduction to Technical Theatre

T322

Lighting Design

T221

Introduction to Arts Management

T621

Drafting for Productions (2 MCs)

T222

Production Design

T225

Understanding Directing and Performance

T324

Production Management

T329

Theatre Production Practicum


COURSE STRUCTURE

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED) T300

Project

T380

Portfolio Development

T931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.

GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management, you must complete a total of 122 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester. MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

12

Specialisation

58

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Freely Chosen

4

Total

122

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

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Diploma in Design for User Experience (R36)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

Discover the impact and value of good design and experience first-hand the power of design.

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Welcome to the era of design. As a Diploma in Design for User Experience (DDUX) student, you will learn how great design can transform the user experience and make it more intuitive, elegant and enjoyable. You will gain highly transferable design skills, which are sought after by industries that require the ability to apply user-centred design knowledge in product, service, digital, and spatial design.

Learn how to apply human-centred design to create intuitive user interfaces that greatly enhance the user experience. Through hands-on training, you will develop your thinking capabilities and hone your practical skills to create impactful designs that make a difference. With industry attachments at design companies or organisations with design divisions, you will experience first-hand the power of design.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Understand the interactive nature of design process and how it can enhance the user experience ● Acquire knowledge in the areas of digital, product and service design ● Develop in-depth understanding of user-centred, inclusive and sustainable design ● Attain competencies in ethnographic and user research, wire-framing, prototyping, usability testing, and design thinking ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme at leading organisations such as Ogilvy & Mather Singapore Group, KPMG Services, and Thales Solutions Asia

As designers, we should view from our users’ perspectives to fully understand their needs. DDUX has expanded my knowledge in design and I have developed better interpersonal skills through this course. I am thankful to have passionate lecturers who are open and willing to share relevant working experiences with us, which are important for our learning.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Product Designer ● Usability Consultant ● User Experience Consultant / Designer ● User Interface Designer ● Web Designer

AUNG KYAW BO BO Diploma in Design for User Experience Year 3

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

As a DDUX graduate, you can look forward to joining design teams in global technology companies with strong design cultures such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Philips, and Samsung. You can aspire to become user experience designers and consultants or take on researcher roles in usability studies. Career options include: ● Creative Consultant

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated.

GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

B216

Marketing

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

T385

Spatial Design

T386

3D Prototyping and Materials

G107

Effective Communication

T387

Construction Details and Processes

G905

Life Skills

T388

Urban Environment

DISCIPLINE MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED) T201

Creative Concepts

T274

Drawing

T601

Arts History (2 MCs)

T602

Creative Enterprise (2 MCs)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

SPECIALISATION MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (56 MCs REQUIRED)

T241

Anthropological Studies

T242

Interaction Design

T245

Tools for Interaction Design

T252

Fundamentals of Design

T262

Introduction to User Experience

T281

User Experience Design Studio

T282

User Experience Design Studio II

T283

Ergonomics

T345

Play Experience Design

T640

Service Design (2 MCs)

T641

Physical Computing (2 MCs)

Choose one out of the two specialisation tracks: Option 1: Digital Experience Design Track (16 MCs) T381

Data Visualisation

T382

Information Architecture

T383

User Interface Design

T384

Usability

Option 2: Physical Experience Design Track (16 MCs)

INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED) T300

Project

T380

Portfolio Development

T931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Design for User Experience, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

12

Specialisation

56

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Freely Chosen

4

Total

120

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

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Diploma in Game Design (R35)

PROSPECTUS 2018 | SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS

Craft and design virtual worlds and be an architect of compelling new games.

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Master the intricacies of game design and production and create exciting new games with the Diploma in Game Design (DGD). Join a new generation of elite entrepreneurial game designers who are taking over the world with their design knowledge and technical skills. Craft and develop successful games on a variety of platforms such as mobile devices, and experience the thrill of publishing your very own games.

Level up your skills through hands-on training and practical sessions, and master 2D and 3D design software to create a stunning portfolio of games of different genres. Hone your skills with industry attachments at game companies or organisations with game design divisions and showcase your game-making talent at the annual Global Game Jam Singapore, organised by DGD.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire technical and design know-how to create board and digital games ● Develop capabilities in rapid prototyping, simulation and level / sound / character / interaction design ● Master a variety of software tools to create 2D and 3D games ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme at leading game companies such as IGG Singapore, IAHGames, or Gumi Asia

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As a DGD graduate, you can look forward to an exciting career in a host of industries, including gaming companies, publishers and organisations that require game design, art and production skillsets. For the more ambitious, start your own game studio or game-related business and be the next big thing in the industry. Career options include: ● 2D Artist

● Game Quality Assurance Tester ● Game Studio Founder ● Level Designer

MOHAMMED NADEEM S/O SYED M S Diploma in Game Design Year 3

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● Game Designer ● Game Producer

I always seek creative outlets that will allow me to express myself freely and DGD is the perfect place for that. In addition to developing useful skills in game production, I have also learnt transferable life skills such as organisational behaviour. It is especially helpful to have experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who came from the industry to share their experiences with us.

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (24 MCs REQUIRED) A107

Physics

T300

Project

A113

Mathematics

T380

Portfolio Development

B102

Organisational Behaviour

T931

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (16 MCs REQUIRED) T201

Creative Concepts

T202

Art of Story

T274

Drawing

T601

Arts History (2 MCs)

T602

Creative Enterprise (2 MCs)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (48 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED)

T105

Game Programming

T130

Tools for Game Design

T203

Character Design

T230

Game Studies

T231

Analogue Game Theory

T232

Visual Scripting for Designers

T234

Level and World Design

T256

Colour and Typography

T331

Game Design Workshop

T333

Game Production and Management

T335

Game Systems and Simulation

T345

Play Experience Design

FREELY CHOSEN MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Obtain a total of four modular credits from the prescribed range of freely chosen modules offered by the schools in RP.


GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Game Design, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

24

Discipline

16

Specialisation

48

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Freely Chosen

4

Total

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Diploma in Media Production and Design (R19)

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Craft unforgettable visual stories and watch your creativity come to life.

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With the Diploma in Media Production and Design (DMPD), you will gain the skills and knowledge to produce effective content across different media platforms – from conventional print-based media to digital and online-based experiences. Dominate the ever-evolving media landscape and wow your audiences with exciting visual works on various media formats. Through extensive handson training, you will master techniques in media

production and design to develop a portfolio of original works. Further hone and showcase your storytelling skills with industry attachments at production companies, advertising and design agencies and public sector organisations.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Acquire expertise in graphic design, single-camera and multi-camera production techniques covering various formats and genres ● Create visual works for TV, print, websites, social networking platforms, mobile and screen based devices, as well as build a strong online portfolio of original works ● Learn essential skills to tell a good story and communicate clearly using images, words and sound to persuade an audience effectively ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme at well-known media companies such as Oak3 Films, Up BrandBuzz, Singapore Press Holdings, or Mediacorp

Through DMPD, I have worked on several video projects for major RP events such as Open House and for external clients. Such opportunities have deepened my skills and I am spurred to pursue my passion in video production.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Graphic Designer ● Media Manager ● TV Director / Producer ● Video Editor ● Videographer ● Web Designer

CHUA SOK HUI, STELLA Diploma in Media Production and Design Year 3

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As a DMPD graduate, you can look forward to a variety of professions in media companies, advertising agencies and media divisions of government organisations. Career options include: ● Assistant Producer

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

T300

Project

B216

Marketing

T380

Portfolio Development

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

T931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

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ELECTIVE MODULE (4 MCs REQUIRED) Select one module from the list below: T203

Character Design

T201

Creative Concepts

T214

Sound Design

T202

Art of Story

T329

Theatre Production Practicum

T274

Drawing

T359

Advanced Multi-Camera Production

T601

Arts History (2 MCs)

T602

Creative Enterprise (2 MCs)

SPECIALISATION MODULES (52 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED)

T255

Visual Storytelling

T256

Colour and Typography

T257

Single-Camera Production

T258

Multi-Platform Storytelling

T259

Multi-Camera Production

T260

Interactive Media and Content Development

T302

Graphic Design

T307

Multi-Channel Content Marketing

T352

Writing for Screen

T354

Advanced Graphic Design

T357

Advanced Single-Camera Production

T358

Post Production and Motion Graphics

T650

Media Formats and Genres (2 MCs)

T651

Photographic Techniques (2 MCs)

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GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Media Production and Design, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

16

Specialisation

52

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Elective

4

Freely Chosen

4

Total

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Diploma in Sonic Arts (R24)

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Create impactful aural experiences and inspire the world with the power of sound and music.

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Explore a wide range of creative approaches to sound and music with the Diploma in Sonic Arts (DSA). Gain the knowledge and skills to record live sounds and create powerful aural experiences for visual production, presentation and performance.

and audio engineering. You will be able to create string arrangements, track and mix an album. With extensive hands-on training in cutting-edge recording studios, you will soon develop the competencies of a sound maestro.

Master industry-relevant skills related to composing, recording, mixing, and mastering audio tracks and develop professional capabilities in music production, live sound recording / reinforcement

Through industry attachments in the established media and entertainment companies, you will experience first-hand the pulse of this dynamic sector.


COURSE OUTCOMES

● Develop an appreciation for a variety of musical genres ● Acquire valuable skills in location sound recording, multi-track recording, audio post-production, sound design, sonic experimentation, live sound reinforcement, composition, and performance ● Explore an extensive range of audio technology and equipment, HD software, analogue synthesisers, and instruments ● Experience a 20-week Industry Immersion Programme with organisations such as Mediacorp, So Drama! Entertainment (SAFRA Radio), Marina Bay Sands, Oak3 Films, Sennheiser, Yellow Box Studios, or Universal Studios Singapore

Sound is an invisible art form and is often misunderstood or taken for granted. At DSA, I learnt to appreciate and produce works with distinctive professional quality. Surrounded by top-notch audio facilities and experienced lecturers, I am always inspired to make a difference in the audio industry!

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

● Audio Post-Production Editor ● Composer ● Dialogue Editor ● Live Sound Engineer ● Sound / Audio Designer

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As a DSA graduate, you can look forward to a variety of jobs, from arranger and composer to sound editor, sound designer and sound engineer – vocations that are highly sought after in the entertainment and media industries. You can also consider a career as an in-house music or audio specialist for new media companies, software developers and game producers. Career options include: ● Arranger

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COURSE STRUCTURE The course structure consists of general, discipline and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component. Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MCs), unless otherwise stated. GENERAL MODULES (20 MCs REQUIRED) B102

Organisational Behaviour

T300

Project

B216

Marketing

T380

Portfolio Development

G101

Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving

T931

Industry Immersion Programme (20 MCs)

G107

Effective Communication

G905

Life Skills

DISCIPLINE MODULES (12 MCs REQUIRED) T201

Creative Concepts

T202

Art of Story

T601

Arts History (2 MCs)

T602

Creative Enterprise (2 MCs)

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SPECIALISATION MODULES (58 MCs REQUIRED)

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INDUSTRY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (28 MCs REQUIRED)

T110

Music Theory and Keyboard Skills

T214

Sound Design

T215

Music Theory Workshop

T217

Recording Studio Fundamentals

T218 T219

Electronic Music Live Sound Fundamentals

T257

Single-Camera Production

T260

Interactive Media and Content Development

T311

Instrument Design

T313

Sonic Art Studio

T315

Music Composition

T316

Sound for Media and Foley Arts

T319

Advanced Recording Studio Techniques

T364

Professional Techniques for Live Sound

T610

Contemporary and World Music Appreciation (2 MCs)

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GRADUATION CRITERIA To graduate with a Diploma in Sonic Arts, you must complete a total of 122 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete an average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.

MODULE CATEGORY

NUMBER OF MODULAR CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

General

20

Discipline

12

Specialisation

58

Industry Orientation Programme

28

Freely Chosen

4

Total

122

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CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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RP Centre for Educational Development (CED) is the hub for professional development in curriculum design, assessment, pedagogy, and educational research.

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Our lecturers are equipped with relevant competencies to create a stimulating and collaborative learning environment for our students and adult learners. Backed by a team of dedicated staff developers from various disciplines, industries and teaching backgrounds, we work closely with the schools in RP to develop and plan proven teaching and learning strategies to deliver effective student learning. In addition to supporting our lecturers in curriculum design, assessment, pedagogy, and educational research, we also provide consultancy and customised programmes for local and overseas institutions.

â—? Academic certificate programmes â—? Consultancy and customised programmes for schools in RP and external organisations

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PROGRAMMES OFFERED

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Unique RP-PBL Approach

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Problem-based Learning (PBL) is the foundation on which RP’s teaching and learning approaches are based. In PBL, students are encouraged to learn through collaboration and by applying theory to practice on real-world problems to deepen their disciplinary knowledge and skills. In small classes of about 25 students, you will work in teams under the guidance of experienced lecturers to develop solutions to given problems or issues. During this problem-solving process, you will develop your critical thinking skills and learn to work with others. In doing so, we enhance your intellectual make-up in terms of problem-solving

process skills, lifelong learning attitude and readyto-use knowledge by giving you the opportunity to develop intellectually in ways that suit you best. By encouraging our students to take responsibility for their own learning, they become confident, competent problem-solvers and team players – skillsets that are of immense value in today’s knowledge-based economy.


RP’s PBL approach helps us to adapt to the society better in terms of being able to confidently present our thoughts and ideas. It also trains us to be prepared for our work in the future.

TAN YI JING Diploma in Supply Chain Management School of Engineering 2017 Graduate

What I enjoy most about RP’s PBL system is having the chance to solve problems on our own instead of being spoon-fed the answers. As we are given a fixed amount of time to solve the problem each day, we learn how to better manage our time and resources too!

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ACADEMY FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION @ RP


Republic Polytechnic’s Academy for Continuing Education @ RP (ACE@RP) was established to provide adult learners with opportunities to acquire and develop employable skills and qualifications, thus allowing them to stay relevant in the knowledge economy. It also supports industry growth and manpower development in Singapore through customised corporate and employee training programmes. The rigour of its Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes ensures that learners receive timely, relevant and holistic education and training that aligns with their employability and learning needs. DIPLOMA AND POST-DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES Applied Sciences ● Part-time Diploma in Applied Science (Nutrition and Food Science) ● Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Environment Services and Management) - SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme ● Part-Time Diploma in Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) - SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme ● Specialist Diploma in Advanced Composites

Infocomm and Technology ● Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics

Business Management ● Part-time Diploma in Business Practice (International Human Resources Management) ● Part-Time Diploma in Business Practice (Human Resource Management) - SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme ● Specialist Diploma in Communication Strategies for Social Media

Sports and Health Sciences ● Part-time Diploma in Sports (Coaching)

Teaching and Coaching ● Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching ● Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling

● Part-time Diploma in Sports Wellness and Services - SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme ● Specialist Diploma in Integrated Care Management ● Specialist Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science

OTHER CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING AVAILABLE ● Industry-recognised Skills Qualifications ● Workplace-relevant Professional Development Courses ● Customised Corporate Training and Team-Building

www.rp.edu.sg/ACE Hospitality Management ● Part-time Diploma in Business Practice (Hospitality Management) ● Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Business Management – SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme

ACE-Help@rp.edu.sg

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Engineering and Logistics ● Part-time Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) ● Part-time Diploma in Engineering (Operations and Engineering Management) ● Specialist Diploma in Supply Chain Management – SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme

● Specialist Diploma in Internet of Things ● Specialist Diploma in Mobile Applications

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Module Synopses A103 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

A113 MATHEMATICS

This module poses triggers that stimulate students to appreciate the order by which the human body is organised and helps them understand the holistic aspects of the human biological systems. It also gives students a fundamental understanding of how the various systems in the human body function together to maintain a balance. Topics covered in the module include important levels of organisation for structure and function such as cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and the whole human body / organism; anatomical directions such as body sections, body regions and body cavities; the skeletalmuscular system for support and movement; the nervous and endocrine system for body systems communication and maintaining balance; systems that are involved in the distribution of food and oxygen namely the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems; and the lymphatic and urinary systems to maintain and regulate body fluids. An introduction to surface anatomy is also included.

This foundation module focuses on the essentials of mathematics that would be useful and relevant for a wide range of applications. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of key concepts, skills in solving problems and the use of the spreadsheet as a tool. Students will learn about key concepts and applications in basic algebra, calculus, probability, and statistics.

A104 BIOLOGY This module provides students with the basic foundation in biology which is required to develop an understanding of biological systems. Students are given an introduction to the fundamental concepts in biology and general understanding of the vocabularies, theories and practices in the field of biology. The students will learn about key concepts and applications in a range of topics including basic biomolecules, chemical bonding, intermolecular interactions, plant and animal cell structure, and evolutionary and population biology with hands-on practice to develop and test scientific hypothesis.

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This module is designed to develop students’ basic foundation in physics for further study in engineering, science and other related fields. Students will be introduced to fundamental principles and calculations in the topics of units, kinematics, force, electromagnetism, energy, power, electricity, deformation, waves, photons, thermal physics, and fluid dynamics through tackling and solving real-life applications as well as hands-on activities. Through this module, students will also demonstrate an awareness of the possibilities and limitations of physical theories and models which are imperative to our daily life, and its evolution.

A114 MATHEMATICS II This module equips students with the mathematical skills required to solve a range of common real-world problems. By building on the skills developed in A113 Mathematics, this module allows students to apply mathematics to real-life situations by modelling them appropriately as mathematical problems. Analytical and problem-solving skills will be developed. Students will also be introduced to the mathematical symbols and notation that are commonly used. The main topics addressed include linear algebra, calculus and hypothesis testing. A201 CHEMISTRY This module serves to enable students to have a good understanding of chemical principles that apply to fields such as biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, materials science, and environmental science. Throughout the module, students will appreciate how the sub-microscopic properties of atoms and molecules affect the macroscopic properties of matter, understand the chemical nature of biology and understand the basis and relevance of chemical calculations needed for problem-solving in areas such as biotechnology, environmental science, materials science, and the pharmaceutical industry. A202 CHEMISTRY II This module enables students to develop a good understanding of chemical principles that apply to fields such as materials science, pharmaceutical sciences and environmental science. Students will learn to appreciate how the sub-microscopic properties of atoms and molecules affect the macroscopic properties of matter; understand the basis and relevance of chemical reactions and mechanisms; and appreciate the concepts involved in chemical reactions such as equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics. Topics covered include stereochemistry and


colligative properties of chemical compounds, transition metal chemistry, phase diagrams, spontaneity of chemical reactions and chemical kinetics, as well as aspects of organic chemistry such as electrophilic addition, nucleophilic substitution and free radical reactions.

technologies and development through environmental impact assessment, environmental economics, legislations, and intergovernmental accords (e.g. Kyoto Protocol) are also covered. A208 ECOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE

A203 APPLIED PHYSICS This module covers fundamental principles in Physics to address issues of technological importance in science and engineering, in particular, the applications of scientific principles to practical devices and systems. This module aims to equip students with a set of analytical tools that may be used to forge the link between the structure and properties of materials in order to yield, at the emerging technology level and to enhance the material performance. Students will learn about key concepts and applications in a range of topics which include an introduction to electrical, magnetic, optical, acoustic, mechanical properties of materials, and nuclear physics. A204 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II This module provides more depth to the study of human physiology, with special emphasis on the concepts underlying continuity of life and the coordination and regulation of function between organs and body systems. The module also continues to build on the order of organisation in the human body and the relationship between structure and function introduced in A103 Anatomy and Physiology. A205 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS This module covers the fundamental theories and processes involved in determining the incidence, prevalence, spread, prevention, and control of diseases and injury within communities or specified groups. The relationship of the practice of epidemiology in public health will be explored. Surveillance techniques and methods for investigating outbreaks of infectious diseases will be covered. This module also provides an introduction to statistical analysis and methods for organising, analysing and presenting epidemiological data. It includes health policy designing and its implementation along with the critical tools necessary to deliver public health services.

This module is an interdisciplinary field of study that helps students recognise the natural processes that take place on Earth and the environmental challenges faced by humanity. The module covers fundamentals such as soil, water cycle, ecosystems, and biodiversity. Topics on resource utilisation such as food, fisheries and aquaculture are discussed. The need for sustainable

A209 MARINE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION This module provides a global overview of the exploitation of living marine resources and marine biological approaches to conservation. This includes marine biodiversity, critical habitats, environmental threats, fisheries exploitation, coastal zone management, and marine protected areas. It will take a holistic approach for marine and coastal conservation, considering the economic, environmental, political, and cultural influences on marine resource management. Students will be provided with an overview of the current state of marine mammal populations and the major threats facing marine mammal conservation including fisheries, pollution, diseases, and habitat loss. Students will critically review national and international marine and coastal conservation strategies and evaluate their effectiveness. A221 MICROBIOLOGY This module introduces students to the diverse world of microorganisms. Microbiology is a fascinating field of study, delving into the world of organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Structural and functional relationships are discussed with particular reference to the roles that microorganisms play in environmental cycles, diseases, and how they can be exploited in industrial applications. Practical components of this module, which allows students to apply the concepts covered in the theory component, focus on basic microbiological techniques such as the preparation of growth media, inoculation and isolation of bacterial cultures, bacterial enumeration, and basic microbial staining for identification. In addition, the various phases of bacterial growth are studied and followed. A222 MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY This module is a core discipline module for all SAS students. It aims to help students develop an appreciation and understanding of life and life processes at the

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A206 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

This module provides an overview of the earth and its component systems. The module introduces the geographic and geological processes, natural environment and the relationship of its biotic and abiotic components, as well as communities, ecosystems and large-scale ecology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field work and research. Conservation issues will also be discussed.

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molecular and cellular level. Students explore the structure and function of the DNA molecule, and of cellular structures and processes. Critical foundations for biological subjects such as an understanding of the genetic code and the central dogma are also covered. Students should be able to communicate their understanding via presentations of their solutions for given problems, as well as through quizzes and tests. Students are expected to show how they have reasoned out their solutions, rather than simply reiterating content knowledge. A223 BIOCHEMISTRY

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This module covers the basic principles of metabolism in living things including cellular respiration, energy-coupling reactions, protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics, fuel utilisation during starvation, regulation of biochemical processes and protection against oxidative damage and toxic substances. This is a concept-driven course that provides understanding of how living organisms harness chemical reactions for their metabolic needs. The practical component of the module introduces students to basic biochemistry laboratory experimental techniques. Concepts learnt in this module provide a foundation for other biology-related modules, for example Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Recombinant DNA Technologies, Proteomics, Nutrition, Food Science, Structural Biology, Clinical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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underpin clinically important areas, namely defence against infections, hypersensitivity states and allergy, immunopathology, and transplantation. Students gain an overview of the innate and adaptive immunity. They learn to appreciate fundamental immunological events such as initiation of the immune response, leading from antigen presentation and co-stimulation through cell activation pathways to the actions of cytokines. The module also covers the building blocks of the immune system cells, organs and the major receptor molecules including antibodies, T cell receptors and MHC molecules. Furthermore, the module seeks to enhance students’ skills in experimental design, conducting simple immunology experiments and keeping of laboratory records. A232 GENETICS This module focuses on the concept of genes as the molecule of heredity and DNA as the genetic material. It introduces the following basic concepts in this extremely broad subject: chromosome organisation, germline and somatic cell DNA transmission, Mendelian inheritance and phenotypic expression of genes, breeding and genetic crossing, and heritable genetic disorders and their implications. The main learning objectives of this module are to allow students to (1) show an appreciation for genetic inheritance and transmission; (2) understand the mechanisms behind genetic transmission and variability; and (3) be able to relate genetic defects to common genetic disorders and birth abnormalities.

A224 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGIES

A233 PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

This module enables students to acquire basic skills in molecular cloning for the production of recombinant proteins. It also provides the prerequisite exposure to basic recombinant DNA (rDNA) techniques, as well as reinforcing concepts of scientific thinking, planning of experimental work, analysis of laboratory data, record keeping, literature reading, and presentation of results. In the process, students are required to consolidate their understanding in microbiology, genetics and cell and molecular biology. Students also learn to appreciate the implications and impact of rDNA in various biotechnologyrelated industries, the environment and society. Topics covered in this module include issues associated with cloning such as properties of nucleic acids, DNA isolation, Polymerase Chain Reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis, electrophoresis, designing of primers, introduction of DNA into cells, and properties of restriction enzymes, among others. DNA sequencing and protein expression are also covered.

This module covers the basic principles of pharmacology, which include the theory of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and molecular pharmacology. Basic principles of toxicology covered in the module include toxicity testing, drug overdose, teratogenicity and drug abuse. This is a concept-driven course that provides an understanding of the mechanisms by which drugs act in the body. The course integrates biology and chemistry by using examples of drug action on the autonomic and central nervous systems, as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine systems. Concepts from cell biology, anatomy, biochemistry, neurochemistry and physiology are included. Students will also be introduced to materials, equipment and laboratory techniques that are frequently used in pharmacology laboratories such as organ baths and pharmacokinetics studies.

A231 IMMUNOLOGY

This module introduces students to neurobiology, with the main focus on the anatomy and physiology of the brain and neural mechanisms underlying human behaviour. Basic neural cell physiology concepts such

This module provides students with a sound understanding of the immune responses that

A234 NEUROBIOLOGY


as membrane and resting action potential and electrical and chemical neurotransmission provide the foundation for this module. Topics include basic functional brain anatomy, microstructure and anatomy of neural tissues; mechanisms of neuronal development and integration, sensory-motor control and autonomic nervous control; auditory, visual and olfactory systems; and the neural foundations of human behaviour and skull osteology in adult and paediatric age groups. In addition to cognitive functions such as speech and language, the neurobiological basis of memory and emotions, sleep and dreaming, and brain degeneration are also discussed. The usefulness of various imaging modalities to appreciate structural and functional abnormalities of the brain are also addressed.

A238 AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY

A236 MARINE AND FRESHWATER BIOLOGY

A239 APPLIED GENETICS AND FISH BREEDING

This module introduces the range of microbial and metazoan organisms and ecological systems in the marine and fresh water environment. The curriculum includes bacteria, algae, invertebrates, and vertebrates (fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals) biology. The biology of marine and fresh water organisms is considered in the context of both adaptation at the level of the individual and its expression in terms of large-scale latitudinal and depthrelated variations in productivity and food web structure. This exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology and behaviour of aquatic animals and plants, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology, and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes. Field trips and laboratory-based classes will provide an introduction to both ecological and physiological problems in aquatic biology.

The module provides a framework for the use of genetic resources in fish production and selected approaches to change those genetic resources. Students will gain insights on the role of genetics as a component of production systems. Theoretical concepts on the various methods widely used to optimise the use of genetic population differences, individual fish, genomic differences and combinations of genetic populations (through mating) in production systems is focused. Specifically the students will be exposed to the various factors taken into account for optimising genetic improvement strategies over time, considering genomic and quantitative information available.

A237 CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND WATER CHEMISTRY

A240 HEALTH MANAGEMENT OF MARINE AND FRESHWATER ORGANISMS This module provides students with an understanding of fish health issues, relevant to aquaculture and wild fisheries. Disease diagnosis, bio-security in aquaculture, disease control, and treatment will be discussed and students will be introduced to the common aquatic diseases that occur primarily in tropical fishes. Students will be provided with hands-on opportunities to examine the host, environment and pathogen relationships. A wide range of exotic and endemic diseases including parasitic conditions and the immune response of aquatic animals are reviewed through case histories for a variety of species. A241 CELL CULTURE This module provides a theoretical introduction and direct practical training in several techniques used in eukaryote cell biology. Students will learn about the holistic aspects of cell culture, gain a solid understanding of the use of various cell culture techniques and be able to appreciate their application in different fields of research and healthcare. Students will also have hands-on experience

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This module provides students with an overview of the geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes of the world’s oceans as well as the role of the oceans in global dynamics and principles behind ocean management. The chemistry of the oceans will be covered and students will be introduced to the components of ocean waters (metals, gases, organic compounds, and nutrients); biogeochemical cycles in oceanic systems. Chemical and physical methods used in chemical oceanography; analytical and instrumental techniques used to determine density, salinity, chlorinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and components of the carbonate system will be taught.

This module provides an overview of both land and marine based aquaculture systems, recirculation, cage, tank, raceway, and pond systems and their associated technologies such as filtration, aeration, waterconditioning, fish pumps, grades, counters, feeding system etc. both in Singapore and globally. This module takes a hands-on industry-related approach and will focus on system design, working principles, commercial and research application, as well as recent innovations. Students will learn to design systems, size components and calculate key operational components such as hydraulic loading, carrying capacity, oxygenation, and bio-filter capacity.

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in the basic techniques of in-vitro mammalian cell culture, proliferation, fluorescence microscopy, cryopreservation, gene expression through transfection procedures, and isolation of primary cell cultures. After going through the module, students will appreciate how different techniques can be used to study the biology of the cell, and how they can be used in combination to answer specific questions relating to research of cell functions and their extended use in the pharmaceutical industry.

patients get the intended drug in the correct amount. Current concepts regarding the manipulation of measures of volume and weight with focus on patient-dependent parameters especially in the arena of drug dosage and drug administration will be covered. The application of concepts learned and the development of problemsolving skills related to pharmaceutical calculations will allow the students to gain competence in supporting pharmaceutical services such as community, hospital or industrial pharmacy.

A251 MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

A291 MATERIALS SCIENCE

This module introduces students to an overview of the daily routine and responsibilities of a Medical Laboratory Technician: addressing Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), record-keeping, quality control and quality assurance, literature reading, specimen analysis, methods comparison and results interpretation and presentation. The avenues addressed are applicable in the various specialised disciplines (e.g. Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, and Histopathology) within a Medical Laboratory. This module is a pre-requisite module for higher modules in the Medical Laboratory Technology track. The module develops a set of generally valuable abilities in medical laboratory investigations, which aids clinicians in the diagnosis of diseases and monitoring the progress of treatment in patients.

This module introduces students to the different types of manufacturing materials (e.g. metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, composites), with emphasis on the relationship between microstructure, properties, applications, and performance of the materials. This module also introduces biomaterials, electronic materials and nanotechnology. Students will learn that materials science is a multidisciplinary subject which plays an integral part in engineering systems and in the biomedical field. Students will also appreciate the role of materials science in serving the society and improving the lives of people.

A252 PATIENT CARE This module introduces students to the work of health professionals. Students will acquire a systematic understanding of the ways in which patients adjust to their illnesses based on the diagnosis. Students will also be taught the underlying theoretical aspects of the concept of communication in patient care, while recognising the importance of working in a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. This module also provides an overview of the organisation of the hospital departments, electronic medical records system and interviewing skills to record information from patients. Equipped with essential patient care principles and skills, students will be able to appreciate and apply the attitudinal and behavioural aspects appropriate to health professionals.

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This module serves to equip students with the foundations and practice in pharmaceutical calculations. It focuses on building the fundamental principles and basic techniques necessary to support various dosage calculations in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical compounding. It also exposes the students to appreciate and interpret commonly used abbreviations and formulas not used in conventional mathematics modules. One of the most important functions of pharmacy service is to ensure that

A292 POLYMER AND COMPOSITE SCIENCE This module aims to introduce students to the world of polymers and composite materials, with emphasis on the relationship between microstructure, properties, applications, and performance of the materials. Students are also exposed to the idea of creating new materials with enhanced properties for advanced applications. In addition, students are taught how materials scientists approach, react and behave when faced with real-life problems related to materials. The module addresses topics that include synthesis of polymers such as condensation polymerisation and addition polymerisation; polymer properties such as mechanical test standards, compressive properties for foams, thermal properties, adhesion strength, ductile-brittle transitions, stiffness, etc.; and composite testing. A300 PROJECT Students will work in groups of three to five to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes. Students will also be expected to take corrective action if necessary and prepare a technical report covering the entire project. Students should bear in mind that a premium will be placed on projects that embrace a multidisciplinary approach.


A301 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT

A321 PROTEOMICS

The module will provide students a holistic view of current issues in the laboratory setting with special emphasis on biomedical practices and research ethics. The perspectives taken will focus on the motivation, skills and best practices that shape the exercise of science in the laboratory and industry. This includes the internal impetus shaping conducts like the conflict of interest and moral stands in research and wider societal responsibilities as defined by compliance to regulatory bodies and national standards. It will cover aspects of basic resource management, total quality management, Good Laboratory Practices, Good Documentation Practices (ISO standards), and Intellectual Property Rights. The fundamentals of laboratory information systems, laboratory safety, reference laboratory services, scientific proposal, and report writing will also be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the principles and practices of research, environment, health, safety issues, and code of conduct issues.

This module delves into the structure-function relationship of proteins and the forces influencing the regulatory, structural, protective, and transport roles of proteins. In addition, the principles and application of biochemical techniques as well as the expression, separation, identification and purification of proteins will be explored. The module integrates biochemistry and molecular cell biology using bioinformatics and analytical instruments as tools to facilitate this large-scale, complex study of proteins. The practical component of the module, which allows students to apply the concepts covered in the theory component, introduces students to materials, equipment and laboratory techniques that are frequently used in protein studies such as protein extraction, SDS PAGE, Western blot, and columns chromatography.

A308 ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY The module covers the examination of the environmental, health and safety challenges in the workplace. It introduces the different hazards, as well as their classifications, communications and the standards set by OSHA. The hazards associated with different solids, liquids and gases as well as hazards from fire, explosion, radiation, ergonomic, electrical, and biological origins will be examined. The appropriate emergency responses and proper use of personal protection equipment will then be discussed. Finally, the need for vector control and conducting risk assessment in the workplace is discussed. A309 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT

This module aims to provide students with knowledge about advances and applications in the field of genomics. It includes a review of the genome structure, its mapping and sequencing, the use of model organisms, and an understanding of the use of expression sequence tags (ESTs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), as well as techniques used to study gene functions and generate transgenic animals and mutant species. The genetic aspect of diseases, the Human Genome Project, the applications of molecular biology in the diagnosis of diseases, and the identification of genetic variations are also covered. A331 CELL CYCLE AND ONCOLOGY This module covers the basic processes and regulation of cell proliferation, the cell cycle and cell death. An appreciation of the role of oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes is central to an understanding of the molecular basis of carcinogenesis and the properties of cancer cells. Environmental and genetic factors in cancer, tumour immunology and cancer therapies are also covered. Concepts from cell biology, genetics, immunology, histopathology, and anatomy are included. The practical component of the module, which allows students to apply the concepts covered in the theory component, will introduce students to materials, equipment and laboratory techniques that are frequently used in oncology laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunofluorescence. A332 STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY This module explores the structure-function relationship of various biomolecules, particularly proteins and DNA. The fundamentals covered include quaternary structures,

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This module provides an overview of managing and accessing the environment through the introduction of assessment tools, system and polices. Topics covered include environmental management system, auditing, risk assessment, and environmental policy and law. This module introduces the management of the environment through practices such as ISO standards and auditing, hence, branching out to the various assessment required to quantify environmental standards in life cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, ecological valuation, and risk assessment. Various aspects of risk assessment, from fundamentals of risk assessment to environmental risk assessment such as chemical and ecological risk assessment, will be examined.

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non-covalent interactions in proteins and thermodynamics of protein folding. This module helps students appreciate the different structures of biomolecules, learn how the different structures of the biomolecules relate to their functions and learn the use of software to visualise the different biomolecules as well as their interactions with other molecules. This module also provides handson experience in protein crystallography and other techniques commonly used in structural biology. A333 NANOTECHNOLOGY This module covers basic principles used in the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the atomic, molecular and macromolecular levels, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. It addresses some of the simple design, characterisation, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shapes and sizes at the nanometre scale. This module focuses on what causes bulk properties of materials to change dramatically with nano ingredients. It draws attention to how quantum effects can begin to dominate the behaviour of matter at the nano level, affecting the optical, electrical and magnetic behaviour of materials. Students taking this module will also learn the need for nanomaterials and the distinction between nanostructure and microstructure, as well as understand the creation of nanostructures, and the production of new materials with enhanced properties for advanced applications.

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This module introduces the conventional methods and up-to-date technologies employed in the sampling, monitoring and subsequent control of the major types of pollution. The module equips students with knowledge and understanding of the major approaches to pollution control and pollution monitoring. The scope of this module includes air pollution, water pollution, subsurface contamination, noise pollution, and light pollution. It introduces environment-contaminant interactions, transport, pollutant containment systems, monitoring, and remedial technologies. Students also explore various techniques employed such as physical, chemical and biological sample analysis, real-time monitoring and remote sensing. Legal environmental laws by regulatory bodies such as the National Environment Agency are also covered. A335 ENERGY UTILISATION AND MANAGEMENT This module introduces the concepts and issues pertaining to the management of energy as a key economic resource. Topics covered include present and future energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, fuel cell, and biofuels. An overview of energy sources, together

with an emphasis on energy efficient equipment, energy monitoring systems, codes of practice and standards, and carbon credits, provide a holistic understanding of energy use and requirements in the modern economy. A337 NUTRITION This module focuses on the basic concepts of human nutrition. Students gain an appreciation for the role and function of the macro and micronutrients essential for human health, as well as the mechanisms of immune reactions, and examine how these processes may be affected by nutritional deficiencies. Students learn about the scientific rationale for defining nutritional requirements in healthy individuals and populations, with reference to specific conditions such as pregnancy, lactation and old age. The linking of cultural and social identity with food choices is examined, noting the increasing cultural diversity of food choices in Singapore and the differences identified by social class and personal beliefs. The health, nutritional and social aspects of obesity, body image and disordered eating are also included. A338 FISHERIES AND FARM OPERATIONS This module provides students with the opportunity to understand the connections between aquaculture and post-production operations as well as the financial, economic and marketing issues. This module will focus on basic business principles, marketing and economics, including that of the aquaculture markets in Singapore. The issues of sustainable development are elaborated here with the help of case studies relating to aquaculture development. Practical planning issues such as sourcing materials, farming regulation and set-up, energy flows and ecological systems as well as some systems based approaches are also introduced to the students. Students will ultimately be able to draft out a Best Management Practices (BMP) for the aquaculture industry. A339 AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION Students will gain the knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical concepts involved in the production of commercially important aquatic species (including molluscs, crustaceans and finfish). They will be able to relate the biology of culture species at different stages of their life cycle to the different strategies employed in their production (from juvenile to market). Students will know how to manage the culture environment to optimise the growth of different culture species and be able to identify and respond to common problems encountered during aquaculture production cycles. This module will expose students to a range of practices across key tropical and temperate aquaculture species including the management of brood stock and


live feeds, timing in production of juvenile animals and hatchery hygiene. A340 FEED FORMULATION AND NUTRITION This module provides students with a detailed understanding of fish feeds and nutrition from selection of ingredients to the impact of feeds on product quality. The relationship between nutrition and farming practice, feed formulation, physiology, and biochemistry of aquatic animals are covered. Students will be encouraged to critically assess and use nutritional information, experimental design and nutrition models. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of nutritional science and understand how to use this in different stages of the life cycle of fishes in commercial and research situations. A341 STEM CELL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING This module looks into the developing fields of stem cell therapy and tissue engineering. The module covers topics such as the properties and sources of stem cells, the structure and function of the extra cellular matrix, nanotechnologies in biological systems, and the impact of tissue engineering of the skin, cartilage, bone, and blood vessels. A342 BIOSENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL DEVICES This module provides students an introduction to physiological measurement using biosensors and transducers. This module deals primarily with gaining an understanding of the physical principles that govern the measurement of a biological variable or system using a transducer, which converts the variable into an electrical signal. By the end of the module, students will understand various measurement devices and approaches including the underlying biological process that generates the quantity to be measured or controlled. The basic biosensors and transducers used to measure pressure, flow, volume, and kinematics are examined, along with various aspects of electrical and imaging instrumentation. Current and future applications of biosensors and biomedical devices are also explored. A345 BIOMATERIALS

A346 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY This module covers foundational concepts of organic chemistry that are important for understanding pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug molecules. The four main themes of the module are (1) organic chemistry in relation to biological action, (2) the class of organic compounds commonly used as drugs, (3) the structure-activity relationship in different drug classes, and (4) theory and practical skills for synthesis, characterisation, identification, and analysis of drugs. The scope of this module includes the principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on structure-activity relationships, computational chemistry and combinatorial chemistry. Laboratory procedures for drug synthesis, purification, characterisation as well as interpretation of Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectral data will also be covered in this module. A347 SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT This module aims to provide an overview of the fundamental concepts pertaining to the management and treatment of solid and hazardous waste. Students are exposed to the technologies employed in the treatment of such waste. Topics covered include the sources and characteristics of solid waste and its collection, transfer and transport. Aspects of recycling, reuse and recovery, with a focus on the appropriate treatment technologies for both solid and hazardous waste, are also explored. A348 WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT This module introduces the conventional methods and upto-date technologies employed by water and wastewater treatment plants. Students will gain an appreciation of unit operations and processes for water and wastewater treatment. The scope of this module includes water use and wastewater generation; conventional water and wastewater treatment processes in terms of physical, chemical and biological means; and sludge treatment and disposal. It also introduces water quality, standards for drinking water and effluent discharge, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, softening, adsorption, ion exchange, disinfection, wastewater pre-treatment, activated sludge processes, attached growth processes, sludge treatment, and final disposal.

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This module covers the different classes of biomaterials and their applications. Structure-property relationships of biomedical materials and their interaction with biological systems are addressed. The module also covers the performance of biomaterials including bulk and surface properties of materials, materials’ response to the physiological environment and hosts’ response to the biomaterials such as inflammation, hypersensitivity and

blood-material compatibility. The challenges and trends of biomaterials research and development, as well as the biotechnology of materials are discussed in various applications such as orthopaedic, dental, ophthalmic, drug delivery, cardiovascular, and tissue engineering.

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A349 FOOD SCIENCE This module focuses on the acquisition of food preparation skills and also on the development of a comprehensive knowledge base about foods. Students will be expected to develop basic competence in cooking skills and techniques and should understand the key concepts as applied to food product development, preservation and storage. Students will also learn the preparation of food in large-scale facilities and its associated safety practices, and gain an understanding of the use of a wide diversity of foods from different cuisines. They will also learn to modify recipes to meet specific nutritional goals and be expected to appreciate flavour and sensory science as applied to food products. A350 SEAFOOD HANDLING, PROCESSING AND FOOD SAFETY This module provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to manage the supply of seafood and maintain facilities associated with the processing and retail of fish and shellfish. Students will be exposed to the principles of basic hygiene, seafood and general food safety in accordance to industry regulations. A351 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY This module covers the principles and techniques of medical microbiology laboratory investigations, which aid clinicians in the diagnosis of diseases and the monitoring of patients’ progress with treatments. Through hands on experience, students are exposed to techniques in cultivation, isolation and identification of pathogens in routine clinical laboratories. The aim of this module is to give students an overview of the investigation techniques employed by the medical microbiology laboratory, as well as the rationale behind these tests. Students also learn about good laboratory practices, as well as record keeping, literature reading, specimen analysis, results interpretation, and presentation.

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This module emphasises on the pathologic basis of disease development as well as the principles and techniques of histopathology and cytology laboratory investigations, which aids the clinicians in diagnosis of diseases and monitoring the progress of treatment. Through the laboratory sessions, students will be exposed to some histo-techniques involving processing of tissue specimens for diagnostic purposes in routine clinical laboratories. The aims of this module are to give the students an overview of the investigation techniques employed by the histopathology and cytology laboratory, as well as the rationale behind these tests. Students will also be familiar with Good Laboratory Practices,

as well as record keeping, literature reading, results interpretation, and presentation. A353 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY This module covers the physiology of the major organ systems (e.g. renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, skeletal, muscle and connective tissue), the homeostatic control of acid-base and electrolytes, and the changes that occur as a result of diseases. Emphasis is placed on explaining the underlying biochemical disturbances or metabolic derangements in diseased states and their appropriate evaluation and diagnosis using selective techniques. Topics include diagnostic enzymology, proteins in health and disease, disorders in carbohydrates, lipid and protein metabolism (including inherited disorders), biochemical assessment in nutritional disorders, hypertension and malignancy, therapeutic drug monitoring, and toxicological screening. A354 HAEMATOLOGY This module introduces the components of blood and the common disorders affecting them. It also deals with the principles and techniques of haematology laboratory investigations that are useful in the diagnosis of diseases and monitoring the progress of treatments. In the laboratory sessions, students are exposed to techniques involving the handling and processing of blood and blood products for diagnostic purposes in routine clinical laboratories. This module gives students an overview of the investigation techniques employed by the haematology laboratory and blood bank, the rationale behind these tests and the correlation with clinical conditions. Students also learn about good laboratory practices, as well as record keeping, literature reading, specimen analysis, results interpretation, and presentation. A364 ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION This module introduces students to different analytical techniques with a focus on the basic working principles of the instruments, applications and limitations of the techniques, as well as data analysis. Students will be exposed to different techniques such as morphological study, simple physical and chemical tests for drugs, extraction and analysis techniques using chromatography, rheological studies, moisture analysis, thermal analysis, electromagnetic radiation analysis, mass spectrometry, structural elucidation, and elemental analysis. Topics covered include physical testing, microscopy, thin layer chromatography, liquid and gas chromatography, viscometry, Karl Fischer Titration, loss on drying method, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimeter, mass spectrometry, and spectroscopy methods such as Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Ultra


violet (UV), Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP). A365 CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE This module provides students with an appreciation of good manufacturing practices (GMP) as a set of guidelines for the regulation of food, pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as their role in related industries. It encompasses the approaches taken in the development of manufacturing systems, quality assurance, quality control, validation and regulatory audits, and covers validation plans such as cleaning validation and analytical method validation. Students will learn about facility design and layout including cleanroom design and requirements and water supply systems for production use. The module encourages the development of skillsets such as process control techniques and measurement system analyses that are widely used in the manufacturing industry. It also covers the roles and responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other safety authorities. A371 PHARMACOTHERAPY AND PHARMACY PRACTICE This module focuses on building the foundation for the rational use of therapeutic agents and the development of problem-solving skills related to pharmacotherapy. The application of concepts learned and the use of therapeutic interventions in major disease problems are addressed. Current concepts regarding appropriate drug treatment, patient assessment and counselling skills, over-thecounter (OTC) medication and prescription practices, and principles of good dispensing practices are covered. Students develop skills in the provision of pharmaceutical care in the community and hospital practice setting. The module also covers recommendations on safety in the pharmacy, dispensary design and equipment, stores procurement, stock management, dispensing of medicine, education, and training and development. A372 PHARMACEUTICAL LEGISLATION

A373 PHARMACEUTICS This module covers the basic principles involved in formulation, technology, design, compounding, and evaluation of dosage forms and drug delivery systems. Students learn about drug standards and the importance of administration of safe, effective, stable, and reliable drug delivery systems. Emphasis is placed on oral and liquid (aqueous and non-aqueous) dosage forms; pulmonary, ophthalmic and parenteral drug delivery, and pharmaceutical calculations involved in the preparation of these dosage forms. The application of physicochemical principles to the technology and preparation of dosage forms are also covered. A375 DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS This module covers foundational topics that are important for understanding the need and requirements of dietary supplements among different groups in the population. The differences between dietary supplements and nutrition, diet, nutraceutical, and functional food are explored. The four main themes of the module are (i) requirements of dietary supplements, (ii) components and functions, (iii) deficiencies and overconsumption, and (iv) regulation, health claims and commercial aspects. A376 PHARMACEUTICAL SALES AND MARKETING This module provides an overview of the pharmaceutical product value chain, ranging from drug development and regulatory approval to pre- and post-launch of the product. Students will explore the driving force behind multinational major players in the market and the factors that influence sales and marketing strategies. They will learn about the interdependence of the payers, providers and pharmaceutical value chains that influence drug launches and product life cycle management. The contentious issues and evolving marketing trends in the pharmaceutical industry and current initiatives in sales, marketing and patient outreach will also be discussed. A382 INDUSTRIAL AND FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY This module focuses on the applications of biotechnology in food production, processing and additives. The impact and potential of biotechnology in the development of functional foods and food-based therapeutics is addressed from both the traditional and current perspectives. The

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This module provides an overview of legislations affecting the practice of pharmacy in Singapore and the marketing aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Learning outcomes include understanding the application of the Medicines Act, the Poisons Act, the Misuse of Drugs Act, and the Sale of Drugs Act. The module covers the legal status of traditional Chinese medicine, marketing strategies and concepts, and methods employed for the commercialisation of pharmaceutical products. In addition, market analysis and planning, pricing strategies and product lifecycle management are also

addressed. An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare services is covered in the module. This concept-driven module encourages learning through problem-solving and places an emphasis on understanding the application of pharmaceutical legislation and marketing concepts in the pharmaceutical industry.

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interactions between biotechnological food processes and products with the consumer and the environment are addressed, as these issues are related to the regulation.

concentration, thermally driven, membrane contactors, electrically driven, and membrane bioreactors. A394 MATERIALS ANALYSIS

A385 BIOPROSPECTING This module provides an introduction to the commercialisation of intellectual property and technologies associated with the biotechnology industry. Topics for this module include intellectual property management and legislation, research development and commercialisation strategies, regulation, and approval processes. Specific topics pertaining to the management of a biotechnology business are also addressed. These include the ecological, environmental, social, and political implications of bioprospecting and bio-marketing. A391 MATERIALS PROCESSING This module introduces students to the world of materials processing, focusing on polymeric, metallic and ceramic, with relation to microstructure, properties, applications, and performance of the materials. Students are exposed to the idea of creating and how to produce the new materials with enhanced properties for advanced applications on an industrial scale. In addition, students will learn how materials scientists approach, react and behave when faced with real-life problems related to materials processing. A392 ADVANCED MATERIALS This module covers materials used in high-technology applications including their ‘special’ properties and underlying structure. For example, materials used for lasers, microelectronics, data storage, optical industry, liquid crystal displays, thermal protection, organic light emitting diodes, and composite materials. Materials of the future are also introduced including ‘smart’ materials that respond to their environment.

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This module covers foundational concepts that are important for understanding the basic principles of membrane technology and its various applications. The three main themes of the module are (1) the properties and working principles of the membrane separation process, (2) the strengths and capabilities of membrane technologies and (3) the various applications. The scope of the module includes the membrane materials and their properties, preparation and characterisation of synthetic membranes and transport phenomena in membranes, as well as polarisation phenomena and fouling. The module also covers the different types of membrane processes and their applications including pressure driven,

This module provides students with a foundation in the testing, characterisation and analysis of structural, electronic, photonic, and biomedical materials. With an engineering and scientific approach, the module introduces students to the various methods through which the durability and reliability of materials can be improved. It also allows students to understand the root cause of the failure problems and their prevention. Topics include materials failure investigation for various classifications of materials, the tools used in materials investigation, metallurgical failure mechanisms root causes. Students also investigate the cause of failed engineering products and propose preventive measures which require them to innovate by applying new materials with improved properties. A395 COMPOSITE MATERIALS DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS This module provides an overview of the principles of designing composite materials. With this design knowledge in mind, students will be able to appreciate the range of manufacturing processes for composite materials available and understand the interactions between manufacturing quality and performance. Students will be exposed to fabrication of composites such as wet layup, pre-preg hand lay-up and autoclave techniques. They will design composites using modelling or simulation to predict the desired outcomes in various stages of the process. Post-manufacturing processes such as finishing and painting, as well as assembly methods such as bonding and fastening will also be covered. The knowledge acquired will enable students to apply relevant advanced composite materials concepts in the development, formulation and testing of composite materials and to analyse the root cause of the failure of advanced composites components across a wide range of industries. A396 ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR APPLIED MATERIALS This module provides an overview to Additive Manufacturing (AM), a process by which digital 3D design data is used to produce structures through layer-by-layer additive techniques, enabling new component designs and tailored structures. Students will be able to appreciate the different professional production techniques in AM which are clearly distinguished from conventional methods of material removal. Students will learn the fundamentals of AM techniques using different types of materials and


select appropriate AM technologies for specific designmanufacturing applications. They will understand the operating principles, capabilities and limitations of AM methods which include fused deposition modelling, stereo lithography and laser sintering. Applications in major industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical devices, energy, electronics, and consumer products will also be explored.

A931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME The module gives students first-hand experience of the work environment. It will provide an opportunity for learning through the application of the skillsets, techniques and classroom knowledge gained to real-life situations. B101 ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A475 GOOD DISPENSING PRACTICE This is a higher-year specialisation module for students taking the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students will assimilate knowledge from earlier modules: namely A371 Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice, A372 Pharmaceutical Legislation and A477 Clinical Skills in Pharmacy Practice. Thereafter, they will develop technical skills to deliver safe, effective and professional patient care within the pharmacy. Students will gain hands-on experience in the supply, packing and recommendation of medicinal products as well as dispensing of discharge medications in an authentic hospital pharmacy setting. Professionalism, ethics and communication skills will also be inculcated as part of this module.

This module introduces students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Designed specifically to equip students with core foundational know-how in setting up a business, students will be taught the value creation process from generating and evaluating various business ideas to other key topics such as marketing, sales as well as the finance and legal aspects of setting up a business. At the end of the module, students will present their business idea to their peers and a panel of judges in a simulated trade show environment. Through this process, students will go through the process of learning, applying and experiencing entrepreneurship. This module allows students to engage in entrepreneurial activities and serves as a foundation for other business related modules in RP.

A476 PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING

B102 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

This module provides hands-on sessions for students to integrate the scientific principles of pharmaceutics and apply practical skills in the compounding of medicines for dispensing. These include various oral, solid and liquid (aqueous and non-aqueous) dosage forms, as well as aseptic ophthalmic and parenteral preparations. Students will also explore the applications of the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice which includes compounding, proper packaging, storage, and labelling of medicines.

This module helps students understand how people think, feel and behave as individuals and groups in and around organisations. Students will acquire insights into the cognitive and affective elements underpinning behaviours of individuals in workplace settings, design and development of work teams and organisations, and management of behavioural issues affecting organisational effectiveness. The module aims to enable students to become better employees and people managers as well as develop effective organisations. It is a multidisciplinary module that draws from sociology, psychology and management, with a focus on applying research-based theories and concepts to anticipate how people will behave, explain the behaviours and get things accomplished in organisations. This is done through the examination of issues from individual, team and organisational levels.

A477 CLINICAL SKILLS IN PHARMACY PRACTICE

B103 UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIETY This is an application-centred module that seeks to introduce students to the key theoretical concepts in Sociology explaining human behaviour in various social institutions and processes including emerging social phenomena. This module introduces students to the concept of Sociology before highlighting the foundations of society such as Culture, Socialisation, Groups, and Social Structure. Concepts relating to Social Inequality

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This module introduces the rational selection and the effect of drugs on individual patients and patient groups. Students will review therapeutic case studies, evaluate journal literature and gain clinical pharmacy site experiences. The clinical pharmacy site experiences enhance the application of quantitative clinical data in the optimisation of drug therapy. Exposure to pertinent clinical therapeutic material enables students to optimise patient therapies in a wide range of disorders. Students will learn to identify patient-specific parameters relevant in initiating drug therapy; conduct therapeutic monitoring (including alternative drug therapy, time-course of clinical and laboratory indices of therapeutic response, and adverse effects); explain clinical interpretation of selected laboratory results in the context of patient monitoring; and understand the use of pharmacokinetic parameters to optimise drug dosing.

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such as Social Class and Stratification, Gender and Sexuality and Social Institutions such as Economy and Work, Families, Religion and Education will also be covered. This module concludes by highlighting the types of social change in modern and post-modern societies explaining the evolution of society and new trends that influence the society where we live in. B104 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES This module focuses on the current and emerging social issues that exist in the society and will set a solid foundation for students who possess an interest in constructing a better society. This applicationcentred module equips students with the ability to apply sociological theories to explain current social issues. Students will be equipped with tools and frameworks for interpreting the social problems that impact their lives and to apply sociological theories to their daily experiences. The scope of the problems will focus on individual issues of norm violations in society such as crime and addictions, problems of social inequality involving race, income as well as mega global problems on poverty and urbanisation. B105 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY This foundational module helps students learn the various areas of psychology including methods, learning and memory, sensation, perception, physiological processes, emotions, drives, personality, abnormal behaviour, psychotherapy, individual differences, social behaviour, and growth and development.

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This module exposes students to the business of social enterprises as well as the role of the social entrepreneur. Through this module, students will understand the existence of social enterprises in meeting both profit generation as well as social causes. Students will gain an appreciation for the different forms of social enterprises and also understand the various issues involved when setting up a social enterprise. This includes an overview of the legal environment and funding channels of such businesses. At the end of the module, students will also understand the notion of corporate social responsibility among businesses and the importance it plays for the social enterprise. B107 ACCOUNTING This module provides students with a basic understanding of the fundamental accounting concepts, principles of preparing financial statements and how to manage the cost of a company to ensure that the company or a project is profitable. Students will learn how to evaluate the

financial viability of a project, review the financial success of a company or project and costing and budgeting. B108 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS This module provides students with an overview of Microeconomics and Macroeconomic concepts. The module covers economic choices made by consumers, firms and the government, and how these decisions affect the market for a particular good or service. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the indicators associated with the economic performance of a country and the impact of government policies on Singapore’s economy. B109 DESIGN THINKING FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION This module is a practice-based introduction to the Design Thinking methodology. It builds upon its theories and frameworks to solve business problems and identify growth opportunities. Through case studies and hands-on assignments, students will learn and practice methodologies needed to take a creative idea from cradle to consumer. Key topics include ethnography and semiotics, design ideation, system modelling, and disruptive technologies. B205 BUSINESS LAW This module equips students with an in-depth awareness and understanding of the practical legal responsibilities, risks and issues that arise in today’s business environment, so that they can be more effective in their future roles as professionals, executives or entrepreneurs. Students will begin by familiarising themselves with the Singapore Legal Framework and the fundamentals of Contract Law, with an emphasis on consumer protection legislation. Thereafter, students will analyse the implications of Tort of Negligence on businesses and how it can extend one’s obligations towards consumers and other third parties beyond that of contracts. Students will also explore the issues involved in online business transactions and intellectual property (IP) law using recent case law. B209 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING This module focuses on how to manage the cost of a company to ensure that the company or a project is profitable. Students will learn how to evaluate the financial viability of a project, review the financial success of a project or company, costing and budgeting, and design financial models with the use of spreadsheets. Topics covered include basics of accounting, costing concepts, costing systems, data and variance analysis, capital budgeting, revenue and pricing management, costvolume-profit analysis, and forecasting and budgeting.


B215 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING This module provides students with a basic understanding of the fundamental accounting concepts, principles and procedures underlying the preparation of financial statements. Topics covered include Introduction to Financial Accounting and Financial Statements, Accounting Equation, Recording Cycle and Ledger Posting, Preparation of Financial Statements and the underlying Conventions, Inventory Systems, Purchase and Sales Cycle, Property, Plant and Equipment, Intangible Assets, Contingent Liabilities and Liabilities, Capital, Statement of Comprehensive Cash Flows, Interpretation and Analysis of Financial Statement, and Accounting Application. B216 MARKETING This module introduces students to the concept of 21st century holistic marketing which includes decisions like who the company wants as its customers, which of their needs to satisfy, what products and services to offer, what prices to set, what communications to send and receive, what channels of distribution to use, and what partnerships to develop. The module also familiarises students with basic marketing principles and to apply this knowledge to solving marketing problems faced by companies. Students will learn how to understand customers’ needs in order to develop and launch a product successfully through the appropriate use of marketing tools. Topics covered in this module include consumer behaviour, market research, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, product and service strategies, branding, pricing, distribution channels, elements of the promotion mix, integrated marketing communications, and digital marketing. B217 SALES MANAGEMENT

B218 BUSINESS STATISTICS In today’s highly information-driven society, it is important to understand how to determine the validity of statistical

B220 MICROECONOMICS Microeconomics is applied to all individuals in all spheres of business: (a) Consumer - the buyer and user of end products, (b) Producer - the one who makes / sells the product and (c) Government - the one who intervenes in the market place. This module aims to explain an individual’s choice under scarcity and its implications on the behaviour of prices and quantities in individual markets. It describes how individual persons, markets and institutions make their choices given finite resources and the impact they have on one another, shedding light on the interlocking relationships among various entities in the market place. The module enables students to apply basic microeconomic concepts to explain everyday phenomena in the market place. Topics covered include price and quantity determination, how firms make strategic choices and government intervention in the market place during market failure. B221 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT This module equips students with an understanding of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Singapore context. Students will gain an appreciation of the various Human Resource (HR) functions which are necessary for the smooth operation of an organisation. Topics covered include job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, performance management, employment laws, compensation and benefits, human resource development, Human Resource Information System, international human resources as well as current HR trends. B223 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY This module offers insight into the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others. Students will get an opportunity to study intrapersonal phenomena such as attitudes, persuasion, social cognition, self-concept, and cognitive dissonance. Students will

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This module equips students with the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes of salesmanship and sales management which is vital to any organisation. It is applicable not only to students who intend to embark on a sales career, but also those in non-sales positions to sell their ideas to internal stakeholders. Topics covered include introduction to professional selling, understanding the sales process, management of key accounts, and channel management. Students will also cover key aspects of sales management such as the roles of sales management and staffing, training and motivating the sales force.

reports and interpret such reports so as to make informed decisions. Understanding Business Statistics will lay the foundation for students to be equipped with quantitative skills. This module will introduce students to the basic elements of statistics. It is designed to equip students with the statistical research skills from data analysis through manual means and software, data representation and interpretation that will allow them to make informed decisions or projections. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, commonly encountered continuous probability distributions, sampling methodology, hypothesis testing, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), linear regression, and forecasting.

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also look at a range of interpersonal phenomena such as social influence, group dynamics, relationships with others, and interpersonal interactions. B224 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS This module introduces students to the fundamentals of quantitative research, enabling them to collect numerical evidence by formulating quantitative research designs and using tools like surveys and statistical analysis packages. It further elaborates on the methods of collecting, analysing and interpreting quantitative data. During the course of the module, students will have a chance to make use of Market Research Lab facilities for online data collection and computer-assisted data analysis, as well as to learn the art of reporting statistical findings in a meaningful manner. B225 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS This module exposes students to the key concepts of qualitative consumer research including aspects such as research objective definition, research design, data collection, and analysis. There will be extensive handson experience leveraging the facilities in the Market Research Lab, where focus groups, in-depth interviews and other qualitative research methods can be introduced and carried out. There will be a special focus on consumer research providing deeper insights into the psychology of consumers. B227 CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

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This module examines the consumer decision-making process and equips students with the fundamentals of consumer psychology ‒ how consumers think, feel and behave. In this module, students will explore many social, cultural and marketing factors that influence the selection and usage of products and services by consumers. It will help students understand why consumers behave the way they do and will help them develop marketing strategies based on this understanding. Topics covered include consumer motivation, perception, learning, micro and macro influences on consumers’ decisions, and applications relating to consumer psychology.

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B228 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS This module focuses on applied social research as is commonly used by social organisations namely needs assessment, programme evaluation and action research. In the process, it instructs students on the fundamental steps and elements of social research in order for them to achieve valid and reliable research findings.

B229 VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT This module focuses on how non-profit organisations, social enterprises, corporates, and public services build and maintain successful volunteer programmes that help them achieve various social and organisational objectives. This module also covers the relationship and mindset of why individuals volunteer, and how volunteer managers focus on various recruitment, selection and retention strategies. B233 LEARNING AND PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT In this module, students will examine the broad suite of activities within staff training and developing organisational capabilities. The students will learn to conduct needs analysis, translate these into learning goals, develop a total company learning plan, choose suitable learning interventions, and evaluate results of these interventions. In addition, they will gain basic knowledge of designing and conducting classroom and on-the-job training. They will acquire skills in managing training administration such as sourcing for vendors, developing feedback form and servicing internal customers. Additionally, students will examine how coaching, mentoring, overseas postings, and developmental programmes can be implemented to develop high-potential talents. At a macro-level, students will consider the alignment of their practices to frameworks such as the People Developer Award as well as issues in coordinating training and development programmes across international subsidiaries. B235 COMPENSATION AND TOTAL REWARDS MANAGEMENT This module introduces students to the objectives of total reward, pay structures and compensation design, pay-for-performance practices, employee benefits and work-life harmony strategies as well as salary and benefits administration. The students will learn practical skills such as preparing salary proposals and manpower budgets, doing Central Provident Fund and tax-related submissions, costing for benefits, and preparing payroll spreadsheets. In addition, they will evaluate current issues such as improving salaries of low-wage workers and consider how recommendations of the National Wage Council are implemented. B236 EMPLOYMENT LAWS AND LABOUR RELATIONS This module focuses on in-depth understanding of the labour legislation within the framework of Singapore’s manpower system. It focuses on the essential obligations required by key employment statutes and also allows an understanding of the framework and operations of the Singapore Industrial Relations system.


B237 MANPOWER PLANNING, RESOURCING AND MANAGEMENT In this module, students learn practical skills and supporting knowledge for end-to-end manpower management. The students will examine the process of planning manpower needs, implementing external recruitment locally and sourcing overseas, instituting internal recruitment processes, and selecting staff. Some practical skills acquired will include developing advertisements for positions, developing tools and conducting structured interviews as well as developing and evaluating results of selection tests. The students will discuss practical issues such as fair employment practices, impact of legislations such as mandatory re-employment, employment of senior workers and manpower risk management for business continuity. Additionally, they will examine the process of planning and conducting redundancy exercises and involuntary termination. B238 PERFORMANCE AND TALENT MANAGEMENT This module will examine how organisations can manage performance and talents. In the first part of the module, students will learn to plan a performance management cycle and consolidate results for management’s review. This will include developing a simple performance appraisal form, planning communications and training of staff, conducting effective appraisal interviews and evaluations as well as supporting line managers in the performance management process. In the second part, students will examine the current context of career planning, how to institute career development programmes and provide career advice. In addition, they will examine the process of identifying high-potential staff and how line managers can use various methods such as stretch assignments and coaching to develop talent in their departments.

B240 DATA ANALYTICS AND VISUALISATION This module provides students with opportunities to analyse ill-structured and structured real data and turn insights into actionable business or marketing strategies with advanced research techniques. Students will acquire skills to be succinct yet powerful in the delivery of business insights through a compelling data story-telling approach. Topics will include various analytics areas such as eye tracker analytics, digital and consumer analytics to provide the learners necessary tools to aid and measure outcomes of business decisions. B241 POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN MARKETING Positive psychology is a field that devotes to the scientific study of human strength and wellbeing, focusing on the understanding of the motivation and behaviour in the pursuit of happiness. Through introduction of real world case studies, students will learn how these concepts can be and have been applied to help organisations and brands to influence consumer behaviour positively. Key topics include Happiness, Gratitude and Altruism, Close Relationships and Happiness, Culture and Happiness, and Resilience and Positive Traits. B300 PROJECT Students will work in groups of three to five to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes. Students will also be expected to take corrective action if necessary, and prepare a technical report covering the entire project. Students should bear in mind that a premium will be placed on projects that embrace a multidisciplinary approach. B310 PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA

This module examines the impact of Digital Marketing and eCommerce in today’s consumer decision-making and purchasing process. Using the theories of marketing and brand building, students will learn to develop and manage digital marketing strategy and eCommerce platforms, and discover the role of online reputation and sentiments management as a critical component of an effective digital marketing strategy. This module will equip students with the strategic, creative and operational knowledge required to develop eCommerce platforms. It also covers the various digital media strategies that are essential in driving effective digital traffic and conversion to eCommerce platforms.

Public relations (PR) is a strategic communication process that builds lasting relationship between an organisation and its stakeholders to strengthen the organisation’s identity and reputation. It involves developing and implementing effective communication strategies and programmes to help achieve its organisational goals. This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and concepts of PR and the PR process so that they are able to plan and implement communications strategies and PR programmes. They will gain a basic understanding of how the industry works, its evolution towards digital media, and how to convey messages effectively across the various media platforms.

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B320 BUSINESS FINANCE This module equips students with a basic understanding of the financial aspects of a corporation. This knowledge will further enhance the student’s conceptual and analytical skills necessary to make sound financial decisions for a corporate. It is useful for both financial and non-financial executives. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, short term and long term financing, managing working capital, time value of money, capital budgeting, cost of capital, valuation of bonds and equity, risk and return, leverage and capital structure, and options and dividend policy.

module enables students to develop an understanding of contemporary issues such as cognitive ageing, eyewitness memory, critical thinking, perception, and human performance. It encompasses the application of psychology in the field of law including the topics of eyewitness memory, false confessions and jury decisionmaking. It also covers the application of psychology to the understanding of memory and the ageing process. At the end of this module students will have a deeper understanding of the applied element of psychology in fields such as law and cognition. B329 BRAND MANAGEMENT FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

B321 MACROECONOMICS This module equips students with the knowledge of the broad economy’s behaviour including understanding of terms and concepts associated with the economic performance of a country, the impact of government economic policies and importance of international trade. Students will also develop skills in applying economics theories to their daily experiences to assist in problemsolving and decision-making. Students will acquire basic Macroeconomics knowledge through various modes of learning namely, analysis of real life macroeconomic events, activity-based lessons and debates. This module seeks to make students informed citizens of the economy they are part of and will set a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue Macroeconomics at the advanced level. Topics covered include the following: Economics, Performance, Unemployment and Inflation, Economic Growth, Balance of Payment, International Trade, Macroeconomic Tools and Policies, and Income Disparity.

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This module examines the dynamic elements of branding to communicate the essence of the organisation and its offerings to the consumers. Using the strategic brand management process, students will learn the development and management of elements such as name, slogan and logo. This module enables students to position branding strategies to successfully shape consumer perceptions. It includes creative decisions in developing an advertising campaign, selecting the media and evaluating the effectiveness. It also covers a complete suite of sales promotion tools to equip students with the knowledge in planning, strategy formulation and management of an integrated marketing communications campaign. B328 COGNITION AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY The field of applied cognitive psychology represents a new emphasis within cognitive psychology. This

This is a specialisation module offered to students in the social enterprise management diploma programme. This module will equip students with the tools and strategies needed to develop an effective branding plan for a social enterprise. Students will be introduced to the importance of branding, what a brand means to customers and how to audit, develop, manage, and grow the brand effectively within the context of the social enterprises. Through case studies, students will also explore real-world branding successes and failures to avoid common pitfalls and improve their brand management strategy. Topics covered will include brand management process, brand audit, consumer behaviour and brand buying decision, brand positioning and identity, and brand equity. Key IT tools related to digital marketing will also be explored through this module when building up successful brands. B330 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS This module introduces students to the corporate governance framework of social enterprises. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective on this topic, the module examines the broad structural framework that seeks to guide and direct the practices in a social enterprise. This also includes examining the culture within an organisation and the various ethical issues faced by employees and managers. This module will also introduce the various internal control systems adopted for social enterprises and non-profit organisations. Real-life case studies will be included as part of the module for students to understand the concepts introduced in class. B331 SOCIAL INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY This module seeks to expose students to the field of Social Innovation and Creativity. There are two key parts to this module. The first part will have students exposed to the different forms of social innovation that seek to address social issues in economies both locally and overseas. This will also cover the development of social


innovation and how this strengthens the civil society. The second part will equip students with creativity tools and techniques that seek to enable students to define their own social innovation through the value creation process. This entails having students identify opportunities, generate ideas as well as critically evaluate their viability of ideas and innovations towards commercialisation.

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This module explores the funding support available for the social services sector including social enterprises, charities, voluntary welfare organisations as well as non-profit organisations. This module examines the sources of funding from both the public and private organisations and also explores the implications, policies and guidelines behind these channels of support. This module also covers fundraising as a means of financing the organisation. These include topics related to applying for permits, specific modes adopted as well as reporting purposes to various stakeholders.

In this module, students will examine management, staffing, compensation, and other Human Resource (HR) policy choices in establishing an international subsidiary. They will discuss how various factors impact whether these practices should be similar or different from the practices of the Headquarter (HQ). In addition, students will acquire practical skills in selecting and preparing staff for international assignments, preparing overseas compensation package as well as handling the administration of staff and their families settling in the new country. The students will also examine the same for the in-flow of expatriate staff to the HQ. They will discuss legislative and social constraints in Singapore and regional countries on the use of expatriate staff, issues in managing culturally-diverse workforce and how to improve integration as well as overcoming challenges in coordinating programmes across international subsidiaries.

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This module equips students with the skillsets needed to prepare a business plan for social enterprises. Specifically, students will learn how to articulate the social needs inherent in the society yet balancing the functional requirements (e.g. marketing, finance, accounting, etc.) when setting up a business. This module covers broad areas from designing the business plan to developing an integrated plan to start the new business.

In this module, students will explore the applications of psychological concepts and learn to design interventions to promote positive work attitudes and behaviours to improve the physical and mental well-being of employees and organisational productivity.

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B334 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICUM This module provides students the opportunity to work with private, public or people sector organisations on industry projects. Through this module, students work with industry partners to conceptualise innovative business solutions to solve real-world issues, and propose strategies to ensure sustainability and feasibility via a business plan. Guided by the mentorship of industry practitioners throughout the module, students will gain valuable insights into the industry. B335 ASIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ENVIRONMENT

In this module, students will examine practical and ethical issues related to starting and running an overseas business, with particular emphasis on people issues. The first part of the module will discuss globalisation trends and appraise the factors that impact choice of host locations such as manpower considerations and sociopolitical climate. In the second part, students will delve into considerations such as fair trade, diversity in business ethics across countries, child labour, working conditions, and fair wages for workers in developing countries and influence of cultural religious issues in business operations. B339 ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT This module will examine the process of planning organisation-wide effort to improve effectiveness and staff satisfaction, with emphasis on understanding organisational climate and managing change. Students will learn to develop and implement a change management plan as well as how to improve

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In this module, students will examine the evolution of industrial relations in Singapore and other countries in the region. This will enable them to appreciate the psyche of workers in different countries and evaluate its impact on Human Resource (HR) policies and practices. In addition, students will examine the impact of industrial relations environment on the day-to-day operation of business.

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the engagement of staff in change management. In addition, students will develop practical skills in handling grievances, conflicts, negotiations, and change communications as well as managing the communication aspect in terminations, disciplinary proceedings and transmission of negative information. The students will also be equipped to conduct internal investigations on staff issues effectively. B340 INTERNATIONAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL MARKETING Globalisation has created just as many challenges as opportunities for brands that venture overseas. This module aims to leverage on the students’ prior foundational knowledge in marketing like 4Ps strategy and management, and add on a global perspective and strategic thinking. This module introduces students to the business considerations of promoting brands overseas. Key topics include International Marketing Environment and Opportunities, International Marketing Strategy and The Future of Global Marketing. B931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME The module is designed to give students first-hand experience of the work environment. It will provide an opportunity for learning through the application of the skillsets, techniques and classroom knowledge gained to real-life situations. Students of this diploma will be attached to various establishments. C105 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

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This module introduces the concepts and applications of programming to students with no prior programming experience. The module uses the python language that is widely used in industry by companies such as Google, YouTube and Industrial Light & Magic. Software developers, scientists, engineers, and academics also use python as an effective and highly-productive tool. Students will learn programming concepts such as variables, loops, conditional statements, functions and libraries, and use python to create graphics, manipulate data and media objects, and to utilise external programme libraries.

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C109 IT IN BUSINESS PROCESSES This module provides students with a general understanding of the organisational structures, concepts of cost, revenue and profit, core business functions, and key business processes. Students will also appreciate the crucial strategic role that IT plays in modern businesses. Students will be introduced to fundamental IT concepts of data, information and the Input-Process-Output-Storage

(IPOS) model. They will also learn about latest IT trends and how it impacts business and their future IT careers. C111 NEW MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS The Internet and new media (digital imaging, audio, augmented reality, video, web, etc.) have become important means of communications. This module explores how to communicate effectively via the Internet and new media. Students will explore issues relating to aesthetics, usability, user experience, and humancomputer interaction. They will learn about content creation and design techniques that will best support the desired communication objectives. Topics covered will include basic web design, typography, colour, choice of media, interactivity, and responsible use of new media. C202 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN This module provides an introduction to the theory and practices of systems development methodologies. With practical case scenarios, students will undertake, in a methodical manner, the analysis of a given problem situation and produce a definition of client requirements using appropriate methods, tools and techniques that will lead to the development of application systems. This module also covers the techniques and best practices for varied device platforms. C203 WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT IN PHP This module introduces students to the fundamental skills and knowledge associated with developing databasedriven web applications. The scope of this module will cover the development of web pages that can store, search, retrieve, and display data from a database, validate data using client and server-side techniques, use sessions variables for holding information across multiple web pages, use web cookies for remembering previous user activity, and set access control to various web pages based on different user profiles. The language and technologies used in this module include HTML, CSS, php, and JavaScript. C204 MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMMING This module provides students with a strong grounding in multimedia programming and scripting techniques. This module will address issues of using procedural and object-oriented paradigm, sequencing, numeric processing, string operations, event handlers, exceptions handling, execution control, testing, debugging and optimising in programming and scripting for interactivity and animation. Students will also learn about techniques for aural and visual representation and techniques in accessing and manipulating database through the use of Structured Query Language (SQL).


C207 DATABASE SYSTEMS This module covers the principles and concepts of database management systems and the reasons for using such systems in an organisation. It provides an understanding of the factors in database design and it will help students develop a methodical approach to database design and implementation. This includes the skills in accessing and manipulating database systems through the use of SQL. It also introduces an awareness of the maintenance, performance and support issues associated with a database environment. C208 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING The module introduces students to the programming constructs of the Java programming language, concept of object-orientation and the programming of object-oriented programmes in Java. Students will learn to interpret and programme the solution of systems represented as Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagrams in Java. C209 ADVANCED OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

and networking. Students will also perform basic troubleshooting operations on the Local Area Networks (LANs) and connecting devices as well as deploy and secure a simple wireless network. C226 OPERATING SYSTEM CONCEPTS This module covers the concepts and fundamentals of operating systems – the underlying software that powers computers today. It investigates the major operating systems and their underlying fundamentals including process management, memory management, device management, and file management. Problems designed to encourage practical hands-on exploration will be used. C227 COMPUTER SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES This module covers the concepts and fundamentals of computer systems and the various software that power computers today. Students will learn effective workstation administration and gain an understanding of network technologies. Problems designed to encourage practical hands-on exploration will be used. C228 OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY

This module will train students to analyse and breakdown programming problems and represent them as UML diagrams and use the Java programming language to write the programmes by the application of objectoriented concepts such as encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Students should ideally have completed a foundational module in object-orientation in Java prior to this module. C213 COMPUTER ANIMATION This module introduces the fundamentals of interactive computer graphics, the required hardware and software environments and related applications. Students will learn animation techniques and acquire an understanding of the production process. They will study 2D animation concepts as well as basic 3D object rendering and modelling. C216 DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

C225 DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING This module provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of data communication

C235 IT SECURITY AND MANAGEMENT This module addresses the best practices of the development and management of effective security systems with coverage on information, personnel, physical security, and risk analysis for information protection. It provides a broad overview of the principles and elements of information technology security. It covers the basic principles of the CIA model – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. Topics covered include IT security threats, security techniques, security services, and system security features. Students will also be introduced to the different information security standards available in the IT industry such as ISO 27001 that implements a security framework for organisations.

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This module covers the concepts and fundamentals of digital media technologies. Students will learn about digital media types, data and meta-data representation, formats, coding, and manipulation of digital media. Storage, management, distribution, and security issues will also be covered.

This module covers the fundamental concepts of operating systems administration and security through a practical approach. Students will explore key components in computing devices such as memory, processor and storage. Basic shell scripting will also be covered in this module. Through hands-on exercises, students learn to perform installations and configurations on Windows and Linux systems such as user management, network administration and service management. Students will also be taught Operating Systems (OS) hardening techniques such as the configuration of host-based firewalls, disabling of unnecessary services and the application of security patches.

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C236 WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT IN .NET This module introduces students to the fundamental skills and knowledge associated with developing database-driven web applications. This module covers the development of web pages that can store, search, retrieve, and display data from a database, validate data using client and server-side techniques, use sessions variables for holding information across multiple web pages, use web cookies for remembering previous user activity, and set access control to various web pages based on different user profiles. This module will leverage the .NET framework and the language and technologies used in this module include HTML, CSS, C# and JavaScript. C273 ADVANCED WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT IN PHP This module extends the coverage of web application development using php by building on the students understanding of database-driven web applications with hands-on skills involved in developing web applications with more advanced functionality including the use of jQuery and AJAX. This module will also introduce the theoretical and practical skills in the use of php web frameworks for web development to alleviate the overhead associated with common activities performed in web development and in promoting code re-use. Finally, this module will introduce students to the practical aspects related to the deployment of web applications on a cloudbased platform. C277 NETWORKS AND INTERNETWORKING This module covers concepts and implementation of Local Area Networks and provides an in-depth study of network components and infrastructure. Metropolitan and Wide Area Network design are taught and students are introduced to network communications protocols, interoperability and integration, through the use of various routing protocols such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).

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This module extends the coverage of web application development using .NET by building on the students understanding of database-driven web applications with hands-on skills involved in developing web applications with more advanced functionality including the use of jQuery and AJAX. This module will also introduce the theoretical and practical skills in the use of web frameworks for web development to alleviate the overhead associated with common activities performed in

web development and in promoting code re-use. Finally, this module will introduce students to the practical aspects related to the deployment of web applications on a cloudbased platform. C293 INTERACTIVE WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT This module will enable students to design and build userfriendly web pages by learning and applying principles associated to usability and aesthetic. They will also learn principles related with efficient, effective and consistent communication and navigation using text and rich media. Students will use web technologies such as HTML, CSS and Flash to put these principles into practice. C294 MOBILE USER INTERFACE DESIGN This module address the issues associated with the user experience and the design of user interfaces for mobile devices. This module will explore these issues with the creation of mobile websites. Students will use CSS, HTML5 and php in creating web sites specifically for the use on mobile phone browsers. C300 PROJECT Students will work in groups of three to five to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes. Students will also be expected to take corrective action if necessary, and prepare a technical report covering the entire project. Students should bear in mind that a premium will be placed on projects that embrace a multidisciplinary approach. C302 WEB SERVICES This module will cover the creation and use of different web service protocols like Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Representational State Transfer (REST) and Web Services Description Language (WDSL), as well as their use in mobile applications. Students will look into different programming languages to create and parse services, as well as learning about more general concepts like authentication, cloud computing and enterprise solutions. C303 IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT This module presents students with a practical way of handling the challenges demanded by the IT projects. Besides learning the technical know-how in using a software tool to develop a project plan, students will apply methods and techniques to facilitate the effective


planning, organisation and monitoring of projects in order to deliver quality systems within time and budget constraints. Students will also be exposed to issues associated with managing outsourced projects. C306 DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS In this module, students will learn the application of various data structures such as stacks, queues and trees and various design patterns for programming problem solving. Students will also learn to apply programming techniques of recursion, sorting and searching. The development of the programming skills in this module will contribute to greater depth of understanding and skills in developing applications for the mobile platform. C308 WEB FRAMEWORKS This module builds on the students’ understanding of webcentric applications with the introduction and application of web frameworks and the hands-on skills involved in web applications with more advanced functionality. Students will learn how such applications can be accessible via the mobile platform. C313 DIGITAL AUDIO AND VIDEO This module introduces students to non-linear digital video editing. They will have an understanding of the entire creation process of a TV commercial / corporate video production, from the initial stage of storyboarding to the creation of a rough edit. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of digital audio. They will learn basic skills in producing sound using digital tools and techniques. Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), audio mastering, working with speeches, and audio streaming will also be covered, together with an introduction to professional audio editing software. C314 3D GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION This module introduces students to the world of 3D computer graphics. They will learn basic concepts of three dimensional computer graphics as well as modelling tools and techniques. Apart from creating 3D rendered images, students will be exposed to basic 3D animation techniques.

This module introduces students to the principles of game design by addressing issues in game histories, genres, technologies, and delivery platforms. Students will learn the different elements that go into a game and what makes a great game. Upon completing the module, students will be able to apply these game design principles to design and develop their very own 2D games.

This module covers the basic techniques and knowledge set of 3D games programming. Students will be introduced to fundamental 3D mathematics, 3D coordinate systems, construction of scene graphs, camera system, lighting, and texturing using OpenGL. They will also be exposed to some advanced topics of game development including loading and animating biped models and working with particle systems. Upon completing the module, students will be able to use a game engine to design and develop their own 3D game. C317 DIGITAL COMPOSITING AND VISUAL EFFECTS Students opting to take this module should have already taken C313 Digital Audio and Video. This module provides students with a complete overview of the compositing process as it is used in film / television, visual effects and multimedia. Areas covered include image creation and manipulation techniques as well as design and colour fundamentals. Students will develop the aesthetic and technical skills necessary for integrating diverse visual elements into cohesive imagery. This module also focuses on advanced methodologies for creating digital effects. Issues covered will include advanced particle simulations, dynamic simulations, rendering solutions, and effects compositing. This module emphasises on procedural workflows and the interdependency of various software tools to achieve efficient and flexible results. C318 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION AND IMAGING This module will introduce students to processes, tools and key techniques such as typography and page layout for digital print production in graphic design and photography. Students will understand the sequence of events that turn raw images into the finished product and produce their own assignments through the use of industry-standard software applications. C319 DIGITAL DESIGN AND PRE-PRINT WORKFLOW Students opting to take this module should have already taken C318 Digital Illustration and Imaging. This module introduces students to the digitised workflow for generating product proofs that achieve the benefits of digital printing, while providing an appearance that accurately resembles the final printed product. Students will understand the process of colour management to profile for optimum colour adjustments from their individual systems to output. The hands-on sessions of pre-print tools will assist the preparation and transfer process in desktop publishing such as trapping, dispositioning, pre-flight, or colour management, directly from the workstation.

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C315 2D GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

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C322 DATA CENTRE AND CLOUD MANAGEMENT This module addresses the fundamental ideas of network and data centre management. It provides students with an overview of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Network Management model, as well as a basic understanding of the importance of fault management, configuration management, accounting management, security management, and network performance management. The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) suite will also be introduced. Students will learn how to use the various management tools with an understanding of standard codes of practice like Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and British Standard 7799 (BS7799) for efficient data centre management. C326 INTERNETWORKING This module provides an in-depth study of network components, and their functions and placement in Metropolitan Local Area Networks (MANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Students will be introduced to issues behind the linking of networks, network communication / routing protocols, network hardware, network software / operating systems, and the integration of disparate networks. Routing protocols includes, but not limited to, Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Exterior Gateway Routing Protocol (EGRP).

organisation. In the laboratory, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in deploying and managing specialised servers, setting up user accounts and configuring network services like Domain Name System (DNS), Network File Server (NFS), Network Information Service (NIS), Apache, and securing the server as well as creating a virtualised environment. C331 DIGITAL SECURITY AND FORENSICS Digital Security includes learning the elements of IT security from a digital forensics perspective. It covers areas like Cryptography, Steganography, Intrusion Detection, and Malware where a forensics investigator should be familiar with in retrieving evidence from a digital media. Digital Forensics includes learning the principles and concepts of digital forensics investigation. It provides an understanding of the factors involve in retrieving digital information that is relevant to appropriate legal computer laws and will help students develop a methodical approach to implement the procedures in place. C332 INTRUSION DETECTION AND PREVENTION This module will develop a set of essential skillsets via a thorough understanding of vulnerabilities in both systems and networks. Students will learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of intrusion detection and prevention systems such as log management and identifying security threats. They will also learn various analysis techniques in order to recognise and mitigate the risks of malware infections.

C327 INTERNET SERVER TECHNOLOGIES C335 INTERNETWORKING SECURITY This module covers the concepts and techniques required to configure, set up and administer secure internet servers. Students will learn how to select and configure appropriate server hardware and software for the various types of server protocols and services. Students will also learn to use various tools to monitor and analyse the service activity of an Internet information server.

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This module equips students with the skills to implement and manage network infrastructure. Taking a hands-on approach, students will build competency in installing, configuring and managing services such as name services, network security services, authentication services, remote access, and network routing. In the process, students will strengthen their understanding of the concepts and techniques found in the subject. C330 LINUX SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND VIRTUALISATION This module introduces students to the installation, configuration and administration of Linux servers in an

This module covers the principles of high availability and secure network architecture design. It also provides students with the necessary skills to be able to configure, troubleshoot and monitor network appliances in order to maintain integrity, confidentiality and integrity of data. Students will learn how to implement advanced secure firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) configuration techniques, secure wireless implementation and adopt best practices in network security design. C346 ANDROID PROGRAMMING In this module, students will learn the basics of creating Android Applications. They will learn about user interface implementation issues such as layout, notifications and dialogues as well as the logic and data management (databases, services, GPS, multi-threading, etc.) using the Java programming language.


C347 ANDROID PROGRAMMING II

C355 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

In this module, students will continue to base on what was covered in C346 Android Programming, but they will also be exposed to more advanced topics like widgets, animation and phone hardware (camera, accelerometer etc.). This module also cover 2D and 3D Android games.

This module covers basic iPhone application and game development in Xcode (Objective C) including development of user interfaces, the use of GPS, camera, web communication, and push notifications.

The module introduces the definition and importance of Business Intelligence (BI) to business organisations. It gives an overview of BI architecture and discuss supporting technologies of Data Warehouse, Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) and Reporting tools. Students will learn the process of carrying out business analysis of gathering information required for BI reporting. They will be taught how to extract and collate data from multiple sources, concepts of datamarts, dimensional modelling, Online Analytic Processing (OLAP) cubes, and BI enterprise reporting. There will be hands-on practices using an appropriate BI tool.

C349 IPAD PROGRAMMING

C356 BUSINESS PROCESS MODELLING

The iPad programming module will be based on the C348 iPhone Programming module, but focuses on iPad specific features including like developing applications and games for the bigger screen.

This module will equip students with the skills to identify, analyse and model business processes. They will learn about the use of IT to support business processes to meet key business objectives such as productivity, strategic and regulatory requirements. Students will also learn best practices in process strategy and design.

C348 IPHONE PROGRAMMING

C352 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS This module introduces students to the role and function of information systems (IS) in creating competitive companies, value-adding businesses and providing useful products and services to customers. Students will gain an appreciation and an insight to the use of Information Technology and the Internet in business organisations. C353 BUSINESS SYSTEMS This module will equip students with a technical knowledge of how enterprise systems are used in organisations to manage their business processes more efficiently. The module will cover key information system functionalities such as information management, reporting, security, and roles and workflow. The students will also learn about different information system architectures and will be exposed to the concepts of system integration and configuration. The module will use popular industry enterprise systems in the practical exercises. C354 BUSINESS ANALYSIS PRACTICE

This module introduces students to enterprise systems and how such solutions support any organisation in the business processes of sales, customer relationship management, planning, supply chain management from material acquisition to delivery and integration to finance. Students will have hands-on practices using industry flagship enterprise solution such as Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) Systems and issues such as information integration and visibility for better decisionmaking, increased productivity and service levels will be explored. C362 MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS APPLICATIONS This specialisation module provides an introduction to the typical business applications that ensure these production environments and their logistics operations run smoothly. Organisations in this sector include manufacturing plants, logistic service providers, airlines, and freight forwarders. C363 FINANCIAL AND BANKING APPLICATIONS This module provides students with an understanding of the roles and functions of financial institutions in the economy, the services it offers, characteristics of various financial instruments, together with the skills necessary for effective management of the computerised banking and financial applications.

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This module requires students to solve business problems using IT solutions in a step-by-step logical manner. The module will combine soft skills and hard skills through a project based approach that will simulate the actual practical skills required in the industry. The students will be exposed to mini project that will require them to apply their skills in gathering user requirements, cost benefit analysis, software testing, change management, and solution implementation.

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C364 FINANCIAL AND BANKING APPLICATIONS II This specialisation module offers studies in IT applications that support banking and finance services. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the roles and functions of financial institutions in the economy, the services it offers, characteristics of various financial instruments, together with the skills necessary for effective management of the computerised banking and financial applications. C365 HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL APPLICATIONS With the launch of the two integrated resorts (IR) and the drive for improvements in the customer service arena, there is a need for effective use of IT to support the businesses in this domain. The specialisation will focus on the IT infrastructure and applications utilised by organisations such as integrated resorts, hotels, retail chains, and clubs. C367 HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS In this module, students will learn how to support healthcare processes by building up their business knowledge of healthcare organisations (like hospitals) and exploiting IT to ensure patient care. Students will cover business IT applications like patient registration, records and billing, hospital management, clinical systems, electronic health records, and medical information exchange.

penetration techniques will also be covered in this module. These topics will give students a comprehensive view on the job scope of penetration testers. C375 CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY This module covers the fundamentals of virtualisation and cloud technology with a focus on security. Students will learn how to provide, configure and manage key components in a cloud infrastructure. Students will also learn both technological and non-technological security threats / risks. A series of security risks mitigation strategies such as user authentication, encryption and access control policies will also be introduced. C376 IT COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT This module gives students a complete overview and understanding of business continuity management, regulatory compliance, security policies, risk management, personal data protection, ISO 27001, and audit procedures. Using practical case scenarios, students will gain the necessary skills to effectively address critical governance practices in the IT and Security industry. C377 SECURITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT This module covers the fundamental principles and techniques of log and event correlation, analysis and security information and event management (SIEM). Security incident response handling, escalation and recovery steps will also be covered in this module.

C371 APPLICATION SECURITY

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This module aims to give students a comprehensive view of application security. Students will learn the necessary hands-on skills required to design, build and test secure applications. Key topics covered include the designing of secured applications, understanding popular web application exploits such as the SQL injection attack, performing white / black box testing and developing secure code.

This module presents practical issues arising in service support. Students will learn the principles of service management from the context of providing IT solutions to businesses, the organisation of personnel needed and processes to support the IT services as well as the appropriate technological tools to enhance service support.

C374 ETHICAL HACKING

C382 IT SERVICE DELIVERY

This module introduces students to the fundamentals of penetration testing through a practical approach. Students will learn and practise the five different stages of penetration testing consisting of reconnaissance, scanning, gaining access, maintaining access, and documenting. They will learn how to use various penetration testing tools to collect important network information, perform vulnerabilities scans on computing and network systems, gaining access to systems, and generate penetration test reports. Mobile device

This module provides an overview of issues associated with managing and measuring service delivery. Using different scenarios, students will select a deployment model(s) to meet business requirements considering cost and performance. They will be exposed to key performance indicators (KPIs) on service level agreements (SLAs) that ensure stipulated levels of service quality and availability. These modules will also cover the availability, business continuity and financial considerations involved in service delivery.


C390 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT This module guides students on how to curate and maintain a professional creative portfolio. It is a four modular credit module that spans two semesters. In the first semester, students are assigned to a supervisor who provides counsel on suitable career paths and skills development and work experience strategies. Students then produce a curriculum vitae and basic portfolio. In the second semester, students continue to refine both their career aspirations and build their portfolios. Students also learn why a professional portfolio is necessary for seeking employment in the creative industries and how professionals use portfolios to document their professional development as they amass work experience. Students gain first-hand experience in using their portfolio to land a job interview. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to articulate why a professional portfolio is a career-length skill that requires regular maintenance – even by seasoned professionals.

decoders, encoders, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, and integrated circuit logic families such as transistortransistor logic (TTL) and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), etc. Students will also learn the characteristics of basic latches and flip-flops and their use in combination to sequential circuit operation. Circuit simulation and verification using Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and hands-on prototyping sessions will be used to enhance the learning process. E112 ENGINEERING DESIGN This module covers the key steps in an engineering design process. Students will be exposed to commonly encountered aspects in engineering design such as contradictions, constraints, paradigms, specifications, conceptual design, engineering analysis, experimental testing, and human factors. A variety of design problems will be presented for students to engage and solve. E114 MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERING

C391 ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS AUTOMATION Students opting to take this module should have already taken C314 3D Graphics and Animation. This module introduces students to the hardware and software technology used in 3D animation production. They will learn scripting and programming languages common to 3D animation automation and apply them in a systematic approach to automate 3D modelling and animation. Students will also conceive and implement a database to control 3D animation production assets. C931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME Students will be attached to various industries to undertake IT projects to develop their user management as well as technical skills. These include skills in systems and software requirements gathering from clients and users, system and software design, software development, to system documentation and testing. The programme will allow students to experience the realworld challenges associated with working in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry practitioners, obtain feedback on their produced work and deliver outcomes for the company they are attached to.

This module equips students with knowledge of digital electronics by exploring the basic building blocks of combinational digital electronic circuits. Students will learn number systems, basic logic gates, Boolean algebra, design techniques for combinational logic circuits,

E115 PROGRAMMING AND DATA ANALYSIS This introductory programming and data analysis module is designed to help students develop the interest, confidence and ability to read and write computer programmes. Programming concepts can be learnt using different languages. The language of choice for this module is Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The ability to create and use Excel and Access macros to automate repetitive tasks such as importing, processing and archiving of data is a skill highly demanded in the industries. Through the use of Microsoft Excel VBA and Access VBA, students will learn concepts such as data types, input and output, procedures, loops, and decision-making. With the programming skills that they have acquired, students will also learn to examine raw data and identify trends and correlations.

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E105 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

This module equips students with the mathematical skills required, specifically in the field of engineering and also for the higher year modules which they will encounter in the various engineering diplomas. Building on the skills developed in the A113 Mathematics, this module allows students to apply mathematics to real-life situations such as circuit analysis, signal processing and kinematics by modelling them appropriately as mathematical problems. Students will also be introduced to the mathematical symbols and notation that are commonly used. The main topics addressed include trigonometry, matrices, vectors, complex numbers, and techniques and applications of differentiation and integration.

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E116 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

E206 MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS

This module equips students with basic knowledge and skills in computer programming. It comprises basic computing concepts, structured program development using flow-charts, and development of applications using C programming language. Topics include variables, data types, arrays, pointers and operators for data storage and processing. Students will learn the various C constructs for program control and the use of functions to support modular programming. On completion of the module, students will be able to develop C programming for engineering applications.

This module focuses on teaching the basics of microcontroller hardware configuration and programming. Students will be able to appreciate the wide use of microcontrollers in systems such as automation, robotics and consumer electronics. The key topics of this module include the configuration of General Purpose Input and Output (GPIO) ports, generation of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) waveforms, handling of various types of interrupts and integration of analogue sensors via analogue to digital conversion techniques. The learning processes of students will be enhanced by engaging in practical programming tasks using PIC18 microcontroller platforms. Upon completion of this module, students will have the foundational knowledge and skills to develop applications on other microcontroller platforms that they may encounter in future.

E117 PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING This module equips students with the necessary foundation on electrical circuit analysis. Students will learn to apply techniques in analysing the behaviours of basic circuit elements (resistors, capacitors and inductors) with Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) power sources in electrical circuits. Students will also learn concepts of electromagnetism, analyse magnetic circuits and its application in power generation and transformer. In this module, students will be involved in constructing circuits and observing circuits’ behaviours with laboratory measurement equipment, so as to reinforce concepts learnt in class. The emphasis of this module is to develop the conceptual understanding and problemsolving approaches for first year electrical and electronic engineering course. E120 MECHANICS This module provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of statics, strength of materials and solid mechanics. The module covers topic such as Forces and Moments, Static Equilibrium, Equilibrium of Bodies, Free Body Diagram, Centroids, Beams, Moment of Inertia, Mechanical Stress and Strain, Bending and Torsion Principles, Distributed Loads, and Truss Analysis.

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This module is an extension of E105 Digital Electronics and provides exposure to more complex digital circuit design concepts and techniques. Students will be introduced to high-level design methodology for digital circuits using Hardware Description Language (HDL). Students will also learn about interfacing digital circuits to the real world using Digital-to-Analogue, Analogue-toDigital converters and memory devices.

E207 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS This module provides an introduction to the topics which are common to both analogue and digital communication systems. Topics will include modulation methods such as amplitude modulation / frequency modulation (AM/FM), tuned radio frequency (RF) receiver, electromagnetic wave propagation in free space and transmission lines, antennas, optical fibre and digital communication which includes digital sampling, digital modulation, source coding, channel coding and bit-error analysis. In addition, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) is briefly covered. The relevance of these topics is illustrated by reference to existing communication systems such as the broadcasting systems, and analogue / digital communication systems. E210 OPERATIONS PLANNING E211 OPERATIONS PLANNING II These modules introduce students to a broad range of operations management problems, tools and knowledge that operations managers need to deal with challenges and opportunities in their complex working environment. The modules will train students on the application of quantitative methods in operations planning with focuses on characterisation of operation problems and optimum solution implementation through modelling and analysis techniques including Linear Programming, Network Analysis, Decision Analysis, Forecasting and Time Series Analysis, Queuing Theory, and Simulation. The aim is to equip students with analytical skills necessary to carry out planning and process improvement, resource optimisation and decision alternatives evaluation for complex problems in logistics, manufacturing and service industries.


E212 FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN This module equips students with the ability to perform productivity improvement initiatives through facilities layout, planning and design for office workspace, factory, warehouse, a manufacturing line, and other general premises. This module will train students on various methodologies and exposes them to guidelines and control acts necessary for facilities layout, planning and design. This module covers the key concepts of facility management through defining facilities requirements, developing layout alternatives and the integration of facilities functions and systems. E213 ENGINEERING COST DECISIONS This module introduces the basics of cost management and the various approaches towards the selection of equipment and materials for cost-effective operations. Students will be trained to make decisions on capital expenditure by performing evaluations of cash flows over the lifecycle of equipment, plant and machinery. The time value of money and maximisation of worth are the main considerations in the studies. Students will be able to grasp the effects of depreciation, tax, risk, and cost allocation in evaluating engineering projects. E214 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING This module introduces students to the basic statistical concepts and methods employed in solving engineering problems. It develops students’ ability to organise, describe, analyse and present data. Students will learn basic probability concepts that enable them to compute the likelihood of occurrence of an event of interest in situations of uncertainty. Common probability distribution functions such as binomial, poisson, exponential, normal, and t-test are covered. Sampling and Central Limit Theorem are introduced leading to hypothesis testing where the emphasis is on students’ ability to conduct experiments and make inference from experimental data. E215 WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE

E216 DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION Students will learn about distribution management, fundamentals of efficient transportation systems,

E217 INVENTORY MANAGEMENT This module covers basic principles in inventory management and aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of inventory control and tracking activities used in industry today. Topics include inventory processes and models like cycle counting, review systems, Economic Order Quantity and its various modified forms, as well as the use of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) in practice. The module enables the students to control or track the inventory operations of different types of stocks. E218 MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND CONTROL This module covers the performance measurements for productivity, integrated planning, costing, control methods, and systems used in the engineering services and manufacturing industry. Students will be introduced to sustainable manufacturing and green initiatives in a manufacturing environment, learn how to plan for material, capacity requirements, and create appropriate manufacturing schedules according to the planning horizon. They will also be exposed to advanced manufacturing and technologies like additive manufacturing (3D printing) and manufacturing intelligence. E219 ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS This module equips students with the fundamental knowledge of basic semi-conductor devices commonly used in analogue electronics. Students will be introduced to the behavioural characteristics of these semi-conductor devices such as diodes, Bipolar-Junction Transistors (BJT) and Field-Effect Transistors (FETs). Students will be required to perform analysis on device application circuits to determine various circuit parameters such as output voltage / current values, voltage gain and input / output impedances. Students will be using Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools to perform circuit simulations and design verifications. Appropriate laboratory experiments will be included to enhance learning processes and to equip students with necessary circuit prototyping hands-on skills. Verification of prototyped circuit functionality will be performed via appropriate test and measurements techniques.

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This module provides a conceptual framework and imparts a fundamental understanding of warehousing and storage management used in industry today. Topics include storage and retrieval systems, labour and equipment requirements, cost of the system, and cycle time calculations.

various aspects of transportation costing, and traffic management. Hands-on use of IT software for electronic data interchange (EDI) exchange, documentation and performance tracking are also included in this module.

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E220 MECHANICS II This module provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of dynamics and vibration in engineering mechanics. It covers topics such as Newtonian Laws of Motion, Fundamentals of Particle Dynamics, Conservation of Energy, Friction, Work- Energy Interaction, Momentum in Linear and Angular Motions, Mechanical Collisions, Projectiles, Oscillations, Resonance, and Damping. E221 AERODYNAMICS AND PROPULSION This module encompasses the requirements of Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 8 (Basic Aerodynamics) and Module 14 (Propulsion). The module covers the applications of the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), aerodynamics (including rotary wing aerodynamics and high speed flight), theory of flight as well as flight stability and dynamics. The constructional arrangement and operation of turbine engines (comprising turbojet, turbofan, turbo-shaft, and turbo-propeller engines) are also covered.

characteristics, and properties. A qualitative approach is used to develop the understanding on strength of materials, failure mode, processing and appropriate usage of metals in targeted applications. This module covers topics such as ferrous and non-ferrous materials, non-metallic structures, semiconductors, ceramics and failure mechanisms such as fatigue and corrosion. Other topics covered include the testing of defects in structures. The curriculum is designed to help students understand the elements, properties and construct of various materials and their characteristics. Students can then relate the characteristics to the failure mechanisms which will aid them when selecting a suitable material for engineering use. E230 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS This module will introduce the basic aircraft systems on board the new generation of commercial aircraft. Topics covered will include aircraft instrumentation, aircraft electrical systems, air-conditioning and pressurisation, hydraulics, and ice and rain protection systems. E231 AVIONICS SYSTEMS

E222 LOGISTICS PLANNING AND CONTROL This module covers the basic principles of logistics planning and control commonly adopted in the industry. These include global logistics strategies and practices, methods of forecasting, designing products from a logistics perspective, concepts in manufacturing planning and control, as well as methods for achieving logistics performance and superior logistics cost. In addition, security and resilience logistics will also be covered in this module.

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E223 IT FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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The module covers the foundation and components of information systems in business and operations such as the hardware, software, data resource management, telecommunications network technologies used in information systems, and the implication for management. Database design, database operations, database management, data warehousing, and data mining are also included. E-business applications, project management, vendor management, and business process re-engineering in the context of supply chain would also be highlighted in the module. In addition, the module also covers business continuity planning and information resource management as well as management challenges such as security, ethical issues and global IT management. E224 ENGINEERING MATERIALS This module covers the key concepts of engineering materials, in appreciating its molecular structure,

This module will cover topics related to the aircraft’s navigation, communications and auto flight systems. Examples of topics covered will include GPS system, Inertial Navigation Systems, Instrument Landing Systems, Traffic Collision and Avoidance System, and the working principles of automatic flight on board aircraft. E232 AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS This module imparts general knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of aircraft instruments and their related systems. The contents in the module will also fulfil the instrument systems (Air Transport Association of America (ATA 31)) knowledge required in Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 13 (Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems). This module equips students with technical fundamentals of the various aircraft instruments and their related systems. The students would be able to understand technical drawings and schematics of aircraft instruments and their related systems, give a general description of their operations and apply the knowledge in a practical manner. E233 THERMOFLUIDS This module provides students the knowledge of fluid statics, fluid dynamics, external flow and thermo-fluid applications in aircraft components and systems, perfect gases and perfect gas laws, the first and second laws, flow and non-flow processes, steady flow energy equation, gas cycles, combustion, rotary expanders and compressors, one-dimensional compressible flow, and dimensionless groups.


E234 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS This module equips students with the necessary foundation for basic electrical engineering and circuit analysis. Introduction of basic electrical circuit elements and their response when excited by Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) power supplies. Methods of basic circuit analysis will be dealt in detail. Behaviours and operations of electrical circuits will be explained through simulations and worked examples with the application of electrical laws and theorems. Students will learn to apply techniques in analysing the behaviours of basic elements (resistors, capacitors and inductors) when they are combined and excited with AC and DC power sources in electrical circuits. Students will also learn the concepts of electromagnetism which is useful for learning various electrical devices like generator and motors. E236 AIRCRAFT MATERIALS This module introduces the fundamental concepts of aircraft engineering materials. It covers topics such as Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials, Composite and Non-metallic structures, corrosion, and fasteners. Other topics covered will include pipes and unions, springs, bearings, transmissions, control and electrical cables, and connectors. E237 AIRLINE OPERATIONS Through this module, students will understand a combination of many activities and functions between airlines, ground handling agencies and the airport authorities. For an airline to operate smoothly, its various units must coordinate amongst themselves and deliver service to passengers in an efficient manner. Students will gain an appreciation of how an airline works. Topics covered include crew planning and scheduling, punctuality management, fleet assignment maintenance and engineering issues, passenger ramp and baggage handling services, ground handling agreements, in-flight catering operations, apron control management, fleet management, and aircraft leasing. E238 AVIATION LEGISLATION AND HUMAN FACTORS

E239 AIRCRAFT HARDWARE This module fulfills part of the requirements of Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 6 (Materials and Hardware). The module introduces students to the different types of fasteners used in aviation such as bolts, studs, screws, locking devices, and rivets. It will cover the different specification and identification of these fasteners. Other than fasteners, topics covered include hydraulic and pneumatic pipes / hoses and unions, springs, bearings, transmissions system, and control cables commonly used in aircrafts. In addition to the mechanical hardware, students will also be exposed to electrical cables, connectors and its installation. E241 ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS This module introduces the electrical terms and definitions, power sources, electrical circuits, laws and formulas, electrical diagrams, electrical circuits for air-conditioning and refrigeration, electrical meters and measurements, electrical components, testing and replacement of electrical components, practical electrical circuits design and wiring, and troubleshooting electrical circuits. E242 CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES This module provides an overview of clean energy technologies and outlines the basic principles of solar electricity, solar water heating, wind power, hydropower, biomass, biofuel, fuel cells, geothermal, and heat pumps and their applications for homes, businesses and industries. E243 AUTOMATION SYSTEMS This module equips students with knowledge and practical skills in instrumentation, automation and control. Students will be trained in electrical safety, automation system design, fieldbus technology, distributed control system, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), motorised actuators and pneumatic systems. The topics covered in this module include electrical safety, properties of various electrical components in automation systems, pneumatic systems and actuators, motorised systems, PLC Programming, Fieldbus technology, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) for Process Control (PC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems design. There will be hands-on laboratory

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This module fulfills the requirements of Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 9 (Human Factors) and Module 10 (Aviation Legislation (Singapore)). This module introduces students to the various airworthiness legislation requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the concept of human factors and how they affect workers in the aerospace industry. Topics covered will include the Regulatory framework, Air Operator Certificate Requirements, Airworthiness Notices, Service Bulletins,

modifications and repairs, and continuing airworthiness. It also covers topics such as human performance and limitations, factors affecting performance, social psychology, physical environment, tasks, communication and human error, and hazards in the workplace.

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sessions for students to hone their practical skills in instrumentation, automation and control system design. These knowledge and skills will prepare them to be ready for work in the transportation, manufacturing, process and automation industries. E244 MODERN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING This module aims to equip students with the ability to apply system thinking to systems engineering and the use of system modeling to conceptualise and construct engineering systems. Topics covered in system thinking include, perspective views of system, system dynamics, structure and behaviour of dynamic systems. In systems modeling, students will be familiarised with use-case diagram, requirements diagram, block definition diagram and internal block diagram. For modeling behaviours, students will learn state machine, activities and sequence diagrams. Students will be using analysis and simulation tools (Vensim) and systems modelling tools (Sparx EA) to build to their models. Conceptual understanding learnt in lessons will be supplemented with hands-on practices on software tools to develop students with the capability in applying systems thinking and to perform systems modeling for analysis and simulation. E245 SYSTEMS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT This module equips students with knowledge and skills in systems architecture, systems engineering, and project management. Students will have hands-on practice to enhance understanding of theoretical and conceptual knowledge of systems perspective, needs and requirement analysis, systems representation in systems architectural language as well as tradespace analysis and risk management. The curriculum is structured with reference to the classical vee-model for systems development and the fundamentals of systems integration and testing, managing project schedule, cost, quality, and scope will be introduced to provide a holistic coverage to the entire systems development and project life cycle management.

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This module provides students with the in-depth knowledge of electrical machines such as DC generators / motors, single phase and three phase AC generators / motors and transformers, which are relevant to the field of Aircraft Electrical systems. This module also covers operational amplifiers and its applications to filter circuits. The lab sessions will consist of experiments to plot generators and motors characteristic curves which will help students to reinforce their understanding of the topics covered. Students are exposed to bread-boarding, wire wrapping and soldering techniques and Printed Circuit

Board (PCB) prototyping for the operational amplifier circuits. At the same time, the skills acquired from this module will provide the foundation for them to further their studies leading to a diploma. E250 DIGITAL TECHNIQUES AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS This module encompasses the requirements of Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 5 (Digital Techniques / Electronic Instrument Systems). This module helps to develop foundational knowledge of digital techniques and electronic instrument systems employed in the aviation industry by introducing the basic fundamentals of digital electronic and data communications such as numbering systems, logic circuits, memory devices, data converters, various bus systems, and fibre optics. The module also covers computer architecture system, microprocessor and software management tools required in the equipment used in the aircraft. E251 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS AND CONTROL The module aims to equip students with the knowledge of circuit analysis and control theory. Students will learn to analyse linear Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) circuits in both transient and steady states; use phasors and complex numbers to represent sinusoidal voltages and currents; draw the power triangles and perform power factor correction; and apply Laplace Transform to solve first and second order differential equations. The quality factor, bandwidth and selectivity of resonance circuits will also be covered in this module. For the second half of the module, students will study the basic principles of control theory, negative feedback, block diagram reduction, transfer functions, poles and zeros, time responses, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, error coefficients, steady state error, and proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller. E252 LINEAR IC APPLICATIONS This module equips students with the fundamentals to analyse, design and implement linear ICs in a project based learning environment. Students will appreciate and understand how various types of linear ICs can be applied in projects ranging from basic to more sophisticated reallife applications. Learning topics include understanding of various operational amplifier configurations, design of active filters, power supply regulation, and oscillations circuits. E253 ELECTRONIC DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT


This module equips students with the necessary knowledge and skillsets to handle electronics projects that start from front end prototyping to final realisation of the product and system. The front end work involves different prototyping platforms (soldering and wire-wrapping) to set up the circuit and basic laboratory equipment such as digital multi-meter, oscilloscope and function generator to test and verify the circuit performance. This module also covers details of electronics prototyping to system level assembly. This can involve combination of microcontroller platform with external circuitries. Realisation of the product will start with the design of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) artwork using computer-aided design (CAD) tools (schematic capture and layout generation). Components will then be mounted and assembled on the physical PCB for performance verifications. Different troubleshooting skills to identify possible faults that can fail a circuit will be covered too.

and physical format through the use of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) software, digital presentation platform and quick prototyping skills. This module will be delivered using Problem-based Learning approach. E262 PRODUCT DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING The module is designed to allow students to experience the process of product design and how engineering knowledge and prototyping can help to improve design process to shorten lead time and reduce wastage. Students will be introduced to the product design process and allowed time to explore in greater detail each stage with relevant problem triggers and suitable scaffolding resources. There will also be hands-on opportunities to learn about various prototyping methods such as the use of styrene strips, laser cutting, 3D printing and milling. E300 PROJECT

E254 ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS This module covers the theory and practical knowledge of electronic devices such as diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT), various types of Field Effect Transistors (FET), and their applications in electrical and electronic circuits. It also focuses on the fundamentals of operational amplifiers and their applications. Students will develop essential hands-on skills in circuit prototyping, troubleshooting and testing in practical laboratory sessions. The curriculum is designed to include extensive use of circuit simulation software tools which will help reinforce the knowledge of circuit theories learnt in lessons. E260 APPLIED MECHANICS This module covers the basic concepts of statics, strength of materials, dynamics and fundamentals of applied mechanics which enable students to analyse and solve problems related to engineering design applications. The key topics in this module are Forces and Moments, Static Equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams, Centroids, Mechanical Stress and Strain, Newtonian Laws of Motion, Conservation of Energy, Friction and Applications, WorkEnergy Interaction, Linear Motion and Angular Motion. E261 INNOVATION AND DESIGN THINKING

E302 DATA ACQUISITION AND SENSORS This module equips students with the knowledge to design and implement basic data acquisition systems that are commonly found in the automation, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and food processing industries. Through this module, students will learn commonly used sensors in the industry. They will be able to implement circuits to extract useful information from these sensors and perform signal conditioning. Students will also understand the importance of using a computer / Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) as a central processing unit to make sense of collected data from sensors. LabVIEW, a system design software, will be used to develop applications which can be used to acquire, process and generate actuation signals. E308 DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES Students will acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of television and the basic operations, principles and applications of major types of display technologies. These include the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD), Plasma Display Panels (PDP), Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), projection systems and

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Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation that translates ideas into tangible strategies. This module equips students with design thinking skills to design better solutions for problems. Students will be able to gain deep insights about users, define and reframe problems, and develop innovative solutions to problems using design thinking processes. Students will also be introduced to design concepts in digital format

Students will work in groups of three to five to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes. Students will also be expected to take corrective action if necessary, and prepare a technical report covering the entire project. Students should bear in mind that a premium will be placed on projects that embrace a multidisciplinary approach.

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3-dimensional (3D) displays. Students will gain exposure to practical techniques and instrumentation used for display measurement, allowing them to learn the principles of Luminance and Colorimetry measurements. Through practical sessions, students will also learn how to create a simple Virtual Reality (VR) game. E311 MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS This module aims to equip students with a good working knowledge of mobile technologies. Students will learn the principles of wireless communications, including capacity planning, fading, advanced diversity combining techniques such as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and multiplexing techniques such as Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Various cellular technologies such as 3G and 4G, as well as other wireless technologies such as WiMax, Wireless Local Network (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth will be covered as well.

E319 EMBEDDED SYSTEMS This module covers a broad range of concepts and methodologies in embedded systems design. The main areas covered are embedded system development using custom processors and general purpose processor platforms. Key topics of the module include design of digital logic circuits using hardware description language, verification of custom processor design on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), as well as firmware development for general purpose processors using C programming language. Students will work with typical communication protocols used for inter-device communications, such as Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter (UART) and Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI). Students will also develop the essential skills in various development tools commonly used in the industry. E321 FLEET MANAGEMENT

Students will also develop skillsets in in-building wireless network design and walk test through the use of network design software and test tools which the industry is currently practicing. E312 DATA COMMUNICATIONS This module equips students with a working knowledge of current networking technologies in the industry. Students will learn the principles and techniques of networking and communications including physical cabling, network topologies, communications protocols and internet protocol (IP) addressing. Students will learn to design, plan, install network equipments (hubs, switches, routers, wireless access points), and operate small to medium size computer networks, as well as to setup a local area network with the use of these protocols: IPv4, RIP, OSPF, Telnet and Access Lists.

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This module equips students with a working knowledge of multimedia broadcast technologies in the growing media industry. Students will learn the principles and techniques of video and audio digital processing such as video compression and entropy encoding. Current broadcasting technologies such as Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-T2) and 3D Television (3DTV) broadcasting will be covered in details. Students will be engaged in network planning for broadcasters and service providers. Students will also learn to analyse both baseband and radio frequency (RF) characteristics of the broadcast channel using a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment.

This module aims to equip students with fundamental concepts, tools and applications of fleet management techniques and methodologies. Topics include vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle routing and tracking, driver management, performance management, safety management and risk management. Students will understand the role of fleet manager and the aspects of fleet management practices, such as resource management (e.g. vehicles and drivers) and policies implementation. Students will be applying concepts learnt in lessons to solve fleet management problems faced by private and public organisations. Theoretical understanding learnt during lessons will be supplemented with appropriate hands-on practices to develop students with the capability in managing land-transport fleets. E322 RAIL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT This module aims to give students an overview of the rail network in Singapore and learn how the rail systems are controlled and operated. Students will be introduced to the principles of rail operation in connection with infrastructure, network and localised train control, train planning, risk management and risk administration. Topics covered include, Automatic Train Control (ATC), railway control, supervision and management system composed of three subsystems: Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS); modes of train operations, normal, degraded and emergency modes; principles of train signalling; Operation Control Centre (OCC), depot and station operations; and familiarity with railway systems, such as communications systems, rolling stock, permanent way and traction power systems.


E323 TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN This module equips students with the key concepts of facility planning and design focusing on transportation infrastructures such as bus interchanges, rail stations and rail depots. Topics on planning covers the understanding of the relationship between different modes of transportation, effects of transportation policies in mitigating traffic congestion and considerations for the construction of transportation infrastructures such as, universal design (design for all people) and sustainable transport facilities. Topics on design include design for maintainability, workplace safety and the design of essential building services such as, fire protection systems, air conditioning systems, mechanical ventilation, tunnel ventilation systems, lifts, escalators, depot equipment and track works.

Topics include project planning, project scheduling, cost estimation and budgeting, resource allocation, monitoring and control, and risk measurement and management. Effective teamwork, communication, conflict management as well as the desired characteristics of a successful project manager are also covered. E331 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT The module enables students to assess the roles of supply chain management in a typical business environment, the key drivers of supply chain performance and their interrelationship with strategies and other functions of the company such as marketing, operations and accounting. The module also enables students to generate framework for supply chain execution, address key contemporary issues in supply chain, develop network design and optimisation of supply chain, and deploy technology in supply chain optimisation and e-businesses.

E326 LEAN MANUFACTURING AND SIX SIGMA E332 QUALITY CONTROL This module introduces the fundamental concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and adopts a quality methodology and statistical methods for problem solving in the engineering services, manufacturing, retail and services industries. It covers the understanding of lean manufacturing in the area of waste elimination, value stream management and the productivity tools and methods for improving process flow. It will also introduce the Six Sigma methodology namely, DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) as one of the common tools used for process improvement and how lean and six sigma are integrated. Through this module, students will be taken through the DMAIC phases with emphasis on transactional case studies, as well as handson lean experience in a simulated real-world environment. E327 HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

E333 QUALITY MANAGEMENT This module provides students with knowledge and technical know-how related to total quality in an organisation using quality as a management framework. This module will enable students to assess the importance of quality, understand customer focus, leadership, strategic planning, execution, and deployment, as well as identify critical process management strategies like benchmarking, supplier partnering and Business Continuity Management in Total Quality Management. Topics such as famous philosophies, principles, common human resource practices, quality awards, quality management systems and standards, basic internal auditing practises on quality management systems, as well as an overview of the environmental management systems and standards will also be covered.

E328 PROJECT MANAGEMENT E334 RELIABILITY ENGINEERING This module covers the major processes, tools, and techniques to define, plan, execute, control and close a project to achieve the project objectives as described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework by Project Management Institute (PMI).

This module trains students to apply the techniques of achieving reliability for products and systems. Students will learn the principles and techniques of evaluating, testing and improving product reliability and the use

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This module enables students to appreciate the significance of product design, user interface design, job and workspace design based on human factors principles. Students will evaluate current designs and understand how these designs can be enhanced to improve workplace safety, comfort and productivity. This module aims to provide an understanding of the concepts behind the theories and practical applications of basic sensory systems, cognition, control, work physiology, environment stressors, anthropometry, workspace designs and human errors.

This module introduces the basic concepts and techniques in quality engineering and equips students with the basic quality tools, methods, principles, and techniques used in quality control and productivity improvement. Topics include statistical process control, process capability analysis, measurement system analysis, design of experiments, and acceptance sampling. Through this module, students will have a sound understanding of the principles in quality control and the basis for applying them in a variety of situations.

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of statistical models in predicting and demonstrating reliability. Students will be able to plan and carry out various types of reliability testing in accordance to widely used industry standards such as the Military Standard (MIL-STD). Design for reliability tools like Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) are learnt to provide skills for designing reliability into new products. An overview of maintenance topics such as measuring maintainability, design for maintainability features and types of maintenance strategies will also be covered. E335 BIOMEDICAL IMAGING This module provides students with the working knowledge of various medical imaging techniques such as X-Ray, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, etc. Regulatory requirements, quality control and maintenance procedures for these modalities will also be discussed. Students will also gain the knowledge and skills to perform a variety of image processing techniques such as filtering, edge detection, image segmentation, thresholding, image registration, and fusion. Machine vision principles and design of vision inspection systems will be covered as well.

E338 BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION This module provides students with the essential knowledge to understand biomedical instruments and equipment used in the medical industry. Students will go through the various stages of instrumentation blocks such as acquiring the vital signs from the human body through biomedical sensors, applying signal conditioning techniques and displaying the results on measuring equipment or PCs for manipulation and further analysis. Such essential vital signs (or biosignals) include Electrocardiography (ECG), Electromyography (EMG) and Blood Pressure Measurement (BPM), etc. Students will also learn the Medical Device Regulations in our local regulatory framework and in some other countries. E341 ELECTRONIC AND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS This module equips students with the principles and properties of semiconductor materials, as well as the analysis of the behaviour of the charged carriers in various operation modes. Students will develop an understanding of the applications of electronic and semiconductor devices such as metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor, light-emitting diode (LEDs) and solar cell.

E336 BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING E343 WAFER FABRICATION AND PACKAGING This module equips students with the essential knowledge of digital signal processing techniques and its application to physiological signals. Students will understand the necessary processes involved in making these signals free of interferences and in optimised conditions for prognosis. Mathematical tools and practical skills will be applied to analyse signals like electrocardiography (ECG), electromyography (EMG), heart sound and other biosignals. Topics covered include classification of signals, analogue to digital converter (ADC), sampling theorem, discrete-time signals and systems, Z-transform, Discrete Fourier Transform, and design of digital filters.

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This module equips students with a working knowledge of common medical equipment used in hospitals such as respiratory equipment, cardiac assisting devices, equipment used in Intensive care unit / Critical care unit (ICU / CCU), life-saving and surgical devices along with some common clinical laboratory equipment. Students will learn the basics of electrical safety principles, practices, Preventive Maintenance (PM), and troubleshooting of medical equipment. This curriculum explores and investigates the potential faults and management of risks as well as the common quality standards in the healthcare environment.

This module equips students with the knowledge of the making of semiconductor devices used in consumer electronics. Students will learn the technologies and processes of Integrated Circuit (IC) fabrication and packaging and appreciate the extensive effort which goes into the making of an IC chip. The module will begin with the processing of the raw material (sand) which will go through the various wafer fabrication, process integration and packaging techniques to form the final product. E344 THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY This module allows students to develop a good understanding of the thin film technologies that have been widely used in semiconductor industry. It covers the properties of different thin film materials as well as the growth and fabrication methodology. It concludes with advanced thin film applications in emerging industries like Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Solar Industry. Students will be equipped with practical skillsets which include fundamental vacuum principles and requirements for thin film deposition, physical vapour deposition and chemical vapour deposition.


E345 MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES AND FAILURE ANALYSIS

E354 PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT

This module covers the basic principles and techniques employed in semiconductor characterisation and failure analysis. Students will learn to make a decision on the choice of measurement and imaging techniques, depending on the application. Topics include optical microscopy, electron microscopy and fault localisation. Students will gain experience in handling analytical and measurement equipment such as Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), etc.

This module covers the procurement planning processes, practices and strategic management of suppliers. It includes supplier sourcing, profiling, appraisal, evaluation, and benchmarking. It also covers the supply process, contract formulation and negotiation which include specifications, quality, transportation, delivery, and incoterms. Local and global supply strategies, outsourcing and vendor management, supplier relations, costing techniques in procurement, and legal aspects and practices are also covered.

E346 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN AND LAYOUT

E355 COLD CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Integrated Circuit (IC) design involves logic and circuit design techniques. ICs consist of miniaturised electronic components built into an electrical network on a monolithic semiconductor substrate by photolithography. This module allows students to develop a good understanding and hands-on skills of IC design, simulation, layout techniques, and verification. In this module, students will learn analogue circuit design of basic blocks, digital circuit design and mask layout of the circuits. Students will implement the design and layout using Cadence Virtuoso, an electronic design automation (EDA) software which is widely used by IC design companies worldwide.

This module covers cold chain technology, quality and risk management issues. It provides students with concepts and tools for implementing and monitoring cold chain in various industries. Students will learn about new developments such as time-temperature indicator and integrator, cooling technology, intelligent packaging, radio frequency identification (RFID) for cold chain management, risk management tools etc. to manage the integrity of the cold chain. Emerging cold chain standards such as Cold Chain Quality Indicator (CCQI), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and their implementation in cold chain will also be covered in the module.

E348 NANOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS

E356 PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIO-CHEM SUPPLY CHAIN

This module allows students to develop a good understanding of Nano-sized materials and their related properties, characterisation and fabrication techniques. This module covers the current research and development (R&D) activities and applications of nanotechnology such as Giant Magneto Resistive (GMR) device, Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) based sensor and fuel cell. It also provides students with a foundation in nanotechnology that has been widely employed in many areas such as engineering and applied science.

This module equips students with the basic understanding of the current issues and challenges that are faced by this fast-growing industry specifically in the areas of regulations, quality assurance and validation, and logistics handling and transportation. International and local regulations governing the logistical aspects of pharmaceuticals and biochemistry products would be discussed. Students would explore the issues critical to the development of the transportations logistics and warehousing operations in line with the regulatory framework and guidelines.

E352 RETAIL LOGISTICS E357 SECURITY PLANNING, DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT This module covers the various aspects of the security planning, design and management. Consideration of system security for large-scale intelligent systems includes risk assessment and management, personnel security, and technologies for physical security and systems security.

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This module equips students with an understanding of retail logistics concepts, methodologies and strategies used in the industry today. Topics include efficient customer response and quick response supply chain, forecasting and automated replenishment, and resource optimisation for retail logistics. Technology for retail logistics, retail operational processes and methods such as merchandising, store locations, layout techniques, and pricing will be discussed. The module equips students to manage retail logistics operation and planning under different environments.

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This module aims to provide students with a broad overview of the principles and elements of intelligent system security. Topics covered include security threats to intelligent systems, security techniques, security services, and system security features. Different types of physical, mechanical and electronic equipment used in security systems will also be covered in this module.

systems, environmental issues – air pollution controls, airport maintenance and emergency systems, contracts documentation and administration, managing airport upgrading projects, ground support equipment, and bird hazard management.

E358 ROBOTICS AND MACHINE VISION

This module provides an overview of the workflow processes and protocols of an international Airline Operations Centre (AOC). Students learn about the duties and responsibilities of the flight operations officer (dispatcher) and other positions within the AOC. Topics covered in the module include the history of commercial aviation, aircraft performance, aircraft weight and balance, form of the earth and basic navigation, basic meteorology, and standard flight planning procedures and protocols. This module will also provide a background in the regulatory framework governing the aviation industry. The relevant Singapore Air Worthiness Requirements (SAR) documents such as Part 66, Part 145, as well as various certificates such as Joint Aviation Requirement Operations (JAR-OPS) for commercial air transportation will be covered. Other applicable National and International legislation requirements for aviation will also be covered in this module.

This module equips students with knowledge and practical skills in the design, setup and programming for robotic systems applications. In robotic systems, machine vision is often a key sensing component to provide guidance for autonomous robotic operations. Topics covered for robotic systems include, in depth coverage of stepper and servo motors, the main actuator of robotic systems; programming robots for pick-and-place application and palletising; setup of local area network for robotic systems communications; and systems integration of robotic systems with peripheral automation systems. Topics covered for machine vision include in depth coverage of various image acquisition systems, lighting setups for image acquisition, image pre-processing techniques and image processing techniques for analysis.

E359 AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS AND VEHICLE CONTROL This module equips the students with the knowledge in the setup of unmanned vehicles and the key components of an unmanned system. Topics covered include structure of unmanned system, vehicle types, vehicle control modes, vehicle communication modes (datalink), and on-vehicle sensors. For vehicle sensors, in depth coverage will include the various technology applied to sensor suites commonly used in an unmanned system, understanding their targeted applications and limitations. To provide a complete overview of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) systems, students will also be introduced to unmanned system design and development considerations, such as fail-safe design considerations, integration, testing, maintenance and AV systems deployment challenges.

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This module provides a fundamental knowledge of airport planning and design. The topics covered would be major considerations in determining airport planning, planning considerations for small domestic airports, impact of new large aircraft on airport planning, design of a Budget Terminal, aerodrome safety, runway and taxiway

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E362 AIRPORT MANAGEMENT This module provides an overview of principles involved in airport management. It will cover topics related to airport ground operations, ramp operations, passenger and baggage handling services, airport certification, and airport performance standards. E364 AVIATION MAINTENANCE PRACTICES This module focuses on the category B2 requirements of Singapore Air Worthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 7 (Maintenance Practices). It mainly focuses on topics such as workshop practices and safety, avionics tools and test equipment, electrical wiring and connectors, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft handling and storage, troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures. Various lab activities will also be incorporated into the module to provide hands-on experience for the students. E366 AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS This module covers electrical fundamentals related to aircraft electrical systems, aircraft electrical power generation and distribution systems. It deals with the operations of the system both in normal and emergency conditions. In addition to the above, the module covers other aircraft systems like aircraft lighting systems, ice and


rain protection systems, and fire detection and protection systems. This module fulfils part of the Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 3 (Electrical Fundamentals) and Module 13 (Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems). E367 AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

15 (Gas Turbine Engine). It covers topics such as turbine engine constructional arrangement, engine performance, compressors, combustion section, turbine section, exhaust, bearings and seals, lubricants, and fuels. It also covers the various aircraft engine turbine systems such as the fuel system, lubrication system, starting and ignition, air system, and power augmentation. Topics on turbo propeller and turbo shaft engines are also covered.

This module covers the communications and navigation systems on-board modern aircraft. Examples of topics include very high frequency / high frequency (VHF / HF) communications systems, GPS systems, inertial navigation, Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), and Traffic Collision and Avoidance Systems (TCAS). This fulfils the communications (ATA 23) and navigation (ATA 34) knowledge requirements in Singapore Air Worthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module 13 (Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems).

E372 AIRCRAFT INSPECTION

E368 AUTO-FLIGHT SYSTEMS

This module equips students with practical knowledge on airside operations and air traffic management. In airside operations, the topics covered are airport emergency services, pavement markings, wildlife hazard management, and aircraft pushback. In air traffic management, the topics covered are radiotelephony phraseology, airspace orientation and separation minima. Students will practice air traffic control procedures in a range of scenarios in the Virtual Aerodrome Laboratory.

This module covers the flight control fundamentals and automatic flight control systems. This encompasses the working principles of command signal processing, yaw dampers, automatic trim control, autopilot interface with navigation systems, auto-throttle systems, and automatic landing systems.

This module covers the essential elements that are required for aircraft inspection. Topics covered include maintenance documentation, inspection tools, visual inspection, non-destructive testing, aircraft general inspection, and emergency equipment. E373 AIRSIDE OPERATIONS AND AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

E369 AIRFRAME STRUCTURES E374 AIRFRAME SYSTEMS This module covers the general concepts in airframe structures such as airworthiness requirements for structural strength and aircraft structural classification. It provides a background of the typical features of fixed-wing aircraft structures and methods of stress analysis. It also covers the construction in various airframe structures such as the fuselage, wings and flight control surfaces.

This module introduces the systems that are integral to the operation of the aircraft and carriage of passengers and goods. This includes topics such as Air-conditioning, Communications, Electrical Power, Fire Protection, Flight Controls, Fuel, Hydraulic Power, Ice and Rain Protection, Landing Gear, Indicating and Recording, Lights, Oxygen, Pneumatics, and Water and Waste.

E370 HUMAN FACTORS AND AVIATION SAFETY E377 MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS AND DESIGN This module introduces how mechanics, electronics and computing can generate a simpler, more economical and reliable system. Sensors, actuators, computer control systems, and engineering design concept will be covered. The design process involves integrating programmable logic controller with mechanical and electromechanical systems. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is also used in the module to integrate, control, modify, analyse, and report on the automated processes.

E371 TURBINE ENGINE SYSTEMS

E381 ENERGY SYSTEMS INSTRUMENTATION

This module includes the requirements of Singapore Airworthiness Requirements Part 66 (SAR-66) Module

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Human Factors and Aviation Safety go hand in hand in preventing accidents in the aviation industry. Students intending to become professionals in the aviation industry must have a thorough and fundamental knowledge of these topics. Topics covered include Aviation Physiology, Flying and Health, Basic Aviation Psychology, Stress and Fatigue in Aviation, Human Error, Hazards, Risk Management, Safety Oversight, Safety Management Systems, and Aviation Safety Stakeholders and their responsibilities.

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principles of process control and the various techniques of acquiring and manipulating experimental and sensory data using computer hardware and software will also be introduced. E382 BUILDING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS This module covers the basic concepts of Air-conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) equipment and systems, power equipment, electrical design and wiring, artificial lighting, piping and plumbing equipment and systems, fire protection equipment and controls, and noise and vibration controls in the buildings. Students will also perform system design, equipment selection and sizing, and investigate the importance of energy audit to ensure Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). E384 GREEN BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN This module covers the green building design concept and green building technologies for new and existing buildings. Students will learn the fundamentals of passive and active design approaches to green building. The green mark assessment criteria will also be covered alongside where students attain knowledge about the best practices in environmental design and performance. Students will also be equipped to assess a green building’s performance and make further improvements to it. Green building simulations will also be covered for realisation of holistic sustainable building. The topics covered include energy efficiency, water efficiency, green technologies, sustainable construction, simulations, etc. This module will bring about the appreciation of green building and bring the students to the frontier of the green building industry.

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This module provides in-depth knowledge on different aspects of photovoltaic system design and management, as well as an overview of various aspects of Solar Photovoltaic industry (e.g. the economics of implementing photovoltaic (PV) systems and the environmental issues involved). Students will be exposed to the basic principles on solar radiation, working principles of different types of solar cell materials and system components. Solar electricity production and its applications for homes, industries and area-wide utility power plants will be explored and discussed as well. Students will learn about routine tasks involved to maintain high performance of PV systems. The students will also gain hands-on experiences in constructing photovoltaic system and measuring its performance.

E387 ENERGY SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT The module covers two major aspects of energy systems. The first aspect is the technology that underpins energy systems design and the second aspect is the energy management that can help organisation to improve their energy efficiency. Topics covered under this module are: modes of energy supply, energy distribution systems, constraints on carbon and non-carbon-based energy resources, challenges, data acquisition, control in energy systems and constraints on end-use efficiency of energy, environmental sustainability of energy supply systems, energy audit, and energy management. E931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME The module gives students first-hand experience of the work environment. It will provide an opportunity for learning through the application of the skillsets, techniques and classroom knowledge gained to reallife situations. Students will be attached to various establishments focusing on the area of consumer and social behaviour. E933 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING This module is in line with the Singapore Airworthiness Requirement Part 147 (SAR-147). It equips students with a comprehensive set of skills covering various topics across the spectrum of aircraft maintenance practices and its hardware. Topics such as composite repair, repair and installation of flight control cables, plumbing practices, as well as aircraft handling, weighing, and towing will be covered. Students will spend a minimum of 555 hours advancing their abilities, knowledge and attitude while being guided by highly competent industry professionals. G101 COGNITIVE PROCESSES AND PROBLEM SOLVING This is a general module offered to all Year 1 students in RP. It allows students to explore the cognitive processes and skills needed for knowledge construction in a dynamic learning environment and beyond. The module will allow students to explore issues of knowledge and critical issues related to education, along with sensemaking on a personal and social level. Students will also be introduced to various thinking frameworks and apply appropriate strategies for learning, thinking and problem-solving. G107 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION This module helps students understand and apply the theories and principles of effective communication. Students will be equipped with practical skills that will


enable them to communicate their ideas effectively in both spoken and written form – through oral presentations, written reports and proposals.

H205 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE

At the end of the module, students will be equipped with the necessary skills to address a variety of communication needs. They will learn to weigh between the audience’s needs, their purpose in communication and the various contexts and expectations so as to help them better structure and present their messages in both formal and informal settings.

This module equips students with an understanding of how organisations successfully structure and manage their processes to achieve customer-centricity leading to the desired customer experience. Topics covered include the dimensions of the customer business roadmap as well as consumer insights, customer segmentation and alignment, creation of extraordinary experiences as well as customer innovation and collaboration.

G905 LIFE SKILLS

H207 PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING

This module enhances students’ socio-emotional awareness, build their mental and physical well-being and imbue in them values in line with the REPUBLIC Code of Honour. It complements other curricular modules to equip students with 21st Century Competencies that prepare them for challenges they will face in a rapidly changing global society. Students will participate in a range of projects and programmes which include community engagement, physical fitness, heritage and cultural appreciation, media and information literacy, emotional well-being, and healthy relationships. Through these activities, students will develop as professionals, problemsolvers and passionate citizens.

Project management and scheduling is an integral component of events management. This module equips students with a clear understanding of the role of a project manager and introduce the various components of managing a project in the events business. At the end of this module, students will be able to successfully map out and execute the essential components of a project management plan. Topics covered include several areas of specialisations spanning Time Resource Management, Scope Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Communication Management, and Change Management.

H102 HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

H208 SERVICE QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE

This module equips students with a basic understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students will acquire a broad overview of the structure and concepts related to the various segments within the hospitality and tourism industry as well as the industry trends and practices. Topics covered include study of the structure of the tourism industry, the micro and macroeconomic impact of tourism, examination of the stakeholders of tourism, tourism trends, impact of globalisation on the hospitality and tourism industry, strategies employed in the management of hospitality enterprises, the tools of managerial decision-making in hospitality, and hospitality best practices. H204 CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

H209 HOSPITALITY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT This module provides students with an understanding of the business environment that hospitality organisations operate in, as well as the knowledge and analytical skills to examine management and operational functions unique to the hospitality industry. Students will not only be able to understand how a hospitality business is managed from a broad perspective, but also apply the concepts and theories taught to daily issues and trends.

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This module helps students learn how to cultivate the strategic management of a firm’s resources, information, processes, and stakeholders to foster greater customer intimacy and loyalty. Topics covered include understanding relationships, understanding customer relationship management (CRM) technology, creating value for customers, customer acquisition, managing customer experiences, and managing the customer life cycle and stakeholders.

Excellent service quality is crucial in the success of businesses today. This module inculcates in students the service mindset and acquaints them with the theoretical and practical concepts on service quality. Adapted from a service excellence framework, topics covered include leadership (service culture), strategy (service technology, service guarantees, service recovery, service benchmarking), people (business etiquette, communication skills, ethics and professionalism, empowerment), process (servicescape, service design and blueprinting), and measurement. This module equips students with useful skills and knowledge in their future jobs that require them to provide excellent customer service. Students will also have the opportunity to attend talks by service industry leaders and engage in experiential learning through on-site visits.

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H210 EVENT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

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This module helps students understand the principles and practices relating to planning, managing and staging of events, with the emphasis on event-related operations. Students will learn to appreciate the impact of time frames, pre-event preparation, on-site management and post-event requirements in relation to the different scales and intended target groups of events. It is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to work in the events management sector and to fully understand the importance of a successfully-run event through interactive discussions, presentations, site visits, and actual experience in executing RP School of Hospitality’s annual event, SOH Fiesta. Topics include: Introduction of event logistics and the event team, developing an event framework and proposal, formulating the event branding, developing an effective programme, pre-event planning and logistical arrangements, managing on-site operations, post-event evaluations, usage of IT applications in events, and engaging in environmental planning.

This module introduces students to the various types of information systems used in the hotel such as Property Management Systems including guest management, room reservation, front desk, and housekeeping. This module is application-based and will also cover Front-end systems such as Point-of-Sale (POS) for Food and Beverage (F&B) outlets, Customer Loyalty Programmes and other supporting business processes.

H211 ROOMS OPERATIONS PRACTICUM This module provides the necessary foundation for Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management students before the commencement of their Industry Immersion Programme in Year 3. This module will cover key operating skills and knowledge in Front Office and Housekeeping. Soft skills such as customer service, grooming and etiquette will be taught and students will have the opportunity to do experiential learning via the facilities available in the training hotel.

H216 RESTAURANT AND CULINARY PRACTICUM H217 RESTAURANT AND CULINARY PRACTICUM II These modules incorporate both culinary and restaurant practical skills where students will have the opportunity to work in a professional kitchen and restaurant environment. Students will learn the various foundational skills such as western culinary, pastry and baking, food safety and hygiene, F&B service in a restaurant setting, wine knowledge, menu design, and teamwork. These modules will be conducted in two semesters so that all students will have the opportunity to be exposed to both areas. Upon completion of the modules, students will accumulate a total of 210 practical hours. H218 CULINARY SCIENCE AND KITCHEN OPERATIONS This module provides students with a basic understanding of food fabrication and production. Topics covered include culinary terminology, product identification, basic cooking methods, application of food preparation techniques, and kitchen standard operating procedures.

H212 ROOMS DIVISION MANAGEMENT H220 INTRODUCTION TO THE EVENT INDUSTRY This module equips students with an understanding of the various operational departments and its functions in Rooms Division. Core functions and best practices in Front Office, Concierge, Bell Desk, Reservations, and Housekeeping will be covered in this module. Students will be able to apply knowledge gained to explore new and innovative ways of improving existing systems and operations.

This module provides an overview of the event industry – the types, scale and structure of local and international events. It also explores the links to the existing structures of tourism and hospitality industry. It assesses the various impacts of event industry and its fundamental business models and processes. H222 WELLNESS AND LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT

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This module introduces students to all aspects of food and beverage management. The steps to opening and managing a restaurant will be covered. These include location selection, interior designing and menu planning, day to day operational concerns such as hygiene and sanitation, marketing, staff scheduling, motivation and management, service styles, customer service issues, and technological innovations.

This module equips students with in-depth understanding of the wellness industry and its impact on lifestyle. Students will discover the dimensions and components of the wellness industry and learn about the different demand and supply factors that define the wellness industries. They will gain insights into the many facets of wellness, from planning to development and from marketing to management. Topics will cover the subsectors of the wellness industry and its contribution to the economy of Singapore and globally.


H230 RESTAURANT AND CULINARY OPERATIONS H231 RESTAURANT AND CULINARY OPERATIONS II These modules incorporate both restaurant and culinary practical skills where students will have the opportunity to work in a professional kitchen and restaurant environment. Students will learn the various foundational skills such as western culinary, pastry and baking, food safety and hygiene, F&B service in a restaurant setting, wine knowledge, menu design, and teamwork. Topics such as menu planning and sourcing of ingredients and costing will be taught. These modules will be conducted in two semesters so that all students will have the opportunity to be exposed to both areas. Upon completion of the modules, students will accumulate a total of 210 practical training hours. H232 RESTAURANT OPERATIONS ANALYSIS This module introduces an overview of the cost controls in manpower, beverage and food costs, and revenue management. Students will learn the concept of purchasing guidelines, inventory and control, productivity and scheduling, break-even analysis, and sales mix. Students will also be equipped with the knowledge of menu engineering, how to maximise profitability by influencing customers through psychology, managerial accounting and marketing strategies.

H302 HOSPITALITY SALES This module inculcates in students the multifaceted role of an effective Account Client Management, from the perspective of solidifying client relationships, building appreciation for client business issues and successfully adding value by pursuing an “ideas + results” orientation. Students will develop skills that will help them create strategic partnerships with clients and increase sales and profitability in the organisation. H304 CONTACT CENTRE OPERATIONS This module introduces students to the operation management of a contact centre. The emphasis will be in five core areas which include the Strategy, Technology, People, Processes and Systems, and Standards and Measurements. This module will equip students with the necessary skills, tools and knowledge to better assimilate into the contact centre. Topics covered include Contact Centre Technologies, Selecting and Hiring of Contact Centre Employees, Workforce Management Processes, Quality Improvement, and Customer Operations Performance Center (COPC) Standard Framework. H305 INNOVATION AND DESIGN FOR SERVICE OPERATIONS

This module allows students to be exposed to the process from restaurant idea germination to the execution and implementation stage. Students will learn concept creation, market analysis, research feasibility, location selection, licensing and permits, and facility design.

This module provides students with the concepts and techniques to effectively design, develop, operate, and manage exceptional service delivery systems. The topics covered include designing the environment to inspire service excellence, developing business strategies that promote positive customer experiences, operating innovative service delivery systems, and managing people as well as process components in the business.

H234 WINE AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT

H306 RETAIL MANAGEMENT

This module introduces an overview of the various types of wines and beverages. Topics will include understanding of the world’s major wine-producing regions and their characteristics, beverage service, and food and wine harmony.

This module stimulates students’ interest in retail management and careers by capturing the exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunities facing retailers today. Students will receive useful skills and knowledge in developing retail strategies and understanding the financial implications of strategic retail decisions. Topics covered include types of retailers, buying, merchandise management, setting retail prices, and store management.

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H319 RESORTS AND CRUISE MANAGEMENT This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the organisational structure and management of resort and cruise line industry operations. Students will be equipped with a better distinction between a “land-based resort” and a “floating resort”, and the management of its daily operations. Topics covered include introduction to resort and cruise line industry, types of

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Students will work in groups of three to five to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes. Students will also be expected to take corrective action if necessary, and prepare a technical report covering the entire project. Students could be placed on projects that embrace a multidisciplinary approach to enhance their project management skills.

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resorts, organisational structure, management and operations, development and sustainability, different amenities / facilities offered by both industries, marketing and promotional strategies, booking procedures, and overview of different cruise lines’ port of calls. H323 HOSPITALITY REVENUE MANAGEMENT This module introduces students to the concept of revenue management which is a key function in any hospitality business. Students will understand the importance of profitably managing limited and perishable capacity. Topics will cover yield management techniques, forecasting, strategic analysis, and overbooking situations. H324 WELLNESS, LIFESTYLE AND SPA OPERATIONS This module provides students the knowledge of managing a successful wellness centre operation covering front and back office procedures, customer service, facility and staff utilisation, housekeeping, day-to-day operations, and code of conduct. It will include essentials of product training, planning products and services menu, benchmarking across cultures, marketing and competitive positioning as well as inventory management. Students will have practical training in these areas at the lab in Republic Hospitality Centre. H325 WELLNESS AND SPA THERAPY TREATMENTS AND PRACTICES This module imparts technical skills in body massage and complementary therapies like body scrubs and body wraps, mechanical treatments and facial treatments through hands-on simulation and practical activities. Students will learn the standard procedures of the spa treatment room set-up and its management. This module will foster and instil skills not only in spa therapies, but also in proper grooming, deportment and organisation of work expected in the industry. Simulation of client care and consultation will inculcate interpersonal communication skills. The intention is for students to practice their technical therapy and treatment skills to experience a real-life spa treatment environment.

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H330 CATERING MANAGEMENT This module allows students to have the opportunity to understand the importance of catering management, for both in-house and outside events. Students will learn about revenue management for banquet space, food production, manpower planning, and limitations of outdoor catering. H331 FOODSERVICE FACILITIES DESIGN This module gives an introduction to the basic concepts of foodservice facilities design and planning with an emphasis on restaurants. Students will understand the concept of workflow, restaurant ergonomics and types of kitchen and restaurant equipment best suited for the restaurant concept and operations. H332 WELLNESS BUSINESS RESEARCH AND PLANNING This module equips students with research and survey skills to generate marketing insights on the different wellness consumer segments. By applying consumer psychology concepts, students are better able to profile the psychological, biological and social needs of the growing wellness consumer segment. H333 WELLNESS AND LIFESTYLE PROGRAMMING This module aims to prepare students to recommend evidence-based dietary, fitness and wellness programmes, as well as products and services to match the needs of consumers across all ages. Students will gain experience in handling various wellness assessment tools and equipment, and learn how to analyse the results. As public awareness of personal wellness services increases, there is a growing need for providers who can plan, develop, conduct and evaluate health-related programmes on wellness therapies. This module is modelled after the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) certification in Healthy Eating and Well Being for the Complementary Therapy Client. Students will have an option to take the CIBTAC certification assessment at the end of the module. H334 AESTHETICS THERAPY AND PRACTICES

This module covers issues such as the impact of globalisation on travel and tourism trends, concepts of and relationship between leisure, recreation and tourism, interrelationship between the key component of tourism, business management issues, destination management and management of trends and issues such as ecotourism, the rise of business, and executive travel and leisure travel.

This module provides students with basic training in hands-on facial and electrical aesthetic treatments in order to offer facial therapy or provide preparatory assistance to an aesthetic doctor.


This module is modelled after the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) certification in Provide Facial Skincare. Students will have an option to take the CIBTAC certification assessment at the end of the module. H337 MEETING, INCENTIVES AND CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT This module equips students with in-depth understanding and the necessary skills to plan and manage meetings, conventions and incentive programmes successfully. Real-life scenarios, applications software, group assignments, and individual reflections will be used to reinforce the theoretical knowledge acquired during lessons. Topics covered include programme development, speaker management, event marketing and sponsorship, supplier and venue management, registration and logistics management, and event evaluation. H339 EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT This project module equips students with the understanding of the knowledge of key aspects of exhibition operations and the practical application in conceptualising, planning and managing consumer exhibitions and tradeshows. This module will cover venue operations, freight forwarding, application software, sales and marketing, stand building, visitor and exhibitor management, as well as post-event analysis. H341 MANAGING GUEST EXPERIENCE IN ATTRACTIONS This module introduces the theoretical and practical concepts to effectively manage guests’ needs and expectation in the leisure and attractions industry. Topics covered include understanding profile of guests, how to determine and deliver what the guests want, manage waiting time and delighting them. Students will also learn the challenges of managing employees who must be carefully trained to enhance guest experience. H345 ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT

This module helps students understand the basic principles and practices relating to the planning, executing and staging of leisure events held in attractions. Students will also get an insight into the entertainment offerings that attractions employ to entice visitors. In addition to event theming and conceptualisation, students will learn to appreciate the impact of time frames, pre-event preparations, onsite management and post-event requirements vis-a-vis the various scales and intended target audiences of leisure events relevant in the context of attractions. H350 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN BANKING AND FINANCE This module equips students with a practical understanding of how the customer experience can be enhanced in the financial industry. Knowledge gained from this module will include basic banking and financial functions and customer touch points and how this will change over time as trends, needs and expectations of customers change. Completing this module moves the student one step closer to managing customers’ experience in the rewarding and fascinating world of banking and finance. H931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME This module is designed for students to gain real-world industrial experience. It will facilitate workplace learning through the application of the knowledge, abilities and skills from the classrooms to be applied in current problems and issues. M101 DIGITAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION Digital technologies heavily influence the operations of the media industry. Media professionals should have a solid understanding of how these digital tools are consumed and can be used in communications work. Through hands-on activities, students will learn technical skills and approaches for working with raw information related to digital technology across a range of topic areas. The module is cognisant of the fact that students taking this module would have already been exposed to many of these tools. However, it aims to develop a deeper understanding of the thinking process that prefaces the products that students create. The topics covered in this module include websites and social networking platforms, the user interface in designing websites and mobile sites, online advertising and viral marketing campaigns, and web and social media analytics.

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This module will discuss key management functions and challenges in operating attractions. Students will learn about topics such as marketing, sustainability, location and site planning, and operations within attractions. Students will also learn about security and risk identification and management, so as to devise contingency measures and plans to mitigate the risks and ensure success in the daily operations of attractions.

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M202 NEWS WRITING

M205 RESEARCH METHODS

In an age where audiences are served information from multiple sources, speed and accuracy are more important than ever in journalism. This is an introductory module, designed to develop basic news writing competencies. Special emphasis is placed on the nature of news and reporting techniques to help students acquire skills relevant to the media industry, including researching, gathering and evaluating information, and structuring and writing news stories. They will also learn about stylebooks, interviewing and questioning, and effective writings that engage audiences on multiple platforms.

This module will equip students with the knowledge to understand research processes and apply the appropriate research methods in a communications-framed environment to develop better communications strategies for an organisation.

Students will learn how to act on story assignments, and to report them accurately by the deadline. Through the course of the module, students will begin building a portfolio of journalistic work on multimedia platforms. M203 EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS Presentations form an integral part of school and professional working life. Being able to present effectively and succinctly are valuable skills that can be learned. In this module, students will be exposed to techniques in delivering presentations to convey their messages effectively, and to present successfully to different audiences across different settings. Students will have hands-on learning on how to prepare oral presentations involving a variety of scenarios. These include drafting and presenting speeches, presenting proposals and pitching ideas to business clients. Students will also be challenged to present at different venues and audience profiles.

The module introduces students to key concepts of media research and the fundamentals of conducting formal research for the media industry. It covers the basics in understanding and conducting communications research and includes coverage on popular methods of research in communications and the practice of analysing media content for both traditional and digital mass media such as print, broadcast and social media. M206 MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS This module will give students a practical foundation of media law and ethics by presenting a spectrum of legal issues and ethical dilemmas faced by media practitioners. It equips students with the tools for identifying, anticipating and managing legal issues and ethical dilemmas so as to better prepare them to tackle the challenges in the media industry. Students will develop the ability to make rational, reasoned and ethical decisions with due consideration to the relevant laws and legal implications when selecting, developing and interpreting content within the media industry. The module will also touch on global and digital trends affecting the works of media practitioners – and how they alter their decision-making processes. M207 MEDIA AND SOCIETY

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Cross-cultural communications present greater challenges in today’s media-saturated environment than ever before. Wider access to media technologies by the global population has brought about pervasive social and cultural changes for individuals and the communities they live in through increased intercultural contact. Cross-cultural communicative competency is now a vital skill for media producers and consumers at all levels.

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This module introduces students to the characteristics of intercultural communications, and their significance and sensitivity in order to communicate effectively, crossculturally within personal, group and media contexts. Students will learn how culture affects the individual and the society. This is taught within the context of globalisation and media convergence. A key component in the module is the use of media examples to locate cultural concepts as well as the production of media messages that are culturally sensitive.

This module is designed to stimulate critical thinking and guide students in evaluating a multitude of mediarelated issues and their impact on society, taking into consideration political, economic, social and technological factors. Through this module, students will gain an understanding of the media’s role in contemporary social life. Students will also learn about developments in the media industry and gain a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities as future media and communications professionals. They will be equipped with the knowledge and hands-on experience that will enable them to create effective and appropriate media messages. M208 INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS A carefully planned, creatively designed and wellexecuted integrated marketing communications campaign


has the power to generate excitement and enthusiasm for any product, service, movement or organisation. This module aims to help students learn the fundamentals of planning, executing and managing marketing activities for organisations. Students will learn how to conceptualise ideas for thematic events, write convincing proposals and identify suitable promotional strategies across platforms.

reporting, students will learn the basic skills involved in non-fiction video storytelling and how to produce shortform video pieces for a digital audience.

Through hands-on opportunities and real-life scenarios, students will understand the marketing communications processes from planning to execution and post-campaign analysis through multiple platforms.

The process covers conceptualising, reporting, gathering sound and picture, applying the grammar of video, scriptwriting, performing on-camera interviews, packaging, editing and presenting on camera. Students will report and produce video stories in a variety of styles including bitesized reports, interview-driven pieces and more traditional reporting styles, in varying lengths suitable for multimedia platforms.

M242 VISUAL COMMUNICATION

M312 DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT

Media professionals who are able to art direct, conceptualise visuals or understand the fundamentals of design have a competitive edge. This module aims to equip students with the skills to improve their written communications through creative means.

Audiences today seek content from multiple platforms, and media professionals must learn to communicate through and across these platforms. This module introduces students to concepts and techniques that enable them to write and create content catered to online audiences. Students will be guided on how to strategically integrate digital media tools in the content creation process as well as to employ these tools to drive traffic and attract readers.

Students will learn how information can be visually designed and manipulated to enhance the way it is received by the audience. They will also learn how the use of well-designed visuals can impact their ability to inform, persuade and entertain audiences. The end goal is that students will have the ability to design and deliver creative visual content related to media works on both traditional and digital platforms. M301 CRISIS COMMUNICATION This module focuses on the communications and media management of incidents and crises for both traditional and digital platforms. It aims to equip students with the knowledge on the principles of crisis communication and the fundamentals of how companies and organisations manage information, their stakeholders and media before, during and after an incident or crisis. Students will also develop skills to recognise an impending crisis, especially on digital platforms, and learn how to diagnose the nature of the crisis, identify stakeholders’ concerns and impact, and communicate with them when the incident or crisis unfolds.

M311 VIDEO JOURNALISM Video is a powerful story-telling tool and has become a key component in journalism, public relations and communications in a world of digital media. This module will introduce students to the basics of video journalism. With the emphasis on well-researched and in-depth

M313 IMPACT JOURNALISM Compelling reporting on social issues has the power to raise awareness and inspire positive action. This module aims to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to take on complex social issues. It deals with reportage and media trends relating to social problems, which can range from poverty, disease and illiteracy to environmental exploitation, which are substantive concerns in developed societies around this region and in Singapore. This module covers a wide range of news reporting subjects, with an emphasis on depth and research rigor. Among topics covered are political and organisational influence, multicultural sensitivity, discipline of managing different multiple sources, operations of government and non-government groups, reporting barriers, journalism ethics, types of social issues and more. M314 FEATURE WRITING The ability to write in a balanced yet compelling narrative style so as to keep the interest of a reader is an essential

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The module will also cover strategies and techniques on media monitoring, media tools for crisis communication, reputation management, organising media interviews, training of a media spokesperson, online community engagement and social media analytics.

Students will also learn how, through design and storytelling, digital media platforms can be used to create targeted messaging that deliver multiplied and measurable results. They will gain hands-on experience designing news content as well as communication strategies for major digital platforms including web, social media and mobile apps.

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skill for all media professionals, especially in a crowded media space. This module aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and professional values of feature journalism. By the end of the module, students should be able to produce a full-length feature that displays craft in writing, strong research and critical thinking skills, all packaged for maximum readership on multiple media platforms. Students will be taught to read and critique feature pieces; cultivate ideas; use interviews, observations, documents and data; hone their descriptive skills; and write in the right tone, words and structure for multimedia platforms. Different writing styles such as colour writing, column writing, personality profiles, reviews, opinion pieces and photo-essays will also be taught in this module. M316 PHOTOJOURNALISM Photojournalism is one of the cornerstones of news reporting, and strong visuals have always played a key role in conveying information to the public. This module aims to prepare students to be skilled, professional and ethical photojournalists who are able to harness the power of images to tell compelling factual stories that reflect and impact society. Course topics include fundamentals such as phototaking techniques, finding the right news point, telling a story through photographs and working in a newsroom. Students will also explore the ethical and legal issues facing photojournalism, how this craft is changing in the digital age and more.

M350 MEDIA PRACTICUM (JOURNALISM) This module is designed to better prepare students for the media industry. It aims to give them an opportunity to work in a realistic newsroom environment and on assigned deliverables relevant to Journalism. Students will put into practice the concepts and production methods they have learnt to ensure the smooth and creative running of these media platforms. Through this module, students will integrate knowledge and skills learnt in previous modules, and in the guided learning and simulated work environment of the media practicum, produce quality work and display professional behaviours and attitudes that are expected of an entrylevel media journalist / reporter. Students will develop news and feature stories for print, online and broadcast platforms, and will also vet, edit and fact-check these news stories before publishing. M351 MEDIA PRACTICUM (PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING COMMUNICATION) This module is designed to better prepare students for the Public Relations and Marketing Communications industry. It provides them the opportunity to work in a realistic agency environment and on assigned deliverables with industry partners relevant to Public Relations and Marketing Communications. Lessons are conducted to create a challenging environment for students to hone their skills as Public Relations and Marketing Communications practitioners while working on a wide array of projects and activities for industry clients within stipulated timelines.

M332 CAMPAIGNS AND ADVERTISEMENT DESIGN

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Advertising is seen as part of the marketing mix, commonly considered by most brands and organisations. This module is designed to give students an understanding of the planning and execution of creative advertising campaigns.

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This module will help students acquire the necessary skills to develop effective advertising campaigns that include planning, conceptualisation, idea and content creation and execution of campaigns. Students will learn and understand basic advertising concepts through exploration of case studies from various campaigns. They will also have hands-on experience in creating advertising campaign for an actual brand or organisation and pitching to the client. This will give them a taste of the entire campaign planning process from conceptualisation and creation to the end product.

Through this module, students will integrate knowledge and skills learnt in previous modules, and in the guided learning and simulated work environment of the media practicum. These combined skills will enable them to produce quality work and display professional behaviours and attitudes that are expected of an entry-level public relations executive and / or marketing communications executive. M390 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT This module guides students on how to curate and maintain a professional online portfolio. It is a four modular credit module that spans three semesters. Students are assigned to a supervisor who will provide strategic counsel on the decision-making and curation process of a professional portfolio. Students also learn why a professional portfolio is necessary for seeking employment in the media and creative industries; and how professionals use portfolios to document their professional development as they amass work experience. Students


gain first-hand experience in using their portfolio to land a job interview. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to articulate why a professional portfolio is a career-length skill that requires regular maintenance ‒ even by seasoned professionals.

behaviour, gender participation, aggression and violence in sports, impact of media on modifying behaviour, and factors affecting participation in sports and physical activity. S211 INJURY PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

M931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME The module gives students a first-hand experience of the work environment. It will provide an opportunity for learning through the application of the skillsets, techniques and classroom knowledge gained to real-life situations. S201 HEALTH AND WELLNESS This module seeks to address general health concepts, personal health issues and adaptive strategies to lead a healthy lifestyle. Students will understand the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout their lives, gaining a personal as well as holistic understanding of health and wellness. Topics covered include hygiene and skin care, youth health, alternative medicine, wellness therapy, sexually transmitted infections, addictions, nutritional needs, posture and care, genes and health, workplace health, and current global health threats. S202 INCLUSIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY This module seeks to address people with different disabilities and other forms of medical conditions with adaptive strategies to be included in the community. Students get to appreciate varying recreational needs of targeted populations from a biological, motor developmental and psycho-sociological viewpoint. This will help students to adapt activities to help the targeted population to improve their recreation and daily life skills. Students will also understand the need to have inclusion, assess the health and motor skills before implementing and adapting activities to suit the needs of various groups of disabilities. Students will learn the importance and benefits of inclusive physical activity programming for targeted populations, and be aware of sensitivities associated with the programme management of targeted populations.

This module examines the social factors that influence behaviour within the sports and leisure industry in the modern society. Issues covered include attitude formations and change, conformity, persuasion, personal

S212 SPORTS AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION This module equips students with the practical and application skills required for health and fitness across a broad range of population ‒ from athletes to youths, elderly, and the special population such as those with chronic diseases. Students will also develop an appreciation of assessing, analysing and interpretation of the data. This module focuses on analysing traditional and popular exercise programmes and the ability to prescribe programmes according to the population needs. Students would equip themselves in practical settings with equipment such as ergometers, sphygmomanometers, heart rate monitors, pedometers, and accelerometer. S214 SPORTS AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY This module examines the relationship between psychological states and physical performance in sports and exercise settings. Topics covered under this module include attributions, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, selfefficacy, and self-confidence. Students will be introduced to socio-psychological concepts such as team cohesion, leadership, and aggression, as well as psychobiological concepts such as burnout, injuries and substance abuse. Students will be acquainted with interventions for performance enhancement including techniques dealing with attentional and concentration problems, stress / arousal / anxiety, visualisation and imagery, goal-setting, and self-talk. Finally, students will examine the use of psychological concepts in health promotion to encourage participation in physical activity.

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S204 SOCIOLOGY OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE

This module will provide students with an understanding of the risk factors of injuries, and the principles of preventing and managing common injuries within the framework of a multidisciplinary team approach. Students will understand the types and causes of ligament, tendon, muscle, cartilage and skeletal injuries, and how acute as well as overused injuries are managed. Students will be introduced to the use of common treatment physical modalities such as cold, heat, ultrasound, and TENS, as well as the principles for rehabilitating injuries using techniques such as taping, massage and exercise therapy.

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S215 SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION This module provides students an overview of the principles and practices involved in the evolving field of sports and exercise nutrition. It covers macronutrient consumption, nutritional assessments, hydration, supplementation, doping, nutritional strategies for various sports, eating disorders, special dietary needs, travelling nutrition, and adventure nutrition. Students will learn and engage in meal planning during and posttraining / competition diets that are suitable for fuelling sports performance. Students will also be introduced to fundamental anthropometry and basic body composition analyses that are necessary for the proper weight management of athletes. S216 APPLIED ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY This module will expose students to the fundamental analysis of human movement. It gives students a basic understanding of human musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems and how these systems play a role in the performance of functional human movements. S221 SPORTS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT This module offers an understanding of how events are conceptualised and managed. Complementing this would be an understanding of the use of different types of venues and facilities in supporting the hosting of sports events. Learners will be introduced to the processes of event management. Areas will include planning, marketing, budgeting, risk assessment, legal implications, and operations. Learners will also gain an appreciation of facilities as event venues. These will include its structure, limitations and operations.

arbitration for sports. They will also address key issues on the establishment and protection of rights, antitrust law, intellectual property rights, contract negotiations, and transactional skills, with particular focus on its impact in Asia. S225 LEISURE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING This module focuses on the theories and principles governing leisure and its applications in the world today. Students will be introduced to the various socialpsychological theories that explain the importance of leisure and the varying outlets for leisure such as tourism, national parks and outdoor recreation. In addition, students will be exposed to the leisure programming process for commercial, community and non-profit organisations. A practical project involving planning an actual leisure programme for a targeted community will also be included in this module. The module has been delivered to the extent expected of all who have received higher education leading to a diploma or a degree. S226 SPORTS ADMINISTRATION This module seeks to address issues pertaining to the administration of National Sports Associations (NSAs) established to promote and develop sports in Singapore. Students will develop a basic understanding of managing an NSA in Singapore with emphasis on the vision to create Team Singapore. Topics will include the constitution and policies governing NSAs, the basic concepts of NSA administration management of elite athletes, foreign sports talents, coaches, and volunteers and preparation for major games. S232 EXPERIENTIAL LAND-BASED ADVENTURE EDUCATION

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This module has a strong business focus which allows students to look into the positioning of the sports business as well as to anticipate both new challenges and opportunities in the global world. Students will be introduced to the broader financial and economic environment and the strategic analysis of the sports industry. Topics will include the various potential sports businesses in media, tourism and sponsorship as well as endorsement for sports players. S224 SPORTS AND LEISURE RELATED LAW The module provides an introduction to the legal considerations linked to sports and leisure initiatives. Students will learn about the legal framework governing sports and leisure, resolution of contractual disputes, mediation, and the role and jurisdiction of the court of

This module introduces skills, concepts and principles of land-based activities. Topics include land navigation, camping, outdoor cooking, backpacking, hiking, and camp craft. The emphasis is on acquiring skills to participate safely and competently in land-based outdoor pursuits, primarily in the context of short multi-day hiking expeditions in tropical environments. S233 EXPERIENTIAL WATER-BASED ADVENTURE EDUCATION This module introduces skills, concepts and principles of water-based activities. Topics include life-saving, kayaking and sea navigation. The emphasis is on acquiring skills to participate safely and competently in water-based outdoor pursuits, primarily in the context of short multi-day coastal kayaking expeditions in tropical environments. It includes the kayaking syllabus of the governing NSA.


S234 ADVENTURE EDUCATION This module introduces theories, concepts and approaches of planning and implementing programmes of adventure education and outdoor learning for various participants’ profiles. Topics include setting of appropriate challenges, group development, risk assessment and management, group stages development, programming, and programme administration. The emphasis is on acquiring skills and knowledge to plan effective programmes of adventure education, primarily in the context of multi-day camps for schools. S235 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION This module introduces holistic understanding of key environmental processes and the socio-economic, political and ethical issues related to contemporary concerns and their management issues. Topics include major terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems as well as international and local conservation issues and movements. The emphasis is on developing positive environmental responsibility through value formation. S236 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION This module introduces the concepts and approaches of environmental interpretation and applying them in outdoor learning programmes for various participant profiles. Topics include knowing, interpreting and appreciating the environmental elements within Singapore, specifically the ecological, cultural and historical landscapes. The emphasis is on acquiring skills to participate competently in environmental interpretation primarily in the context of urban and natural landscapes. S237 CLIMBING AND ABSEILING ADVENTURE EDUCATION This module introduces skills, concepts and principles of climbing and abseiling. Topics include use of climbing equipment, belay, rope works, and rescue. The emphasis is on acquiring skills to participate safely and competently in climbing and abseiling activities primarily in the context of single pitch man-made sites. It includes the climbing and abseiling syllabus of the governing NSA.

This module introduces theories, concepts, approaches of pedagogy, instruction, and facilitation in experiential learning settings. Topics include instructional techniques, facilitation processes and strategies as well as creative reviewing methods. There will be application of prior knowledge in outdoor pursuits. The emphasis is on

S241 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF EXERCISE Psychology is the scientific study of how people behave, think and feel. This module introduces the fundamentals of exercise psychology. It starts with an introduction to major psychological concepts including the development of thought, language and personality. Following this, students will learn about factors influencing sports participation, the effects of exercise on psychological and mental well-being and cultural aspects to sports participation. S242 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING AND COMMUNICATION This module reinforces the concept that counselling is a special relationship built on confidentiality, mutual respect and open communication with the intention to help people identify their problems and to achieve resolution where possible. Through the counselling process, students will embark on a fulfilling and satisfying journey of selfdiscovery and be introduced to the professional issues in a helping relationship. Topics covered include the theoretical approaches, the counselling process, ethics, and interpersonal skills required to conduct a fruitful session in an individual setting. S244 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY This module introduces the field of health psychology. Students will explore the links between mental processes and behaviours as related to health and illnesses. This module encourages critical awareness of the role of psychological theory and methodology in maintaining healthy functioning. Topics include theories of healthy behaviour, health enhancing behaviour (e.g. exercise), health risk behaviour (e.g. smoking), and rehabilitation. This module will challenge students to critically evaluate the role that cognition, society and the environment play in the health of individuals. S245 HEALTH PROMOTION Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. The overall aim of this module is to educate health promotion specialists who have the core skills to work with a wide variety of population groups, and in a wide range of settings. It will provide an introduction to the science and art of health promotion through evidence-based individual, community and societal approaches for improving health and preventing illness including needs assessment,

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S238 INSTRUCTION AND FACILITATION IN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

acquiring skills to competently plan and instruct entry-level skills in outdoor pursuits as well as to plan and facilitate experiences to meet learning outcomes.

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priority setting and planning and developing health promotion initiatives. By the end of this module students will be able to conduct process, impact and outcome evaluations for analysing a programme’s effectiveness. They will also be able to describe the impact of health promotion programmes in areas such as the management of human resources costs and productivity improvement.

e.g. Private Hospital and Medical Clinic (PHMC) Act, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act and professional registration acts. Students will also learn the basics of health ethics and through the use of case studies, analyse ethical and legal challenges faced by health professionals and patients. S253 HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

S246 EXERCISE PROGRAMMING AND ASSESSMENT The first part of this module provides students with an industry-recognised qualification in fitness instruction. Topics covered include exercise safety and first aid, fitness testing, weight training exercises and programming, evolving trends in the fitness industry and ethical issues in the delivery of fitness activities. The second part of this module provides students with an overview of the technologies and tools that can be utilised to assess fitness. Students will be introduced, in a practical setting, to equipment such as heart rate monitors, pedometers and accelerometers.

This module exposes students to integrated issues related to the organisation and economics of healthcare within a variety of settings at the local, regional, national and international level. Within the Singaporean context, the focus is on the provision of health services to the public via an integrated care system. Students are exposed to current funding models and analysis of the social implications that economics and resources allocations have on health outcomes. Health informatics is also covered in this module, with students learning about resources, devices and methods that are used in the healthcare system to optimise the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information.

S247 BEHAVIOUR CHANGE S254 TRANSITIONAL CARE The first part of this module provides an overview of health risk behaviours at a population level including their prevalence and variations and the social and environmental factors that may be acting to influence them. In the second part of the module, students will learn about the major theories of health behaviour change. They will be able to identify various psychosocial factors that play a role in the behaviour change process. They will study various incentive, compliance and adherence techniques that can be utilised with different populations. Specific issues that will be studied include stress, obesity, addictive behaviours, and smoking cessation.

This module examines the dynamics of the Transitional Care Model on individuals living with multiple chronic conditions who transit from acute to community care settings. Students will be introduced to concepts of health goals, care coordination and continuity of care throughout acute episodes of illness, etc. They will learn to streamline care plans to prevent readmission and to prepare patients, their families and / or caregivers to implement the care plans through working with a multidisciplinary team. This module will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills that would enable them to perform as Patient Navigators in the healthcare industry.

S251 HUMAN DISEASES

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This module covers the aetiology, prevention and treatment of common human diseases, with focus on those associated with lifestyle, ageing, and relevant to Singapore’s demographical trends. Topics covered include classification of diseases, factors (biomedical factors, genetics, environmental factors etc.) affecting health and diseases, major chronic diseases, mental illnesses, cancer, current global and local health threats, the social aspect of health and diseases, as well as the emphasis of primary healthcare and health prevention.

This module provides an introduction to principles and applications in general sports coaching. It identifies skills, techniques and components in coaching. Students will have opportunities to analyse techniques required to improve the performance of athletes. They will also learn to plan, deliver, evaluate, and modify effective coaching sessions, achieve sporting excellence across age groups, manage children in sports, and understand more about drugs in sports, sportsmanship and fair play.

S252 HEALTH ETHICS AND LAW

S262 FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY

This module allows the students to explore and understand the common ethical and legal issues in the context of Singapore’s healthcare systems. Students will be introduced to the various health-related legislations

This module comprises three major areas of study in relation to human movement – anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Students will examine the underlying principles of human movement and apply them in various


sport settings, with the aim of enhancing the quality of the movements. S263 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR SPORTS AND GAMES This module introduces the pedagogy of teaching and coaching for sports. This includes the planning, execution, assessment, and evaluation of sports. Students will learn how to incorporate Character Education into sports and be aware of their coaching / teaching styles. Students of this module will also learn communication skills specific to sports and learn of ways to ensure their instructions are communicated clearly. They will learn to utilise equipment, time and space, and modify them to enhance the delivery of their lesson objectives. This module is organised into eight main parts, namely: characteristics of a good practice session, characteristics of learners, teaching styles, communication, effective coaching skills, designing practices, designing modes of assessment, and micro-teaching infused with character development of athletes. S264 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR SPORTS AND GAMES II This module covers the methodology of coaching and teaching. It looks at the theoretical frameworks of Games Concept Approach and Play Practice, covering Invasion / Territorial, Net Barrier, Striking and Fielding, Individual sports, and Target games. Students will have the opportunity to apply S261 Sports Coaching and S263 Instructional Strategies for Sports and Games modules into the practical sessions and learn to peer assess these sessions. By the end of the module, students will be able to effectively conduct a full half-hour coaching session on their own. S266 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

S300 PROJECT Students will work in groups of three to five to undertake this project module. Under the supervision of a mentor, each team will be expected to define the objectives of the project, develop a plan of action, execute the plan

S311 HUMAN MOTOR CONTROL AND DEVELOPMENT This module is a combination of theoretical and laboratory lessons which will prepare the students to assist individuals in learning and performing motor skills through movement skills and understanding the development stages / phases of fundamental skills. It aims to develop students’ competencies in understanding the processes underlying skilled performance. Students will then use the knowledge in applied settings, taking into account the individual’s differences and needs, as well as consider the validity of various assessment batteries to be used. S312 SPORTS AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY This module explores how the human body responds to physiological demands of sports and exercise. Topics covered include energy systems, cardiovascular and respiratory regulation and skeletal muscle physiology. Aspects of environmental effects on sports and exercise performance will be considered. Common assessment techniques in sports and exercise physiology will be reviewed, with practical applications used to provide the experiential learning. S313 SPORTS AND EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS This module offers an understanding of basic mechanical concepts and principles that govern human movement. The students will be immersed in activities encompassing qualitative and quantitative analysis of physical activities. Students will experience laboratory and field settings to analyse human performance using basic concepts of mechanics and anatomy. Opportunities will be presented for the application of biomechanical concepts to understand the movements by qualitative and quantitative approaches. At the end of this module, students will appreciate the factors of efficient / inefficient human performance and will be able to provide remediation of errors using safe and scientific approaches. S321 SPORTS MANAGEMENT This module exposes students to basic disciplinary knowledge in human resource management and marketing as deemed relevant to the management of sports and recreation clubs / programmes / events. Students will gain business management knowledge and skills to contextualise and relate acquired knowledge

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This module focuses on how performance analysis is used in sports to improve the performance of a skill. It covers tactical evaluation, technical evaluation, analysis of movement, and performance modelling. The scopes of the module include notational, quantitative and qualitative analysis in sports. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to use the techniques of performance analysis in coaching.

to a reasonable degree, and evaluate its outcomes. Students will also be expected to take corrective action if necessary, and prepare a technical report covering the entire project. Students should bear in mind that a premium will be placed on projects that embrace a multidisciplinary approach.

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to current challenges in the Singapore sports arena. In addition, students are provided an overview of the different career opportunities in the sports industry. S322 STRATEGIC SPORTS DEVELOPMENT This module addresses key concerns in developing strategic sports initiatives, alternative strategies and the implementation of strategic decisions in sports. Students will also gain an insight into theories in policy development for sports in and around Singapore. The module will also address the development of amateur, elite and professional sports industry locally and globally, focusing on emerging markets and target groups such as youth, women, special population and issues surrounding these segments. S331 CHALLENGE COURSE MANAGEMENT This module examines the concepts, processes and approaches in daily operation of challenge courses and using them in adventure programming as educational medium for various participants’ profiles. Topics include use of challenge course equipment, building standards of challenge courses, inspection and maintenance, and rescue. There will also be application of prior knowledge in risk management, instruction, facilitation, group management, and programming for specific client groups. The emphasis is on acquiring skills and knowledge to manage groups during challenge course activities safely and effectively as well as to support challenge course operations efficiently.

concepts. There will also be application of prior knowledge in risk management, group management and programming for specific client groups. The emphasis is on acquiring skills and values to lead and manage groups safely and effectively during adventure education and outdoor learning programmes primarily in the context of multi-day camps. S341 YOUTH HEALTH This module focuses on the health issues faced by the youth population. Students will study youth nutrition, prominent health issues in childhood and common barriers to adopting healthy lifestyles. Students will have the opportunity to design and evaluate physical activity programmes for different age groups and will develop an understanding of the role of sports and other social activities in the health of the young population. S342 ACTIVE AGEING This module focuses on the health issues faced by the ageing population. It aims to equip students with the knowledge to be able to plan and deliver programmes designed to take a proactive approach to preventive health and active ageing. Students will study nutrition for the elderly, functional lifestyles, chronic disease care, osteoporosis and falls safety, diabetes, preventive health screening, and exercise prescription. They will also learn about the methods of increasing health literacy in the ageing population. S343 CORPORATE WELLNESS

S332 EXPEDITION PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES AND MANAGEMENT This module examines the principles, concepts and approaches of leading and managing expeditions. Topics include trip planning and organisation implementation of safety procedures and administration. There will be practical application of prior knowledge and skills in coastal kayaking, group management and programming. The emphasis is on acquiring skills to efficiently and effectively support expeditions with land and sea components in tropical environments.

This module will educate students on the health issues faced by the workforce. It aims to equip them with the capability to deliver intervention programmes designed to reduce sedentary work behaviours and promote physical activity. In addition, it will address the concept of workplace safety including safety issues in physical working environments and workplace ergonomics. This practicalfocused module will require students to perform workplace health audits and plan, execute and evaluate a workplace health event. S344 WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

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This module examines the theories, concepts and approaches of leading and managing various participants and group profiles in adventure education and outdoor learning programmes. Topics include ethics, certification and accreditation, legal issues, outdoor leaders as a profession as well as leadership models, principles and

In this module, students will examine the contemporary issues that confront practitioners and professional institutions dealing with overweight and obesity. The module will create a greater awareness of the issues and help these future practitioners create strategies to address them. The topics covered include nutrition, childhood obesity, obesity in adulthood, psychopathology, health concerns related to obesity, and exercise prescription.


S352 CASE MANAGEMENT This module introduces students to the fundamental principles of case management. Students will appreciate the collaborative process to assess, plan, coordinate, implement, monitor, and evaluate services required in case management for primary and other healthcare settings. The different case management settings for wards, clinics, hospitals, and healthcare-related organisations will be explored. During the module, students will be familiarised with the content, format and management of the medical health record including the utilisation of the electronic medical record system. Quality and cost-effective outcomes in case management will also be addressed. At the end of this module, students will acquire skills in case management relevant to the Singapore context. S353 HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT This module introduces the students to a standardised approach to operations management and improvement activities in the support of overall operational efficiency and effectiveness in the hospitals, primary healthcare institutions and nursing homes in Singapore. Students will be introduced to Workplace Safety and Healthy Act (WSHA) legislation, addressing good safety habits in all individuals as well as specify liabilities for healthcare personnel at the workplace. Topics covered include operational issues (patient admission, consultancy record, inventory transaction) related to hospital / healthcare and related services, regulations on first aid, risk management, and incident reporting.

and accreditation organisations. In this module, topics covered include methods for assuring quality in process and outcome management, the significance and statistical application of measuring outcomes, identify various healthcare customers as well as review the changing trends in the provision and reimbursement of healthcare services. S362 MANAGING DEVELOPMENTAL ATHLETES AND TEAMS This module addresses issues pertaining to the role of a coach in managing developmental athletes. Students will develop an understanding of the role of a coach in competitive sports organisations such as National Sports Associations (NSAs) in developing and managing their developmental teams such as the junior and youth squads. Topics will include High Performance Management Structure in an NSA. Code of Athlete Management, Athlete Development Pathway, leading teams in international level competition, etc. S363 MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR SPORTS This module introduces students to the role of mass media in the sporting world and to equip students with the skills needed to handle the media as a coach. These skills include interviewing skills and writing press releases. Students will also learn how to develop cooperative relationships with the overall community in order to create a positive image of the athletes, programmes and sports in general, even in times of a public relations crisis. S661 PRACTICAL STUDIES: BASKETBALL

S355 FINANCING FOR HEALTHCARE This module aims to prepare students to perform the various functions of a healthcare business office from front-end to back-end operations. The students will learn the various sources of healthcare financing, means testing, types of healthcare billing, modes of claims and payment, debt management, and basic customer service. The students will also acquire practical skills such as using patient accounting IT system and conducting healthcare financial counselling for patients. S356 QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

S662 PRACTICAL STUDIES: FOOTBALL This module introduces the basic skills of football which include shooting, tackling and heading. Students will also learn the different offensive and defensive positions and skills required of a goalkeeper. S663 PRACTICAL STUDIES: BADMINTON The practical module helps students master the basic skills of badminton. It enables students to gain a multidisciplinary understanding of sports coaching, spanning both theory and practical skills. Students will acquire the knowledge, understanding and application of the basic strokes, types of shots and tactical game play.

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The module examines the relationship between healthcare quality and organisational performance management from the perspective of Joint Commission International (JCI). Students are introduced to the rationale for performance management and the role of the governing body of the healthcare organisation in ensuring compliance with the standards of regulatory

This module introduces the basic skills of basketball which include dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Students will also learn the basic offense and defensive formations used by basketball teams at the professional level.

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S664 PRACTICAL STUDIES: TABLE TENNIS

T120 UNDERSTANDING DRAMA

This module introduces the basic skills of table tennis which include the grip, basic strokes and types of service. Students will also learn the different types of competitions formats.

This module provides an introduction to various styles of Western and Asian theatre and its evolutions. It aims to equip students with the foundational skills in text analysis to better translate dramatic text from page to stage. Students will research on the different styles of theatre (naturalistic and non-naturalistic) and will be provided with an overview of the theatre crafts which includes set design, costume design, and lighting design. Through practical applications like mask making and role-playing, students will better appreciate the relationship between the text, the characters and the audience.

S665 PRACTICAL STUDIES: SWIMMING This module equips students with the basic skills of swimming and focuses on the three following strokes: Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke. It also introduces the basic Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA; English: International Swimming Federation) rules and the mechanics that influence the execution of the three swimming strokes. Students will also learn basic water survival skills. S666 PRACTICAL STUDIES: ATHLETICS This module introduces the fundamental skills of track and field athletics. This includes basic sprints, jumps, throws, race walking, distance running, and track officiating. Students will also be taught the basic skills of conceptualising, planning and organising track and field activities. S931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME The module gives students first-hand experience of the work environment. It will provide an opportunity for learning through the application of the skillsets, techniques and classroom knowledge gained to real-life situations. T105 GAME PROGRAMMING

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This module will introduce students to programming concepts such as data types, loops, decision-making, and string operations and apply them to create computer games. The core programming concepts covered can be applied across different programming languages to be used in the development of games. Students will also be introduced to the game engine framework. By the end of the module, students will be able to build a small, complete game.

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T110 MUSIC THEORY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS This module covers the fundamental concepts of music theory such as pitch, harmony, notation systems, rhythm, melody, and texture. A self-paced ear training system will provide additional tutorship for critical aural recognition skills. The instrumental skills component will provide foundational performance skills on a keyboard or selected instruments which may be used in conjunction with digital audio workstations.

T121 ARTS AND SINGAPORE SOCIETY This module introduces students to the arts within the context of the Singaporean society. It will cover various issues and topics pertinent to the development of the arts in Singapore. Topics covered will include government policies, funding, flagship arts organisations, audience development, and arts education. T122 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATRE This module provides students with an overview of the working areas related to technical theatre and the entertainment industry. Students will be introduced to areas such as production management, stage management, theatre design, and stagecraft. Some key topics covered in this module include: (1) how to create technical drawings by hand, (2) safety procedures in a performance space and (3) the operation of standard theatre equipment. This module will also prepare students for intermediate and advanced level modules in Year 2 and Year 3. T130 TOOLS FOR GAME DESIGN This foundational module helps students understand and apply tools and data formats likely to be used in any game project environment across different pipelines and workflow (e.g. prototyping, asset creations, production management, design documentation, distribution, etc.), be it digital or analogue. Example of tools can include (but not limited to): non-digital tools (paper model, dice, etc), as well as digital tools for asset creation, production and management (image editing software, audio editing software, etc). T201 CREATIVE CONCEPTS This module equips students with a conscious understanding of the manner in which creativity is generated, developed and applied. While it aims to empower students to ‘think out of the box’, it focuses


more on guiding them to understand what this creative zone they call ‘the box’ is, as well as understanding the processes in which creative thinking is carried out. As a result, students develop their creative personalities and the associated behaviour. The module is centred on the key concept that creativity is the process in which the mundane or pedestrian is transformed into the unique. T202 ART OF STORY This module covers the processes of story analysis and creation through the fundamental elements of Main Character, Quest, Obstacles, and Story Events. Through weekly lessons that require students to analyse and / or create stories, students will develop the ability to identify and explain the main elements of a story and articulate how these various elements work together to make stories more effective. By recognising what makes a written or filmed story more effective, students will be able to articulate how stories are effectively conveyed across other media platforms. Students will also learn how to create more effective stories of their own. T203 CHARACTER DESIGN This hands-on module exposes students to the process of designing believable characters with personalities that appeal to audiences across a range of story-telling media, specifically games. This module prepares students for the role of character artist and designer, and focuses on visual art development across a variety of forms such as humanoids, creatures, props, and environment. Merging the skills to conceive and execute character concepts, students will be able to translate those concepts into tangible images, across an array of digital media.

T215 MUSIC THEORY WORKSHOP This module covers a foundational knowledge of music theory. Core elements of music and its related terminology are covered in detail. The core concepts covered in this module include theories governing pitch, harmony, counterpoint, notation systems, rhythm, melody, and texture. Students relate these elements to composition, improvisation and performance. An online self-paced ear training system provides additional tutorship for critical aural recognition skills that are best taught individually over sustained periods of time. Although foundational, this module caters for a range of capabilities spanning those with no music training through to intermediate musicians. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to identify and contextualise pitch structures, harmonies, rhythmic structures, textures, and timbres. Students will also be able to relate how these aspects of sound organisation contribute to producing styles and genres in music. T217 RECORDING STUDIO FUNDAMENTALS This module introduces students to the principles of audio production in a recording studio environment. Students will gain knowledge of professional audio studio operations, digital audio workstations, music, and audio production techniques. Students will gain a practical understanding of sound recording – from capture through to delivery of the final mix – and they will develop listening skills essential for music and audio production. The module exposes students to professional workflows prevalent in the industry. Learning will take place in the context of professional industry practices and standards. Students taking this module should have previously completed T214 Sound Design.

T214 SOUND DESIGN T218 ELECTRONIC MUSIC This module teaches students to use and experiment with progressive sound generation techniques and apply unique compositional strategies. Synthesis techniques covered include modular, subtractive, frequency modulation, granular, and sampling. Students also investigate the use of performance interfaces and advanced sequencing systems to create electronic music. T219 LIVE SOUND FUNDAMENTALS This module introduces students to professional practice of ‘live’ sound reinforcement. Using a combination of theory and practical hands-on activities, the module teaches students to implement technical requirements for a live event including interpreting a technical rider and reading audio signal flow diagrams. At the end of this module, students will be able to set up, troubleshoot

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This module introduces students to the field of creative sound design. Through engagement in creative project work, students will learn about project recording studio fundamentals, location sound recording, basic sound synthesis and sampling, digital signal processing, audio signal routing, and software-based instruments. They will gain first-hand experience in operating digital audio workstations with attached peripherals like MIDI controllers and audio interfaces. Students will also be able to identify, articulate and classify sound effects, music and soundscapes for the intended target audiences during production, with consideration given to an intended creative / art direction. The range of skills acquired through this module can be applied to the production and management of sound for music, video and interactive projects.

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and operate professional audio equipment for small-scale MICE events and performing arts productions. T221 INTRODUCTION TO ARTS MANAGEMENT This module provides an overview of the performing and visual arts sectors. It highlights the role of arts administrators in various domain areas, such as arts programming and artist management. Students will gain a solid understanding in the methods, concepts, justifications, skills, working vocabulary and the knowledge necessary for working in this specialist role. They will also gain awareness of the context within which the arts exist and the function of the arts in Singapore. In addition, students will be introduced to management theories and how they are typically applied in the arts sector. T222 PRODUCTION DESIGN This module introduces the fundamental elements and principles of design, and how they apply to the creation of assets such as sets, costumes, and props. Students are guided through the different phases of a design process to gain an understanding of how sets, costumes, and props are conceptualised and created in the industry. Students will also be introduced to a variety of design tools which aid in the realisation of design ideas. The module also offers students an overview of the industry standard processes for designing assets required by theatre, ‘live’ performances and events. T223 STAGE MANAGEMENT This module prepares students with the fundamental principles and working vocabulary for managing and coordinating productions including theatrical productions, ‘live’ events, concerts, musicals, operas, variety shows, magic shows, public speeches, community events, product launches, seminar, and conferences. Students will be introduced to key roles and responsibilities of the stage management team – usually consisting of a stage manager, deputy stage manager, assistant stage manager, and crew – to ensure the seamless management of both the technical as well as human aspects of a production.

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The module introduces students to the different directorial approaches and its impact on the creative process from rehearsal to the final performance. Students will research and examine performance theories and directing techniques and how they impact the communication between actors and audience. This module focuses on both conventional and non-

conventional approaches by examining works of renowned practitioners, both international and local. In the learning of these theories and approaches, students will also explore how these are applied to the performance making process, in areas such as casting, script selection, rehearsal, production design, and talent management. Knowledge and skills acquired in this module can be applied to other disciplines such as film and entertainment sectors. T226 INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTING Students will be introduced to the various technical aspects of lighting such as the types of lighting equipment, various consoles, methods of operation, rigging, and focusing. In addition, importance of safety, like safe methods of rigging and how equipment is secured within an arts facility, will be emphasised in this module. Students will explore fundamental knowledge of the physics of light and optics, instrumentation, scale plan analysis, electrics, rigging, laser and lighting technology, and control systems for a production. T227 ARTS MARKETING This module explores the essential and integrated role of marketing, and how it contributes to the critical functions within arts organisations. Students are exposed to different strategies in promoting and marketing arts events and organisations. Through an understanding of the methods, concepts, vocabulary, and knowledge relevant to the area of arts marketing, students derive insights into how marketing plays a vital role in contributing to the success and growth of the arts industry. The module uses case studies to give students an overview of the key roles and issues pertinent to an arts manager. Every week, students explore a problem based on real case studies. Students are also exposed to experiential learning by conducting research on strategies adopted by arts organisations, attending arts performances, participating in study trips to perform, and visiting visual arts centres / spaces. T228 STAGECRAFT This module provides students with practical and theoretical competencies of the various technical aspects of staging within the theatre and “live” entertainment industries. It enables students to recognise and apply the necessary skills to install basic staging systems and to equip students with fundamental skills required for scenic design elements in theatre and ‘live’ entertainment. Through industry-based scenarios during weekly lessons, students will gain relevant knowledge in theories, practicum and skills to better understand the lighting technician requirements for a basic production.


T230 GAME STUDIES This module examines the nature of and relationship between games, play and people. The module reviews a range of historical and present day game forms and examines their influence on key emerging industry trends, as well as cultural impact. The module develops students’ ability to use industry vocabulary to discuss games and ‘play’ in a practical manner. This module focuses on high-level game analysis with frameworks like Mechanics Dynamics Aesthetics (MDA) and Actions Gameplay Experience (AGE). Students will gain first-hand experience in the analysis of video games as a means of informing them on how to design their innovative play experiences. T231 ANALOGUE GAME THEORY The module focuses on exploring the human experience of play and formal game theory, through practical design and prototyping of non-digital games without the constraints of technology. T232 VISUAL SCRIPTING FOR DESIGNERS This is a practical module that introduces to nonprogrammers what designers use to prototype and build whole games with – visual scripting. This means using flow graphs, drag-and-drop and point-and-click interfaces on software tools that show quick results. Students will learn visual scripting in a practical and fun manner that encourages learning of relevant and adaptable logical / systematic / algorithmic thinking and programming concepts for industry. Students will also learn to rapidly prototype and build games (iteratively) without coding.

techniques and skills in the documentation, description, analysis, and interpretation of human activities and artefacts. The module involves context-focused fieldwork as well as theoretical studies to encourage thinking about design and communication relating to socio-cultural interactions. T242 INTERACTION DESIGN This module is an introduction to various aspects of interface, ergonomics, usability, the notion of ‘affordance’ (Don Norman et al.), abstraction, the importance of reverse engineering, and proof of concept. It aims to examine both the simple and complex, dynamic and sometimes hidden relationship between people and the products and services they use. The module will explore various user-centred approaches in the theory, practice and methodology of interaction designs and related studies (e.g. user-experience design, userinterface design, service design etc). It hopes to cultivate awareness and understanding of user experiences through analyses of individual / group needs and wants, balanced against industry / business-oriented goals, ecological issues and the technical / technological capabilities of various design disciplines. T245 TOOLS FOR INTERACTION DESIGN This module introduces students to tools for interaction design, complementing the concepts and principles covered in T242 Interaction Design. Students will learn to do paper prototyping, digital prototyping, physical prototyping, data visualisation, and model making using a selection of low and high fidelity materials and methods. T252 FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN

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T241 ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES This module is an introduction to the study of humankind. It helps students gain a better understanding of people as individuals and masses through observing their everyday behaviours in human societies and cultures. The module aims to lay down a foundation for developing research

This module provides students an understanding of the basic principles of design through discussion, observation, analysis, and practice. The goal is to help students develop the ability to discern, appreciate and critique the use of these principles in the works of others, as well as to develop a better process for using these principles in works of their own. T255 VISUAL STORYTELLING This module looks at various theories and techniques of telling stories visually, with the goal of enabling students to create effective visual sequences of their own. Storyboarding and video editing are covered extensively, and through analysis, discussion and practice, students will develop the ability to create, select and place images in sequence so as to maximise the dramatic effect of a work.

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Students will learn to create a believable 3D-world experience through environment aesthetics with playable, well-paced levels within a game production pipeline. Hands-on design and problem solving will cover topics such as research, design, planning, layout, mapping, and creating environmental assets that suit the context of a particular theme, story and player experience. Students will also acquire architectural concepts and deploy relevant techniques and practices related to level editing and game-assets creation.

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T256 COLOUR AND TYPOGRAPHY This preparatory module equips students with the fundamentals of design in the aspects of colour and typography. Students will acquire knowledge in relation to the selection of colour and typefaces, type as a design element, colour mixing / blending, layout (including the grid system), tonality and limitations of colour, and type usage in various media such as print and digital. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to apply the skills in visual design, web and video production to create works that has visual coherence and aesthetic appeal. T257 SINGLE-CAMERA PRODUCTION This module introduces students to single-camera setup, preparation and working within the context of singlecamera video production. Students will acquire basic production tools and techniques through experiential learning. The goal of this module is to familiarise students with the capabilities and limitations of single-camera setup, processes commonly used in capturing and creating digital material for use in visual storytelling, with a focus on the elements of image, sound and light. The module will also include post-production editing process, analysing how shots are assembled into their final order to create story continuity.

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This module introduces students to the platforms and technologies used to engage the current generation of Internet, mobile and social media audiences. Students will understand how characteristics of each platform such as screen size, interactivity and connectivity, can influence the content. Techniques for evaluating and improving audience engagement will be covered. Students should have a pre-requisite of basic web design, programming and HTML. Topics covered include tracking and analysing website users, viral videos and internet memes, basics of branding and A / B testing (also called split testing), differences between traditional and emerging media, differences between websites, mobile and social media, setting up an internet video channel, setting up live streaming broadcasts, using HTML5 to create web applications, re-purposing content for multiple screens, creating native apps for iOS and Android, and basic analytics for evaluating user experience.

of simultaneous ‘live’ recording of a scene that employs multiple angles and different types of shots. T260 INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT This module introduces students to basic web design using HTML editing software such as Dreamweaver. Students will learn how to design and build accessible / user-friendly websites by applying usability guidelines and design principles related to visual aesthetics. This module aims to provide an understanding of the basic principles of design through discussion, observation, analysis, and practice. The goal is to help students develop the ability to discern, appreciate and critique the use of these principles in the works of others, as well as to develop a better process for using these principles in works of their own. T262 INTRODUCTION TO USER EXPERIENCE Students will be introduced to the ‘user experience’ design discipline, the design thinking methodology and user behaviour models. Real-world industry contexts are provided via user experience case studies which are analysed. Students will be challenged to incorporate design-thinking methods and tools such as the use of storytelling and persona in their design process. The module will see students involved in a series of design projects that test their design competencies and their ability to apply user behaviour models to their works. T274 DRAWING This module covers the fundamentals of drawing: line work, shading, perspective, and point of view. Through observation, life studies, field work, and extensive hands-on practice, students will develop the ability to see and render the human form, objects, architecture, and nature, enabling them to express ideas in visual form with confidence and clarity. Emphasis will be on the development of observational and rendering skills ‒ improving the ability to see well (and to draw accurately), to correctly render basic geometric shapes (both flat and with volume), to see that nearly all objects can be rendered using these basic shapes in one form or another, to draw objects (including the human forms) and scenes with confidence, and to re-draw their own existing scenes / renderings from various perspectives and points-of-view relatively quickly, all without the aid of a ruler.

T259 MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTION T275 ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS FOR THEATRE This module introduces students to multi-camera setup in the studio environment. Students will acquire basic production skills and techniques through experiential learning. The goal of this module is to familiarise students with the complexity and challenges of multi-camera production. Students will be introduced to the concept

The module covers the fundamental skills required to calculate power loads, install, maintain, and troubleshoot basic systems for theatre and ‘live’ entertainment, specifically sound, light and vision. Through weekly lessons that require students to analyse


industry-based scenarios, it develops relevant knowledge in theories, practicum and skills applicable to a basic production.

used to communicate effectively, and in turn become more confident in using these various elements to express their own artistic points of view with imagination and creativity.

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This module equips students with the use of user research as well as hands-on skills to support portfolio development and final year project. It is the combination of user research and other modules but is presented in project basis. Students will be exposed to design competitions and design projects where they will apply the research methods to analyse the design problem and propose the final design solution. They will be led through the design process and learn about design strategies and management. T283 ERGONOMICS Students will study the design aspect of system, equipment or device to evaluate whether it fits the human physical and cognitive abilities. Students will be introduced to many disciplines that are concerned in ergonomics like anthropometry, biomechanics, information design, physiology, and psychology. Methods used to evaluate human factors and ergonomics include focus group, prototyping, surveys, questionnaires, task analysis, and cognitive walkthrough. T300 PROJECT In this academic module, which takes place in the final year of the diploma, students will work in teams of three to five to produce a large-scale project that is based upon an actual industry client brief (or for entry into competition). Each project team is supervised by a staff member who is well-versed in the related field, and who will guide and encourage the team to create a work that meets (or exceeds) the current industry standard. This Final Year Project is an opportunity for each student to showcase the knowledge and skills acquired over the course of studies and it serves as an important cornerstone in the individual student’s final portfolio. T302 GRAPHIC DESIGN

T311 INSTRUMENT DESIGN This module introduces students to the field of organology to stimulate students to design, modify and build their own musical instruments. By reviewing ways in which sound production techniques have influenced musical practices and styles, students analyse the role of technology in sonic art-making process. Students will be introduced to instruments from a variety of cultures and learn to classify them in terms of their sound generation methods. Practices and styles are analysed in relation to instrument design. Students will then build and design their own musical instruments in preparation for a performance that takes place at the end of the semester. T313 SONIC ART STUDIO This module prepares students to apply both technical and artistic skillsets when working in the industry. Students are supplied with authentic industry briefs that require them to conduct fieldwork, meet clients, produce audio content, design and install sound systems, and propose solutions to issues the clients may be facing. An example of such a brief would be to create a Muzak album or design a sound system for an entertainment or lifestyle venue. The module also motivates students to consider and compare career pathways between operating as a creative professional and developing as a practitioner. T315 MUSIC COMPOSITION This module probes students to question their reasons for composing music and in doing so, define compositional practices that can be applied to a wide variety of sonic art. Students will experience the process of composition from notation to execution and to reception, and question

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This module looks at the ways design affects how we think, feel and respond to the world. Through exploration, analysis, discussion and practice, students will understand how design works to shape one’s perceptions and how it can be used to effectively entertain, persuade and affect human behaviour. Students will also look at how human nature plays a role in design and will develop a personal approach for creating design work that is meaningful and effective. Through the module, students will become aware of the elements of design and how they can be

This module explores concepts of persuasion in relation to creativity. Whether the intention is to sell a product / idea or to produce a piece of creative expression that is clear and meaningful, an understanding of these concepts is essential to creating an effective piece of work. This module seeks to explore, analyse and ultimately understand the nature of persuasion in a way that is useful for the improvement of one’s creative process and output, looking at human behaviour, the influence of culture, the use of language and imagery, the difference between emotional and intellectual appeal, the balance of the artist’s vision with the desires of the audience, and ways in which these can be managed to produce more effective and personally meaningful works.

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this process in terms of aesthetics and communication. A variety of compositional processes are introduced including generative, stochastic, probability, chance, aleatory, and through-composed (both notated and graphic). Modern studio based scoring and sequencing technologies form the context for this module. Students will develop compositional styles and refine their methods and techniques as they compose works which will be performed at the end of the semester. T316 SOUND FOR MEDIA AND FOLEY ARTS This module introduces students to conceptual, aesthetic and philosophical approaches to audio production for film, games and other forms of visual media. The module covers practical industry skills including Foley for picture, location sound recording and audio post production. Students are provided with opportunities to hone their audio production skills and develop a greater appreciation for the role that sound plays in visual media. T319 ADVANCED RECORDING STUDIO TECHNIQUES This module covers advanced audio editing techniques, signal processing, surround mixing, and various transmission and delivery formats. Students will further develop practical skills in recording studio techniques and deepen their knowledge of the hardware and software commonly used in creative production. Students will extend their understanding of the approaches and aesthetics underpinning creative music and sound production. T322 LIGHTING DESIGN The module covers the fundamental skills required to design lighting for theatre and ‘live’ entertainment, from lighting systems to lighting designs. Through weekly lessons that require students to analyse industrybased scenarios, it develops relevant knowledge in theories, practicum and skills applicable to design for a basic production.

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The module covers the fundamental skills required to manage live events and performances, from budgeting to scheduling and understanding contracts. Through weekly lessons that require students to analyse industry-based scenarios, it develops relevant knowledge in theories, practicum and skills applicable with and to the design and the management of all areas for production in theatre and other associated creative industries. T326 ARTS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT The module aims to cultivate students’ understanding

and appreciation in three key areas: 1) the rationale behind investments in arts infrastructures, 2) the different aspects of arts facilities management (which include venue hire, events operations, front of house, box office, programming, marketing, building and security, production management, curatorial, conservation and archives) and 3) the policies and financial implications involved in managing an arts facility. Throughout the module, there will be coverage of local and international perspectives and practical work involving in-class scenario simulations, role plays and field trips to arts facilities in Singapore. This will ensure that there is an understanding of how concepts learnt in class can be applied in the real world. T329 THEATRE PRODUCTION PRACTICUM This module teaches students the industry-standard processes in staging a production, from conceptualisation to the final show. They will be expected to use appropriate theatre vocabulary and be able to explain the reasons behind theatre practices. At the end of the module, students will deliver a small production in a theatre space. Students will learn about the different roles and responsibilities needed in a theatre production and after learning the basics of each role, they will specialise in a role which is suited to their strengths and career aspirations. Through this experience, students will learn in detail what goes on behind the scenes in a theatre production and will be equipped to respond to common challenges faced by local theatre companies. T331 GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP This is a practical module in which each lesson poses design challenges to student teams by requiring them to build digital game prototypes. The challenges require students to apply game design principles to create compelling player experiences with digital media. In order to complete design challenges, students will have to consider space, time, user and play experiences, graphical user interface, aesthetics, sound design, form, and genres. Through activities in this module, students will gain practical skills such as critical design thinking, ideation, rapid prototyping, play-testing, balancing, and documentation. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to design and develop games according to a methodical production practice. T333 GAME PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT This module helps students learn and understand game production and management practices and business in relation to a team project that they are expected to complete from concept pitch to polish and release. The scope of learning will cover a range of principles and skills such as production pipeline, methodology, management, quality testing, documentation, packaging, distribution,


business ideation, marketing, intellectual property protection, unique value propositions, market analysis, competitive advantage, business models, contracts etc. At the end of the module, students will appreciate how game design affects production which in turn affects the business, and how this relationship can be managed. Students will produce a small game, write a game design document, as well as write and pitch their own business proposal. The module is useful for aspiring game designers, producers and studio-owner entrepreneurs. T335 GAME SYSTEMS AND SIMULATION This module covers the integral parts of the game production process that determine the behaviour, rules, balance, and systems of games. Game systems and simulations are essential not only to entertainment based games, but are also integral to serious games such as games used in education and training. Students will explore variables and elements that comprise a game system such as physics, randomness and behaviour – to understand how they interact with each other in a game. Students produce complex game systems by creating digital simulations that imitate real-life behaviours and events such as natural phenomenon and artificial intelligence. T345 PLAY EXPERIENCE DESIGN This module further develops the discipline of interaction design in relation to anthropology of play (David F. Lancy), playful experiences in socio-cultural contexts, evolution of games and gaming (considering core mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics), various notions of fun (Marc LeBlanc), the idea of stickiness (Malcolm Gladwell), designing for Homo Luden (Johan Huizinga, Bill Gaver), and how play shapes our ability to innovate, problemsolve and be resilient (Stuart Brown). The module will provide experiential learning to apply these principles to areas of information architecture, tangible interaction, service, and spatial design. T352 WRITING FOR SCREEN

T354 ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN This module builds knowledge of design fundamentals to strengthen students’ ability to produce meaningful and powerful design works while adhering to industry practices. Through a series of real-life, practical assignments, students use their creativity to communicate ideas and concepts in both print and digital media. The module places a strong focus on using design to persuade audiences. Weekly exercises help students develop a strong understanding of the processes involved in creating compelling designs. Students gain experience in the utilisation of both traditional and digital tools and techniques to develop creative responses to design briefs. By the end of the module, students will have the expertise to practice design at a professional level and be sensitive to producing to the needs of a client and the intended target audience. T357 ADVANCED SINGLE-CAMERA PRODUCTION This module exposes students to techniques that are important for realising modern styles and treatments for the Internet, mobile and social media platforms e.g. short films, advertisements, documentaries, information graphics, etc. Students should have a pre-requisite of basic storytelling, scriptwriting and basic single-camera techniques for cinematography, production and editing. Students will shoot their own videos and edit them in After Effects. T358 POST PRODUCTION AND MOTION GRAPHICS This module examines cutting-edge techniques for shaping, crafting and enhancing storytelling through the manipulation of moving and still images, texts and sounds. Using a combination of workshops and practical assignments, students are taught the theoretical aspects of post-production work, as well as the necessary practical skills for creating effective narratives in various video formats. Topics include editing styles for different genres and types of video productions, creating impactful motion graphics and learning how to package videos in a manner that communicates a particular idea and concept effectively. Students will also learn the ins and outs of video editing, audio post, colour correction and motion graphics using industry-standard software. Through analysis, practice and application, they will develop the ability to maximise the potential of the stories they tell through the medium of video.

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This module builds on students’ understanding of the basic principles of story to create complete, compelling narratives through the manipulation of sight and sound. Employing a blend of seminar style and e-learning pedagogies / approaches, the module will leverage the guidance of lecturers with screenwriting experience to help students practice crafting visual narratives in the proper script formats. By the end of this module, students will be equipped to write production ready screenplays and scripts confidently and competently. Through various exercises, students will also learn the different requirements of writing visually in both the fiction and non-fiction arenas, while incorporating advanced narrative

techniques. They will also come to understand the rules and conventions of writing for different screen formats, from short films and commercials to web videos and TV shows.

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T359 ADVANCED MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTION This module focuses on the conceptualisation and realisation of creative content in a studio environment using multi-camera setup. The creative emphasis of the module is on discovery and experimentation, taking into account the space within which the production is made and experienced and using a variety of technology and human ingenuity to overcome challenges of coordination and control. The goal is to equip students with the tenacity to create screen-based experiences that are both imaginative and engaging, whether the story / event is broadcasted ‘live’ or recorded. T364 PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR LIVE SOUND

representations, and to evaluate and critique their own works. This is done through classroom discussions and individual works. T382 INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE This module introduces students to information architecture as the core of communications – whether its form is physical (e.g. a book), or digital (e.g. a website). Students will look at how information is organised, labelled and designed, and also the navigation structure that makes it possible for users to find information. This module enables students to gain an understanding of how people create, display and use information so that systems can be designed for better usability and navigation. T383 USER INTERFACE DESIGN

This module develops students’ capabilities in the management of medium and large-scale ‘live’ sound set-ups, ‘live’ broadcast events and multi-track recordings during ‘live’ events. Students learn how to operate professional audio engineering equipment and software required to deliver high-quality sound reinforcement to audiences. At the end of this module, students will be able to achieve professional results by planning, configuring and operating audio systems including both digital and analogue large-format mixing desks.

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This module guides students on how to curate and maintain a professional creative portfolio. It is a four modular credit module that spans two semesters. In the first semester, students are assigned to a supervisor who provides counsel on suitable career paths and skills development and work experience strategies. Students then produce a curriculum vitae and basic portfolio. In the second semester, students continue to refine both their career aspirations and build their portfolios. Students also learn why a professional portfolio is necessary for seeking employment in the creative industries and how professionals use portfolios to document their professional development as they amass work experience. Students gain first-hand experience in using their portfolio to land a job interview. Upon completion of the module, students will be able to articulate why a professional portfolio is a career-length skill that requires regular maintenance – even by seasoned professionals. T381 DATA VISUALISATION This module introduces students to visual representations of complex information that meets human perception where viewers can visualise and understand the information clearly and easily. Students will gain practical experience to create informative, accurate and aesthetically pleasing information graphics and interactive

In this module, students will learn how to apply core techniques to digital interface projects for the web, mobile and tablet. They will explore processes and tools as well as the ergonomics, experience design and technology basics related to user interface design. The studio aims to develop the student’s conceptual design abilities together with their technical skills, within the framework of a highly creative, research-based and human-centred design process. Students will be expected to apply interaction design concepts to their projects and follow a designoriented approach through experimentation and iterative prototyping. T384 USABILITY This module equips students with the conceptual and practical understanding of usability principles, methods and techniques in the design of useful and usable interactive devices, services and systems. Students will apply the learning to gain hands-on exposure in conducting usability studies. This is done through classroom discussions and small team project involving design, prototyping and evaluation. T385 SPATIAL DESIGN Students will learn about key theories, concepts and applications in designing residential and partially commercial spaces. This will enable them to perceive and propose strategies and concepts to conceptualise design problems relating to spatial design. This is done through research in design context, space planning, circulation, and accessibility. T386 3D PROTOTYPING AND MATERIALS This module enables students to learn 3D visualisation software and the use of 3D printing as a rapid prototyping tool. Students will also learn about building materials


and finishes including its application, installation and maintenance. This is done through research, field trips and working with building material suppliers and manufacturers. Students will be able to prepare material board presentation. T387 CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND PROCESSES Students will learn about key concepts and applications in construction details and materials, structures and system components and the provision of construction drawings. This is done through research and construction site visits and observations. T388 URBAN ENVIRONMENT Students will examine the interaction that takes place in buildings or the urban built-up environment. Students will be introduced to four key areas of urban studies: Time (future dynamics), System (cycles and systems), Efficiency (efficient building), and Process Practice. The green challenge is to think interaction in terms of “minimum use of material and energy”, “careful planning over longer periods of time”, “reduce the environmental impact of (a) major human activity called building” (Smart Architecture, Rotterdam 2003). Students will learn about way-finding, place-making and community-based design and tackle issues like sustainability and liveability. Students will explore their ideas using physical and digital prototyping to demonstrate their findings. T601 ARTS HISTORY

T610 CONTEMPORARY AND WORLD MUSIC APPRECIATION This module provides students with the opportunity to explore world music styles and genres by investigating social, cultural, political, and technological issues related to the origins of a wide range of works and their authors. Students will learn to appreciate how and why such a wide variety of styles of music have emerged and how these styles are linked to culture, geography and history. T620 FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGEMENT This module introduces students to the various aspects of Front of House (FOH) operations including ushering and box office management. It will be delivered through short lectures and practical training, where students will undertake FOH duties at The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC) and other theatre venues. T621 DRAFTING FOR PRODUCTIONS This module teaches students to draft technical drawings for theatre and events. Students will be taught how to convert technical hand drawings – including floor plans, set drawings and lighting plans – to a digital format through the use of CAD, or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software. Students will learn to produce works which comply with industry drafting standards set by the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT). By the end of the module, students will be able to generate industry-standard CAD documentation for performances and events. T640 SERVICE DESIGN This module introduces students to the various tools and processes used in service design. Service design is a new, complex field developed for organisations to deliver superior service to its target customers. The interdisciplinary approach of this module examines two components: 1) how an organisation engages its customers and 2) what programmes and facilities are designed to meet the customers’ needs and wants. T641 PHYSICAL COMPUTING

T602 CREATIVE ENTERPRISE This module introduces students to entrepreneurial skills and their application within the context of the creative industries. Through a study of topics ranging from funding and the writing of a business proposal, to developing a

Students will learn physical computing tools like Arduino and Makey Makey, as well as basic programming using Processing and Scratch. This module will help students to design and create their own projects in interactive environment, interactive media and art installations.

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Arts History provides a broad overview of the historical development of arts with an emphasis on Western art movements, and links this overview to the development and production of creative works today. The module provides a platform for exploring, in a socio-historical setting, the role of the arts, and the motivations or impetus for their creation and use. At the end of the module, students will be able to recognise canonical artworks and describe the origins and characteristics of various Western art movements. They will be able to draw meaningful inspirations from the art movements to refine and grow their own creative practice. The module will also encourage students to develop a personal value system within which they will be able to engage, speak about and appreciate art. They will know how to refer to their value system to evaluate their own works, as well as works produced by their peers.

pitch and intellectual property rights, students will have acquired fundamental abilities that will enable them to face creative enterprise challenges as an aspiring professional.

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T650 MEDIA FORMATS AND GENRES This module gives students an overview of the print, broadcast and web-based mediums, including their development and evolution, their socio-cultural impact and the rules and conventions that determine how content is created and packaged. The module provides a platform for exploring the various factors, considerations and forces that impact the way content is shaped for each respective medium. At the end of this module, students will be able to draw upon meaningful inspirations and use them to refine and grow their creative practice. The module will motivate students to develop a personal value system, within which to engage and analyse the media and the content created therein. This will inform each student’s creative practice, which will evolve over the course of their careers. Students will learn to refer to a personal aesthetic and creative value system to evaluate their own works as well as works produced by their peers. T651 PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES This is a foundation module that introduces students to the skills and tools required to capture artistic and creative digital images. The module focuses primarily on foundational principles, techniques and aesthetics of digital still camera photography. The module introduces students to the basics of visual composition, framing and lighting, and the technical skills that underpin the visual aspects of the moving image. At the end of the module, students will be able to manipulate elements of photographic techniques such as exposure and framing and apply this knowledge to produce effective lighting and more creative compositions. Ultimately, students will be able to create the required aesthetics for the images they are capturing. This module is specially designed to complement T257 Single-Camera Production. T931 INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAMME

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Students will gain real-world industry experience through this module. It will facilitate workplace learning through the application of knowledge, abilities and skills from the classrooms to be applied to current problems and issues.

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Student Admissions RP-Admissions-Office@rp.edu.sg

School of Infocomm Help-SOI@rp.edu.sg

Finance Matters

School of Management and Communication

Help-SchoolFee@rp.edu.sg

Help-SMC@rp.edu.sg School of Sports, Health and Leisure Help-SHL@rp.edu.sg School of Technology for the Arts Help-STA@rp.edu.sg Academy for Continuing Education @ RP ACE-Help@rp.edu.sg Centre for Educational Development

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Getting To RP REPUBLIC HOSPITALITY CENTRE (RHC)

9 Woodlands Avenue 9 Singapore 738964

CAMPUS HEIGHTS CHILD CARE CENTRE

THE ARCH (AEROSPACE HUB)

NORTH FOOD COURT AQUARIA

SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM (SOI) LEVEL 7

SCHOOL OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND LEISURE (SHL) LEVEL 7

SCHOOL OF INFOCOMM (SOI) LEVEL 8

RPIC

SIT@RP BUILDING

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE (SAS) LEVEL 7

LAWN FOOD COURT @ LEVEL 3

CAFE

ACEL LAB

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE (SAS) LEVEL 7

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY (SOH) LEVEL 8

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION (SMC) LEVEL 7

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION (SMC) LEVEL 8

SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS (STA) LEVEL 7 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (SEG) LEVEL 7

CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CED) LEVEL 4 & 5

SOUTH FOOD COURT

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (SEG) LEVEL 7

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BUS STOP INFORMATION Bus Stop A: 169, 902* Bus Stop B: 169, 911 Bus Stop C: 903 *902 operates from 7:30am to 10:00am on weekdays except for public holidays and school vacations.

HOW TO GET TO RP Nearest MRT Station: Woodlands

By car / taxi: • PIE (Jurong) Exit onto BKE (Woodlands) (Exit 24) • BKE Exit onto SLE (Exit 8) • SLE Exit via Woodlands Ave 2 (Exit 10) Bus drop-off points


Courses @ RP School of Applied Science

School of Infocomm

Diploma in R14 Biomedical Sciences R16 Biotechnology R29 Environmental Science R53 Marine Science and Aquaculture R17 Materials Science R22 Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diploma in R18 Business Applications R13 Business Information Systems R55 Infocomm Security Management R12 Information Technology R31 Interactive and Digital Media R47 Mobile Software Development

School of Engineering

School of Management and Communication

R42 Common Engineering Programme Diploma in R20 Aerospace Avionics R40 Aerospace Engineering R39 Aviation Management R50 Electrical and Electronic Engineering R56 Engineering Design with Business R54 Engineering Systems and Management R41 Green Building Energy Management R11 Industrial and Operations Management R21 Supply Chain Management

School of Hospitality Diploma in R34 Customer Experience Management with Business R37 Hotel and Hospitality Management R28 Integrated Events Management R46 Restaurant and Culinary Operations R44 Wellness and Hospitality Business (Formerly known as Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management)

Diploma in R48 Consumer Behaviour and Research R52 Human Resource Management with Psychology R32 Mass Communication R51 Social Enterprise Management

School of Sports, Health and Leisure Diploma in R43 Health Management and Promotion R45 Health Services Management R33 Outdoor and Adventure Learning R26 Sports and Exercise Sciences R27 Sports and Leisure Management R49 Sports Coaching

School of Technology for the Arts

PROSPECTUS 2018 | COURSES @ RP

Diploma in R25 Arts and Theatre Management R36 Design for User Experience R35 Game Design R19 Media Production and Design R24 Sonic Arts

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