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The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) is a one-year programme that caters to the top Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) students with a practice-oriented curriculum taught by polytechnic lecturers, to better prepare them for entry into the relevant Polytechnic Diploma courses.

PFP students are given provisional places in diploma programmes, subject to them passing all modules in the one-year PFP. The requirement to pass all modules ensures that students continue to work hard during their PFP year and are well prepared for polytechnic studies.

The programme will begin in April every year.

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Programme Curriculum

Our courses are grouped into three domain clusters in NP's Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP); namely Science, Tec​hnology and Non-Science & Technology.

NP domain clusters in Science and Technology admit students from NP courses under the PFP Group 1.

NP domain cluster in non-Science & Technology mainly admit students from NP courses under the PFP Group 2. This is with the exception of the courses under School of Design & Environment, belonging to PFP Group 1.​

During the Programme, you will undertake academic modules such as English, Mathematics and domain-specific cluster modules and non-academic modules such as life skills, general education and national education. These are taught over 30 weeks.​​

The curriculum structure for the three​ domain clusters is shown in the table below.



Science

School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology
Semester 1
Intro to Life Science

Fundamentals of Digital Skills

Semester 2
Principles of Chemistry

Fundamentals of Biology




School of   Health Sciences
Semester 1
Intro to Lif​e Science

Fundamentals of Digital Skills

Semester 2
Principles of Chemistry

Fundamentals of Biology



Technology

School of Engineering



School of InfoComm Technology
Courses
PFP Group
Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (N94)
1
1
Semester 1
Essential Physics

Fundamentals of Digital Skills

Semester 2
Fundamentals of Computing

Foundation in System Design



Non-Science & Technology

School of Design & Environment
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Intro to Mass Media

Semester 2
Understanding Human Behaviour

Fundamentals of Digital Skills




School of Business & Accountancy
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Intro to Mass Media

Semester 2
Understanding Human Behaviour

Fundamentals of Digital Skills




School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Intro to Mass Media

Semester 2
Understanding Human Behaviour

Fundamentals of Digital Skills

*In order to be ​granted teacher certification status ​to teach up to Kindergarten levels by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), new teachers must have a minimum of a B4 grade for GCE O-Levels English as a First Language (EL1) or equivalent.​

PFP Students will be granted conditional certification to teach up to Kindergarten levels upon graduation and have two years from the point of teacher certification to obtain at least a B4 (GCE O-levels EL1) or an English Language Acceptable Alternative. Otherwise, students will be certified to teach up to Nursery Levels after the two-year conditional certification.



School of Film & Media Studies
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Intro to Mass Media

Semester 2
Understanding Human Behaviour​

Fundamentals of Digital Skills



​Common Modules

Courses
Semester 1
Bridging English I

Mathematics Fundamentals I

Personal Development

Sports and Fitness I

Semester 2
Bridging English II

Mathematics Fundamentals II

Culture and the Community

Sports and Fitness II

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Tuition Fees

The annual tuition fees are illustrated in the table below:


NationalityPFP Tuition Fees per student
FY2021FY2020​
Singapore Citizen (SC)S$340S$340
Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)S$2,750S$2,750
International Student (IS)S$10,340+S$10,200+

Other fees include Examination Fee*, Miscellaneous Fee, Insurance Fee, Sports Fee and Students'Union Fee.

Note:

+ Fees for IS include GST. The Government will continue to absorb the GST on fees payable by SC and SPR.

* Applicable to IS and SPR.​

Financial Assistance and Award

Various forms of financial support are available to our students to finance their tuition fees. Please click on the respective Financial Assistance and Award for details.

Ngee Ann PFP Study Award

Cash Award of S$340

Diploma Foundation Programme (DFP) Bursary ​

Cash Award of S$970

Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA) Scheme​

Students can use PSEA to pay their tuition fee​

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