SYNOPSES

SYNOPSES

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SYNOPSES

BA001B
Entrepreneurship
Introduces students to the process of business
ideas generation and gives them a basic
understanding of marketing and finance
fundamentals. Students are expected to
integrate the knowledge learned through
their business projects.

BA001Z
Electronic Business Project
Aims to apply in an integrative manner, the
technical and business knowledge and skills
learned in the Diploma in Business Information
Technology (E Business Management Option)
to plan, develop or upgrade an e-business
application from its inception to the
implementation.

BA002A
Backpacking, the Fine Art of Travel
by Roughing It Out
Provides the tips and tricks, let you know the
ins and outs, understand the ups and downs
of the best way, and some say ... ... the only
way to travel: BACKPACKING! Expect to find
out the most economical way to travel the
world on a tight budget. Also the pitfalls to
watch out for on the road. Don’t get swindled
and be safe doing the wildest things!

BA002B
Financial Management
for Engineers
Provides students with an understanding of
the fundamentals of financial management.
The module explains the role of the financial
manager in a business organisation. It
introduces basic financial tools and techniques
such as financial analysis and planning, cash
management, time value of money and
capital budgeting.

BA003B
Essentials of Marketing
Provides students with an understanding
of the basic concepts and practices of
marketing. Students will learn the elements of
the marketing mix and how these elements
can be blended to produce an effective
marketing strategy.

BA004B
Network Marketing
Introduces students to the concepts and
principles of network marketing and provides
them with an understanding of the successful
strategies of a network marketer.

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BA005B
Introduction to 
Organisational Behaviour

BA013B
Know Your Rights

Provides students with the opportunity to
discover their personalities and what jobs
will suit them. They will also appreciate the
fun and benefits of working in teams. Other
topics include: motivation, communication,
interpersonal skills and change management.

Introduces students to the legal knowledge
they will need in situations they are likely
to find themselves in. The module will help
students understand their individual legal
rights as a Consumer, an Employee, a Road
user, a Spouse and a Child. The module
will also provide a brief introduction to an
individual’s rights in a criminal case.

BA006B
Introduction to Human
Resource Practices

BA014B
Charting for Financial Markets

Provides students with an understanding
of the human resource functions in an
organisation. Key topics include human
resource development, recruitment and
selection, performance appraisal and the
Employment Act.

BA007B
Introduction to Principles
of Management
Provides insights on how companies are being
managed. Students will gain an understanding
of the basic management functions such as
planning, organising, leading and controlling.
Other related topics such as corporate
culture, organisation environment and
decision- making are also included.

BA009B
Essentials of Supply
Chain Management
Introduces the concept, criticalities and
challenges of supply chain management
(SCM). It will cover the theoretical
principles underlying key supply chain
processes, including distribution, sourcing,
transportation, demand management, reverse
logistics and supply chain outsourcing, and
also provide some insights into how these
principles are applied in real world situations.
Students will also understand the role of
information technology in SCM and how Ebusiness will impact the future of SCM.

BA012B
Personal Financial Planning
Introduces students to the principles and
current practices of personal financial
planning. It provides an overview of credit
management, investment planning, insurance
planning and retirement planning. It will also
introduce the students to the use of financial
planning tools like personal balance sheet and
cash flow statements.

Introduces basic concepts in technical analysis
such as price action, chart techniques and
technical indicators to forecast market trends.
Additional coverage will be given to timing
tools to equip students with knowledge
of timing in trading. Emphasis will be on
application of charting tools on actual markets
with the use of trading software.

BA015B
Understanding Cross
Cultural Differences
Introduces non-business students to the
concept of the multi-cultural workplace. In
the global marketplace, engineers from all
disciplines often have to deal with suppliers,
customers, subordinates, associates and
management staff from different countries
and cultures. Some practical knowledge of the
different aspects of culture and how to adapt
to such differences would be valuable for
those working in cross-cultural environments
especially in the areas of communication
and motivation.

BA016B
Etiquette &
Professional Image
Introduces students to social skills which
include conversation skills, how to make
proper introductions and table manners.
They will also be given guidance on proper
behaviour in various situations at work.
The module also includes a component on
“professional image” which will help students
develop and project an appropriate image.

BA0042
Principles of Accounting I
Provides students with an understanding
of the basic concepts and principles of
accounting. Significant areas are the double
entry concept, accounting process, special
journals, subsidiary ledgers and control
accounts, and the financial statements of
merchandising businesses.

SYNOPSES

BA0043
Principles of Accounting II

BA0049
Statistical Applications for Business

BA0059
Business Law II

Provides students with an understanding
of the control and accounting for cash,
inventories and fixed assets. Introductory
accounting on goods and services tax,
partnership and fundamental accounting
principles underlying accounting practices will
also be included.

Introduces students to the use and application
of statistical methods for the analysis of
business problems. Topics covered include
estimation, hypotheses testing, chi-square,
analysis of variance, linear regression and
correlation and index numbers. Statistical
software and computer-based learning (CBL)
packages are also introduced.

Focuses on the legal aspects of the
more common commercial transactions
namely agency and cheques. Intellectual
property rights and the legal aspects of  
business organisations will also be covered.

BA0044
Microeconomics
Provides students with an understanding
of basic microeconomic concepts that are
needed in the decision-making processes
of firms. Topics covered include resource
allocation, demand and supply, price
determination and market structure.

BA0045
Macroeconomics
Introduces students to basic macroeconomic
concepts and applications and enables
them to have a better understanding of
the larger economic environment. Topics
covered include national income and income
determination, employment, inflation, money
and international trade.

BA0046
Principles of Management
Provides students with an understanding of
the basic management functions, namely,
planning, organising and controlling. Other
related topics such as corporate culture
and environment, decision-making and
management of change are also included.

BA0047
Organisational Behaviour
Provides students with an understanding
of human behaviour in organisations
at the individual, group and corporate
levels. Major topics include: attitudes,
personality, perception, group dynamics,
motivation, leadership, communication and
interpersonal skills.

BA0048
Introduction to Business Statistics
Covers the basic knowledge of statistical
concepts and its relevance to the business
environment. Topics covered include
organisation and presentation of data,
measures of central tendency and dispersion,
probability distributions, sampling and
sampling distributions. Students are taught to
use statistical software for presentation and
analysis of data. Computer-based
learning (CBL) packages are also introduced.

BA0050
Introduction to Marketing
Introduces the basics in marketing to students.
Topics include the strategic marketing
management process, market opportunities
analysis and target market selection.

BA0051
Marketing Mix Management

BA0060
Financial Management
Introduces students to the financial objectives
and financial environment of a firm. It covers
the basic concepts of financial analysis,
planning and control, risk and return, time
value of money, and stock and
bond valuations.

BA0061
Investment Analysis & Finance

The elements of the marketing mix will be
examined. An integrated approach will be
adopted to discuss how these elements
can be blended to produce an effective
marketing programme.

Introduces students to the fundamental
concepts of investment appraisals and
financing decisions of a firm. It covers capital
budgeting techniques, working capital
management, long-term financing and
international finance.

BA0052
Financial Accounting

BA065Z
Business Development

Provides students with an understanding of
financial accounting covering company and
group accounts, cash flow statements and
financial ratios. Students learn to prepare
final accounts of companies and to read and
understand published accounts. They will also
be taught to analyse and interpret financial
statements using various tools of analysis.

Requires students, working in teams, to
integrate and apply the knowledge acquired
from the various business disciplines to
the process of launching a small business.
Students will use their creative-thinking
and problem-solving skills to develop a
business plan after scanning the dynamic
business environment.

BA0053
Cost & Management Accounting

BA0075
Marketing Research

Introduces students to cost and management
accounting, basic cost terminology,
manufacturing accounts, budgeting, costvolume-profit analysis and budget variances
which will be used to assist in management
planning and control functions. Decisionmaking techniques using marginal costing
and breakeven analysis will be included. In
addition, the use of spreadsheet for problem
solving will be emphasised.

BA0076
Consumer Behaviour

BA0058
Business Law I
Commences with the basic features of the
Singapore Legal System. This is followed by
an introduction to the basic principles of
contract law and the Sale of Goods Act and
the law of tort.

Provides students with a working knowledge
of the research techniques used in marketing
research. Topics dealt with include research
systems and activities, research designs,
data collection methods, data analysis,
fieldwork operations and preparation of
research reports.

Provides students with an understanding of
the basic concepts of consumer behaviour and
the factors influencing it.

BA0081
Services Marketing
Seeks to equip students with the conceptual
tools and working knowledge of services
management. Topics include the formulation
of strategies for the marketing of services and
the management of customer relationships.

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An emphasis is placed on evaluating electronic commerce BA0176 Global Business Environment BA0180 Retail Merchandising Introduces the philosophy. Students are introduced to the use of QM for Windows and Microsoft Excel to solve quantitative analysis problems. Public Relations. and integrate the various techniques taught to create Web pages. and extranet implementations. hypothesis testing. EU. distributions. BA0162 Media & Promotional Publicity Provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for global market analysis. meeting objections correctly. payment systems. linear programming. Students also learn how companies. Topics covered include descriptive statistics. IMF. Key topics of selling such as the right approach to prospecting. newsletters and audiovisual materials. understanding the impact of environmental forces such as economic. This module presents a conceptual framework for scanning and analysing the global business environment to formulate international strategies. merchandise buying and control. financial. their products and services can be promoted using special events. students learn HTML. BA0099 Advertising Management Emphasises the knowledge and skills required for two key areas in advertising – account management and advertising campaign development.SYNOPSES BA0095 Introduction to Public Relations & Advertising Introduces students to the world of public relations (PR) and advertising. Point of Purchase and Personal Selling in an integrated promotional mix. Statistical software and computer-based learning (CBL) packages are also introduced. tax returns and audit working papers. and implementation and control of marketing activities. security and internal controls. pricing of merchandise and negotiations. design an accounting system. BA0167 Electronic Commerce Management Introduces students to the evolving field of electronic commerce. Latest trends and developments in electronic commerce are also discussed. and infrastructure. Students are given an overview of the advertising industry and are taught client handling as well as account management skills. plan and control business-tobusiness marketing activities. and formulation of marketing strategies in business markets. IT skills are further emphasised when students search the Internet for relevant information and analyse data using spreadsheet applications. the systems development life cycle. and index numbers. business-to-business (B2B). Through hands-on lab assignments and class projects. At the end of the module. making a convincing sales presentation. political and geographic factors on international business. including business-to-consumer (B2C). It gives an overview of PR and advertising principles and practices. Topics include merchandising planning and budgeting. Students will be taught systems analysis and design. BA126Z Integrated Accounting Practice This hands-on module requires students to apply knowledge and skills acquired from the other core modules to prepare a business plan. Topics covered include decision theory. the role of international organisations and regional groupings like WTO. BA0165 Web Publishing Provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills in developing simple Web pages using Web publishing tools. students will be able to analyse. It covers topics such as business buying and buyer behaviour. It covers some contextual topics such as the communications process. Students learn strategies. students will be taught how to analyse the . Students will also learn how to use marketing software to solve marketing problems. corporate web sites. inventory. Four main areas that affect the firm’s ability to compete domestically and globally include a broad understanding of the Singapore’s economic framework and the rationale for developing an external economy. It also aims to explain each element of the merchandise buying and handling process in detail. design. estimation. simulation. Sponsorship. and closing a sale are included. concepts and techniques underlying the planning and control of inventory in retail stores. sites in the areas of security. BA0183 Selling & Sales Management Provides students with an understanding of the principles and techniques of personal selling and sales management. as well as the core topics pertaining to the use of Advertising. probability 234 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Introduces students to the necessary concepts and techniques of Business-to-Business Marketing. BA0182 Marketing Management & Information Technology Emphasises on two key areas: integration and application of marketing concepts learnt from the course and other specialised marketing modules to a client-based project. linear regression and correlation. Sales Promotion. sampling. Students also learn how to produce and manage advertising campaigns. In the sales management component of the module. Topics include situation analysis. prepare published accounts. They will also complete a project to develop a prototype information system following a typical transaction cycle. AFTA and NAFTA in the globalisation of businesses and identifying opportunities in the emerging markets. including the scope and nature of work of PR and advertising practitioners. create and incorporate graphics and animations into HTML documents. BA123Z Information Systems BA0164 Business-to-Business Marketing BA0117 Quantitative Analysis Provides students with an understanding of accounting information systems and transaction cycles. BA0163 Marketing Communications Provides students with an understanding of methodologies for building business decision models. BA150Z Statistics for Business Provides students with an understanding of basic statistics concepts and their relevance to the business environment. consumer decision-making and promotional planning. systems maintenance and operations. maintain a full set of accounting records using accounting software. and project management. analysis of variance. Students learn the importance of media relations and the different ways to generate publicity through the mass media. Marketing Communications involves understanding the role of promotion within the overall marketing mix strategy of an organisation. chi-square. marketing objectives and strategies.

subordinates. BA0196 Integrated Communications Management This is a capstone module that allows students to integrate and apply what they have learnt to a real life situation in the form of a clientbased project. warehouse functionality. air cargo agents. basic shipping processes and documents. culminating in the research assignment which will demonstrate their knowledge and competence in the chosen field of specialisation. price determination. It will also cover warehouse management areas such as the concept of strategic storage. inventories and fixed assets. business executives often have to deal with suppliers. goods and services tax. Students learn the importance of integrated communication and how it works. cargo terminals and ground handling companies are covered. money and international trade. freighting. In the global marketplace. demand and supply. Budgeting. strategic and tactical knowledge to make sound decisions in marketing goods and services using the Internet. It covers air transport terminology. Key topics include human resource planning. Various issues arising from the use of the Internet in the marketing domain are highlighted. BA0190 Transport Management – Sea Provides students with an overview of sea transportation. Students learn to prepare final accounts of companies and to read and understand published accounts. customers. It also enables students to have a better understanding of the economic environment. special journals. Singapore. warehouse-operating principles. inflation. 3PLs and port operators are covered. training and development. Areas covered under this module include Total Distribution Concept. Topics covered include product. compensation. cash flow statements and financial ratios. practices. They will also learn to analyse and interpret financial statements using various tools of analysis. The roles played by freight forwarders. accounting process. as well as current issues relating to the industry. pricing. BA0184 Electronic Marketing This module pertains to use of the Internet in marketing goods and services. layout. placing and promotion as well as e-marketing within the international environment. recruitment and selection. BA0205 Human Resource Management Provides students with an understanding of the importance of human resource management in an organisation. The aim is to strengthen the student’s ability to understand. fundamentals of employee and industrial relations and the Employment Act. components and supporting infrastructure. BA207Z Principles of Accounting Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. its services. BA0189 Transport Management – Air Provides students with an overview of the air transport industry and the mechanics of transporting goods by air and how this mode forms an integral part of integrated logistics and supply chain management. partnership and fundamental accounting principles. and the financial statements of merchandising businesses. BA0209 Financial & Management Accounting Provides students with an understanding of financial accounting covering company and group accounts. forecast sales and design a sales compensation scheme. breakeven and incremental analysis will also be taught to assist in management planning and control functions. This also includes an understanding of the control and accounting for cash. process mapping. Students also learn how to use various software applications such as “Microsoft Excel”. predict and handle situations that occur in a multicultural context. market structure. Students learn and understand the importance of building good relations with stakeholders such as government. associates and management staff from different countries and cultures. packaging. It aims to equip students with theoretical. An accounting software will be introduced. organise a sales force. Application and Products” (“SAP”) and POM for Windows to solve operations management problems. do a sales plan. planning and scheduling. performance appraisal. national income and income determination. BA0211 Global Marketing Recognises the importance of overseas markets for Singapore’s goods and services. The roles played by different members of the shipping community. subsidiary ledgers and control accounts. BA208Z Economics Provides students with an understanding of the basic economic concepts that are needed in the decision-making processes of firms. Topics covered include resource allocation. It introduces students to the intricacies of the marketing mix when firms sell their goods and services overseas. with a focus on liner shipping. Significant areas are the double entry concept. “Systems. air cargo marketing and basic documents involved in shipping goods by air. freight forwarders. BA0201 Understanding Cross Cultural Diversity Prepares students to work effectively in a multicultural workplace. It covers shipping and freight terminology. An understanding of the different dimensions of culture and how to adapt to such differences would be a valuable skill for any business student wishing to succeed in the global workplace. Students are also taught how to plan and manage PR programmes. investors. concepts. unitisation. warehouse alternatives and warehouse strategies. They are also taught the process of strategy development – from situational analysis to the implementation and evaluation of a programme or a campaign. employees and customers. BA0186 Operations Management Provides students with the basic knowhow and understanding of how operations management techniques can be applied in the business environment in decision areas such as forecasting. BA0197 Physical Distribution & Warehouse Management Introduces logistics management and its growing importance in both the domestic and global markets. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 235 . BA0206 Independent Study Project This module seeks to develop the students’ critical understanding of a field of study and their capacity to pursue independent research. materials management and information in logistics planning.SYNOPSES sales environment. such as shipping lines. location and transportation planning. BA0193 Public Relations Management and Practices Introduces students to the range of specialised practices within the PR profession. employment.

TCP/IP. BA0245 Internet Database Applications Provides students with the knowledge to create database applications for Webbased e. to develop a portfolio and to handle job interviews. animation and video clips with the objective of producing a multimedia communication package. BA0232 Business Planning for New Ventures Introduces students to the process of business ideas generation. legal features of business organisations. It also discusses the various tools commonly employed by organisations to manage customer data. . BA0217 Fundamentals of Economics Provides students with an overview of micro and macro economic concepts and issues. develop customer loyalty and improve customer profitability.commerce applications. Active Server Pages (ASP) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO). The areas covered include defamation. Students 236 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 learn the basics of the video/TV language. investment. Besides the technical skills. motivation. and the administration of a Microsoft Windows server. regulations and ethical concepts. write script. They also learn the strategies and techniques for building and managing brands successfully. Impact of new communications technologies on individuals. they will learn how to configure. attitudes. legal aspects of business organisations and intellectual property law. BA0228 Corporate Identity & Brand Management Students are taught the importance of having a strong corporate identity and the value of brand building to create preference for a company. BA0230 Media in Asia Outlines the role and functions as well as the rapid development of media in Asian nations. In addition. BA0235 Internship Programme Students gain professional experience through attachments in media/communicationrelated organisations. organisations and society would also be discussed. inflation. and administer Internet applications using Internet Information Services (IIS). BA0240 Web Server & Network Administration Introduces students to network theory. intellectual property. BA0227 Essentials of Finance Provides students with a basic understanding of financial terms and concepts with specific emphasis on equipping them with the ability to read financial statements and reports. It provides students with a basic understanding of the financial. and integrate Access/SQL Server databases into Web applications using ADO and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). and economic growth. secure. which affect the media and communication industries. direct and produce video using digital camcorders and real-time editing software. BA0243 Law Relating to Business & E-Commerce Provides students with an overview of the law of tort. Students are taught the communication strategies and techniques used while dealing with controversial issues and crisis situations. BA0234 New Communications Technologies Provides students with an overview and update of new technologies and changes in the media and communication industries. BA0226 Digital Video Production & Applications Trains students in the theory and practice of digital audio and video production. employment. operational and marketing issues that are involved in setting up and managing a small business. Topics include the theories of consumption. Printing processes are also taught in this module. The regulatory framework and general principles governing electronic transactions will be covered with special emphasis on the Computer Misuse Act and the Electronic Transactions Act. students are also taught the fundamental principles of design and its role in the communication process. It also analyses the impact of these development and changes on the communication process. graphics. BA0220 Organisational Management Provides students with basic knowledge in management principles and organisational behaviour. its products or services. This module also provides students with an understanding of fundamentals of interactive media design and covers various tools for creating digital content such as text. personality. BA0224 Media Law & Ethics Introduces students to laws.SYNOPSES BA0216 Desktop Publishing Students learn to use computerised print production techniques to produce promotional materials such as newsletters and brochures. Students also learn the fundamental principles of contract law. BA0221 Legal System & Contracts Provides students with an overview of the Singapore legal system and its essential features. freedom of speech and social responsibility. leadership and interpersonal skills. Students will program using Visual Basic Script (VBScript). It highlights the importance of crisis preparedness for an organisation. They also learn the importance of personal grooming and business etiquette to prepare them for the work place. group dynamics. domain name service (DNS). BA0233 Issues & Crisis Management Emphasises the importance of managing issues before they turn into crisis situations for the organisation. methods of payment. Focuses on topics such as decisionmaking. BA0231 Customer Relationship Management Introduces the basic concept of customer relationship management and its strategic importance in today’s business environment. organising. BA0219 Digital Media Applications Introduces students to the theory and practice of digital media communication and production. JavaScript. BA0229 Professional Preparation Students are taught how to write effective cover letters and resumes. with the aim of producing effective audio-video communication.

and integrate Microsoft Access database into Web applications using ADO and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). Techniques include distribution network analysis and optimisation. BA0255 Multimedia Web Design Teaches Web page design that incorporates multimedia contents.Net common class libraries such as ASP. BA0258 Advanced Supply Chain Management Familiarises students with the common analytical approaches and tools for solving supply chain problems. The marketing aspect of the module introduces the concepts of understanding customers. sound and video in a studio environment. It focuses on technical proficiency and writing norms for various mass and specialised media. transportation. techniques and approaches of developing and writing scripts for video. inventories and fixed assets. ADO. BA0263 Business Accounting Provides students with an understanding of control and accounting for cash. It integrates and applies all retailing concepts learnt to give students an overview of retailing management theories and practices. BA0264 Introduction to Communication Principles Introduces students to various models of communication. law and ethics and retail technology. BA0267 TV Studio Management Focuses on basic creative and management skills in TV studio production. Application communication via Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) will also be covered. It presents general guidelines for page design including the use of colors and focuses on multimedia contents production using software tools. It examines the role of research in the formulation of communication strategies and programmes. partnership and fundamental accounting principles underlying accounting practices will also be included. BA0253 Financial Accounting Provides students with an understanding of financial accounting covering company and group accounts. Students will also be exposed to a variety of software (ERP. BA0266 Writing for the Media Trains students to write for the mass media.Net. It acquaints students with the mechanics of light. The impact and role of information technology and E-Business on SCM will be covered. including distribution. Students are also encouraged to think about how factors like technology and culture affect communication. retail trends. etc) relevant to supply chain processes. BA0251 Web Services Development Introduces application frameworks to develop Web services within the Microsoft dot Net architectures and technologies. customer relationship management. They will be taught to analyse and interpret financial statements using various tools of analysis. BA0269 Retail Trends & Strategies Equips graduating students with the necessary retailing concepts. how to develop questionnaires as well as how to analyse data and present the findings in a research report. retail strategy. demand aggregate planning. It teaches students how to use primary and secondary research methods. sourcing. An appreciation of incoterms . financial strategy. supply chain ‘activity-based’ costing and supply chain integration and performance benchmarking. Students will learn to develop dynamic Web pages using JSP and JDBC. and Windows forms. reverse logistics and supply chain outsourcing. inventory costing. Introductory accounting on goods and services tax. fabric and garment sourcing. Students learn to prepare final accounts of companies.the duties of buyers and sellers and elements of insurance as applied to transport and logistics are also covered. It covers the theoretical principles underlying key supply chain processes. The module also guide the students in implementing a commercial web site. demand management. Students learn about the different types of communication research as well as the fundamental processes involved in conducting communication research. Students will be taught client-side Web programming using VBScript. Students will get to understand and learn how to construct JavaBeans to work with JSP in a web-based project. It covers software tools to prepare GIF and JPEG images. Topics include building components to connect data layers and user interface elements using . Students will also learn the roles that transport plays in international trade and the basic documentation involved. employee management. how to select sampling techniques.Net. cash flow statements and financial ratios. The emphasis is to create high-quality. range planning. costs management. to read and understand published accounts and to prepare consolidated accounts. They will also be exposed to financial statements of various industries. BA0270 Fashion Buying & Marketing Aims to provide students with an insight into the operational aspects of the fashion business. inventory management. Students will learn to create Active Server Pages (ASP) and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO). sourcing strategies. WMS. lowbandwidth media for the Web. strategies and decision making skills expected in the working world. BA0268 Scriptwriting Students will be taught the principles.SYNOPSES BA0247 Internet Programming BA0256 Transport Economics & Practices BA0265 Mass Media Research Provides fundamental concepts and skills for Internet programming. and create vector-based animations. replenishment and safety stock modellings. BA0260 Principles of Supply Chain Management Provides students with the basic concepts and appreciation of the diverse scope of supply chain management (SCM) and its importance to businesses. Provides an understanding of transport practices and the economics behind transport pricing and decisions. Students will also be trained in project management and budgeting. understanding design and trends. The buying aspect of the module explores and explains functions within a buying role which includes buying cycle. with emphasis on the process and effects of inter-personal and mediated communication. scouring the environment and planning the Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 237 . BA0252 Server Application Development Introduces the techniques and skills required for Web site construction using JavaServer Pages (JSP). Key topics include an overview to the world of retailing. multi channel stores.

accounting process. BA0289 Fundamentals of Marketing Introduces the basics in marketing to students. Topics on organisational culture and change management are also included. It includes knowledge to evaluate the design. An understanding of the new integrated resorts in Singapore would also be covered. including definitional issues. non-selling operations and store security. Carriage by Air Act and other legal aspects of tourism and hospitality operations will be examined. BA0278 New Venture Planning II This module is a continuation of New Venture Planning I and requires students. and manage resources and funds effectively. historical aspects of its development. Requires students. leadership. It provides students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary for making strategic and operational decisions on e-commerce technology and its business applications. to apply their entrepreneurial skills and business knowledge to develop and launch their own enterprises. hospitality and leisure industries. technology. special journals. negotiate with suppliers. scheduling and development budget of the work. Students will also learn the business strategies used by small enterprises to create a sustainable competitive advantage in the dynamic business environment. BA0286 Introduction to Psychology Aims to provide students with the basic information for understanding themselves Addresses e-business concepts and strategies from the business and technology perspectives. market opportunities analysis and target market selection. Charter Parties and the Carriage by Air Act. Students will brainstorm for business ideas and use their creativity and problem-solving skills to formulate the marketing and management plans for their respective enterprises. meet and make presentations to prospective customers. Topics include retail planning & management. and Personality. uncertainty and risks. BA0277 New Venture Planning I The Innkeeper’s Act. to apply their financial knowledge to evaluate the financial viability and develop a financial plan for their respective enterprises. store location. legal issues relating to direct selling. In particular. Travel Agents Act. . Covers the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act. and produce creative and sound digital design solutions that will help convey persuasive ideas. Exposes students to the legal rights and responsibilities of the traveller and those working in the various segments of the hospitality.SYNOPSES marketing activities before the development and promotion of fashion products. Ethical concepts which affect the tourism industry would also be covered. BA0276 Accounting BA0282 Law of International Trade BA0274 Entrepreneurship in Tourism Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. security. Key topics include Developmental Psychology. Seeks to equip students with a working knowledge of the salient rules and policies affecting marketing and retail operations. Topics include the strategic marketing management process. An integrated approach will be adopted to discuss how these elements can be blended to produce an effective marketing programme. motivation. The topics covered include selected provisions of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act. and management of e-commerce applications. perception. Bills of Lading. students will be able to apply management and problem-solving skills to create a pleasant buying environment and evaluate the profitability of retail outlets. organising and controlling. better. Students will have to source for funds from investors. store design and layout. communication and interpersonal skills. Students will learn to appreciate various art forms and design cultures. contemporary growth trends and underlying factors. BA0288 Management & Organisational Behaviour The first part of the module provides students with basic knowledge of management principles in planning. Abnormal Psychology. customer relations & strategies. subsidiary ledgers and control accounts. BA0280 Entrepreneurship Practicum Provides an opportunity for students to start and run their own businesses and manage 238 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 BA0283 Tourism Law & Ethics BA0284 Creative Digital Art Introduces students to the role and influences of art and design in digital art and teaches students to critique designs intelligently. BA0285 Project Management Aims to provide an understanding of the principles of managing an IT project. Practical sessions will provide students with hands-on practice in a simulated retail environment. Memory and Perception. The elements of the marketing mix will also be examined. it will cover the planning. and the financial statements of merchandising businesses. Significant areas are the double entry concept. Students will also be taught cargo insurance with emphasis on the Institute of Cargo Clauses. travel and tourism industry. BA0279 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Discusses the concept of entrepreneurship and the characteristics of small enterprises. legal and ethical management of data. monitoring and control of IT projects from the perspective of project managers. and legalities affecting after-sales matters. BA0281 Law and Ethics Relating to Retail & Marketing BA0287 Introduction to Electronic Business Aims to give students an opportunity to study issues in entrepreneurial development within the tourism industry. Upon completion of this module. Hotels Act. It helps students to be aware of the implications of psychology on the behaviour of people. The second part focuses on OB (Organisational Behaviour) topics such as personality. group dynamics. working in teams. BA0271 Principles of Tourism & Hospitality Provides a comprehensive overview of the tourism. laws and policies relating to electronic marketing. BA0290 Store Management Provides students with an understanding of the concepts and practical skills of retail operations. working in teams.

advertising. a highly interactive module that uses case studies. Students learn the techniques of news research and news writing and the writing styles appropriate to different media. texture. BA0292 Shopping Mall Management Aims to equip students with concepts and skills on managing and operating a shopping mall. BA0299 Principles of Import-Export Trade Introduces students to the basics of trade. Practical sessions will give students an opportunity to apply these concepts in a simulated retail environment. strategies for negotiation and sales presentation skills. BA0300 International Business Negotiation BA0307 Journalism 2: Feature Writing Aims to equip students with the fundamental skills of negotiating in a multicultural environment. InDesign and/or Illustration). mall design and layout. This module also covers production processes and how to work with two-dimensional static designs for various media platforms (e. Students will learn how to define. BA0294 Event Management & Promotion Introduces students to the conceptualisation. management. visiting government ministries and companies. students are given a broad-based understanding of how basic business processes such as sales and procurement management are represented within an ERP solution and how they are integrated within the ERP solution. the negotiation process.SYNOPSES BA0291 Retail Communications Provides students with a working knowledge of the role of successful retail communications to customers. This is BA0308 Broadcast Journalism The broadcast journalism module is designed to give students an opportunity to develop professional understanding and experience in television and radio news reporting. political and cultural environments. as well as colour theory and typography will be covered. BA0301 International Economics Aims to present a simple and clear exposition of the theory and principles of international economics that are essential for understanding and evaluating the important international economic problems and issues facing Singapore and the world today. types of consumer and trade promotions. Students will also be exposed to INCO terms. web. Topics covered include branding and positioning of mall. writing. BA0298 Art Direction This module introduces students to the role of an art director in an advertising agency. leasing management. marketing and operations of mall. planning. Students also learn how companies.g. They will learn conceptual. They will be given ample opportunities to meet and network with business people and visit special events such as trade shows. budgeting and personal selling. retail advertising. media selection and scheduling. Topics such as design and illustration techniques for print. their products and services can be promoted using different promotional tools such as special events. BA0302 International Management Exposes students to the knowledge and skills needed to function in a multinational corporation. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 239 . Students learn the techniques of writing human-interest stories for newspapers and magazines. BA0296 Advertising Copywriting The module focuses on the theory and practice of writing effective advertising copy for various media (such as print and broadcast). rhythm. practical aspects of importing and exporting goods. tenant relationship. interactive and outdoor advertising media will be covered. Requires students to go on an intensive study mission to a foreign country to witness and experience how international business and trade are conducted and to seek potential business opportunities. shipping procedures and shipping terminologies. group presentations and videos to engage students. and the various shipping documents commonly encountered in shipping goods internationally by both sea and air freight. sound recording and editing skills to produce radio programmes. outdoor). In addition. BA0295 Radio Production Students will learn essential skills in critical listening. This module will focus on the key areas of retail communications such as: visual merchandising. It covers the basic principles of negotiation. and prepare news for broadcast. Topics include: types of window displays. print. BA0305 Public Relations Writing Introduces students to writing public relations materials for print. role plays. shape. gather. space. Students will also learn design software programmes such as Photoshop and InDesign. BA0297 Design & Illustration BA0303 Overseas Business Study Mission This module aims to teach students to illustrate and create designs using graphic software programmes (such as Photoshop. BA0309 Enterprise Resource Planning Provides students with a hands-on appreciation of how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) supports operational and analytical supply chain processes. and personal selling. and evaluation of events. newsletters. BA0293 Design Basics This module is an introductory class in twodimensional design principles and theory. Students learn by attending seminars. and future challenges in the shopping mall industry. promotions. and brochures. Students learn the distinct characteristics of different media and apply the writing skills and appropriate style to each medium. It focuses on key concepts and techniques essential to operate in a multinational environment and adapting management practices to different economic. BA0306 Journalism 1: News Writing Provides basic training in writing news articles for the mass media. aesthetics and visualisation skills and how to marry visual images and copy to present their ideas effectively. broadcast and on-line media. They will have hands-on experience in an audio production studio and learn to use digital audio editing systems. Basic concepts of visual awareness such as line. importance of location.

Students will learn the structure and management of casinos including licensing. training needs analyses. crisis communication. supervisory and managerial skills. BA0411 Integrated Marketing in Tourism Integrates advance marketing techniques associating CRM and sponsorship marketing. Trade Disputes Act and Workmen’s Compensation Act. gender. and models of tourist space. It also builds awareness on the various facilities available in resorts. Includes studies of security equipment. safety and emergency management. compensation design & pay structure. The old model of airline management is broken. BA0406 Gaming Operations & Management Examines the various recognised games played in casinos in the western world. incremental analysis and pricing methods will also be taught to assist in management planning and control functions. the tripartite system. BA0503 Training & Development Provides students with the knowledge of training and development issues and equip them to design. salary surveys. Flows between major world regions are also covered. agency and intellectual property. It will also explore the relevance of these factors in the Singaporean context. issues and problems encountered by management in dealing with their employees and/or unions. Trade Unions Act. in the local scene. Students will learn the various terminology and practices involved in selling tourism products and travel related services. Students will learn how to become a professional meeting and events planner.SYNOPSES BA0400 Business Law Commences with the basic features of the Singapore legal system. Conventions & Events Provides students with an overview of the Meetings. Incentives. BA0405 Financial & Management Accounting for Hospitality Provides students with an understanding of financial and management accounting practices in the hospitality industry. economic and technological influences affecting these industries. Topics to be studied include: tourist psychographics and their variations with respect to a number of social factors and contexts such as age. Practical handson sessions on the Property Management systems used in the hospitality industry. the law of tort. It studies both the front-ofhouse and back-of-house systems. loss prevention. BA0410 Airline Services Management Exposes students to the air travel industry. cash flow statements and financial ratios. as well as. Industrial Relations Act. spatial patterns of supply and demand. aviation service and management and its impact on tourism. BA0407 Service Quality Inculcates service DNA in students in order to enhance their competitiveness in the tourism and hospitality industry. BA0505 Employment Law in Singapore Provides students with an understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s employment law which include the Employment Act. . breakeven. BA0409 Resort Management Stresses on the organisational and management aspects of the hospitality industry. industrial relations negotiation process. linking pay & performance. Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore and around the world. Tourism marketing research will also be covered. Incentives. This equips students with the understanding of the new paradigm shift in marketing today. The module will cover company and group accounts. The new paradigm is based upon low cost domestic carriers that deliver passengers to destinations with seamless service. BA0402 Meetings. job evaluations. as well as the essential principles of tour packaging and development. BA0408 Hotel Systems & Security Analyses contemporary security concerns specific to the tourism and hospitality industry. political. impacts of tourism development. Budgeting. disaster control. Topics such as individual and group learning. and national rules and regulations. It includes history and development of spas and resorts. BA0412 Travel & Tourism Practices Provides students with an overview of the structure of the travel agency business in Singapore and the current issues relating to it. conduct and evaluate training programmes. BA0403 Introduction to Hotel & Resort Operations Provides students with an introduction to the scope of the hotel industry in addition to introducing them to the organisational structure and operational mechanics of how the departments of an individual hotel and resort operate. Students learn to prepare final accounts of companies and to read and understand 240 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 published accounts. BA0506 Employee & Industrial Relations Provides students with an understanding of the current industrial relations climate. design. implementation and evaluation of training programmes will be covered. BA0404 Tourist Behaviour & Research Aims to develop an understanding of tourists’ behavioural characteristics that underpin evolving tourism demand. procedures and controls associated with a modern hotel and resort. It then proceeds to introduce students to the basic principles of contract law. the Sale of Goods Act. social class. They will also learn to analyse and interpret financial statements using various tools of analysis. ethnicity and culture. employee benefits & services and pay administration. BA0504 Compensation & Benefits Management Introduces students to compensation and its objectives. BA0401 Geography of Global Tourism Covers the tourist landscape in relation to resources. Branding and positioning will also be included to complement and reinforce the efficacy of the above marketing tools. asset protection. BA0601 History of Film & Television Examines the recent history of the film and television industries. The legal aspects of business organisations will also be covered. cheques. It aims to give students a broad understanding of the social.

This module requires the submission of a report that could be either based on an experimental project conducted. BA0604 Directing for Film & Television 1: Directing the Actor Introduces students to the first stage of directing for film and television: the staging and directing of actors. Topics to be covered include basic counseling and psychotherapy theories and techniques. linear regression and correlation. Topics include basic counselling and psychotherapy theories. helping them to be more aware of the implications of psychology on the behaviour of people. By the end of the module. students will be able to write and submit an original script for a short film or television movie. not only will they gain an enhanced understanding of the chosen area. estimations. and will be more aware of how conceptualisation is essential in every creative endeavour. Students will have the chance to practise and apply these skills in class demonstrations. It will also introduce students to the fundamentals of storyboarding. characters. as well as in simulated business case studies. The application of perceptions and emotions in areas like employee motivation. story line. Issues of employee turnover and retention will also be explored. sales and marketing will be addressed. employee selection and career development. Students will also be introduced to how group and social influences may impact on the business operation. Recruitment methods and selection tools that are relevant and useful to the assessment of skills and competencies will be examined. Topics covered include descriptive statistics. camera movement. and index numbers. or be a research paper on any of the areas covered in the previous modules. to bring about the best performance. At the end of the module. analysis of variance. from initial forming to final termination. creative expression. BA0703 Work Group Dynamics & Social Psychology Introduces students to the influence of social psychology on work group dynamics and process. etc. consumer behaviour. and the design and implementation of effective staffing programmes. sampling. An appreciation of social psychology. to build good interpersonal relationships. working with actors and the physical space are key to making characters and storylines come alive before film and television audiences. and • encouraging critical thinking about prevailing issues in their environment. BA0605 Directing for Film & Television 2: Directing the Camera Introduces students to the second stage of directing for film and television: visualisation and camera direction. Students will be expected to submit a proposal explaining and detailing the concept. BA0801 Statistics for HRM & Psychology Provides students with an understanding of basic statistics concepts and their relevance to the business environment. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 241 . BA0803 HR Planning & Staffing Reviews how organisations align their business strategy and human resource policies to determine workforce skill requirements. Students will also be introduced to the study of consumer psychology for effective marketing strategy. The paper will be based strictly on the American Psychological Association (APA) format. The module will also discuss the impact of sponsorship and commercials on a film or television programme. scripting. production values. and the actual physical and emotional staging of the scene. application of the knowledge in the business context. BA0802 Psychology in Effective Counselling Introduces the theories and practical applications of basic counselling skills in both organisational and business contexts. Statistical software and computer-based learning (CBL) packages are also introduced. and Personality profiling. hypothesis testing. and application of these knowledge and skills at the workplace. and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). camera shots. as well as in simulated business case studies. BA0603 Scriptwriting for Film & Television Demonstrates to students how concepts become real products through good scriptwriting. occupational health and safety. BA0704 Applied Psychology in Career Development & Business Introduces students to the role psychology plays in work and business to enhance performance. BA0702 Applied Psychology in Effective Work Relationship Skills Introduce students to the theory and practical application of basic counselling skills. Students will have the chance to practise and apply these skills in class demonstrations. students will be introduced to the concept of a support group and the psychological aspects of group process. Memory and Perception. BA0606 Project Students will work as a group on a short film/ video as their final project. Areas covered include the impact of aptitude and personality on both employees and employers in terms of vocational choice. probability distributions. Learning and Conditioning. and explore how the moving camera. BA0701 Introduction to Psychology Aims to provide students with the basic information for understanding themselves better. conflict management in work group context. Students will learn how refining scripts. With this. product design. students will have become more sensitive to their environment. Students will learn how to craft and develop storylines and characters for specific target audiences. in both personal and business contexts. It takes students beyond the close reading and writing of scripts to the underlying dynamics of the dialogue. frames and influences our perceptions. Through readings and handson practices. Key topics include Developmental Psychology. camera movements and cinematography. techniques.SYNOPSES BA0602 Creativity & Conceptualisation Introduces students to the creative conceptualisation process by: • exposing them to different forms of artistic. students will also be exposed to writing for psychology. and abnormal psychological disorders over life-span will be given. The module will stress the importance of the visualisation process. chi-square. BA0705 Applied Business Psychology Paper Aims to engage students in an in-depth independent study on a business-related psychological topic of their choice.

It provides knowledge on the performance management process. BA0812 Introduction to Psychology Aims to provide students with the basic information for understanding themselves better. Areas covered include the preparation of cash flow statements. such as materials. With this. BA1001 Financial Accounting I Develops students’ ability to prepare. research designs. learning and conditioning. Key topics include the preparation of financial statements such as income statement. and absorption and marginal costing. sole-traders and partnerships. BA0811 Internship Programme Enables students to gain professional experience through work attachments to organisations with human resource management functions. BA1009 Advanced Financial Accounting I Equips students with the skills of preparing consolidated financial statements and accounting for leases and construction contracts in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act and the Singapore’s Financial Reporting Standards (FRS). planning and control process. The role of effective negotiation skills as applied in areas such as social and organisational settings will be covered. incomplete records and single entry systems as well as the preparation of accounts for unincorporated clubs. process costing. Topics dealt with include research systems and activities. Topics covered include job order costing. Students will be able to understand the basic mechanics of a cost accounting system. BA0805 Psychology in Negotiation & Conflict Management Aims to expose students to the influence of social psychology on organisation negotiation and conflict management. The application of perceptions and emotions in areas like self awareness and control. variance analysis. analyse and interpret financial statements of a company. data collection methods. statement of changes in equity and balance sheet with accompanying notes. training and maintaining global employees. work place empathy will be addressed. operation costing. It explores inter-country differences affecting human resource management and various improvements to global human resource assignments through selection. they will also be exposed to writing for research projects. BA0806 HR Information System Provides students with an overview of how technology can be used as a competitive tool for strategic HR management and the benefits of using a HR software package to automate HR functions. This module requires the submission of a report that will be based on research work on any of the areas covered in the course. data analysis. cost-volume-profit analysis and activity-based costing. profit measurement and decision-making. flexible budgeting. methods for assessing and managing performance and problems associated with the appraisal systems. 242 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Introduces students to the role psychology plays in work behaviour and performance in an organisation. memory and perception. fieldwork operations and preparation of research reports. in a manufacturing concern as well as appreciate contemporary issues relating to costing. Students will develop skills in conducting performance interviews and handling difficult situations in performance management. BA0808 Global HRM & Change Management Aims to introduce the challenges to human resource practices in managing a global business. Areas covered include the impact of aptitude and personality on both employees and employers in terms of vocational choice and career development. joint and by-product costing. The module also explores the nature of planned change. societies and partnerships. corporate renewal. in accordance with Financial Reporting Standards in Singapore as well as the analysis and interpretation of financial statements using financial ratios. Aims to engage students in a research study on a human resource (HR) and business psychology-related topic. BA0810 Psychology in Work Behaviour & Career Development Develops students’ ability to apply basic accounting concepts to other business situations. standard costing. helping them to be more aware of the implications of psychology on the behaviour of people. Topics also include effective analyses of psychological make-up of parties involved. personality and psychology on stress management. BA0807 Research Methods Provides students with a working knowledge of the research techniques used in Human Resource Management research. BA1005 Financial Accounting II BA1006 Cost Accounting II Students will be able to understand the different concepts for stock valuation. labour and overheads. .SYNOPSES BA0804 Performance Management BA0809 HR & Business Psychology Project BA1002 Cost Accounting I Provides students with an understanding of the importance of performance management in an organisation. thereby enabling them to account for various cost elements. not only will the students gain an enhanced understanding of the area. role of change agents as well as managing corporate change. BA1012 Management Accounting I Covers management accounting techniques in helping management in their decisionmaking. Areas covered include preparation of master budget for trading and manufacturing concerns. self motivation. There will be hands-on practices on a HR Information System (HRIS) software. These are taught to identify conflict management styles and the process to devise an appropriate negotiation strategy. BA1011 Taxation I Provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of Singapore Taxation and equips students with the skills of preparing tax computation for individuals. Key topics include developmental psychology.

transfer pricing. double taxation relief. take secondary importance to hands-on economic laboratory research and forecasts through the Internet. BA1015 Taxation II Provides students with a sound working knowledge of tax administration. Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates are examined in detail to enable students to make simple forecasts. BA1025 Auditing II Covers systems-based audit. cycle approach and audit sampling. Theoretical concepts are covered to prepare students to undertake economic laboratory research and forecasts through the Internet. BA2031 Macroeconomic Analysis II Domestic Money Supply. The coverage of trading psychology as well as guidelines on risk management prepares students for the rigours of trading. and the goods and services tax. insolvency and liquidation and generally the internal relationships within the company. Year One Macroeconomics is extended to undertake more thorough analysis of domestic macroeconomic relationships. Provides a working knowledge of the stock market. More in-depth coverage of the stocks and the features of capital market instruments will be taught and the students will have the opportunity to participate in an online stock trading game to reinforce their understanding of the dealing mechanics of stock trading and to apply their knowledge of security analysis. and the disclosure requirements for those transactions in published accounts. Students will be introduced to the mechanics of trading in the various instruments in these markets. Students complete the module by being tested in a technical bourse game. Theoretical concepts. including preparation of management letter. Emphasis will be on the application of Technical Analysis concepts to actual markets through the use of trading software. this module focuses on trading principles and techniques. The key sectors of the Singapore economy are also examined. economic expansion incentives. behaviour of futures prices and the mechanics of futures trading. and the external relationships between the company and its creditors. Financial futures and options will be introduced as trading and hedging strategies. corporate tax. Focuses on the basic principles of Company Law in the areas relating to the incorporation of companies. corporate personality and powers. Students will undergo simulated trading exercises to equip them with the practical skills of dealing. BA2021 Portfolio Management Introduces the procedures involved in portfolio management. though covered. final audit procedures and the audit opinion. BA1024 Auditing I Introduces students to the basic concepts and environment of auditing. It examines in detail trend-following techniques as well as oscillators in forecasting market trends. responsibilities of the auditor. covering the audit process. Global Money / Capital Flows. It also covers the company’s operational financing. the relationships of the company with its members and management. decentralisation. BA2012 Treasury BA2018 Futures & Options Deals with the nature of futures markets. relevant costing for decisionmaking and contemporary issues relating to management accounting. performance evaluation of decentralised units.SYNOPSES BA1013 Advanced Financial Accounting II BA1028 Company Law BA2017 Treasury Operations Provides an understanding of the development and applications of Singapore’s Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) and new accounting issues on complex financial transactions including accounting for changes in foreign exchange rates and deferred income taxes. and other financial markets. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 243 . Provides an overview of the foreign exchange market. the company’s operational financing and security arrangements with its creditors. Includes design of audit programmes for test of controls and transactions. Topics covered include costing for pricing decisions. materiality and audit risks. money market. BA1016 Management Accounting II Equips students with the skills of utilising cost accounting information in decision-making. objectives. analysing portfolio theories and evaluating portfolio performance. BA2016 Technical Trading Builds on the skills developed in Technical Analysis. and the factors influencing exchange rates. Includes the writing up of audit procedures for test of details of balances. BA1027 Corporate Secretarial Practice Equips students with a working knowledge of corporate secretarial administration in the areas relating to the incorporation of companies. audit evidence. BA2011 Investment Aims to equip the students with a working knowledge of fundamental and technical analysis and its application in security analysis. Using these instruments for funding and investment are also discussed. the mechanics of dealing. Hands-on simulated trading focuses on managing speculative trading position and applying trading strategies and principles. BA2029 Equity Analysis BA2015 Technical Analysis BA2030 Macroeconomic Analysis I Covers the study of price action and technical indicators in analysing financial markets. Entry and exit techniques as well as market timing are taught. Focus is on obtaining deeper understanding of real variables and sectors to enable simple forecasting of macroeconomic aggregates. corporate personality and powers. the relationships of the company with its members and management. Equips students to use flowcharts to assess controls in accounting systems. Key topics include quantifying risk and return. the security arrangements between the company and its creditors. forwards and swaps. The money market will also be covered. Major topics include dealing mechanics and fundamental analysis. taxation of nonresidents. Covers the foreign exchange market including spot.

derivatives and securities are traded internationally. methods of obtaining security. BA2050 Wealth Advisory Process & Relationship Skills Deals with the sales and relationship skills necessary in wealth advisory and management. the nature of cheques. working capital financing and other structured corporate debt. Includes the writing up of audit procedures for test of details of balances. activities. listing requirements and the different methods of share offerings.g. BA2046 Financial Markets & Institutions Deals with the features and activities in the financial markets of Singapore and the world. instruments/products and services of various financial markets namely. breakeven/leverages. BA2049 Credit Risk Analysis & Management Introduces students to the basic concepts of the various credit functions in a bank in the context of lending to consumers. understanding social protocols and communication skills. communication and working as a team to develop an e-business proposal. including the Central Bank (MAS) in the current trend of deregulation. tax planning. It provides an overview of risk management. BA513Z Final Year Project A supervisor will be assigned to each project group for this module. corporate disclosures. e. yield curves and general principles of asset and liability management are also examined. BA2034 Corporate Finance Focuses on basic tenets in financial management such as risk-return concepts. pricing. networking and sourcing for contacts. Students will be able to understand the 244 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 roles and operations of financial institutions and other key market players. Capital budgeting techniques under certainty and risk as well as special topics in financial decisions on dividend policies. BA2053 Credit & Loan Processing Covers an overview of the various types of consumer products and corporate credit facilities including credit cards. individuals and corporations. BA2052 Financial Products Processing Introduces to students how foreign exchange. competition and globalisation. economic value added (EVA).SYNOPSES BA2032 Financial Market Regulations & Practice Provides an understanding of the regulatory framework and the participants of the stockbroking industry. Structure of interest rates. the duties of the dealer. trading and backroom operations. capital markets and derivatives markets. making a sales presentation and negotiating with a client and lastly. Topics will cover the client marketing process from a non-technical angle. dealing ethics. retirement planning. BA2033 Fundamentals of Finance Focuses on principles of modern financial management. BA2047 Banking Law Aims to help students understand the legal relationship between a bank and its customers. the rights and liabilities of the parties to cheques and the bank’s role as a paying and collecting agent. materiality and audit risks. the various trading offences. appreciate the roles of regulatory bodies. cash budgets and applies them in financial planning as well as in current asset and liability structure decisions. Students are required to apply what they have learnt in the course to tackle their companies’ marketing related . the enforcement rights of a bank. Students will be able to understand the credit administration function in a bank and the major causes and management of problem loans and they will be equipped with practical tools pertaining to consumer and corporate credit risk analysis including financial. It introduces financial concepts of time value of money. covering the role of financial managers and issues they face. the risks faced by traders in international trade and the different types of counter trade. Provides a working knowledge on the processes involved from the point of application. Students will also learn the legal aspects of lending operations. money markets. The monitoring and mitigation of credit and settlement risks will also be introduced. and understand the nature. examines the investment characteristics of fixed income securities (namely duration. BA2054 Financial Informatics Project Provides students an opportunity to integrate technical skills and banking and finance knowledge they have acquired from the course. estate planning and credit management. primary and secondary markets. business and industry analysis. These will include identifying a client’s preferred approach. etc. housing loans. the implications of judicial management and the legal principles of insurance in relation to security taking. BA2045 Financial Planning Introduces the students to the principles and current practices of personal financial planning. final audit procedures and the audit opinion. Students will be skilled in the processing of these trades from their inception to their final settlement. valuation models and strategic long-term investment and financing decisions. BA2048 International Trade Finance & Documentation Covers the functions and use of trade documents. audit evidence. BA2041 Fixed Income Analysis Provides an overview of the fixed income market. In addition. return measures and convexity) as well as analyses bond portfolio strategies. covering the audit process. credit approval. Key topics include the roles of governing bodies. the duties of a bank and of the customer. agency problem etc. and experience problem solving. management performance indicators and mergers. loan disbursement and subsequent monitoring and reviewing. responsibilities of the auditor. revolving credit lines. are included. the various methods of payments in trade. the account management scope. Students will be taught from the pre-customer acquisition groundwork phase right through to the after-sales service and relationship deepening aspects. Features of various consumer and corporate loan facilities will be introduced. BA2051 Financial Auditing Introduces students to the basic concepts and environment of auditing. insurance planning. students are taught the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) “Uniform Rules for Collection” and “Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits”. objectives. The Financial Advisers Act that governs the practice of financial planners is also introduced. trade terms.

BA5119 Marketing Research & Information Management Provides students with a working knowledge of the research techniques used in marketing research. how firms enter international markets. On institutional customers. Vietnam and Indonesia will also be covered. It also covers principles involved in designing Web sites for consumer and institutional markets. areas covered are buying behaviour and industrial procurement and buyer-seller relationship. Other topics covered include the application of time value of money and capital budgeting techniques. BA9014 Business Management for Optometry Practice Introduces students to basic concepts in marketing. Students will also be provided with an understanding of the optometry practice and the legal and professional regulations governing the practice in Singapore. sales forecasting. BA5125 Managerial Finance that helps investors and managers in their decision-making. Strategic issues relating to advertising. Topics include consumers’ decision-making. use of multimedia in product design. BA6002 Basic Financial Management Introduces students to the financial objectives and financial environment of a firm. A systems approach to accounting is adopted. Looks at quantitative and financial information Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 245 . the focus is on the economy as a whole. international marketing programmes and implementation of international marketing programmes. sales force compensation and appraisal systems. A variety of marketing techniques and models will be taught. advertising and promotion. Other topics include designing the sales organisation. BA6001 Introduction to Accounting Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting.SYNOPSES problems or issues. cash flow statement appreciation. Topics include research systems and activities. and implementation of marketing efforts in the distinctive areas of services marketing. stock & bond valuation. Students will apply this knowledge to plan and organise an enterprise. management of customer mix and planning. tactical and strategic knowledge and skills necessary to develop and market products/services in Internet Marketing. Topics include formulation BA5122 Electronic Marketing Introduces students to two areas of ECommerce. Financial statements of companies are presented and significant ratios are analysed and interpreted. with a view for financial analyses and decision-making. basic costing concepts. capital budgeting techniques etc. BA5118 Business Economics Provides students with an understanding of the economic concepts and principles in a business context. Students will also develop a multimedia business presentation programme during the course. Topics include deciding which markets to enter. cost volume profit analysis. Discussions and topics include different forms of multimedia business information systems. Students will develop an understanding of consumer behaviour and its relationship to purchase decisions. It covers the financial concepts of time value of money. Various methods of selling approach. the accounting process. Topics covered include marketing fundamentals. This project will be continuously assessed and its final submission must be made during Term 2. BA5129 Strategic Marketing Ensures that students are familiar with all major aspects of the planning and control process and its application to marketing. and budgeting. operations management and finance. budgeting. risk and return. their applications in business and their strategic importance. public relations. The course also introduces the international dimension of trade. balance of payments. market segmentation and positioning. Significant areas are double entry concept. The various activities of marketing intelligence in providing information for the formulation of marketing strategies are taught. Students will be able to use the tools of analysis and decision making in the preparation of marketing plans. research designs and data collection methods and analysis. In macroeconomics. management of sales territory. BA5120 Services Marketing Equips students with an understanding of the services management for different types of business sectors. of marketing strategies. BA5123 Buyer Behaviour Covers essential concepts of buying behaviour of individual consumers and institutional customers. BA5124 Marketing Management Gives a broad overview of the marketing discipline to provide both marketing and nonmarketing personnel with a better perspective of the marketing function and the marketing management process. It aims to provide students with theoretical. Students will be exposed to various multimedia hardware and software. BA514Z Selling & Sales Management BA5121 Global Marketing Strategy Introduces students to the principles of successful selling and effective sales management. It studies the factors that determine national output or national product. that of Business-to-Consumer and in particular Business-to-Business Internet Marketing. the elements of the marketing mix and marketing management in a contemporary context. BA5127 Web-based Multimedia for Business Applications Introduces multimedia computing technology. market opportunity analysis. The microeconomics section focuses on the functions of the market mechanism in determining relative prices of goods and factors of production and the allocation of resources under different market conditions. Semester One in Year 2. financial statements of trading firms. presentation and closing techniques will be taught. personal selling and sales promotion will be covered. BA518Z Marketing Communications Strategy Builds a sound theoretical and practical understanding of the formulation of promotional strategy and the management of the integrated marketing communication process. exchange rates and international credit. Marketing to specific countries such as China. purchase processes and the basic factors which influence consumer behaviour. Enables students to acquire expertise in developing marketing strategies for international markets and thereby to extend their range of marketing understanding to deal with international marketing situations and the impact of international competitors in the domestic market.

financial and human aspects of commercial business. deployment and coordination of resources required to deliver different types of events. It introduces Contract Law and its role in business and economic activity. floor management. marketing and finance. BE2505 Events Design & Drawing Gives students the ability to manually draft simple design details in sketch or scale drawing form. Pricing and promotion approaches will be discussed followed by marketing channels with emphasis on distribution. and to the design process as applied to building and event facilities design and detailing. BE2509 Audio Visual Systems Provides students with an understanding of the science related to the internal environmental conditions of buildings & spaces. BE2504 IT Application for Events I Gives students the ability in IT applications relevant to Events Management. BA9021 Marketing of Sports & Leisure Students will be taught the fundamental principles in marketing with emphasis on sports and leisure. Types of business organisations. business indicators. Produce posters for events and exhibitions using proprietary software. It gives an appreciation of the building structure. post-event logistics. cash flow analysis and budget & variance will also be taught. Inter-relationships among business and commerce will be given followed by new product development in the marketing context. sources of finance. market & launch and carry out the event BE2507 Project Management I Gives students an understanding of general management principles including structure & relationships in an organisation. Students to have skills to present 2D and 3D rendered drawings using proprietary software. Topics covered include resource allocation. ticketing. money. macro equilibrium and objectives. Topics covered include venue logistics. its elements and their functions. fabric and finishes and the impact of event facilities/equipment/ structure on buildings. ushering. demand and supply. motivation. the management processes of planning. BE2603 Event Creation & Marketing Give students an understanding of how a range of different types of events are initiated and planned and the concepts of . develop a theme. Students will apply this knowledge in an integrated manner to develop a simple business plan. Students will be given an appreciation of how to resolve/avoid contractual disputes. BE2506 Event Experience Provides students with experiential learning by simulating an actual event. Business operations. preparation and interpretation of balance sheet and profit & loss statement. sources of finance. market structure. control. Topics covered include types of application software in preparing presentation materials for events. Students in groups will be tasked to brainstorm & select an event to carry out. monetary and fiscal policies and international trade. promote. BE2501 Law I Gives an appreciation of the nature. crowd control. plan. organisation/ production schedule for execution of events. functional and aesthetic properties of common materials for event decoration and finishes. conventions and exhibitions. of design & its importance. competition etc will be presented in the end. mainly with respect to commercial activity. national income. BA9019 Introduction to Business Management Aims to give the student some general background and insight into the legal. BE2601 Logistics & Site Operations It covers the planning. They will also learn retail marketing. insights and perspectives on the Marketing Concept and the Marketing Environment. Students are also introduced to reading and interpreting simple plans. Various marketing concepts such as consumer. do the logistics. It includes an understanding of the construction of a simple building. allocation. hospitality. BA9020 Fundamentals of Marketing Aims to give the student some general background. price determination. segmentation. basic financial ratio analysis. sources of law and the structure and hierarchy of courts in Singapore. It covers business ideas generation. business to business marketing and supply chain marketing. BE2508 CADD Provides basic training for students in the preparation of drawings using CADD application. BE2502 Event Facilities Construction I Gives students an understanding of the different types of events and suitable 246 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 temporary structures/facilities constructed for events. Concepts of human aspects of industry will be presented with organisational structures and employment laws. partnerships. efficiency in operations with maintenance. etc.SYNOPSES BA9017 Entrepreneurship Provides students with the basic concepts of planning for a technology-based venture. as well as planning tools using bar chart and network analysis techniques. and their uses in buildings and other supporting infrastructures which are related to the organising of events. select a suitable venue. Interdisciplinary teams in a product life cycle will be explained. leadership and organisational behaviour. An appreciation is also given. secretariat service. visitor/audience management. risk and emergency management. production equilibrium. Students will then learn about main financial documents. limited liability companies will be considered. organising. It trains students to prepare drawings in 2-Dimension. Particular emphasis is placed on thermal. M&E technical support. BE2602 Accounts & Finance Gives students an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. BE2503 Event Materials & Decoration Provides students with an understanding of the physical. organise & execute. BE2510 Economics Give students an understanding of basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. acoustic and the visual environment in relation to the building services requirements for event venues. working with crews and service providers. This is a “hands-on” module and will concentrate on building/event facilities drawing & will be conducted in computer laboratories.

formulation of effective marketing strategy and plan. improvement of service to customers and customer data management. Aims to develop initiative. sensitivity and legal systems in the context of MICE and other events. BE2609 Event Facilities Construction II Give students an understanding of the power of Public Relations. catering contracts. basic carpentry work. waste management. communication/ internet. in the context of event organisers. and funding & sponsorship. scheduling. PR and the media. (CIE). of a topic related to actual practice in project and events management. It also introduces the general principles and strategies of developing relevant database applications and simple statistical concepts and analysis. listening to customers. venue providers and contractors. certification etc. It covers food preparation. The project could simulate the concept creation. seating. Knowledge of Word and Spreadsheet will be reinforced to manage information. Selection. site operations & logistics to the commissioning/rehearsal of a project. It also covers outsourcing. BE2706 MICE Management Gives an understanding of the MICE industry generally. model making or video or CD production or the writing of application software. safety aspects and plants & tools used will also be covered. It focuses on the principles. in-house staff and vendors – more effectively to ensure that events are carried out successfully. dismantling and demolition of indoor and outdoor event structures/facilities. etc. Students are given an understanding of Web design. organising and managing information for decision making and reports. in particular the coordination of their installation and operation. BE2611 Engineering Services & Coordination Provides students with an understanding of the general principles of the law of tort & Law of Agency and their application to business and economic activity. erection. innovation and enterprise. plan and programme. site logistics. Topics covered include the scope of PR works. BE2702 Food & Beverage Gives an understanding of the provision of good food and beverage for events. cash flow projection and cost control to ensure that the project is able to meet the time. It focuses on application of IT as an enabler for gathering. planning. tentages. It also gives an understanding of the common IT terminologies used and the process of e-tendering/e-bidding and ecommerce applications used for project & events procurement. It draws upon the various aspects of the course content and may require a BE2607 Law II thorough literature search & field-work and the writing of a report. etc and public health. practices and critical success factors of Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 247 . An element of creativity. marketing research and environment. tracking. workman compensation and employment acts. financial management and other related aspects of management for project and events. Gives students an understanding of the construction. props. to the site/venue selection. authorities’ permits and licenses. under the guidance of a tutor. stages. Topics covered include raised floor/platforms. resource allocation & levelling. Provides students with a basic understanding of mechanical and electrical services. employment of foreign services. It consists of an in-depth study. measuring customer satisfaction. BE2604 Public Relations BE2606 Cross Cultural Studies Students will be given an appreciation of globalisation and the challenges of working in a multicultural market/workplace. scaffoldings. use. assembly. PR department. etc. It focuses on applications such as project planning. in the areas of communication. PR tactics. tendering/ bidding and award. booths. event branding & marketing. storage and service. air conditioning and plumbing and the support/backup services for events. waste management. BE2703 IT Application for Events & Project Management Provides students with the ability to apply IT in project and events management work. is also required. BE2705 Customer Relations Give students an understanding of the fundamentals of customer service. partitions and wall panelling. It focuses on the legal requirements as well as an understanding of safety and industrial health & hygiene issues. beverages. the coordination of design/concept development. food safety planning. progress tracking. electrical. Topics covered include scope of customer service. venue facilities. elements of marketing mix. Services covered include audio-visual. resource allocation & levelling. flooring. It also provides students an understanding of how to manage people – clients. cost and quality/value objectives. how to adapt to a cross-cultural working environment. rigging supports. authority approval or endorsement. roofing and other temporary structures. BE2605 IT Application for Events II BE2610 Project Management II Develops the students’ ability to use IT in project and events industry. Topics covered include event creation. customer loyalty development. preparation of a design brief. scheduling. project cost allocation & tracking and reporting. service recovery. It provides an overview of the processes from the inception. etc. feasibility. It also teaches essential project management tools on Network Analysis. motivation. Emphasis will be placed on different aspects of culture. effective communication. specialist requirement for example vegetarian & halal food and legal aspects such as licensing. pollution. and the use of the Internet.SYNOPSES marketing for events. effective communications. selection and appointment of project and event consultants. BE2608 Resource Procurement BE2701 Integrated Project Give students an understanding of the calling of quotations and tenders including writing of simple specifications. BE2704 Environmental Safety & Health Gives an understanding of the various environmental safety & health issues relating to events management. Gives students an understanding of the principles of managing a general project and an appreciation of the PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) recommended by PMI. environmental impact and aspects including noise. self-reliance and organisational abilities by making students work independently in a simulated work situation. signage.

It focuses on how the space & facilities in venues are evaluated. managed. 248 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 namely building technology and materials. such as commercial. students will construct a 1:10 scaled model of the structure and fit architectural elements. Topics covered include understanding the different types of negotiations. frame structures and the calculation of stresses and strains. operated and maintained. steel. BE750Z CAD Studio Trains students in the basic principles of civil and structural drafting and blueprint reading through project-based learning. Students will learn to use state-of-the-art survey systems such as Trimble Total Station during their practical sessions. students will apply what they have learnt in Geomatics 1 to civil engineering applications. Students will also learn the knowledge of engineering calculation and material balance in the environmental engineering process. students will learn to create database for the infrastructural management of SP Campus using GIS software. BE2711 Entrepreneurship Gives students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship with the understanding of the qualities. It will also focus on maximising the value of space utilised to maximise returns. direct stresses and strains. topographic mapping. functionality and operating and maintenance efficiency. BE720Z Geomatics 2 & GIS Applications Introduces the principles involved in the practice of setting-out surveys. BE2709 Venue & Space Management Gives an understanding of the principles of selecting and managing venues and facilities space. BE761Z Geomatics 2 & GIS Applications In this module. organise themselves. etc. arts events. It also covers progress payment computation and final accounts. curve-setting and estimation of areas & volumes. engineers and technologists. as well as the planning of security and emergency/evacuation routes for an event venue. Students will learn to analyse structures by using the classical methods. properties of common construction materials such as concrete. Classroom instructions are supplemented with group work on casting and assembly of building components in the workshop and individual computer-aided virtual construction of a 3D model of the building in the computer laboratory. event area. plant. Using architectural and civil engineering blueprints. piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID). bricks and blocks according to relevant Standards. They will be taught tasks and responsibilities of managers. consistent deformation. sand and steel wire mesh. BE752Z Structural Mechanics This module covers the fundamentals of statics and strength of materials. It focuses on the processes involved in the breaking down of projects/events into cost components. Topics covered include equilibrium of forces. crosscultural negotiations. traffic circulation routes. The combined knowledge of building technology and materials will equip the students with the skills and knowledge to supervise the construction of low-rise buildings. shear forces and bending moments. BE2707 Event Budgeting & Control Gives an understanding of the estimating and budgeting of an event. They will use CAD software to model the components of pollution control and treatment systems. The materials used will be cement. Students will learn to read and interpret basic process diagrams. labour. sectional properties. the essential skills and tools in using MicroStation Triforma to produce civil and structural drawings. Students learn to solve problems involving the analysis of statically determinate beams. management process and the unique needs and features of such events. setting up negotiation strategies and creative bargaining. conventions and exhibitions. The field exercises include setting-out surveys. steel and timber will be covered. The module basically covers two main areas of study. which are tailored to give a better understanding of the structural theory. plan and co-ordinate works for a small structure. management and design fees. BE710Z Engineering Process & CAD Modelling Introduces students to typical organisations and processes in Environmental Management and Water Technology. BE751Z Building Technology & Materials This module introduces students to the world of civil engineering. The theoretical analysis is supplemented by computer application of available structural analysis software and laboratory simulation sessions. They will use geomatics software such as . leisure and life style. bending and shear stresses. pin-jointed frames. and engineering design output. market survey and research. event services & supports. cultural. Students will learn about the different types of specialised projects and events. incentives travel. BE760Z Structural Analysis & Simulation Provides the basic knowledge of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures. estimating their costs and building up the budget for the whole project/event. Students are also required to work on a mini-project that involves the development of a 2-D and 3-D computer model of a civil engineering structure. topographic mapping. operation management. It includes finding the basic material. social. such as principles of virtual works. Covers practical aspects of business environment analysis. etc. In addition. Students will learn to read drawings. generation of business ideas. It covers the preparation and layout of site and floor plans. consideration and allocation of space for ‘front of the house’ activities. In addition. They will transfer the surveyed data to CAD for presentation. including the planning. no-verbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating and selecting suitable events and the management processes to ensure successful organisation of such events. Students will also conduct laboratory tests on concrete. BE2708 Special Events Project Management Gives students an understanding of the planning and management of special project and events. skills and knowledge needed by an entrepreneur in the start up process.SYNOPSES meetings. and other ‘outsourcing’ costs. BE2710 Negotiation Skills Provides students with an understanding of effective negotiation strategies. and moment distribution. Students will be introduced to stateof-the-art survey systems such as Trimble GPS Total Station during their practical sessions. planned. Students will be taught the fundamental concepts of engineering drawing and CAD. planning negotiation. conflict resolution. curve-setting and estimation of areas & volumes. benefits of effective negotiation.

Equips students with the basic knowledge of hydrology including rainfall and storm water management. piling. application of mechanical components to reduce vibration level. slope stability and soil subsidence. Waste sources. They learn to appreciate the basic properties and applications of common engineering materials such as steels. Student will learn the process on incineration plant and landfill design. leading to a design product and presentation. Classroom teaching is reinforced with tutorials in small groups and practical sessions in the laboratory. In addition. BE7101 Structures 1 BE7202 Industrial Noise & Vibration Control BE7100 Geomatics 1 Provides students with the fundamental knowledge of forces. hydrodynamics and their applications in practice. as well as the preventive and control measures for air pollution. their characteristics and treatment. students will learn hydrostatics. Students are assigned an integrated design project. noise and vibration control criteria and control methods. transfer and transport system will be covered. BE763Z Civil Engineering Construction & Quantity Surveying Provides students with the principles and methods of demolitions. Students will collaborate and present these data graphically e. sampling and monitoring techniques. BE7207 Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Equips students with the knowledge of the integrated solid waste and hazardous waste management. In particular. students will build up databases of objects on SP Campus using GIS software for the purpose of infrastructure management. Students will also learn the dispersion model. orifices. BE7206 Pumping Systems Builds on the basics covered in the Hydraulics module. their characterisation and their applications in the process plant Provides the basic principles of acoustics and vibration. Students will learn about the characteristics of air pollutants which affect the human health. BE7204 Structures 2 Provides students with an appreciation of different forms of structures. technical and communication skills acquired in the first year experience to an environmental design related project. Students will also be taught the basic principles of measurements in earthwork. processing and presentation of these data on CAD. students will learn how to use the sound level instrument and conduct a basic noise monitoring for a plant. engineering. hearing conservation and legal requirements. the behaviour of structures under various loading conditions. siphons and pumps will be introduced followed by a more detailed study of pumping systems. BE7201 Hydrology & Hydraulics Introduces the principles involved in the practice of spatial data acquisition. Darcy’s law and permeability measurement. Students are required to apply their knowledge through the analysis of the structural requirements and to demonstrate understanding in their assignments. The output from the design will be presented in detailed drawings. using terrain modelling. classification of soils. Students will learn the functions and behaviour of structures involved in the treatment and process works. case studies and mini-projects of pump operations and troubleshooting will provide realistic scenarios for practical understanding. BE762Z RC Design & CAD Provides students with an understanding of reinforced concrete design according to SS:CP65. They will learn to calculate flow measurement through pipes and open channels by using the venturi flow-meter. fibre-reinforced plastics. Upon completion of the module. with instructor guidance. identifying major sources of industrial noise and vibration level. application of basic classes of materials to attenuate noise level. irons. This will then be followed by techniques for selecting a pump for a given pipe system. change management and life-long learning. characteristics. design and detail the structural elements. in situ concrete and concrete ancillaries. It covers the design of structural elements of a building such as beams. BE7203 Soil Science Introduces students to ground investigation. basement excavation & geotechnical instrumentations and concrete practice. Students will be given an appreciation of how structures should be designed and erected. Students will learn the following basic concepts: principles of point location. group process. Local legislation on emission control and PSI calculation will also be covered. recovery and waste exchange. A site visit to a local incineration Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 249 . BE7102 Materials Technology Provides students with an understanding of the materials used. collection. operating principles and characteristic curves of centrifugal pumps and submersible pumps will be covered. reuse. and copper and high density polyethylene. BE7200 Air Pollution Control Provides the fundamental knowledge on how air pollution arises and its impact on the environment. groundwater flow. This module covers design of simple structures from blueprint reading to concept design. A project-based assignment and tutorial exercises are given to enhance the understanding of concepts taught in the classrooms. determination of heights by levelling and the establishment of reference marks by traversing.g. Students will understand the properties of fluids and calculate forces exerted on plane by stationary fluid. slabs.SYNOPSES Trimble Geomatics Office to transfer the surveyed data to CAD. Students will also learn waste minimisation techniques like waste recycling. critical thinking. Pollution of groundwater and remediation techniques for both soil and groundwater will also be taught. columns and footings. orifice-meter. and waste water treatment facilities. Also students will be taught the knowledge of construction materials such as concrete. Students will also learn to design pipelines and open channels to convey water. walk through or drive through. generation. Classroom teaching will be supplemented by laboratory sessions. glass-reinforced plastic and structural steels. under the Hydraulics session. BE7205 Environmental Project 1 Provides students with the opportunity to apply the scientific. It will also enhance their process skills including skill in problem solving. Students will learn to use CADD software packages to analyse. Three types of piping systems gravity. Finally. In addition. notches and weirs.

manholes and chambers and miscellaneous steelworks. Requirements of ISO 14001 will also be highlighted. Techniques in managing simulated hydraulic project based on CDIO (Conceive-Design. etc. hygiene and vector control. Other concepts include project planning. tendering procedures. coagulation. BE7300 CE Construction Provides students with the knowledge of the parties involved in civil engineering works. Safety. concreting and formwork. chemical and general workshop safety. submit a formal written report and may also be required to do an oral presentation. Hands-on sessions will allow students to explore and appreciate how knowledge of micro-organisms can assist the environmental engineer in public health and pollution control practices. prevention and control. waste management. The module will also cover basic industrial toxicology. Students will also learn to design a water supply pipe network system based on water demand and required supply pressure. safety in material handling. case studies. Classroom teaching will be reinforced by practical sessions in laboratory. Case studies will be incorporated to help students understand the implementation of environmental management systems. Assessment tools such as environmental impact assessment and ISO14001 requirements on environmental management systems will be covered. FLASH animations and other supporting media in web design. pipelines and sewers. The project may be industrialbased or research-based and will be guided by academic staff.ImplementOperate) initiative will also be taught. The microbial activities involved in activated and digested tanks will be covered. It includes students’ understanding of the engineering fundamentals of construction in building operations and its associated construction plants and equipment. 250 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 BE7302 Project Management Provides students with the principles of contract administration and their application in engineering and construction projects. BE7308 Green Buildings Equips students with the knowledge of green building systems. Covers types of contracts. Topics will revolve around global concerns such as pollution. fire protection. construction operations. building commissioning. case studies and site visits to buildings with green mark awards are aimed to enhance further understanding of concepts taught. mechanical and electrical works in accordance with standard rules. selection of green building materials. the anatomy of an accident and accident prevention. Project work. electrical. BE7307 Waterman Course Provides students with a broad understanding of the entire Water Loop: from drainage management to water collection to water treatment to sewerage management to water reclamation. BE7502 Environmental Science Introduces issues that are related to the environment. and laboratory sessions. The project group will be required to demonstrate the working principles of the product. monitoring and operation of wastewater treatment system and water reclamation. sedimentation. flocculation. contract documents. excavation and trenching. Classroom instruction will include projects (may include site visits) that require critical and creative thinking. Final-year students will work in small groups to develop and improve upon the design product which evolved in their Environmental Project 1 module. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with tutorials. recycling efforts. conditions of contract and specifications.SYNOPSES plant will be arranged to enhance the students’ understanding on local solid waste management. Students will learn the basic principles of risk assessment and control. personal protective equipment. BE7303 Quantity Surveying Aims to help students understand measurement and pricing of quantities related to civil engineering. BE7306 Environmental Microbiology Aims to teach students the biological aspects of potable and recreational water quality testing. filtration and disinfection will be taught. water management and waste minimisation. Design of sewer collection systems will be also taught based on code of practice requirements. BE7501 Geomatics 1 Aims to introduce the principles involved in the practice of spatial data acquisition. determination of heights by levelling and the establishment of reference marks by traversing. BE7208 Water Supply Provides students with knowledge of conventional water treatment principles and design as well as water distribution systems. Students will learn the following basic concepts: principles of point location. Gantt chart. BE7301 Environmental Project 2 Allows students to apply concepts learnt in the various environmental modules and provide solutions to problems. cash flow analysis. economic analysis of green buildings and the various Green Building Technologies to achieve a sustainable built environment. BE7305 Environmental Management System Equips students with the knowledge of the practices of energy management. Students will also learn the applicable legislations and requirements pertaining to environmental management. wastewater treatment. The whole process of water treatment including screening. BE7209 Workplace. and water reclamation. BE7500 Internet Technology Covers the basic application of a web publishing software in designing a comprehensive web site and the advanced features of internet technology such as the proper use of web graphics. Reference will be made to the new Workplace Health & Safety Act. Explores the use of computer software in project management to manage projects. processing and presentation of these data on CAD. BE7304 Wastewater Technology Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment techniques. BE7600 CE Project 1 This project to be spread over 2 semesters allows students to apply concepts learnt in the various civil engineering modules and provide . Health & Environment Aims to help students understand hazard recognition through causes of accidents. network diagrams and risk management.

hydrodynamics and their applications in practice. BE7601 Transportation Engineering various international and Singapore’s Building Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark building assessment schemes. retaining walls. Topics included are vertical stresses in soil. BE7704 Civil Engineering Technology Covers the selection of suitable construction plants and the planning of civil engineering works such as roads. problem-based assignments and presentations. shear strength. orifice-meter. bar chart. The project may be industrial-based or research-based and will be guided by academic staff. errors in electronic distance Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 251 . Covers the basic principles of traffic and highway engineering. basic properties. These include most aspects of advanced construction with an insight into techniques applied in large-scale development using standard or specialised machineries and equipment. cash flow analysis. This project allows students to apply concepts learnt in the various civil engineering modules and provide solutions to problems. The project may be industrial-based or research-based and will be guided by academic staff. BE7702 Geotechnical Engineering 2 Covers the use of basic soil parameters. consolidation settlement. laboratory works. tunnels. underground construction. BE7706 Structural Inspection & Repair Equips students with basic concepts and principles of inspection of structures and repair to concrete structures. tutorials. Classroom teaching is reinforced with tutorials in small groups and practical sessions in the laboratory. Covers types of contracts. core test etc. The project group will be required to submit a formal written report and may also be required to do an oral presentation. It covers customisation of commonly used software in civil structural engineering such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access to automate the repetitive tasks involved and add “intelligent” behaviour to their existing functionalities and therefore leads to increased productivity. Case studies of selected contemporary civil engineering structures will be discussed. notches and weirs. sprayed concrete. ultrasonic pulse velocity test. Classroom instructions are supplemented with tutorials. hands-on practice. The project group will be required to submit a formal written report and may also be required to do an oral presentation. to solve various geotechnical problems. Techniques in managing construction projects will be taught including project planning. laboratory sessions. Students will be introduced to some of the latest traffic facilities available in Singapore. Part 2 of the project is under BE7700 CE Design Project 2. Project work. laboratory sessions and e-learning. They will learn advanced survey computations. practical skills and techniques of computer programming as well as its application in solving civil engineering problems. conditions of contract and specifications. They will learn to calculate flow measurement through pipes and open channels by using the venturimeter. lateral earth pressure. ground investigation. Provides students with basic knowledge. CAD studio modelling and visual presentation on their design project. problem-based learning and e- learning. case studies and site visits to buildings with green mark awards are aimed to enhance further understanding of concepts taught. Students are introduced to sketching. and critical path methods using network diagrams. penetration resistance test. Final-year students will work in small groups which will foster team work. Classroom instructions are supplemented by tutorials. Students will explore the use of computer software in project management to manage projects. Topics include soil classification. traffic data collection and computer aided assignments BE7605 Aesthetic Design for CE BE7602 Computer Programming with Applications in Civil Engineering Continuation of BE7600 CE Design Project 1. BE7703 Civil Engineering Project Management Provides students with the principles of project management and their applications in construction projects. compaction. BE7705 Construction Law Introduces students to the legal aspects of construction project management and contract administration. Final-year students will work in small groups which will foster team work. Lectures will be supplemented with technical visits. BE7707 Geomatics & GPS Applications Aims to provide students with an understanding of advanced topics in Geomatics. Students will learn about properties of fluids and calculate forces exerted on plane and curved surfaces by stationary fluid. The various design strategies of green building technology. Students will also learn to design pipelines and open channels to convey water. contract documents. learnt in BE7701 Geotechnical Engineering 1. permeability and geotechnical instrumentations. Inspection and testing methods such as non-destructive tests on hardened concrete using rebound hammer test. orifices. will be taught. Classroom instructions are supplemented by tutorials. bridges. teaching models. It enables students to appreciate the various requirements of highway and intersection designs. steel plate bonding and fibre wrap. standard contract form. Provides students with basic understanding of contract and other laws applicable to construction in Singapore. BE7604 Green Building Technology The module equips students with a general framework for looking at global warming issues. construction operations and selection of green building materials to achieve a more sustainable built environment are covered in this module. prestressed structures and land reclamation. followed by an examination of This module provides students with an understanding of the aesthetic design for civil engineering structures. BE7603 Hydraulics Provides the basic knowledge of hydrostatics. tendering procedures. BE7700 CE Project 2 BE7701 Geotechnical Engineering 1 Provides students with the fundamentals of soil mechanics so that students can quantify various basic soil parameters. Students will also learn concrete repair and strengthening techniques such as jacketing. cofferdams. footings and piles. They will be taught asphalt mix design and flexible pavement design according to the standard codes of practice.SYNOPSES solutions to problems.

unsaturated polyester. viscometry. Students will learn to design and sketch structural steelwork drawings with emphasis placed on standard detailing practice. Hands-on experience on available equipment is given. cavity pressure studies and optimising processing parameters. freeradical co-polymerisation and step-growth polymerisation. vector. ionic polymerisation. CP0015 Project & Financial Management Gives a good understanding of the functional tools available for project planning and scheduling. relevant software. and the concept of average molecular mass and its distribution.g. The module covers basic financial tools and techniques such as financial analysis and planning. lubricants. They will also learn to appreciate the use of CAD to produce these drawings. blow moulding. BE7708 Civil & Structural Design & Submission Equips students with skills to study. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with tutorials. Basic management principles and supervisory roles of foreman and site agents will be covered. properties and applications of major thermosets. CP0002 Properties of Polymer Molecules Gives students a good understanding of the science of large molecules and the principles of stereochemistry. properties and applications of commodity. CP0004 Major Thermosets & Polymer Reactions Covers the structure. Students will be taught design of structural members such as beams. The theory is complemented by laboratory polymerisation practicals. BE7709 Water & Wastewater Technology Provides students with an overview of water resources and water pollution control practices. Students will also learn to apply the various building submission requirements. extrusion. melamine formaldehyde. light scattering and gel permeation chromatography. plasticisers. CP002Z Projects Enables students to apply knowledge and analytical & trouble-shooting skills in a supervised project in the Advanced Diploma in Food Technology. group work and presentations and site visits. degradation and stabilisation is also introduced. engineering and speciality plastics. fillers. injection moulding processes and parameters. e. hydro graphic surveying as well as modern technologies associated with data acquisition. and water reclamation will be taught. colourants. water. health and environmental hazards inherent in the construction industry and the preventive measures to ensure safe and healthy work environment. BE7712 Site Organisation & Management The module is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the management techniques required in administering. using osmometry. infrared and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. cash flow management. sludge treatment and disposal. organising and completing a construction project. relationship between structure and proper¬ties. flammability and toxicity of materials and additives are also covered. CP0006 Polymer Characterisation Covers the principles of polymer characterisation. CP0001 Chain & Step Growth Polymerisation Gives students a good understanding of the mechanisms of chain growth polymerisation processes. Financial management in a . Health & Environmental Management Provides students with an understanding of the safety. time value of money and capital budgeting. BE7713 Financial Management for Construction Managers To teach students the fundamentals of financial management. manufacture. epoxy resin. BE7710 Safety. heat and light stabilisers. thermal analysis and microscopy. data processing and analysis and data presentation. Students also learn to appreciate the integration of both civil and structural components of a building project. storm water drainage designs. flame-retardants and fibrous reinforcement. CP001Z Projects Enables students to apply knowledge and analytical & trouble-shooting skills in a supervised project in the Advanced Diploma in Polymer Technology. Antioxidants. BE7711 Steel Design & CAD Covers the basic concepts and principles of structural steel design and detailing to BS5950: Part 1. They will be required to carry out the structural analysis and design of a RC structure and its related civil engineering works. solution properties of polymers. Hands-on experience on the mould flow simulation will also be covered. wastewater collection and treatment. including free radical polymerisation. A basic knowledge of polymer modification reactions. CP0005 Polymer Physics Deals with polymer rheology and morphology and relates these to the processing characteristics and mechanical properties of polymers. It also introduces environmental control concepts at construction sites such as solid waste management. CP0014 Plastics Processing Technology Covers the technology of mixing and compounding. inventory control and decision making. CP0003 Thermoplastics & Additives Covers the structure. manufacture. management and maintenance of safe working environment and understand procedures under the Workplace Safety & Health Act and other related legislation. Students will become familiar with these processes through field exercises involving the use of GPS total station/ data loggers to acquire data and present the data on CAD.SYNOPSES measurements. It helps students acquire knowledge and supervisory skills for good housekeeping. Fundamental principles and current engineering practices in water treatment and distribution. Classroom teaching is supplemented with individual assignments. 252 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 columns and column bases and the design of simple connections in bolted or welded construction. polyurethane and silicone. laboratory sessions. and site visits. moulding faults and remedies. air and noise pollution control. analyse and use design briefs or client’s requirements and architectural drawings. Theoretical and practical aspects of failure analysis are covered.

for example. applications. Topics include cellular adaptations and tissue damage. CP0206 Molecular Techniques Provides students with the hands-on opportunity in using molecular techniques for life science research and investigation. G2 and S phases. haemodynamic disorders. the G1. CP0205 Genetics Aims to teach genetic mechanisms. The module also covers techniques in proteome analysis where principles and experiments on polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis & two dimensional gel electrophoresis will be taught. CP0016 Product & Mould Design Technology Covers the knowledge of product design and development from the developmental stages.SYNOPSES commercial organisation including key topics such as understanding how financial decisions are made. Emphasis will be on skills development and hands-on experience on the use of various molecular based techniques. genetic manipulation of cells and animals. and the use of Ensembl will also be covered in this module. Paten considerations and design of tooling for plastic parts will be introduced. Diabetes mellitus will be examined in greater detail as increasing research indicates that accumulation of free radical production occurs before diabetic complications become clinically evident. genetic diseases. The module includes the use of flow cytometer to determine qualitatively as well as quantitatively the heterogeneity within a population with the help of specific protein markers expressed by different cell types during various stages of mitosis. through materials selection. which includes downstream operations and bioremedial action. Nomenclature of describing human mutations and some examples of human genetics diseases (monogenic. orthotic and implanted devices used in medicine and healthcare. Students will also be taught the practice of safe science in the clinical and life science laboratories. exon-intron relationships. nutrition. CP0017 Advanced Materials Technology Covers the areas of biomaterials. Emphasis on the control of the cell cycle and apoptosis will be stressed. cancer biology and organ pathologies. Since genetic mechanisms are involved in cancer. physiology and biological response of human tissues to materials which form key constituents of prosthetic. The Biomaterials section will provide broad knowledge which complements the basic understanding of biocompatibility. CP0202 Human Molecular Genetics Aims to teach students about the development of the human genome project. ascorbate. Cell division and apoptosis play important roles in cell regulation as well as cancer development. Danio rerio. The capability of computer aided design (CAD) for mould design and limitations of mould making processes will be demonstrated. performance- property relationships. phenolics and carotenoids. manufacturing processes and design. The tutorial and lecture sessions are designed to help students correlate the relationship between antioxidants and free radicals. and how all these aspects  interact. such as Caenorhabditis elegans and the zebrafish. critical issues pertaining to the financial success of the firm will be covered. its aims and achievements as well as the organisation of the human genome in relation to that with other organisms’ genomes. Students will be taught Quantitative Genetics. CP0018 Communication & Marketing Skills Covers an overview of the importance of good communication skills at the work place. Principles and strategies in identifying disease genes. disease. Molecular interactions between different macromolecules like proteins and DNA involved in the cell cycle as well as apoptosis will be discussed during lectures. The topics will be explored in the context of posttranslational protein modifications and research in cancer and infectious diseases. polygenic and nonMendelian inheritance) will be described. Outcomes resulting from a breakdown in cell cycle regulation and apoptosis as seen in cancer will be included in this module. Drosophila as a model organism will be compared with other model organisms. Students will learn methods of bioremediation and biotreatment. such as tocopherol. There will be discussions of current issues involving the role of genes in cancer. CP0204 Environmental Biotechnology Provides students with basic knowledge and skills required for environmental monitoring and biotreatment operations for water. CP0201 Cell Division & Apoptosis Aims to provide students with the knowledge of eucaryotic cell division and cell death via apoptosis. In marketing skills students will be provided with an understanding of the basic principles of marketing management in the local and international environment. inflammation. The Composite Materials section will provide a basic understanding of the properties of composites materials which is important for the improvement of their properties. these principles will be covered and for the latter. karyotypes and their links to genetic screening. students will have built the foundation of understanding of human diseases on which future modules are based. therapy and antioxidant defence systems that are derived from the diet. CP0207 Proteome Analysis Provides students with recent developments in the identification and characterisation of proteins using high sensitivity two- dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. which underpins research and development of biomedical sciences. composites and coating. evolution and development of an organism. CP0203 Antioxidants & Free Radicals Provides students with a theoretical basis on the role of free radicals in aging. new approaches of treating diseases and exploration of search engines & databases for bibliographic search and analysis of human genes. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 253 . CP0304 Laboratory Management & Biosafety Provides students with an overview of quality management for the laboratory and accreditation. At the end of the module. healing and repair. CP0303 Basic Pathology Provides students with an introduction to the science of human diseases. chromosomes. and includes techniques for oral and written presentations. air and solid pollution. The Coating Science & Technology section will provide a broader perspective and more fundamental understanding of the basic principles affecting coating performance. immunity and genetic screening. Gives a good understanding of the knowledge on intermediate and advanced design for plastic injection moulds.

formulation techniques for creating and matching fragrances as well as fragrance applications with emphasis on recent updates and ongoing research will be covered. nutritional related diseases. CP0404 Skincare Raw Materials & Formulations Provides an overview of ingredients used in skincare products. emulsion theory. CP0514 Food Ingredients on the use of the various food processing equipment will also be included. 254 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 CP0405 Colloid & Polymer Science Introduces the principles of colloid and polymer science and its practical applications in cosmetics. testing and evaluation methods as well as safety and stability studies will be included. hypersensitivity and immunological skin reactions. the effect of handling and processing on nutrients in food and practice in planning meals for specific requirements. preservatives and other ingredients in hair-care preparations. CP0506 Food Product Development Provides students with advanced technologies on experimental designs. an understanding of the technology. actives. CP0520 Food Quality Management Provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in quality management. Students will also have practice in the formulation and evaluation of suitable ingredients/additives in formulated foods. Raw materials. Provides students with knowledge of human nutritional requirements. CP0402 Perfumery Provides an overview of the history of the perfume industry and its process of development from conceptualisation to market launch. Local and international cosmetic regulations. with emphasis on pathogens and spoilage organisms. Toxicological. CP0406 Cosmetic Science Laboratory Provides students with hands-on experience in formulating and evaluating hair and skincare products. New technologies in microemulsions.SYNOPSES CP0305 Techniques in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Provides the practical basis of clinical laboratory molecular diagnostics. preparations and evaluations will be covered across main areas in personal care from anti-ageing creams to colour lipsticks and sunscreens. phototoxicity and photosensitivity effects from cosmetic ingredients will be included. Formulations. infectious diseases. as well as practical skills on food residue analysis in a modern laboratory. Different preparation. proteins and carbohydrates and a working knowledge of the behaviour of food components on processing and storage. enzyme technology and the technology of genetically modified (GM) foods. CP0403 Dermal Pharmacology & Cosmetic Regulations Provides an overview of the physiology and histology of the skin. A working knowledge on the safety evaluation and the regulation of functional ingredients with respect to regulatory bodies will also be included. As for topics related to the technology of GM foods. thickeners. liposomes. Emphasis will be on skills development and hands-on experience on the use of molecular techniques to diagnose or monitor cancer. CP0517 Food Processing Provides students with an understanding of the principles of current and potential food preservation methods. Molecular methods for epidemiological studies will also be included. banned substances in cosmetics formulations. Provides students with a broad understanding of the roles of food ingredients including nutraceuticals in the development and processing of functional foods. Practicals in both the conventional and rapid. This module allows students to acquire practical skills in both fast and conventional microbiological testing methods for cosmetic products. common skin disorders and their treatment. solubilised systems. It also gives students the opportunity to develop a basic scientific understanding of metabolic processes and its application to food quality and the impact of nutrition on health. Discussions on the application of innovative ingredients to meet consumers’ demand for great taste combined with nutritional benefits are included. foams and dispersion systems in cosmetic formulations. food standards and in the legislative aspects of food quality. and selected genetic disorders. CP0401 Hair-care Raw Materials & Formulations Provides a detailed study of surfactants. applied statistics and sensory evaluation for application in food product development. Hands-on experience Provides students with an understanding of the principles of fermentation. The study of different emulsions types in creams and lotions as well as in surfactant systems will be covered. CP0519 Food Analysis Provides students with the essential knowledge of advanced analytical instrumentation. Students will also have practice in the evaluation of the properties of food components in various food products. skin lightening and skin delivery systems will be included. automated methods will be emphasised. CP0518 Applied Food Microbiology Provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge in evaluating the characteristics and activities of important microorganisms in foods. CP0523 Food Packaging Technology Provides students with knowledge of the principles involved in the selection of food . labelling and licensing requirements for cosmetic products will be covered. Topics will cover dynamics of surfactants at interphases. Topics covered in fermentation and enzyme technology will focus on the key concepts and principles of the mode of operation and regulation of batch and continuous systems. applications and issues involved in the development of transgenic plants will be dealt with. CP0521 Food Bioengineering CP0516 Applied Food Chemistry CP0522 Nutrition & Metabolism Provides students with a strong foundation in the chemistry of lipids. quality assurance measures on testing methodologies will also be covered in this module. In addition.

a working knowledge of the concept of food packaging techniques. physiology. Clinical applications will include immunophenotyping of hematological malignancies. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 255 . CP2008 Metabolic Biochemistry Gives an overview of biosynthetic and degradative pathways of biomolecules. microbial isolation growth and enumeration will also be taught in this module. current applications in blood banking and CD4/CD8 determinations for monitoring of AIDS. Emphasis is placed on independent-learning. Emphasis is placed on agricultural crops and other plants of commercial importance. Also included are the different immune systems involved in host defence. It includes project management procedures and techniques. Fungal & Parasitic Infections Provides a broad understanding of the biology. epidemiology and control of important bacterial diseases. Microbiological techniques. CP0702 Clinical Flow Cytometry Provides students with the hands-on opportunity in using a flow cytometer to give a firm grounding in the basis of flow cytometry and cell sorting. The mode of action of antibiotics and mechanisms of microbial resistance will also be covered. effective teamwork. clinical features. CP201Z Project Enables students to apply & integrate the knowledge & skills acquired throughout the Biotechnology course in a research and development project. There is to be a strong emphasis on instrument maintenance and quality control.SYNOPSES packaging materials. problem-solving skills and communication skills in the process. fungal and parasitic pathogens. the cell cycle and apoptosis. pathogenesis and diagnosis of viral. laboratory diagnosis. package labelling and the impact of packages on the environment. as well as the critical issues pertaining to the successful communication and implementation of the plan to various stakeholders. packaging of specific food products. techniques. and integration of these pathways in living organisms. problem-solving skills and communication skills in the process. principles. Techniques in microbiology will be covered in theory and practical. effective teamwork. replication and growth requirements. The use of therapeutic agents and preventive strategies will be included. Applications in cell biology will include the DNA histogram. CP0524 Food Marketing & Project Management CP0801 Host-microorganism Interactions & Immunology of Infections Provides students with the ability to develop and implement marketing plan for new and existing food products. CP0703 Blood Banking Aims to equip students with a critical appreciation of blood transfusion therapy. CP0802 Foodborne Diseases & Bacterial Infectious Diseases Provides an overview of the aetiology. haematologic malignancies. automated methods in diagnostic bacteriology and virology. CP2011 Applied Microbiology Covers food microbiology. which lead to damage in response to infection. CP2007 Basic Microbiology Provides an understanding of the microbial world. All aspects of routine haematology procedures will be reviewed. It covers the key topics in marketing strategies. Students are to appreciate the relevance and importance of haematology in the investigation and diagnosis of various diseases. pathogenesis. Organisation. Central to this theme is the study of how cells obtain energy and use this energy for the synthesis of cellular material. sources of contamination and microbial growth as well as microbial spoilage of food will be covered. in terms of classification. CP202Z Project Enables students to apply & integrate the knowledge & skills acquired throughout the Biomedical Science course in a research and development project. nomenclature. instrumentation and management. Major topics will include a review Covers host-parasite relationship and its role in the practice of diagnostic microbiology and in the management of infectious diseases. The students will also learn to apply quantitative operations research technique to plan and optimise project scheduling and resource utlisation. CP0806 Molecular Methods in Medical  & Food Microbiology Introduces students to molecular diagnostic techniques such as PCRbased assays for pathogen detection and pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) for strain typing of bacteria. Knowledge of the major microorganisms causing foodborne diseases and their properties. of clinically significant blood groups. safety of donor blood supply and clinical aspects of transfusion therapy. metabolism. active packaging technologies. the different types of microorganisms. haemostasis. basic plant genetics and breeding and principles of plant propagation. gene expression and recombinant DNA technology. Major topics will include anaemia. quality control and clinical significance of results. CP2009 Molecular Genetics Aims to provide students with knowledge of the principles of genetics as studied in several organisms and an appreciation of its application in molecular genetics. CP0804 Viral. CP0803 Practical Microbiology & Virology Consists of 15 weeks (45 hours) of practicals in both the conventional and rapid. with heavy emphasis on aseptic technique as well as microbial control. Emphasis is placed on independent-learning. CP2003 Plant Science Introduces botanical topics such as plant anatomy. CP0701 Haematology Aims to provide the student with both the knowledge and practical skills essential to routine diagnostic haematology and to introduce more specialised topics as appropriate. plant identification and taxonomy. develop sound practical skills and increase awareness of transfusion-transmitted diseases. industrial and environmental microbiology and medical microbiology. management and quality control procedures will be included as appropriate.

SYNOPSES

CP2013
Biochemical Techniques
Focuses on the principles and application of
the special techniques used in life sciences for
the separation, identification and purification
of biomolecules.

CP2016
Molecular Biology
Examines the structure and functions of
genes, the flow of genetic information,
regulation of gene expression at
transcriptional and translational levels.
Mechanisms underlying gene mutation,
various DNA repairs and its effect on protein
function are also covered in this module.
Together with the module ‘Molecular
Genetics’, the fundamental processes of cell
regulation are explored at the molecular level.
Key concepts and principles in molecular
biology are supported by well-structured
laboratory practicals.

CP2022
Animal Cell Culture
Introduces the operation and design of animal
cell culture laboratories. The techniques used
in cell culture are taught using the facilities
of bio-clean rooms and a variety of systems
for maintaining sterile cell populations.
Applications of such methods today include
production of high value therapeutics
and vaccines.

CP2023
Bioprocess Engineering
Covers the chemical engineering principles
used in the processing of biological materials.
Topics covered include microbial kinetics,
bioreactors, fermentation, separation
techniques and environmental biotechnology.

CP2024
Hybridoma Technology
Examines the production, maintenance and
uses of monoclonal antibodies that have
commercial applications in diagnostic work,
therapeutic treatment, agricultural and
veterinary studies.

CP2025
Immunology
Explains the biological aspects of immunity in
protection against disease and the antigenantibody reactions. The immunological
methods used have applications in biological
and medical sciences.

CP2029
Basic Pathology
Provides an introduction to the mechanisms
of human diseases and to the morphology

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and clinical characteristics of a broad
spectrum of disease entities at molecular,
cellular, tissue, organ and organismal levels.
Topics include cellular adaptations and tissue
damage, inflammation, healing and repair,
hemodynamic disorders, genetic diseases,
cancer biology and organ pathologies. At the
end of the module, students will have built
the foundation of understanding of human
diseases on which future modules are based.

CP2038
Anatomy & Physiology I

CP2033
Applied Immunology

CP2040
Good Laboratory &
Manufacturing Practice

Provides students with a broad
understanding of the principles involved
in diagnostic immunology. Aspects of the
immune system in health and diseases are
discussed in topics which include the role
of the major histocompatibility complex
in antigen processing and presentation,
immunological tolerance and disorders of
the immune response, transplantation and
immunodeficiency states.

CP2034
Blood Banking
Covers concepts of blood transfusion and
blood component therapy. Practical aspects
include donor selection, phlebotomy, blood
grouping and storage of blood. Particular
emphasis is given to cross-matching and
prevention of transfu¬sion reactions.

CP2035
Histological Techniques
Provides the practical foundation in
techniques in histopathology. Emphasis is
given to the ability to apply theory to bench
practice in tissue fixation and processing,
staining and instrumentation. Cryotomy and
exfoliative cytology are also introduced.

Introduces students to basic concepts of
mammalian anatomy and physiology. Covers
the anatomical features of human systems
and enable students to correlate organ
structure with function. Practicals include
macroscopic anatomy of major anatomical
systems, physiology with particular emphasis
given to histology of human tissues.

Covers Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
procedures and regulations, plus Good Clinical
Research Practice (GCP) and some aspects of
current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
affecting the development of new drugs.
Processes involved in bringing a new chemical
entity into the market as an approved drug
with emphasis in issues of safety and efficacy
in new drugs development will be covered.

CP2041
Clinical Chemistry 1
Introduces students to the scope of clinical
chemistry and its role in medical laboratory
technology. It provides students with an
overview of the work involved in the clinical
chemistry laboratory. Fundamentals of routine
procedures will be given together with
relevant clinical information. The subject also
covers the range of tests usually provided
in routine screening procedures and the
importance of good management and quality
control procedures.

CP2042
Basic Immunology

Provides students with an understanding of
the structure of biomolecules such as water,
carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, amino acids
and proteins and describes their roles within
biological systems. Outline of metabolic
cycles and overall functions of biosystems
are introduced.

Provides students with an overview of the
fundamental concepts of immunology. Topics
include an overview of the immune system
and its importance in clinical medicine, the
cells and tissues of the immune system and
their interactions, the structure and functions
of immunoglobulins, complement biology,
the major histocompatability complex,
antigen-antibody reactions and methods for
their detection.

CP2037
Cell Biology

CP2043
Haematology 1

CP2036
Biosystems & Biomolecules

Aims to equip students with knowledge of the
structure and functions of cellular organelles.
The functions of the genetic material,
transcription, translation, cell cycle and
Mendelian genetics are covered. The coverage
of subject matter will equip students with
practical as well as thinking skills necessary
for modules such as Molecular Biology and
Molecular Genetics.

Aims to provide students with an overview
of the work involved in clinical haematology
laboratories. Fundamentals of routine
procedures will be given together with
relevant clinical information.

SYNOPSES

CP2044
Anatomy & Physiology 2

CP2051
Molecular Modelling

CP2058
Immunohaematology

Reinforces the knowledge of human
anatomical systems and the physiological
processes learned in CP2038 with clear
application of concepts. All physiological
processes are tied to some level of body
structure and organisation. Practicals are
designed to use appropriate diagnostic tools
to measure human physiological parameters
to correlate theory with data collected.

Prepares and trains students on how to apply
IT skills in the area of life sciences. Students
are taught on data mining for literature
and biological information search, pair-wise
(BLAST) and multiple alignment, primer and
probe design, primary and secondary protein
structure analysis and tertiary 3D structural
modelling. DNA sequence assembly and
construction of contig are also covered in
this module.

Provides students with an overview of
the work involved in clinical serology and
haematology laboratories. Fundamentals of
routine procedures will be given together with
relevant clinical information.

CP2045
Haematology 2
Builds on knowledge from CP2043
(Haematology 1) module, with application
of haematology in the investigation and
diagnosis of various diseases.

CP2046
Medical Microbiology A
Provides students the theoretical foundation
and practical skills in medical microbiology.
Identification of etiological agents of bacterial
and fungal diseases and their antimicrobial
susceptibilities will be covered. The diagnosis,
management and prevention of these
diseases will be emphasised. Epidemiology
of infectious diseases as well as prevention
and control of nosocomial infections will also
be covered.

CP2047
Clinical Chemistry 2
Provides students the theoretical foundation
and practical skills in clinical chemistry.
Students will learn the background
pathophysiology of tests performed in a
clinical chemistry laboratory and details of the
analytical methods involved.

CP2048
Medical Microbiology B
Provides students with a broad understanding
of the principles involved in diagnostic
microbiology and urinalysis. Identification
of etiological agents of virological
and parasitological diseases and their
characteristics will be covered. The diagnosis,
management and prevention of these diseases
will also be covered.

CP2049
Biophysics
Provides an introduction to basic physics
principles and concepts underlying the
processes in plant and animal physiology.
Students will have a better understanding
of the importance of physical concepts and
principles in life science studies.

CP2052
Introductory Pharmacology
Provides students with the basic concepts of
the physiological, biochemical and anatomical
interactions of chemical agents with living
tissues. The teaching of pharmacological
principles and mechanisms is emphasised. The
therapeutic and toxic actions of important
drugs and poisons will also be covered.

CP2053
Techniques in Clinical
Molecular Diagnostics
Aims to provide the practical basis of clinical
laboratory molecular diagnostics. Emphasis
will be on skills development and handson experience on the use of molecular
techniques to diagnose or monitor selected
human diseases. Molecular methods for
epidemiological studies will also be included.

CP2054
Agrotechnology
Covers the principles of ‘industrialised’
farming. Topics such as economic use of land
and water resources, specialised farming
systems such as hydroponics and genetic
management of brood stock in aquaculture
are included.

CP2055
Genomic Techniques
Explores the potential of genetic engineering
and the different cloning strategies.
Emphasis is placed on practical work in
which students learn modern techniques in
gene manipulations.

CP2056
Plant Biotechnology
Covers the principles and techniques used
in modern plant tissue culture and plant
biotechnology. The aseptic culture of
plants has applications in crop breeding,
micropropagation and disease eradication
in plants. Specialist facilities are available
for students to build up their skills in these
commercial techniques. Molecular biology
applications in agriculture are also covered.

CP2060
Laboratory Management
& Biosafety
Cover topics on the practise of safe science
in life science laboratories. Students will be
taught quality management, the routes of
transmission of laboratory-acquired infections;
laboratory animal allergies and nosocomial
infections; how to package infectious
biological agents for transport; disinfection
and treatment of laboratory waste. Local
standards for biosafety are taught. This is
a good foundation on how to carry out a
risk assessment, what risk groups are and
biosafety measures in life science research and
clinical laboratories.

CP2062
Pharmaceutical Mathematics
Introduces the basics of dosage calculations
and abbreviations in administration of
medications. Pharmaceutical calculations
based on proportional analysis and formula
methods, and determinations of IV flow rates
are taught in this module.

CP2063
Genetics & Molecular Biology
Provides students with theoretical knowledge
and practical skills in molecular biology and
genetic analysis. Students will learn the
fundamentals of genetics, the structure and
function of genes and the applications of
recombinant DNA technology.

CP2064
General Biochemistry
Provides students with basic understanding
of human biochemistry. The topics includes
introduction to biochemistry, nucleic acids,
proteins, enzymes, vitamins and trace
elements, carbohydrates, lipids and energy 
production.

CP2065
Introductory Anatomy
& Physiology
Introduces students to basic organisation of
human anatomy and physiology. It covers the
anatomical features of various systems and
how it relates to physiological mechanisms
and associated dysfunctions. Applications of
physiology as it pertains to bioengineering
principles will be covered.

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CP2066
Introductory Microbiology
& Immunology
Provides students with basic understanding
of microbiology and immunology. Includes
an overview of the importance of microbes in
daily life, both beneficial as well as detrimental
effects; and an overview of the immune
system, the cells and tissues of the immune
system and their interactions, the importance
of inflammation and complement biology.

CP2067
Pathobiology of Human Diseases
Expands concepts taught in the CP2029
Basic Pathology module, with emphasis on
the pathophysiological and pathogenetic
mechanisms underlying human diseases.
Students will have an overall picture of how
concepts learnt in the course can be interrelated in the context of human disease.

CP2068
WWW Bioinformatics
Provides an insight into the mysteries of
genomes of living things. Students learn to
apply IT skills in the area of life sciences.

CP2069
Environmental Science
Provides students with theoretical knowledge
of environmental science and environmental
management. It aims to enhance a
growing environmental awareness towards
resource optimisation, waste minimisation,
environmental impact assessment and
industrial health and safety. It provides
students with a capability for developing
problem-solving skills and encourages
students to think and learn independently.

CP2070
Clinical Instrumentation
& Automation
Provides students with the technical skills and
the principles of the analytical techniques and
instrumentation used in medical laboratory.
Emphasis will be on skills development,
critical analysis and the application of such
practical techniques to the investigation
and understanding of human diseases.
The module will also delve further into the
areas of clinical laboratory automation and
laboratory information systems.

physiology in relation to the gross and
microscopic anatomical structures of organs.

CP2072
Physics in Biomedical Science
Gives an introduction to physics principles
and concepts as applied in the field of
biomedical science. Students will understand
the physics behind human physiology as well
as measure human physiological parameters.
They will have an increased awareness and
understanding of the applications of physics
in biomedical science.

CP301Z
Project
Allows students to work independently with
professionals and academic supervisors in
designing protocols for clinical research and
analysis of results to solve practical problems.
Students work in small groups of two or three
under the supervision of a lecturer. Grading is
by in-course assessment and project seminar.

CP3004
Ophthalmic Optics
Covers the manufacture, measurement and
standard for frames and lenses (e.g. plastics
and glass). The principles of fitting ophthalmic
lenses to frames are taught.

CP3008
Human Biochemistry
Gives an overview of biosynthetic and
degradative pathways of biomolecules,
and integration of these pathways in living
organisms. Central to this theme is the study
of how cells obtain energy and use this energy
for the synthesis of cellular material.

CP3010
Clinical Optometry 1
Covers the various optometrical instruments
and clinical techniques used in private
practice including retinoscopy and subjective
refraction. Other instruments include
keratometer, ophthalmoscope and slit
lamp biomicroscope.

CP3012
Ophthalmic Dispensing
Teaches students the advanced techniques of
assembling spectacles. Ophthalmic lens types
include bifocals and progressive lenses.

CP2071
Anatomy & Physiology

CP3013
Ocular Pharmacology

Introduces students to the structure and
function of the various organs and systems
of the human body. The students are given
an overview of basic concepts in human

Introduces students to the basic concepts
of pharmacology and ocular drugs. Ocular
diagnostic and therapeutic drugs such as
mydriatic, miotic, cycloplegic and glaucoma

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drugs are covered in some detail. Students
are given a good understanding of ocular
and systemic side effects of ocular and some
commonly seen general drugs.

CP3015
Clinical Optometry 2
Provides students with training in the
measurement of visual fields, intraocular
pressure, colour vision, stereopsis, fixation
disparity, accommodation-convergence
and abnormal vision assessment. 
Photo- documentation and case reports
are also included.

CP3017
Binocular Vision
Covers the sensory aspects and development
of binocular vision. Other topics include
monocular and binocular eye movements,
anomalous binocular fixation, strabismus
and nystagmus.

CP3022
Clinical Practice 1
Enables students to have hands-on clinical
experience in patient examination, case
analysis, prescribing treatment, dispensing
and professional communication.

CP3023
Contact Lens Clinical Practice 1
Enables students to gain clinical experience
in eye examinations for the purpose of fitting
contact lenses, dispensing those lenses, and
aftercare of contact lens patients. The tutorials
focus on case presentation.

CP3024
Clinical Practice 2
Provides more clinical training in
patient examination, case analysis, care
prescription, treatment, dispensing and
professional communication.

CP3025
Contact Lens Clinical Practice 2
Provides in-depth clinical experience in
diagnosis of contact lens complications and
development of patient management skills.

CP3026
Environmental & Community
Health Optometry
Includes topics on vision demands at work
and recreation including industrial ocular
hazards and their prevention, radiation
and the eye, eye protection, the role of
optometrists in primary health care and
vision screening.

cycloplegic and glaucoma drugs are covered. miotic. colour perception and luminance. The basic principles of single vision. so that the appropriate management strategy can be employed. retinal stimulus pattern and basics of eye movements. CP3040 Contact Lens Complications Aims to equip student with the skills needed to improve and maintain the ocular health and vision of the contact lens-wearing patient. referral and management of ocular diseases. aberrations. It also provides a basic understanding of the optics of thin lenses. inflammation. Students will be taught how to accurately diagnose and prevent complications that may arise as a result of contact lens wear. Emphasis will be placed on congenital ocular diseases. CP3032 Ocular Physiology Aims to give students a general understanding of the principles and importance of the physiology of the different structures of the eye in maintaining good vision. CP3046 Introductory Ophthalmic Optics Covers the manufacture. prevention and treatment will be covered. The knowledge will also help students in the other modules in optometry. CP3041 Ocular Pathology 1 Covers topics on detection. distribution and correction of refractive errors. The module introduces the eye as an optical instrument. referral and management of ocular diseases. CP3034 General Optics Covers the study of physical optics. Students will gain clinical experience in patient examination. diagnosis. aetiology and management of congenital. ocular transmission characteristics. Students will be taught topics such as contact lens optics. The topics include the history of contact lenses. diagnosis. Important medical aspects of microbiology essential to understanding ocular infections. The techniques include external eye examination. Students will learn how to detect. photometry. prescribing care and treatment under supervision on clinic rotation. environmental and other causes. CP3203 Advanced Clinical Optometry 1 Teaches students detection. laser and fibre optics. CP3038 Introduction to Contact Lenses Introduces the basics of contact lenses. diagnosis. so as to provide more effective and accurate diagnosis of the ocular anomalies. Emphasis is placed on the possible mechanisms. bifocals and progressive lenses are introduced. case analysis. including the study of spectral sensitivity. inflammatory and infective diseases. hereditary. slit lamp biomicroscopy and gonioscopy. with an emphasis on the application of this science to the study of ocular infections. referral and management of ocular manifestations of systemic diseases such as diabetes and glaucoma. Topics include emmetropia and ametropia of the eye. Ocular diagnostic and therapeutic drugs such as mydriatic. CP321Z Project Enables students to work in small groups and learn independently through critical and analytical approaches of doing research. ocular tumours and eye injuries. The knowledge will help students in the other modules in optometry. prisms. refer and manage patients with congenital ocular conditions. pathogenicity. verification and care and maintenance of all types of contact lens materials CP3039 Contact Lenses Fitting Aims to provide student with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for competent contact lens practice. CP3042 Ocular Pathology 2 Covers topics on detection. tumours and injuries to the eyes. by which the complications occur. Topics include the detection. It also provides a basic understanding of the interaction of light with matter. Emphasis will be placed specifically on drugs used in the field of optometry and drugs that have specific effects on the eye. the use of ultrasonography and contact tonometry that would provide a more effective and accurate diagnosis of the ocular anomalies. The tutorials will reinforce the lectures and provide an opportunity for wider discussion. diagnose. CP3035 Physiological & Visual Optics Provides information on the function of the visual pathway. Students are given a basic understanding of ocular and systemic side effects of some commonly seen ophthalmic drugs. Students learn to appreciate the structural details of the eye and its surrounding structures. visual resolution and ocular aberrations. acquired and degenerative anomalies of the anterior and posterior eye and adnexa. inflammation and infection of the ocular conditions. referral and management of ocular disease. design of soft and rigid gas permeable lenses and fitting and management of contact lens practice. CP3031 Ocular Anatomy Aims to give students a general understanding of the anatomical features of the eye. Neurophysiology of vision is covered in some details. interpretation of visual field. tumour cell growth and healing process. their diagnosis. Topics covered include the causes of disease. diagnosis. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 259 .SYNOPSES CP3029 Introductory Ocular Microbiology Provides students with an overview of the science of microbiology. especially with regards to the nature. lens systems and aberrations. thin lenses and lens systems. CP3045 Basic Pharmacology of the Eye Introduces students to the basic concepts of pharmacology and ocular drugs. CP3044 Introduction to Optics Covers the study of geometrical optics and physical optics. CP3201 Advanced Diagnostic Techniques Provides students with knowledge on advanced clinical techniques to assess the anterior and posterior segments of the ocular health. and the manufacture. CP3043 Introductory Pathology Introduces the basic concept of diseases as abnormalities of cell function arising from genetic. measurement and industry standards for frames and lenses (both plastics and glass materials). Students are further expected to be conversant with the various advanced clinical techniques necessary for the clinical detection and evaluation of the functional status of the visual system. CP3202 Pharmacology of the Eye Provides an understanding of the principles of drug action. Students are expected to present a final project report at the end of the module.

signal selectors. CP4030 Corrosion Science Covers the basic electrochemical concepts underlying corrosion. organic and inorganic coatings. pump performance and heat transfer applications to heat exchangers. CP3205 Advanced Clinical Optometry 2 This is a continuation of the Advanced Clinical Optometry I module. CP3209 Low Vision Teaches students to identify patients who may benefit from low vision assessment techniques. methods of protection. with emphasis in areas relevant to the chemical manufacturing and service industries. properties and applications of important metals. transition temperatures. redox reactions and equilibrium. structure/properties relationship and molecular weight determination methods. CP4001 Analytical & Physical Chemistry Provides students with the fundamentals in Analytical and Physical Chemistry. Students are expected to work independently on patient examination. solve problems either individually or as a team and communicate effectively with colleagues. CP4011 Process Instrumentation Covers measurement of process variables like flow. motors. CP3210 Clinical Management Techniques Students will be taught through clinical cases. It includes extensive practical work.SYNOPSES CP3204 Paediatric Optometry Teaches students the knowledge and techniques of eye examination for children seen in their clinical practices. diagnose and manage different ocular problems. In particular. alloys. UV-visible spectrometry. and to appreciate the multidisciplinary nature that may be required in the care of patients with low vision. sensors. flame atomic absorption. phase rule and solid solutions. Students also acquire the basic practical skills to analyse a range of substances quantitatively through carrying out experiments using simple volumetric analytical procedures. environmental impact assessment and industrial health and safety. Students are expected to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learned in previous modules in basic sciences and clinical optometry. such as product design. CP4006 Inorganic & Organic Chemistry Provides students with the essential knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. hypothesis testing. and ceramics. CP431Z Project Allows students to apply the knowledge and skills gained to solve practical problems. It provides students with an awareness of environmental protection and pollution control. CP4028 Environmental Studies B Provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge on environmental technology. Clinical cases include patients with ocular diseases. solvent extraction and chromatography. CP4014 Polymer Science Gives a general understanding of polymerisation. types of corrosion. transformers and power supply circuits are studied. CP3206 Contact Lens Study 1 Covers new clinical techniques to assess the topography of the cornea. An extensive practical programme complements the lectures. Topics covered include statistical tools used for quality assurance. waste minimisation. Students learn to think independently. CP4010 Environmental Studies A Provides students with theoretical knowledge of environmental chemistry and environmental management. CP3208 Contact Lens Study 2 Introduces properties of the materials and designs of contact lenses used to improve the vision of those with unusual and peculiar corneal shapes. It enables students to understand the theoretical basis of physical and chemical properties of molecules. CP4008 Applied Electricity & Electronics Aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts in electricity and electronics. analysis . Students will learn the basic concepts of moles. controllers and control valves. Students work in small groups of two or 260 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 three under the supervision of a lecturer. CP4016 Chemical Engineering Principles Covers topics on flow of fluids in pipes and fittings. development or analysis. Students will also have a broad understanding of the chemical reactions of the various functional groups of organic compounds. including electroplating. This module also enables students to gain an insight into the functional and social consequences of low vision. and to assess and manage the visual needs of low vision patients. binocular abnormalities. CP4027 Materials Science Covers the structure. transmitters. The students will also learn how to design and customise RGP toric contact lenses to wearers. Students also learn the importance of electrical safety in the workplace. and discussion on how to identify. Encourages students to develop problem-solving skills and to think as well as learn independently. temperature and pressure as well as common types of valves and safety instruments. It is a useful introduction to many forms of chemical analysis. It will enhance their overall clinical skills on young patients. Students will be taught phase equilibrium. It aims to enhance a growing environmental awareness towards resource optimisation. The design and applications of resistive networks. contact lens complications. Emphasis is on instrument function and selection complete with hands on experience in a chemical engineering workshop which houses pilot plants embedded with transducers. Assessment is by in course assessment and project seminar. Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design in the chemical manufacturing industry. prescribing care and treatment. systemic diseases. CP4036 Quality Assurance & Statistics Provides an understanding of the important concepts on Quality Assurance. concentrations in different units. ocular injuries and low vision. case analysis. the subject examines sampling. CP4009 Basic Instrumental Analysis Provides basic practical laboratory skills and theoretical knowledge to analyse the chemical contents of chemicals. level.

Provides students the knowledge. Students will understand the factors that affect the strength and performance of composite materials. Topics covered include processing parameters. CP4069 Plastics Materials & Additives I Covers the manufacture. Other topics included are types and causes of plastics failure and failure analysis case studies. perpendicular axis theory. inspection. petrochemicals. its importance and application to the chemical industry. methods of film application. fillers. styrene-based polymers. solubility principles. It allows students to acquire hands-on experience with the stateof-art technology and machinery. the synthesis. Poisson’s Ratio. modified polyphenylene oxides. CP4071 Polymer Processing I CP4078 Coatings & Adhesives Technology CP4070 Plastics Materials & Additives II Covers the injection moulding processes. comprehension and basic skills in the field of composites technology. ICP-OES. development and commercialisation. e. are covered qualitatively. acids and alkalis.g. specialising in plastics parts. vinyl chloride polymers. Includes practical training in mould set-up. CP4053 Trace & Transition Elements & Complexes Teaches the chemistry and applications of the transition elements and their complexes.g. Additives such as antioxidants. FTIR and flameless atomic absorption spectrometry. structure. properties and applications of solvent-release. their chemistry. the design of composites for various applications. The biological and health effects of transition elements are also covered. properties and applications of polyolefins. chemical. This will provide students with the capability to understand and rationalise the products obtained in terms of reaction pathways. Laboratory sessions on carrying out organic syntheses and kinetic measurements are arranged in such a way as to reinforce the concepts taught in the lectures. neutral plane. Common tests for plastics such as physical. and formaldehyde-based plastics. chromatography and microscopy. thermal. CP4079 Strength & Properties of Materials Covers normal stress and strain. Topics include chemistry and applications of organic film formers. impact modifiers. polyacetals. process optimisation. CP4072 Polymer Processing II Aims to impart principles and technology of plastics processing. Other topics included are additives such as heat stabilisers. optical. CP4076 Composites Technology Covers the properties. factorial design of experiments and acceptance sampling plan. CP4041 Process Control Covers the basic concepts in process control. CP4057 Fragrance Chemistry Provides an overview of the fragrance industry. CP4048 Advanced Instrumental & Laboratory Techniques Builds on the second-year instrumental techniques course. analysis. Students will be trained on practical laboratory skills on the manufacturing. polyesters. adhesives and inks. flammability and melt flow are also included. acrylics. This subject encompasses all forms of polymer conversion process except injection moulding. Other Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 261 . Module covers advanced techniques such as GC-MS. distillation and drying. mineral fillers. gas injection and CD moulding. radius of curvature. electrical. chemistry and mode of action of selected pharmaceuticals. blowing agents and pigments. centroid. polysulphones and polyphenylene sulphides. Provides students with an overview of the science and technology of surface coatings. CP4062 Organic Synthesis & Reaction Mechanisms CP4073 Materials Characterisation & Failure Analysis Aims to give students the fundamental concepts of Organic Synthesis and Reaction Mechanisms. bending moment and torsion. glass fibres. pressure-sensitive and chemically reactive adhesives. Provides students with an overview of the common characterisation techniques. e. Common physical operations. paints and surface coatings. processing and applications of engineering thermoplastics and thermosets such as polyamides. Young’s modulus. testing. The subject also supports the overall course aim of developing problem-solving skills and encouraging students to think and learn independently. nucleating agents and conductive fillers are also included. moulding faults and remedies. good manufacturing practices and waste disposal. and the knowledge in quality inspection of the products. neutral axis. flow simulation. the selection of additives. UV stabilisers. bending of beams. flame-retardants. parallel axis. It will also give them practice in using appropriate methods and techniques in product modelling. Hooke’s law. the different fabrication and compounding methods for composites. theorem. analysis. lubricants. CP4055 Pharmaceuticals & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry. including infra-red spectroscopy. polyurethanes and silicones. and safety of composite materials. Hands on experience with selected instruments is emphasised. industrial gases. thermal strain. Emphasis is on closed-loop continuous control and controller tuning based on the PID algorithm. Students learn about classical and advanced strategies in control loop implementation followed by an introduction to Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Plant Information Management System (PIMS). LC. shear stress and strain. application of fragrances. CP4074 Product Design Aims to provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of product design. plasticisers. epoxy resins. An operational approach is adopted which is supported by handson sessions with process simulators and pilot plants. fluorimetry. moments of inertia. unsaturated polyesters.SYNOPSES of variance. synthesis and  characteristics. polycarbonates. CP4050 Industrial Chemicals & Processes Gives an overview of the manufacture and uses of commodity chemicals. hot melt. mould design and quality plan. thermal analysis.

drug delivery systems and biocompatibility of biomaterials used in the human body. basic theory and applications of spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry. hydrogels. safety and legislation. their chemistry. analyse and monitor ultra-pure substances. It also gives an overview of wafer fabrication process. CP4087 Water-Soluble Polymers Provides students with knowledge of the types. CP4098 Forensic Chemistry Provides students with laboratory skills and theoretical knowledge of forensic chemistry. chemical thermodynamics. characterisation and applications. and surface micro-contamination/ corrosion studies. rubber additives. It equips students with the scientific and technical foundation for nanoscience. devise organic syntheses and elucidate organic compounds with acquired advanced instrumental data. ceramics. MS and NMR. CP4108 Basic Mould Design Provides students with practical and theoretical knowledge on key concepts and principles on basic plastic injection mould design. CP4099 Display Technology & Nanoscience Provides students with the essential knowledge and basic understanding of advanced flat panel display technology. equilibrium systems comprising chemical. . polymers and composites and their applications. It also provides students with an awareness of the need for ultra-high purity in the production process. Students are also given broad-based knowledge on traditional materials like metals. CP4086 Laboratory Management Provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in laboratory quality control and management techniques for effective work in a chemical laboratory. properties and applications of biomaterials in the medical industry with emphasis on implants. CP4100 Nanomaterials Provides a basic understanding of nanotechnology. CP4106 Biomaterials Provides students with fundamental knowledge on the types. production of ultra-pure water/ solvents/gases. organic lights emitting diodes and plasma display panels and the properties of the materials of the components which make up the flat panel displays. impact. testing methods and rubber compound design. Students will be introduced to the different types of nanomaterials their preparation. thermoplastic elastomers and elastomeric alloys used in automobile. hardness and creep. their applications in microactuators and drug delivery. It aims to strengthen students’ fundamental knowledge in organic chemistry so that students are able to explain important reaction pathways. the production of ultra-pure water/specialty chemicals/specialty gases. solubility and phase equilibria. Tutorials will focus on sketching of various types of moulds in the lab to guide students in understanding the application of design concepts. the different types of cosmetic products. CP4102 Advanced Physical Chemistry Aims to expand on the student’s knowledge and understanding of the states of matter and phase diagrams. vacuum/thin film deposition technology. and methods of analysis and quality assurance. the current and potential uses of nanomaterials and their impact on our society. carbon nano tube-field emission displays. CP4096 Microelectronics Chemistry Provides essential knowledge on super clean room.SYNOPSES topics covered include mechanical testing of materials which include tensile. Specialised laboratory provides students with the opportunities to operate/maintain a super clean room and to handle sophisticated equipment that are used to generate. disconnection approach to synthesis. Also provides students with the capability for developing problem-solving skills and encouraging students to think and learn independently. 262 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 This will provide students a mind-set and discipline that will be required for working under more stringent working conditions and environment. characterisation and applications of common industrial water-soluble polymers. and surface micro-contamination studies. flexural. They will have a mind-set and discipline that will be required for working under more stringent working conditions and environment. Includes operating principles of liquid crystal displaying colours. electronic medical applications. formulations. Students have opportunities to operate/maintain a clean room and to handle sophisticated equipment. CP4105 Specialty Chemicals & Biodevices Provides students with the essential knowledge on clean room technology. stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. applications. CP4088 Materials in Practice Covers material properties and test methods. structures and manufacturing process of colour thin film transistor liquid crystal display. ultra-pure reagent analysis techniques. such as IR. Case studies of laboratory audits will be used to enhance students’ understanding of the operation of an ISO17025 accredited laboratory. the fabrication of silicon and biodevices. CP4107 Elastomers Provides students with basic knowledge of conventional rubbers. properties. CP4103 Advanced Organic Chemistry Provides students with knowledge of functional group transformation. electrochemistry and electrolysis. CP4101 Graphics & Mould Design Develops the student’s ability to create and interpret engineering drawings through the use of computer graphics and sketching as well as to provide students with the knowledge of plastic injection mould design. CP4095 Personal Care & Cosmetics Chemistry Provides an overview of the cosmetics industry. Topics include the choice of elastomers. CP4094 The Art & Science of Colours Provides students with basic knowledge in the science and technology of colours with an appreciation of psychology and physiology of colours. ultra-pure reagent analysis techniques. and physicochemical principles relating to modern spectroscopic methods of analysis.

printing. Assessment is by incourse assessment and project seminar. various types of industrial reactors are introduced and the development of design equations and sizing of reactors are covered. Students work in small groups under the supervision of a lecturer. In reactor design. Subsequently. CP5023 Thermodynamics Provides students with an understanding of the thermodynamic principles of physical processes and applications in chemical and pharmaceutical industries. It covers the basic concepts of thermodynamics and the application of First and Second Law of thermodynamics. Students will learn the principles of fuel cells and operation of five typical cells such as alkaline proton exchange membrane fuel cell. sterilization of packages. sizing and operation through tutorial exercises and extensive laboratory work. In chemical kinetics. Case studies will focus on current research activities and avenues for new areas of applications. The module also allows students to analyse and design mass transfer equipment and to have hands-on experience in operating various pilot plants. It also serves as a foundation for advanced column design via computer simulation. The module strives to inculcate in students a logical approach to column design. design and specification of fluid transfer equipment with emphasis on problem solving and practical applications. Students are also exposed to sizing series and parallel pipes networks. child resistance and tamper evidence packaging. design of batch and continuous distillation units using McCabeThiele method. molten carbonate fuel cell and solid oxide fuel cell. phosphoric acid fuel cell. Practicals reinforce lectures. and preventive methods of corrosion for metals. liquid-liquid extraction and leaching. Topics covered include polymer characterisation and testing. factors affecting the rate of reaction and the determination of rate equation are discussed. CP5017 Mass Transfer in Unit Operations B Provides students with an in-depth understanding of some important mass transfer operations such as crystallisation. simple distillation. Materials selection for process equipment used in different process industries is also discussed. process simulation or applied R&D. land and water pollution as well as the technology for control. experimental analysis. CP511Z Product Design & Development Provides students with the essential skills and techniques in ideation and prototype development conducted at the conceptual phase of product design using chemical engineering principles. Noise pollution and the treatment of hazardous waste are also covered alongside an introduction to local environmental legislation and the ISO14001 environmental management system. Several industrial applications are introduced with particular emphasis on evaporators and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. column operations and problem solving. CP5009 Chemical Reaction Engineering Provides students with fundamentals of chemical kinetics and reactor design. mixers and steam turbines. Students will be introduced to the different types of nanomaterials. drying of solids. properties and applications of common polymer materials used in the process industries. CP4111 Basic Nanotechnology Provides a basic understanding of nanotechnology. packaging lines operations. causes. and the design of tray and packed columns for gas absorption. continuity equation and mass/energy balances. This is complemented by extensive practical work. CP512Z Project Enables application and integration of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course to solve practical problems involving plant and equipment design. CP5015 Mass Transfer in Unit Operations A Provides students with an understanding of the principles of distillation and gas absorption. labeling. The topics include pumps and compressors. bar-coding. Use of biomass and the environmental issues will be also discussed.SYNOPSES CP4109 Fuel Cells & Biomass Systems CP5007 Fluid Mechanics A Familiarise students with technology of hydrogen fuel cells and other energy storage means. Covers the fundamental concepts of fluid flow. Students learn about equipment selection. students are gradually introduced to the use of Bernoulli’s and Darcy’s equations to solving fluid flow problems. It includes packaging of drugs. Types of biomass and methods of energy extraction from biomass sources will be addressed. packaging types and materials. various shaping processes and principles of good plastic product design. The applications of fuel cells in a clean energy system will be discussed. Provides students with understanding on chemical principles. The laboratory sessions will enable Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 263 . condensation and boiling. Topics covered include vapour-liquid equilibrium. CP5008 Heat Transfer & Equipment CP5018 Corrosion & Materials Selection Provides students with fundamental principles of heat transfer by conduction. spoilage mechanism. Students will be also provided with an overview of organic chemistry to understand biomass sources and their content. CP5021 Polymer Materials Engineering Gives students a good understanding of the structure. they are introduced to concepts of losses caused by skin and form friction. their preparation. characterisation and applications. CP5027 Pharmaceutical Packaging Provides students with the principles and concepts of pharmaceutical packaging technology. Cyclic processes such as Carnot cycle and Rankine cycle are discussed. Starting from a discussion of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. package testing and cGMP. Extensive laboratory practices are introduced to reinforce and enhance their understanding in lectures and tutorials. direct methanol fuel cell. CP5006 Environmental Engineering Provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of air. the current and potential uses of nanomaterials and their impact in our society. including various phenomena like evaporation. convection and radiation. The basic concept of Phase Equilibrium and Chemical Reaction Equilibrium are also included to enhance students’ understanding of the relationship among variables describing systems at equilibrium. CP5010 Fluid Mechanics B Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the operating principles.

CP5036 current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Provides students with the fundamental principles and concepts of cGMP. and cosmetic and fragrances. In addition. Provides students with an understanding of the basic principles and application of safety analysis techniques used in the chemical industry with particular emphasis on process hazard identification. selection of packaging materials and package testing. This module will prepare students with the knowledge and awareness when they join such industries. This module provides students with hands-on experience in the production of recombinant proteins. CP5038 Industrial Waste Management CP5034 Chemical Process Principles A Provides students with the knowledge of the processes used in the production and refining of crude oil and upgrading of heavy petroleum fractions. biologics. CP5046 Chemical Engineering Principles A Provides students with basic understanding of chemical engineering concepts such as gas and solution laws. First Law of thermodynamics. CP5043 Membrane Separation Processes Provides students with basic knowledge in polymeric membrane properties and their characterisations. Accident case histories are used extensively to bring important concepts to life. followed by application of membranes in various separation processes. Provides students with basic concepts of chemical engineering. including equipment cleaning. CP5037 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Provides students with the basic knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and drug development processes. Students will also learn to analyse and trouble-shoot simple plant problems. prevention and control of fires and explosions. petrochemical. hazard analysis techniques (in particular. the concepts of thermodynamics and material and energy balances. This module also teaches students about the tasks and responsibilities of a chemical engineer through experiential learning in problem solving. Beginning with an overview of biomolecules and their applications as biopharmaceuticals. CP5042 Bioanalytics Provides students with basic knowledge and skills required for performing laboratory analyses on bio-organisms and biomolecules. water treatment. In addition. CP5031 Membrane Science & Technology Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of synthetic membranes and their characterisation. Topics covered include biomolecules. Topics covered include: safety legislation. It also provides an overview of various unit operations. CP5044 current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Provides students with the fundamental principles and concepts of cGMP. and applications in various separation processes such as ultrafiltration. membrane properties and their characterisation. Hands-on opportunities would be provided for students to apply the knowledge gained during tutorials and lectures. students will visit production plant where they will gain an appreciation of various processes in the industries. solid containment and utility systems. CP5041 Bioprocess Engineering Principles Provides students with basic knowledge and skills required for bioprocess operations and developments. its principles and applications in chemical process industries. cosmetics and fragrances.SYNOPSES students to integrate theories with practical skills in packaging machinery operations. CP5045 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Provides students with basic understanding of the concept of units and dimensions and basic measurement in engineering. medical devices. pharmaceutical. CP5039 Petroleum Refining Technology CP5040 Chemical Plant Layout Modelling Provides students with the basic understanding of piping and equipment layout for a chemical plant and to familiarise the students with three dimensional (3-D) plant modelling software relevant for the development of equipment arrangement and piping layouts. etc. This module covers the basics of membrane science. including water treatment and desalination. It describes the various guidelines and the requirements for the manufacture of different products: active pharmaceutical ingredients. and pressure relief system design. This is to prepare students for the engineering topics in the senior years. evaluation & control. and relevant bioprocess unit operations. safety management for loss prevention. It describes the major unit operations adopted in primary manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and secondary manufacturing. Students will learn about units and unit conversion. product and system building. hazard & operability study and fault tree analysis). basic genomic techniques. food. pharmaceuticals. CP5033 Plant Safety & Loss Prevention the various guidelines and requirements for different industries. Various operational parameters for each of the separation processes will also be covered. pervaporation and electrodeionization. This course will prepare students with the knowledge and awareness when they join such industries. and energy balances . plus material balances with and without chemical reaction. this module proceeds to cover the important role of bioanalytics in biopharmaceutical industry and the various current analytical techniques. reverse osmosis. pollution control as well as applications in the life sciences. semiconductor and food manufacturing sectors. sterile and biological medicinal products. students will visit a production plant to gain an appreciation of the various processes in the manufacturing industry. Students will learn gas and solution laws. CP5035 Chemical Process Principles B Provides students with basic concepts of chemical engineering. as well as their applications and operational considerations in the chemical process industries in various areas such as gas separation. fermentation and protein purification principles. Case studies are used to showcase how environmental management is carried out in Singapore and other countries. It describes 264 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Provides students with working knowledge of proper treatment and management of various types of industrial wastes (including biowaste) generated from various industries such as the petroleum. basic engineering measurements.

CP6009 Food Product Design & Development Covers food product development. rapid microbiological methods are included. cultivation. the student will have competence to comprehension level in basic food biochemistry viz. enumeration and identification of microorganisms. CP6005 Food Preservation Gives students a good understanding of food preservation techniques by heat. CP6011 Food Biotechnology Provides students with knowledge in the regulation of microbial metabolites. fermentation and use of chemicals. evaporation. various engineering drawings. and metabolism in the human will be covered. water. Students will develop a preliminary P&ID for their design. CP6008 Food Materials & Processes Covers the science and processing technology of meat. proteins. Students will be challenged to identify the food constituents present in the product and understand food processing aids and additives used in the manufacture of the food. Concepts of food spoilage and preservation and an understanding of the importance of food safety and quality in food industry will also be covered. deficiencies and excesses and their effects on health. Students are given exposure on pilot plant operations in the laboratory. protein purification. CP5050/CP5051 Plant Design & Simulation A & B Enables students to carry modelling and simulation of various unit operations in chemical engineering using a selected chemical process plant or pharmaceutical plant. their digestion. enzyme technology and fermentation. Complemented by laboratory work. enzymes. CP6003 Introduction to Biochemistry Provides students with basic understanding of biochemistry. CP5049 Quality Management & Statistics Provides students with the basic knowledge of the management and organisational theory such as how a typical organisation functions. CP6002 Introduction to Microbiology Provides students with an overview and appreciation of the biology of microorganisms. fats and oils and their products. CP5048 Introduction to Plant Design & Simulation Provides students with basic understanding of process flowsheeting. with emphasis on the local industry. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 265 . CP6007 Nutrition Provides students with a basic understanding of the science of nutrition and the importance of nutritional adequacy and balance for optimal growth and health. sorting and grading. dehydration. design and simulation in the chemical and pharmaceutical plants and related industries. carbohydrates. and also include process instrumentation and perform safety studies for their design. Students will have practical experience on some microbiological techniques. The topics includes introduction to biochemistry. The students will work on the viability of the Provides students with an overview of food science and technology and handson experience in food processing and the applications of food materials. The primary emphasis is on the composition of foods and the changes when they are subjected to processing. emulsification and crystallisation. Economics & Management A & B Enables students to apply and integrate their knowledge of chemical engineering principles to complete the design of a selected chemical process plant or pharmaceutical plant and to demonstrate critical powers in making choices and decisions in some areas of uncertainty. with some relevant examples. Students will be able to appreciate biochemical molecular structures and activities in the human body and how they are being regulated to function effectively. on the importance of microorganisms to man and the environment. They will also perform nutritional analysis of foods. pharmaceutical and related industries. CP5052/CP5053 Plant Design. CP5047 Chemical Engineering Principles B CP6001 Introductory Food Science Provides students with basic understanding of material balance and heat of reactions. mixing. lipids.SYNOPSES in the chemical. vitamins and trace elements. Lectures will be complemented by laboratory work. and various unit operations in the chemical. cereals. lipids and energy production. water systems and refrigeration systems in chemical plants in these industries. experimental designs and sensory evaluation. steam generation. centrifugation. Various statistical methods will be taught and applied in sensory evaluation. pharmaceutical and related industries. The module will emphasise. The students will learn the functions of nutrients. carbohydrates. The module also provides students with an understanding of the important concepts on Quality Assurance. Laboratory work is extensive. gas systems. CP6006 Food Microbiology Builds on the first-year Introduction to Microbiology module and covers the isolation. Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design in the chemical manufacturing industry. conversion operations such as leaching. CP6010 Food Engineering Operations Provides a good understanding of the principles of preliminary operations in food processing such as cleaning. CP6004 Food Chemistry Provides a unified picture of foods from a chemical standpoint. how resources are effectively managed using the management functions and how productivity can be raised through proper planning. their importance in food production and spoilage. absorption. microbial genetics. Laboratory work on fermentation and enzyme technology is provided. The module also covers various plant utilities such as fuel systems. milk. At the end of the course. distillation. proteins and enzymes sufficient for them to tackle other subjects in Food Science & Technology in the subsequent modules. The dietary sources of the major nutrients. irradiation. Students will learn appropriate plant simulation software to prepare themselves for more advanced and extensive plant design and simulation project in senior years. nucleic acids. gene manipulation. Laboratory practicals provide hands-on experience in food preservation techniques. design project through rigorous project cost estimation and project evaluation. geneticallymodified foods. freezing.

store control to increase the efficiency and profitability of business operations will also be  covered. package closures. clinical manifestation. packaging techniques. etiologic evaluations. CP6019 Food Operations Management Provides students with an insight into functions relating to food operations. Students will learn the impact of genetic engineering on agriculture. shelf life evaluation and integral operations in noodle. pathophysiology. biologics. biomaterials and biobusiness. instrumentation techniques. adhesives application. high pressure technology. application of flavourings in food processing and quality control. design. CT0012 Applied Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology Aims to provide students with basic understanding of anatomy and physiology of the heart. concepts and techniques of food packaging viz. Both modules A and B are fully online. CT001Z Clinical Attachment Allows students to gain experience in a wide range of cardiology techniques in a hospital or healthcare environment. Food safety programmes such as Principles of Food Hygiene. CP9010 Productivity & Quality Management Provides students with the knowledge of the working society. risk factors. hurdle technology. surimi and fruit juice processing. bar-coding and packaging development and design. food analysis. food packaging materials. 266 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 CP6018 Food Safety & Quality Management CP9013 current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Provides students with knowledge of food safety. management and complications of various heart diseases. tissue engineering. quality and quality systems as important means to ensure successful product quality and customer satisfaction. cleaning and sanitising are also taught. environmental. nutrition throughout the human life cycle. Students will learn to evaluate and apply management and problem-solving skills in relation to setting up and managing a food business. package printing. decoration. biosensors. the concept of preventive nutrition and techniques in performing nutritional assessment. CP9012 Life Science B Builds on the information learned in Life Sciences A. intellectual property and bioethics.SYNOPSES CP6012 Food Flavours Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in flavour technology and enables them to gain exposure and training in the areas of flavour creation. as related to diagnosing heart diseases & abnormalities. Provides students with the fundamental principles and concepts of cGMP. CP6014 Industrial & Environmental Management Provides students with theoretical knowledge of industrial and environmental management. cosmetics and fragrances. A number of role-model companies and reallife case studies are used to allow students to apply the concepts learnt. Hands-on practice on food analysis techniques is emphasised. medical devices. equipment use. It describes the various guidelines and requirements for different industries. food. CT0013 General Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology 1 Aims to provide students with definitions. and food analysis. They will also learn more about the specific applications of genetic engineering on the development of industries related to bioinformatics.. It aims to enhance a growing environmental awareness towards industrial safety and health. shelf life study. This module will prepare students with the knowledge and awareness when they join such industries. biochips. CP6013 Food Packaging & Design Provides the principles. Also provide understanding for the various rhythm abnormalities commonly encountered in clinical practice. pharmaceuticals. safety techniques and emergency procedures are emphasised in this attachment. Stress Tests & Rhythm Disorders Aims to provide students with fundamental concepts of interpreting & monitoring ECG. Students work in small groups under the supervision of a lecturer. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO9000 will be covered. microwave pasteurisation and sterilisation. CP6016 Food Process Engineering Provides students with emerging technologies. Lectures are complemented by laboratory work. This includes topics on how a typical organisation functions. treatment. CP601Z Project Enables application and integration of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course to solve practical problems involving food product design and development. CT0014 ECG. medicine. indications. It looks at history. supercritical fluid extraction. CT0015 Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Aims to provide students an overview of diagnostic and interventional applications of cardiac catheterization. the environment. CP6017 Food Analysis & Legislation Emphasises the importance of compliance with food laws and regulations. production. how resources are effectively managed using the management functions and how productivity can be raised through proper planning. Assessment is by in-course assessment and project seminar. pharmaceuticals. principles. . CP6015 Applied Nutrition Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the applications of nutrition. ohmic heating. and the clinical relevance of this knowledge. Principles of plant hygiene including layout. Professionalism. Evaluation and application of knowledge on supply chain management. and new developments of percutaneous coronary intervention and valvuloplasty. basic patient care. principles and engineering concepts of food processing techniques. packaging and food processing. water and solid waste management system and the impact of food industry on the environment at the global scale. viz.

the fundamental concepts of electrophysiology studies and pacing. towards critical and generative design strategies. documentation and presentation. CT1004 Cervical Cytology A Aims to introduce the theoretical basis of diagnostic cytology. DE104Z Computer-Aided Design & Presentation Provides students with the knowledge and skills to use 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional (modelling) software for architectural. DE106Z History & Theory of Architecture II Examines the philosophy. clinical manifestation. DE105Z Architectural Design Studio II Facilitates students to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills on a project from design formulation to design development in context and with reference to local code of practices. ergonomics. drawing conventions. students would start to recognise how design thinking has historically evolved to its present state in the 21st century. They are also exposed to digital presentation software to develop skills in visual composition. DE102Z Materials & Architectural Technology I Provides students with the fundamental knowledge of building technology. and an overview of the relevance of theory and design language of the architectural intention in the early Western History and its parallel development in Asia. Students explore and discover the design potential of these materials in response to the structural and environmental forces. DE101Z History & Theory of Architecture I Introduces the principles of design. art and architecture. and evolution of the design language of the architectural intention of the 19th Century to the present and its parallel development in Asia. visual presentation and orthographic techniques and model making in a design studio learning environment. Relevant codes and practices pertaining to drainage (sewerage and surface water) day lighting. document and present their design. Students will also learn to do design presentation. They learn to appreciate the concepts and behaviour of simple building structures and its components. DE002A The Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Introduces a creative approach in digital photography that offers a socio/cultural dimension in the (re) interpretation of visual aesthetics and compositional possibilities. document their design process in a journal and prepare documentation of drawings for the purpose of architectural design presentation. masonry and reinforced concrete. treatment. The module also provides an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of nuclear cardiology studies that use non-invasive techniques to assess myocardial blood flow and pumping functions of the heart. etiological evaluations. line colour and layering system. towards critical and generative Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 267 . there will be a focus on how design affects the modern and post-modern consciousness. pathophysiology. For their design project. DE103Z Environmental Science I Introduces the fundamentals of ecology and its impact on global warming and sustainability. artists. Nuclear Cardiology & Others Aims to provide students with understanding of various medications commonly used to treat cardiac disorders.SYNOPSES CT0016 General Cardiology & Cardiac Disorders 2 Covers definitions. CT0019 Cardiac Pharmacology. with emphasis on the practice of gynaecological cytology and quality assurance. are referred to develop an appreciation for ecological design and to apply on their design project. All students are required to bring their own digital camera during tutorials. Following this. CT0018 Electrophysiology & Pacemakers Covers basic knowledge in identifying arrhythmias. statutory submission and detailing of a medium-rise residential development. CT0017 Echocardiography Covers information on Conventional & Doppler Echocardiography imaging techniques and illustrations of how they are used in the diagnosis of selected diseases of the heart. architects. and architectural detailing using natural materials. writers. It provides students with the knowledge and understanding. Aspect of chest xray relevant to cardiology is also taught in this module. filmmakers and engineers would be mediated in the course of the program to augment the place design has in our lives. anthropometrics. risk factors. (re) framing and juxta-positioning of the main theme or object of interest. CT1005 Cervical Cytology B Builds on the Cervical Cytology A module. DE100Z Architectural Design Studio I Facilitates the development of critical and creative thinking. Students are introduced to sketching. Students have to develop design strategies (with considerations for sociocultural and economic influences). It provides the fundamental understanding of the beginning of architectural thought and its effect on contemporary architectural design. management and complications of various heart diseases. Students are required to apply their knowledge through the analysis of the structural requirements and detailing of the architectural elements and finishes of their design project. A project-based learning approach will be used and this involves dissecting. Case studies of selected philosophers. and environmental and technical requirements in an actual context. especially in the shaping of our lifestyles and daily experiences in the contemporary world. Students are required to express their thought in writings and to articulate their interpretation of their own thought in their individual design project. They also learn to formulate architectural design ideas and to create forms and spatial environment of a living habitat in response to design theory. Students learn to combine laboratory skills (acquired in practice) with theory to formulate differential diagnosis and solve complex problems encountered in clinical situations. and introduces students to cervical pathology. students have to apply their knowledge and skills to render. Students are taught the concepts of human comfort in the tropics and other climates. It examines and explores the potential of passive environmental approaches (using natural means) to minimise dependence on artificial or mechanical means. and natural ventilation. Students are introduced to the CAD standards pertaining to architectural symbols. Through some basic readings in the history of ideas. DE001A Design Appreciation Introduces students towards an appreciation of the creative process of design and its various manifestations. visualisation and documentation skills.

doors. system ceilings and external works.SYNOPSES design strategies. diaphragm walling & underpinning. DE210Z Elementary Construction Technology & Practice (Year-Long Module) Gives students an understanding of the construction of simple buildings. scaffolding. Students are also taught how to measure plumbing & drainage work. . fire-fighting equipment and systems and information technologies etc) and their impact on the architecture and environment. its elements and their functions. curtain walling. It develops competency in students to complete relevant statutory forms and documents for the purpose of architectural statutory submissions. soil & site investigation & control of ground water. bricklaying. floor & ceiling finishes. cladding & curtain walling. Supervision & quality control requirements for concrete work. metal windows &doors. surface and roof for multiple storeys) and their impact and implications on spatial and façade design as well as site planning. using natural and processed materials with emphasis on sustainability to create architecture and detailing with considerations for joints and water-proofing. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding in their project. DE211Z Law of Contract & Tort (Year-Long Module) Gives an appreciation of the nature. their foundations. external walls. DE107Z Materials & Architectural Technology II Students learn about design buildability. DE108Z Environmental Science II This module further develops students’ understanding of ecological design concepts with emphasis on building orientation. basement construction & waterproofing. Students have to know the local codes and practices for domestic water supply. steel truss & girder roofs. DE111Z Environmental Science III Gives students an understanding of the construction of more complex building structures. site clearance. external claddings. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding in their project. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding in their project. resources and waste management. including the Employment Act. floors. The emphasis will be on the exploration of technology in the conceptualisation and the development of the architectural forms and detailing. Besides reinforced concrete framed structures. waffle-slab. mechanical ventilation. precast stairs. a building. Students are required to demonstrate their application and integration of multi-discipline knowledge into their project DE110Z Materials & Architectural Technology III Provides students with the knowledge of advanced building materials and construction technologies (such as steel and glass 268 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 technologies) and detailing for high-rise buildings. with synthesis of multiple competencies. portal frame and shell). boundary walls and fencing. Students explore the design and detailing potential of the building materials and analyse their impact to the architectural design. they also learn the fundamentals of various reinforced concrete structures and construction (such as flat slab. Students are taught Pre-Contract. and the integration of advanced building systems (such as air-conditioning. windows. wide span roofs. infill panel walls. Water recycle and waste segregation disposal systems are examined. in situ & precast floors. gantries & underpinning and more complex construction work including. hoardings. They also learn to appreciate the design and the use of various building proprietary systems. Students are required to express their thought in writings and articulate their interpretation of their own thought in their project design. It covers superstructure components such as steel frames. piling. painting. facings. It also covers legislation DE220Z Construction Technology (Year-Long Module) DE230Z Advanced Construction & Quality (Year-Long Module) Gives students an understanding of temporary works such as shoring. partitions. sun shading devices. spot items & demolition & alteration works in accordance with standard rules. including deep trench & basement excavation & support. structural & services drawings. demountable partitions. DE112Z Architectural Practice Introduces students to the concepts of productivity and quality management and the fundamentals of ISO and other quality systems that are relevant to architectural practice. relating to the property industry. drainage (sewerage. It also develops students’ ability to read & interpret building drawings including. architectural. prefabrication. precast and prestressed concrete works. prestressing. and they are required to demonstrate their understanding in their project. specialist formwork. It also gives students an understanding of the general principles of the law of contract and tort and their application to the construction industry. driveway & roads. roofs with coverings. stairs and suspended ceilings. It covers framed & load bearing wall structures. Contract and Post-Contract administration procedures of a building project. DE109Z Architectural Design Studio III Provides students with the knowledge for a comprehensive practice-oriented design process. carpentry & joinery. basements & retaining wall construction. It also introduces buildability & quality control methods including CONQUAS & ISO 9000. bulk excavation & earthworks. special doors & aluminium windows. with reference to precast concrete technology and the concept of pre-fabrication. surface water drainage. automation and simple external works such as turfing and landscaping. wall. structural steelwork. pile & raft foundations. plastering & tiling. sources of law and the structure and hierarchy of courts in Singapore. It includes an introduction to the construction industry. Students experience the rigors of the design process from design conceptualisation to design development from macro to micro including documentation for statutory submissions. substation and electrical supply vertical transportation. glazing and metalwork will be covered. demolition. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding on their project. Students are also taught the construction of substructure work of buildings. The module further addresses issues related to environmental and resources management. DE231Z Advanced Measurement (Year-Long Module) Gives an understanding of and the ability to measure in detail. Workmen’s Compensation Act and the Building Control Act.

DE2209 Building Services II Gives students an understanding of the installation of mechanical and electrical service to large buildings. Students are given an understanding of the World Wide Web. work control and records will be taught. construction project management. General management principles of structure & relationships in an organisation. of a topic related to actual practice in quantity surveying. DE2106 Building Services I Provides students with an understanding of the installation of mechanical and electrical services in small residential buildings. It covers market theory of supply and demand and their elasticity in the case of land. Students are also introduced to reading and interpreting simple building drawings. It also covers the different procurement methods including traditional lump sum. It trains students to prepare drawings in 2-Dimension as well as 3Dimension. organising. control & motivation are covered followed by Project Management processes including planning scheduling & controlling resources to achieve higher productivity and quality from inception to completion. a study of some building components or aspect of property management and maintenance work. It consists of an in-depth study. simple architectural work including internal floor. DE2207 Building Maintenance Technology Gives students an understanding of the causes of structural & architectural defects in the building fabric. innovation and enterprise. the design and build system & management contracting & the associated tendering procedures. Sources of finance and cash flow analysis will also be taught. re-measurement. DE2108 Building Materials Application Provides students with an understanding of the properties of common building materials and their uses in the construction industry. DE2203 Structures Gives students an appreciation of the forces acting on a building structure & ensuring structural strength & safety of buildings. laboratory work and on their selection & use and application in appropriate situations. It covers the concept of forces. under the guidance of a tutor. The objectives of maintenance work. thermal condition and building acoustics. control and execution of maintenance work in both public and private housing estates. self-reliance and organisational abilities by making students work independently in a simulated work situation. labour and materials. Knowledge of word and spreadsheet processing will be reinforced to manage construction and real estate information. housing. with an emphasis on economic sustainability of the building stock. DE2210 Project Management I Gives students an understanding of general management principles that apply in building projects. This is a “hands-on” module and will concentrate on building drawing & will be conducted in computer laboratories. Particular emphasis is placed on ventilation. cost reimbursement and term contracts. macro-economy and government policy. strain and elasticity and the design of simple reinforced concrete structures. DE2103 Building Science Provides students with an understanding of the factors related to the internal environmental conditions of buildings and spaces. stresses. profit & loss statement and ratio analysis. of design & its importance and of the design process as applied to building design and detailing of components. DE2104 Design & Drawing Gives students the ability to manually draft simple design details in sketch or scale drawing form. DE2107 IT for the Property Industry Develops the students’ knowledge of the use of IT in the property industry. It focuses on application of IT as an enabler for gathering. and property & facilities management. is also required. networking and the Internet. inspection systems & procedures. DE2212 Measurement of Building Works (Architecture) Gives students an understanding of and the ability to measure. It includes theory of the firm in the built environment & the structure and nature of the property industry. Emphasis is placed on field studies of materials. balance sheet. An appreciation is also given. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 269 . roof and finishes. in accordance with standard rules. bending moments. wall and ceiling finishes.SYNOPSES DE233Z Integrated Project (Year-Long Module) Aims to develop initiative. In addition. the legal aspects and requirements for maintenance management including the requirements under the Town Council Act will be covered. DE2205 Property Maintenance Management Gives students an understanding of the planning. DE2204 Economics Gives students an understanding of the working of economic principles in a property industry environment. model making or video or CD production or the writing of application software. organising. DE2105 CADD Provides basic training for student in the preparation of drawings using CADD application. DE2206 Accounts & Finance Gives students an understanding of basic book-keeping principles. It draws upon the various aspects of the course content and may require a thorough literature search & field-work and the writing of a report. the management processes of planning. organising and managing information for decision making and reports. The project could simulate the preparation of a Bill of Quantities by measurement. why they fail & how they should be designed and erected to prevent structural failure. It also introduces the general principles and strategies of developing property database applications and simple statistical concepts and analysis. the ability to diagnose defects and recommend solutions for repair. doors and windows. (CIE). replacement & improvements to the building. An element of creativity. DE2211 Contract Procurement Gives students an understanding of the preparation of tender documents and the ability to write simple specifications for building work. Students are given an appreciation of how structures behave under load.

It covers the planning. It covers developers budgeting and feasibility studies. and the roles and relationships of the contracting parties. air conditioning. E-Bidding and E-Submission. tennis courts. DE2313 Maintenance of Building Services Provides students with an understanding of the operation and maintenance of building service systems including lifts. the coordination of design. It will also cover the requirements including the planning parameters and guidelines for property development. DE2303 Building Economics Gives students an understanding of the economics of property development and the costs involved. quality control. communication. Economic factors affecting the . E-Procurement. budgetary constraints & requirements of the business. the maintenance of all facilities in an estate including clubhouses. standards &legislation. swimming pools. sub-structure and super-structure works are covered in detail. An understanding of energy conservation in buildings will also be covered. It covers the procedures involved in estimating. DE2306 IT Applications for PFM Gives students the ability in IT applications relevant to Property & Facilities Management. It gives a simple understanding of contract administration procedures including procedures for payment. simple structural work in buildings. Cleaning. planning for space utilisation & layout to maximise returns. DE2314 Space & Event Management Provides students with an understanding of lighting systems. final accounts. DE2304 Contract Administration Gives an understanding of the standard forms of building contracts and subcontracts. cost analysis and planning. extension of time and liquidated damages. Equips students with the general principles of land law. in accordance with standard rules. DE2310 Facilities Maintenance DE2315 Property Law Gives students an understanding of defects diagnosis and remedial measures for reinforced concrete. functionality and operating and maintenance efficacy. including development control and planning approvals. marketing research & strategies and the practical aspects of agency work. pest control and other servicing arrangements for the maintenance of all facilities will also be covered. DE2316 Contract Administration & Costing Gives students an understanding of contract administration procedures in relation to the SIA Form of Contract. planning and scheduling of the resources and work etc. Students are also given an understanding of term contract conditions and administration procedures and measuring and pricing simple work. final accounts. variations. Students are also given an appreciation of planning. testing and commissioning of building services systems and the measurement of building services. It includes procedures for payment. plumbing and sanitation. DE2305 IT Applications for QS Gives students the ability in IT applications relevant to Quantity Surveying work. grounds including play equipment & car parks. DE2307 Estimating & Costing Gives an understanding of estimating and the ability to work as an estimator. including load-bearing wall and reinforced concrete framed structures. It also focuses on applications such as E-business. It focuses on applications such as Electronic Measurement System. scheduling and budgeting of the work. DE2309 Building Services III DE2311 Property & Facilities Management Gives an appreciation of the definition & wide scope and importance of facilities management. exhibitions and office functions and other activities of management corporations and property owners. tendering and award and the management of the construction process including the site layout. Project Management. selection and appointment of consultants and the commissioning of projects. security. DE2319 Valuation Equips students with practical knowledge of valuation of different types of properties. electrical & lighting.SYNOPSES DE2213 Measurement of Building Works (Structure) Gives students an understanding of and the ability to measure. It also gives an understanding of preliminary costs and approximate estimating. coordinating and managing events for organisations including the setting up of facilities and other logistics involved. communication and quality control. variations. Events include conferences and seminars. Areas covered include negotiations in property transactions and the practice of estate agency. including ‘E-Collaboration’. Emphasis will be given to an understanding of the need for good management of the existing facilities. E-Procurement and other web services that are used in property & facilities management. DE2318 Estate Agency & Marketing Gives students knowledge & understanding of Singapore’s property market. design cost relationship. analysing and building up prices and rates for different items of work in the traditional building 270 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 trades. vertical transportation systems. and practical knowledge of statutes. fire fighting. life cycle costs & value engineering. subcontracting and insurance. extension of time and liquidated damages. an understanding of the legislation that governs the management of residential. commercial & industrial and recreational developments. and reinforced concrete. It also covers the preparation of a design brief. It introduces students to the general principles and strategies for developing an IT enabled building. an overview of the real estate market and taxation. DE2312 Land Planning & Development Gives students an understanding of land planning and the planning system in Singapore. rules and other legal requirements in relation to property. Brickwork and blockwork. regulations. DE2308 Project Management II Gives students an understanding of the principles of managing a development project. monitoring & control of development projects from the perspective of developers. and other Electronic Transactions such as E-Tendering. Estimating. regular evaluation & optimisation of the property & facilities with changes in technology. organising. Gives students an understanding of the importance of maximising the asset value of space owned and rented by an organisation. subcontracting and insurance.

abilities to create landforms design and site planning with considerations to local policies and codes. technology and ecology in small-scale projects. It facilitates students’ developing skills in the integration of natural with built forms in the creation of an urban landscape. Students also learn the basics of construction. An appreciation for GIS and ability to translate the information for site planning is targeted.SYNOPSES supply and demand of properties and their price determination. appreciation towards human physical and mental responses to the natural environment. DE503Z Environmental System & Process Introduces students to the role of environmental processes in shaping the patterns of the physical environment and the operation of global environment systems. Students also develop an appreciation of the relationship between plants and water with their environments. functional diagrams of microprocessors. EC1166 Design & Fabrication Project Equips Mechatronics students with the essential human and practical skills and prepares them for their final year project work. planting and management techniques for urban sites and large tracts of land are studied. It introduces the historical. turning and fitting). planting. Students will go through the design and fabrication process to build an electromechanical project. DE501Z Plants & Landscape Technology Develops in students with the sensitivities of aesthetics and visualisation in using plant materials from the tropics. They also learn the principles and guidelines in conservation and preservation of natural sites especially pertaining to Singapore. EC1403 Electronics Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of digital electronic devices and analogue devices. circuits and applications. make printed circuit board. habitats. and provides them the hands-on experience in using Electronic Design Automation systems for design of electronic circuits. socio cultural background and theories of landscape architecture in South East Asia and Asia with emphasis from vernacular to the modern adaptation. rocks etc. The module will introduce students to the landscape design presentation techniques (both 2D and 3D drawings. DE511Z Project Management in Landscape Architecture Introduces the principles of quality management in a design office as well as the fundamentals of project management for a landscaping project including cost estimation. flip-flops. produce engineering drawing. DE504Z Landscape Design Studio II Facilitates students to explore and discover solutions appropriate for vertical garden and green façade designs as well as site planning for residential and community based projects. methods of valuation and property taxation will also be covered. EC1233 CAD (Electronics) Aims at introducing students to the use of computers in industrial environment for computer-aided design of electronic circuits. for aesthetic and spatial qualities. Examines the sustainable and sociological issues and techniques for a good understanding of specific user group requirements in the design of public open spaces and landscapes with emphasis to local context. test and troubleshoot electronic circuit and integrate mechanical and electronic parts. models and digital presentation). DE500Z Landscape Design Studio I Provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills in visualisation and communication for landscape design. multiplexers. There will be emphasis on the need for sustainable interactions of humans with their environment and for control of environmental crisis such as global warming and depletion of natural resources. simulation and printed circuit boards. It is a holistic approach to create a relationship for sustainability. presentation and documentation of landscape design. student further develop skills to resolve and integrate a complexity of multi-disciplinary information and constraints. decoders. Students will learn to prepare their design. diodes and transistors. There is an emphasis on the construction of waterscape and roof gardens with considerations for drainage. drainage and earthworks involved in landscaping structures and works. fabricate mechanical parts (milling. demultiplexers. DE508Z Landscape Design Studio III Enables students to experience the design process of urban open space planning and landform designs. DE509Z Plants & Site Planning Develops in students. water management and external lighting. This is complementary to study models and other media of communications. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 271 . communities and life cycles. In addition. specifications and contracts administration. maintenance and propagation techniques. It involves further development of critical thinking and problem solving skills to strategise and make decisions. encoders. the appropriate plants. DE507Z Computer-Aided Design & Presentation Students learn to use software and digital techniques for design. The political and economic landscapes are studied to understand the impact and implications on the people lifestyles and well-being. Topics covered include logic gates. DE505Z Plants & Sky-Rise Technology DE510Z Urban Environment & Society Develops in students a good understanding of the importance of natural elements in architecture with emphasis on water. Students also learn to apply and integrate concepts and fundamentals of landscape design. Finally students are introduced to the relevant local codes. It aims to provide students with the fundamental in digital and analogue devices. It also develops students’ understanding of the basic botanical science concerning plants’ character of growth. shift registers. DE502Z History & Theory of Landscape Design I Develops students’ understanding of design principles. DE506Z History & Theory of Landscape Design II Develops students’ appreciation for the adaptive use of art elements and methodologies in formal landscape planning associated with the Western landscape architecture from renaissance to the present day adaptation. counters. In the design process.

A Course Design Specification (CDS) document. students should be able to use microcontroller to perform simple control functions of a real world system. Payback analysis and Rate of Return. power triangle. transient analysis. s-plane analysis. ES8006 e-Learning Practicum Students will undertake a practical project to design. They will also select appropriate training solutions and learn basic project management skills for planning and implementing a training solution. devices. It also provides students with an overview of the different network cabling. Basics on three-phase systems are also covered as an introduction to the third-year course. They will learn the factors suitable for implementing elearning solutions and evaluate organizational readiness for e-learning. . They will also develop effective strategies and identify the critical success factors of implementing an e-learning programme. They will carry out research of evaluation strategies and critically analyse case studies of elearning programmes. EC1406 Circuit Theory Builds on the fundamentals covered in the Electrical Technology module and aims to provide students with the understanding and application of advanced theorems to solve complex electrical circuits efficiently. The module prepares students for the third year of the course. To accomplish this. ac power. dc electrical power and mechanical power. they will learn the setting of policy in picking tools and technologies in conformance with e-learning standards. ES8003 e-Learning Development Students will learn the application of technologies required to deliver their courses over the Internet. They will be able to apply the Rapid E-Learning (REL) Development technique to develop a module prototype. EC1407 Microcontroller for Mechatronics System Teaches the basic concepts of microcomputer and the programming and application of microcontroller. compensation techniques and PID controller tuning methods. Teaches the significance of economic aspects of engineering. prescribe facilitation instructions based on various learning environments. Topics include mathematical modelling. the students will develop a complete design blueprint and a storyboard. map learning strategies to objectives. and finally complete the process by designing valid and reliable assessment items to ascertain competency. This is an introductory module. develop and implement an e-learning solution for their institution or organisation. frequency response analysis. measure the benefits of training and establish measurement criteria and rubrics to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning. methods and tools to evaluate an e-learning programme. Students will learn how to assess the learning outcomes. ES8005 e-Learning Evaluation The module provides students with a range of strategies. Students will learn to use the spreadsheet to perform the financial calculations. In this practicum. circuits and applications as used in the Mechatronics area. based on the needs analysis proposal. Future Worth. Students can use this knowledge in their practical work. 4.SYNOPSES EC1405 Electronic Devices EE9119 Engineering Management Provides Mechatronics students with an appreciation of analogue and digital electronic devices. sequence the selected strategies appropriately. or passed to a developer for production purposes. topologies. Case studies will be used to help students understand and grasp these concepts. Covers concepts of electromagnetism. 272 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ES8001 Needs Analysis & Planning Students will learn the techniques and methods of conducting a performance gap and learning needs analysis to determine the type of training solutions required. ES8002 e-Learning Design Students will learn to design an effective blended lesson. how to evaluate the feasibility of new engineering project and replacement projects in terms of cost and benefit using the different measure of worth namely Present Worth. Annual Worth. ES8004 e-Learning Implementation & Delivery Students will be able to evaluate and select the appropriate Learning Management System to deliver their e-learning solution. EE9118 Dynamics & Control Aims to provide an understanding of principles of control engineering and its applications. hardware. EE3115 Electrical Technology Provides students with an understanding on basic electrical principles. Upon completing the module. A learning need analysis proposal for his/her organisation or institution. Outline measurement concepts of ac electrical power. To fulfil the above. participants will be required to submit the following: 1. Discuss operation principles of common types of stepper. Differences in private and public projects and buy versus lease options are discussed. they will learn how to articulate goals and objectives. ET0001 Networking Essentials Prepares students to meet the needs of industry by providing a general overview of computer networking. A LMS strategy report detailing selection and implementation. They will learn to manage an e-learning platform and be familiar with the common features and functions of learning systems. Components of Cost of Capital and Capital budgeting will be taught. functionality. EC1408 Electromechanical Devices Introduces electric motors used to convert electrical power into mechanical power. 2. significance of power factor and power factor correction. A final report on the pilot test and through evaluation of the overall solution. These documents should be specific enough to be passed on as a guide to other facilitators. A prototype module using the rapid prototyping technique. stability analysis. Digital control and Ztransform techniques will also be covered. Provides students with an introduction to the engineering economy in relation to the time value of money. In addition. 3. relate the use of electricity to electrical equipment and machines and the proper use of the instruments for measurements. giving the students an overview of networking using a “hands-on” approach. dc and ac motors. client-server concepts and standards required for computer networking. 5.

SYNOPSES ET0010 Computer Networking ET0023 Operating Systems Provides an understanding of computer network routing principles. FTP. commercial and industrial buildings. Students are introduced to parallel and serial data transfer and taught how to control electronic devices and gather information from the real world. Students will also be equipped with network troubleshooting skills and be able to discuss LAN design issues involving multiple router networks. frequency response analysis. It also covers popular TCP/IP application protocols (such as HTTP. to troubleshooting. data acquisition. transmission and distribution system. modelling transient response analysis. memory. ET0015 Server Management Introduces students to the principles. Introduces students to the inner workings of Operating Systems for computers. brushless DC motors and their applications. configuration and management. manage users over a network. The network will include Local Area Networks (LANs) at each site and Wide Area Network (WAN) to provide data connectivity between all sites of the organisations. ET0055 Power Distribution & Electrical Services Provides students with knowledge and understanding of main equipment such as cables. Students will also learn the technical knowledge and skills in designing various electrical services for Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 273 . transformers. devices. Aims to provide students with an adequate knowledge and basic foundation in the understanding of various sensors and actuator devices used in measurement and control. Special machines covered are servomotors. permanent magnet dc motors. circuit breakers and associated protective devices involved in the distribution of electrical energy. SMTP. concepts and techniques in managing servers. students will have a good understanding of the OS’s management system such as processes. programmable logic fundamentals and data communication in instrumentation and control. ET0026 Network Management ET0030 TCP/IP The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite is the engine for the Internet and networks worldwide. This module also covers ways to optimise network performance through traffic distribution and introduces student to concept of quality of service and network storage solutions. Upon successful completion of this module. Centronics and RS-232) as well as external ports using interface cards. stepper motors.) and introduces students to the latest IP addressing standards used in networking. This module serves as the foundation for more advanced modules introduced later in the course. students should be able to understand how to install servers. storage. It provides a clear description of the concepts that underlie operation systems. ET0050 Electrical Installation Design Covers the basic knowledge and practical skills in the application and safe use of electrical energy and services in domestic. characteristics and applications of various types of protective relays will also be covered. The module covers design. which includes mesh analysis. aspects. At the end of this module. Students will learn the difference between routing and routed protocols. Principles. modes of control and stability analysis.e. security and site surveying. It explains how network management functions are achieved through a practical approach. control circuit design using relays. calibration. hardware installation. such as the EIB system. and how to recover from problems through disaster recovery and how to troubleshoot network/server problems. ET0011 Computer Interfacing Teaches students the essentials of network management including network management functions. electrical safety and protection principles based on the relevant codes of practices. protocol and standards. installation and testing of structured cabling system and provides an overview of LANs and WANs technology. ET0012 Network Infrastructure Teaches students how to physically implement an enterprise wide network for academic or commercial organisations. It covers from basic RF theory. ET0053 Circuit Theory & Analysis Provides students with an understanding of circuit theory. DNS etc. three-phase and single-phase induction motors. Demonstrates how a personal computer can be used in interfacing applications using its internal ports (i. Students should be able to evaluate and select the appropriate tools to manage the network with emphasis on server management and administration. This module covers topics on the principles of different types of sensors. actuator elements. and the principles on the testing and troubleshooting of electrical installation circuits. types of energy sources. This module provides the basic foundation leading to final year subjects – Power Distribution & Electrical Services and Power System Analysis. nodal analysis. Importance and requirements for effective delivery of electrical energy through HV & LV distribution networks for various types of industrial consumers and associated testing will be emphasised. ET0019 Wireless Networking ET0049 Sensors & Instrumentation Provides students a complete foundation of knowledge in Wireless Networking. routing protocols and how to implement access lists for routing. how to avoid problems through fault tolerance. circuit theorems and applications. ET0048 Systems & Control Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of control theory in both time and frequency domains. network design components and methodology. It gives student an overview of network management tools currently available so that students can relate to them as they are deployed in an organisation. ET0052 Electromagnetic Devices Introduces the operation and applications of conventional and special electrical machines commonly used in the industry. Other mobile communication technologies will also be discussed. I/O devices and security issues. The main topics to be covered include an overview of the power generation. New technology in electrical installation. The student will also be introduced to three-phase circuits. Topics to be covered include systems characteristics. Conventional machines include dc generators /motors. s-plane analysis. transformers. the setup and configuration of routers. covering three-phase supply and loads. will also be covered. This module provides the students with an understanding of the underlying concepts essential to the protocols of the TCP/IP protocol suite.

The project areas include analog. ET0059 Computer Control Systems ET0068 Final Year Project (EO) ET0058 Computer Networks Provides students with the knowledge and practical experiences in intelligent instruments and systems that are employed in the instrumentation and control fields. Frequency response plots and Decibels. It also provides students with an overview of the different network cabling hardware. radiated and conducted interference. process to building automation. ET0060 Power Generation & Transmission Provides students with the knowledge of power generation. students will then proceed to study computer control systems such as the DCS and fieldbus systems. with the main emphasis being on the understanding of principles. ET0064 Power Electronics & Drives Prepares students to meet the needs of the industry by providing a general overview of computer networking. functions and basic data structures such as arrays. voltage and frequency control of power system. Circuit chosen for project will be related to what is taught in DEC 1FT modules and DEC 2FT Stage 2B modules. Introduces students to control and conversion of electric power for applications in variable speed drives. control and protection related issues. It provides the opportunity for implementing theories and ideas in mini-projects. devices. ranging from industrial. Topics include signals and their spectrums. . To further their knowledge on the design methodology. Basic Control Systems. ET0069 Circuit Simulation Students will receive hands-on training in using Windows-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for circuit simulation and printed circuit board design. phase controlled rectifiers. Filter Design (RC. ET0056 Power System Analysis Equips students with the ability to analyse and solve problems commonly encountered in electrical power systems. A system approach is used. It covers different industrial applications. Work includes PCB fabrication and assembly. Students are trained to carry out design calculation. system design and equipment selection in accordance with good engineering practices as required by the Codes. The topics include the characteristics and applications of power semiconductor devices. ET0061 Intelligent Systems Covers the use of modern digital communication networks for integrated control in industries. filters. Chebyshev and Bessel Characteristics). The main topics include harmonics and power quality issues. Valuable practical skills and teamwork will be acquired in the process. digital. selection control and loop constructs. Topics covered include Mesh & Nodal Analysis. isometrics and orthogonal projections. SNR. functionality. ET0085 CADD Equips students with the knowledge of drawing office practice. DC drives. topologies. students will undertake a mini-project towards the end of the course using Programmable Logic Devices. various power converters such as AC controllers. AB) and Practical Op Amp Characteristics. as well as power transmission and protection. ET0091 Analog Systems Covers transistor basics and the analysis of transistor circuits. B. need for EMC compliance. noise reduction. The module will cover basic 2D drawings. fault analysis and stability problems. input/output. It emphasises good programming techniques and covers topics on simple data types. variable speed drive systems and their applications. and the use of workstation based CAD/CAM software for computer-aided drafting. This module aims at providing an integrated system approach to the understanding of computer control systems and their applications in process control. noise sources. ISO drawing 274 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 standards and acquiring of drawing skills using latest AutoCAD software. Students will learn the basic concepts of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and digital relays for solving quality. FM and basic operation of superhet radio receivers. Students will learn about the use of networked smart devices for providing information to create an intelligent system. The student will then be introduced to the principles of operation of AC drives. A topic on clean energy is also included to give students some basic knowledge of stand-alone and grid connected solar power systems and wind energy systems. power system operation. ET0083 Structured Programming Teaches students to write programs in a structured way. Topics include Network Theorems (Thevenin and Norton). Network Functions (s-domain). Butterworth. maximum power transfer theorem. Power Amplifiers (Class A. It aims to teach students the ability to read and produce good technical sketches and projection drawings as a form of engineering communication. clientserver concepts and standards required for computer networking. Designed for part-time students of the Diploma Course in lieu of final year (openended) projects for full-time students and as an extension to the Project module. AM. BJT Amplifiers. testing and troubleshooting of assembled systems and report writing. After understanding the concepts of digital control and process control behaviour. ET0092 Logic Design Introduces an important area of digital circuits – the design of synchronous sequential circuit with emphasis on the finite state machine design approach. DSBSC. symmetrical components theory and the knowledge of using computer techniques in the understanding and solution of load flow. band-limiting. Bipolar Transistors. choppers and inverters. ET0087 Analog Communication Systems Introduces the principles and techniques used in analog communication systems. This module aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the design of computer-based monitoring and control systems. RLC Circuits (Transients). ET0094 Project 2 Provides a structured practical experience in project construction. SSB.SYNOPSES high-rise residential/commercial buildings and industrial buildings. necessity of modulation. microcontroller applications and power electronics. ET0088 Circuit Analysis Provides students with the principles of network analysis and the basic concepts of control theory in both time and frequency domains.

Internet and mobile platforms. Students will learn to install. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 275 . operation and characteristic of MOS devices. integrated circuit devices. The course material progresses from the most common components of embedded systems to connectivity of appliances directly through internet via Ethernet. ET0104 Embedded Computer Systems Provides an understanding of low cost and small size. different design methodology such as. BER & eye diagram. EDFA. practical implementation of digital signal processors. remote communication and monitoring of appliances. communication protocol/ HTTP and troubleshooting equipment. COQ and environmental stress testing. AWGN. ET0103 Client-Server Systems Provides an understanding of Client-Server architectures in LAN. coupler and WDM devices). clean room management. basics of RF measurement and measurement uncertainty. SQL. SPC. ET0101 IC Design Provides a basic knowledge of integrated circuit design. DPCM). ET0153 Satellite & Optical Communication Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of optical and satellite communications. ISO9000. main devices used in optical communication link (lasers. transmission problems such as ISI. serial communications. Topics include SQC. timing functions. reliability concepts. synthesis.SYNOPSES ET0096 Digital Signal Processing Provides students with an understanding of digital processing of signals and their implementation in basic digital signal processing systems. Topics covered include signal reflection. ET0097 Digital Communications Teaches the principles and techniques used in digital communication systems. satellite communication applications and system budgeting. At the end of the course. routing. vector network analyser and impedance analyser are included in the practical. discrete Fourier transform & fast Fourier transform. use of Smith chart. ultra pure water production and vacuum systems technology. design and testing of Biomedical Microdevices (Biosensors and BioMEMS). Topics covered include the importance of testing. biopotential electrodes. Service provider VoIP solutions will also be covered. used commonly for industrial and home devices. There will also be assignments on TQM. power meter. LED. fullcustom IC design. measurements of biopotential signals including electrocardiogram (ECG). ET0100 Quality & Reliability Provides the fundamentals of two very important fields in the area of product design and manufacture. ET0150 Embedded Systems Introduces embedded systems as the intelligent building blocks of most electronic devices and complex machines and includes embedded internet as the connectivity solution. Theory and application of sensors. Students will learn to develop smart devices with remote control and monitoring functions. Students will be taught how to configure access lists and packet filtering using IOS software. S-parameter. ET0099 IC Testing Provides an understanding of automated test equipment used in industry to verify the correct operation of digital integrated circuits. Topics include semiconductor physics. Students will learn the design of digital system adopting the flow from behavioural synthesis to layout and verification. accelerated testing and system reliability. noise measurement. hardware modules of a test system. Gigabit Ethernet. These refer to quality and reliability. biosensors. design of FIR digital filters. DOE. Topics include ATM. DC parametric and functional tests) and memories testing. wafer fabrication processes. Topics covered include signal analysis. control charts. Broadband access technologies and other emerging broadband technologies. ET0141 Broadband Communications Provides students a fundamental understanding of various broadband networks and services. ET0152 RF Fundamentals & Measurements Provides fundamental knowledge of circuits operating at radio frequencies (RF) and measurements at these frequencies. Usage of common RF equipment such as spectrum analyser. Topics covered include database design and modelling techniques. SONET. ET0130 Networks & Protocols Covers the introduction of network protocols using TCP/IP. analysis using z-transform. but powerful embedded processors. impulse response. SPC. behaviour of components at RF. bridging and acquiring an understanding of router components and routing protocols. configure and maintain Enterprise IP Telephony network. XML concepts and web application development. Topics include Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL) design. transaction processing. Topics covered include sampling & quantization. impedance matching. semi-custom IC design. students should have the knowledge and experience to design and integrate embedded systems from readily available commercial components. information theory and coding. ET0102 Wafer Fabrication Provides knowledge on the various processes involved in the fabrication of semiconductor. characteristic impedance. applications. Valuable practical skills and teamwork will be acquired in the process. digital test methodologies (AC. It provides the opportunity for implementing theories and ideas in mini-projects. Simulation techniques and design verification will be included. ET0156 IP Telephony Provides students with the fundamental concepts of IP Telephony architectures and components used in IP Telephony solution. PSK). and link budget analysis. Topics covered in Optical Communication include light-wave propagation in optical fibres. ET0161 Biomedical Electronics Introduces the principles and concepts of biomedical electronics. Topics covered in Satellite Communication include subsystems in Satellite and Earth stations. digital modulation (ASK. ET0118 Project 3 Designed for part-time students of the Diploma Course in lieu of final year (openended) projects for full-time students and as an extension to the Project 2 module. digital pulse modulation (PCM. Topics covered include parallel input/output. FSK. ET0112 Biomedical Microdevices Provides students with knowledge and understanding in the fabrication. discrete linear convolution. detection techniques.

Other topics covered include basic circuit laws. biosensors. Use of operational amplifiers. creativity. ET0168 Electrical Technology Refer to EE3115. ET0164 Avionic Systems A third-year module taught in the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) program.SYNOPSES electroencephalogram (EEG). photolithography and CVD are carried out in laboratory to reinforce the theoretical concepts taught in the classroom. phasecontrolled rectifiers. use of operational amplifiers. . RIE. Students will learn how to architect simple connected systems.g. ET0175 Bioinstrumentation Introduces the principles and concepts of biomedical instrumentation. interface building between a single user and an existing device. Medical safety standards and medical equipment certification regulations will also be covered in this module. transducers. modelling. Various fabrication processes such as sputtering. radio and satellite communication and navigation systems. Principles of operation of common medical and clinical equipment will be introduced. and simple stand-alone robots that interface to the physical world via input and output technologies such as sensors and motors. It is based on Singapore Airworthiness Requirements (SAR) 66. Students will learn how to develop GUI-based programs using a structured programming language (e. handphones. Students will learn how to use a graphical scripting based software development tool (e. Students who master this module will be able to prototype fairly complex connected interactive applications such as SMS alert for queue number at polyclinics and simple innovative multi-player games using Wi-Fi. ET0167 Microdevices & Materials Provides students with the knowledge and understanding of electronic materials. They will be exposed to relevant wireless technologies (e. monitoring. Theory and application of sensors. electromyogram (EMG) will be taught.g. silicon wafer manufacturing techniques. on the personal computer that operate using standard I/O devices (mouse. Wi-Fi) and wired technologies (e. Plasma Etching.e. Knowledge and skills acquired will support and be applied in the Design studio projects. integrated circuits fabrication technology. detection and warning systems. ET0169 Electronics Refer to EC1403. Lego Mindstorms.g. electronic components structures. team spirit. keyboard and monitor). wafer fabrication processes. Macromedia Flash/ActionScript) to design and develop simple interactive applications. life-long learning as well as the applications of the knowledge and skills they have learned in this and other modules. electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) are taught. various power converters such as AC controllers. Visual Basic . modes of control and system stability analysis. i. National Instruments LabView). Knowledge and skills acquired will support and be applied in the Design studio projects. computer controlled.NET). variable speed drive systems and their applications. Knowledge and skills acquired will support and be applied in the Design studio projects. SMS. Hands on laboratory experiments will be conducted in the Centre for Nanofabrication and Materials to understand the high technology processes like Photolithography. biopotential electrodes. choppers and inverters. voice and flight recordings. MOS technology and MEMS manufacturing methodology and technology. integrated circuits fabrication technology and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). measurements of biopotential signals including electrocardiogram (ECG). ET0170 Avionic Systems Refer to ET0164 ET0172 Interaction Design Technology 1 This module will equip students with the understanding and ability to prototype Graphical User Interfaces that include simple programming logic inside them. independence.g. The module will cover semiconductor material properties. Topics taught include modern aircraft instruments and displays. The students are then introduced to the principle of operation of AC drives.g. ADSL) that can be used to provide connectivity to their solutions. Topics to be covered include systems characteristics. Java. s-plane analysis. Students who master this module will be able to prototype simple interactive applications such as interactive greeting cards and simple puzzle games. instrumentation amplifiers and filters in biomedical instruments and principles of various monitoring systems. Ethernet. interface building between a single user or group of users and new devices/environments. Students are exposed 276 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 to the practical applications of electronic materials in processing of micro devices in the SP Technology Centre for Nanofabrication and Material. transient and frequency response analysis. and implement them to operate correctly as a whole (via a network. Sputtering and PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition). ET0174 Interaction Design Technology 3 The aim of this module is to equip students with the understanding and ability to prototype solutions that enable interactions with complex and networked systems/ environments. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and display technology. ET0166 Microdevices & Materials Provides the students with the knowledge and understanding of electronic materials. i. Students will be introduced to computerised biomedical instruments. instrumentation amplifiers and filters in the context of biomedical instruments will be discussed. DC drives. The topics include the characteristics and applications of power semiconductor devices. ET0162 Power Electronics & Drives Introduces students to control and conversion of electrical power for applications in variable speed drives. The practical sessions train the students to be technically sound with their hand skills. and how to program a computer system to interface to the physical world via sensors and effectors using tools (e. Internet). Students who master this module will be able to prototype stand-alone interactive applications such as interactive digital museum/art exhibit. The assignments are designed to instil the importance of good communication.e. ET0173 Interaction Design Technology 2 The aim of this module is to equip students with the understanding and ability to prototype simple solutions that enable personal interactions with stand-alone devices. ET0163 Systems & Control Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts of control theory in both time domain and frequency domain.

GPRS and CDMA systems. ET0204 Internetworking ET0210 Project/Dissertation (year-long) ET0203 Computer Networking Covers LAN switching and design. medical and biotechnological information using computerized and automated systems will be discussed briefly. This module will cover the functional aspects and the various vivo signals generated from skeletal & muscular. Medical safety standards and medical equipment certification regulations will be covered. ET0219 Mobile Communication Systems I Introduces the architecture and the basic operation of GSM. Heat generation in the human body system is also covered. ECG. bridging and acquiring an understanding of router components and routing protocols. main devices used in optical communication link including the working principle of lasers and wavelength division multiplexers. Topics covered in the module include light ET0213 Communication Architecture & Protocols Covers network protocols using TCP/ IP. processing and displaying the biosignals in living systems. electroencephalogram (EEG). application and use of Network Server Operating Systems. Histology of different type of tissues viz muscle. interactive applications and basic call control for voice telephony. configure and manage users and computers over a network. management of accounts and resources. Gigabit Ethernet. configuration and management of access lists and packet filtering Introduces the basics of the optical networks. Students will be introduced to computerised biomedical instruments. digital processing. nerve and epithelial tissue are included in the practical. Bluetooth. cluster size and interferences. managing. protocols used to transport voice and data over wide areas. Topics include routing protocols. multimedia information representation. routing. ET0207 Biomedical Signals & Systems Teaches students the fundamentals of digital signal processing. ET0215 Enterprise Networks Covers topics such as company networks. The gross anatomy and physiological processes of major organs will be taught in order for students to correlate structure with function. Topics covered include frequency reuse concepts. ET0209 Physiology ET0214 Optical Networks Covers the introduction of network protocols using TCP/IP. Students are also taught Network planning. Principles of operation of common medical and clinical equipment will be introduced. cell configurations. ET0220 Mobile Communication Systems II Covers some of the emerging systems such as 3G. Students will be given an opportunity to plan and design a project on related biomedical engineering applications. connective. ET0208 Biomedical Instrumentation Introduces interdisciplinary approaches of the engineering and design aspects of detection. nervous. network topologies and optical routers are some of the topics covered in the module. configuration. network load sharing and network security techniques. data security and privacy. virtual networks. Wavelength division multiplexing. single and multihop networks. Broadband access technologies and other emerging broadband technologies. Use of operational amplifiers. and standards for multimedia communications. It covers the necessary understanding of essential Networking equipment and techniques used in the implementation of data communication systems. ET0216 Multimedia Communications Covers audio and video coding techniques. examples of applications of data communication in the industry are also included with extensive hands-on operations using data communication equipment. biopotential electrodes. measurements of biopotential signals including electrocardiogram (ECG). Wide Area Network technologies and design. respiratory and cardiovascular signals will be explained and used as examples. cardiovascular. instrumentation amplifiers and filters in the context of biomedical instruments will be discussed. Topics include routing protocols. In addition. bridging and acquiring an understanding of router components and router protocols. electromyogram (EMG) will be discussed. ET0212 Fiber Optic Communications Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of optical fiber communications. and system budgeting. Topics include multimedia signal compression. WAP. The project can be one proposed by a staff member or a sponsored project (approved by the course coordinator) from their work place. transformation and feature detection and classification techniques. wave propagation in optical fibers. Enables student to apply the knowledge and skills to solve practical problems or research on a current and emerging related topic. Provides students with knowledge in structure and function of the human body. ET0218 Cellular Communications Deals with the basics of cellular communications. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 277 . the students will know about acquisition. configuration and management of access lists and packet filtering. troubleshooting and network security. Handling biological. introduction to multimedia communications. SONET. WLAN and WLL. Theory and application of sensors. routing.SYNOPSES ET0201 Network Server Administration Teaches the installation. Topics covered include server installation. ET0211 Broadband Communication Networks Provides students with a fundamental understanding of various broadband networks and services. biosensors. EEG. PBXs. ET0217 Voice over IP Covers topics such as protocols for voice over IP. Topics include ATM. Students may also select to do a detailed study and submit a dissertation on a current or emerging topic approved by the course coordinator. EMG. Students are taught how to install. respiratory and urinary systems. configuration. the concept of VLANs. In order to extract diagnostic information from vivo-signals. ET0202 Computer Communications Provides the basic concepts in data communication. acquisition.

It also provides a good working knowledge of how to specify. Students learn what is happening inside the hard drive. and the appropriate energy management technologies and systems to reduce the operating cost of the facility and improve efficiency. 278 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ET0226 Chemical Process and Surface Analysis Techniques Provides students with a good understanding of principles and laboratory skills in various chemical & surface analytical techniques used for failure analysis works as well as used for quality control in disk media industry. rate of return etc) and develop an appreciation of the environmental impact of a facility. Participants will learn the principles of different energy resources. ET0235 Integrated Building Management Systems for Energy Efficiency Provides an integrated system approach to understanding Building Automation and facility management Systems and their applications to energy efficiency for building services. This module will also address the impact of the New Electricity Market (NEM) in Singapore on facilities. the surface measurements and few types of the microscope generally used in the industry. Emphasis is given to the current disk media manufacturing industrial practice and technology.SYNOPSES ET0221 RF Circuit Design Covers the fundamentals of RF Circuit Design. ET0225 Disk Media Manufacturing Technology Provides the basic hard disk media structure and the media manufacturing process. Hands-on experience in analysing the chemical contents of chemicals. fire detection and alarm systems. ET0237 Energy Management & Auditing Provides students with the knowledge of the main features of energy management & Auditing techniques in order to know how to make use of our present & future energy resources. A brief explanation on circuits. basics of the HDI. Related vacuum technology and disposition techniques will be discussed. the MR technology. Explanation on media manufacturing processes from substrate preparation to finished product will be given. ET0224 Magnetic Head & Head Disk Interface Provides a comprehensive understanding of the head related technology. ET0236 Power Quality & Energy System Participants will learn about causes of power quality issues. as well as to understand the codes of practice for various system integration in building services. and various application areas of electrical drives will be covered. It provides a fundamental knowledge on Tribology and its mechanics. flying height and media surface texturing. This project will be based on the knowledge and skills learnt from their module of study. The working principles/ configurations of DC. ET0244 Biomedical Equipment & Practices Familiarizes the students with medical tools and equipment used in medical and rehabilitation engineering departments. hardware and software integration. digression. This module discusses the equipment. security systems and other essential building services like sanitary and domestic water systems. It also covers the surface characterisation techniques. Additionally studies will focus on techniques to estimate the economics of audit (e. The various ways to reduce energy cost of the facility. ultra-pure reagents analysis and surface micro-contamination/corrosion studies is emphasised. communication methods. ET0227 Project/Dissertation Provides an opportunity to plan and design a project based on the disk media manufacturing process. case studies and mini-projects for energy efficiency in building carried out through IBMS will also be conducted extensively. It focuses on the practical aspect of RF circuit design with use of CAE and simulation tools to reduce design cycle and to ensure manufacturability of designed circuits. design. Students will be able to integrate their knowledge from their modules into a practical application in disk media manufacturing industry. ‘Intensive Care Unit’. disk tribology.g. Energy efficient drives. the friction and wear behaviour in the disk-drive environment. and types of audit tools instrument used will be outlined. Surface imaging techniques including scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy will be covered. It covers the system architectures. Application areas will include air-conditioning systems. production problems. soft starters for AC motors and harmonics effect on drives will be highlighted. This module covers the basic magnetic recording principles and technology. the nature of data measured and the general concept of equipment design will be discussed. water heating. GMR concept and GMR Head design. The module also covers lighting technology principles and efficient lighting practices. how the media and head work together with other components in a disk drive. Some equipment used in ‘Operating Room’. and lighting. hybrid networks. voltage dips and their effects on sensitive process and facilities. mitigation methods and power quality monitoring. physiotherapy and rehabilitation departments will be covered. ET0222 Wireless Data Networks Covers the characteristics of the wireless data networks. ‘Radiotherapy’. AC and Chopper drives. Hands-on training sessions. The common medical equipment characteristics. A brief overview of laboratory equipment will also be given. quality issues and critical parameters involved in disk media manufacturing. install. how to design and harness the renewable energy resources. and maintain an Integrated Building Management System. payback period. annual savings. understanding & assessing the historical energy usage pattern. public terrestrial packet & circuit switched networks. including stand-alone and grid connected system and how to implement fuel cell technology in a variety of applications. operate. In this module. and application software of modern building automation systems. the students will learn the nature of biological information measured by these systems. This module will identify the main energy intensive areas within a facility resulting from air-conditioning. ET0223 Disk Drive Technology Provides a general overview of the Hard Disk Drive Technology covering from the fundamentals knowledge of magnetism to the most recent advances in the magnetic hard disk technology. ‘Neurology’ sections. CDPD and ARDIS. . harmonics distortion and its effects on power system equipment. mechanical and biochemical parameters involved in the measurements will be provided. commission. ‘Cardiology’.

ET0307 Digital Signal Processing & systems covering topics such as periodic signals and Fourier series. In addition. finite word length effects. security and site surveying. discrete Fourier Transform. ET030Z Project or Dissertation (year-long) Enables each student to apply his knowledge to solve practical problems. PSK. DPSK. The topics covered include ATM. (Project Management tools will be included as e-learning component) ET0310 Power Distribution System in Buildings Provides students with working and in-depth knowledge on the planning. data and network communications will be used to add interest and context for programming in the real world. ET0305 MEMS & Microsystems Provides an overview of the various applications of MEMS and Microsystems. Fast Fourier Transform. Students will learn how to use analysis tools to perform forensic tests to determine the nature of security breaches and exploits. the students will be taught the concept of wireless security and how to prevent undesirable users accessing the access point. ET0303 IC Design Provides a basic knowledge of integrated circuit design. Topics include Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL) design. Under the fundamental theory of digital signal processing topics covered include digital filter design.22 kV) electrical installation and distribution systems in commercial. Students sponsored by companies are encouraged to seek industry-sponsored projects related to problems found in their working environment. In the application aspects. fullcustom IC design. WLAN. semi-custom IC design. Case studies and practical examples covering a wide range of applications in computer interfacing. synthesis. random signal processing and multirate digital signal processing. the concepts and test methodologies of testing digital logic. satellite communications and microwave systems. ET0304 Broadband Communications Covers the various aspects of broadband communications. It covers from basic RF theory. The designing and fabrication of MEMS products are included with hands-on provided with state-of-the art equipment in the Technology Centre for Nanofabrication and Materials. ET0308 Digital Communications Covers the broad topics associated with digital communications such as source coding. analog and mixed signal devices. Gigabit technologies. Code of Practices and Standards together with the operation. with the knowledge gained from this module. internet interactivity. 3G. students would be able to recommend and implement the necessary security solutions. Students will learn how to integrate the knowledge from their course into a practical application in ensuring the security of the network. hardware installation. The module also introduces the basics of optical communications. spread spectrum are some of the sections covered in the module. selection and sizing of various system components such as standby generator. design and commissioning of high and low voltages (230V . Frame relay. digital modulations and demodulations. emphasis is given to digital speech and image coding. object properties and object methods in an event driven programming environment. Relevant Acts and Regulations. ET0302 Microdevices Fabrication Covers the fabrication processes of microdevices such as integrated circuits and MEMS. Starts with the recap of basics of signals Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 279 . residential and industrial buildings. broadband access and other emerging broadband technologies. Students will learn the design of digital systems adopting the flow from behavioural synthesis to layout and verification. FSK. ET0247 Firewall & Intrusion Prevention Provides the students with a guide to the most popular firewall technology implementations. The varying material properties used in the fabrication of microdevices are also covered and the understanding of fabrication processes is reinforced through laboratory sessions on state-of-the-art equipment in the Centre of Nanofabrication and Materials. to troubleshooting. Sampling. different design methodology such as. Simulation techniques and design verification will be included. PCM. basics of satellite communications and microwaves are covered. Module covers broadly two areas: Fundamental theory of digital signal processing and the applications of digital signal processing. Students will learn the concepts of objects. switchgear and transformer will also be included in this module. ET0309 Wireless Communications Introduces the various wireless communication systems such as mobile communication systems. A report must also be submitted. ET0301 Computer Programming with Applications Provides students with the skills and knowledge to develop and implement wellstructured and robust programs using a visual programming language. This project will be based on the knowledge and skills gained from their course of study. convolution coding. block coding. operation and characteristic of MOS devices. Students will be able to identify the threats and vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and recommend the appropriate actions to be taken to counter-act such activities. channel coding. In addition. configuration and management. ET0306 IC Testing Provides students with a basic knowledge of the modules and functions of a general purpose component tester.SYNOPSES ET0245 Network Security Provides students with the fundamental concepts on the need for Network security. The module will also use case studies to determine the nature of different exploits used by hackers on the Internet. ET0246 Wireless Network & Security Provides students with a complete foundation of knowledge in Wireless Networking. Topics covering 2G. quantisation. ET0249 Project Students will be given an opportunity to plan and design a network. ET0248 Network Analysis & Forensics This module teaches the use of Network Analysis and Packet Capture tools to analyse data flowing through a network. office automation enhancements. Alternatively students can choose to write a dissertation on a topic or subject approved by the course coordinator.

thyristors. ET0324 Digital Control of Drives Gives students a good background knowledge of microprocessor systems used to control ac industrial drives. Application areas will include air-conditioning systems. Calculation of relay settings for the different types of relays will be explained. Topics include controller characteristics. and provides good working knowledge of how to specify. ET0320 Power System Planning & Control An introduction to the engineering and economic factors involved in planning. ET0318 Computer Methods for Power System Analysis Students will learn techniques and algorithms for the formulation of network matrices for power system analysis such as power system fault studies for symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults. digital control systems hardware and microprocessorbased ac drive. direct digital control. ladder diagram programming. Also enables them to understand the principles of operation of various types of bus bar arrangements. In particular. Topics include sampled-data control. advanced instruction sets. design. choppers and inverters. Topics include planning procedures for large utilities and industrial power systems. economic studies and financial analysis and computerised Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. It covers the architecture. EIB system. The students will also learn advanced concepts of naturally and self-commutated converters such as phase controlled on verters. with an emphasis on computer based modern instrumentation systems. operating and controlling power systems. discrete signal conditioning and data conversion board and bus based instruments. state-space method. multi-loop control and non-linear system. Over voltages and voltage transients in power systems and the concept of insulation coordination for high voltage equipment are introduced. Also included are the principles of digital/numerical relaying and their applications.SYNOPSES ET0311 Building Automation Systems ET0315 Digital & Advanced Control Provides an integrated system approach to understanding Building Automation Systems and their applications to building services. ET0313 Intelligent Instrumentation & Measurement Systems Provides students with a comprehensive coverage on the area of instrumentation and measurement systems. The lectures will be complemented by hands-on training sessions in the Building Automation System Application Centre. ET0314 Automation & Programmable Controller Applications Introduces the basic concepts and latest development in programmable controller technologies used in automation applications. The topics cover DC Drives. Interpretation and use of results to specify circuit breaker ratings and relaying systems. In addition to the traditional areas of instrumentation like sensors and transducers. Teaches modern control theories and the role of digital computers in process control systems. network configurations and high voltage equipment including switchgears. Application practices. ET0323 Industrial Drives & Motion Control Provides knowledge to students on the practical aspects of industrial drives. and methods of testing and commissioning protective schemes are also covered. ET0319 Power System Protection Students will learn the principles of relay operation and their applications to the protection of specific system elements. 280 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ET0316 Process Control Engineering Provides an integrated system approach to the understanding of behaviour of process control systems. supervisory control. and application software of modern building automation systems. local area networks. dynamic behaviour of process control loops. Z- transforms. stochastic and adaptive systems. power MOSFET and IGBT. Emphasis is on the application of computer methods for solution of these problems. commission. communication methods. this module will also cover some major developments in intelligent instrumentation including GPIB interfaced instruments. load flow studies and transient stability analysis. supervisory control and data acquisition in PLC systems. AC Drives. Topics include structure of PLC. protection and drive system installation. the module will cover the design. cables and reactive power and voltage compensation devices. The various stages in the design of digitally controlled drives will be explained. controllers and control valves. Over current. directional. multivariable. distributed control. Optimising of the interface with power electronic systems will also be covered. ET0322 Power Supply Applications of Converters Introduces students to the various types of power supplies for industrial and utility applications. security systems and other essential building services. ET0312 Electrical Services Design Provides students with an in-depth understanding and design methodology of the various electrical building services. operate. install. ET0317 Power Transmission & Distribution Provides students with an insight into the areas of designs and roles of electricity transmission and distribution. The topics will cover the basic principles of digital control systems. intelligent I/O modules. . The module will describe basic digital control algorithms used in ac drive systems. pilot and distance protective relays will be described. and maintain a Building Automation System. Developing trends and the use of Artificial Intelligence in a computerised power system will also be discussed. reliability and contingency analysis. Motor sizing. differential. specifications and selection of electrical installation. BJT. fire detection and alarm systems. protection and drive circuit concepts for power semiconductor devices such as power diodes. Relevant Acts and Regulations governing the design of these various electrical services will also be discussed in detail in the module. The application of computer and CAD software packages to carry out electrical design and drafting will also be included. signal conditioning and recorders. Step Motor Drives and their applications. ET0321 Power Semiconductor Devices & Converter Technology Introduces students to the overview of the main characteristics. methods of reinforcing and improving system security and stability will be included. Operation and behaviour of practical process control systems are emphasised. optimal. control system design. lighting system and lightning protection system.

and to promote understanding of the fundamentals involved in many engineering applications – ranging from DC to optical frequencies and as used in power and electronic systems. which are essential to design success as the industry moves towards complete systems-on-chip (SOC). grounding. The module has a strong practical element. Students will also learn about the different types of aircraft materials. filtering. SPC. washers. making of cable looms and harnesses will be part of students’ workshop training. ISO9000. fixed and wireless). Optics and Wave Motion & Sound. SPC. Thermodynamics. digital circuit emission control and electrostatic discharge. their equivalent circuits. The students will learn the detailed concepts of signal representation and their characteristics. will also be presented. implementation and test experience of the techniques required to create combined hardware/software systems. to introduce students to instrumentation and measurement as an interdisciplinary engineering activity and to be able to explain the basic principles of feedback and control systems. DOE. ET0335 Measurement & Feedback Systems Aims to develop techniques for system modelling based on block diagrams and transfer functions and to use such techniques in the context of analysis and design. There will also be assignments on TQM. reliability concepts.SYNOPSES ET0326 Signals & Systems Introduces the concepts of signals and systems. ET0329 Interfacing Techniques Allows students to gain practical design. control charts. corrosion. It provides a sound basis for the application of design procedures to achieve EMC compliance in electronic products. ET0333 Analogue Electronics Introduces the principles of amplifier design. The students will learn the state machine designs and review of common hazards and pitfalls in design. Students will learn about different transmission channels. and to develop an analysis framework using a number of important mathematical operations and transformations. noise models of devices. Aircraft maintenance practices like torque loading. The skills of using aircraft maintenance and measuring tools will be imparted. Some important EMI/EMC standards and related test procedures will be covered. ET0422 Physics Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of Physics required to understand the principles behind aircraft mechanics and engines. the exact nature of digital information (data) and the demands it places upon any communication channel. Topics covered include capacitive coupling. inductive coupling. adhesives and greases with safety precautions will be practised in the workshop. Details of various modulation techniques. earthing and bonding of aircraft electrical systems. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 281 . to build student awareness of the economic and time-tomarket aspects of embedded system design and to develop group-working skills. COQ and environmental stress testing. accelerated testing and system reliability. The students will learn high-frequency modelling of devices. Basic review of various logic methods will be presented followed by analysis of state machines with practical simulations. their parameters. They will also learn about the noise sources in electronic systems. Mechanics. ET0332 Integrating Studies Reinforces students’ working knowledge and conceptual understanding of the lecture material of all modules through experimental investigation. the key characterising parameters of a generic digital communication channel. ET0334 Electromagnetics Introduces propagation and transmission of (a) electrical signals on bounded transmission systems and (b) electromagnetic waves in free space and in insulating and conducting materials. transmissions. channel and line coding techniques will also be presented. common impedance coupling. electrical cables and connectors. Topics include SQC. and automatic gain control with examples of RF and video amplifiers. ET0331 Electronics CAD Project Equips students with the skills to carry out electronic state machine design. ET0421 Aircraft Materials & Maintenance Practices Students will learn how to read wiring diagram manuals. examples of different networks and traffic types. Reusable virtual components or intellectual property (IP) cores described by a hardware description language (HDL) such as VHDL. The challenges associated with conveying information over channels subject to a variety of channel effects. ET0328 Data Communications Introduces the key concepts associated with the transport of digital information over communication channels. rigid/flexible pipes. to provide opportunities to apply their knowledge to design tasks and to solving practical problems through more open ended project work and to further develop their management and communications skills through small group working. This module will provide the foundation for the Aeronautical Engineering Science module. characteristics of practical passive components. ET0420 Quality & Reliability Provides the fundamental of two very important fields in the area of product design and manufacture. These refer to quality and reliability. ET0416 EMI/EMC Provides students with knowledge of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). and the principles behind important source. ET0330 VHDL Prepares students for a new era in electronic design where more functionality is required on a single integrated circuit (IC). crimping. Topics covered include the Theory of Matter. The role and characteristics of such communication channels will be presented with the discussion on the types of data communication networks available (wide and local area. equivalent circuits. The correct usage of common aircraft parts such as fasteners. both continuous and discrete-time. control cables. ET0327 Communications Introduces the key concepts associated with the processes of transmission and reception of information carrying signals within a communication network. bearings. interconnection charts and schematic diagrams for aircraft equipment installation. pipes and unions. noise figures and practical guidelines for low noise design. fasteners. springs. Various tools for signal transformation and analysis will be presented. their performance characteristics followed by details of multiplexing will be presented.

power transfer. E and I transformers. auto transformer. I/O devices. Covers the working principles of aircraft devices. inductive/capacitive transmitters. memory. Students will learn about Number systems. inertial navigation systems. electrical distributions. configure and troubleshoot a computer. ET0521 Network Vulnerabilities & Security Tools Identifies and explains the major types of network vulnerabilities that commonly affect the confidentiality. Application of the various wireless technologies will also be covered in this module. fly by wire systems as well as aircraft internal and external lightings. as well as safety and warning systems such as ground proximity warning systems and instrument warning systems. Students are introduced to analogue devices and their uses. DC motor and generator constructions and operation principles will also be covered. temperature. ET0522 Network Security Systems Aims to introduce the various security protocols used in various network systems. ET0426 Aircraft Communication & Navigation Systems ET0511 Fundamental Electronics Covers topics relevant to the aerospace industry. control and operation of aircraft flight surfaces. battery supply. Students will also learn aircraft electrical power systems. This module also helps students to understand signal processing devices such as integrators. Wi-MAX. and Internet security. and cellular network concepts. multiplexing circuits and audio systems are also covered. The principles and methods used to minimise the effect of conducted and radiated electromagnetic interference. In the later half. multi-path fading. Ice and rain protection systems. The concept of using error signal to sense rate of movement. compass systems. Aims at providing students with the fundamental knowledge to understand and assemble a modern day computer. Students will be introduced to the basic hardware of a computer including: CPUs. ET0425 Aircraft Instrument Systems ET0427 Aircraft Automatic Flight & Electronic Systems ET0512 Computer Hardware & System Operation Students will be taught the working principles and functions of automatic flight control systems. ET0513 Data Communication Systems Provides an introduction to Data communications and the understanding of concepts and techniques used in the transfer of information. electronic circuits on as various applications of operational amplifiers and digital test and equipment will be taught. students should be able to apply analogue and digital techniques in a circuit design and analysis. Topics covered would include authentication protocols. primary and secondary cells of aircraft batteries such as lead acid batteries and nickel cadmium batteries. flight management systems. vertical speed indicators. global navigation satellite system. Upon completion of this module. RF power amplifier. Topics include data transmission basics. microwave landing system. different kinds of DC sources. bus interface and their connection to other devices. autopilot navigations. Topics like the working principles and characteristics of various control systems. vibration measurement systems and engine indicating systems. gyroscopic systems. The module includes basic electronic circuitry and AC/DC power systems. cryptography techniques. Bluetooth. the second and third generation . doppler navigation system.SYNOPSES ET0423 Aircraft Electrical Fundamentals Students will learn the fundamentals of generation of electricity. DC/AC generators and their associated circuit protections. mass storage. filter and tuned circuits. ET0524 Mobile Communication Systems The first half of this module covers topics such as propagation of waves. air-data systems and electronic display systems such as EICAS and ECAM. ET0424 Aircraft Radio & Optical Communications Provides a good engineering foundation to the students in radio theory. ET0523 Wireless Technologies Provides in-depth understanding of various commonly used wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi. antennas. methods used to minimise the effects of lightning strikes and static on aerials and type of aerials and feeders will be taught. modulator. global position system (GPS). 282 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Covers the basic concepts of analogue and digital circuits. differentiator. functions and application. The module will also cover the working principles of aircraft systems like pitot-static systems. intrusion detection system. transmission media. automatic direction finding system. fire protection as well as lightning strike protection and electrical bonding will also be covered. aircraft emergency locator transmitter. Other areas include on board maintenance systems. semiconductor devices operation. efficiency and its principles of operations under load and no-load conditions will be taught. in particular. Countermeasures. ET0428 Aircraft Electrical Systems Covers the construction and principles of operation of AC single phase and three phase generation and various type of AC motors and speed control. chipset circuitry. motherboards. area navigation. The operation of digital data buses in aircraft systems such as ARINC and other specifications will also be covered. automatic landing systems. modulators and demodulators. position and control of system will be introduced. synchronous and asynchronous transmission. basic boolean algebra. machmeters and other measuring and indicating systems. traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS). VOR/ILS systems. resolvers. RFID and other emerging wireless technologies. weather avoidance radar and radio altimeter. synchros. covering topics on propagation of radio wave. polarisation. receiver. The module will also provide students with the basic knowledge of operating systems to enable them to install. Basics of fibre optic data transmission. ET0429 Aircraft Servomechanisms & Electronics Gives students a good understanding of terminology and basic concepts of aircraft instrument devices and systems such as altimeters. logic gates and logic circuit design. Topics on 3-phase AC principles. radiation pattern. transformer construction. best practices used to mitigate the effect of attacks and malicious codes will be introduced. VHF/HF communications systems. transmitter. wireless LAN security. fuel quantity. integrity and availability of computer networks. in particular. disaster recovery plans. data communication systems and devices and an introduction to networks.

ultrasound. biopotential electrodes. games etc. transducers. ‘Radiotherapy’. EEG. reconstruction and archiving of medical and radiological images require understanding of the concepts and knowledge of the systems operation. ‘Cardiology’. ET0604 Anatomy & Physiology Provides students with knowledge of the structural levels in the human body and the physiological processes of the major organ systems. Physiotherapy. robotics in medicine. ET0606 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Provides the students with the broad understanding and appreciation of Biomedical Engineering discipline. ET0614 Medical Imaging & Image Processing Fundamentals of medical imaging and different imaging modalities will be explained. and then to realisation of the project. to design. persistent storage and networking of mobile applications. Basic electronic circuits. biotechnology. CDMA are dealt with. conditionals and loops. Topics will cover data acquisition and digital signal processing (DSP) principles such as sampling. principles of various monitoring systems such as respiration. Principles of X-ray. and testing of biomedical equipment will be covered in the practical sessions. The objective of this module is to familiarize students with equipment used in ‘Operating Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 283 . ‘Intensive Care Unit’. FIR filtering and DFT are taught. Acquisition. particularly in the hospital environment. amplifiers and filters for use in biomedical instruments will also be introduced. ET0525 Mobile Application Development With the improvement in wireless mobile devices technology (such as mobile phones and PDAs). Students also learn how to implement an enterprisewide network for a hospital. ET0700 Program Design Introduces students to basic algorithmic concepts and constructs apart from any executable programming language. Students will apply their knowledge to conceptualise. In the practical session students will learn computer application of biomedical instruments. measurements of biopotential signals including electrocardiogram (ECG). ‘Neurology’. and Bluetooth technology are also introduced in the module. ET0612 Medical Informatics & Telemedicine Provides students with the knowledge of information systems in the field of medicine. central patient care and monitoring systems. electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) are taught. Theory and application of biosensors. This module is about writing such software. medical safety standards and medical devices certification regulations. design and implement biomedical applications through project work. preventive maintenance. This module will also cover the bio safety and electrical safety standards and ethical issues. biosensors. ET0607 Anatomy & Physiology Refer to ET0604. Students will also learn the basics of structured program development and apply them in simple projects. ET0603 Biomedical Instrumentation Teaches the principles of biomedical instrumentation. ET0609 Biomedical Signal Processing & Analysis Provides an understanding of signal processing and analysis used in biomedical applications. information systems in hospitals. Students will be taught the applications of various sensors in biomedical instrumentation and the measurement of biomedical signals. Topics will cover pharmaceutical engineering. Students will learn medical equipment characteristics. users are now able to write programs (e. Students will also learn 3D modelling using CT. Student will learn about the fundamental of image processing and how to enhance the diagnostic features in those images. analysing and presenting biosignals such as ECG. bio-photonics and latest trends in biomedical engineering. De-Militarised Zone and Virtual Private Network. ET0610 Biomedical Equipment & Engineering Practices Room’. A brief explanation of the circuits as well as the mechanical and biochemical parameters involved in the measurements are included. histological and pathological conditions.g. the nature of data measured and the general concept of equipment design and good equipment handling practices. tissue engineering. ET0608 Biomedical Instrumentation Design & Applications Covers the design and application of biomedical instrumentation.) for their own devices. Commissioning. Topics include the basic concepts of electronic medical records. magnetic resonance and other new imaging modalities will be covered. Students will learn to develop and test software applications for wireless mobile devices. Other topics covered include use of operational amplifiers. GPRS. The module requires the student to reason about and explain the algorithms they construct using sequence. genomics. Advanced topics like WAP. Practical experiments will include digitizing.SYNOPSES systems like GSM. processing. processing. quantisation coding. This module provides a foundation for the biomedical applications of clinical. cardiovascular and skeletal & muscular systems. Topics include user interface development. Ztransform. biomaterials. EMG and EOG. Topics will include configuration of firewall. bio-implants. The physiology of major organs is taught in order for students to appreciate the biomedical engineering applications. assistive technology. ET0531 Firewall Technologies Provides students with a basic understanding of a secure network design and the technologies deployed to secure the perimeter of a network. Tomography. commercial transaction application. The gross anatomy of major organs is taught so that students can correlate structure with function. MRI images and to create prototypes using Rapid Prototyping tool to make models that will be used by surgeons and clinicians. Rehabilitation departments and Clinical Laboratory. The students will experiment with vivo signals of major organ systems to understand the diagnostic and therapeutic features. and other in vivo signals. ET053Z Final Year Project Students work in groups of 2 to 4 on a major practical or industry project where they progress from feasibility study. instrumentation amplifiers and filters in biomedical instruments. installation. and telemedicine systems.

development of modular programs. frequency and period). resistors. Zener Diode. records. images. Teaches the use of Network Analysis and Packet Capture tools to analyse data flowing through a network. ET0706 Object Oriented Programming Equips students with the knowledge of basic object-oriented programming concepts through the use of the Java programming language. Students will learn how to use analysis tools to perform forensic tests to determine the nature of any security breaches and exploits. ET0712 Multimedia Technologies Introduces text. The project comprises design elements and has the potential for commercialisation when completed. Topics include User interface development.g. magnetic circuits. Topics include computer architecture. understanding and techniques necessary. commercial transaction application. ET0713 Algorithms Uses C/C++ to look at how programs can be used to solve problems. Students will also be introduced to game engines and the development of simple storyboard techniques. ET0900 Design & Innovation Project Provides students with hands-on practical experience in project construction where the project is innovative in nature. Boolean algebra. Students will learn how to program and create graphics applications and scenarios using standard graphics APIs as well as commercial graphics application programs. ohm’s Law. ideal operational amplifiers characteristics and & some applications. and compares the techniques of computer game programming. use of Voltage Regulators ICs. Concepts include assembly and linking. animation and video to the students in a multimedia context. Rectification (with smoothing capacitor). Both the hardware and software requirements of a multimedia system will be discussed. voltage/current divider. Students will use computer graphics tools and applications to create animation clips as part of their project submission. graphics. games etc. transformers (step up/down). ET081Z Digital Electronics Introduces the basics of digital electronics to a level such that with the acquired knowledge. Students are also taught how to interface assembly language programs with high level language programs and how to develop program libraries. 284 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Covers the concepts of game programming and its importance in the marketplace. sound. KVL. ET0901 Design Techniques & Skills Trains students in the essential skills and techniques in ideation and the development of a prototype. device interfacing. Skills and techniques to be covered include the following: • Principles of aesthetics and their implications in design • Ergonomics and user centred design • Illustration & Rendering • Design History & Society • Design Thinking Skills • Colour and Communication • Prototyping for Design • Design Modelling and Simulation . inductors. peak to peak voltage. impedance. The topics covered are electrical quantities. interrupt service routines and systems programming. ET080Z Principles of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Provides students with an integrated knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering fundamentals. encapsulation. power in dc and ac circuits. files. the students are able to design simple combinational and sequential circuits using commercial SSI and MSI integrated circuits.) for their own devices. ET0707 Advanced Programming Students are taught how to write and develop programs in Assembly Language. ET0708 Microprocessor Systems & Programming Provides students with knowledge of how microprocessors work and operate. Skills gleaned in this module support the prototype development in the Product Design and Development module. The module will also use case studies to determine the nature of different exploits used by hackers on the Internet. Superposition. ET0705 Computer Animation Aims to provide students with basic knowledge of techniques and tools for creating computer animation. persistent storage and networking of mobile applications. series/parallel R & C. floating point analysis and a variety of commonly used algorithms in engineering applications. Students will learn to develop and test software applications for wireless mobile devices. use of Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as electronic switch. system timing. Games development gives students an overview of. flip-flops. memory interfacing. This module is about writing such software. dynamic data structures. MSI logic circuit ICs. voltage/ current source. and graphical user interfaces. This 2nd level programming course covers arrays. users are now able to write programs (e. KCL. inheritance and polymorphism. counters. passing of parameters. Extensions to the Internet on multimedia web publishing will also be introduced. trees and hash tables. ET0704 Computer Graphics ET0710 Computer Gaming Systems Introduces the fundamentals of interactive computer graphics and their related applications. Topics covered in the module include: number systems and codes. electrical signals (waveform types. such that high-level authoring techniques and tools could be used to prepare and integrate them into the production of a multimedia application. It compares and contrasts each data structure. The module covers pointers. object development environments. peripheral support and development of microprocessor systems. ET0711 Mobile Game Development With the improvement in wireless mobile devices technology (such as mobile phones and PDAs). shift registers. linked lists. transistor switch. peak. looking at the requirements and uses of each in programming applications. combinational logic circuits. LED. Topics include objects and classes.SYNOPSES ET0701 Data Structures ET0709 Network Analysis & Forensics Uses C/C++ to teach the concepts of Data Structures to programmers. capacitors. logic gates. The practical experience and skills gained through designing and building the open-ended project from conception to actual implementation and final testing would lay a good foundation for the students in their final year project work. eventdriven programming. and Logic families. Junction Diode.

Students will learn software and hardware development on microcontroller development systems and understand how to interface them to microprocessor-based applications and projects. ET1000 Introduction to Engineering I A continuation from ET0902. Ethernet. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 285 . embodied energy and the context of energy systems within a social framework. rotational kinematics and dynamics.SYNOPSES • Packaging Design • Ideation methods such as TRIZ. To support the CDIO initiative. Students will also learn about ferromagnetism and electromagnetic induction. This is a project-based learning module and students are expected to learn how to integrate control devices into an existing network infrastructure to extend the controllability and accessibility over WAN by presenting a control application. Projects are designed to integrate theory learnt from different modules. product architecture and industrial design. basic routing/switching and PLC with device control. Some of the examples of projects may include “Design of A Solar/ Fuel Cell Car”. “Design of A Sun Tracker”. particle dynamics. ET110Z Applications of Clean Energy Designed as a project based learning (PBL) module that provides students with a chance to implement their knowledge of clean energy in a practical application. kinematics. wind. Students design. concept generation. ET0905 Object Oriented Programming Equips students with the knowledge of basicoriented programming concepts through the use of the C++programming language. The development of the product shall take into account aesthetics. conservation of energy. ET1103 Physics Provides students with the fundamental theory of physics that is of vital importance in development of a renewable/clean energy system. theory of P-N junction. soldering. ET1100 Sustainable & Clean Energy Provides an introduction into such issues like sustainable and clean energy. develop and integrate their knowledge and skills. students are also expected to consider the marketing issues. ET100Z Final Year Project Provides students with the opportunity and responsibility to be innovative/creative. biomass. IP (Internet Protocol) by using various automation and instrumentation technologies including DeviceNet. mechanic and computer engineering. To support the CDIO initiative. ET101Z Introduction to Engineering Refer to ET1001. “Design of A Portable Renewable/clean Energy Source”. students are expected to continue with the development of the prototype after completing the initial phases of ET0902. wave and tidal power. cell properties. carrying out and reporting on a challenging piece of work that can provide a solution to the engineering problem. They will understand the VC++ development environment. ET0907 Network Control Applications Provides students with up-to-date skills required to design a control system over This module provides a platform where students can put what they learn in first year technical modules like PEEE and DE into practice. test and build several practical and interesting projects and in the process learn essential skills like circuit simulation. energy payback time. Development of input/output interfacing solutions will be taught using a high level language such as C. teamwork. The focus of Product Design and Development is the integration of marketing. basic engineering economic analysis. creative & critical thinking and presentation skills are emphasised in this module. inspiration from nature ET0902 Product Design & Development I This project-based module challenges students to design a new product. “Design of a Small Wind Generator” and “Eco-house”. Provides a platform where students can put what they learn in first year technical modules like PEEE and DE into practice. It covers modern tools and methods for product design and development. The topics include linear vectors. creative & critical thinking and presentation skills are emphasised in this module. ET0904 Productisation Project ET1001 Introduction to Engineering II ET0903 Product Design & Development II Students from different diplomas will form a multi-disciplinary team to produce a prototype of a new product. WLAN. Projects are designed to integrate theory learnt from different modules. ET0906 Microcontroller Technology Covers the basic concepts and applications of microcontroller & microprocessors systems. and manufacturing functions of the firm in creating a new product. PCB layout planning & fabrication. Besides working on rapid prototyping tools and building of electronic circuits. The module will cover the semiconductors for photovoltaic. Included in the module is an overview of existing energy systems and sustainability issues associated with these systems. teamwork. finding or selecting. design. test and build several practical and interesting projects and in the process learn essential skills like circuit simulation. circuit assembly and troubleshooting. ergonomics and other factors. Students are also expected to produce a business plan to market the product. Although the module is mainly focused on semiconductor PV cells including both silicon cells and non-silicon cells. work and energy. conservation of linear momentum. planning. stripboard fabrication. including environmental impact. The module will examine clean energy sources such as solar. formulating. electronic. its features and learn how to build object-oriented applications. Students design. soldering. “Design of A Battery Charger” and “Design of A DC/AC Inverter”. the behaviour of different solar cells. other type of photovoltaic technologies like organic photovoltaic. Topics include identifying customer needs. “Design of MPPT Circuit for Solar and Wind Energy System”. dye-cell photovoltaic and nanophotovoltaic are also introduced. circuit assembly and troubleshooting. and gravitation. The module also aims to provide students with the opportunity to use. stripboard fabrication. cell modelling and testing. ET1101 Photovoltaic Principles & Materials Provides students with the knowledge to understand the photovoltaic principles and basic structure and characteristics of photovoltaic materials. Students will brainstorm to select their projects and then work on the projects by implementing integrated knowledge in the areas of electrical.

aerodynamics of a wind turbine. The practice of effective verbal. They also learn to handle the accompanying question and answer session using correct techniques when responding to the different types of questions asked. system installation. polycrystalline and thin film modules. structure of a horizontal/vertical wind turbine. students will be able to write convincing proposals. and apply various thinking strategies. evaluate arguments and opinions and arrive at a balanced viewpoint expressed in speech and writing.SYNOPSES ET1104 Wind Energy Systems Provides students with the knowledge of wind energy system. record minutes of meetings and handle business calls effectively. participate in meetings. Student can be given opportunity to contribute to organisations by applying knowledge acquired in the course. management of emotions and empathy as building blocks to healthy relationships. one centralised large-scale system and another distributed systems in units located directly at the customer’s premises. Students are taught conflict resolution strategies and made aware of the importance of emotional intelligence in their interaction with others. . Methods to produce silicon wafer as well as common thin film coating techniques will be also covered. monitoring and analysing PV system performance. handling of processing chemicals & gases will be covered. Students will be provided with the opportunity to make basic PV cells & modules by operating equipment and adjusting processing parameters on mini-pilot plant line during laboratory classes. The impact of various processing and device parameters on performance. The impact of wind conversion system on the environment is also discussed. They will also be able to make powerful presentations and network effectively. control and operation of a wind generation system and the effect of wind profile on the conversion efficiency. with practice and learning taking place in situations simulating those at work. safety will also be covered. IS1007 Internship Students will be attached to selected local or overseas organisations in the broadband infrastructure and information communication industry. installing and maintaining a standalone or a grid-tied PV system. Students will learn the principles and operation of a charger controller and a grid-tied inverter. LC0206 Oral Communication (OC) Refer to LC0106. LC0125 Event Management Communication (EMC) Aims to equip students with essential communication and interpersonal skills necessary for a career in events and project management. The attachment programme will enable students to further develop technical skills and knowledge in areas such as broadband / wireless networks. For report presentation. LC0118 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Emphasises the process of crafting a structured. Students will be introduced to the different types of PV modules including monocrystalline. estimating output from PV system and environmental impacts. yields and reliability will be introduced. They will learn a wind conversion system that covers evaluation of wind energy resource. Other technical issues like system maintenance. calculation of PV capacity. LC0103 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Aims to help students acquire the skills necessary to prepare and write reports and to make oral presentations to an audience. A variety of media is used. Utility support. prepare agendas. server system administration and web services development. LC0114 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) Aims to equip students with the oral and writing skills needed for work. audience awareness. LC0203 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Refer to LC0103. Students will learn to appreciate the purpose of their report as well as the expectations of their intended reader. ET1108 Photovoltaic Manufacturing Process Equips students with the knowledge of structures and fabrication processes of various generation silicon and non-silicon based PV cells & modules for preparing them to work in PV manufacturing industry. The impact of integration of clean energy systems on the operation of a power grid will be discussed. Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) will be also introduced. The module will cover issues of load calculation. non-verbal and listening skills is fully integrated in the module. ET1107 Solar Photovoltaic System Design Provides students with the knowledge of designing. charger controller and inverter selection. Students learn how to structure and deliver presentations using appropriate verbal and non-verbal language as well as visual aids (eg PowerPoint slides) in order to deliver effective individual and group presentations. Insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the dominant commercial cell technologies will be given. voice quality and use of visual aids. site selection. installation of wind generation system. They learn how to write e-mail messages. 286 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Students will learn the basic principles of power electronics & drives and its applications in the operation and control of charge controller and inverter. At the end of the module. Other laboratory work will include measurement and failure diagnosis of PV cells. They learn about self-awareness. interpret and analyse facts. areas stressed include verbal and non-verbal language. In putting together the report. and analysis of chemicals & materials ET1109 Integration of Clean Energy Provides students with the concepts of power system fundamentals and the knowledge of utility interactive clean energy systems. network security systems. effective business massages and create persuasive promotional brochures. battery selection. LC0106 Oral Communication (OC) Aims to help students acquire oral presentation skills needed for their studies at the Polytechnic and for functioning effectively in the workplace. coherent argument. Students learn to critically examine issues across disciplines. Two types of utility interactive clean energy systems will be introduced. LC0202 Effective Interpersonal Communication (EIC) Aims to improve students’ ability to interact and communicate effectively with people they live and work with. students will learn to organise their information in a reader-friendly way and write them in good Standard English.

Role-playing is included to facilitate the teaching of these essential skills. LC0224 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) (DOPT) Aims to equip students with the oral and writing skills needed for work. write purposeful job application letters. Students will learn how to participate effectively in meetings. projects and cases which simulate sales and marketing situations. Refer to LC0103. Students will be taught to make powerful presentations. They learn how to engage the patient effectively in an optometrist-patient consultation. They will also learn to write effective sales proposals and sales letters. Students learn how to conduct themselves at job interviews and meetings through role-playing situations similar to those at the workplace. LC0614 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) Refer to LC0114. create powerful promotional brochures and write effective business messages to promote their companies. general business correspondence and business meetings. LC0503 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Refer to LC0103. LC0214 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) Refer to LC0114. and evaluate the collected data for their purpose. Students learn to handle telephone communication when soliciting and giving information to patients. LC0318 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) LC0603 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Refer to LC0114 LC0218 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118 LC0220 Writing Skills for Entrepreneurs (WSE) Aims to teach students essential and effective writing skills to jump-start their businesses when they turn entrepreneurs in the future. present health/medically-related information/ instructions to laymen and to apply EQ and conflict management skills in dealing with colleagues or with patients and their relations. LC0518 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118. negotiate effectively and network extensively. Areas covered include job application. allowing students to learn in a “handson” manner. LC0712 Report Writing & Presentation Skills (RWPS) Aims to equip students with knowledge and skills required for report writing. LC0713 Communication Skills for Business (CSB) Aims to equip students with the writing and oral skills needed for work and business. Refer to LC0221. products and/or services to their target audiences. handle telephone calls professionally. Students will be required to conceptualise potential business ideas and collect the necessary information to put into a simple business proposal. LC0506 Oral Communication (OC) Refer to LC0106. LC0334 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) (DICT) Aims at equipping students with the communication skills necessary for work. They are taught to apply appropriate strategies to develop strong brand identity systems. write effective business correspondence. The module also includes the teaching of questionnaire design skills. LC0514 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) Refer to LC0114. prepare effective resumes and attend successful job interviews. LC0221 Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs (CSE) Aims to equip students with the important communication skills that entrepreneurs need. with practice and learning taking place in situations simulating those at work. listen and speak effectively and appropriately for the target audience. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 287 .SYNOPSES LC0209 Communication Skills for Health Professionals (CSH) LC0303 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Aims to develop students’ ability to communicate effectively with patients and the health-related community. Refer to LC0220. The principles and skills are taught through case studies or situations simulating those in business and work. LC0314 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) LC0521 Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs (CSE) Refer to LC0118. Students design and administer the questionnaire. LC0306 Oral Communication (OC) LC0520 Writing Skills for Entrepreneurs (WSE) Refer to LC 0106. A variety of media is used. Skills will be taught through roleplays. LC0321 Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs (CSE) Refer to LC0221 LC0322 Communication Skills for Sales & Marketing (CSM) Aims to equip students with the necessary oral communication skills (inter-personal. write letters and e-mail messages and handle business calls effectively. LC0618 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118. networking and negotiation) for effective sales pitch and presentations. Refer to LC0103. Students also make an oral presentation of their business proposal to their intended audience. Students are taught to write.

such as writing 288 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 for the print media. skits and even poetry. At the end of the module. questionnaire design principles will be taught. LC0913 Communication Skills for Business (CSB) Refer to LC0713. while training them to write using a variety of styles suitable for public relations/ advertising/media practitioners. The key focuses of logical structure. video-clips. incorporating data collected from surveys. This module leverages on the Marketing Researching module to help students use data collected to plan and structure a report that can effectively meet the expectations of their target reader. It builds greater language awareness through the emphasis on using Standard English and keeping the purpose and audience in mind in written and oral communication. LC0729 Effective Communication (EC) Aims to equip students with sound foundational language and communication skills to support their academic studies at the polytechnic. LC1018 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118 . The lessons are taught through individual and group assignments. through writing in prose. LC0718 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118. LC1006 Oral Communication Aims to help students acquire oral presentation skills needed for their studies at the Polytechnic and for functioning effectively in the workplace. language use and other relevant features. eBusiness Technology option students write reports with a more technical slant while eBusiness Management option students will be required to write business proposal. LC0917 Effective Language Skills (ELS) Aims to improve the standard of English of students to enable them to communicate clearly and effectively. Students learn to critically interpret and analyse information they hear and read about from various sources. Students learn how to make individual and group presentations that are persuasive and informative using appropriate verbal and non-verbal language as well as visual aids (e. LC0726 Oral Communication (OC) Refer to LC0106. appropriate use of language and register. Students learn what users look for in a website. Lessons are interactive and student-centered and students are exposed to a wide variety of authentic listening and written texts in class activities and assignments. LC0722 Report Writing & Presentation Skills for the Diploma in Business Administration (RWPS) Aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for report writing. The primary focus is on enhancing web usability so as to reduce user errors at the web site and to improve user satisfaction. both oral and written. LC0912 Report Writing & Presentation  Skills for the Diploma in Business IT (RWPS) Aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for report writing. LC0914 Writing for E-Commerce (WEC) Aims to teach students how to write effective e-Commerce websites. deliver presentations and apply listening and conflict resolution skills necessary to function effectively in the property development and facilities management industry.g PowerPoint slides). how web writing differs from print writing and what the key language and communication principles of effective web writing are. LC0806 Oral Communication (OC) Refer to LC0106. They also learn how to handle question and answer sessions. This is complemented by the teaching of key oral presentation principles. The approach used encourages independent language learning. through discussions and peer-teacher feedback. This module trains students to think about writing reports based on an appreciation of their purpose of writing as well as the expectations of their intended reader. culminating in students making formal presentations of the project reports done in the module. and how these issues affect them as individuals and society as a whole. LC1003 Communication Skills for DPFM (CS) Aims to develop students’ ability to write circulars and formal reports. and effective delivery of relevant content will help students recognise the importance of writing clearly with their purpose in mind. LC1013 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Refer to LC0103 LC1014 Communication Skills for Work (CSW) Refer to LC0114 LC1015 Creative Communication (CC) Aims to expose students to texts from a wide variety of media to encourage more creativity in writing. Internet search engines and role- plays. students will be required to make formal presentations based on the report that they have written. They are encouraged to give objective comments on issues and to express their views effectively in speech and in writing. for broadcast and for promotional purposes and to give students hands-on practice so as to enable them to write effectively and creatively for this genre of communication. LC0818 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118. They learn to develop their own creative ideas. LC0730 Introduction to Media Writing (IMW) Aims to introduce students to the different forms of media writing. LC0918 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118. Students practise analysing print media for creative concepts and strategies.SYNOPSES LC0716 Issues & Viewpoints (IVP) Aims to raise student awareness and interest in current and perennial issues. It builds greater language awareness through development of students’ writing and speaking skills. In the case of the latter. Students will learn through problem-based case studies.

Emphasis is given to developing students’ speaking and listening skills to enable them to use simple Vietnamese to communicate in everyday situations. LC2300 The Living Language – Evolution & Use of the Malay Language Aims to offer students an introduction to the nature of the language and the uniqueness of language to the human species. participation in and management of teams. plays and daily conversations. LC2029 Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi Aims to prepare students for the internationally-recognised Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) scheduled around April and September. oral and dramatic elements in Malay literature. LC2019 Thai Aims to introduce students to the Thai language and way of life. Students also learn to read elementary Thai texts and write short notes and letters. Students also learn to read elementary German texts and write short notes and letters. Students who complete 180 hours of the programme and who are interested to take an external public examination. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 289 . LC2026 Malay Aims to introduce students to the Malay language and culture. Emphasis will be given to developing students’ vocabulary to enable them to converse in everyday situations. LC131Z Teamwork & Communication Skills (TCS) Aims to equip students with the necessary teamwork and communication skills relevant to the efficient and successful completion of engineering projects. They will also appreciate literary and dramatic experiences better by being introduced to Malay theatre groups in Singapore. LC2030 Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 Aims to prepare students for the internationally-recognised Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 held in December. and to read and write simple texts. Through integrated tasks and within a multi-disciplinary context. LC2022. Students learn about the development as well as the aural. They will also be taught the impact of sponsorship and commercials on production. LC2034 Korean Aims to introduce students to the Korean language and culture. Students learn the history and evolution of the Malay language and the emergence of Standard Malay (Bahasa Buku).SYNOPSES LC1030 Scriptwriting for Games Design (SGD) Aims to equip students with good scriptwriting skills. Completing the 30-hour introductory module will enable serious students of Arabic to go to the next level. Students also learn to read and understand elementary Spanish texts and write short notes. LC2021. The course will enable students to communicate in everyday situations. Emphasis is given to developing students’ speaking and listening skills to enable them to communicate in simple Japanese. Emphasis is given to developing students’ speaking and listening skills to enable them to use simple Thai to communicate in everyday situations. read elementary Japanese texts and write short notes and letters. It focuses on speaking and listening skills to enable them to communicate in everyday situations. They also examine the difference in how the Malay language is used in literary works and popular culture through text analysis and observations made on the use of Malay in different contexts such as radio boardcast. appropriate communication strategy design and effective written and oral communication. students will practise and demonstrate the skills of team-building and formation. LC2023 Japanese Aims to introduce students to the Japanese language and its use in everyday situations. LC2027 Chinese Aims to introduce non-Chinese-speaking students to the Chinese language and culture. Although the course emphasises oral communication. Students also learn to read elementary Vietnamese texts and write short notes and letters. LC1118 Critical Reasoning Skills (CRS) Refer to LC0118 LC2012 Business Chinese Aims at selected students who have Chinese Language proficiency at “O” Level and who want to further develop their language skills to prepare them for work in a Chinese- speaking environment. Emphasis is given to developing students’ speaking and listening skills to enable them to use simple German to communicate in everyday situations. They are exposed to significant literary pieces and given a chance to rework them into any dramatic or artistic form they see fit. recognition of the Chinese script will also be taught. LC2016 German Aims to introduce students to the German language and way of life. While emphasis is given to oral skills. The module develops students’ speaking and listening skills to enable them to use Spanish to communicate in everyday situations. LC2025 Vietnamese Aims to introduce students to the Vietnamese language and way of life. It focuses on speaking and listening skills to enable students to communicate in everyday situations. some basic reading and writing skills are taught too. Students learn to create characters and place them in a world. are given coaching in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 4 examination. LC2015 French Aims to develop students’ listening and speaking ability. to develop products for a variety of audiences. LC2301 Of Pages & Stages – Malay Literature & Drama Aims to focus on the way in which Malay literature can be best appreciated through the medium of artistic expressions. to enable them to use simple French to communicate in everyday life situations. They will also learn the Arabic alphabet to enable them to read common signages. Students will be able to identify the different systems in Japanese writing. LC2036 Introduction to Arabic Aims to introduce students to the Arabic language and the Arabic culture. They also learn to write scenes and develop story lines that will showcase their characters’ abilities and traits. LC2013. Students also learn the Korean writing system which will enable them to read and write in Korean at the elementary level. LC2014. LC2035 Spanish Aims to introduce students to the Spanish language and way of life.

Students will be empowered to overcome the ‘I-can’t’ barrier to get what they want and learn to think out of the box to handle setbacks. Working with teacher-directors. Essential skills learnt include correct pronunciation. . They will learn self-evaluation techniques that will help them make decisions to maximise their personal effectiveness. Students will thus develop some analytical and social interaction skills to help them become effective negotiators in work and life. Aims to improve students’ ability to interact and communicate effectively with people they live and work with. looks at how changes have affected the country and the proactive actions taken to counter or ride the changes. including an understanding and application of basic principles of negotiation. This module culminates in a variety show where all students will be required to select and perform a solo or two-hander piece. students learn group dynamics. non-verbal and listening skills is fully integrated in the module. thereby enabling them to make sound judgements and decisions related to work and life. script analysis and directing. they will learn techniques to enhance their fluency and intonation to be better speakers of English. marketing and publicity).performance packages for an intended audience. critically appreciate and critique performance. Through practical exercises and handson activities. The module explores the identity. LC5000 Applied Drama (ADI) Aims to introduce students to the forms. learn how to improvise roleplays. Students are taught conflict resolution strategies and made aware of the importance of emotional intelligence in their interaction with others. values and common goals of the people in order for students to appreciate their role in making the nation home.SYNOPSES LC300A Effective Speaking Skills (ESS) Aims to equip students with practical skills to speak clearly and effectively so as to be able to hold conversations/discussions in different work and social settings. All learning is rooted with reference to scripts and plays spanning different genres and eras. They learn about self-awareness. body awareness. Topics include major practitioners and the ideologies underpinning their practices. from characterisation to cinematography. In addition. the culture. students will learn to produce correct word and letter sounds so as to improve their pronunciation and articulation. students will understand the differences in pronunciation and usage of the major varieties of English such as British English. It analyses the challenges faced by Singapore and Singaporeans.and post. LC4101 Theatre in Education (TIE) Aims to explore the methodology. This module also looks at Singlish and other dialects of English and their implications in cross cultural communication. American English and Australian English. LC4102 Theatre Production (TP) Aims to equip students with the understanding and skills of the various behind-the-scenes job responsibilities in a theatre production. the economy. clear articulation and the effective use of the voice. management of emotions and empathy as building blocks to healthy relationships. characterisation. LC301A Drama Appreciation (DA) Exposes students to the exciting world of drama and drama production. LC310A Effective Use of Logic in Argument (EUL) Aims to equip students with the skills to identify and correct a wide range of common errors of thought and logic in their own arguments as well as those of others. 290 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Aims to equip students with knowledge of Singapore in terms of its unique history. they will learn about different aspects of film production. the government. create their own piece theatre and even perform it in groups. LC309A Better Pronunciation for Better Speech (BPS) LC314A Active Citizenry: ‘Beyond Kopi Tiam Banter’ (AC) LC304A Film Appreciation (FA) Aims to equip students with the skills to enhance speech clarity so that they can be effective in their studies and the workplace. together with basic stage and production management. direction and management (stage. development and its future. light and sound design). LC303A Effective Negotiation Skills (ENS) Aims to equip students with basic negotiation skills. This will help them to become more independent and rigorous in their thinking. ethics and principles underpinning the practices of Theatre in Education and its impact on society and education. LC4100 Acting (ACT) Aims to introduce the craft of acting and character creation. The module looks at the people. work or leisure. LC302A Goal Setting & Decision-making (GSD) Aims to help students identify their goals in life and develop essential intrapersonal skills to achieve them. Students will learn about the history of such practices and their development both abroad and locally. The practice of effective verbal. They will learn about production (set. In this module. etc. Students learn skills to analyse and critique a film in order to see how films reflect issues of the real world. to gain insights into how films are made. costume. This module will require students to present a devised piece. LC312A Cross Cultural Communication: Accents & Slang (CCC) Equips students to become better communicators when they travel abroad for studies. This module integrates and applies all that have been learnt in the previous two modules and culminates into a semiprofessional production. They will explore the basics of drama performance. Students learn improvisation and devising. methodologies and uses of Applied Drama. the negotiation process and strategies and tactics in negotiation. role play and fieldwork. Through practical exercises. LC313A Effective Interpersonal Communication (EIC) Aims to expose students to different film genres and develop an appreciation of film and its place in society. set and costume design. props. complete with rationale and pre. Students will also learn about the use and abuse of language in persuasion. voice craft. They will apply what they have learnt by analysing and responding to written and verbal arguments found in real-life contexts. the education system. finance.

They develop their own creative ideas to write press releases. word colour. at work and in social situations will be analysed. Major topics include exploratory data analysis. theories and application. and the agencies and voluntary organisations that manage them. For report presentation. at home. Students will study how society affects individual behaviours and the role of the individual in a social world. youth. how they communicate in groups and the different roles that they play. It explores how psychology is applied in everyday life such as in the community. Students will apply these devising skills in an integrated project. voice quality and use of visual aids. an introduction to research methods. they will explore a problem. programmes and publicity materials using different styles. breath control. examining the main approaches to thinking about and researching human behaviour. Students will explore the factors that affect us throughout our lives by looking at the experiences that are common to the human being. logic. In the process they learn to design and conduct their own research and apply the instruments to collect data. Topics of study include the works of improvisation practitioners such as Viola Spolin and Keith Johnstone. persuasion and the theories behind the motivation of humans to form groups. LC5014 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology (ILP) Aims to introduce students to psychological concepts. social norms and social incentives. Students will engage in individual and group projects reading. rhythm. Students will study the different aims and responsibilities of these community services and the importance of the roles they play in the local society. analysis and evaluation of data. cohesion and norms such as the relationships between people. probability. Students will examine international trends in drama pedagogy and analyse the influence it has on local drama education within the classroom and across the different age groups and curriculum. projection. Students will adapt and apply these ethical models to the project work they have designed. Students will develop a range of performance skills as they work in the forms of improvisation. articulation and basic voice care techniques to enhance public speaking and acting. personal goals. Students analyse print media for creative concepts and strategies. the socio-emotional processes and the cognitive processes in children. areas stressed include verbal and non-verbal language. theatre games and audience-interaction. Using stories. LC5002 Introduction to Voice (IV) Aims to introduce to students the vocal performance of text and to teach posture. LC5004 Introduction to Psychology (IP) Aims to offer an introduction to psychology as a whole. Story Drama and Puppetry. They actively explore ideas through exercises and projects to create original works.SYNOPSES LC5001 Devised Drama (DDI) Aims to equip students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of dramatic forms and styles. LC5012 Community Services in Singapore (CSS) Aims to introduce to students the different community services in Singapore. Students will track the developments in the biological processes. story telling and playbuilding. citations. breath and speech and how they are applied to text and movement. LC5003 Pedagogy & Classroom Management (PCM) Aims to focus on drama education and the works of Jonathan Neelands. Students will study group structure. Topics include survey results. LC5007 Group & Social Dynamics (GSD) Aims to explore social influences. elderly. theme or stories through the use of the artistic medium of unscripted drama. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 291 . language use and other relevant features. These topics include studying personality traits. as leaders and followers. interpreting and reflecting critically on quantitative research. LC5008 Creative Communication (CC) Aims to expose students to texts from a wide variety of media to encourage creativity in writing. situation. role play. adults and the elderly. LC5015 Report Writing & Presentation (RWP) Aims to equip students with the skills necessary to write reports and present the findings to an audience. Through case studies. Through practical sessions and projects. Students will explore forces within the individual and within the situation that motivates the actions of people. students will explore working in and out of role as both participants and facilitators. They will study the current research on effective classroom management and apply these management strategies in microteaching sessions. pitch. Students will learn about collection. LC5006 Introduction to Social Psychology (ISP) LC5011 Ethical Study of Applied Drama (ESAD) Aims to introduce students to the effect of social conditions on human beings. youths. LC5013 Research Methods I (RMI) Aims to introduce students to quantitative research methods used in the social sciences. LC5009 Educational Drama I (EDI) Aims to examine story telling through Process Drama. LC5005 Fundamental Behavioural Statistics (FBS) Aims to introduce to students the basic concepts. observational and experimental methods. education and health settings. and statistical inference. family and people with disabilities and special needs. referencing and writing for different audiences and contexts. basic descriptive statistics. it explores the work of Applied Drama companies or groups and the effects of their ethical practices. Aims to examine the ethics and practices of different genres of Applied Drama. Case studies of group relationships in the classroom. and issues involved in statistical reasoning. The objectives of this module is to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. audience awareness. personal attitudes. Juliana Saxton and John O’Toole. Students will examine the social services catering to children. LC5010 Devised Drama II (DDII) Aims to further enhance skills in performance and facilitation through improvisation. Students will learn pace.

Brad Haseman and John O’Toole will form the core studies of this module. Students will be exposed to the process of organising and planning projects for organisations with limitations. action research. It provides an opportunity for students to start and run their own businesses and manage uncertainties and risks. LC5019 Counselling Approaches & Processes (CAP) Aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of the counselling process and examines how psychological theories and research have been applied to the world of the counsellor. and manage resources and funds effectively. LC5026 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution (NCR) Aims to look into how biological. Through independent work. The focus of the module will be on curriculum and pedagogical knowledge with a strong practical component on lesson planning. methodological and ethical issues in the contemporary world of today. Jonathan Neelands. races and religions in Singapore and how traditions and customs influence and shape behaviours. Topics include behavioural risk factors. cultural changes. Students will learn about different cultures. LC5017 Drama in Education (DIE) Aims to provide a broad overview of Drama as it is used in the educational system in Singapore and introduces students to current educational practices. Students will study the main forms of intervention drama like street theatre. They will also learn to use Theatre for Intervention as a responsible tool to facilitate thought and action. ethnography. LC5023 Entrepreneurship (ENT) Aims to introduce the concept of entrepreneurship and the business strategies used by small enterprises to create a sustainable competitive advantage in the dynamic business environment. social and political change. psychological and social factors affect health and illness. negotiate with suppliers. and how these influence the teaching and learning processes. Key areas include 292 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 understanding the different aspects of child to adolescent development. students will plan. The module will also examine theoretical. LC5018 Introduction to Curriculum Design (ICD) Aims to examine curriculum models and equips students with fundamental knowledge in basic curriculum design. narrative enquiry. Gavin Bolton. This hands-on module will require students to devise and stage a short performance for a specific purpose and audience. cash flow statement appreciation. Significant areas are double entry concept. LC5028 Cultural Diversity (CDI) Aims to introduce students to the different cultures. cultural awareness and tolerance. hiring practices. playback theatre and forum theatre. LC5024 Theatre in Education (TIE) Aims to examine the methodology of TheatreIn-Education (TIE) and its context in society today. Students will explore the ethics and principles underpinning the practices of TIE and its impact on society and education through project work. social behaviour and modernisation from a local and global perspective. Students will learn about curriculum organisation. assessment and evaluation. participant observation and interviews. LC5020 Introduction to Educational Psychology (IEP) Aims to explore the social and psychological context of learning. Works of Dorothy Heathcote. . they will learn the characteristics and needs of diverse learners to provide optimal learning. basic costing concepts. the accounting process. LC5021 Introduction to Health Psychology (IHP) LC5025 Educational Drama II (EDII) Aims to examine physical theatre specifically through Mime and Masks in educational settings. conceptual and methodological features in qualitative research methods. It examines community health and wellness and the common health issues that affect the elderly and the youth of today. Students will learn how to apply psychological principles and learning theories to classroom learning. cost volume profit analysis and budgeting. LC5022 Arts & Community Services Management (ACSM) LC5027 Research Methods II (RMII) Aims to provide students with the knowledge of managing an arts and/or community services projects in Singapore. Students will have to source for funds from investors. Topics include funding. health promoting behaviours and stress management. the National Arts Council’s role in the arts industry and the Ministry of Community Youth and Sports’ role in Community Services. write and conduct lessons that use drama as pedagogy. With the use of case studies and role-play. Aims to introduce students to qualitative research. Students will examine how these practitioners use drama to promote holistic learning in the classroom and across the curriculum. It provides the foundation for understanding learners and their development. LC5029 Fundamentals of Accounting (FA) Aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. this hands-on module will allow students to apply these principles and skills to different contexts. They will be equipped with an understanding and application of basic principles of negotiation. intercultural relations. syllabus design and how they are related to teaching methods. financial statements of firms. meet and make presentations to prospective customers. In addition. Topics covered include major theories and approaches of counselling. This will enable students to develop a theoretical and ethical framework as well as basic counselling skills. This handson module will allow students to design and write proposals for their qualitative research projects. conflict resolution and facilitation skills. Aims to introduce students to the basic principles of negotiation and conflict resolution. self-identify.SYNOPSES LC5016 Introduction to Theatre for Intervention (ITI) Aims to build on Applied Drama by exploring how drama is used as an interactive vehicle for community building. Students will use masks and mime to direct and stage a performance for children and youths of different age groups. planning. It will provide an introduction to the philosophical. Topics include case study.

They will research. Students will learn to write business correspondence and proposals for external funding. research paper. health and safety and risk assessment. LC5035 Fundamentals of Business Management (FBM) Aims to give students some general background and insight into the financial. progress report and educational / marketing materials. Students are expected to apply psychological principles to social issues such as child abuse. Students learn how to initiate the necessary action to attain their career goals. LC5034 Research Project (RP) Requires students to research and evaluate an Applied Drama programme conducted with a Social Service Agency. Students will learn about the fundamentals of managing an event . listening and speaking. intellectual copyright. the differences between the varieties of English in the global context. writing. Students will learn about the main financial documents. put into practice basic TESOL methodologies. marketing and implementing small scale events. Development & Assessment Aims to teach students how to select. The research findings will be presented in the forms of a written report and an oral presentation. and legal and ethical management of data. planning. The project may consist of a performance or presentation. evaluate. LC6004 Teaching Practicum Teaching practicum enables students to observe and develop a wide range of teaching techniques. LC6003 Materials Design. Students learn the principal concepts and terminology of both the linguistic and phonological structure of English including. use and adapt appropriate teaching materials (videos. and chemical dependency. visual aides. statutory boards and voluntary organisations will be considered. the ways in which language varies in different contexts and the basic approaches to the description of language. racism. job interviews and networking meetings. They will also acquire oral presentation and telephone skills needed for liaising with different groups of people. Business operations. lexical and syntactic features of the English language. LC5038 Professional Career Preparation (PCP) Aims to equip students with networking and job search skills to identify suitable job opportunities. television. It also focuses on strategies for teaching of reading. Topics include developmental delays and social. friends and others. IT) and how to use authentic resources for different levels of learners from beginning to advanced learners of English which would include local and foreign pupils. sourcing for and raising funds. Down syndrome and attention deficithyperactivity disorder are specially highlighted. LC5031 Introduction to Legal Issues (ILI) Aims to equip students with a working knowledge of the salient laws and policies affecting the arts and community development sectors. and language and culture. facilitate and devise a relevant programme for children or youths. The topics covered include contract law. Students are also expected to reflect on their micro-teaching sessions to be competent in the classroom which would be videotaped regularly. learn how to plan and deliver lessons. labour laws. Through projects. It is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the relationship between language and society. including clients and suppliers. LC5037 Business Communication Skills (BCS) Aims to equip students with the skills to communicate effectively in the arts and community services industries. legal and human aspects of commercial business and non-profit organisations. LC6002 Language Teaching Methodology Aims to show students how to use a wide range of current approaches and strategies for teaching the four skills. Students will be observed and given feedback at their weekly practicum sessions. and marketing themselves successfully through resumes. as well as the organisational/business contexts of marketing principles. knowledge and practices of Applied Drama and Psychology. presentations and case studies. Students will also be exposed to the current trends in the Singapore Education System and its impact on the multilingual and multicultural society. These include maintaining a career portfolio as a testimony of their skills and experience. partnerships. Students will learn about a variety of topics dealing with the general theme of language in its social context. LC5033 Understanding Disabilities & Special Needs (UDSN) Aims to examine the various types of disabilities affecting both young and old. They will have the opportunity to learn and apply marketing concepts in a creative way especially for the community and arts sectors. taking into consideration the course aims and learning objectives. bullying. Students will learn about how persons with special needs can affect families.SYNOPSES LC5030 Events Management & Fund-Raising (EMFR) Aims to introduce students to the nature and business of events management and fund-raising. Classroom management strategies would be taught as a tool to enhance effective teaching and learning activities. LC5036 Essentials of Marketing (EM) Aims to explore basic marketing theories and concepts that underpin market research. Students also would be able to select the appropriate teaching approach and design lesson plans taking into account different learning styles and preferences as well as developing multiple intelligences. Learning disorders such as Autism. LC5032 Graduation Project (GP) Aims to enable students to integrate skills. LC6001 Introduction to English Language Aims to introduce students to the phonological. students will appreciate the interaction of marketing variables and their impact on marketing decisions. business indicators and sources of finance. design. marketing laws. They also learn how to design traditional and alternative assessment modes in order to evaluate and obtain formal feedback on desired learning outcomes. homelessness. emotional and behavioural difficulties.conceptualising. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 293 . awards or approval of a new programme or event. crime. LC6005 Language & Society Aims to offer an introduction to Sociolinguistics.

students will plan. Rules of the Road. They will be expected to put into practice the knowledge and skills that . LC6009 Drama in Education Aims to provides a broad overview of Drama as it is used in the educational system in Singapore and introduces students to current educational practices. MA0072 Ship Sale & Purchase MA0076 Transport Modelling Provides students with an understanding of the use of mathematical models in transport analysis. dispute resolution. Topics covered in the syllabus will include the study of weather. Topics include ship documentation. MA0079 6 month’s Internship Programme (ITP) and Mini–Project During this phase students will be attached to a relevant maritime related / logistics organisation. and theoretical seamanship including watch keeping and look out duties on boats. writing listening and speaking. MA002S Understanding Weather MA0059 Maritime Economics Provides students with an understanding of the economic and commercial environment in which the shipping industry operates. It enables students to apply and integrate skills learnt in syllabus design. Students will be introduced to celestial phenomena. Each group consists of four to five students and is assigned a supervisor. This year-long project aims at inculcating in students the ability to work independently and also in a team. A variety of techniques to introduce language acquisition would be introduced for students to apply. MA0070 Ship Chartering Practices MA003S Introduction to Seamanship and Boating Theory Provides students with an understanding of the memorandum of agreement. materials writing and production assessment for English for young learners. be capable of making decisions on the suitability of models for the transport. demand. winds. and how facilitation skills can be used in teaching adult learners the English Language. Students will examine how to use drama to promote language learning in the classroom. with particular reference to operations in Singapore. basic synoptic meteorology and weather observation. and settlement of disputes. environmental weather conditions. This project provides students with an opportunity to do independent research to apply and integrate what they have learnt in the other modules. 294 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 LC6011 Teaching Children with Special Needs (Dyslexia) Aims to introduce students to a spectrum of children with special needs with focus on dyslexic children. The objectives are to understand the use of models in transport. different types of contract for new buildings. sale documentation. Topics include international trade. basic navigation terminology. LC6010 Facilitation Skills for Adults Learners Aims to introduce students to the principles of facilitation. know the problem at hand. and to serve as a foundation for students to explore astronavigation in greater detail and depth. Provides students with a basic knowledge of meteorology. theories and research underlying the teaching of English to young learners. MA005S Introduction to Astro-Navigation Provides students with an appreciation of the use of astronomical bodies and navigational satellites for celestial navigation. ship valuation and financing. Students will learn how to differentiate the English language curriculum and involve practical applications of teaching strategies and management of these learners. including the factors that influence the supply and demand of shipping services. second-hand and demolition. weather patterns and their causes. detailed study of sale forms and the purpose of their clauses. cargo documentation. LC6008 Teaching of English to Foreign Learners Aims to introduce students to the motivation and experiences of the foreign learner in language acquisition. fog.SYNOPSES LC6006 Project Students are required to complete a project based on small-scale investigation of areas directly related to English Language Teaching. MA0077 Port Agency Provides students with an understanding of the different types of port agencies and a port agent’s role. Provides students with an understanding of standard voyage and time charter parties used in bulk liquid and dry cargo trades. They will apply a variety of techniques in teaching the four skill areas of reading. concepts and limitations using the stars and satellites for astro-position fixing. the formation of moisture in the air and their dew points. Students learn to research on their own and to solve problems on a topic or area of interest which is relevant to their course of study. know how to use computer packages in model development and be able to use case studies to demonstrate real industrial applications of logistical models. freight rates. supply and cost of sea transport. Students will be exposed to an in-depth communicative approach to be employed in teaching general English for pupils who are at different ability levels. The department will endeavour to obtain client-based projects from organisations in the maritime and logistics arena. Other topics covered will also include boating safety and precautions. disbursements and office organisation. and an introduction to the Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License. basic boating theory and principles of boat handling. It should be related to the teaching they expect to undertake in the future. their hazards and emergencies. different markets in the world. meteorological phenomena including haze. economies of scale in shipping and protection of trade and shipping. freight and hire calculation and payment methods. MA0024 Project This is a group project. write and conduct lessons that use drama in an EFL/ESL classroom. Through independent work. a practitioner’s approach to chartering of ships. One of the key developments is in the area of emergent literacy. Other topics include physical meteorology. LC6007 Teaching of English to Young Learners Aims to focus on the issues. Introduces student to basic boating and nautical terms. particular aspects of law in relation to sale and purchase transactions. Students would be introduced to problem based and case based learning material to promote full participation and independent learning. and snow.

LCL and FCL operations. warehouses. This project will incorporate aspects and suggestions for work improvement in the organisation where the student is placed. GMDSS. implementation and operation of information systems development. Visits will be arranged to container.SYNOPSES they have acquired in the Polytechnic. ICD for breakbulk. They will be able to analyse the employment. General Average claims. specialised terminals and free ports. MA0083 Financial Accounting in Shipping Provides students with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting. They will be able to appreciate the value of a logistics approach to delivery of goods. and to analyse and interpret financial statements of maritime related organisations. Other areas include financial analysis. They will learn to read and understand published shipping accounts. They will also do practical hands-on training in the Safety Centre. general principles of the law of contract relating to shipping. of various types of cargo including container. It deals with basic concepts such as the relationship of risk and return. MA0097 Electronic Commerce & Logistics Information System Provides students with the basic concepts. forecasting and short-term financial planning of a shipping organisation. It also provides them with an understanding of financial accounting covering company and group accounts. cash flow statements and financial ratios. MA0085 Ports & Terminals Students will understand the role of ports and terminals in industrial development. bulk and tanker terminals. The role of human as an individual or as a member of a group in achieving shipping business objectives within the context of the organisation and the cultural. stowage and carriage on board ships. solid and liquid bulk and specialised cargoes. basic features of the Singapore legal system. Their progress will be closely monitored by the in house company supervisor and also by a liaison officer (staff of the Polytechnic). Institute Clauses and Common covers for ships. and marine pollution protection schemes. Tradenet and other workflow systems will be covered in this module. queuing systems. organisations of insurance market and companies. an understanding of the significance of freight transport in a modern economy and the application of intermodal concepts. MA0090 Financial Management in Shipping Introduces students to the financial objectives and financial environment of a maritime- related organisation. MA0093 Marketing of Shipping Services Assists students to identify the characteristics of services and their marketing implications for strategy development and execution. During this period they are expected to complete their Project Log Book and also an individual Mini-Project. Also provides students with an understanding of marine insurance and how different aspects of marine insurance play a role in shipping. They will understand features of transit sheds. MA0103 Maritime Personnel Management Provides students with an understanding of the importance of human element in shipping business management. P & I Club. It enables potential shipping professionals to be market-oriented in their approach to the shipping business with an awareness of techniques inherent in a marketing outlook for shipping and logistics services. Basic chartwork will be taught in this module. specialised facilities for hazardous goods and chemicals. MA0082 Freight Transport & Logistics Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the physical and other components of transport systems. MA0101 Cargo Handling Provides students with the knowledge of handling. the basics in shipbroking and international trade practices. They will understand the relevance of analytic and software techniques in the context of logistics management decision making and be competent in the use of appropriate software for analysis of inventory management systems. Effective use of the navigation simulator and the floating laboratory will be made in teaching this module. socio-political and economic environment is discussed. MA0080 Ship Knowledge & Seamanship This module trains students how to prepare. It also gives them a basic understanding of the national and international regulatory framework with reference to safe navigation of ships. agency law. They will also be taught the basic concepts of ISO 9000 Quality standards and an understanding and application of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. with particular reference to information systems used in the shipping and transportation business. optimal decision making in logistics management and statistics relevant to logistics management. and the time value of money. organisational and institutional structures in the freight transport industry in Singapore. Topics include sources and application of law. Topics covered include functions of marine insurance in shipping. They will be taught the use of all survival equipment carried on board merchant navy ships. MA0087 Navigational Safety Provides students with an appreciation of bridge watchkeeping and basic familiarisation of navigational equipment. and classification societies. MA0099 Law of Maritime Carriage of Goods & Insurance Provides students with an understanding of the law relating to the carriage of goods by sea and its underlying principles. MA0084 Shipping Practice Provides students with an understanding of commercial geography. VTIS. MA0102 Safety & Environmental Management in Shipping Aims to provide students with an understanding of marine safety concepts and policy issues relating to marine safety in international regulations. Additionally they will be provided with a basic knowledge the construction of various types of merchant navy vessels. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding in the use of analytic models for inventory management and queuing systems. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 295 . MA0100 Marine Engineering Knowledge Provides students with the basic knowledge and understanding of the working and constructional features of shipboard machinery and systems. different types of tortuous liability relating to shipping. embark and launch survival crafts. Portnet. multipurpose terminals. basic features and main legal aspects of the different charter parties and bills of lading and carriage of goods by sea acts. stockpile arrangements for dry and liquid bulk commodities.

Students will also be introduced to the concept of a ship quality system and the ISM Code. responsibilities and legal obligations of the ship’s master pertaining to the safety of the crew. operations and management of a port with particular reference to the Port of Singapore. MA0537 Elementary Ship Knowledge Introduces students to basic nautical and maritime terminology. MA0107 Port Planning & Operations Provides students with an overview of the policy. Particular emphasis will be placed on the organisation. consortia and joint services. It provides them with an understanding of international transport conventions. The proper use of communication equipment is emphasised by hands-on simulation. They will also learn the factors that influence channel design. commercial management. the principles and concepts of celestial and ocean navigation. Prevention of pollution to the environment is also covered. The syllabus covers the solar system as used for navigation. basic ship construction. the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea. and other navigational aids. local and international regulations relating to freight transport and freight forwarding practice. weather observations and basic maritime communication to enable them to assist in bridge watch keeping duties at sea. planning. Provides students with knowledge and skills of traditional and modern methods of communications aboard ships. salvage and limitation of liability. registration of ships. MA0106 Intermodal Transport Introduces the concept of intermodal transportation. The syllabus includes an in depth knowledge of radar and automatic plotting aids and training includes hands-on simulation incorporating bridge watch keepingand ROR scenarios. shipboard fire prevention and fire fighting. The syllabus includes the principles of tides and currents. The potential dangers posed by these hazardous cargoes to personnel and the environment are emphasised. local and international regulations including ISMA recommendations. position determination using these principles and concepts. This module is geared towards the General Operator Certificate (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) issued by the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. It also looks at the cost structure and problems of cost allocation in intermodal transport. ship and cargo. Provides students with an understanding of how supply chain management and distribution channels play integral roles in a firm’s marketing strategy. the echo sounder and the sextant. technical management. MA0105 Ship Management Provides students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the business of ship management. Also provides knowledge and guidance in seamanship and safety practices aboard ships to enable them to keep an independent watch and assist the senior officers in shipboard emergencies. MA0541 Electronic Navigation Systems Provides students with an understanding and a working knowledge of various 296 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 electronic navigational systems/equipment found onboard merchant ships. maritime arbitration. crew management.SYNOPSES MA0104 Maritime Law MA0109 Supply Chain Management Provides students with an understanding of the law affecting the various aspects of shipping business. MA0538 Basic Safety Training Provides students with a sound knowledge of shipboard safety and to equip them with the necessary skills to take appropriate measures to safeguard the safety of personnel and ship. Flags and Morse will also be covered. customs and health regulations. their hazards. MA0532 Tanker Familiarisation Provides students with knowledge of operations in oil. and elementary first aid in accordance with STCW 95 requirements for the Basic Safety Training certificate. inland clearance depots and container leasing operations. voyage estimates and the general planning and operational functions of a ship manager. survival-atsea techniques. MA0536 Introduction to Navigation Provides students with a foundation in navigation and chart work. and basic navigational instruments including the magnetic compass. control and command of fire parties designed to deal with fires effectively. MA0534 Advanced Fire-Fighting Provides students with an understanding of shipboard fires. MA0108 Bunkering Practices Provides students with an understanding of how to deal with bunker suppliers and bunker brokers. navigational calculations and the determination of the ship’s position using celestial and terrestrial bodies. and the methods and strategies used on board ship to control and combat these hazards. checking quality and quantity of bunker supplies. Students will be taught the concept of supply chain management and the types of channel structures. cost associated with shipping. chemical and gas tankers. Students will be taught personal safety and social responsibility. basic ship stability and cargo work to enable them to assist in shipboard tasks and cargo watch duties. the gyroscope compass. collision law. role. Students will be introduced to navigation terminology and definitions. Topics include ownership structure. MA0539 Principles of Navigation Provides a foundation for the study of more advanced topics in navigation. MA0527 Maritime Communications Provides students with knowledge and skills in maritime communication. This module supports the module Practical Navigation taught at the Phase 3 stage. international conventions relating to the carriage of passengers on board ships. Emphasis is on efficient planning and organisation of resources in order to achieve optimum performance. Students will also be introduced to steering and engine movement orders. and an understanding of chart projections used in navigation. MA0525 Ship Operations Provides students with knowledge of the safety aspects of shipboard operations with emphasis on the rules and regulations. development and performance as well as the role of logistics in supply chain management. local and international regulations relating to bunkering practices and choice of bunkering port as part of voyage planning. .

The module will also cover the work of the marine surveyor. MA0545 Meteorology Provides students with a working knowledge of maritime meteorology required for junior deck officers serving on board ships. The students will be familiarised with a variety of navigational equipment including the radar. gyro compass. autopilot. Other topics include physical meteorology. including container. tanker knowledge and meteorology. MA0549 Marine Surveying Provides students with an understanding of marine surveying and some common types of marine surveys. ARPA. general cargo. MA0542 Practical Navigation Provides students with comprehensive hands-on application of terrestrial. and cargo management. fog. The module will also cover the operational aspects of transit sheds. specialised facilities for hazardous goods and chemicals. the formation of icebergs and their movements. LCL and FCL operations. Students are taught the principles of hydrostatics. his/her obligations under COGSA. chartering terms and types of charter parties including the standard voyage and time charter parties used in bulk liquid and dry cargo trades. stockpile arrangements for dry and liquid bulk commodities. and an appreciation of the planetary system of wind and pressure on the surface of the Earth. In meteorology. his/her role in the context of sea transport. specialised terminals and free ports. bunker and draft surveys. MA0548 Chartering & Brokerage Provides students with an introductory knowledge of the nature of chartering. and forms an integral component of the syllabus of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for an officer in charge of a navigational watch. tanker operations and their precautions. Loran-C. taking and recording weather observations. maritime arbitration. Particular emphasis will be placed on cargo distribution. Global Positioning Systems. warehousing. speed and distance measuring devices. and the practical skills to enable them to perform the duties of an independent bridge watch keeping officer. AIS and ECDIS.SYNOPSES MA0540 Ship Knowledge Provides students with an in-depth knowledge of ship stability. celestial and ocean navigation principles that are essential skills for keeping an independent bridge watch at sea. basic synoptic meteorology. MA0544 General Ship Knowledge Provides students with a sound working knowledge of ship stability to monitor ships under their charge and determine ship safety at all times. legal and statutory liabilities. TPC. At the end of the module. and basic concepts and principles of the mandatory International Safety Management Code as enforced by the IMO. students are taught about the weather. MA0547 Shipping Practice & Maritime Law Provides students with an understanding of commercial geography. Areas of study include work and duties of the watch keeping cargo officer. the students will have the confidence and foundation to take on the role of understudying the bridge watch keeping officer. meteorological phenomena including haze. It also teaches the basic concepts of strength of materials to assess the stress and strain on structural and engineering components. loadlines. MA0550 Ports & Terminals Provides students with an understanding of the role of ports and terminals in industrial development. The module will also incorporate a foundation on the various aspects of shipping laws including ownership. liabilities and disputes. weather patterns and their causes. form co-efficient. its effects on ship construction and their stresses. Tanker knowledge will incorporate tanker construction. relevant hyperbolic navigation systems. the effect of density. ship broking. the stability of the ship both at rest and in a seaway environment. Students will undertake a more in depth study of tide predictions and calculations on secondary ports. Training will focus on hands-on simulation scenarios to allow the students to integrate and synergise the knowledge and wide range of skills they have acquired over the two semesters. and basic principles and skills on passage-planning. collision law. MA0543 Coastal Navigation Provides students with an in depth knowledge of coastal navigation. MA1058 Applied Mechanics Introduces students to the fundamentals of mechanics of bodies and systems and also provides them with the basic tools for analysing the static and dynamic behaviours of bodies and systems encountered throughout the course. ICD for break bulk. and snow. salvage and limitation of liability. national and international regulatory bodies including classification societies in shipping. MA0541 Electronic Navigation Systems Provides students with knowledge and understanding of various electronic navigational systems used on board merchant ships. registration of ships. weather observation. correction of charts and the various publications for the intended voyage. and report coding. Areas of study include the work and duties of a junior navigating officer with respect to preparation of the chart folios. Students will be taught the concepts. The module also includes knowledge on the precautions to take in the use and siting of equipment. MA0546 Watch Keeping & Instruments Provides students with practical training on various navigation instruments and equipment used on the bridge with the aid of the navigation simulator. multipurpose terminals. the basics of trade practices. MA1051 Project Work Provides students with an understanding of the methodology used in carrying out a project in which multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge are integrated and applied in a problem solving environment. inclining experiment and the use of stability information carried onboard ships. limitations and advantages of the equipment and systems. dry bulk. the role and obligation of the ship with respect to the proper execution of the terms of the charter parties. There will be an emphasis on the operational aspects of chartering. transverse statistical stability. bulk oil. Topics covered in the syllabus will include the study of environmental weather conditions including the formation of moisture in the air and their dew points. This module applies the principles and concepts studied by the students throughout the course including Principles of Navigation taught in Phase 1B. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 297 . ship chartering.

SYNOPSES

MA1061
Workshop Practice 1

MA1071
Instrumentation

MA1084
Shipping Business

Provides students with basic practical skills
and knowledge in Bench-fitting and Centre
Lathe machine operation. The subject also
aims to develop safety consciousness and
proper work attitudes in the students. With
the knowledge and practical skills gained
students will be able to use workshop tools
and carry out basic machining.

Provides students with a knowledge and
understanding of different types of measuring
instruments and transducers used in industry
for automation and control. They will be
introduced to simple industrial pneumatic and
hydraulic systems, and the basic components
found them.

Provides students with an understanding of
the economics of shipping business and its
operation and practices. Financial accounting
in a shipping environment is also covered.

MA1063
Engineering Drawing
Provides students with the knowledge and
understanding of Engineering Drawing
Principles. They are required to produce
isometric sketches, and assembly drawings of
marine engineering parts.

MA1064
Workshop Practice 2
Provides students with basic knowledge
and practical skills in Gas and Arc Welding.
The module also aims to develop safety
consciousness and proper work attitudes
in students. With the knowledge and skills
gained students will be able to perform simple
welding jobs on board a ship.

MA1065
Engineering Mechanics
Builds on previous work done in Applied
Mechanics. It introduces the principles of
Strength of Materials which is applied to
analyse the effects of bending and torsion
on structures and engineering materials. This
module also studies the flow characteristics
of fluid in pumps and pumping systems.
In addition, it deals with the dynamics of
running machinery under load and the
influence of mechanical vibration commonly
encountered in engineering systems.

MA1067
Integrated Workshop Practice

MA1073
CAD
Provides students with the knowledge and
skills to produce engineering drawings using a
computerised-aided drafting system.

MA1076
IC Engines & Boilers
Provides students with the knowledge and
understanding of the working principles,
the constructional features and the safe
operational practices of marine diesel engines,
and marine steam boilers and turbines.

MA1077
Marine Workshop Practice
Students develop skills and confidence in
overhauling marine machinery through a
series of practical hands-on exercises in the
marine workshop. With this knowledge and
skills, the students will be able to carry out
simple routine maintenance and basic repairs
on ships’ machinery. Safety at the workplace
is also inculcated in the students.

MA1080
Auxiliary Machinery
Provides students with an understanding of
the construction and operating principles
of various auxiliary machinery used in ships.
Students learn to appreciate the integration
of different equipment and auxiliaries to form
a system. The management aspect of the
system is also covered.

Provides students with the knowledge
and skills in carrying out various workshop
processes to fabricate sheet metal items,
and overhaul and repair simple machinery
parts. This module reinforces the basic
skills and knowledge acquired in Workshop
Practice I and II.

MA1082
Integrated Control

MA1069
Marine Engineering Knowledge 2

MA1083
Shipboard Drawings

Provides students with further knowledge and
understanding of the marine diesel engine
and its auxiliary systems.

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Provides knowledge and understanding of
shipboard process controls. Basic control
theory is introduced to allow essential
details in control systems to be analysed
and understood.

Provides students with the understanding
and skills to read shipboard diagrams. These
are diagrams – electrical, hull, piping systems,
and equipment manuals – which provide
engineers with a thorough knowledge of the
ship, equipment and systems that they have to
operate and maintain.

MA1086
Marine Engineering Knowledge 1
Provides students with the basic knowledge
and understanding of the marine diesel
engine, auxiliary boilers, and some
ancillary equipment.

MA1087
Basic Safety Training 1
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
- Familiarises students with the code of
safe working practices on board ship. The
aspects covered include fire precaution, Fire
Prevention and Fire Fighting - Provides training
to a student so that he can react in a correct
manner in the event of an outbreak of fire,
to take appropriate measures for the safety
of personnel and of the ship, and to use fire
appliances correctly.

MA1088
Basic Safety Training 2
Personal Survival Technique - Provides
students with the essential knowledge
of types and handling of survival crafts,
principles of survival and rescue techniques.

MA1089
Tanker Familiarisation
Inculcates safety awareness essential for
working aboard ships. This module fulfils the
STCW 95 minimum mandatory training in
Tanker Familiarisation.

MA1090
Electric Circuits
Provides students with a sound knowledge
of the fundamental principles of Electrical
Technology. It supports further work in
the course.

MA1091
Basic Thermodynamics
This is a foundation course on basic
engineering principle of thermodynamics and
provides an understanding of the First and
Second Laws of Thermodynamics.

MA1092
Electronics
Introduces students to basic analogue
electronic devices with regards to
their operation and applications. This
knowledge will familiarise students with
components used in control circuits of
various systems used on board a ship.

SYNOPSES

MA1093
Applied Thermodynamics

MA1099
Computer Control

Provides students with the understanding
to apply the knowledge of thermodynamic
laws and cycles, and heat transfer in
piston air compressors, refrigerating
and air conditioning plants, and
combustion processes.

This module provides students with an
understanding of the use of personal
computers for data acquisition, processing of
digital and analogue signals and the control of
external devices. The programming language
used is C++.

MA1094
Electric Machines & Systems

MA1100
Floating Production Technology

Provides students with the knowledge
and understanding of shipboard electrical
machines and distribution systems. This will
enable them to effectively contribute to the
running, maintenance and fault diagnosis of
electrical equipment.

MA1095
Organisational Behaviour
& Management
Provides students with the basic concepts
and principles of organisational operations,
work quality and managing human resource.
In addition, students are fortified with
stress management techniques for use in a
work environment.

MA1096
Engineering Design
Provides students with knowledge
and understanding of the design of
machine components and systems for
marine engineering applications. Design
fundamentals include the total design process,
methodology, basic energy relationships,
load analysis, material properties and
selection, stress analysis, elastic deflections
and materials failure and prevention. This
is followed by design applications involving
shafts and associated parts, fasteners
and connections, lubrication and journal
bearings, rolling-element bearings and various
power transmission elements (belts, chains
and gears).

MA1097
Plant Diagnostics
Provides students with the knowledge and
skills to monitor the health of shipboard
machinery using condition-monitoring
techniques, lubricating oil testing, fuel
oil testing, boiler water testing, and
non-destructive testing procedures.

MA1098
Naval Architecture 1
This module provides an understanding of the
maintenance of the stability of a ship under
various conditions of loading and in a seaway.

This module provides students with
knowledge and understanding of exploration
and production to replace depleting energy
sources, and building and converting
complicated facilities such as mobile offshore
drilling rigs and floating production units.
Students will also gain knowledge and
understanding of the technology, processes
and vehicles associated with the offshore
extraction of oil and gas. They will study a
selected production unit in depth.

MA1101
Ship Design Software
This module provides students with the basic
knowledge and concepts in ship design
and production with the aid of a naval
architectural software application package.
Students will learn to use the software to
generate ship hull form in preliminary design
and for full production fairing, to compute
ship hydrostatics, to assess stability of a ship
under different loading conditions, to model
ship structures in 3D as well as to generate
2D drawings and other relevant data from the
model database for ship production.

MA1102
Naval Architecture 1
This module provides students with
an understanding of the design and
constructional aspects of a ship with a
view to its effective and safe management
and maintenance. It also provides students
with an understanding of ship power
requirements, construction materials,
statutory requirements, dynamic stability,
fuel consumption theory and ship
maintenance techniques.

MA1103
Advanced Marine Engineering
Simulation
This continuously-assessed module provides
students with the hands-on skills and
engineering knowledge needed to confidently
and safely carry out watch-keeping duties in
port and at sea as a junior marine engineer.
The training focuses on starting up the vessel
from cold regularly until the required level

of confidence and competence is achieved.
Simple common faults will be applied during
watch-keeping to train students in the correct
response and fault diagnostics so as to
maintain and keep a safe engineering watch.

MA1104
Basic Marine Dynamics &
Hydrodynamics
This module introduces the use of
fundamental vibration theory for modelling
dynamic responses of ship motions to
fluctuating forces, vibration modes,
resonance, frequency calculations, vibration
causes, detrimental effects and preventive
measures. The module also introduces the
use of fluid mechanics concepts for modelling
hydrodynamic flow around a ship’s hull,
boundary layers, skin friction, and differential
analysis of fluid flow.

MA2018
Distribution &
Transportation Management
Aims to provide students with knowledge
on the activities involved in the movement
of goods and provides a basic understanding
on the technologies and practices in
transportation management. Topics covered
include roles of transportation in supply
chain, distribution resource planning,
channels in distribution, protective packaging
technology, unit loads, containers, and carrier
compatibility, economics in transportation,
transportation and customer service levels,
and transportation infrastructure. Hands-on
practice on Transportation Management is
incorporated using ERP software package
such as SAP.

MA4000
Advanced Safety Management
Aims to provide students with an
understanding of good and effective safety
management. Students will learn how to
apply these principles at their work-sites.

MA4001
Safety Auditing
Provides students with an understanding
of the statutory requirements that affect
occupational safety and health at factories
and enable them to acquire the knowledge
of the principles and methodology of
safety auditing.

MA4002
Communication Studies
Helps students to understand the psychology
of human behaviour and use these qualities to
help them in work relationships and promote
a safety culture in their organisations.

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MA4003
Advanced Health Management

MA4009
Wafer Plant Safety

Introduces students to the concepts of
health as applied to disease investigations
and surveillance, for the prevention of
occupational and industrial diseases.

Introduces students to the safety and health
issues in the wafer fabrication industries.
The objectives of this module are to teach
students the properties of physical and
chemical processes in the wafer fabrication
industries and the equipment and procedure
to respond to emergency situations.

MA4004
Behavioural Safety
Looks into how people approach to
safety behaviourally and how to employ
this knowledge to increase safety at the
workplace. The module also includes the topic
of neurolinguistic programming (NLP).

MA4005
Project Work
In this module, students will carry out a
‘live’ safety audit in a company. The project
work follows closely the curriculum taught in
Safety Auditing (MT4001). Students need to
understand the requirements of the SMS and
should learn a great deal about management
involvement and commitment by examining
the results and actions from the management
review process.

MA4006
Petroleum/Chemical Safety
This module incorporates the following:
local legislation on safety and health, loss
prevention techniques, safety management
systems, fire, explosion and reaction hazards:
and pressure relief and venting. The aim
of this module is to provide knowledge of
various environmental health, chemical and
safety hazards that employees in a petroleum/
chemical plant should be aware of in order to
operate the plant safely.

MA4007
Construction Safety
Provides students with an understanding of the
statutory requirements affecting occupational
safety and health at construction sites and
enable them to acquire the knowledge of
the causes and preventive measures for the
different hazards at the construction site.

MA4008
Food Manufacturing
& Service Industry
Provides students with the principles and
safety concepts of food manufacturing and
services industries, viz. Food microbiology,
food borne diseases, food spoilage &
prevention, current good manufacturing
practices, hazard analysis critical control point
(HACCP), food packaging interactions, food
safety and hygiene legislation. The laboratory
sessions enable students to integrate
theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

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MA4010
Maritime Safety
Focuses specifically on hazards related to the
maritime sector. Students will also understand
more about the International Safety
Management Code (ISM).

MA4011
Fire Safety Manager
Trains participants on various fire safety
requirements and measures to enable them to
undertake the role of Fire Safety Manager in
their organisations.

MA5001
Financial Management in Shipping
Aims to provide a broad knowledge of
financial management that may be applied
to shipping companies. A fundamental
understanding of the financial tools and
techniques used in shipping investments
will also be discussed.

MA5002
IT in Shipping Business
This module is designed to provide a
comprehensive and in-depth working
knowledge of information technology and its
role in shipping business.

MA5003
Supply Chain Management
Aims to provide an understanding of how
supply chain management and distribution
channels play an integral role in a firm’s
marketing strategy. It also discusses the basic
concept of supply chain management, the
types of channel structures and the factors
that influence channel designs, development
and performance.

MA5004
Marketing of Shipping Services
Aims to provide a basic knowledge of
marketing, its role and its application in the
shipping industry. Particular emphasis will
be given to the characteristics of shipping
services and their marketing implications for
strategy development and implementation.

MA5005
Shipping Law/
Contract & Disputes
This module is designed to provide a basic
understanding of shipping law and an
appreciation of dispute resolution. It also
presents an outline of the general principles of
law and the basic legal concepts and notions
of law.

MA5006
Port Agency
Aims to develop a sound understanding of
the basic elements of port agency and a basic
knowledge of its operations. It includes basic
understanding of shipping documentations,
practices, disbursements and maritime fraud.

MA5007
Port Planning & Liner Operations
This module is designed to provide an
overview of the policy, planning and
management of a port with particular
reference to the Port of Singapore. Emphasis is
placed on efficient planning and organisation
of resources in a modern container port in
order to achieve optimum performance. It
includes an appreciation of the operational
activities related to liner shipping.

MA5008
Container Management
& Dangerous Goods
Aims to provide an overview of
containerisation and its management.
Emphasis is placed on the regulations
pertaining to the safe carriage of
dangerous goods.

MA5009
Maritime Economics
Aims to provide students with an
understanding of the economic and
commercial environment in which the
shipping industry operates, including
the factors that influence the supply and
demand of shipping services. Topics include
international trade, demand, supply and cost
of sea transport, freight rates, economies of
scale in shipping, documentary credit, and the
protection of trade & shipping.

MA5010
Shipbroking, Chartering &
Ship Sale & Purchase
Provides participants with an overview of
shipbroking, chartering practices and an
understanding of the sale & purchase of ships.
This includes the related documentation, law
and valuation of ships.

features. Aims to elaborate the basic principles of naval architecture. etc. used in present day ship and rig building. Although the emphasis is on water waves. An appreciation of the application of ISM is covered in this module. operating costs. The commercial aspects of on/off hire and bunker surveys will also be discussed. The concept of intact stability. and various types of marine corrosion. students will be able to understand: i. that induced by slamming or caused by running propeller(s) and shipboard machinery. MA5012 Marine Insurance & Environmental Management This module is designed to provide a working knowledge of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 and an understanding of environmental management and practices. sources of hull vibration. The knowledge is important for the studies and design of heat engines. MA6020 Dynamics Introduces students to fundamental vibration theory. including ways of assessing their overall success. the operation of rotodynamic & positive displacement machine MA6013 Marine Structures Simple dynamic models will be used to study the structural loading and response of marine vehicles and structures. Numerical integration will be developed as a tool to calculate the properties of ship hull forms.SYNOPSES MA5011 Port Planning & Bulk Operations MA6012 Naval Architecture This module is designed to provide an overview of the policy. corrosion rate. the energy transfers within a flowing fluid iv. voyage estimates and the general planning and operational functions of a ship manager/ship’s husband. methods. the effects of currents and the wind are also noted. their facilities and equipment as well as design and engineering. Upon successful completion of this module. strengthening mechanisms and properties of particle-reinforced composites. A presentation will be made to a panel drawn from industry. fatigue failure resulting from undesirable. damaged stability and stability criteria will be introduced and developed. port disbursements. cycles energy conversion. recruitment of officers and ratings. This covers both dry & liquid bulk cargoes including the safe practices for carriage.g. as well as candidate marine applications of composite materials. will be discussed in the context of beams and plates. with special emphasis on efficient planning and organisation of resources. fibre-reinforced composites and structural composites. The topics include the layouts of modern shipyards/rig building yards. design and environmental impacts of some major marine systems. CAD/CAM      production technologies. heat engines and heat exchangers iii. and the choices of propulsion system evaluated. their causes. planning and management of a bulk terminal. the fundamental roles of the stream function and velocity potential are introduced and developed to compute the hydrodynamic pressure. practical examples relevant to ships and offshore structures will be used to demonstrate both the application of the underlying theory and the selection of materials. It also covers the significance of marine corrosion. modes of vibration that can occur in a ship’s structure. The complicated nature of freesurface and viscous effects is split into simpler sub-problems. MA6018 Ship Design & Marine Production Provides a general understanding on the elements of ship design and on how a ship design project is initiated. Group exercises will be used to simulate working in practice: students will represent different marine companies and prepare a business plan for a proposed new venture. localised vibration problems in ships. these are formulated in mathematical terms. systems. e. MA6016 Marine Hydrodynamics Aims to illustrate how the basic laws of fluid mechanics apply in the context of the hydrodynamic modelling and performance assessment of marine vehicles. fluid flow in pipes and systems. MA6015 Resistance & Propulsion A basic understanding of fluid mechanics together with the technical requirements of ships will be described so that the resistance of a ship hull can be predicted. thermodynamic cycles. Basic structural properties of materials. mechanisms and preventive measures as well as good design practices for corrosion control. elasticity. local and international regulations including ISMA recommendations. The module then considers the characteristics of water waves and the techniques required to model a realistic sea state. concentrating on calculation. MA6017 Marine Engineering Systems Performance This course will be designed based on marine engineering knowledge students have gained in previous studies and work experience. from this the powering requirements will be considered. The propulsion and propeller lectures aim to provide fundamental knowledge of propeller design using series charts and proven empirical methods. MA6011 Marine Thermofluids Aims to enable students to understand the principles and applications of thermofluids including thermal system. pumps and associated pipework. MA5016 Ship & Bunker Surveying This module is designed to provide students with the concept of surveys to include the various types of surveys related to ships including bunker surveys. The concept of similitude and the basic need for model testing will be described. After discussing the basic physical properties of water. longterm vibration in ships and various vibration control techniques. Investment opportunities will be discussed. financial and sociopolitical issues. the thermo-fluid principles of systems and components ii. as well as an illustration of modern computational capabilities. It also provides a general understanding of the shipbuilding production process. bending. MA6019 Marine Business The business nature of the marine industry will be outlined: the enormous range of activities and the complex inter-relationship between technical. heat exchangers. such as strain. MA5013 Ship Management & ISM Aims to provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of the business of ship management. It provides a broad knowledge of the handling. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 301 . stowage and carriage of bulk cargoes. buckling and fatigue. MA6014 Composites & Marine Corrosion Introduces students to the distinguishing features.

On completion of this module. MM1401 Thermofluids I MM8241 Thermofluids I Provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of thermodynamics. MA6022 Ship Design Software Introduces students to a ship design/ production application software used in the marine industries for ship design and production. sectioning. Students will learn the application of engineering approaches to manage neuromuscular disorders. Routine operation and maintenance procedures of such systems are also covered. friction. Students are also taught the inspection techniques used in industry. operation and maintenance of various Mechanical Systems such as steam boilers. and fire protection. centrifugal pumps. Relevant acts coverings the operation and maintenance of steam boilers and air compressors are also covered. Use of steam tables. statics and dynamics of biomechanics. this exercise forms the basis of a major component of investigative project work. The module provides students with fundamental knowledge in blue print reading. equilibrium conditions. Particular emphasis is placed on the operation and maintenance of such systems. MM2021 Computer-aided Machining & Metrology MM8340 Computer-aided Machining & Metrology Provides students with a basic knowledge of metrology and computer-aided machining . namely development of aerodynamic forces and pitching moments. MM1028 Introduction to Engineering Promotes interest in students and prepare them for their studies in engineering through engaging them in practice and application of skills and knowledge with simple exercises. namely the units and dimensions. MM2011 Advanced Machining & Inspection MM8301 Advanced Machining & Inspection Provides students with the basic knowledge and hands-on experience in various types of Advanced Machining equipment used in manufacturing. orthographic projection. aluminium. plastics and elastomers. commercial and industrial buildings. aimed at integrating knowledge gained from other classes into a realistic naval architecture and marine engineering context. CNC turning and electrical discharge machining. congenital orthopaedic disorders. assembly drawing and basic solid modelling. the students will acquire an attitude for generating ideas in engineering. implementing them through team project activities and presenting and defending their projects in oral and written form. MM1305 Engineering Materials I MM8131 Engineering Materials I Provides students with an introduction to the basic properties and applications of common engineering materials such as steels. amputation. MM1108 Mechanics I MM8111 Mechanics I Provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of engineering mechanics. students should be able to apply error management techniques to reduce the potential for human error mishaps. MM0411 Mechanical Systems Design & Operation Provides students with a working knowledge of the design. work. MM2012 Computer-aided-Machining MM8302 Computer-aided-Machining Aims to provide students with a working knowledge on programming. heat exchangers. as well as the reduction of human errors in maintenance tasks. cabin air conditioning and pressurisation. items of aircraft performance. as well as the capabilities and limitations of various computer controlled machining processes.SYNOPSES MA6021 Project Comprises two distinct elements. air compressors. and fundamentals of highspeed flight. students are set a design project. MM0251 Aeronautical Engineering Science Introduces the basic principles of flight governing heavier than air flying machines. as well as biomechanical modelling to analyse mechanics and human locomotion. operating. kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion. including literature searching and setting of aims. EDM and wire cutting processes. This will cover strength of materials. perfect gas laws and the 1st law of thermodynamics. selection. Also students will be taught the knowledge of processes such as heat treatment process and casting processes. MM0600 Air-conditioning Systems Design & Operation Provides students with a working knowledge of the design principles and the operation of air-conditioning systems as used in both. (continuity) are also covered. In the first. Students are encouraged to use their own initiative to research into the respective area and keep up with the latest technology. MM0840 Human Factors MM3840 Human Factors Imparts the concepts and understanding of the human factors that affect the performance in aviation and aircraft 302 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 maintenance. The second part sets the foundation for individual project study: students select a topic of personal interest and develop a programme of work. This includes CNC lathes. It includes the study of the function and physical properties of the musculoskeletal system. namely heat. prosthetic devices and the field of rehabilitation engineering. methodology and deliverables. Upon completion of this module. Also covered are the concepts for aircraft design and construction and the various systems for the operation of landing gears and flight controls. for those who continue to the degree year. MM1208 Computer-aided-Drafting MM8121 Computer-aided-Drafting Introduces students to the use of computeraided drafting (CAD) software for the preparation of mechanical engineering drawings. copper. MM0233 Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Engineering Aims to develop a basic understanding of applied mechanics in biological systems and human locomotion. fans and Diesel engine. cast irons. These include CNC milling. basics of pressure and flow rate in fluid mechanics and their units and the mass conservation law. traumatic injuries.

creating of 2D engineering drawings and 3D assembly modelling. MM2514 Aircraft Structures & Repair MM8482 Aircraft Structures & Repair Aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of aircraft design and construction. Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of automated control operations relevant to the local manufacturing industries. design. Materials selection using materials selector software will also be taught. Otto and Brayton cycles with power calculations. MM2504 Fundamentals of Flight MM8481 Fundamentals of Flight Introduces the principles of flight governing heavier than air flying machines. In addition. surface technology and moulding technology. Topics covered include pneumatics. joining methods. machining symbols. This module has two parts. MM2406 Thermofluids II MM8441 Thermofluids II Provides students with further knowledge on thermodynamics and fluid mechanics with particular applications to air compressors. properties of the atmosphere. MM2022 Aircraft Maintenance Practices MM8341 Aircraft Maintenance Practices Aims to impart to students the hands-on skills and working knowledge needed to properly carry out maintenance practices according to the requirements and procedures stipulated by the Civil Aviation authority of Singapore. pipes and hoses and safety precautions. Basic items of aircraft performance. gas and vapour cycles. etc. editing of models and model trees. The cornerstone is a project in which teams of multidisciplinary students conceive. stability and MM2620 Aircraft Electrical & Instrument Systems MM8484 Aircraft Electrical & Instrument Systems Provides students with the knowledge of common electrical items used in aircraft applications. developing design concepts and creating realistic. three dimensional models. MM2308 Engineering Materials II MM8331 Engineering Materials II MM2603 Industrial Automation MM8461 Industrial Automation This module is a continuation of Engineering Materials 1. generating product storyboards. Labassignments will be given to all students to practise on various inspection methods using Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). corrosion. actuators and sensors. The module is designed to impart fundamentals of solid modelling. landing gear. It then goes on provide an overview of electrical systems. It moves on to the working principles of internal combustion engines with particular emphasis on aircraft engines. programmable logic controller. and create a virtual model that realises the consumers’ needs. Topics include sheet metal construction and repair. This module aims to impart aeronautical students with CAD skills using CATIA. linear & geometrical tolerance and engineering systems design are also taught. graphic and game development tools to visualise their designs in three dimensions space. MM2208 Computer-aided Design (DARE) MM8223 Computer-aided Design (DARE) CATIA is the de-facto CAD software in the aerospace industries. cooling system. fastening devices. basic metrology which includes inspection. They are also taught how to use the ISO and BS standards and commercial catalogues for their selection and design. surface modelling and Sheet metal design in the context of Aerospace. small tools and other measuring equipment. MM2105 Mechanics II MM8311 Mechanics II This module is a continuation of Mechanics I. bonded structures. namely. relay control system. induction systems. empennage. MM2206 Engineering Design MM8221 Engineering Design Provides students with the basic knowledge of engineering components and power transmission elements and their use. fuel & fuel system. They will then express their designs by creating a virtual model in 3D. and CNC machine programming. Topics covered include parametric solid modelling. Topics covered include failure of metals. Constructional details: mechanical parts. MM2207 Computer-aided Design MM8222 Computer-aided Design Provides students with a working knowledge of solid modelling design. entropy.SYNOPSES methods used in aeronautical servicing industries. MM2700 Product Design & Development I Product Design & Development I is a projectbased module. ignition systems and starting systems. non-destructive testing. beginning with an introduction of the different types of fuselage construction and thence the main sections such as wings. the various airframe and engine instruments in use and their operating principles and of common test equipment and methods of testing. which challenges students to analyse consumer needs and to creatively evolve a new design that will meet those needs. electronic materials. MM2420 Aircraft Power Plants I MM8483 Aircraft Power Plants I Provides students with the knowledge of the 2nd law of thermodynamics. It introduces to students the applications of basic ideas in solid mechanics to simple engineering problems and the fundamentals of machine components. oil & oil systems. Topics taught include identifying customers’ needs. development of aerodynamic forces and pitching moments followed by wing and plan form effects. Basic CNC machine programming will be taught with some hands on exercises using MTS CNC Simulator. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 303 . Generation of 2D Engineering drawings and assembly drawings are also covered. fully-rendered. flight controls. and fundamentals of high speed & rotary wing flight are also taught. control cables. It also covers the ground operation of aircraft piston engines. This module leads students through the various stages of the design process and trains them to use computer aided industrial design tools. fuel metering systems. ceramic and composite materials. control.

incident investigation. packaging. Enterprise Resource Planning. MM2710 Design of Biomedical Devices Aims to equip students with a basic design and development knowledge of biomedical devices. process and part design. committees. MM3105 Mechanics III MM8411 Mechanics III Provides students with a basic understanding of material strength and basic concept of dynamics. Proven practical ideas and methodology used in design will be emphasised. fire-fighting. Topics covered include Work Study. ergonomics. MM3206 Product Design Aims to provide students with an understanding of product design concepts beginning with history. aesthetics.) MM3027 Manufacturing Engineering Technology MM8471 Manufacturing Engineering Technology Provides students with an understanding of the various processes involved in the manufacturing of a product. (This is a yearlong module. MM305Y/Z Project Provides students with an opportunity to work in small groups to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their foundation stages to design. instrumentation. super alloys. hazard management planning. MM3033 Stamping Die Design Provides students with a basic knowledge metal stamping processes and principles in of stamping die design. Trouble shooting (and problem solving ability) in stamping operations and stamping dies will be covered. 304 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 MM2910 Resort Mechanical Facilities & Services All activities and ‘thrill experiences’ conducted in resorts are examined in this module. special steels like PH stainless steels. MM3330 Biomechanics Aims to develop a basic understanding of applied mechanics in biological systems and human locomotion. test and commission a project of their choice. Upon completion of this module. safety representation. ergonomics and design compliance to international standards such as those set by the Food & Drug Administration (USA) and the Health Sciences Authority (Singapore). rescue systems. production and fabrication of advanced materials such as aluminium alloy. entertainment devices. Techniques for the generation of new ideas. MM3034 CAD/CAE for Injection Mould Design Provides students with design concepts and principles for designing Injection Moulds. MM3315 Aerospace Materials MM8581 Aerospace Materials Provides students with an understanding of factors governing the selection of materials for the various aircraft structural members and engine components. The organisation of a safety management system is also taught and will include introduction to occupational risk management. strategic planning and safety training for staff team. system for managing quality as well as tools and techniques for quality improvement.SYNOPSES MM2701 Product Design & Development II This module is a continuation of module MM2700 where product design & development methodologies are further enhanced. plumbing and sanitation. requirements in ISO 9001:2000. It includes the use of the latest manufacturing technology like rapid prototyping and precision machining. safety. MM3207 Quality for Product Realisation Teaches basic quality concepts and costs. This module also supports the design stage of the final-year project. Skills gleaned in this module will support topics to be covered in the Product Design and Development modules I and II. The practical sessions will allow students to have hands-on experience in applying the techniques learned. Services in resorts that are taught are typically transportation services within resorts. maraging steels. incident reporting. MM2900 Safety in Resorts Examines the key safety parameters in which the resorts operations technology manager functions. operation and maintenance for all the activities conducted in resorts. Students are also taught the use of CAD for product design realisation and presentation. heating. scheduling techniques and ergonomics. and ceramics are all taught. Focus is on the management of safety as part of operations. and power transmission in common mechanisms. auditing and tools & techniques deployed for improving quality. The module supports the design stage of the final-year project. Extraction. The mechanical principles involved are analysed. MM2809 Industrial Engineering MM8473 Industrial Engineering Aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills in the basic techniques of Industrial Engineering. titanium alloys. fabricate. Students will acquire skill in designing moulds systematically using CAD/CAE software and be exposed to tool fabrication techniques and injection moulding process to enable them to solve problems associated with mould. Case studies will demonstrate to the student that safety issues are critical in planning. Students will acquire the skills for stamping die design using the CAD/CAE software. It includes the study of the function and physical properties of the musculo-skeletal system. creative ideation and innovation will be introduced. as well as biomechanical modelling to analyse . students have basic understanding on quality management. product innovation and redesign leading up to product marketing and patent. MM2702 Design Techniques & Skills Aims to provide students with the essential skills and techniques in ideation and prototype development conducted at the conceptual phase of product design. The concepts and techniques will be introduced through lectures and practical. air-conditioning. The topics covered include design and development process. chemical/hazardous substance management. creative thinking. Knowledge on manufacture of micro-electronic devices will also be covered. MM3106 Machine Dynamics Introduces some applications of basic machine theory: use and control of mechanical vibration.

swimming pools and golf courses. Exercise metabolism and nutrition will be covered. It describes the different cleanroom classification standards: IS0 146446-1. ignition and starting. photopolymerisation and data format for medical and rapid prototyping. Topics covered include materials for implants and tissues. Students will learn prescriptive considerations. Topics covered include the design considerations and equipment used. MM3661 Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Covers the practices involved in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. MM3340 Medical Rapid Prototyping Aims to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of rapid prototyping technology and reverse engineering in medical and tissue engineering arena. and understand the correct treatment due to various types of sports Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 305 . The module will also cover the process of using rapid tooling technique for commercial production of synthetic prostheses and implants. duct sizing and fan systems. manage. orthopaedic and exercise induced injuries. and an overview of engine instruments. centrifugal and positive displacement pumps as well as industrial hydraulics. the processing and characterisation of the materials and its compatibility to human bodies. the construction protocol. MM3652 Exercise Physiology The study of the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise in terms of how they relate to human performance limitations. It deals with the psychological problems that the human may experience during interaction with the sport equipment or with the environment. flow and cycling controls and accessories of such systems. Prepares students to evaluate. MM3405 Engineering Thermodynamics MM8542 Engineering Thermodynamics Aims to provide students with a further knowledge of steam cycles and gas turbine cycles. namely heat engine cycles. The students would be taught to understand therapy involving sports injury. Topics taught include various solid. MM3505 Fluid Mechanics MM8552 Fluid Mechanics Topics taught include fluid flow and piping systems. MM3341 Rapid Prototyping for Biomedical Applications Introduces the principles and concepts of rapid prototyping and manufacturing technology and its applications in medicine. They will also learn to use the principles in biomechanics to analyse gaits and design or fit braces on ankle and foot due to associated pathologies. rehabilitation and medical model production for clinical diagnosis and treatment planning in surgical operations. inherent physical disabilities as well as work related and disability involving the aged. property maintenance and risk assessment. MM3660 Prosthetics & Orthotics Teaches the students to identify functional deficits that result from limb loss and following amputation. training effects and health related benefits. Federal Standard 209E and the pharmaceutical cleanroom classification. effects of atmospheric variations. prevent. cleanroom entry and exist protocol. as well as tissue engineering. materials and components and fabrication and fitting techniques for amputated limbs. psychometrics. The students will understand the intervention needed to treat muscular. Therapeutic exercise would also be covered to help student gain wider understanding of the various method of intervention. MM3425 Refrigeration & Air-conditioning MM8543 Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Aims to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical refrigeration cycles and air-conditioning systems and a working knowledge of the various components. steam nozzles and heat transfer. Students will cover some of the mechanical and electromechanical facilities. stadiums.SYNOPSES mechanics and human locomotion. MM3450 Aircraft Power Plants II MM8584 Aircraft Power Plants II Provides students with knowledge of the principles of jet propulsion. The topics covered include strength of materials. surgery. MM3441 Cleanroom Technology MM8541 Cleanroom Technology Aims to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical refrigeration cycles. Topics covered include heat load estimation. MM3445 Contamination Control & Cleanroom Technology Provides students with the general and basic knowledge of contamination control and cleanroom technology. MM3650 Sports Injury Management injury. airlocks. fuel systems and water injection. It will also incorporate the adaptations needed during exercise and sport activities to allow the human to perform better. psychometrics and fans and the classification according to the Federal Standards 209E. MM3331 Biomaterials Aims to develop an understanding of the materials used in a medical environment. turbine power extraction. aspects of constructional arrangements. cleanroom pressure differential relative to adjacent less critical areas. This will be followed by description of the functions of cells and tissues in the body. MM3804 Management of Sports Facilities Covers the principles and skills needed to manage sport facilities. and guidelines of sterile drug products produced by aseptic processing will be covered in the lectures. rapid tooling techniques for production of medical devices. and how cells and can be engineered to differentiate and grow into tissues required for tissue replacement or repair. liquid and powderbased RP systems. testing and commissioning and maintenance of the Cleanroom. statics and dynamics. basic design of various cleanliness classes of cleanroom. like sports centres. Students would be taught various interventions to help rehabilitation. In addition. MM3651 Sports Psychology Covers the psychological component of physical problems.

including those for the aged and the disabled. It also teaches students with fundamental principles and concepts of cGMP. MM3826 Organisational Management Teaches the basic concepts of the structure and management of an organisation and the considerations for enhancing its productivity and business performance. students will be able to install and calibrate control instrumentation. Students will be able to implement simple control strategies using ladder diagram. ISO 9000 Standards. ice and rain protection. availability calculation. oxygen. It will teach students how to design devices and facilities based on the physical abilities of the human. selection and application of valves and testing of safety valves. basic industrial noise control and the new Workplace Safety & Health Act requirements. MM3883 Regulatory Issues & cGMP Introduces the practices. Life support systems. MM3881 Pharmaceutical Primary & Secondary Operations Teaches students the important primary and secondary unit operations in the production of pharmaceutical products. It also includes description and treatment of injuries and disabilities. air supply systems. etc. It will cover the theories. quality systems documentation and implementation. modeling and analysis to support concurrent engineering for product or components developments and manufacturing. Provides students with a general knowledge in the following two main areas: Maintenance management concepts comprising of maintenance management and documentation. operations and regulatory issues related to design and 306 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 . temperature. operating principles and equipment used for the different operations as well as the requirements for process utility systems. building up of basic aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems. control theory and practical knowledge of control applications relevant to the local industries. Topics would cover human factors and risk assessment and the mechanics and physiological behaviour of the human as it relates to work and sports. namely their working principles and terminology. materials management and project management. MM3630 Pharmaceutical Process Control Provides students with the knowledge of control systems used in the secondary operations of the pharmaceutical industry. its guidelines and implementation in the pharmaceutical industry. Topics taught include quality management. including quality tools and techniques. MM3861 Biofluids Introduces the functions and the application of fluid mechanics to the circulatory (blood vessels and heart) and respiratory systems (airway and lung) of the body. At the end of the course. MM3628 Programmable Logic Controller Provides students with fundamental concepts and examples to understand the operation and capabilities of programmable logic controllers as an important tool for factory automation. This module also discusses the validation of processes and facilities. MM3872 Simulation Provides students with the knowledge and skills of applying computer simulation. engineering economy analysis. MM3530 Aircraft Systems MM8585 Aircraft Systems Provides students with a basic knowledge of air conditioning and pressurisation systems. respective pumps/compressors and components. production and batch documentation. fuel systems as well as water and waste systems are also covered. MM3605 Instrumentation & Control MM8561 Instrumentation & Control MM9303 Instrumentation & Control Provides students with a fundamental knowledge of instrumentation. MM3824 Quality Engineering & Management MM8474 Quality Engineering & Management Aims to impart to students the basic concepts of quality management and system standards. leadership and communication skills. General plant maintenance on pipe work installation. group dynamics. MM3882 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Overview & cGMP Provides students with background information on the pharmaceutical industry and its practices. It will cover the operating principles and applications of components and devices used in the control system and the various techniques of monitoring and controlling pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. such as artificial heart and lung. Topics taught include the structure and development of an organisation. quality audit and quality tools & techniques. Fire protection. as well as are also included. And the relationships between the organisation and business environment are also explored MM3841 Human Factors Engineering Aims to study human behaviour and its interaction to devices involving work and sports. The module also provides students with the knowledge on the landing-gear/brake systems and flight control systems. the role of a supervisor. MM3862 Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Engineering Aims to relate how engineering is applied to the design and development of assistive devices and methods of rehabilitation for people with disability and injury. general operation and maintenance of reciprocating air compressors and centrifugal pumps. operation and maintenance. It covers the topics on discrete event simulation of dynamic systems with stochastic behaviour and Computer-aided Engineering Analysis using Finite Element Analysis technique for analysing the mechanical behaviour of a component under certain boundary conditions and loadings. as well as gait analysis and biomechanics.SYNOPSES MM3520 Airframe Systems MM8584 Airframe Systems MM3705 Plant Maintenance Engineering MM8551 Plant Maintenance Engineering Provides students with a full understanding and working knowledge of the principles of fluid power. pressure & humidity control.

preevent planning for categories of risk such as technical. Maintenance engineering best practices in areas encompassing Facility Maintenance Services. brittle material. experimental leading to results analysis. Rides Maintenance and Transportation Services. Aspects of electrical systems failure are also covered. logistics and supply chain processes. reliability and maintainability when designing maintenance programmes. structures and people to the effects of fire. Leadership and Communication Skills etc. and other related regulatory guidelines enforced by national regulatory agencies. requirements in ISO 9001:2000 QMS. linear elastic fracture mechanics and its use. Practical training on discrete event simulation using PCbased simulation package provide beginners with the basic skills of a simulation process starting from model building.SYNOPSES manufacturing of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. critical path analysis. It will provide scientific understanding of the fundamental aspects of fire initiation. bleed air and fire protection system. MM4404 Process Modelling & Simulation Provides a broad overview on the business process flow and simulation in the area of supply chain and logistics. computer simulation. The students will learn the FDA regulatory guidelines governing medical devices and pharmaceutical manufacturing in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). optimisation and evaluation. controlling. outsourcing. scheduling. and the considerations needed for enhancing business performance and productivity. Topics covers include Structure and Development of Organisation. Particular emphasis will be placed on fracture mechanism. The 2nd part delves into the various onboard systems such as flight control. MM4709 Organisational Management Imparts the concepts and understanding of the structure and management of organisation. Students will learn about project management cycle. the environment. environmental and resources will also be covered. MM4702 Aircraft Structures & Systems This module is divided in two parts. centrifugal and positive displacement pumps as well as industrial hydraulics. inspection. MM4704 Reliability Engineering MM3940 Fire Engineering & Management MM4706 Failure Investigation & Analysis Covers a systematic engineering approach in the design of fire safety and protection of resort facilities. Fluid mechanics topic would include fluid flow and piping systems. growth and spread in buildings. contractual. Management and administrative practices. influencing factors and preventive measures to minimise materials failure. Key principles on ISO 14000 compliance will be emphasised. life-safety concepts. resource deployment. Managing external contract maintenance services will also be covered. MM3930 Space & Event Management Students will be taught of the importance of maximising the asset value of resort space and the planning for space utilisation and layout to maximise returns on investment. MM3900 Project Management Provides an understanding of the principles of managing an existing activity or planning a new development project in resorts and theme parks. manufacturing systems. In addition. the design requirements. training and maintenance requirements all fire fighting equipment will also be emphasised. Discrete probability distribution and continuous probability distribution and their applications are among the topics covered. planning. Provides students with a working knowledge of probability and other mathematical tools for reliability estimating. Learning will also include planning. students should have basic understanding on quality management. and basic statistics in simulation. landing gear control and indication. The 1st part delves into different types of aircraft structures. Major emphasis is towards an understanding of the cGMP principles and the wider implication of non-compliance. system for managing quality as well as basic tools and techniques for quality improvement. MM3910 Resort Maintenance Engineering & Services Provides the student with information on the engineering and maintenance discipline in resort facilities. auditing quality management system and tools and techniques deployed for managing quality. basic inspection techniques and the use of composite materials. Upon completion of this module. Functions of Supervisor such as coaching for performance and development. fracture characteristics. students will learn energy conservation practices and key features of standards in quality. including an intro to intellectual property law and patent filing. Provides students with the fundamental concepts and basic understanding of ductile. safety. Investigation procedures on failure analysis and case studies on aircraft components are also included. organisation coordination and management of special events and activities held in resorts. Testing. students would be able to consider failure characteristics. Topics covered include. introduction to business modelling and simulation. Students learn the methodology of business process modelling for ERP. creep and wears failure. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 307 . energy monitoring and computer applications will be taught. costing and budgeting. Students are required to submit a formal report and undergo a project viva. MM3920 Thermofluids III Aims to provide students with a further knowledge of thermodynamic cycles. Risk management planning for public and private events namely. MM470Y/Z Project (AAEM) Allows students to apply the knowledge and skills gained to solve practical problems in their own companies using tools and techniques gained from this course. setting up a simulation study. MM4708 Quality Management Covers basic quality concepts and costs. functionality and operating and management effectiveness. fatigue. implementation. Motivating People. and the response of materials. Adequate problem solving skills and trouble shooting techniques are taught to manage these real life projects. At the end of the module. steam nozzles and heat transfer. MM4707 Reliability Centred Maintenance Provides students with an understanding of the philosophy behind RCM approach to maintenance programmes and the development of same using the Maintenance Steering Group-3 (MSG-3) analysis procedure.

vendor management inventory. grinding. MM6030 Warehouse Planning & Operations Aims to provide students with a basic concept in the warehousing planning and operations. etc. It provides problem-solving skills and techniques in designing. Activity Based Costing and Quality Measurement in Supply Chain. MM4715 Avionic Systems Presents an overview of the main aircraft avionics systems in use including in-flight data recorders. navigational and communications systems. managing Supply Chain to stay competitive. EO/IR system performance & tracking analysis. value engineering. MM4731 UAV Systems & Emerging Technologies Provides an overview on UAV System technologies. MM8101 Workshop Practice Provides students with basic knowledge and practical skill in conventional machining processes. The areas covered are roles of warehousing in the supply chain. aerodynamic heating. TCP/IP. MM6021 Materials Management Provides students with an understanding of basic concepts in managing the flow of materials from supplier to store. Upon completion of this module. fabrication and assembly. types of E-commerce. eprocurement and international purchasing. UAV flight manoeuvre & architecture. scanning overview OSI. and exhausts. air filters. manufacturing resources planning techniques and hands-on applications using Enterprise Resource Planning software package such as SAP. engine control. Fundamentals of helicopter flight dynamics are also covered. MM4712 Aircraft Power Plants Provides students with an understanding of the principles of gas turbine fundamentals and performance. Miniprojects will be incorporated to enhance the theoretical concepts. inventory management and purchasing. link budget analysis. plant layout in warehousing. vendor management inventory.(CRM). include the strategic importance of E-commerce. MM6020 Principles of Supply Chain Management Gives a broad overview of the impact of Information Technology on Supply Chain Management in business operation with a comprehensive view in challenges faced by enterprises in the global market. The topics covered include inventory management. MM4713 Aircraft Electrical & Instrument Systems Aims to provide a good working knowledge of the working principles of the various electrical devices and systems. weight and balance. starting and ignition systems. power control and utilisation devices and systems. In addition. mechanics of tilt wing flight. image processing technique and various takeoff and landing systems. Some emerging defence technologies will also be discussed. The concept of integrated supply chain will also be introduced and students will also get an opportunity to use the ERP software. etc. The module also covers electrical load analysis. namely turning. lubrication. MM9302 Industrial Ventilation Teaches the basic concepts of industrial ventilation systems used in industries for the protection of the employee health. project controlling. students should be able to apply error management techniques to reduce the potential for human error mishaps. Covers the basic features of aircraft propulsion and provides a good general understanding of turbine-engine theory and nomenclature with information on turbine-engine fuel. The topics covered include principles of Supply Chain Management. Safety cabinets. project scheduling. measuring instruments and warning indication systems. students should be able to apply the theoretical concepts they learned in their lectures and tutorials to analyse a simple ventilation system and predict the pressure losses in the simple ventilation system. critical path analysis. . milling. The module covers the basic design of effective ventilation systems. goods identification technology. ERP concept and implementation. demand management. SCOR model (Supply Chain Operation Reference). Information Technology in Logistics. The basic concepts and application of the different types of radar systems are also covered. MM6073 Air-Conditioning & Compressed Air System Provides students with a working knowledge of the design principles and operation of air-conditioning systems used in commercial and industrial buildings. 308 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 mono pulse tracking. MM4732 Enterprise Resource Planning Aims to provide students with an understanding of material requirements planning. the knowledge of the compressed air system including techniques of energy auditing and the performance improvement potential will be covered. B-C and C-C and the key considerations and components                       in E-commerce. strategic importance in project management such as international project management. concurrent projects optimisation and project evaluation techniques. as well as the reduction of human errors in maintenance tasks. organisation change in business market. error detection & correction codes. fans. MM6043 Project Management in Supply Chain Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the project management in Supply Chain.SYNOPSES MM4710 Human Factors Imparts the concepts and understanding of the human factors that affect the performance in aviation and aircraft maintenance. fire protection. Topics covered include. This module also incorporates hands-on practice on Warehouse Management System using ERP software package such as SAP. de-icing. air. implementation and Customer Relationship Management. the importance and business benefits of E-commerce in Supply Chain. Strategic Planning. ducting. high speed flight and problems associated with high speed flight such as flutter. B-B. automatic warehousing and materials handling systems. types of hoods. developing and managing projects in the Supply Chain. Implementation process using techniques applied in scheduling and analysis and maintenance of the programme. Students are also taught the common inspection techniques used in industry. stability and control. MM4711 Aerodynamics Starts with a revision of the fundamentals of flight and moves on to variable geometry wings. Upon completion of this module. Topics covered include project planning. the integration of logistics and business strategy. storage functionality and principles.

Students also learn how to use mathematical software. with particular reference to their applications in business. The topics include integration. MS2103 Mathematics B Equips students with an adequate knowledge of mathematics and analytical skills to handle the problems encountered in their course of studies. complex numbers. first-order differential equations and their applications. partial differentiation. The topics include strength of materials. probability and statistics. Students also learn how to use mathematical software. numerical methods. MS2224 Engineering Mathematics IIB Equips students with further knowledge of mathematics and analytical skills to solve relevant engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. The highlights of this module are database management system. word processing. and database management system with particular reference to their applications in business. function. MS2201 Quantitative Analysis Equips students with basic statistical concepts and methods relevant to data mining techniques. MS2101 Mathematics A Provides students with an adequate knowledge of mathematics and analytical skills to handle the problems encountered in their course of studies. and its applications in financial modelling. first and second-order differential equations. Topics taught include probability distributions. MS2104 Mathematics Provides students with an adequate knowledge of mathematics and analytical skills to handle the problems encountered in their course of studies. MS1516 Information Technology Applications in Business I (ITAB I) Aims to equip students with the essential tools of information technology. Internet. integration. word processing and electronic spreadsheet with particular reference to their applications in business. with particular reference to their applications in business. The highlights of this module are electronic worksheets. The module highlights the use of workgroup computing. MS1518 Information Technology for Business Equips students with relevant knowledge of the various aspects of information technology. Students also learn how to use mathematical software. The module highlights the use of multimedia presentation. partial differentiation and their applications. slide presentation and workgroup computing. This module is for students who do not have “O” level Additional Mathematics background. and their applications. The topics include differentiation. Boolean algebra. MS2126 Engineering Mathematics I Equips students with an adequate knowledge of mathematics to enable them to understand and solve problems encountered in their course of studies. ANOVA. Students also learn how to use mathematical software. Students also learn how to use spreadsheet software. basic mechanics. It also serves as a foundation for subsequent mathematics modules. discriminant and cluster analysis). The highlights of this module are computing systems and functions. Newton-Raphson numerical method. Students also learn how to use statistical software. multimedia presentation. statistics and their applications. MS1517 Information Technology Applications in Business II (ITAB II) Aims to equip students with the essential tools of information technology. trigonometry and calculus to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. webpage creation. computer arithmetic. image composition and webpage creation. MS2223 Engineering Mathematics IIA Equips students with further mathematical knowledge and skills so as to strengthen their capability in analysing and solving their engineering problems.SYNOPSES MS0105 Mathematics Provides students with knowledge in mathematics and statistics to solve problems encountered in their course of study. hypothesis testing. MS1513 Information Technology Applications in Business I (ITAB I) Introduces students to various aspects of information technology. Students also learn how to use mathematical software. MS1515 Information Technology for Business (ITB) Introduces students to various aspects of information technology. Topics include set theory. and its application to support spreadsheet development. matrix algebra. multimedia presentation and web site design and creation. It will also introduce the basics of workgroup computing. electronic word processing. electronic spreadsheet and workgroup computing. MS1514 Information Technology Applications in Business II (ITAB II) Introduces students to various aspects of information technology. It also provides students with some basic knowledge of statistics. The topics include algebra and descriptive statistics. MS1531 Fundamentals of Spreadsheet Programming (FSP) Aims to equip students with the essentials of VBA (Visual Basic for Application) programming concepts in spreadsheets. differentiation. MS1530 Fundamentals of Financial Modelling Aims to equip students with the essentials of VBA (Visual Basic for Application) programming concepts in spreadsheets. with particular reference to their applications in business. MS1381 Mathematics for Business Introduces the students to basic concepts of Algebra and Calculus and how these are used to solve problems in business and economic applications. Students will learn and acquire the practical skills in industrial standard application software such as electronic spreadsheet. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 309 . The topics include algebra. regression analysis and basic multivariate analysis (factor. Simpson’s rule. Other topics covered are matrices. geometric transformations. Laplace transforms and their applications. MS2125 Basic Mathematics Equips students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra.

trigonometry and calculus to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. Topics include descriptive statistics. complex numbers. Among the topics covered are Laplace transforms and statistics. parametric equations and polar coordinates. Students also learn how to use spreadsheet software. matrices and calculus. differentiation and integration to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. hypothesis testing. properties of matter and practical electricity. elementary probability. correlation and regression. determinants. Students also learn how to use mathematical software. tutorials and make use of computer software to help them better understand concepts and to perform computational tasks. differential equations and vector algebra. infinite series. and solving first and second order differential equations. normal distribution. Equips students with mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. MS4286 Engineering Mathematics II (B) Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. applications of integration to area. complex numbers. Equips students with adequate knowledge of mathematics to solve electrical engineering problems encountered in the first year of the course. infinite series. determinants. MS4285 Engineering Mathematics II (A) Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. uncertainty in measurement. probability distributions. Among the topics covered are methods of integration. ordinary and partial differential equations and their applications. trigonometry. MS4231 BioStatistics Provides students with the basic concepts of statistics in the areas of probability and statistical inference. arc length. sampling distributions. MS3228 Engineering Mathematics 2 Equips students with good knowledge of statistics. uncertainty in measurement. MS3440 Foundation Physics Aims to provide students with basic knowledge of physics necessary for pursuing a course in Civil Engineering. MS2524 Application Software – Spreadsheet Aims to get students acquainted with the use of an electronic spreadsheet. Fourier series. trigonometry. elementary probability. and statistical inference on quantitative and qualitative variables using parametric and nonparametric tests. Students also learn how to use spreadsheet and mathematical software. Students will learn through lectures. MS3320 Further Engineering Mathematics (Elective) Provides students with mathematical knowledge that will help them to pursue further studies in institutions of higher learning. Topics include algebra. probability distributions. Topics covered are further calculus. MS2301 Engineering Mathematics Aims to provide students with knowledge of mathematics to solve common polymer science and engineering problems. Topics include algebra. MS322Z Engineering Mathematics 2 MS4205 Engineering Mathematics II (A) MS2231 BioStatistics Provides students with the basic concepts of statistics in the area of probability and statistical inference. trigonometry. MS410Z Engineering Mathematics I Equips students with adequate knowledge of mathematics to solve electrical engineering problems encountered in the first year of the course. trigonometry. mechanics. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. Among the topics covered are methods of integration. Topics covered are statistics.SYNOPSES MS2227 Engineering Mathematics II MS3128 Engineering Mathematics 1 MS418Z Engineering Mathematics I Equips students with an adequate mathematical knowledge and skills in integration. matrices. On completion of this module. Fourier series. Topics include physical quantities. Among the topics covered are Laplace transforms and statistics. complex numbers. vector and linear algebra. students should have gained enough knowledge. with emphasis on applications of statistics to environmental and water technology. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. Students also learn how to use mathematical software. differential equations and vector algebra. centroid. matrices and calculus. differentiation and integration to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. It also serves as a foundation for subsequent mathematics modules. . The module covers an introduction to statistics. partial differentiation. curve-fitting. probability. Topics include directional derivatives. matrices. They will have plenty of hands-on practical exercises. Students also learn how to use statistical software. It also serves as a foundation for subsequent mathematics modules. experience and confidence to explore further into this application software. MS3126 Engineering Mathematics 1 Equips students with further mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. volume. Topics covered include introduction to statistics. MS3123 Basic Mathematics Equips students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. sampling distributions and statistical inference on quantitative and qualitative variables using parametric and nonparametric tests. and first and second-order differential equations and their applications to deflection of beams and columns. MS4206 Engineering Mathematics II (B) Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. 310 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Builds upon the mathematical knowledge and skills acquired in the first year of study.

linear algebra and z-transforms. Emphasis is placed on numerical methods. MS5266 Engineering Mathematics II (B) Equips students with further mathematical knowledge to solve engineering problems encountered in the course of their studies. MS4707 Engineering Mathematics I (B) MS5146 Mathematics I (B) MS5245 Mathematics II (A) Provides electrical engineering students with further mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. trigonometry. MS5301 Higher Engineering Mathematics Provides students with mathematical knowledge that will help them to pursue further studies in engineering in institutions of higher learning. basic trigonometry. probability and descriptive  statistics. It also provides students with some basic knowledge of statistics. Provides students with adequate knowledge of mathematics and analytical skills to handle problems encountered in the course of study. complex numbers and trigonometry to solve engineering problems encountered in the first year of their course. It also serves as foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. It also serves as a foundation for further mathematics in the subsequent modules. MS4940 Engineering Mathematics MS516Z Engineering Mathematics I MS5246 Mathematics II (B) Provides students with essential mathematical techniques for solving problems in electrical engineering. complex numbers and calculus. MS510Z Engineering Mathematics I Equips students with adequate knowledge of mathematics to solve electronic communication engineering problems encountered in the first year of the course. Among the topics covered are higher calculus. Topics include set theory. Topics covered include methods of ntegration. infinite series and Fourier series and Fourier transform. Among the topics covered are vector algebra. vector algebra. complex numbers and calculus. MS5206 Mathematics II (B) Equips students with further mathematical knowledge to solve engineering problems encountered in the course of their studies. MS5265 Engineering Mathematics II (A) Provides students with further knowledge to handle engineering problems encountered in the course of their studies. Among the topics covered are trigonometry. infinite series. It also provides students with some basic knowledge of statistics. first order differential equations and Laplace transforms. Topics covered include Laplace Transform and statistics. Topics include algebra. Provides students with an adequate knowledge of mathematics to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. determinants. functions. basic graph theory and statistics. complex numbers. first order differential equations and Laplace transforms. infinite series. It also provides students with some basic knowledge of statistics.SYNOPSES MS460Z Engineering Mathematics I (A) MS5145 Mathematics I (A) MS5226 Mathematics II (B) Provides electrical engineering students with further mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. infinite series and Fourier series. MS5126 Mathematics I (B) Provides students with adequate knowledge of mathematics and analytical skills to handle problems encountered in the course of study. numerical methods of solving differential equations and difference equations. Fourier series and Fourier transform. vector analysis. It also serves as a foundation for further mathematics in the subsequent modules. Topics include set theory. probability and descriptive statistics. matrix algebra and geometric transformations. Topics covered include Laplace Transform and statistics. Provides students with an adequate knowledge to handle engineering problems encountered in the course of study. Among the topics covered are vector algebra. Topics include algebra. Topics covered include various transform methods. matrices and calculus. Provides students with knowledge in mathematics and descriptive statistics to solve problems encountered in their course of study. matrix algebra and geometric transformations. methods of integration. differential equations. Topics include algebra. systems of linear equations. systems of linear equations. differential equations. trigonometry. determinants. determinants. matrices and calculus. functions. MS5225 Mathematics II (A) Provides students with an adequate knowledge to handle engineering problems encountered in the course of study. basic graph theory and statistics. It also provides students with some basic knowledge of statistics. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. matrices. It also serves as foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. practical applications and adaptability to computer usage. Among the topics covered are trigonometry. MS5205 Mathematics II (A) Provides students with further knowledge to handle engineering problems encountered in the course of their studies. Among the topics covered are Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 311 . basic trigonometry. MS5125 Mathematics I (A) Provides students with knowledge in mathematics and descriptive statistics to solve problems encountered in their course of study. determinants. Topics covered include methods of integration. MS5380 Higher Mathematics Provides students with mathematical knowledge that will help them to pursue further studies in engineering in institutions of higher learning. Provides students with an adequate knowledge of mathematics to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. trigonometry and calculus to solve engineering problems encountered in the first year of their course. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. complex numbers. Topics include algebra. methods of integration. Equips students with adequate knowledge of mathematics to solve communication engineering problems encountered in the first year of the course.

MS560Z Engineering Mathematics I (A) Aims to equip students with adequate knowledge in mathematics to solve electronic and communication engineering problems encountered in the first year of the course. SPSS and others. Students will also be taught how to use tools like Excel. conics. Topics covered include data organisation and presentation. Topics covered include absolute value functions. Simpson’s rule. logarithmic functions. uncertainty in measurement.SYNOPSES higher calculus. MS6250 Engineering Mathematics II (A) Equips students with necessary mathematical skills and knowledge to solve electronic and mechanical engineering problems encountered in their studies. logarithmic functions. limits and continuity. Topics covered are sinusoidal waveforms. MS6224 Bridging Mathematics III Aims to provide ITE direct entry students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. probability. and vectors. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. It serves as a bridging module to the first year Engineering Mathematics I in School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. It also serves as a foundation for further work in mathematics in subsequent modules. It serves as a bridging module to the 3rd year mathematics in School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. trigonometry. and statistical inference on quantitative and qualitative variables using parametric and nonparametric tests. power series. This module is a continuation of Engineering Mathematics II (MS6220). Topics include sinusoidal waveforms. exponential. This module is a continuation of Engineering Mathematics I (MS6121). MS6221/MS6226 Engineering Mathematics III Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics to handle engineering problems encountered in their course of study. vector calculus. MS5901 Engineering Mathematics Aims to provide students with mathematical knowledge required for solving engineering problems encountered in the AETE advanced diploma course. The module is suitable for students whose project and other practical work involves the collection of large amounts of data. matrices. exponential. trigonometry. Topics include solving differential equations using Laplace transforms. measures of location and variation. differentiation and simple integration. MS6203/MS6205 Statistics Aims to provide students with a good foundation in statistics with specific emphasis on preparing them to do quality assurance. differentiation and integration involving inverse trigonometric functions. probability distributions. linear algebra. elementary probability. application of definite integrals. trigonometric equations. Among the topics covered is integration leading to inverse trigonometric and logarithmic functions. trigonometry. MS5707 Engineering Mathematics I (B) Provides students with further mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. Binomial theorem and determination of laws are included. indeterminate forms and improper integrals. exponential. complex numbers. limits and series. logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Topics include algebra. MS6320 Higher Mathematics Aims to provide students with fundamental mathematical knowledge for further studies in engineering. It will help students make better decision through data analysis. It serves as a bridging module to the 2nd year mathematics in School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. differentiation of inverse trigonometric functions. MS5580 Data Analysis & Software Tools (Elective) Provides students with an adequate knowledge and skills in statistical and research methods using suitable software tools. exponential. MS6121/MS6126 Engineering Mathematics I Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to handle problems encountered in their 312 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 course of study. infinite series. probability and statistics. hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions. 1st order differential equations. complex numbers. vector algebra.Engineering Mathematics III (MS6221). MS6223 Bridging Mathematics II Provides ITE direct entry students with the necessary basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. Laplace Transforms and 2nd order differential equations. 3D space coordinates and graphs. methods of integration. polar co-ordinates. Fourier series and Fourier transform. exponential and logarithmic functions. MS6251 Engineering Mathematics II (B) Provides students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve electronic and mechanical engineering problems encountered in their studies. trigonometry. discrete and continuous probability distributions. methods of integration. MS6231 BioStatistics Aims to provide students with the basic concepts of statistics in the areas of probability and statistical inference. inverse trigonometry. It also serves as a foundation for further mathematics in the subsequent modules. differentiation and simple integration. MS6220/MS6225 Engineering Mathematics II Builds upon and extends the basic skills of calculus required in solving common engineering problems. . parametric equations. MS6222 Bridging Mathematics Aims to provide ITE direct entry students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. Topics covered are determinants. sampling distributions. matrices and calculus to solve electronic and communication engineering problems encountered in their studies. Determination of laws is also included. complex numbers and trigonometry. determinants. trigonometric equations. It serves as a foundation for further work in the next module . definite integrals and their applications. Simpson’s Rule. Among the topics dealt with are complex numbers. differentiation and integration of algebraic. logarithmic and trigonometric functions followed by applications of derivatives and definite integrals. partial differentiation and differential equations. application of definite integrals. matrices and Newton’s method. and estimation. The module covers an introduction to statistics. MS6120/MS6125 Fundamental Mathematics Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra.

students should have gained enough knowledge. MS7923 Mathematics I Aims to provide polytechnic graduates with fundamental Mathematics knowledge for further studies in engineering. partial derivatives. network analysis. graphics and internet web page creation. Students will obtain practical skills in industry standard application software for electronic spreadsheet. magnetism and corrosion prevention. animation and webpage creation. MS7123 Statistics for Shipping Business 1 Adopts a practical approach with emphasis in handling and interpreting data. A statistical package would be used to handle the many real-life data used. hydrostatics and properties of matter. Students will learn and have sufficient hands-on practical exercises in industry standard application software for word processing. MS7141 Mathematics 1 Provides student with mathematical skills. On completion of this module. Students will have plenty of hands-on exercises and opportunities to apply their creative talents through assignments and mini-projects. arrays. MS6941 Operations Research Provides students with an introduction to some well-known mathematical models used as aids or tools in decision making and analysis. Among the topics covered are simple data types. spreadsheet and database management. inventory models and queuing theory. Topics covered include heat. transportation models. vectors. this module aims to provide polytechnic graduates with fundamental Mathematics knowledge for further studies in engineering. electromagnetism. energy. It also serves as a foundation for further mathematics in the subsequent modules. MS7452 Applied Science Provides students with knowledge in applied science necessary for deck officers. decision theory. sound. Programming assignments and hands-on training in the computer laboratory will be emphasised. trigonometry and applications of differentiation and integration. complex numbers. graphs. statistics and probability which support the analytical requirements of other modules in the course. Topics covered include advanced methods of integration. MS7442 Science 1 Provides students in nautical studies with basic knowledge and problem-solving skills in mechanics. MS7582 Computer Programming Teaches students how to write structured programs in C++. MS7542 Software Applications Provides students with a good understanding of the use of microcomputers. Topics include normal distribution. Application of knowledge and problem solving skills form a major part of this module. numbering systems and the use of simple graphic features. electricity. MS7503 Software Applications & Programming Equips students with the practical skills in using personal computers to perform information processing applications. trigonometry and calculus to solve engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. principle of floatation and strength of materials. simulation models. empirical probability and discrete distributions. input/output. In particular.T. The module also serves as a foundation for further work in the subsequent module. As in MS7123. MS7223 Statistics for Shipping Business II Aims to give students the tools for making better decisions and judgment from available data. MS7102 Basic Mathematics Equips students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra. It is for part-time students. database application. a statistical package would also be used. differential equations. trigonometry. Topics covered include mensurations. central tendency. plane and spherical triangles and their applications. MS7924 Mathematics II Builds on the foundation laid in MS7923. Engineering Mathematics II (MS7302). logarithms.SYNOPSES MS6505 Computer Programming This syllabus is similar to MS6506. price indices and basic forecasting techniques. knowledge and understanding required for their present course of study. double integrals. It equips students with more mathematical skills and knowledge to handle engineering problems encountered in their course of studies. Applications Introduces students to some basic aspects of multimedia in the IT environment. work. The highlights of this module are graphics. moments. with particular reference to their applications in shipping business. MS7341 Mathematics 2 Gives students a good grounding in the mathematics necessary for obtaining a Class 3 Certificate of Competency. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 313 . functions. Topics covered include basic algebra. systematic problem solving and logical analysis in computer programming. Topics covered include organisation of data. Topics covered include a quick review of functions and derivatives. control and loop structures and arrays. hypothesis testing. MS7302 Engineering Mathematics II Provides students with more knowledge and skills in mathematics. ordinary differential equations and introduction to probability and statistics. Topics covered include input/output operations. MS7581 Multimedia in I. MS7522 IT for Business Aims to equip students with a good working knowledge and essential skills in the core areas of information technology for shipping business. power. MS7202 Engineering Mathematics I Builds on the foundation laid in MS7102. Topics covered include linear programming. flow of control constructs. Topics include vectors. experience and confidence to explore other application software on their own. geometry. variability. Among the topics covered are complex numbers. correlation and regression. MS6506 Computer Programming Teaches students how to write structured programs in C. students will learn to use a popular electronic spreadsheet and a programming language to solve problems. graphical methods and plane and spherical trigonometry.

polar coordinates and parametric equations. differentiation. On completion of this module. infinite series and power series. integration and its geometrical applications. queries. determinants. complex numbers. improper integrals. and Aims to equip students with the essence of spreadsheet applications using MS Excel. Students will be taught the various constructs of the language such as data types. MS8303 Data Mining Provides students with the basic background in data mining. eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Topics in the module include mathematical induction. MS8106 Probability & Statistics Covers basic probability and statistical concepts and principles that lay the foundation for students to understand and learn the statistical procedures and methods in the subsequent module.NET framework. MS8110 Differential Equations Aims to equip polytechnic graduates with a basic knowledge of differential equations considered essential for studies in engineering courses at university level.NET. In data mining. functions of random variables. Topics include functions and their graphs. sequences. switchboard manager and SQL. some common discrete and continuous probability distributions. flow-control. partial derivatives and their geometric significance and applications. It also provides a brief introduction to Internet application development using ASP. and survival analysis. model building and data mining techniques such as clustering. MS8107 Calculus I Aims to provide polytechnic graduates with a sound foundation in Calculus essential for studies in engineering courses at university level. MS8507 Spreadsheet with Programming (with DLT) Aims to equip students with the essence . expressions. students will gain practical experience applying methods such as logistic regression. form design. control and loop structures. In statistics. point and interval estimation and hypothesis testing. multiple integrals. Topics include the following: data exploration and summary. inheritance. systems of linear equations. indeterminate forms. generalised linear models. It includes topics such as tables. MS8503 C# Programming Covers the fundamental aspects of computer programming using the C# programming language in the NET framework. functions arrays and string handling. mean and variance.SYNOPSES Topics covered include linear algebra. neural networks. correlation and multivariate statistical analysis. joint and marginal distributions. macro. operations on vectors. A practical introduction to the concept of encapsulation and data hiding using class are also included. Provides polytechnic graduates with an introduction to elementary probability theory and inferential statistics with applications in the engineering sciences at university level. The rudiments of object-oriented programming are also covered. linear ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients. MS8111 Calculus II Aims to provide polytechnic graduates with further knowledge in Calculus essential for studies in engineering courses at university level. decision trees. MS8306 Applied Data Mining & Analysis Covers applications of selected data mining methods and statistical analysis. linear regression. It introduces the various features of the software to support data analysis and statistical based applications. Topics include matrices. Topics include basic concepts of probability. students will have gained adequate knowledge to use the language for objectoriented program development. MS7950 C++ Programming MS8112 Linear Algebra & Vectors MS8502 Spreadsheet with Programming Covers the fundamental aspects of computer programming with the C++ language. The C# Programming language is used as a vehicle to demonstrate encapsulation. market basket analysis. analytic geometry. Provides polytechnic graduates with a basic knowledge in linear algebra essential for studies in engineering courses at university level. input/output. The topics included are the C++ primitive data types. build-in functions and user-defined functions. estimation and hypothesis testing. MS8305 Project Provides students with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in their course of study and apply them to solve “real world” problems in an industrybased project. Topics include the following: ANOVA. Topics include ordinary differential equations (1st order & 2nd order). limits and continuity of functions.NET Applications Prepares students to do client server development in the . vector calculus and Fourier series. discrete and continuous probability distributions. sampling and sampling distributions. Data preparation. decision trees and neural networks will be discussed and selected techniques will be applied to case studies using suitable data mining software. sampling distributions. Taylor and Maclaurin series. 314 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 MS8301 Statistical Methods I MS8302 Statistical Methods II Covers the statistical procedures and methods commonly used in analysis of information and data in industry. lines and planes in space and vector-valued functions. looping. Laplace transforms & its application in initial value problems. polymorphism and interfaces using the objectoriented paradigm MS8506 .NET. report generation. MS8504 Database Management Aims to equip students with the understanding of database concepts and the use of MS Access to develop database applications. elementary probability theory. MS8505 Object-Oriented Development Introduces the concepts of class design and equips students with fundamental object-oriented development skills. random variables. VBA will be used for Excel programming to provide graphical user interface for application development. Fourier series and its application to boundary value problems. students will work on real data-sets using methods such as association analysis. independence. It covers essential development details with regards to graphical user interface development and accessing database using ADO.

Integer Programming. and to apply them in solving real-world problems. layering system and digital rendering techniques. their strategies and understand their effects on design. With an emphasis on the Asian culture. SD104Z Computer-Aided Design & Presentation Develops understanding concepts of computer-aided 2. students also study concepts of branding and marketing. in response to a specific context e. A basic understanding of the building codes and standards and its applications to interior design will also be introduced. Topics covered in this module include Linear Programming. wall. the main programming language used in this course. including planning and scheduling. The study of natural materials as finishes will be the focus with considerations towards the designing of details. ceiling and fixtures) as well as furniture and furnishings. SD103Z Theory of Design I Introduces the principles of design. Students would articulate their various studies in seminars.NET framework. Modelling of various typical optimisation problems. model making and graphical presentation to communicate ideas. Students are required to study built and theoretical works of major architects and designers using case studies as part of their research for the design project. VBA will be used for Excel programming to provide graphical user interface for application development. Students will use these CADD skills for presentation and documentation of their design projects. It introduces the various features of the software to support data analysis and statistical based applications. line hierarchy. input/output. Students will be taught the various constructs of the language such as data types. MS8508 Database Management (with DLT) Aims to equip students with the understanding of database concepts and the use of MS Access to develop database applications. report generation. SD106Z Interior Technology II Focuses on processed/ synthetic materials as finishes for interior surfaces (floor. It provides the student with a fundamental understanding of art and design thought and their relevance for developing critical and generative design strategies. and an overview of the relevance of design language in interior design. MS8509 C# Programming (with DLT) Covers the fundamental aspects of computer programming using the C# programming language in the. for residential and consumer spaces. In addition. Heuristic algorithms. Inventory Management and Queuing Models. rendering. queries. as alternatives to exact algorithms. control and loop structures. C++. They are also taught the techniques of sketching.cultural and economic patterns. Students are required to understand the ‘Client’ brief and do a contextual mapping and analysis to understand the existing physical constraints (including the building structures and design) socio. switchboard manager and SQL.dimensional and 3dimensional drawings through constructing geometric shapes. MS8704 Optimisation Laboratory Provides students with sufficient laboratory time to practice the optimisation modelling and programming techniques they learned from the above modules on well-known benchmark problems and real-life problems related to their work experience. orthographic projections and digital models with understanding in drawing symbols and conventions. In conjunction with their design project. They are also exposed to a digital presentation software to develop skills in visual composition and design communication.SYNOPSES of spreadsheet applications using MS Excel. MS8702 C++ & Optimisation Modelling Equips students with techniques used in operations research. vehicle routing. They also learn construction and detailing techniques towards enhancing consumer experiences in residential and retail spaces. SD102Z Interior Technology I The fundamentals of frame structure and construction are introduced. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 315 . MS8703 Optimisation Application Development Provides students with fundamental skills needed to develop basic optimisation applications using sophisticated optimisation software packages: ILOG Solver. finishes and fixtures for living. students will explore and apply the craft of designing and detailing spatial elements. SD105Z Design Studio II Investigates the issues of spatial experiences and sequences. will be presented using ILOG Concert. macro. MS8705 Project (Industry Based) Provides students with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in their course of study. form design. On completion of this module. MS 8701 Introduction to Operations Research Introduces students to basic operations research concepts and principles that will be used for optimisation modelling in subsequent modules. It includes topics such as tables. writings and in the presentation of their design proposals. ILOG Scheduler. In order to develop sensitivities in creating experiential interior spaces students are taught to map and study social. The project topic could be predetermined by the lecturer or a real-world problem proposed by the students. Networks. Students explore and discover the effect of design poetics of materials in the conditioning of spaces. students would explore the rich tradition of the rituals of dwelling. Students will learn how to represent real-life optimisation problems as mathematical models and solve these problems using sophisticated modelling tools. will also be introduced for solving various real-life problems. cultural and poetical needs in the process of designing spaces for human habitation. interpretative techniques and critical thinking through a series of explorative primers.g. ILOG Dispatcher and ILOG Concert. will be taught at the beginning of the module so that students will be able to use it to develop models in ILOG. Real-world applications will be introduced to strengthen students’ understanding of various fields in operations research. inventory management. functions arrays and string handling. SD101Z Design Studio I Students are introduced to the culture of learning in design-studio environment and develop skills in visualization. students will have gained adequate knowledge to use the language for objectoriented program development. and factory planning.

as well as aesthetic concepts. • Typography will introduce the basic concepts and anatomy of good type. SD203Z Drawing Studio Provides students with the opportunity to work with a variety of drawing media such as charcoal. and the design process. design and philosophies. legibility and readability. critique and presentations. discussions. Students will learn the techniques for working with type fundamentals and to use type effectively as a basic element of graphic communication. Through the analysis of solutions to communications problems. slide shows. galleries etc. and identify how the principles of design influence each decision they make when creating a design. By the end of the module. this topic will guide students in exploring the many ways that colour communicates. • Digital Imaging aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of techniques and tools for illustration and image processing in graphic design. writings and in the presentation of their design project SD108Z Design Studio III Examines the issues and challenges of interior design within the context of civic and cultural environment such as work-spheres. and discusses the scope of design in our personal. SD109Z Interior Technology III This module further develops the knowledge and skills of using materials and detailing techniques in interior design to respond to the complexities of new architectural designs and technologies. Lessons include discussions. developing. colour perception. Projects allow students to explore issues of form and meaning. At the same time. the principles of typographic design and typesetting. exploring the designer response to human needs and issues of value. Beginning with a perceptual understanding of colour. systematic approach to concept development applied to graphic design. SD111Z Productivity & Quality Management in Interior Design Practice This module provides practice-oriented 316 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 interior design training that develops students with the relevant discipline. and analysing information in the task of design. The relevant building codes and standards are also introduced when students are applying their knowledge in their design project. imagery. oil pastel to develop line. physical objects. group activities. and identifies how the principles of design influence the creative processes involved in design decisions. SD110Z Theory of Design III Examines issues in modern and post-modern expressions in art. observing how thoroughly design has permeated our lives through images. . Abstraction. In addition. Major emphasis is placed on the language of the photographic medium and how it communicates graphic information. Pre. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills in their final-year designs from conceptualisation to documentation for construction. Students will study how light modulates our perception of volume and colour. students would have embarked on an integrated design project that fully incorporates and applies their knowledge gained in this module. They will learn to employ a variety of media to explore sensory and emotional. students will explore crucial design perspectives in the following topics: • Visual Design offers a basic disciplined. workshops. students will be trained on the use of image processing and illustration tools for graphic design. indoor and outdoor shooting. The advancement in lighting technology is studied and students learn their important effects on interior design. and visits to photography exhibitions. social. Students also study works of contemporary architects. architecture. layout. shape and tone to arrive at an integrated image. Introduces the function of various design elements. SD201Z Visual Design Studio • Introduction to Photography focuses on the use of Photography as a multi purpose design tool. Students are exposed to productivity concept and applications with emphasis on the operations and functions of interior design practice. This module will consider the central role of human cognition and creativity in the design process. students are also exposed to the importance of environment management and sustainability and they learn to refine their design and detailing skills. and environmental systems. structure and composition. This especially as a response to the demands of a highly global and technological world. and the thinking strategies required for achieving breakthrough designs. ink. skills and knowledge to apply into their projects. SD202Z Design Thinking 1 Aims to equip with a robust toolkit of creativity techniques and innovation-focused resources for their personal and professional lives. Students will learn the function of various design elements. They will explore the creative process of making images that can move ideas and information to the minds of an audience. and sequencing are studied through assignments and critiques.SYNOPSES SD107Z Theory of Design II Examines Western architectural intentions and the development of parallel critical thought from the early treatises right up to the 20th century. designers and thinkers. The module introduces the basic principles and methods for assembling. Students are required to study built and theoretical works of major architects and designers using case studies as part of their research for the design project. Students will learn the techniques in image processing for graphic design. space relationships. colour models and colour design considerations. case studies. This topic will cover the techniques of computer based illustration. Students would articulate their various studies in seminars. restaurants. who have contributed to the critique of design theories and practice. Students are also introduced to philosophical ideas related to the relevance of ethical and poetic making of design. Through drawing exercises that cover areas like texture and volume. • Colour and Communication introduces crucial topics like colour theory. colour matching. Techniques of creative ideation and innovation are discussed and practised through the use of visual materials. The basic technical skills cover the operation of the camera. They are required to reflect their studies and express their thought in writings and design of their project. hierarchy. library. and what implications this has on the design process.and post-contract administration procedures are also introduced to students for the understanding of the quality management expected in an interior design office. services. and cultural environment.

It emphasises the strategy. SD206Z Design Thinking 2 Building upon the foundations of Design Thinking 1. forms. etc in order for them to undermine what they already know. and exhibit clear thinking that supports a strong intellectual foundation. institutions. In this topic. cultural and physical human factors in design. They will explore promotion decisions. and to test their creative skills in content design with skill development and application in areas of sketching and drawing. Packages are analysed and positioned from a marketing point of view. They will explore through various case studies the essential skills required to design logos. Students will examine and critique key milestones. pharmaceutical. As applied projects for external clients are encouraged. Students will be introduced to concepts such as product. or other organisations. style. books. and mass production. model-making. Subject clusters focus on diverse but important areas as the following: • Marketing and Branding Essentials provides students with the basic knowledge of marketing and branding in order to fully appreciate the role of design in an integrated marketing communications environment. and presentation techniques. Concepts covered include marketing principles. This topic introduces the fundamentals of dimensional construction while integrating design disciplines and principles. • Packaging Design is an extremely viable field that combines marketing. students will learn both analytical and inventive components of the drawing process. including personal selling and publicity. function. • Visual Identity is the use of design to project a memorable graphic image of corporations. explore notions of space and form. visual studies and digital communication. and their dynamic interactions on group and user behaviour shaped by prevailing cultural values. and brand strategies in the marketing context. cultural values and economics. At the end of the module. • Advertising & Publication Design focuses on the design of advertising and publication with in-depth study of layout. social. and create a showcase portfolio of assignments culminating in a final group design project. SD205Z Branding Design Studio Provides students with an overview of applied design within real world commercial contexts. brochures. focusing on branding and marketing essentials that empower existing products and services. as they are understood and used by designers.SYNOPSES perspective drawing. SD301Z Games Design & Development Studio 1 Students are introduced to the basic skills and vocabulary of the design process . extend their consciousness into the imaginary landscape and construct abstractions in conceptual and material manifestations. free associate relationships. form. leading to a critical understanding of the importance of human factors in design endeavours. Studio problems will challenge their existing preconceptions on games – their designs. text. problem-solving and nonverbal communication will be introduced in illustration classes combining drawing practice and critiques. students will be able to test their skills and understanding of client-designer interaction in realistic settings. gameplay. while learning to apply cognitive. SD204Z Human Centred Design Explores the evolution of design and its historical impact on social patterns. segmentation. but to discover. structures. Students will develop skills in any medium or style they choose. human figure drawing and composition. products and environments will help students understand key issues on the use and reception of design. Students work closely with tutors to come up with the design brief for a project idea that is experimental or explorative in nature while at the same time generating value. concept formation and design direction. personalities and works in the field. and web sites Throughout this module students engage in case studies and practical design assignments as appropriate to the subject matter. a final portfolio review will be conducted by professionals in the design field to assess students’ work. or transform ideas that challenge design boundaries. and three-dimensional design. Emphasis is on the application of graphic design elements to various types of products. Formats include magazines. targeting and positioning. Concepts and techniques of visual thinking. The independent design project will serve not only as an avenue to exhibit their visual communications skills learned through earlier modules. material. SD2303 Portfolio Design & Presentation Provides students with the opportunity to conduct an intensive investigation of the design of a completed portfolio designed to best present their work in a highly professional and visually interesting manner. mass media and direct response advertising. food. marketing materials and advertising programmes to establish and promote a corporate identity effectively. relationships and narrative. Students will create advertisements and page layout with visual and text component. newspapers. client. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 317 . and mass marketed products. this module aims to equip students with the necessary mind-skills to make the transition from a personal-based design orientation to that of a collaborative and professionally oriented activity situated within the larger socio-economic context of a market-driven information economy. imagery and techniques that relate to the design of print. expectations. graphics. craft. Typical assignments include fashion. Topics on ergonomic and cognitive efficiency in the design of information. amplify. students will learn how to design or redesign corporate identities for both existing companies and newly established businesses. Students will learn how to analyse target markets and conduct market research. SD2302 Integrated Design Studio Requires students to integrate the skills and knowledge gained throughout the entire design program. content. SD2301 Experimental Design Studio Presents the students with an opportunity to discover and express their personal design vision through an independent project that is unconstrained by the requirements of a traditional design project. including computer illustrations. based on consultation with and approval by tutor and advisors. structure. They are given the opportunity to develop narratives. space. tectonics. and will finish the class with a comprehensive portfolio of drawings and illustrations.imagination. community of use. possessing a clear message. and be given practical strategies of successfully pitching and marketing their works to potential clients through interviews or through the Internet.

Lectures and seminars also cover issues dealing with research. implement and evaluate the human computer interface aspect of interactive systems.play. In the second semester. Students will hone their design thought process and internalise a culture of critical thinking and incessant query in their design process that is based on empirical research. developing their critical skills in the process in game analysis and evaluation and are introduced to the basic structures and rules of how games are organised. The FYP module will still be the primary point of testing for the hypothesis. designed. This module is structured to offer students critical strategies in conceiving and articulating design ideas complementing their various design studio projects. materials. animation. Students are also introduced to game economics and to the larger industry that affect the game designer and developer’s professions. accumulate the relevant research. vocabulary. cosmologies. Topics on ergonomic and cognitive efficiency in the design of information. necessary fictions and intuitive postulations. objects. and design goals related to electronic games. consumer behaviour and psychology. benefits and ills. and services. • Basic Computer-Aided visualisation and presentation skills in a variety of multimedia mediums and formats (e. They will learn the principles that define or drive the orchestration of the organisations products. audience and age maturity. essay writing techniques and referencing methodologies. demographics. the arts and philosophies.SYNOPSES SD302Z Games Design Principles Games History. strive for a holistic integration of all the students’ skills and understanding. develop the game. The first year studio projects will be at an introductory level. SD305Z Games Production Games Production. video & audio). behaviours. genre. addictions. Students will learn player interface design conventions and the effects of platform. drawing from existing game environments as well as sources studied in History and Theory of Ideas 1 and assembles these ideas in the form of stories. Students learn the different categories of games and platforms available. with special emphasis on digital games and entertainment. communications. design the characters and environments. and technique that can enable multiple disciplines to work together in a unified manner. Principles. typology and principles of games and its structures. The students will be trained in the following: • Freehand drawing and sketching methods. and technology. cultures. and history and theory of ideas. products and environments will help students understand key issues on the use and reception of design. and to develop sensitivity to its relationship with people. The projects will progressively apply the skills and knowledge acquired through modules on visualisation & communication. developed and tested. Business and Society This module describes some of the relationships involved in game development 318 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 and production from team make- up. scheduling within the various phases of game development. formal and spatial skills developed in Year 1 and applying that to the development of 3-dimensional game projects. myths. socio-cultural factors. and will allow students to be conversant with designing on a range of scales for the human body. Basics such as marketing and sales. and their dynamic interactions on group and user behaviour shaped by prevailing cultural values. This modules aims to introduce experience design is a meta-concept or philosophy that provides direction. SD402Z Visualisation & Communication 1 The ability to visualise information/ products/services and the interaction/ experience that consumers have with them. students will develop a study of a concept based on a hypothesis and develop a theoretical game design around it. Students will develop their understanding in game narratives and storytelling. and represent them for the purpose of communication. The module also seeks to develop in students an awareness of modern and post modern issues in philosophies and design. SD3101 Human-Computer Interaction This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to design. test it and finally document the entire process. spatial environments. review different games across time and cultures. and the relationships between members of the game industry are discussed. mechanical and spatial design applications. structure the narrative and game . is an essential skill any experience designer should possess. using the intellectual tools and practical skills accumulated and developed from all the other modules up to this point in time. interactivity. and environments across multiple tasks/ activities contexts. Students will explore everything from the history of game interface design and basic design theories to practical strategies for creating a winning interactive interface. Students will begin by learning to differentiate between designing objects and designing experiences. Emphasis will be given to social games and their effects. image. • 2-dimensional technical drawing for product.g. SD303Z History & Theory of Ideas 1 The History and Theory of Ideas I module seeks to inform students of understanding potential strategies for design from premodern history. group dynamics &  responsibilities. . how they are conceptualised. Students will be introduced to the role of media. starting with the history. basic materials & production methods. SD304Z Games Design & Development Studio 2 Students will continue the task of formulating game design strategies and content of greater complexity and sophistication within a given conceptual framework. Focus will also be on developing their range of tectonic. business. SD307Z Games Design & Development Studio 3 Students engage a Final Year Project (FYP) that requires them to formulate a design proposal in the form of a hypothesis. • Basic Computer-Aided Design & Drawing skills in both 2-dimensional and 3- dimensional forms and representation. Students articulate their design ideas and how it may have relevance to the issues covered in one or a selected few topics in the lectures / seminars in a form of essay in the second semester. management. Narrative and Storytelling Introduces students to the field of game design and development. SD401Z Experience Design Studio 1 SD306Z History & Theory of Ideas 2 The Design Studio 1 aims to develop an understanding of the design process. society and culture in the design and development of games.

and ICT components. cognitive psychology and computer science. objects and time. The studio projects will explore and engage with areas of design within the contexts of living and working environments. build a wide repertoire of experience design methods which will be a core competency for DXDIP students. The application/ practice of methods will be tied to the Experience Design Studio projects. design literacy. and finishing of organic and natural materials such as wood. and products that enrich user experience. The second year design studio will begin to focus on product & interaction design with the aim to enable students to create compelling and meaningful integrated interaction systems based on products. and the literacy and skills in basic design creativity through an understanding of the design process for students from all disciplines. information architecture. Focus will be on comparison of different tools for different contexts so that students become adept at applying the appropriate tool(s) for their design needs. analysing and defining experience design problems. Care and Concern. Design & Enterprise in Action (IDEA) The main objective of this module is to develop in our students an attitude for basic creativity. students will learn and practice advanced visualisation techniques and sophisticated communication methods to communication their designed experiences. research surveys. devices used in public places. culture. It also aims to impart the SP CORE values. They will also participate in community service projects through a process of planning. Design & Enterprise in Action). ceramics. wireless. modelling and detailing CAD-CAID software packages such as Rhino. SD409Z Experience Design Studio 3 The third year design studio will equip students with design methodologies for complex products. advanced materials & production methods. SD407Z Materials & Processes 2 The advanced materials and production methods module will build upon the first year basic materials and production methods module. Prototyping techniques will include rapid prototyping. innovation & enterprise. analyse and understand the consumers as social being interacting with spaces. Openness. Autocad Studio Tools or Alias. They will learn and apply a methodology and process of designing interactive products. products to be used in groups. physical. They will be introduced to a array of other user research techniques such as gathering user data through contextual inquiry. and history and theory of ideas. applications and technology. SD404Z Experience Design Methods 1 This module incorporates and expands upon the institution-wide IDEA (Innovation.). The projects will be at an intermediate level. Personal Integrity. processing methods. services and experiences in the design studio projects. its background. 30-hour long. natural rubbers. services and experiences. understand. SPXX01 Character Development This 30-hour institutional module aims to instil in our students attitudes important for their development as active citizens with a strong sense of responsibility towards the community and nation. and Excellence. artefact etc. Responsibility. The Visualisation & Communication 2 module will build upon the first year V&C module to introduce product design specific visualisation. prototyping etc. interviews. Students will be introduced to a range of advanced design techniques such as scenario building. processing methods. implementation and reflection. visual communication. paper. using data in the design process etc. products for future use. Students will be trained to have a more focussed and specialised understanding of materials and manufacturing processes so as to be able to apply such knowledge in the design of products and environments.  and finishing of synthetic materials such as plastics. building affinity diagrams. and will allow for a greater integration of components of interaction systems. After having constructed the appropriate prototype in the Design Studio. focus groups.SYNOPSES SD403Z Materials & Processes 1 Students will be trained to have a broad understanding of materials and manufacturing processes and so as to be able to apply such knowledge in the design of products and environments. students will learn to stage the experiences by orchestrating consumer behaviours on/with them to understand or demonstrate how they work. personas. Students will be taught to identify and analyse properties. Students will gain knowledge of how people perceive. design of multi-modal interfaces. services and events such as design of integrated systems. video prototyping. This experiential projectbased learning module will enable students Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 319 . synthetic rubbers. SD405Z Experience Design Studio 2 This module will introduce the concept of interaction design. storyboarding. XDM1 will enable students will learn how to observe. The students will be introduced to ethnography as a major tool for understanding. SD410Z Visualisation & Communication 3 In the Visualisation & Communication 3 module. constructing models and 2D/3D mock-ups. Students will learn and practice a full suit of user research and experience design methods in this year-long module. Students will be taught to identify and analyse properties. first year IDEA module aims to develop an attitude for. SD408Z Experience Design Methods 2 This module builds and expands upon the foundations of the first year methods module. glass. It will develop an understanding of design in an increasingly complex and technologically mediated consumer landscape. elastomers. creating work models (flow. use and experience interactive objects. SPXX02 Innovation. Students will be given the opportunity to propose and evaluate possible responses to situations through in-depth discussion of cases depicting real or realistic characters in moral dilemmas. SD406Z Visualisation & Communication 2 The final year studio projects will strive for holistic integration of components of interaction system and design that result in total experiences. expressive interfaces. consolidating data across users. and composites. sequence. sensor. The projects will progressively apply the skills and knowledge acquired through modules on interactive design technologies. Students will be introduced to a repertoire of design principles and strategies will be drawn from multi--disciplines such as product design. theatre. electrical/ mechanical devices integrated with power. through an understanding of the design process. the XDM (Experience Design Methods) modules over two years aims to gradually and in depth. and metals. Solidworks. task analysis. While the one-semester. which are: Self-discipline. interpreting interviews. body storming.

No pre-requisite is assumed but you must own a guitar and develop a practice regime to benefit from the programme. Engineering the Customer Experience. Pertinent issues in the Copyright Law. and discover music of all kinds. and composers from the fine arts musical traditions. ST012B Online Entrepreneurship Aims to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of selling on the web. Handling Uncomfortable Situations. similar to industrial settings. Like many meaningful endeavours. Learning why you act the way you do will: 1. web site usability concepts. Wireless application protocol (WAP). ST008S Psychology & Counselling Aims to provide a basic understanding of psychology and counselling. and future trends related to accessing the internet on mobile phones and handhelds. privacy. ST004B Basic Principles of IT Law Covers issues like copyright and plagiarism. sanguine. Computer Misuse Act and Electronic Transactions Act in Singapore will be discussed to raise students’ awareness of the ethics and legal environment affecting IT professionals. Why do some people tend to focus on obstacles? Why are some people timid? There are four basic personal traits which cause one to react or behave accordingly. Listening to Customers. ST005A Discovering Music Aims to introduce students to (a) the terms. uncover the basic root cause/ beliefs. generate new ideas. These are ‘choleric. ST018A How to Play the Classical Guitar In this module. Advance you in your job and career 2. Students will learn the principles of 2-D sprite animation and will be given an opportunity to load these animations in preprepared games as to test and optimize them. this module aims to cultivate in students the enthusiasm to listen. Students will learn the Development processes. Topics to be included are ‘how to get connected to the mobile internet’. ST003S Principles of Web Design Provides an introduction to effective Web pages development. Students will be challenged to identify business opportunities that can be exploited using the web technology. electronic payment and security issues pertaining to online business. software ownership and intellectual property misuse of computers etc. Customer service is a relative small area in a business organization. They will also have the chance to take on industry projects which will provide them the added exposure of working on real-world projects.g. instruments. and be provided with the opportunity to get hands-on experience on different aspects of game design using a game engine. 2G. you will learn to play the guitar in the classical style. Students will be introduced to the web technology. enjoy. The module shows them. identify non-resilient thoughts and analyse their impact on our behaviour. It is relatively easy to complete on product and price but the most difficult thing is to complete on service. building a theme.1G. and develop visual and verbal presentation to sell their ideas and projects. learning to play a musical instrument is a life-long skill. ST015S Creative Game Design Aims to foster awareness and appreciation for the innovation processes behind successful game design. from sitting posture. Students will learn how to draft cartoons as well as how to use various software tools to re-produce these cartoons in digital form. Students will be assessed through critiques sessions on their ability to design. detect our thinking errors. ST011S Mobile Internet Introduces students to the issues. They will also learn basic design principles that distinguish successful sites from those unsuccessful ones. Students work on their projects in a “modular design office” over the whole term to bring their projects from initial concepts to eventual products. melancholic and phlegmatic’. through a handson approach. ST014S Creating Your Own Mobile Applications for Handphone/PDA Aims to familiarise students with the mobile computing world. completing production. and (c) a basic understanding of the cultural and historical background of the selected styles of music. develop visual and verbal presentation to sell their new ideas to others to create new uses and lifestyles. The module starts with analysing the successful usage of cartoons and animations to produce engaging games over the last decade. It introduces concepts and features of mobile devices and in-trend programming techniques used to build applications running on mobile devices. 320 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ST006S Designing Cartoons & Animation for Games Aims to introduce students to the design principles of cartoons and animations for 2-D games. (b) basic vocabulary that can be used to describe music of all kinds. Above all. ST010B Customer Service – The Competitive Advantage Aims to provide students the skills required to provide excellent customer service. see things from multiple perspectives. how to create their first mobile application using programming tools for mobile devices as well as simple animated GIFs / expressions for their mobile devices. They will work in teams to come up with an original game concept. make. technology. future trends of the mobile internet. forms. which include identifying the goal and objectives. . How customer focus organizations differentiate itself from their competitors? Students will be introduced to topics such as Service Attitude. ST013A Know Your Temperament Blends Aims to provide students with an understanding of temperament blends and tells how you can improve yourself by identifying your strengths and weaknesses. web architecture. Enable you to deal with depression and anger 3. etc. Students will learn the complete game design cycle from conceptualization to game prototyping and playtesting. designing the interface. internetenabled mobile devices. Measuring Customer Satisfaction.SYNOPSES to question their preconceptions. Understanding people’s personality goes a long way to why they behave in certain ways. testing and scheduling maintenance. These will be achieved largely through the process of critical listening and commentary. and 3G networks. The module will also attempt to show you how to be resilient by utilising certain skills: e. You will begin with the fundamentals. to design and develop their final year projects. SP9051 Project (Industry based) Gives students the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams. and make these new ideas work. Improve your relationship with people around you. different revenue models.

recovery. project scheduling. You will also learn to read music scores and identify chords pattern. Covers key topics including project planning. object link embedding. Students will be taught the skills required to design. data security. Students will be able to use the IDE to create dynamic web applications with advanced web elements. analysis and design using the object-oriented and structured approach. protocols. harmonics. file handling. ST0220 Multi-Tier Distributed Applications Development Provides practical introduction to multitier distributed architecture. ST0109 Technical & Business Communication Equips students with oral and written communication skills required by an Information Technology professional. normalisation. multimedia controls. Students will learn how to use a 3D graphics API to perform geometric transformations. multiple windows handling. service process design. disclosure of confidential information. data integrity. responsibility and accountability. Equips students to be competent in developing comprehensive Java applets and Java applications through intensive practical exercises. popularity and capabilities of Visual Basic in creating programs with powerful interactive graphical user interfaces. ST0211 Business Operations Management Equips students with business operations knowledge so that they are employmentready upon graduation. and higher positions playing. Active Server Pages and data bound web forms on the Internet. ST0110 Visual Basic Programming Aims to teach students to write eventdriven and object-oriented code in Visual Basic. slurs.NET Framework and database server. Key topics include technical report writing. ST0207 Ethics & Law of IT Covers issues like copyright and plagiarism. and the need to uphold the image of the IT profession. Part of this module will be dedicated to migrate students from Java to C++. functions and goals of operating systems. ST0222 Interactive Computer Graphics Introduces the fundamentals of interactive computer graphics. ST0218 Data Structures & Algorithms Provides a practical approach to the development of commonly used data structures and algorithms. Students will be able to evaluate and select the appropriate tools to manage the network with emphasis on server management and administration. interviewing techniques. Covers topics in core operations functions including new product design. Provides knowledge in Visual Basic up to the intermediate level. and the various sorting algorithms. backup and database concurrency. queues. ST0116 Computers & Operating Systems Aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of hardware components found in today’s computers. Covers basic concepts. ST0215 Network Management & Administration Introduces students to the principles. Covers topics including stacks. how to monitor the server and network performance and how to troubleshoot the server and network problems. VBScripts. and inventory management. misuse of computers. ST0114 Database Management Systems Introduces the fundamentals of the relational database model. Covers topics in information modelling. tremolo. Introduces the usefulness. Provides hands-on experience with SQL. types of strokes. software ownership and intellectual property. privacy. Students will be taught how to manage users over a network. telecommunications and networking. supply chain management. Computer Misuse Act (Singapore) & Electronic Transactions Act (Singapore) will be discussed to raise students’ awareness of the ethics and legal environment affecting IT professionals. code and implement multitier applications using the . abstract data types. ST0210 Systems Development Techniques Introduces the phases. tuning. ActiveX controls. database implementation. oral presentations and nonverbal skills. and components used in today’s networks. ST0217 Web Applications Development Equips students with the knowledge of an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports web applications development. Pertinent issues in the Copyright Law (Singapore). Case studies of various companies will also be used extensively to stimulate discussion on operations management issues. graphics and animations. ST0113 Object-Oriented Programming Teaches students object-oriented programming and problem-solving using the Java Programming Language. error handling. Covers topics from design to implementation of multi-tier distributed applications using XML webservices and server components via mobile web devices. freedom of speech and objectionable materials. database design. memo writing.SYNOPSES fingerings. glissando. to the various techniques like barre. Microsoft Windows and UNIX/LINUX. in a system development life cycle. The intensive practical sessions focus on the creation and manipulation of various types of data structures using the Java programming language. model 3D objects and to create interactive computer graphics applications. exploiting technology. concepts and techniques in managing networks and servers. security policies and rights of administrators. Case studies will be used to help students reflect upon the multi-faceted ethical & legal dilemma that are emerging in the information age. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 321 . requirements gathering. Introduces students to the concept of objects in Java programs. hypermedia and distributed databases. and the techniques used in each phase. Provides a conceptual view of networking and brings together the acronyms. covering topics on VB controls. Software testing and rapid application development techniques will also be introduced. Students will analyse operations problems in business organisations and formulate IT solutions to solve these problems. Provides students with hands-on usage experience of two popular operating systems. ST0104 Networking Fundamentals Introduces students to the underlying concepts of data communications. as well as the UML methodology for object-oriented approach. and introduces the idea of object databases. letter writing.

Students will be trained in principles of high-speed 3D game graphics. ST0228 Artificial Intelligence for Games Provides an up to date overview of artificial intelligence as it is commonly applied in game design. regular expression.SYNOPSES ST0223 3D Modeling & Animation for Games Aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of modelling and animating 3D content for games. ST0238 Level Design for Games This module teaches students how to create 3D game spaces end environments utilising a game engine or level editor. ST0234 Applied Statistics in Bioinformatics Provides students with the general background in statistics required to address problems in bioinformatics. Students will learn the production cycle of designing and implementing 2D games. Students will learn how to apply laws of physics to moving objects in the game. ST0240 Advanced Internet Technologies Covers commonly used Internet technologies with a view to understanding how they work. and story boarding to game prototyping. ST0239 Mobile Game Development Introduces the complete cycle of building games for mobile phones and other handheld devices. ranging from conceptualisation. concurrency control. web site architecture. ST0236 Java Server Programming Aims to teach students the basic features of server side programming (servlets and JSP) and its application to the Internet. Students are expected to work in teams to come up with an original and creative game concept. implementing network services and clients. 3D sound and audio as well as multi player functionality. Domain Name Servers. real-time 3D visualization and other emerging forms of digital new media. scalars. drawing game environments and characters. and be trained in the principles of game graphics. a historical overview of past and current successful game genres will be provided. Covers topics including data storage. etc. Equip students. ST0229 Simulation & Physics Aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to enrich game content with physics based realism. Integration of Servlets and JSP. Specialised techniques will be introduced.NET framework. ST0242 Infocomm Security This module provides an understanding of infocomm security concepts and issues. ST0235 Smart Applications Provide students with the knowledge of smart applications and components that are adaptive in various platforms such as desktop. transaction management. ST0241 Advanced DBMS Provide students with an understanding of the issues involved in the design of database management systems. through intensive practical exercises. but all examples will be drawn from the field of bioinformatics. security and recovery.) as well as some advanced topics like object-oriented Perl. socket programming. using CGI and DBI modules and resources developed by the Bioperl Project. query processing. PDA and mobile devices. The module will cover basic 322 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 concepts such as kinematics. ST0237 Introduction to 2D Game Development This module provides students with the fundamental knowledge of drawing for games. Students will learn how to model and arrange architectural elements. import 3D objects and apply texture and lighting to create compelling game experiences. network and electronic transactions. ST0224 3D Game Development Aims to teach students the complete production cycle of building a 3D action game. Students will learn to develop a mini Java client/server project over the Web. distributed database systems and an examination of new database technologies. Also this module will discuss potential future trends and directions within game design. lists. scale and availability. in particular: internetworking. as well as the process of creating and applying optimized textures onto 3D models. hashes. implement. This game concept may be either presented in the form of a design report or even better a complete game prototype. Cookie and Session Objects.g. and security concepts like firewalls. code. Students will learn to create and animate optimized low polygon 3D models for usage in games. optimised interaction with input devices. algorithms used in biocomputing. indexing. selected for their practical importance in biological applications. drafting. sound and audio for mobile phones as well as the multi player functionality in this platform. user input. Teaches students how to create a rich user experience for both connected and disconnected data sources. Case studies will illustrate how these concepts can be applied on typical game objects. Students will learn how to develop compelling mobile games using API’s or game engine. manage and deploy smart applications that uses advanced technologies and server components using the Microsoft. To unlock a mindset that can look beyond the obvious. Covers topics including Database Access. web based database applications. to design. Student will learn more about the complete game design cycle. ST0232 Perl for Bioinformatics Introduces students to modern concepts of software construction. Students will be able to identify . The course will follow the same organizational as a general course of statistics. and elementary principles of software design through the use of the Perl programming language. JavaServer Pages. Students will be trained to develop compelling 2D games utilising a 2D game engine. It focuses on security controls to secure computer systems. protocols. The module also provides students with the basic knowledge of tools and techniques to reproduce their drawings in 2D digital form. Students will learn the basic techniques of storyboarding. Introduction to Servlets and JavaServer Pages. kinetics and collisions. force. Students will learn the fundamentals of Perl (e. network applications. starting with how to develop compelling 3D games utilising either game API’s or a game engine. Students will learn how to develop autonomous and intelligent acting game objects as opposed to user controlled game objects. Servlet Technology. ST0227 Principles of Creative Game Design Aims to foster an awareness and appreciation for all those innovative and creative processes that lay behind successful game design.

travel. and can be implemented using any software and hardware platform available in the School. B2B and new business models associated with m-commerce will be discussed ST0265 Mobile Communications Technology Introduces the operational concepts of mobile communications systems. ST0307 Internship Students are attached to selected organizations to participate in Information Technology (IT) applications development. fixed broadband wireless transmission and satellite systems. transforming. It also covers the lifecycle of managing a customer. and conceptualise the commerce framework for anytime. Wireless LAN security. revenue model: sharing or walled garden). ST0266 Wireless LAN Introduces students to a broad range of skills and knowledge for administering wireless LANs. Students will learn the various terminologies and practices in the industries. mobile electronic billing / payment in a client-server context.SYNOPSES different infocomm security risks. ST0309 Wireless Programming Teaches students the techniques in creating applications for Java-enabled wireless devices with the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) standard. anywhere B2B and B2C. by using APIs and mobile class libraries found in the Mobile Device Toolkit and Software Development Kit (SDK) in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). pricing: transactionbase or time-based. Wireless LAN infrastructure devices. ST0268 Mobile Commerce Introduces students to the value chain and building blocks of mobile commerce applications. The project can be based on any IT application area. Study the tools used to navigate and access information on the Internet. ST0301 IS Development Project Students develop a small-scale information system incorporating the different stages of system development from analysis through implementation. From the business perspective. statistical analysis and query tools will be introduced. ST0267 Mobile Internet Programming Teach students how to develop mobile applications that can be readily deployed to mobile devices like mobile handset and PDA. subject to the approval of the School. IEEE 802.g.11 Network Architecture. This includes: Wireless LAN Organisations and Standards. The different types of data exploration tools such as OLAP. RF fundamentals. Students contribute to the organisations by applying what they have learnt. ST0289 Internet Technologies Familiarise students with the functions and operations of the Internet. Illustrate concepts through the use of Internet tools. configuration and management of WLAN using suitable hardware & software such as the 3Com Airconnect or/and Cisco Aironet. ST0250 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Provides an overview of the hospitality and tourism industries which include lodging. MICE. wireless LANs. Students will be taught how to apply the data mining techniques to discover hidden data and unexpected patterns and rules in large databases. digital cellular telephony. to customer retention and development. wireless transmission concepts. ST0252 Customer Relationship Management Aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of concepts in managing customer relationships and how IT can be used to enhance and manage such relationships. challenges and trends in these sectors will be discussed. technologies such as e-payments and securities will be discussed. threats and vulnerabilities and learn how to defend against security breaches by identifying effective countermeasures to be taken against identified vulnerabilities. configure and maintain wireless LANs. radio system components. The issues. technologies and processes relating to mobile commerce. and the travel industry will be covered. market orientation: mass market or corporate market. ST0253 Electronic Commerce Covers the e-business concepts and strategies from the business and technology perspectives. RF site survey fundamentals and 802. ST0311 Data Mining & Data Warehousing Introduces students to designing and building an enterprise-wide data warehouse. From the technology perspective. Familiarises students with the CLDC (Connected Limited Device Configuration) and MIDP (Mobile Information Device Profile) API in programming the wireless devices. This module provides the information students need to successfully install. the strategies for ebusiness and the various e-business models such as B2C. It includes the process of extracting. Students will learn to quickly develop different levels of user interface components that run on resource-limited mobile devices. Students will learn to develop both text and graphical applications for typical wireless devices such as cellular phones and PDAs. ST0251 Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management Covers the operational aspects of the hospitality and tourism industries. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 323 . Bioinformatics and Multimedia. Students will learn to identify business models (e. resort. cleansing and loading data into a data warehouse. F&B. Students will also learn to use different mobile handset and PDA emulators to test their applications during the development process before deploying their completed mobile applications to real mobile devices. The IT systems and business processes associated with a hotel. further developing their functional and technical skills and knowledge through working on real-life IT projects in areas such as Information Systems. applying their previously acquired knowledge on systems development and programming. Includes an overview of mobile and wireless applications. Networking. Bluetooth. Introduces the underlying components and protocols that make up the Internet as well as the services provided by the Internet. Provide students with concepts necessary for establishing and maintaining Internet connectivity. Hospitality and Tourism. Electronic Commerce. while also learning and gaining experience from a reallife IT working environment. Mobile Applications. Students will be involved in the installation. retail and the integrated resorts. Students will learn the importance of managing relationships to enhance customer loyalty and satisfaction. The technologies available to provide and enhance the services in tourism and hospitality will also be discussed. gaming.11 standards. infrared systems. from customer acquisition.

web and mobile applications using object-oriented analysis techniques. Students will be taught why games can teach and how games can teach. The most relevant industrial applications from large-sale genomics research will be reviewed. Students will also learn about the design and implementation issues associated with a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) application. and providing basic network services (such as printing and web access). m-commerce). error handling. latest developments in IT. Through this module. Students will appreciate the usefulness. ST0322 Multi-Player Online Games Aims to introduce the essential elements of multiplayer game design and basic network programming techniques. Examples of mobile and wireless projects are Messaging (VideoMail. Suitable projects would be identified so that both IT and biotechnology could converge in one process. PC action games and online multi player games. providing basic system security. ST2101 Visual Basic Programming Enables students to write event-driven and object oriented code in Visual Basic. and services). monitoring and updating an SLES 9 server. locate and consume Web Services. instance and encapsulation. GPS). Students will learn functional genomics approaches such as advanced genetic mapping of complex traits. managing network configuration. Students will identify a topic which could involve the use of IT in a specific industry. ST2103 IT & Office Software Provides an introduction to information technology and the use of business office . 324 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ST0321 Games Development for Education & Training Explores the concept of games based learning which advocates that learning can be made more effective through the process of gameplay. roles. ST0363 Web Services Development Teach students how to build. multimedia controls. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of the different layers in object-oriented design to the actual development and consumption of these components. Personalisation. ST2102 Java Programming Teaches students programming fundamentals using JAVA as the programming language. ST0352 Independent Study This module provides opportunities for students to pursue independent research in a specific field of study. object link embedding. documented and consumed in applications. prototypes. skills and competencies in the chosen field of study through various means such as case study reports. ST0351 Hospitality & Tourism Systems Development Project Provides the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge on systems development. Locationbased services (nearest ATM. graphics and animations. methods and properties of Web Services. presentations or national level competitions. Projects may be chosen from a spectrum of game types ranging from Internet games. technologies. McDonald. or the use of IT to solve a specific problem. managing system initialization (processes.NET Framework. ST0320 Game Development Portfolio Provides opportunities for students to work in teams on game projects of reasonable size and to build up their portfolio as well. popularity and power of Visual Basic in creating programs with powerful interactive graphical user interfaces. managing users and groups. Covers using the Linux desktop and the Yast management utility. and mobile business applications (banking. Mobile eMail). ST0360 Mobile Computing Project Students develop small-scale mobile computing and wireless related application systems while experiencing problem solving and communication working in small teams of about four persons. deploy. Pulltype services (maps. analyse and interpret the biological data and information stored in the gene and protein databanks. ST0330 Bioinformatics Development Project Aims to apply the students’ computing skills into the development of biological research to retrieve. It covers topics on VB controls. they will learn the psychological factors and fundamental design principles of creating effective and engaging games. programming as well as domain knowledge to develop a small scale application targeted at the Hospitality and Tourism industries. Students will learn to design reusable components through the encapsulation of business logic for windows. Students will learn to access the Symbian OS API using C++ and the Symbian OS SDK. remotely accessing an SLES 9 server. multiple Windows handling. including how web services are published. viewing and understanding processes in the Linux system. ST0315 Console Game Development Introduces the complete production cycle of building a Console Game. Covers the architecture. and create Symbian OS based applications using the Symbian OS toolchain. It also introduces essential objectorientation concepts including class. protocols. file handling. Emphasis is given to both the technological advances in genome research and the novel insights derived from large-scale genomic sequencing projects.SYNOPSES ST0312 Building Reusable Components Equips students with the skills for building component-based applications using Microsoft’s . ST0314 Symbian Mobile Applications Development Focuses on advanced APIs available for use in mobile devices based on the Symbian Operating System (OS). which along with the skills learnt in the advanced SUSE Linux administration module. ST0313 Essential Linux System Administration Teaches Linux administration essentials. This module provides knowledge in Visual Basic up to an intermediate level. Students will demonstrate their knowledge. ST0332 Genomics & Proteomics Analysis Trains students in the thought process and techniques involved in genomics and postgenomics. Students will learn how to develop compelling Console games utilising either game API’s or a game engine. mobile games. prepares students for the Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCLP) certification Practicum Exam. Students will learn how to use network sockets. The students will be exposed to case studies of game-based learning and the different areas where gamesbased learning can be applied. Windows and game APIs to develop interactive online multiplayer game applications based on a client-server architecture. transcript profiling and proteomics. financial information).

mobile billing and payment options. communication and working as a team to develop e-business applications. The module also covers topics on planning and design methodology of Web pages. intermediate authoring techniques and multimedia design skills. ST2214 Visual Design for the Web 2 ST2309 Security Management Practices Teaches the process of design in an interactive multimedia format incorporating text.g. ST2308 E-Services Planning Provides students with the knowledge. In particular. control flow. students will be introduced to the basic principles of identification. object properties. In the project. risk management. ST2204 Multimedia Web Design Provides students with the knowledge and skills in developing effective web pages with multimedia content. culminating in the research assignment that will demonstrate their knowledge and competence in the chosen field of specialization. They will be taught the various mechanisms available to address the basic principles. including animations. SQL Server and payment technologies. ST2311 Mobile Commerce Introduces students to the technologies. arrays. The module covers techniques such as JavaServer Pages. authorisation. The module will Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 325 . ST2307 Project Management Provides an understanding of the principles and techniques of managing an IT project. JSP. Provides the students with the knowledge of analysing market opportunities. ST2310 Independent Study Develops the students’ critical understanding of a field of study and their capacity to pursue independent research. scheduling and development budget of the work. ST2401 IT Security Essentials I Introduces students to the fundamentals concepts of IT security and provides the grounding to prepare students for more in-depth study of IT security topics. GUI Visual Basic application programs. authentication. and future technologies and services. built-in functions. ST2209 Web Services Development Provides students with knowledge and skills required to develop web services for new avenues of business. Teaches the basics of building the foundation of an organisation’s security program. The highlight of the module includes the usage of electronic spreadsheet and PC database management system for business applications. It will cover the development of effective strategies to market and sell e-Services as well as effective business plans and raising finance. Students will learn to develop effective Web pages using HTML and CSS and to use Java scripts for client-side development. It also equips students with fundamental storyboarding skills for multimedia applications. Smart card securities issues in applications such as electronic purse will also be discussed. ST2306 Electronic Business Project Provides students an opportunity to integrate technical skills and knowledge they have acquired from the course and experience problem solving. Java). text and colour. ST2104 Web Client Development Teaches techniques and skills required for Web site construction. Students will learn to use various software tools to produce multimedia content. animation and images. This is a 2-part broad-based module where students will learn about Internet and system risks. Students will develop an interactive project from the beginning concept stages to completed product for their portfolios. identification and planning of e-Services. It covers the basic concepts of smart card data file architecture in memory and processorbased cards. ST2210 Smart Card Technology Equips students with the ability to design and implement simple smart card applications. applications. The students will be introduced to ISO-17799. the international standard for information security.SYNOPSES software. various windows forms controls. setting security policies and guidelines. object events and object methods. Students will also learn to plan. incorporating windows forms controls. JavaBeans. ST2208 Server Applications Development Teaches techniques and technologies for building web-based business applications. Students will learn how to preserve. integrity and confidentiality. Topics to be discussed include developing services for mobile users. implement and incorporate XML web services into existing online services. animation. mobile information systems. smart cards. The tools used in this module are Java. Emphasis will be placed on development of interface usability. for use in web pages. monitoring and control of IT projects from the perspective of project managers. This module covers wide ranging topics from principles and processes of business planning and cash flow projections to evaluation and testing of the business plan of an e-Service. services and new business models associated with m-Commerce. multimedia and graphics. The module also covers the declaration of data types. and security best practices. JavaServer Pages Tag Library (JSTL) and its integration with database. In part 1. ST2213 Visual Design for the Web 1 ST2305 Computer Forensics Teaches the fundamental concepts of computer forensics and it covers both the legal and technical issues of computer investigation. The topics include the principles of security management. the students are expected to apply technologies they acquired throughout the course such as UML. threats and vulnerabilities. and smart card readers. a GUI language (e. analyse and present computer data as evidence in the Court of law. Students will also be introduced to the role of the various enforcement agencies and learn how the criminal legal process can play an important role in fighting cyber crime in Singapore. it will cover the planning. Introduces various principles and guidelines of good multimedia web design. Students will also learn how to program smart card reader. acquire. multimedia and graphics features. animation. Students will learn to use authoring programs commonly used for multimedia presentations. user-defined sub-procedures and functions. techniques and skills to develop well-designed Web sites that combine effective navigation and web writing with the judicious use of graphics. Students are taught the fundamental concepts of objects. XML. ST2212 Visual Basic Programming Aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop well structured.

network and data security implementation. Topics include biometrics. communication and working as a team to implement secure IT solutions. file structures. they will learn how to configure. The concepts and issues of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning would also be covered. learn how to manage computer system on security patching and monitoring security breaches. ST2604 Application Security Covers the security issues in application development. The overview is aimed at laying the foundation for subsequent modules in Year 2. etc. modification of data. Students will examine the Computer Misuse Act. ST260 IT Security Project Aims to provide students an opportunity to integrate security technologies and concepts they have acquired from the course and experience problem solving. In addition. data recovery. network security. secure. eCommerce and web-based application security.SYNOPSES also discuss the vulnerabilities and threats of computer systems and Internet. ST2605 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning Provides students with an understanding of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning in the real world in particular where the business is dependent on InfoCommunications Technology. ST2505 Ethical Hacking Aims to introduce students to penetration testing as a form of preventive measures to protect important assets against hackers. penetration tools and methods will be examined. designing resilient networks. change management and problem management in data center. and security administration and management. ST2504 Applied Cryptography Teaches students the principles and application of cryptography to secure data and network. Students will learn to apply these concepts to secure and authenticate electronic mails and messages. system integration of security solutions. database encryption. denial of service. The advanced SQL commands related to the above will be taught. ST2603 IT Security Policies & Auditing Teaches students the principles and practices of IT auditing and the use of computer assisted auditing techniques (CAATs). risk assessments and security models. setting up Virtual Private Network (VPN) and secured wireless connections. ST2602 Computer Forensics Aims to equip students with the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer forensics. Vulnerability testing. domain name service (DNS). In part 2. record or field level). Security models of programming platform like Java will be discussed. locking mechanism for locking database objects at different levels (such as table. ST2503 Database Security & Management Teaches students the security features and the administration aspects of databases. network infrastructure design. SMTP. The topics to be covered will include understanding of common communication protocols on the Internet like TCP/IP. management practices. physical security. Students will learn the general practice in using environmental control system to manage the physical security of a data center. threats and vulnerabilities. configuring of network components like firewall. FTP. This module will enable students to identify and evaluate risks in different IT environment and to recommend controls to minimise those risks. the module will give an overview of security issues in 10 domains identified in CISSP certification programme. ST2501 Network Security Provides students with a foundation on networking protocols. It will also discuss network security threats and attacks. The project could cover secured applications development. authentication and digital signatures. analyse and present computer data as evidence. XML standards and web services security. as well as security protocols like SSL. Different encryption algorithms and techniques will be introduced. The students will learn how to secure systems from such attacks. application security. This is a 2-part broad-based module where students will learn about Internet and system risks. distortion and fabrication of information. acquire. and the countermeasures available to contain them. Evidence Act and the Criminal Procedure Code when dealing with the various cyber threats issues. ST2403 Java Programming Aims to teach students fundamentals of computer programming and problem solving using Java Language as the programming tool. TCP/IP. and IPSEC. Topics include managing user accounts and logins which allow the assignment of 326 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 different levels of security to different users or groups of users. Students will also learn how to manage disaster discovery or loss of data in the case of a successful attack by hackers or viruses or when the database is down. personnel security. and administer Internet applications using Internet Information Services (IIS). The module will cover tools and techniques of computer forensics. Students will learn to preserve. including conventional and public-key cryptography. Students will also learn the essentials of security policy development. ST2502 Computer Law & Investigation Examines the criminal trial process and cases involving computer hacking. In addition. digital certificates and public-key infrastructure will be discussed to understand the deployment of public-key cryptography. students will also learn about managing secured backup operation in the data center. ST2402 IT Security Essentials II Introduces students to the fundamentals concepts of IT security and provides the grounding to prepare students for more in-depth study of IT security topics. hence securing the organisation’s wired and wireless network infrastructure. security models. and intrusion detection. This includes the configuration management. Key management. It aims to give students an understanding of writing a secured application. ST2506 Operations Security Provides the students with an understanding of the concepts and issues of operational security in a data center. ST2507 Web Server & Network  Administration Introduces students to network theory. It will also include topics on building secure applications. imaging and storage of electronic evidence. Students will be able to carry out the basic steps in developing Disaster Recovery and . and the administration of a Microsoft Windows server. HTTP.

Students will learn to use Javascripts for client-side programming. ST2801 Business Process Management Introduces the importance of business processes and the main types of business processes. Topics on the database server such as database administration. analyse and uncover digital evidence for fraud investigations. ST2613 Securing Linux Aims at equipping the students with handson knowledge in securing and hardening a Linux operating system. subclassing and inheritance. Students will learn to apply these concepts through a computerized project management system. configuring different levels of security measures. and reporting of accounting data. Cascading Style Sheets to maintain consistencies across web pages as well as to manipulate the DHTML object model to achieve dynamism in web pages. ST2901 Accounting Information Systems Covers the use of computers as tools for the collection.Excel. introduction to database programming. data protection and privacy will also be covered. file systems. acquire. communication and team work in the project. best practices and security related tools and utilities. exception handling. purchasing. Students will be taught how to manage users over a network. analysis. ST3103 Java Programming Teaches students programming fundamentals using JAVA as the programming language. ST2607 Project Management Provides students with a comprehensive view of a project. Introduces the various infocomm laws including the formation of online contracts and the potential security problems that may arise in the infocomm industry. The course will cover the security mechanism used in the operating system. Students will be able to evaluate and select the appropriate tools to manage the network with emphasis on server management and administration. with phases of a project cycle which range from the initiation stage to the actual implementation. backup/ recovery will also be covered. The module will cover tools and techniques of computer forensics. concepts and techniques in managing network and servers including Web Servers. They will learn how to use basic features in Internet and World Wide Web. The module also covers topics on planning and design methodology in Web pages. ST2903 Accounting Informatics Project Works in groups on a major financial/ accounting informatics project where students will have the opportunities to integrate the financial/ accounting knowledge and IT technical skills acquired from the course to develop financial/accounting or IT applications. how to monitor the server and network performance and how to troubleshoot the server and network problems. security aspects. It focuses on the integration of business functions (sales. instance and encapsulation. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 327 . Aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills in developing effective Web pages using HTML and publishing tools. The course will cover the security mechanism used in the operating system. It also introduces essential objectorientation concepts including class. Students will learn how to preserve. Students will experience problem solving. and handling of electronic evidence. infocomm regulations and intellectual property laws. Structured Query language (SQL) will be taught. ST2902 Computer Forensic for Accounting This module teaches the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer forensic for accounting. configuring different levels of security measures. packages in Java. Students will be given an interactive experience of developing a mini Java client/server project over the Web. ST3236 Game Development for WWW Aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills in developing effective interactive multimedia content for the web. critical path analysis as well as motivation issues. imaging. They will be taught how to use various software tools to produce the interactive multimedia content which include animation that focus on game development. interfaces. Topics covered include: classes. personnel and financial management) in the accounting process. introduction to Java eventdriven programming. concurrency control. use of APIs and class libraries. organization. with particular emphasis on the Electronic Transactions Act. ST3237 Internet Client Development Covers techniques and skills required for client-side web programming. ST3231 Network Server Management Introduces the principles. It covers the evolution of business process management and business process outsourcing. best practices and security related tools and utilities. The module also includes advanced spreadsheet techniques for accounting analysis. The ethical issues and regulatory framework relating to online transactions. manipulate and analyse data of business applications. ST2612 Securing Microsoft Windows Aims at equipping the students with handson knowledge in securing and hardening a Windows operating system. It also introduces monitoring of the project. production. ST3233 Database Management Systems Aims to teach data modelling and data organisation using Entity-Relationship and Normalisation. data recovery. ST3235 Server Side Development Aims to teach students the basic features of the server side programming (Servlet and JSP) and its application to Internet by means of using a personal web server. inventory.SYNOPSES Business Continuity Plans and to prepare for emergencies. business process redesign. ST2701 Business Data Analysis using Excel ST3104 Web Publishing ST2606 Principles of Infocomm Law Teaches students the use of spreadsheet software. It also include topics such as business process re-engineering. technology enabled business processes and automated workflow. ST2611 Advanced Java Programming Continues the introduction to programming begun in the module “Programming using Java” with an emphasis on Objectoriented programming methodology. Students will learn the features of the software to collect.

to design. ST4013 Java Programming Teaches object-oriented programming and problem-solving using Java Programming Language. Different applications of multimedia and delivery issues will also be discussed. the module aims to train the students on the use of image processing and illustration tools for graphic design. tables. up-to-date and relevant information in the use of digital audio in multimedia applications. hypertext links. colours. integration of Servlets and JSP. ST5051 Web Publishing This module aims to equip the student with the necessary practical and theoretical skills to design and build simple but effective and aesthetically pleasing websites. work with vector graphics. Topics covered include Internet 328 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 and WWW. Students will conceptualise and create 3D rendered images with an emphasis on individual creativity. Topics covered include creating and communicating with objects. Students will learn the techniques in image processing for graphic design. Students will be taught basics skills in producing sound using digital techniques and tools. Students will be taught the techniques for modeling and rendering using 3D animation software. ST5053 Interactive Authoring This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in integrating different media into an interactive multimedia application. control structures. Structured Query Language will be used to create. ST4024 Database Management Systems Introduces the fundamentals of Q relational database model. The topics covered in this module include introduction to Servlets and JavaServer Pages. ST331Z Final Year Project Students work in groups of 2 to 4 on a major practical or industry project where they progress from feasibility study. ST4012 Web Programming Teaches techniques and skills required for client-side web programming. Servlet Technology. database design and database implementation. The intensive practical exercises of the module will equip the students to write comprehensive programs for Java applications. This module will adopt a case study approach where students model a web application using the object-oriented analysis and design methodology. The module will cover the techniques of computer based illustration. HTML. ST3371 Web Services Development Teaches students XML programming and relevant knowledge and skills required to develop web services applications. and add graphical text to web-based images. ST5052 Modelling & Photo-Rendering This module aims to equip students with the basic knowledge to create 3D models and photo realistic images. applets and graphical user interface. ST4022 Web System Development Techniques Teaches objected-oriented analysis and design techniques for web system development. images. web interface and navigation. to design. Cascading Style Sheets to maintain consistency across web pages as well as to manipulate the DHTML object model to achieve dynamism in web pages. ST5050 Graphic Design Using Imaging Tools This module aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of techniques and tools for illustration and image processing in graphic design. ST4021 Java Server Programming Teaches the basic features of the server side programming (servlets and JSP) and its application to Internet. Student will learn to use a popular web-authoring tool to build simple websites and implement basic web design skills into these websites to make them usable and approachable for users. . ST3238 Introduction to Web Graphic Design Aims to equip students with the techniques to design interactive web sites for effective navigation. fonts. data types and operators. It begins with introducing the students to the concepts of objects in Java programs. normalisation. Cookie and Session Objects. Students will learn to use Javascript for client-side programming. Key topics are information modelling. ST3372 Web Server Management Teaches students how to set up. arrays and strings. They will enhance their web site usability through multimedia design that uses images and colour effectively to produce high-quality results. Students will be familiarised with industry standard software and basic scripting techniques used to conceptualize an idea to turn it into a “proof of concept” as well as generate supporting documentation to describe its interactivity. manipulate and retrieve data in a relational database. Students will be able to develop a mini Java client/server project over the Web. In addition. Firewall technology to protect the web server will also be covered. ST4011 Fundamentals of Web Development Technology Introduces the students to the fundamentals of web development technologies. JavaServer Pages. backup and other administration issues. ST5054 Digital Audio This module aims to provide students with comprehensive. Issues covered include server hardware and software.SYNOPSES Students will also be able to create XML/XSL documents and use XSLT to transform XML documents into HTML documents. and then to realisation of the project. security. No prior knowledge in music/sound is assumed. They will be able to produce efficient web graphics using an imaging tool to create and optimise graphics with animation. Key topics will include requirements gathering. create image maps and buttons. and then to realisation of the project. ST3373 Final Year Project Works in groups of 2 to 4 on a major practical or industry project where students progress from feasibility study. monitor and manage a Web Server (such as Microsoft Windows Internet Information Server or Apache server). installation of web server software. operate. Students will acquire practical understanding of how the characteristics and constraints of the web impact their site design. It provides the students with the knowledge and skills in using Web Publishing tool to create effective web pages. basic web design principles. functionality and as well as map out its information architecture. frames and forms etc. analysis and design using UML methodology.

competitive analysis. intellectual property. business plan development and ways to launch a business. • Interactive Media Development. They will be taught Action Scripting fundamentals. It is essential that students taking this module have knowledge of web-authoring tool to build simple websites or have or completed the “Web Publishing” module. ST701Z Object-Oriented Programming for Multimedia Aims to teach students object-oriented programming and problem solving using Java Programming Language. ST6303 Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries Provides students with the basic knowhow of planning and starting a business. followed by usage of built-in objects and components. ST5057 Computer Animation This module aims to provide students with an overall knowledge of the techniques and tools for creating 3D computer animation. This involves learning to build simple interactive functionality with web back-end technologies and applying in greater depth the design issues in developing websites that have a competitive edge. understand its purpose as an expression of illusionism and the mutual influences it has with cinema. trace its emergence. Students will learn how to integrate various media into a highly interactive application for the CD-ROM platform. Students will explore the contrasting approaches of usability and experience-oriented product design with emphasis on the latter. Photoshop. edit and export video. freedom of speech. It aims to develop a working knowledge of design scene. It is essential that students taking this module have basic knowledge of 3D Studio Max or completed the “Modeling and PhotoRendering” module. The emphasis for this final assignment will be on both creativity and quality. At the end of the module. • Interactive Media Design. They will also have knowledge of implementing client-server interactivity in the multimedia application area. The following topics will be covered: • New Media Concepts. It is essential that students taking this module have basic knowledge of techniques and tools for illustration and image processing in graphic design. the broadband and limited bandwidth web delivery medium. ST6203 Video & Audio Fundamentals Teaches the basics of Video and Audio. It covers the process of business idea generation. legal features of business organisations. regulations and ethical concepts that affect the media and communication industries. It begins with fundamentals of programming in Java such as primitive data types and control structures. transformation and timing. ST6301 Video for Advertising Equip students with the knowledge and ability to produce videos for advertising purposes. This module also covers the basic principles of classical animation which deal with the concepts of motion. In video. objectionable materials. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 329 . It is essential that students taking this module have knowledge of Flash or completed the “Interactive Authoring” module. aesthetic and conceptual processes. privacy. Illustrator or completed the “Graphics Design Using Imaging Tools” module. Students will be taught the fundamentals of digital video technology and be able to use a nonlinear editing system to create a video for multimedia application. students will be required to combine both video and audio to produce a video presentation of good quality. Students will learn to define new media in the context of traditional forms of media and culture. students will learn about the different video formats. how to digitise. Students will develop a strong conceptual understanding of new media as a powerful form of artistic and creative expression. students will learn the difference in audio formats. making extensive use of Action Scripting. The intensive practical exercises of the module will equip the students in writing comprehensive programs with Java applets. Students are expected to produce actual commercials as part of their deliverables. They will also be taught how to record. By the end of this module. ST5059 Digital Video This module aims to equip students with knowledge and skills in digital video production. as well as scripting for advertising and the art of producing commercials. and social responsibility. This will take students from authoring aesthetically pleasing front-ends to scripting reasonably sophisticated back-ends. Students will apply their knowledge acquired in Graphics Design Using Imaging Tools and translate them into visuals and metaphors that help illuminate the interaction between users and its contents. For their final assignment. Students will also be introduced to the roles of various governmental agencies in promoting entrepreneurship. ST602Z Interactive Design Studio Students will develop a conceptual and practical understanding of the integrated use of digital media and the web as a medium for design expression. ST5058 Advanced Authoring This module aims to provide students with advanced scripting knowledge in an authoring tool. digitise. edit and export audio. They will also be taught basic shooting techniques. Students will have hands-on experience with authoring new media applications for both rich-media and web platforms. Students will learn video production and post production techniques. Covers copyright and plagiarism. Practical assignments will give individuals the opportunity to express personal creativity and to develop their personal style. students will be competent in developing both Java applications and Java applets. ST5056 Interactive Web Design This module takes students from basic web design to the next step of building more commercially viable websites. Students will understand and apply the mechanics of new media application design and development. In audio. lighting and camera work. Students will be required to create a video presentation based on specifications provided. It then introduces the concept of Objects in Java. students would have extended their creative and artistic toolsets to include the digital medium by creating aesthetically impressive yet sound and practical solutions to communication problems ST6202 Media Law & Policy Introduces students to the laws. They will be taught how to create an interactive rich media application.SYNOPSES ST5055 Design & Aesthetics This module allows students to act as inquiring and thinking visual communicators.

The module will encourage the students to showcase their artistic talents in developing quality 3D content for product visualization. ST722Z 3D Modelling. students would be able to create impressive graphic and digital images for the use in screen and print media design. and the related applications. Through lectures. Students will study basic human anatomy and be taught the techniques for drawing human figures and capturing poses using methods such as contour and gesture drawings. 330 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ST713Z Design & Aesthetics Aims to allow students to act as inquiring and thinking visual communicators in the area of interactive applications. students will be able to apply their creativity and design skills to visualize and build interesting 3D models. ST705Z Digital Visual Design Students will learn to develop and conceptualise visual designs through the use of various media. ST731Z CG Filmmaking 1 This module aims to train students to be competent in video production as a basis in CG filmmaking. It aims to develop a working knowledge of the design scene. The module also encourages student to apply their skills acquired from drawing and photography classes for the digital medium. practical experience in CG production as it relates to the post producer in terms of integration of live action with CG elements in post.SYNOPSES ST704Z 3D Fundamentals ST712Z Digital Media Programming Aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of 3D computer generated imageries. emotion. Students will execute an animation project from concept and development to final delivery. It will expose them to video production and post-production processes and workflow. Students will be taught modelling. students will learn the technical knowhow of digital filmmaking and integration with CG elements and be familiar with . Students will be able to hone their skills to produce and direct creative and original short films. music videos and titles. lighting and sound in relation to CG filmmaking. lighting and rendering using state-of-theart 3D software. Students will also be taught the fundamental skills in digital photography. Students will learn to perform geometric transformations and to create interactive computer graphics application using standard 3D graphics API. Drawing for weight. ST711Z Interactive Design & Development Aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to design and develop interactive multimedia applications. This module also introduces students to advanced scripting techniques in creating sophisticated interactive rich media content. At the end of this module. Students will extend their knowledge acquired in Digital Visual Design and translate them into visuals and metaphors that will help to illuminate the interaction between users and its contents. tutorials and practical sessions. timing sheets. Texturing & Lighting Aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge in the creation of 3D CG characters and character rigs. This module will also introduce the basics of mobile programming. aesthetics and conceptual processes. Through the use of case studies. video production and non-linear editing. motion graphics and visual effects. This module will be taught using a combination of lectures and a series of interesting practicals. They will also learn the various representation models and storage methods for 3D objects as well as the techniques and models for realistic rendering. presentation and demo packaging to assist students in documenting and organising their work for further study or job application. Photography. Various lighting and texturing methods will be covered throughout this module to provide students with a better understanding of their applications. students would be able to develop an interactive application with the use of an authoring tool. A creative and hands-on course. It aims to train students to be competent in script writing. staging design and lighting design. Students will understand how various design elements and principles influence design decisions and be able to translate ideas into functional designs as they undergo a complete design process. rigging and skinning techniques commonly used in 3D animation software packages. Students will learn how to perceive objects in 3D space and be taught the techniques for modelling. thought and movement are stressed. The module encourages students to showcase their artistic talents in developing unique 3D CG characters for film and video. Students will learn about abstract data collection and file I/O to handle data more efficiently. ST724Z Animation Studio Aims to prepare the students for managing real-world animation projects. ST723Z Video Production Techniques Aims to build upon the skills students learnt in Video and Audio Fundamentals and Storytelling and Storyboarding in their year one modules. animation design. texturing. Students will learn authoring techniques and gain in-depth knowledge of user interface design and usability issues. Rigging. The module will also aim to equip students with essential lighting and texturing skills required to complete a 3D scene. commercials. At the end of this module. including digital imaging techniques. They will also learn production management processes in non-creative aspects such as scheduling and budgeting as well as the creative. The module also aims to provide the students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of high performance multimedia programming. students will develop a deep practical understanding of the development process and appreciation of the design issues that impact on usability. The module serves to give students an overview of the development process in building multimedia applications. the required hardware and software environments. typography. Stages include initial concept creation. incorporation of CG effects and authoring. presentation storyboard. packaging and interactive advertising will be taught at a greater depth in this module. Students will be familiarised with the techniques and application of video production including cinematography. Students will also learn the fundamental concepts of computer animation. The module will also include workshops in professional practices. and the post-production pipeline of editing. ST721Z Figure Drawing for Animation Aims to build upon the concept taught in Drawing with further emphasis on figure drawing. process book. character design. Aims to introduce the fundamentals of interactive computer graphics. Character design and development will be realised through descriptive drawing for 3D animation production. force. Emphasis is placed on the language of the photographic medium and the techniques used to produce good images.

Students will learn to use Javascripts for clientside programming. Texturing & Lighting Aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge in the creation of 3D CG characters and character rigs. the various file formats for storage and Internet video standards. factors and techniques. ST7106 Web Publishing Aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills in developing effective Web pages using HTML and publishing tools. Rigging. Students will also learn basic scriptwriting and script formatting. JavaServer Pages. Various lighting and texturing methods will be covered throughout this module to provide students with a better understanding of their applications. proportion. The module also encourages student to apply their acquired skills from drawing and photography classes into this digital medium. The topics covered in this module include Database Access. The module explores various concepts such as compositing. ST733Z Visual Effects 1 Introduces various digital visual effects techniques used in the production of motion graphics and movies. Students will be able to develop a mini Java client/server project over the Web. It provides students a framework for managing different types of multimedia projects. They will be taught the basics of sequencing. students will have produced their own short film integrating live action and CG. and broadcasting them. ST7605 Project Management Aims to provide students with the knowledge and concepts of management processes of project management and how they are applied in the development life cycle in a multimedia project environment. They will be taught how to pitch a story to a client with the aid of the storyboards they have created. team management to applying project management principles in the various types of multimedia projects. students will learn both analytical and inventive components of the drawing process. Students are taught to write. ST7202 Design for User Interaction Provides students with the skills and knowledge which can be applied to the design of interactive systems. and how to develop and refine them. ST7111 Storytelling & Storyboarding ST7602 Web Client Development Aims to get students to create stories and then to visualise them. listen and speak effectively and appropriately to achieve the desired results with the target audience. chroma-keying. general business correspondence. converting them to files optimised for Internet transmission. Introduction to Servlets and JavaServer Pages. human figure and composition. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 331 . ST7604 Streaming Media Technology Aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of streaming media technology. the network protocols that make it work. Students will be taught modelling. The module encourages students to showcase their artistic talents in developing unique 3D CG characters for film and video. Students will be encouraged to come-up with original stories. Students will learn different management aspects ranging from the project dimensions. Students are expected to produce a presentation that showcases the skills they have gained. The production management skills acquired in this course will also serve them well in their CG Effects Portfolio modules. retail CD-ROM titles and World Wide Web sites. It covers management processes in each stage of the project life cycle from initiation to completion. Students will then learn how to transfer their stories into a visual representation through storyboards. the process of sending audio and video content over computer networks in real time. A broad range of issues and technologies will be covered. Through drawing exercises that coverareas like texture and volume. from choosing the streaming media server software. Students learn how to use the basic features of the Internet and World Wide Web. ST7213 Music Materials & MIDI Aims to give students an understanding of the organizational principles and sonic materials used to create music.SYNOPSES production facilities and equipment. Students will also be able to create XML/XSL documents and use XSLT to transform XML documents into HTML documents. Areas covered include the job application. Integration of Servlets and JSP. shape and tone to arrive at an integrated image. This module covers the actual animation production processes and allows the students to have hands-on experience in producing a short clip involving 3D characters. students will be given both theoretical and hands-on training in different areas of digital visual post-production. to digital rights management. ST7108 Drawing Teaches students to work with a variety of drawing media such as charcoal and pencil to develop line. as well as the use of computer-based recording technology. perspective. ST7214 Visual Effects Equips students with the knowledge of digital visual effects and the skills needed to create them in video productions. ST7304 Java Server Programming Aims to teach students the basic features of the server side programming (servlets and JSP) and its application to Internet. rigging and skinning techniques commonly used in 3D animation software packages. Servlet Technology. and the business meeting. from simple presentations to custom kiosk display. Cookie and Session Objects. Students will learn the process of capturing high quality sounds and moving images in digital form. The module will also aim to equip students with essential lighting and texturing skills required to complete a 3D scene. ST732Z 3D Modelling. Covers techniques and skills required for client-side Web programming. space relationships. Students learn how to conduct themselves at job interviews and meetings through role-playing situations similar to those at the workplace. By the end of the course. including High Definition technology. and the use of algorithmic composition tools. Cascading Style Sheets to maintain consistencies across web pages as well as to manipulate the DHTML object model to achieve dynamism in Web pages. Covers topics on planning and design methodologies in Web pages. ST7303 Advanced Computer Animation Aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of the techniques and tools for developing animation. matte painting and particle systems. ST7603 Communication Skills Aims to equip students with the writing and oral skills needed for work and business. In this module.

Students will also learn to incorporate server-side and multi-user interactivity in their digital media applications. They will be able to put themselves in the shoes of the actors and hence help in being a better and more understanding producer/director for a short film. character development and other essential acting skills. Students will learn to adopt a proper organized approach to animation. props and graphics. Students will learn to adopt a proper organized approach to animation. Students will be able to actualize their designs in CG film production environment. Students will be taught basic acting principles through a series of acting classes specifically designed for 3D animators. Builds upon the animation concepts taught in Animation Fundamentals. and will be expected to produce quality 3D character animated shorts. students will use professional 3D animation software to learn techniques for creating convincing movement and produce entertaining pieces of animation incorporating both anthropomorphic and humanoid characters. such as location. to establish a unified visual style for video production. water. At the end of this module. aesthetics. and will be expected to produce quality 3D character animated shorts. They will also learn to observe the recorded motion that conveys emotions. By the end of the course. and apply it extensively to produce 3D animated clips. Students will be equipped with the fundamentals of a professional approach to computer animation. intercultural communications within the cultural industries will be explored. Students will be equipped with the fundamentals of a professional approach to computer animation. They will present their design through technical drawings and scaled models. They will be introduced to film history. ST7804 Production Design Introduces the fundamentals of sets. ST7704 Cinematography Aims to equip students with the aesthetic skills of capturing the moving image through the use of camera dynamics. students will have acquired skills to produce their own matte painting for integration into their live action and CG. . Students will get to demonstrate their cinematic skills and creativity through projects. Rigging. Texturing and Lighting module to animate their characters. Students will learn about server-side programming and be able to create database-driven websites using a scripting language. They will also use various types of photo manipulation to hand painting methods. As the students progress on to moving image production. criticism. This information will then be translated to produce performing digital characters that display emotions involving single and multiple actors. Issues of cultural identity and representation. Students will be familiarised with the techniques used in matte painting such as exposure. Students will also have opportunities to apply project management techniques and to further enhance their communications and interpersonal skills in this module.SYNOPSES ST7606 Web Server Development ST7702 3D Character Animation Provides students with the technical knowledge to set up a dynamic website integrated with database. ST7701 Animation Fundamentals Aims to cover the traditional animation principles in-depth and adapt them for 3D. architecture. Facial animation and lip-syncing to audio clips will also be covered in the module. simple 3D models and freehand painting techniques within Adobe Photoshop to merge the boundaries of realism with digital painting to create stunning backdrop elements for use in visual effects production. They will get into the minds of their digital characters by acting in front of a video camera. shot composition. integration and the painting process. and their effects on the creation of products of popular culture. lighting. students will use professional 3D animation software to learn techniques for creating convincing movement and produce entertaining pieces of animation incorporating both anthropomorphic and humanoid characters. Students will study the development and impact of CG in filmmaking. wardrobe as well as make-up. Digital matte painting combines elements of photography. technique. Through hands-on practical lessons. ST7802 Film Studies Fosters the appreciation of film as an art form. The module also covers object-oriented features of the scripting language. auteurist and genre studies. and social implications of cinema and its evolution through lectures and screenings of a diverse range of films. they will be able to ground their theoretical and critical insights in an appreciation of how films are actually made. ST7803 Animation Fundamentals Aims to cover the traditional animation principles in-depth and adapt them for 3D. ST7607 Culture & Media Introduces critical concepts of culture. Students will be able to understand how to do improvisation. Through hands-on practical lessons. 332 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 ST7703 Acting for Animation Aims to train and nurture students in acting and directing. Students will acquire practical skills in visual composition and be able to analyse shots from existing movies as well as conceptualise effective storyboards for a video sequence. such as skies. The development works are designed for students to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained during the course. The module focuses on the implementation of the scenic elements. props and effects. ST7608 Interactive Applications Studio Provides opportunities for students to work in teams on designing and developing interactive applications. editing techniques and cinematic continuity. light quality. students will be armed with a sound understanding of media and cultural literacy. media and their interrelationships. linear perspective and atmospheric perspective. Students will develop knowledge of natural forms and proportions through pre-visualization drawings and three dimensional object creations using various sculpting materials. This module will focus on acting concepts specific to 3D character animation. Many challenges are addressed. and apply it extensively to produce 3D animated clips. set design and dressing. so that students are equipped to understand themselves and the society better. Students are required to make use of their 3D character rigs created in 3D Modelling. depth and atmosphere. ST7801 Digital Matte Painting This module aims to train students the basic techniques of digital matte painting for visual effects in a production environment.

mechanics. JavaServer Pages Tag Library (JSTL) and its integration with database. students will work in teams on projects of reasonable size and scope. Topics include the rudiments of music theory. notation. Provides an understanding of Internet and networking security concepts and issues. JavaBeans. virtual value chain. legal. ST7806 Visual Effects 2 ST8014 Internet Security This module covers intermediate concepts in visual effects such as match moving/tracking and rotoscoping. ST817Z Ear Training A musical ear is the single most important skill for any musician. ST816Z Music Theory 1 Equips students with foundational music theory skills. database. cosine and tangent graphs. and the various physical properties of sound waves. lighting and match moving of CG filmmaking. The projects will cover a spectrum of digital film and CG related areas ranging from content creation to media application and development. Students will be placed according to their theoretical background and placement test result. ST7808 Internship Students will be attached to selected organizations to participate in film and TV production. cultural and social issues of E-Commerce and the impact of the Internet and the Web on businesses. camera angles and framing will be explored. including animation. trailers. ST8016 Web Applications Development Teaches techniques and skills required in developing web-based applications. Students will develop concepts. and their applications in the field of audio technology. In addition to introducing a structured approach to learning instrumental technique. intensity. With the skills learnt. marketing and channel strategies. Students will learn how to use digital video cameras for filming and nonlinear editing software for post-production. Students will learn to develop effective Web pages using XHTML and publishing tools and to use Javascripts for client-side development. Students will also learn to use Cascading Style Sheets to maintain consistencies across web pages as well as to manipulate the DHTML object model to achieve dynamism in web pages. rhythm. applying the tools and skills they have learnt during their course. ST8017 Web Programming Teaches techniques and skills required for client-side web programming. ST8015 Electronic Commerce Strategy Provides students with an understanding of critical issues in integrating Internet technology and characteristics into business activities. Students will also learn about strategic frameworks. Students will learn the fundamental properties of materials. production and post-production.SYNOPSES ST7805 CG Filmmaking 2 ST8012 Multimedia Web Design This module aims to provide students with a strong foundation in cinematography. meter. Topics include logarithmic expressions. It focuses on security controls to secure ecommerce web sites and protect electronic transactions. Participants will be introduced to the electronic commerce framework and its underlying technology building blocks. ST8101 Mathematics Initiate students into the fundamental mathematics that is necessary to understand the physics of sound. Topics include Internet and WWW. This module trains the beginner to distinguish and understand Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 333 . storyboards and produce video projects such as music videos at the end of the module. Participants will be able to identify the risks. namely pre-production. ST8102 Acoustical Science Introduces students to the scientific principles of acoustics. fields. as well as its applications in the field of audio technology. They will also be taught various principles and guidelines of good multimedia web design. ST8011 IT & E-commerce Provides participants with an understanding of information technology and e-commerce. Students are also confronted with some of the logistical challenges of organising a performance. They will be taught how to use various software tools to produce multimedia content for use in web pages. and Fourier analysis. Concepts and aesthetics such as the control of light quality. various types of electronic commerce applications. Provides students with the knowledge and skills in developing effective web pages with multimedia content. ethical. colour. they will apply them extensively in their final portfolio. wave motion. ST7807 CG Effects Portfolio A culmination of everything that they have learnt throughout the course. ST815Z Digital Video Production Techniques Aims to equip students with knowledge and skills in digital video production. Students also acquire more complex techniques to develop dynamic digital effects. business models. mobile commerce and processes pertaining to electronic commerce. 2-part writing. and basic chords construction and harmonization. It will further develop students’ technical skills and knowledge by working on projects in areas such as films. and corporate videos. sine. electronic payment methods. The module covers techniques such as JavaServer Pages. threats and vulnerabilities of the Internet and learn how to defend against security breaches by identifying effective countermeasures to be taken against identified vulnerabilities. It will expose them to the video production process. the continuum between free improvisation and completely notated performance situations is explored in both solo and group contexts. This final project is designed to provide students some experience in the task of producing a CG film. The module will equip students with the fundamental theories and principles of physics to understand sound and wave forms. Students can also contribute to the organisations by applying what they have learnt in the course. Students will learn basic storyboarding and do critiques on short films and music videos. differentiation. TV commercials. ST811Z Performance Aims to give basic grounding in generic skills useful in common musical performance situations. Students will experience and learn from real-life working environment.

legal and fiscal aspects of the music world and students will learn about its organisational structure including the different roles. musical structure and the related arts. instruments. rhythm and lyrics are identified and further deconstructed into their various foundational components and students will be given ample hands-on opportunities to find out for themselves how these distinct components function in isolation as well as in relation to each other. Students will also be introduced to multi channel PA systems and their use for both Music and Theatre work. it means Audio Coding version 3. and transposition of music on the keyboard. They will be taught how to apply Digital Signal Processing to match their mixes in terms of loudness and timber as well as to give their CD or DVD a sonic identity that matches industry standards. the musician. Fundamental ways of structuring sound to produce music are explored using a variety of approaches. This module will introduce students to concepts of recording in a studio environment. Students will view different Film and TV shows. Synthesis & Composition 1 Introduces basic concepts in Music and how it is produced with computers. TV. students will be taught how to recognise. Students will be assigned to sections according to their level of competence and will be based on each student’s piano background and placement result. ST834Z Recording & Mixing Techniques 3 Students will learn how to master their mixes. ST831Z Portfolio Development ST832Z Arranging Aims to introduce students to orchestration and arrangement. ST8301 Processes in Asian Music ST821Z Music Theory 2 Students develop their own personal portfolio of skills and knowledge gained throughout the Diploma in Music and Audio Technology course. In addition. harmony. and chords construction. instruments and writing): intervals. ST824Z The Business of Music Aims to introduce students to the business. Topics will include the reading. Trains students in basic keyboard skills. selected topics include the continent and its peoples. Builds on foundational music theory skills learnt in Music Theory 1. ST818Z Keyboard Skills Students will also be taught how to setup and operate both fold-back and in-ear monitoring systems. Synthesis and Composition 2 Introduces a number of formal procedures for music composition and are applied in a number of different musical genres. paying close attention to both the music and sound . some fundamental synthesis techniques are explored. harmonization. Students will be taught multi0track recording techniques as well as techniques for mixing-down a multitrack recording in stereo. The basic skills needed to use the computer to realise musical pieces using MIDI sequencers are also covered.) ST835Z Music & Sound for Moving Images Trains students in the art of composing music and adding dialog and sound effects for moving images (Film/TV/Animation etc). An introduction to basic contract law and the various types of music contracts is included. reproduce and annotate (using voice. melodic development. several advanced synthesis techniques are covered.SYNOPSES basic musical elements that he/she hears as well as to reproduce what has been heard/ read. It will also have a hands-on component. students should be equipped with enough knowledge and practice to competently write their own songs. The focus for this module will be the Dolby Digital 5. such as Reverb. major and minor scales. Students will be taught to use various industry-standard digital recording and sequencing software packages such as Pro Tools. To equip students with the knowledge to protect their own works as well as to avoid infringing on others’ original materials. the module provides a study of the concept of copyright. ST833Z Song Writing Trains students in the techniques of writing a song. melodic and rhythmic phrases. chords. Students will learn the various genres in films. practices. the use and blend of instruments. Students will acquire an understanding of common harmonic 334 Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 Aims to introduce students to the music of Asia. in particular . The module provides the vocabulary. major players and career opportunities therein. 4-part writing. Broken down.melody.1 and create AC 3 files and burn DVD’s that can be played-back on any DVD player. It is an encode/decode process that allows for multiple channel audio to be sent digitally (bit stream) through a fibre optic cable or coaxial digital cable. They will be taught how to use an Audio Mixer and how to route a signal through a Mixer or Control Surface. Students will also learn microphone pick-up patterns and stereo microphone techniques. function. animation and games. The various aspects of a song. rhythmic elements. and analysis of various works. (AC 3’s: Simply means Dolby Digital.1 standard. Chorus and EQ. In addition to refining the students’ skills in using a MIDI sequencer. The different ways to start the process of writing will also be explored and by the end of the module. Cubase and Logic Pro. Both sight-reading/ singing and laying/singing by ear will be covered in this module. harmony. Each student’s portfolio is to be developed in close supervision with the lecturers with regular contact hours in order to track its development and progress. As a good sense of pitch and rhythm are the indispensable foundation stones of a musician’s training. Accounting and tax considerations are briefly touched upon and the module ends by looking at emerging trends in the music industry. ST819Z MIDI. Students will also be introduced to the different surround sound formats and be taught surround sound recording and mixing techniques. Topics include the study of melody. ST820Z Recording & Mixing Techniques 1 ST822Z Midi. perhaps recording and deconstructing a traditional performance and will allow students to experience some of the instruments first-hand. Students will be taught how to digitise and manipulate audio using Digital Signal Processing. Students will mix in Dolby Digital 5. Students will explore these different arranging concepts and techniques and create musical arrangements in various styles ranging from traditional Western European music to contemporary music. and the relationship between melody and harmony in various styles. concepts and aural skills that allow listeners to hear with greater discernment and appreciation. Topics include the study of the characteristics of instruments. and shown music’s role in helping to tell the story.

They will also have to play and record both audio and sound effects ‘live’ to footage in our recording studios. design. Singapore Poly technic Prospectus 20 0 8/20 09 335 . legal features of business organisations. music and sound in developing games. anticipation. enhancement and effects. water and fog will also be explored. action and recovery. Various game specific effects such as particles. ST9203 Audio & Music for Games ST9302 Media Law & Policy Aims to provide students with comprehensive. objectionable materials. They will be asked to record sound effects for themselves and be encouraged to create their own sound effects library.image capture and creation. Covers copyright and plagiarism. ST9301 Games Design for Education  & Training Explores the concept of game-based learning which advocates that learning can be made more effective through the process of gameplay. This module will focus on 3-dimensional photo-realistic renderings of environments and character animation in optimized low polygon 3D models for usage in games. as well as the concept of enhancing web site usability through multimedia design.SYNOPSES effects used in these shows. Covers the use of an imaging tool to create optimised graphics with animation. or add music and sound effects for a short animated clip. video and image. intellectual property. and add graphical text to web-based images. they will learn the psychological factors and fundamental design principles of creating effective and engaging games. script and develop the game level using content creators and game engines. and using images and colour effectively to produce high-quality results. optimized and convincing 3- dimensional spatial representations of a design intention. The students will be exposed to case studies of game-based learning and the different areas where game-based learning can be applied. ST9002 Introduction to Web Graphics Design Aims to equip students with the techniques for designing interactive web sites with effective navigation. students will be exposed to different compositional styles and they will have to compose music for a short moving image medium (such as a video). explosions. Introduces the characteristics and constraints of the web and how it will impact students’ web site designs. Students learn the fundamentals of illustration and digital imaging . students should be able to compose music and add dialog and sound effects for a short Film or TV show. Students will be taught why games can teach and how games can teach. including animation concepts of motion. Elements of 2-dimensional computer-aided drawing will also be introduced to allow for students to begin familiarize themselves with digital drawing methods and to able to make the translation from more conventional manual methods to the digital domain. Students will also learn to set up proper character rigs and textures for digital content in the game level. privacy. As for composing music for moving images. ST921Z 3D Modelling & Animation Aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of modelling and animating 3D content for games. The module will also provide students with a good understanding of the computer-based recording technology. At the end of this module. regulations and ethical concepts that affect the media and communication industries. freedom of speech. Animations will orchestrate the characters within space to facilitate the understanding of the intent of a specific gameplay. ST922Z 3D Level Design & Scripting Aims to equip students with the ability to implement a playable digital game level. Students will learn fundamental 2D game techniques such as collision detection and sprite management as well as techniques to include media such as sound. editing. ST9102 2D Graphic Tools Provides students with the basic knowledge of techniques and tools for image processing in graphic design. Introduces students to the laws. up-to-date and relevant information in the use of digital audio. Renderings will include requisite instruction to enable students to produce effective. image maps and buttons. Through this module. work with vector graphics. Students will be taught to plan. and basic multimedia. computer illustration. conceptualise. ST911Z 2D Games Development Aims to teach students the process of developing 2D games using a 2D game authoring tool. and social responsibility. real-time 3D visualization and other emerging forms of digital new media. They will be taught to use midi and compose using sequencing software such as Cubase. timing.