Preparatory Physics for University

What is this course about?


A strong foundation in Physics is advantageous for students embarking on engineering degree courses. As such, this course aims to strengthen the foundation of polytechnic graduates to prepare them for university education. Participants will also receive the training needed to solve physics problems, building on their knowledge of mathematics and basic calculus.

Suitable for


Polytechnic graduates who intend to pursue an engineering degree.

(Students currently in the final year of study who are planning to enroll immediately into university courses are also welcome to apply.)

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants must possess a relevant Polytechnic Diploma in an engineering or technology discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. A knowledge of calculus is a must.

(Students currently in the final year of study who are planning to enroll immediately into university courses are also welcome to apply.)

Funding Incentives


There are no funding incentives available for this course.

$372.00 + $26.04 (GST) = $398.04 (GST inclusive)

A 10% discount will be given to participants who belong to EITHER of the following categories:

(i) Singapore Polytechnic alumni

(ii) *Participants who sign up for BOTH Prep Maths for University and Prep Physics for University

* Subject to the condition that BOTH courses have sufficient number of applicants to start classes


Course Outline


1.Physical quantities, Units and Dimensions
2. Vectors and scalars
3. Kinematics - 1D and 2D motion
4.Work, energy and power
5.Newton’s Laws of motion
6.Linear Momentum
7.Static Electricity

8.Waves and Oscillations


Mode of Assessment




A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants whose attendance is not less than 75%


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Online Registration

i) Fill up the electronic form.
ii) Once completed, click on the 'Submit' button.
iii) You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration.
iv) Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.
For clarification, please email us at [email protected]

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes: a) For E-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) For Cheque payment: Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (Short Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

• 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
• Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
• On or after date of commencement - No refund

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.





07 Jan to 17 Apr 2016


Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.


Application Procedure


Course Date:


25 Apr to 20 Jun 2016



16 sessions with 48 hours of contact time over 8 weeks (2 sessions a week x 3 hours x 8 weeks = 48 hours)


Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Days: Mondays and Wednesdays


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic


Contact Person:
Dr. B. Ramachandran
(email: [email protected] ;
DID: 67721201)




$372.00 + $26.04 (GST) = $398.04 (GST inclusive)

*Discount of 10% : $334.80 + $23.44 (GST) = $358.24 (GST inclusive)
*Discount available either for SP graduates, or those taking both Prep Maths for University and Prep Physics for University concurrently.

10% Discount for SP Alumni
To enjoy this discount, you must be a Diploma Graduate from Singapore Polytechnic.

Applicants who make a false declaration to enjoy the discount will be subjected to paying up to the full course fee and/or be legally persecuted.





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