Preparatory Physics for Universities (PPU)

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


6:30pm - 9:30pm


Singapore Polytechnic

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.)

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



• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fee
$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.

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

Important Dates
Date of course:
21 Oct 2020 - 17 Feb 2021

Registration Period:

10 Aug - 06 Oct 2020

<Registration may be closed once seats are filled up.>

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, 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

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

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.
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