Preparatory Mathematics for University

What is this course about?


This course aims to strengthen the foundation of polytechnics graduates in mathematics to prepare them for university education, particularly in the field of engineering and IT. It is also designed to bridge the gap between the calculus at the polytechnic diploma level and the calculus at the first year university level.



Suitable for


This course is suitable for polytechnic graduates who are going to take up an engineering or IT-related degree course.

(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.

(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.  Functions

2.  Absolute Value Functions

3.  Trigonometry

4.  Complex Numbers

5.  Limit and Continuity of Functions

6.  Differentiation with applications

7.  Integration with applications

8.  Infinite Series

9.  Mathematical Induction

10. Matrices

11. Vectors

Mode of Assessment






Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance if they meet at least a 75% attendance rate.


1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) 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
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm

c) 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:

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, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other

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


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

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.




Registration Period:

To be confirmed






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: Tue and Thurs


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic




$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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