- At a Glance
- The Course
- Career Opportunities
- Minimum Entry Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
- Cross-Disciplinary Subjects
- Further Education
- Additional Information
At a Glance
|Duration:||3 years full-time|
|Qualification:||Diploma in Law & Management|
|Application:||Apply during the Joint Admissions Exercise following the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level results. For other categories of applicants, please refer to the section on 'Admissions'.|
This Course provides you with legal and management knowledge and skills to function as paralegal professionals, both in the local and global arena.
It aims to equip you with relevant and current skills and knowledge, including the general management, administration and day-to-day running of a law office or legal department. You will be equipped with relevant and cutting-edge information technology skills for the legal environment and exposed to hands-on training through projects, assignments and through the Student Internship Programme. In using the Problem-based Learning approach, the Course will develop in you the capacity for continuous independent learning, as well as instil the spirit of professional ethics and integrity. It hopes to develop your creative problem-solving and analytical skills, your oral and written communication skills, as well as your interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams.
In your Freshman year, you will go through a programme similar to that undertaken by other Business students but with an introduction to some basic law subjects. In your Junior and Senior years, you will go on to study a wider range of substantive and procedural law subjects. In addition, you will also offer more management and accounting subjects that will be covered over the various semesters. You will also study Cross-Disciplinary Subjects of your choice. In the Senior year, you will have a further option of choosing two Diploma Electives.
Where suitable, substantive law subjects will be taught using the Problem-based Learning approach, involving at times web-based, online interaction. You will study various procedural law subjects, using the Real Environment Active Learning (REAL) approach. REAL teaching seeks to promote active learning by simulating, as far as possible, the actual working environment of the legal profession. Furthermore, the subject Management of Law Office & Court Technology taught in the Senior year will reinforce much of the management and legal issues learnt over the previous two years.
Graduates of the Course are well-placed to find employment as office administrators and paralegals in both law and non-legal organisations. You will assist lawyers in legal work like drafting of documents, legal research and in day-to-day management and administration.
The Diploma is recognised by the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Management University, various United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand universities as an entry qualification into their LLB programmes. In addition, many overseas universities also accord our graduates advanced standing towards various non-law degree courses.
Minimum Entry Requirements
|English Language (EL1)*|
|Mathematics (E or A)||Grades 1-6|
|Any three other subjects, excluding CCA||Grades 1-6|
To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects:
Art/Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce/Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, Higher Art, Higher Music, History, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/Chinese/Malay/Tamil, Music, Principles of Accounts
* SPM/UEC holders must have a minimum of grade 4 for the Bahasa Inggeris (English Language) subject
See also the minimum entry requirements for:
■ International Students
|Cumulative Grade Point Average||min 1.0|
|TP Core Subjects||20 credit units|
|Core Subjects||95 credit units|
|Elective Subjects||min 6 credit units|
|Cross-Disciplinary Subjects||min 9 credit units|
|Total Credit Units Completed||min 130 credit units|
Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.
For further education opportunities, please refer to http://www.tp.edu.sg/courses/fulltimecourses/further-education.asp
For more enquiries, please feel free to contact us at:
21 Tampines Avenue 1
For Admission & Application Enquiries:
Tel: 6788 2000
For Course Enquiries:
Tel: 6780 5127
Sale of Prospectus
The prospectus for full-time diploma is on sale at the following for the price of S$7.00 per copy:
One Stop Service Centre
Administration Block 9
East Wing, Lobby C, Level 2 (Plaza Level)
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Alternatively, you can request for the prospectus to be mailed to you. The cost is S$7.00 + S$2.50(local postage cost) for local addresses and S$7.00 + overseas postage cost for overseas addresses. You can send in your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your cheques/drafts* payable to "Temasek Polytechnic" and send it together with your request to:
21 Tampines Avenue 1
* Foreign cheques/drafts drawn on overseas banks are not acceptable.