Academic Matters

Curriculum Structure

Students take six to seven modules in an academic semester. During a semester, there are continuous and summative assessments of students’ learning. To meet the graduation requirement, students will need to pass all modules taken in PFP.


Students are expected to be punctual for their classes. Punctuality helps the class to start off smoothly. Students should make allowances for heavy traffic and other causes of delay so as to ensure that they arrive for their classes on time. 

During any semester of enrolment at RP and for each module, a PFP student should not be absent for more than 20% of the scheduled classes in that semester without approved Leave of Absence (LOA). Failure to meet this requirement will result in zero grade point being assigned for the Semester Examination for that module, and the student will be liable for dismissal.

Update of Personal Particulars

Students are required to provide up-to-date information on their personal particulars and that of their next-of-kin’s (NOK). If you would like to update your particulars, please write to with the relevant supporting documents.

Leave of Absence (LOA)

All scheduled classes are compulsory. For students who are unable to attend classes or assessments because of illness covered by a Medical Certificate (MC) or other reasons as acceptable by RP, they may apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA). Students who are absent for prolonged periods should keep the Programme Chair (PFP) informed of their status.

Students must submit an application for LOA within 3 working days from the last day of the absence. Late submission will NOT be accepted.