What are Applied Learning Modules (ApLMs)?

Applied Learning Modules (ApLMs) were introduced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to enrich the secondary school curriculum with more applied learning options. Taught by polytechnic staff over a span of three days, ApLMs are modules or subjects in applied areas, such as entrepreneurship, news reporting and market research.

Students will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn during the programme to practical real-life scenarios, and discover their individual strengths and interests.

Why should I sign up my students for ApLMs?

Students will get to:

  • Experience polytechnic life in advance – our ApLMs are conducted in the same way as all our other regular diploma courses

  • Acquire new skills and knowledge not taught in secondary schools

  • Discover and explore their passions and interests beforehand, enabling them to make informed decisions about education and career plans after graduation

  • Enhance their Holistic Development Profile which will give them an edge over their peers when applying for diploma courses under the Polytechnic Early Admission Exercise (EAE) and Direct Admission Exercise (DAE)

What are the ApLMs offered at SAS?

Stem Cell Technologies for 21st Century Medicine

Discovering the Building Blocks of Life

Experience what it feels like to work in a Biomedical Science laboratory as you learn more about the building blocks of life.

The Science of Smart Materials

The Amazing Wonders of Chemistry

Explore the wonders of chemistry that leads to various applications in your everyday life. 

Environmental Technologies

The Science of Clean Water

Acquire knowledge and skills to solve water pollution issues.  

food biotechnology

Food Biotechnology in Human Health and Nutrition

Appreciate the impact of biotechnology on the nutritional quality and safety of food.

pharmaceutical compounding AEM

Art and Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding

Learn the formulation and basic compounding techniques for tablets and capsules, as well as emulsions, suspensions, creams and ointments.