Diploma in Outdoor Education (R33)

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What You Will Learn

Renamed from Diploma in Outdoor & Adventure Learning

The Diploma in Outdoor Education (DOE) aims to support the growing needs of the outdoor education and outdoor recreation sectors by nurturing students with specialised and versatile skills, knowledge, and attitudes to enhance their employability in related industries. 

Embracing a social constructivist approach, the curriculum is designed to be authentic, active, and closely linked to real-world scenarios, ensuring engagement and empowerment for students with diverse motivations and learning abilities. 

DOE graduates are well-equipped to embark on careers within the outdoor education, outdoor recreation, special needs, and youth development industries. Graduates may also opt to further their education by pursuing a bachelor's degree in outdoor education or a relevant field, unlocking doors to advanced career prospects. 

RP’s Problem-based Learning approach is ideal for an experiential learner like me! I was able to understand concepts and theories better because the lecturers in RP are markedly different from all the teachers I have had to date. They build great rapport with students and take genuine interest in our lives. I’ve received valuable guidance from them for my life decisions.

Ho Yern Yee
Diploma in Outdoor & Adventure Learning (now known as Diploma in Outdoor Education), 2019 Graduate

General Modules

Discipline Modules

Elective Modules

For this diploma programme, students will select ONE of the following options:

Option A: Select Elective modules totaling 12 MCs from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes and/or from the List of Electives below

Option B: Select a Minor Programme

Option C: Select a CET-based Certificate programme and/or Elective module(s) from the list of modules in applicable Minor Programmes (only for eligible students)

List of Electives:

Learn how you can customise your learning pathways here

Industry Orientation Programme Modules

Option 1: One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

Select one module from the list below:

Option 2: Two-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

* Some module codes and synopses are pending confirmation and may be subject to change.

# Only for students taking One-Semester Industry Immersion Programme

GCE O-level

Aggregate TypeRange of Net ELR2B2 for 2024 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-B 7 to 26
  • English Language: C6
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): C6
  • Any one of the 2nd group of Relevant Subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type: C6

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Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPARelevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT12 Architectural Technology
  • NT13 Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT14 Mechatronics & Robotics
  • NT15 Urban Greenery & Landscape
  • NT16 Video Production
  • NT17 Automotive Technology
  • NT18 Business Administration
  • NT19 Electronics & Internet of Things
  • NT21 Architectural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Architectural)
  • NT23 Civil & Structural Drafting/ Building Drafting (Civil & Structural)
  • NT24 Electronics/ Electronics Servicing/ Electronics (Broadband Technology & Services)/ Electronics (Computer & Networking)/ Electronics Instrumentation)/ Electronics (Mobile Devices)/ Electronics (Wafer Fabrication)/ Electronics (Wireless LAN)
  • NT25 Electro-Mechanical Servicing/ Mechatronics/ Mechatronics (Automation Technology)/ Mechatronics (Equipment Assembly)/ Mechatronics (Medical Technology)
  • NT26 Electrical Fitting & Installation/ Electrical Installation & Servicing/Electrical Technology/ Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing)
  • NT27 Electrical Power & Machines/ Electrical Technology (Power & Control)/ Electrical Technology (Power & Machines)
  • NT28 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics/ Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • NT29 Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment)/ Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
  • NT30 Maintenance Fitting/ Mechanical Servicing/ Mechanical Technology
  • NT31 Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles)/ Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)/ Diesel Engine Mechanics/ Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • NT32 Precision Machining/ Precision Engineering (Machining)
  • NT37 Precision Engineering (Injection Mould)/ Precision Engineering (Press Tool)/ Precision Engineering (Tool & Mould)/ Precision Tooling/ Tool & Die - Making
  • NT38 Building Servicing/ Building Services Technology/ Building Services Technology (Air-conditioning & Refrigeration)/ Building Services Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)/ Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT40 Info-Communications Technology (Networking & System Administration) / Infocomm Technology
  • NT41 Multimedia Technology
  • NT42 Marine Technology /Marine Mechanics
  • NT43 Mechanical-Electrical Drafting
  • NT44 Digital Media Design/ Digital Media Design (Interactive Media)
  • NT45 Nursing
  • NT46 Product Design
  • NT47 Communications Technology
  • NT48 Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
  • NT49 Marine Electrical Technology
  • NT50 Port Equipment Technology
  • NT51 Aircraft Maintenance (Mechanical)
  • NT52 Digital Animation
  • NT53 Aerospace Technology
  • NT54 Digital Media Design (Digital Video Effects)
  • NT55 Fitness Training
  • NT56 Digital Audio & Video Production
  • NT57 Security Technology
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
  • NT59 Aerospace Avionics
  • NT60 Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
  • NT61 Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
  • NT62 Machine Building Technology/ Machine Technology
  • NT63 Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
  • NT64 Medical Manufacturing Technology
  • NT65 Space Design (Architecture)
  • NT66 Space Design (Interior & Exhibition) / Interior & Exhibition Desgn
  • NT67 Aerospace Machining Technology
  • NT68 Laser & Tooling Technology/ Semiconductor Tooling Technology
  • NT69 Community Care & Social Services
  • NT70 Interactive Media Design
  • NT71 Visual Communication
  • NT72 Visual Effects
  • NT73 Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation) / Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
  • NT74 Mobile Systems & Services / Info-communications Technology (Mobile Networks & Applications)
  • NT75 Rapid Transit Technology
  • NT76 Semiconductor Technology / Electronics (Microelectronics)
  • NT77 Opticianry
  • NT78 Hair Services (Hair & Scalp Therapy)
  • NT79 Info-Communications Technology (Cloud Computing)
  • NT80 Social Media & Web Development
  • NT81 Attraction Operations
  • NT82 Fashion Apparel Production & Design
  • NT83 Floristry
  • NT84 Business Services
  • NT85 Finance Services
  • NT86 Retail Services
  • NT87 Travel & Tourism Services
  • NT88 Electronics (Display Technology)
  • NT89 Asian Culinary Arts
  • NT90 Food & Beverage Operations / Hospitality Operations
  • NT91 Pastry & Baking
  • NT92 Western Culinary Arts
  • NT93 Beauty & Wellness
  • NT94 Hair Fashion & Design
  • NT95 Logistics Services
  • NT96 Electronics, Computer Networking and Communications
  • NT97 Microelectronics
  • NT98 Digital & Precision Engineering
  • NT99 Web Applications
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • BS21 Pastry & Baking
  • BS22 Culinary Arts
  • BS23 Retail & Online Business
  • BS24 Financial Services
  • BS81 Early Childhood Education
  • BS82 Banking Services
  • BS83 Hospitality Operations
  • BS84 Business Studies (Event Management)
  • BS85 Business Studies (Accounting)/Accounting
  • BS86 Business Studies (Administration/ Secretarial)
  • BS87 Business Studies (Logistics)/Integrated Logistics Management/Logistics for International Trade/International Logistics
  • BS88 Business Studies (E-Commerce)/Business-Information Technology
  • BS89 Business Studies (Sport Management)/Sport Management
  • BS90 Business Studies (Service Management)/Service Management
  • BS91 Beauty & SPA Management / Beauty & Wellness Management
  • BS92 Visual Merchandising
  • BS93 Community Sport & Recreation Management
  • BS94 Retail Merchandising
  • BS95 Passenger Services
  • BS96 Performance Production
  • BS97 Filmmarking (Cinematography)
  • BS98 Event Management
  • BS99 Human Resource & Administration
  • IT21 Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • IT22 Mechatronics Engineering
  • IT31 Electrical Engineering
  • IT41 Electronics Engineering/Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • IT50 Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
  • IT51 Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design/Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design
  • IT52 Mechanical Engineering
  • IT54 Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
  • IT55 Manufacturing Engineering
  • IT56 Information Technology
  • IT57 Wireless Technology
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology
  • IT60 Marine & Offshore Technology/Marine Offshore Engineering
  • IT61 Network Security Technology / Cyber & Network Security
  • IT62 Paramedics & Emergency Care
  • IT63 Games Design & Development
  • IT64 Business Information Systems
  • IT65 Leisure & Travel Operations
  • IT66 Security System Integration
  • IT67 Civil & Structural Engineering Design
  • IT68 Facility Systems Design
  • IT69 Information Systems Quality
  • IT70 Mobile Unified Communications
  • IT71 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
  • IT72 Process Plant Design
  • IT73 Marine Engineering
  • IT74 Aerospace Engineering
  • IT75 Advanced Manufacturing / Engineering with Business
  • IT76 e-Business Programming
  • IT77 Facility Management
  • IT78 Shipping & Operations Services / Maritime Business
  • IT79 Elder Care
  • IT80 Space Design Technology / Architectural Technology
  • IT81 Broadcast & Media Technology
  • IT82 Games Art & Design
  • IT83 Games Programming & Development
  • IT84 Interactive Design
  • IT85 Precision Engineering
  • IT86 Rapid Transit Engineering
  • IT87 Landscape Management & Design
  • IT88 IT Applications Development
  • IT89 IT Systems & Networks
  • IT90 Automotive Engineering
  • IT91 Robotics & Smart Systems
  • IT92 Motion Graphics
  • IT93 Visual Effects
  • IT94 Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design
  • IT95 Data Engineering
  • IT96 Immersive Applications & Game
  • IT97 AI Applications

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements

 

  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium), AND
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

  • Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants. 

  • Applicants who are interested in applying for this course should ensure they have water confidence because the course includes participation in water-based activities. 

  • In line with industry requirements, applicants should ensure that they do not have profound mobility, hearing, and visual impairments, as well as neurodiversity such as autism spectrum disorder. They should not have any chronic health conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, skin disorder, high blood pressure, heart problems and schizophrenia.

Career Opportunities

 

You can pursue a career in the following industries: 

  • Adventure Education

  • Education

  • Outdoor and adventure recreation 

  • Outdoor and adventure retail  

  • Outdoor education  

  • Uniformed Forces 

You can explore potential positions such as: 

  • Adventure Tourism/Travel Consultant 

  • Experiential Learning Facilitator 

  • Outdoor Adventure Educator/ Instructor/Facilitator 

  • Outdoor and Adventure Facilities Supervisor 

Further Studies

RP graduates are well-placed to embark on meaningful careers, immediately after graduation. They could even improve their employability by taking part-time courses or SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes (WSPs). 

What’s more, every RP diploma is recognised and has a pathway leading to a relevant degree with top local and overseas universities. RP graduates may complete their degrees in just over two or three years in a four-year programme. 
 

Skills Deepening 

Upon graduation, DOE students can choose to deepen their skills and knowledge in a chosen field before embarking on their career. They could either sign up for part-time courses or pursue WSPs. Please visit our lifelong learning page to find out more
 

Undergraduate Studies 

The diploma is designed to meet the requirements for advanced standing in local and overseas universities. Our graduates have gained entry to prestigious universities such as: 

  • La Trobe University (Australia) 

  • Monash University (Australia) 

  • Nanyang Technological University 

  • National University of Singapore 

  • Singapore Management University 

  • Singapore University of Social Sciences  

  • Singapore Institute of Technology 

For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies page.

 

Last updated on 11 Jun 2024