General Studies Modules (GSM)

To provide an all-rounded educational experience for all students in NYP, NYP offers General Studies Modules (GSMs). This means that besides studying your core diploma modules relating to your chosen area of discipline, you will have the opportunity to be exposed to other areas beyond your field of study. Through taking a combination of prescribed and elective inter-disciplinary GSMs during your diploma course, you will gain interesting and valuable knowledge of many other areas important in your development as an NYP student. We hope you will also find this knowledge gained from GSMs practical and beneficial to you as you prepare for the world of work and life after graduation.

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All students in Year 1 will take a number of prescribed General Studies modules that are key to building up an all-rounded education in NYP.

Pillars of Life (15-hour module)

The Pillars of Life module will put you on the path of self-discovery as you find out more about yourself, strengths, inclinations and interests. This would help you to realise your potential and make a difference to the people around you. This is a character development module designed to inspire you to make a difference to those around you. Go on a learning journey to discover six core values: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Care, Resilience and Harmony and how you can build your confidence and motivation to serve and contribute in the different roles as a student, family member and citizen.

Personal Career Strategy (15-hour module)

In the Personal Career Strategy module, you will discover the various career options in your field of study and pick up skills that will help you succeed in the world of work and life.This module aims to impart life skills that will prepare you to be lifelong learners and help you better understand the importance of values, skills and attitudes in different settings in work life. Importantly, you will also gain an appreciation of the diverse opportunities in the specific industries relating to your field of study and be able to set goals for career success.

Fitness for Life (30-hour module)

The Fitness for Life module gives you the opportunity to select one sports/wellness activities, from a wide range – from aerobics to yoga, from Frisbee to basketball. You can try out a new sport and keep fit and healthy at the same time!  This module enables you to participate in a sport of your choice and you will be able to enjoy learning the sport together with your peers. 

Fitness for Life Modules