General Studies Modules (GSM)

To provide an all-rounded educational experience, the polytechnic offers General Studies Modules (GSMs). This means that besides taking diploma modules related to your chosen area of discipline, you will have the opportunity to be exposed to areas beyond your usual field of study. Through a combination of prescribed and elective inter-disciplinary GSMs, you will can gain interesting, practical knowledge that can be beneficial to you as you prepare for the world of work and life after graduation.

To learn more about the GSMs offered, click on the tabs below.


In year 3, there are more opportunities for you to broaden your knowledge beyond your field of study. In fact, you can select up to 2 elective GS modules offered by other Schools within NYP.

Physical Fitness & Training (15 hours)

The Physical Fitness and Training module is tailored for Year 3 students headed for National Service. Fitness programs are specially curated for PES A/B students to learn how to properly train and perform at the various stations for the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). Students will be split into groups by their physical proficiencies and be encouraged to achieve their best score by the end of the module.


This module will be compulsory for students who have failed or did not attempt the pre-test IPPT in March prior to the start of the course.

Elective Modules (15 hours)

Select two elective GS modules from a pool of interesting and appealing modules offered by other schools within NYP. 

Please note modules offered may be subject to change from semester to semester.

Listing of Elective Modules