Temasek Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic
Politeknik Temasek  (Malay)
淡马锡理工学院 (Chinese)

Temasek Polytechnic in 2014
Motto Bringing Education to Life and Life to Education
Type Public
Established 6 April 1990
Principal Peter Lam
Administrative staff
Approx. 1,200
Students Approx. 15,000
Location 21 Tampines Ave 1 Singapore 529757, Singapore
Campus 30 hectares
Temasek Polytechnic
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Agency executive
  • Lee Kok Choy, Chairman
Parent agency Ministry of Education

Temasek Polytechnic (Temasek Poly, TP) is a post-secondary institution located in Tampines, Singapore. It is the third polytechnic established in the country. As an industry-focused alternative to a broader based high school education, polytechnic graduates in Singapore are sought after for work or well-prepared to complete university degrees. In contrast to polytechnics in the United States and the UK, polytechnics in Singapore admit the majority of their students after middle school, normally at the age of 16-17, which is after ten years of formal education. A diploma in a specialised area of study, for example Law & Management, is awarded after completing three years of academic studies and industry internship.

Established on April 6, 1990, the campus of the institute sits on a 30 hectare plot near the Bedok Reservoir in the eastern part of Singapore. Temasek Polytechnic has approximately 15,000 full-time students and more than 1,200 academic and administrative staff.



In June 1989, Dr Tony Tan, then the Minister of Education, announced that a third polytechnic is being considered and in April, 1990, Temasek Polytechnic was established with an initial enrolment of 735 students. The institute originally set up at Baharuddin Vocational Institute’s premises at Stirling Road and the vacated premises of Raffles Institution at Grange Road. Due to increased enrolment and the introduction of new courses, three more campuses at Kim Seng, Bukit Merah and Portsdown Road were acquired to house the institutes' student population.

1995: Moving to a permanent location

In September, 1995, the permanent campus for Temasek Polytechnic was completed and it moved to its current location in the town of Tampines.

2012-present: Logo redesign, construction of foyer

Temasek Polytechnic underwent a logo redesign, sporting a fresh new look to reflect the vibrancy of the school. The TP Auditorium Foyer began construction in 2010 and was completed in 2013. McDonald's, Subway, ToastBox, and Cheers are available to both staff and the general public.

Academic schools

Temasek Polytechnic offers 48 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied sciences, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences, and informatics & IT. It has six academic schools.

Campus features

Main entrance of Temasek Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic's campus was designed by architect James Stirling. The campus has 61 lecture theaters, a convention centre, canteens, auditoria, an amphitheatre, laboratories and training facilities, a large library, sporting facilities, and 13 food outlets including three cafés, three F&B outlets and an air-conditioned food court.

Course features

School of Business

School of Design

School of Engineering

There are many courses in Engineering itself. They are,

Engineering Diplomas

  1. Computer Engineering (T13)
  2. 3D Interactive Media Technology (T49)
  3. Aerospace Electronics (T50)
  4. Aerospace Engineering (T51)
  5. Aviation Management & Services (T04)
  6. Biomedical Engineering (T38)
  7. Business Process & Systems Engineering (T43)
  8. Clean Energy (T52)
  9. Electronics (T05, T56)
  10. Green Building & Sustainability (T29)
  11. Integrated Facility Management (T28)
  12. Mechatronics (T06)
  13. Microelectronics (T05, T56)

Special Programmes

  1. Common Engineering Programme (T56)
  2. Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programme (T05)
  3. Mechatronics & Aerospace Programme (T06)

For 2016 and earlier intakes only

  1. Infocomm & Network Engineering
  2. Media & Communication Technology

School of Informatics & IT

Financial Business Informatics

Notable alumni


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  3. "The S factor in K-pop". Asia News Network. August 8, 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2014.

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