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Singapore Polytechnic

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Singapore Polytechnic
Politeknik Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡理工学院 (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் பாலிடெக்னிக் (Tamil)
Singapore Polytechnic logo.png

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MottoBerkhidmat Dengan Keahlian
(Serve With Membership)
TypePublic
Government
Established27 October 1954; 66 years ago (1954-10-27)
ChairpersonJanet Ang
PrincipalSoh Wai Wah
StudentsApprox 15,900
Location
500 Dover Road, Singapore 139651

Campus38 ha (94 acres)
NicknameSP
Websitesp.edu.sg

Singapore Polytechnic (Abbreviation: SP) is a post-secondary education institution in Singapore. Established on 27 October 1954, Singapore Polytechnic is the first and oldest polytechnic in Singapore.

Academic schools and departments

Singapore Polytechnic offers full-time diploma courses[1] and a range of continuing education programmes.[2] It has eleven academic schools:[3]

  • School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE)
  • SP Business School (SB)
  • School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS)
  • School of Computing (SoC)
  • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  • School of Life Skills and Communication (LSC)
  • School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE)
  • School of Mathematics and Science (MS)
  • Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy
  • Media, Arts and Design School (MAD)
  • Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)

The Professional & Adult Continuing Education Academy or PACE Academy, is a multidisciplinary Continuing Education and Training (CET) Academy offering CET programmes for adults, both online and classroom based.

Facilities

Sports

  • Sports Complex, with a full-length football pitch and running track
  • Swimming complex
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Badminton Courts
  • 1 Gym
  • 3 Basketball Courts

The Sports Arena, completed in 2015 has 12 badminton courts, 2 Basketball courts, 4 Squash Courts, 1 Multipurpose Hall and 2 Volleyball Courts. Other facilities include an external rock climbing wall and 2 rooftop Basketball Courts.

Moberly is the oldest block of SP. Once a British army barracks, the building has been refurbished into a recreational hub. It contains seven pool tables (3 on level 1, four on level 2), jamming studios, karaoke rooms, a café and a mini museum.

Other facilities

  • The alumni clubhouse, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates Guild (SPGG), is next to the campus, and contains a bowling alley, swimming pool, pool room, a gym and a restaurant.[4]
  • Two libraries: the Main Library and Hilltop Library. The Main Library houses the first Makerspace in a Singapore library.[5]
  • Aerohub: A four-storey building that houses an aircraft hangar, laboratories and a Research & Development centre. There are 4 aircraft in the hangar: Hawker HS125-700A, King Air B90, A4SU Super Skyhawk and Bell UH-1H Helicopter.[6]

Awards and certifications

Singapore Polytechnic has been awarded the Singapore Quality Class as well as the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. It has also won the Singapore Public Service Award for Organisational Excellence and the People Developer and Family Friendly Awards.

SP received the President's Award for the Environment in 2010.[7] Some of the key green initiatives by SP over the years included spearheading the adoption of Marina Reservoir to keep it clean and organising the Singapore International Water Festival to engage youths on environmental and water issues.

In 2011, SP won the South West Environment and Community (ECo) Award (Community Category). The award recognises exemplar efforts of organisations that have contributed to environmental and community sustainability in the district.

SP also clinched the inaugural ASEAN People's Award in 2015 for its contributions toward the region's community-building efforts.

Scholarships and Outstanding Talent Programme

Currently, SP offers the following scholarships

  • SP Scholarship
  • SP Engineering Scholarship
  • SP Sports and Arts Scholarship

Singapore Polytechnic Outstanding Talent (SPOT) Programme

SPOT is a talent development and enrichment programme. All SP Scholars will automatically be placed under this programme. Other eligible students will be invited to join SPOT based on their year 1 semester 1 academic results or lecturers' recommendation.

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

EAE is an admissions exercise that allows students to apply and receive conditional offers for admission to polytechnic based on their aptitudes and interests before taking their O-Level exams. This exercise replaced the Direct Polytechnic Admissions (DPA) Exercise and Joint Admission Exercise (JAE).

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Full time Diplomas of Singapore Polytechnic". Singapore Polytechnic.
  2. ^ "Continuing Education Programmes of Singapore Polytechnic". Singapore Polytechnic.
  3. ^ "Academic Schools Singapore Polytechnic". Singapore Polytechnic.
  4. ^ "Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild".
  5. ^ Fang, Sin Guek (17 August 2014). "LAS visit to Makerspace@Singapore Polytechnic",Singapore Libraries Bulletin. Library Association of Singapore. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Singapore Polytechnic – Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering Facilities".
  7. ^ "President's Award for the Environment". Archived from the original on 4 March 2014.

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