Temasek Polytechnic in 2014
|Motto||Bringing Education To Life and Life to Education|
|Established||6 April 1990|
|Principal||Boo Kheng Hua|
|Location||Tampines, Singapore, Singapore|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Agency executive||Lee Kok Choy, Chairman|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Education|
Temasek Polytechnic (Abbreviation: TP; Chinese: 淡马锡理工学院; Malay: Politeknik Temasek) is a polytechnic located in Tampines, Singapore. It is the third polytechnic to be set up in the country. 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.
Temasek Polytechnic offers 51 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied sciences, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences, and informatics & IT. It has six academic schools.
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 3 cafés, 3 F&B outlets and 1 air-conditioned food court.
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