Temasek Polytechnic

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Temasek Polytechnic
淡马锡理工学院
Politeknik Temasek
Temasek Polytechnic logo.gif
Motto Bringing Education To Life and Life to Education
Established 6 April 1990
Type Public
Principal Boo Kheng Hua
Admin. staff Approx. 1,200
Students Approx. 15,000
Location Tampines, Singapore, Singapore
Campus 30 hectares
Website www.tp.edu.sg
Temasek Polytechnic
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Agency executive Seah Moon Ming, Chairman
Parent agency Ministry of Education

Temasek Polytechnic (Abbreviation: TP; Chinese: 淡马锡理工学院; Malay: Politeknik Temasek) is the third polytechnic to be set up in Singapore. 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.

History[edit]

1989-1995[edit]

In June 1989, Dr Tony Tan, then the Minster 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[edit]

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[edit]

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, Kopitiam, 4Fingers, celio*, Cold Storage, Cotton On, Lao Beijing, Lovisa, Pandora and Aussino is available to both staff and the general public.

Academic Schools[edit]

Temasek Polytechnic offers 52 full-time diploma courses n the areas of applied sciences, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences, and informatics & IT. It has six academic schools:

  • School of Applied Science
  • School of Business
  • School of Design
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Informatics & IT
  • Tourism Academy

Campus features[edit]

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 eating facilities.


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