Temasek Polytechnic

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Temasek Polytechnic
Politeknik Temasek  (Malay)
談馬錫理工學院 (Chinese)
Temasek Polytechnic logo.gif
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Temasek Polytechnic in 2014
Motto Bringing Education to Life and Life to Education
Type Public
Established 6 April 1990; 28 years ago (1990-04-06)
Principal Peter Lam
Administrative staff
Approx. 1,200
Students Approx. 15,000
Location Tampines, Singapore
Campus 30 hectares
Colors Red and White         
Nickname TP
Temasek Polytechnic
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Agency executive
  • Lee Kok Choy, Chairman
Parent agency Ministry of Education

Temasek Polytechnic (Abbreviation: TP) is an institution of higher learning located in Tampines, Singapore. It is the third polytechnic established in the country. As an industry-focused alternative to a broader based junior college 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 secondary 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[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, Subway, ToastBox, and Cheers are available to both staff and the general public.

Academic schools[edit]

Temasek Polytechnic offers more than 40 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[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 13 food outlets including three cafés, three F&B outlets and an air-conditioned food court.


School of Business[edit]

Full-time diploma courses offered by the School of Business:

  1. Accounting & Finance (T02)
  2. Business (T01)
  3. Business Information Technology (T36)
  4. Business Studies Grouping (T01)
  5. Communications & Media Management (T40)
  6. Culinary & Catering Management (T18)
  7. Hospitality & Tourism Management (T08)
  8. Law & Management (T09)
  9. Leisure & Events Management (T61)
  10. Logistics & Operations Management (T01)
  11. Marketing (T01)
  12. Retail Management (T39)

School of Design[edit]

Full-time diploma courses offered by the School of Design:

  1. Apparel Design & Merchandising (T20)
  2. Communication Design (T59)
  3. Digital Film & Television (T23)
  4. Environment Design (T46)
  5. Interior Architecture & Design (T22)
  6. Product & Industrial Design (T35)

School of Applied Science[edit]

Full-time diploma courses offered by the School of Applied Science:

  1. Applied Food Science & Nutrition (T26)
  2. Baking & Culinary Science (T44)
  3. Biomedical Science (T27)
  4. Biotechnology (T31)
  5. Chemical Engineering (T33)
  6. Pharmaceutical Science (T25)
  7. Veterinary Technology (T45)

School of Engineering[edit]

Full-time diploma courses offered by the School of Engineering:

  1. 3D Interactive Media Technology (T49)
  2. Aerospace Electronics (T50)
  3. Aerospace Engineering (T51)
  4. Aviation Management & Services (T04)
  5. Biomedical Engineering (T38)
  6. Business Process & Systems Engineering (T43)
  7. Clean Energy (T52)
  8. Computer Engineering (T13)
  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[edit]

Full-time diploma courses offered by the School of Informatics & IT:

  1. Big Data Management & Governance (T60)
  2. Business Intelligence & Analytics (T57)
  3. Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (T62)
  4. Financial Business Informatics (T17)
  5. Game Design & Development (T58)
  6. Information Technology (T30)

For 2017 and earlier intakes only

  1. Cyber & Digital Security
  2. Digital Media Forensics
  3. Mobile & Network Services

School of Humanities & Social Sciences[edit]

Full-time diploma courses offered by the School of Humanities & Social Sciences:

  1. Early Childhood Studies (T54)
  2. Gerontological Management Studies (T53)
  3. Psychology Studies (T48)

Notable alumni[edit]


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