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Singapore Polytechnic (Abbreviation: SP; Template:Zh), the first polytechnic established in Singapore, was founded in 1954. The former campus was originally located at Prince Edward Road. In 1978, it was relocated to its present-day location at Dover next to Dover MRT Station.

2010 saw Singapore Polytechnic's 50th graduation ceremony and 150,000th graduate.[1] To date, over 177,000 students have graduated from Singapore Polytechnic. Singapore Polytechnic celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Mission, Vision, Goals & Values[2]Edit


To educate and nurture our students to excel in work and in life, and to equip adult learners with skills and knowledge to enhance their employability.


A leading institution that prepares our students to be work ready, life ready and world ready.


  • Providing Holistic Education
  • Fostering Global Orientation
  • Creating Learning & Social Spaces
  • Building Capabilities


  • Self-Discipline
  • Personal Integrity
  • Care & Concern
  • Openness
  • Responsibility
  • Excellence

These values are represented by the acronym SP CORE.

Academic schools and departmentsEdit

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Singapore Polytechnic offers 50 full-time diploma courses and a wide range of continuing education programmes. It has ten academic schools and one academic department:

School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE)Edit

Prior to 2009, this school went by the name of the School of the Built Environment. The School of Architecture and the Built Environment comprises the divisions of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

The School offers the following six full-time diploma courses:

SP Business School (SB)Edit


The SP Business School started with 280 students and less than 30 lecturers in 1986.

Full Time Diplomas

Part-time Diplomas

  • Diploma in Business Administration (EDBA4) — part-time

Part-time Advanced Diploma

  • Advanced Diploma in Strategic Marketing (ASMKT) - part-time

School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS)Edit


School of Communication, Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Edit

CASS offers programmes that prepares students for careers and further education in fields related to communication, arts and social sciences.

SP Design School (SD)Edit

School of Digital Media and Infocommunication Technology (DMIT)Edit

School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)Edit

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School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE)Edit

Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)Edit


School of Mathematics & Science (MS)Edit

Department of Educational Development (EDU)Edit

The mission of the Educational Development Department (EDU) is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in Singapore Polytechnic.

The department leads educational innovations and initiatives, provides consultancy in the areas of curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment, applies educational research to enhance teaching and learning, promotes e-learning and notebook PC pedagogy, promotes applications of educational technology to teaching and learning, and providing services to support audio/video production and e-learning content creation.

Co-curricular Activities Edit

To complement the academic life, Singapore Polytechnic has a wide variety of Co-curricular Activities for its students to choose from. The 120 student clubs and sports groups, numerous student activities and excellent recreational and sports facilities, help shape their students to be well-rounded individuals.

Constituents Edit

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Leadership and Lifestyle Edit



Team SportsEdit

Go ServeEdit

Singapore Polytechnic also places strong emphasis on community service. Go Serve is an initiative by Singapore Polytechnic which aims to inspire students and staff to become socially responsible and be engaged in developing appropriate technology and business solutions in a sustainable manner to improve living conditions and livelihood. During their time at Singapore Polytechnic, every staff and student, would have experienced some form of community service under its Go Serve initiative.

Based on Singapore Polytechnic’s rich and proud tradition of inspiring both its staff and students to be actively involved in the community, the Go Serve approach encompasses Giving, Service and Social Innovation. It seeks to align community responsibilities, activities and programmes with its core business of training and educating students who are not only work, life and world ready, but are also passionate and ready to serve people and society. It is geared towards Opening Eyes, Opening Minds, Opening Hearts and Opening Lives.

The Go Serve initiative presents various local and overseas community service opportunities. Recent overseas programmes include visits to Nepal and Cambodia.


Spread across a 38-hectare Campus, Singapore Polytechnic has myriad state-of-the-art teaching facilities as well as sports, recreational, food and beverage, and hangout spaces for a vibrant campus life.

Teaching facilitiesEdit

Applied and Health Sciences Facilities

Architecture, Design and Environment FacilitiesEdit

Business, IT and Humanities FacilitiesEdit

Engineering FacilitiesEdit

Sports FacilitiesEdit

  • Sports Complex, with a full-length football pitch and running track
  • Swimming complex
  • Tennis Courts (four)
  • Polycentre Badminton Courts (three)
  • Gyms (two)
  • Basketball Courts (three)
  • Street Soccer Court

The new Sports Hub which will be ready sometime in 2014, will feature 12 badminton courts, 2 Basketball courts, 3 Squash Courts, 1 Multipurpose Hall, 1 Bouldering Wall, 2 Netball Courts and 2 Volleyball Courts. There will also be an external rock climbing wall and rooftop Tennis Courts.

Food & Beverage and Retail OutletsEdit

  • Artease
  • Bang Deli Café @Hilltop Library
  • Café @Moberly
  • Food Court 2 – Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Campus Mart
  • Food Court 3 – Food Haven, Burger King
  • Food Court 4 – Koufu
  • Food Court 5 – KFC, Starbucks, Subway, Bang Deli
  • Food Court 6 –
  • Food Haven @Staff Centre
  • Hot Shot Café
  • Manna
  • McDonald’s
  • McCafe
  • School of Coffee

Retail OutletsEdit

  • Cheers Convenience Store
  • Popular Book Store
  • FRANK Store by OCBC


  • Auditorium Foyer
  • Colours @Main Library – Hotshot Café, Funtasia Room, Da Vinci Floor
  • Concourse B Study Hall
  • Hilltop Library – Café
  • Spectrum
  • Student Area @T11C
  • The Sanctuary
  • The Student Hub @Moberly – Pool tables, Jamming Studios, Karaoke Rooms, Café, Mini Museum

Moberly is the oldest block of SP. Once a British army barracks, the building has been refurbished into a recreational hub. It contains six pool tables (3 on level 1, four on level 2), jamming studios, karaoke rooms, a cafe and a mini museum. It is located close to the Administration Building, Teaching Block 10 and Food court 3.

Other FacilitiesEdit

  • 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. All facilities are available for graduates and current students to use.
  • Kindergarten within the campus for children of staff.
  • Two libraries: the Main Library and the Hilltop Library.

Awards and CertificationsEdit

The 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 also received the President's Award for the Environment in 2010, making it the first polytechnic to do so since the award's inception in 2006. 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.

Most recently, 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.

Scholarships and Outstanding Talent ProgrammeEdit

Currently, SP offers the following scholarships

  • SP Scholarship
  • SP Engineering Scholarship
  • SP-ITE Scholarship Scheme
  • SP Music & Arts Scholarship
  • SP Sports Scholarship

Singapore Polytechnic Outstanding Talent (SPOT) Programme

The SP Scholarship places scholars under the of SP Outstanding Talent (SPOT) programme, which exposes students to global current affairs and grooms them to form a new generation of thinkers and leaders. The SP Scholarship also provides full tuition fees sponsorship. All SP Scholars are automatically enrolled on the SPOT programme. At the end of the first semester, other first-year SP students who meet the following criteria will be shortlisted and interviewed to assess their suitability for SPOT.

Direct Polytechnic Admissions (DPA)Edit

DPA allows final-year secondary school students who have an interest in, and aptitude for, poly education, to apply for and get a confirmed place in a polytechnic course of their choice before sitting for their GCE 'O' Level exam.

JUMPSTART is the special 8-week Singapore Polytechnic Preparatory Programme (PPP) for successful Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA) applicants to SP.

The programme offers the DPA students a head start to poly education and student life in February/March before the formal diploma term begins in April. It comprises academic modules to enrich and build their foundation in polytechnic studies; enrichment activities and DPA bonding camp to help students develop teambuilding, networking and people skills.


External linksEdit

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