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Temasek Polytechnic (Abbreviation: TP; Chinese: 淡马锡理工学院; Template:Lang-ms) 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. Temasek Polytechnic has received The Public Service Excellence Award, People Developer Award, Singapore Quality Class as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certifications.


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.

In September, 1995, the permanent campus for Temasek Polytechnic was completed and it moved to its current location in the town of Tampines.

Temasek Polytechnic had underwent a redesign in 2012 in terms of the logo, and sport the fresh new look while enhancing the vibrancy of the school. The TP Auditorium Foyer began the construction in 2010 and was completed in 2013.

Academic SchoolsEdit

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 ScienceEdit

  • Diploma in Applied Food Science & Nutrition
  • Diploma in Baking & Culinary Science
  • Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Diploma in Veterinary Technology

School of BusinessEdit

  • Diploma in Accounting & Finance
  • Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Studies Grouping
  • Diploma in Communications & Media Management
  • Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Law & Management
  • Diploma in Leisure & Resort Management
  • Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Retail Management

School of DesignEdit

  • Diploma in Apparel Design & Merchandising
  • Diploma in Communication Design
  • Diploma in Environment Design
  • Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design
  • Diploma in Digital Film & Television
  • Diploma in Product & Industrial Design

School of EngineeringEdit

  • Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology
  • Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
  • Diploma in Aerospace Engineering
  • Diploma in Aviation Management & Services
  • Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
  • Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering
  • Diploma in Clean Energy
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Electronics
  • Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability
  • Diploma in Integrated Facility Management
  • Diploma in Media & Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Microelectronics

School of Humanities & Social SciencesEdit

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Studies
  • Diploma in Gerontological Management Studies
  • Diploma in Psychology Studies

School of Informatics & ITEdit

  • Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance
  • Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security
  • Diploma in Digital Forensics
  • Diploma in Financial Business Informatics
  • Diploma in Game & Entertainment Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Mobile & Network Services

Tourism AcademyEdit

  • Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Business (See School of Business)

Campus featuresEdit

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 and shops.

Shops include -

  • Cold Storage
  • Food Republic
  • GAP
  • Marks & Spencer
  • H&M
  • G2000
  • Topshop
  • Burger King
  • KFC
  • Kai Sushi & Grill

Co-curricular activitiesEdit

Academic Studies ClubsEdit

  • Applied Science Studies Club (ASC)
  • Business Studies Club (BSC)
  • Design Studies Club (DSC)
  • Engineering Studies Club (ESC)
  • Informatics & IT Studies Club (IITSC)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Studies Club (HSSSC)


  • Adventure Club
  • Experiential Learning Facilitators (ELF)

Arts & CultureEdit

  • Band
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Dance Ensemble (Modern, Hip Hop & BBoy)
  • Dikir Barat
  • Divo Diva
  • Fusion Percussion
  • Indian Dance Group
  • Malay Dance Group
  • Music Vox
  • Production Crew
  • Salvo Drums
  • Teatro (DramaTec, Titisan Temasek & Rauthirum)

Community ServiceEdit

Interest GroupsEdit

  • Aerospace Engineering Interest Group
  • Atomic Club
  • Blackbox
  • Beyond Boundaries
  • Double D
  • Energy Oasis
  • ENGINEERRUS Newsletter Team
  • FDM (Integrated Facility Design & Management)
  • French Cultural Group
  • G-Spot
  • Global Connect Club
  • Green Interest Group
  • International Students
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management Interest Group (HTMIG)
  • i.Hub (Infocomm & Network Engineering)
  • i.Live
  • Japanese Cultural Group
  • Microsoft Student Community
  • NYAA Challenge
  • PACEsetters
  • TP-BP Mentors
  • TP Cliquers
  • TP Debates
  • TPAW (Temasek Polytechnic Animal Web)
  • TP Toastmasters
  • Visual Central


  • Sports Club
  • 10-Pin Bowling
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoe-polo
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Dragon Boat
  • Floorball
  • Hayashi-Ha Shitoryu Karate
  • Hockey
  • Kayak Racing
  • Life-Saving
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Sport Climbing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Track & Field
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water Polo

Students' UnionEdit

  • Temasek Polytechnic Students' Union


Temasek Polytechnic have the most numbers of alumni from Tampines Secondary School, these include - Angeline Wong, Chew Shin Ru, Annabel Lim, Natalyn Tan, Tan Wan Yin, Ong Lifen, JingXuan Phoebe, Deborah Chiu, Darrick Ching, Darryl Quek, Yeo Jing Ying, Vivian Neo, Jolin Ong, Rendy Poy, Luna Ong, Shandy Kok, Charmine Lim, Ina Bonilla, Claudia Sim, Lim Zi Teng, Chew Shin Qian, Huang Wen, Han Jia Fen, Han Jia Yun, Samantha Han, Lina Tay, Ong Shi Jie and Carissa Ong.

Other prospective owners include Wee Shi Yi, Bernard Teo, Wynn Neo, Chua Wei Jie and Donatus Lim.


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