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Iman Tang and Sowmya Sathish

Iman Tang and Sowmya Sathish

Our heartiest congratulations to Iman Tang from the School of Informatics and IT for being the recipient of the President’s Award for Teachers (PAT) and Sowmya Sathish from the School of Engineering for being a PAT finalist! This Award recognises excellent educators for their role in moulding the future of our nation. Thank you for inspiring us, Iman and Sowmya! 

TP student on internship at an aquatic centre

Muhammad Fadzlan B Abdul Aziz

During Fadzlan's fulfilling internship at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, which is under Singapore Sports Hub, his responsibilities involved performing day-to-day operations and ensuring that every guest has an enjoyable experience at the centre. Beyond his day-to-day routine, he was also involved in the planning and execution of upcoming programmes and events such as the Olympic Qualifiers in December 2020.

"I also actively seek out opportunities to grow my internship experience and make my day at work productive," said Fadzlan from the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management. For instance, he tried his hands (or feet!) at the surfing simulation called Stingray. He believed that the hands-on experience would allow him to understand better the activities that the centre offered and pre-empt guests' needs as they engage in these activities.

group of students on internship

Tham Xinyi, Lee Ying Ying, Sim Xin Hui, Isaac Phua Chik

These four students from the School of Informatics & IT were attached to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for their internship. XinYi, Ying Ying, Xin Hui and Isaac, from the Diplomas in Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Big Data Management & Governance (now known as Big Data & Analytics), worked on the construction of Business Intelligence Dashboards and Data Visualisations to support MOM’s needs. One memorable project they worked on entailed developing dashboards for COVID-19 Operations. 

All four of them thoroughly enjoyed the exposure to real-life work situations, the guidance and advice they received from colleagues and the many opportunities they had to apply the knowledge they acquired in TP.

“Our data visualisation module built our foundation in basic dashboarding skills. Even though Power BI is a new tool for us, we picked it up like pros,” said Isaac.

The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement


The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement is awarded to only one exceptional polytechnic fresh graduate each year. This prestigious honour supports and recognises outstanding post-secondary students who have done well academically and non-academically, particularly those who have made outstanding contributions to the community and demonstrated the spirit of Innovation and Enterprise.

SIX TP students have been awarded the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement since its inception in 2009. 

Viyshnatulasiy Manivannen

School of Applied Science

Diploma in Biotechnology



Phyllis Soo Hui Min

School of Business

Diploma in Business



Charis Sim Wei Li

School of Business

Diploma in Law & Management



TP Award Winners

Industry or Course-related Awards

Our Wins


Airbus-SSTA Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Challenge 2020

A team comprising students from TP Schools of Engineering and Informatics & IT emerged Champions with their idea of using computer vision and neuro-linguistic programming in aiding disaster rescues efforts.

British D&AD Awards 2019

Dawn Lee from TP School of Design took the coveted Yellow Pencil, one of 11 to be given away from a field of more than 6,000 entries. Hers was the only student project from Asia to win this accolade.

Crowbar Awards 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, TP School of Design won the Institution of the Year award. Our students turned in 22 Gold, 23 Silver and 12 Bronze awards.

Dilmah Junior Tea Time Challenge

Culinary & Catering Management students did TP proud when they took the title of Champions in this Challenge held in October 2019. Participants came from the polytechnics, SHATEC and At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy.

Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress – Youth Leadership Development Programme

At this event held in October 2019, four students from the School of Informatics & IT took home Best Innovation, Best Creativity, Best Teamwork and Most Comprehensive Awards.

International Hackathon for Training Next Generation Engineers

Two students from the School of Informatics & IT received the Best Performance Award at this international competition held in Fukuoka, Japan, in August 2019.

International Science Enterprise Challenge (iSEC) 2019

TP Pharmaceutical Science student emerged Champion in this competition that pits IHL students against each other in building a business model for a viable product or service.

NTU Hackathon iNTUition V6.0 Competition 2019

At this student-run 24-hour hackathon held in October, TP’s Engineering students took the top Best University Hack Award, for their mobile app which uses AI to detect scam SMSes and alert users. The competition is organised by the IEEE NTU Student Branch, and open to students of undergraduate level and below in any educational institution in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

National Youth Achievement Award (Gold) 2019

Two TP students, Crystabelle Chua and Jamie Ou, received the Gold Awards for their contributions to service learning, outdoor appreciation, healthy living and community projects.

New Festivals TV & Film Awards 2019

TP Digital Film & Television students took Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes in the Best Student Film category of this global competition that saw entries from EU, Africa and America.

Ningbo International Youth Culinary Challenge 2019

Against stiff competition from national teams from Australia, China, Cambodia, Estonia, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Panama, TP’s Culinary & Catering Management students took one Gold and two Silver medals in this Challenge.

PolyFinTech100 API Hackathon 2019

A team of four students from the Diploma in Information Technology took top place, receiving the Prudential Most Transformative InsureTech Award under the InsureTech Category. The Hackathon aims to nurture FinTech talent through developing prototypes using Open APIs from the industry to address real world problem statements.

Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI) HR Hackathon 2019

Students from the Diploma in Business emerged as the winning team at the Hackathon, edging out 16 other teams from the IHLs. Organised by SHRI, the Hackathon required the competing teams to propose ideas and solutions to engage the future workforce meaningfully.

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