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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


British D&AD Awards 2020

TP’s School of Design students have done TP proud, taking home the coveted Yellow Pencil at the British D&AD Awards 2020 for the second year in a row.

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.

World Gourmet Summit Awards 2019

TP, 5-time winner of the Hospitality Institution of the Year, picked up its 5th win in this category at 2019’s World Gourmet Summit Awards.

World Skills 2020

Team Temasek claimed our best-ever competition medal tally of five Gold, seven Silver medals and 14 Bronze medals, as well as three Medallions for Excellence at WorldSkills Singapore 2020. A haul worthy of commemorating our 30th anniversary!

Future Pillar Award

A team of lecturers from Temasek Polytechnic School of Engineering received the Future Pillar Award at the annual skills-based competition, Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2021, in September 2021. The award recognizes academia involved in using innovative technology to nurture students in digital construction, to build the future pillars.

Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award

The ‘Smart Diabetic Breathalyser’, the major project of Yr 3 Computer Engineering students, Tejpal Aniket, Kee Yen Cheng and Yong Huey, clinched the Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award in August 2021! Kudos to their supervisors, Kok Boon Kiong, Shankarappa Kumbar and Aung San Win, too!

cine65 Film Competition 2021

TP has bagged the Inter-School Challenge Trophy at ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards 2021, with our Digital Film & Television students also clinching the Overall Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Favourite Film awards.

The last biennial short film competition was held in 2019, where TP won 5 awards.

PUB Splash Lab competition
Public Campaign category

Students from Communications & Media Management won FIRST Prize in the PUB Splash Lab competition Public Campaign category, impressing the judges with their effective storytelling, creativity and visual appeal of their Singapore water sustainability campaign!

Singapore Psychological Society Student Research Awards (SRA) 2020

In October 2020, TP’s Psychology students swept the top three awards in the Diploma category of the Singapore Psychological Society’s Student Research Awards (SRA) 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year that our psychology students have clinched the top SRA awards.

Science Buskers Festival 2020

Organised by A*STAR and SCS as a competition, the Science Buskers Festival 2020 serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. We are proud that 3 Applied Science teams have clinched the TERTIARY/OPEN categories. Congrats to our top winner Electriplets for receiving The Best On-Camera Performance and Most Creative Video awards!

Singtel GD Hackathon 2020

 IIT students worked with Singtel staff to co-create innovative prototype solutions for digitalisation in the Singtel GD Hackathon 2020. The hackathon created opportunities for our students to hone their skills and apply what they learnt to solve real industry problems. Harish Raaj Sivakumar and Mohamed Marzuk S/O Nijamudeen, from the Diploma in Information Technology, clinched the top prize of $1,000.

Frankfurt Style Awards 2020

TP’s Apparel Design & Merchandising student edged out over 100 entries from more than 17 countries to take home the Silver medal at the Frankfurt Style Awards 2020. This international talent contest provide fashion design talents with the platform and opportunity to springboard into the fashion world.

Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) 2020

Fourteen students from the Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics won Bronze Awards, nine won Silver Awards and two won Gold Awards at the SVRP 2020. The SVRP was developed by the Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) to encourage volunteerism amongst students. Winners are given internship opportunities with AiSP’s partners. 

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.

Huawei ICT 2019-2020 Innovation Competition

For the innovation challenge segment in the 2020 Huawei ICT Competition, students were expected to use IoT and AI software and hardware resources to design and develop innovative solutions.  Students from the Diploma in Information Technology won the second prize with their project: Fall Detection System for the Elderly. They also emerged second out of 109 teams from 39 countries.

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