Our School of Engineering offers 10 full-time diploma courses and a Common Entry Programme. Currently, we have about 350 staff and 5,000 students. Besides teaching excellence, our School also focuses on applied research & development, so as to remain at the cutting edge of technology.
Housed in a campus that is next to the scenic Bedok Reservoir, we offer a unique waterfront environment that is ideal for both work and play.
Where the Future Happens
Our School of Engineering is at the forefront of technology. We are advanced and up-to-date in terms of equipment, facilities, as well as our Engineering curriculum. We anticipate future needs and our projects and ideas improve future lifestyles. We are hence able to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.
For students who join our School, this is where their future takes shape and crystallises, where they can work towards realising their ambitions, where their dreams of the future can come true. It is the starting point towards great things in the future.
Our School of Engineering has several notable niche areas, meaning, specific fields of study in which we have developed particular strength and expertise, and which is well supported by special facilities and equipment. These niche areas are in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace & Aviation, Clean Energy, Robotics & Automation, Medical Technology, as well as Smart Technologies including the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.
A Vibrant Lifestyle
Our students can look forward to a young, creative, dynamic and lively environment. Sporting competitions, artistic pursuits, adventure learning programmes, team building games, student camps, overseas study trips, and overseas community projects are some of the many exciting activities that pepper the life of a student in our School.
Today's input, hard work and perseverance will be tomorrow's reward.
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Our aim is to provide our students with quality education, driven by an industry-relevant curriculum, anchored to a learner-centric pedagogy, enriched with engaging and authentic learning experiences and opportunities, and well supported by up-to-date technology and facilities in premier learning spaces.
Mr Chang Thai Nam
Director (SME Business Development)
Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre
Mr Chen Keng Nam
Business Leader - Technology & Engineering
GE Aviation, Engine Services - Singapore
Mr Ho Eng Keong
Fab Operations Vice President
Advanced Micro Foundry Pte Ltd
Dr Kwok Wai Onn, Richard
Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Trains and
Chief, Joint Readiness Inspection (READI)
SMRT Trains Ltd
Mr Lim Beng Yong, Simon
Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association
Mr Vincent Low
Vice President, Business Development
G-Energy Global Pte Ltd
Dr Lua Eng Keong
Co-Founder/Chief Innovation Officer
Kinnami Software Corporation
Mr Jeffery Neng Kwei Sung
Deputy Group Director
Environmental Sustainability Group
Building and Construction Authority
Prof Pey Kin Leong
Office of Undergraduate Studies and SUTD Academy
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Mr Gary Tan Teck Liang
Head, Business Development Group
Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific
Mr Tan Thean Ming
Global Planning Leader; Interconnect Solutions, Electronics & Industrial
DuPont (Performance Specialty Products (Singapore) Pte. Ltd)
Prof Tang Loon Ching
Department of Industrial Systems Engineering & Management
National University of Singapore
Dr Tseng King Jet
Professor and Director of Programmes, Engineering
Singapore Institute of Technology
Here’s a bite-sized factsheet with key information for parents to get a quick overview about the School of Engineering’s academic system and programmes, with links to the important resources.
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IGNITE is an online magazine that features human interest stories and celebrates student and staff achievements from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Engineering.
Targeting all students, the magazine also features contributions by student writers on current youth trends.
With snappier newsbite type of articles, IGNITE aims to engage, enrapture and empower students.
Issue 1 (Nov 2018) (PDF: 3MB)
Issue 2 (Feb 2021) (PDF: 3MB)
Issue 3 (Aug 2021) (PDF: 5MB)
This is our School of Engineering's official newsletter, published biannually. Get updates of the happenings.
in our School over the past 6 months, innovative new projects and technological breakthroughs, the latest education news analysis, as well as a glimpse into the life of our Engineering students -- all in this one-stop newsletter.
Jan 2018 issue (PDF: 11.7 MB)
July 2017 issue (PDF: 8.96 MB)
Jan 2017 issue (PDF: 10.9 MB)
July 2016 issue (PDF: 14.8 MB)
Jan 2016 issue (PDF: 8.80 MB)
July 2015 issue (PDF: 9.26 MB)
Jan 2015 issue (PDF: 12.4 MB)
July 2014 issue (PDF: 8.00 MB)
Jan 2014 issue (PDF: 7.43 MB)
July 2013 issue (PDF: 7.58 MB)
Jan 2013 issue (PDF: 5.25 MB)
July 2012 issue (PDF: 8.25 MB)
Jan 2012 issue (PDF: 8.12 MB)
July 2011 issue (PDF: 3.74 MB)
Jan 2011 issue (PDF: 3.03 MB)
Temasek Polytechnic School of Engineering (then under the wing of the School of Science and Technology) came into existence in 1990. Its main office was at the Stirling Road campus and there were only seven staff members then under the Directorship of Mr Geoffrey Ng.
Towards the end of January 1991, the School moved to Grange Road Campus. The first batch of Engineering students (80 for each of the Diploma in Electronics and Diploma in Mechatronics courses) started their academic session there in July 1991.
The School of Engineering assumed an autonomous status in October 1992 and Mr Ang Keng Loo became its first Director. The second intake of Engineering students then was still pegged at 80 for each Diploma course.
May 1993 marked the birth of the third campus for Temasek Polytechnic. That was when the School of Engineering shifted to the Kim Seng Campus. The move enabled the School to increase its third intake to 240 students for the Diploma in Electronics course and 160 students for the Diploma in Mechatronics course. Since then, the School's staff and student population have grown.
When Temasek Polytechnic moved to its permanent campus in Tampines in September 1995, the School of Engineering's student population was 2,240 for the 1995/6 academic session. Today, there are more than 5,500 Engineering students and about 400 staff members.
Located just next to Bedok Reservoir, the scenic campus is surrounded by lush greenery and the relaxing environment provides students with the ideal waterfront setting for both work and play.
From its initial 2 diploma courses, Temasek Polytechnic School of Engineering now offers 11 full-time diploma courses and a common entry programme.
Interactive Digital Media Niche
In 2008, the School also set up the Interactive Digital Centre Asia (IDC Asia) – the first and only such Centre in Asia -- jointly with its industry partners IM Innovations and EON Reality Inc. IDC Asia now not only supports the School’s Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology but also provides professional courses, support and consultancy for the industry. The School will continue to further its expertise in IDM, in line with the Singapore government’s blueprint to turn Singapore into a global IDM hub by 2015.
Clean Energy Niche
In 2009, the School opened its Clean Energy Research Centre – the first such Centre in Singapore. The S$18 million centre houses state-of-the-art equipment to support research & development in Clean Energy technologies including fuel cells, solar power, hydro power, wind energy and biomass – the promising technologies of tomorrow. The Clean Energy Centre now supports the School's Diploma in Clean Energy, which was launched in April 2009.
That same year, the Robotics & Automation Centre was established, providing cutting-edge research into robotic technology. The School’s strength in robotics is demonstrated in its performance at the annual Singapore Robotic Games, where its participants return with a huge haul of medals each year.