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Overview

The life of a student in our campus is varied and vibrant. Sporting competitions, artistic pursuits, adventure learning programmes, team building games, student club gatherings and school camps, as well as the annual Campus Care Network (CCN) Day carnival when students and staff join forces to raise funds, are some of the many exciting activities that will pepper your life as a student.

Study trips, both local and overseas, as well as our overseas community projects, help to bring education to life for you, allowing you to learn outside the classroom.

Our high-tech equipment and facilities, up-to-date curriculum, as well as friendly and approachable lecturers, help to give you a very positive learning experience.

Located in a picturesque environment that is close to nature, the campus provides you with the ideal waterfront setting for work, play and recreation.

 

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Orientation

As a new student, your first experience of our School will probably be at the Orientation for freshmen, held for 3 days in the week before the new semester starts.
 

The Orientation will help to ease you into Poly life, by introducing you to the physical facilities, programmes, and the school system, while arming you with the basic information to get you started. Course books, tool kits and other learning resources will also be distributed during these 3 days.

Fun and engaging, the Orientation will also give you opportunities for interaction and bonding with fellow freshmen as well as your seniors, through teamwork-building games, telematch sessions, mass dances, cheering practice and the grand finale on the final day – the Temasek Regatta.

Usually held at the scenic Bedok Reservoir Park next to our campus, the Regatta is a mini-olympics in which the 6 academic schools compete against one another in various dragon boat races. Thousands cheer their school mates on, as the paddles splash through the placid waters and surging boats glide over the reflective tranquility of the reservoir.

Then, after the sun sets on the final day of the Orientation, you let their hair down at a Jam & Hop at night, pepping yourself up for an energetic start to Poly life.

Director's List

The Director's List is the School of Engineering's prestigious roll of honour for the top 10% of academic achievers. It is given out each year at an award ceremony, called the "Awards for Excellence" presentation ceremony, usually held in June or July each year.

In addition to the "Director's List Award", two additional awards are also given out at the ceremony. These are: the "Competition Award" for students who had brought honour to the School by winning awards at national or international level competitions, as well as the "Most Improved Student Award" for those who have shown outstanding improvement in their academic performance over the past year, as compared to the previous year.

Students who earn any of these awards will be informed by mail and invited to attend the "Awards for Excellence" presentation ceremony. Their parents would also receive an invitation to attend the ceremony to share in their child's joy and accomplishment.

 

To view the Director’s List Award winners (Freshmen) 2019/20, click here.

For view the Director’s List Award winners (Junior) 2019/20, click here.

CCN Day

The Campus Care Network (CCN) Day carnival is a biannual event in which staff and students from academic schools and admin departments, as well as various CCA groups, set up stalls along the Level 3 concourse and around the main Horseshoe Plaza, turning the entire campus into a colourful and bustling street market.  

From the sale of bubble tea, cakes, ice cream, flowers, clothing items and handphone accessories, to the offering of services such as henna hand-painting, portrait-sketching and car-washing, the CCN Day carnival also gives students a chance to experience being an entrepreneur for a day, while fostering class camaraderie and building rapport with their respective Care Persons.
 

First year students, especially, are strongly encouraged to set up a stall, so as to cultivate their charitable spirit, in line with their first year LEAP (Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice) subject curriculum which focuses on discovering one’s self-identity as well as sense of belonging to a group.

    

Profits from the CCN carnival go to the Polytechnic’s CCN Fund which is disbursed in the form of bursaries or short term assistance to help financially challenged students in TP.

    

Roadmap

 

ENG Student Development Roadmap


As an engineering student, you are given ample opportunities to achieve success in your academic, personal and professional development in the school. To realize your full potential, you are encouraged to participate actively in the variety of programmes designed for you. This student development roadmap shows you how your developmental needs are provided as you journey through the 6 semesters in ENG School.

A Care Person (CP) will be assigned to help you through the journey in school. He/She will provide care and guidance in matters pertaining to your academic, personal and professional developments in school and will meet you in the LEAP (Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice) Care Group interaction classes from Level 1 to Level 3.

LEAP is a leadership and character education programme which consists of three core subjects, namely LEAP 1, 2, & 3.  It seeks to cultivate in you the dispositions (attitude, skill-sets and knowledge) towards the development of your leadership competencies.

In this level, you will discover more about yourself, your personality profile and how it impacts your learning style. Programmes and activities focus on building a sense of identity in the class, diploma, school and TP.

Examples of such activities are:
 

  • Orientation programmes,
  • Campus Care Network,
  • Open House and
  • Sports etc

In this level, you will be given opportunities to serve in as leaders in the student clubs, interest groups, community service and sports etc. There are also opportunities for overseas community projects and exchange programmes to enrich your learning experience. There are competitions in school, within Poly and outside Poly where you can pitch your knowledge and skills with your competitors.

Some examples of competitions are:
 

  1. Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award
  2. Singapore Robotics Games
  3. Worldskills competition
  4. IES Design Award competition

In this level, you will explore opportunities for career and higher education. You will experience industrial attachments and projects in the real working environment. Career equipping skills like job interviews, resume writing and grooming are designed in the curriculum. Higher education talks and job fairs will be organized for the students.

What must students do?


In order to maximize your potential in ENG School, you are encouraged to do the following:
 

  • Take charge of your own development as you participate in the various programmes/ activities.
  • Set personal goals in each level of your study. Review them with your Care Person regularly.
  • Reflect on your learning and development.
  • Compile evidences of your achievements and the skills you have developed in your portfolio.
     

Remember: Don’t just focus on your academic achievement; it is also important that you pick up and showcase skills vital for today’s workforce.

Lab Info & Rules

Our labs in the School of Engineering are equipped with the necessary hardware and software to support teaching and learning, while giving our students a positive learning experience.  We constantly upgrade our facilities and equipment to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of technology, and that our students will have an edge when they enter the world of work.

Among the many lab facilities in our School are Free Access labs which our students can use in their own time, during the lab opening hours and subject to availability.  These labs are:

Location: EN13-7-37 & EN13-7-39
Purpose: This lab provides the facilities for students to work on their assignment in addition to their normal DFUND1, DFUND2, CKT, EDEVCKT, PROTOTYPING & EPT lab sessions.
Lab opening hours:

Monday to Friday
9.00am to 10.00pm 

In the event of session cancellation due to maintenance or emergency reasons, notices will be pasted outside the lab to keep students informed, at the earliest possible time.

 

How to book the lab?

Booking of the lab will be on a "first come, first served basis”, based on the free time slot of the timetable scheduled.  (Priority will be given to Lecturers for make-up lab sessions, and for lab maintenance.)


For enquiries, please contact the following TSOs in charge:
 

  • Ser Chin Yung (ext 5553)
  • Poh Chong Kiat (ext 5655)
  • Abdul Rahim (ext 5551)
  • Leonard Oh Rui Ming (ext 5581)
  • Kevin Goh Boon Hee (ext 5544)

Location: EN19-5-78
Purpose: This lab provides facilities to all students taking EDraw in the current term/semester.
Lab opening hours:

Monday to Thursday
0900hr to 1800hr
Friday
0900hr to 1730hr
(Extended free access may be granted till 10pm,on per request basis) 

In the event of session cancellation due to maintenance or emergency reasons, notices will be pasted outside the lab to keep students informed, at the earliest possible time.

 

How to book the lab?

Booking of the lab will be on a "first come, first served basis”, based on the free time slot of the timetable scheduled.  (Priority will be given to Lecturers for make-up lab sessions, and for lab maintenance.)


For enquiries, please contact the TSO in charge:

Lim Hock Chuan (ext 5659)

Location: EN15-7-46
Purpose: This lab provides the facilities for students to work on their assignment in addition to their normal CCT, EDEV & CCT, DFUND, DFUND1, DE & COM, DFUND2, ECKT, DTECH, DIGCS, ICAP, ICAP1 lab sessions.
Lab opening hours:

Monday to Thursday
0900hr to 1800hr
Friday
0900hr to 1730hr
(Extended free access may be granted till 10pm, on per request basis)

In the event of session cancellation due to maintenance or emergency reasons, notices will be pasted outside the lab to keep students informed, at the earliest possible time.

 

This lab is only open to 2nd or 3rd year students to work on their MCT projects; any student found doing otherwise will be asked to leave the lab. 


For enquiries, please contact the TSO in-charge:

Lim Chye Soon (ext 5554)

Location: EN23-5-120
Purpose: Provides general PC free access to Engineering student, in addition to
scheduled events. Free access is only available to ENG students during non-timetabled slots. Students are to refer to notice board for login procedure.
Lab opening hours: Monday to Thursday
0900hr to 1800hr
Friday
0900hr to 1730hr
(Extended free access may be granted till 10pm, on per request basis)

 

How to book the lab?

Booking of the lab will be on a "first come, first served basis”, based on the free time slot of the timetable scheduled.  (Priority will be given to Lecturers for make-up lab sessions, and for lab maintenance.)


Note: The maximum usage of this Free Access Lab is 1.5 hours.


For enquires, please contact following TSOs in charge:
 

  • Tan Sock Hua, Sophia (ext 5547)
  • Tan Kok Seng, Eddie  (ext 5650)
  • Azhar bin Moh (ext 5546)

When in doubt, please check with your Lecturer or Technical Support Officer (TSO) in charge of the lab.


For your own safety and the safety of other lab users, as well as for the efficient operation of our labs, please read and observe the following general lab rules:

 

DOs
 

  • log in/out at the start and end of your lab session, where applicable
  • book equipment in advance before use, where applicable
  • report any missing or faulty tools or equipment to the Lecturer or TSO in-charge
  • sign out any equipment or manual which you wish to borrow
  • return all tools and equipment to their original location after use
  • report any items which you have lost or damaged; you may be required to replace it
  • switch off all mobile phones especially when using sensitive equipment
  • clean up your workspace before you leave
  • clear all waste and dispose them into assigned containers 


DON'Ts
 

  • enter the labs without the permission of the lecturer or TSO in-charge
  • touch any equipment or machine if you are unsure of its operating procedure
  • change the setting of computer software
  • violate any copyrights laws
  • pass computer passwords to others
  • download or install any unauthorised software in the computers in the lab
  • relocate equipment without prior permission
  • visit porno sites / bring porno materials into a lab
  • misuse lab equipment and facilities
  • play, sleep, read newspapers or listen to music in the lab
  • eat and drink in the lab
  • litter in the lab


Safety Rules - Personal Safety
 

When working on a machine:
 

  • Always wear safety glasses
  • Put on safety goggles even if you are wearing spectacles
  • Avoid horseplay at all times
  • Remove all rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches
  • Roll your sleeves up to the elbow and tuck in any loose clothing
  • Wear protective covered shoes
  • Get immediate first aid for any injuries, no matter how minor they are
  • Do not eat and drink in the lab
  • Remember that skirts, dress, shorts, sleeveless shirts, Bermudas, sandals or slippers are NOT allowed

 

Safety Rules - Work Safety
 

  • Do not work on the machine if you are not feeling well
  • Do not try to start or operate a machine unless you fully understand its mechanism
  • Stop the machine first before attempting to do any measurement or adjustment
  • Never attempt to stop the rotating spindle of any machine with your hands
  • Only one student is allowed to operate a machine at any one time
  • Keep the working area free from oil, tools or any hazardous parts
  • Never use rags near the moving part(s) of a machine
  • Do not allow any machine to run unattended
  • Dispose of oily rags properly
  • Enlist the help of the Lecturer or TSO in charge when handling hazardous chemical substances
  • Do not play, sleep, read newspapers or listen to music in the lab
  • Ensure that hazardous substances are handled using suitable equipment
  • Refer to the Lecturer or TSO in charge, if you have any doubts


OTHER GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
 

  • Students are required to bring their matriculation card for identification during the free access lab session and produce their matriculation card to the Lecturer or TSO in charge when required.
  • Students are responsible for the lab facilities during the lab access session.  Lab facilities include the furniture, computers, computer accessories and tools in the lab. Any damage or loss, prior to signing in, should be reported to the TSO in charge immediately; otherwise, students may be held responsible once they login.
  • Students are to use the facility solely for learning and academic purposes.
  • When in the labs, students must behave and work quietly for the convenience of others.
  • No visiting of pornographic site, downloading/copying of unauthorised software and unrelated material such as games & MP3 files etc are allowed in all labs.
  • No playing of computer games is allowed.
  • Students are expected to maintain good housekeeping at all times in the lab, and this includes tidying up their work area before leaving the lab at the end of a session, returning all components to their respective places after use, and switching off all equipment at the end of the session (unless otherwise instructed).
  • When inside a lab, students must be properly attired according to the TP Student Dress Code for labs, and this includes wearing proper covered shoes, tucking in or tying up loose clothing and long hair, and removing all accessories.
  • All the rules and regulations, as well as safety rules, published in the Student Handbook will apply to the use of labs.
  • Any student involved in vandalism of any form while in the lab will be reported to his/her Course Manager for disciplinary action.
  • Students will be responsible for the loss or damage of equipment, tools or accessories that they use, and may be required to replace these items.  They are therefore advised to take utmost care of any equipment that they use.


Note:

1) If a student infringes any of the lab rules and regulations stipulated or behaves in a manner that is deemed inappropriate, the TSO in charge reserve the right to disallow him/her the use of any of the lab facilities.  In addition, the student may be banned from using the lab for the rest of the semester.


2) On a needs basis, Subject Leaders can also request for their respective labs (other than the above-mentioned labs) to be opened for students to work on their assignments outside of their normal lab sessions.

Major Project

    


The Major Project (MP) is an important component of your diploma training, carried out in conjunction with your student internship programme (SIP), usually in Year 3.1. During this MP-SIP phase, you will be attached to a research unit in the school or a company in the industry (local or overseas) to carry out a project over a period of about 4 months. You will have the opportunity to apply the theories you have learnt in your diploma course to solve issues and problems faced by the industry.


In line with the effort to help you  to sharpen your skill-sets and nurture your talent, our School will be enhancing our MP-SIP system and deepening our collaboration with our industry partners under a “place and train” framework whereby you can achieve skills-mastery by being attached to, and learning from, expert mentors in companies. This is part of the new “SkillsFuture” initiative launched by our government in April 2015. The objective is to ensure that you will be more industry-ready upon graduation. 
 

Current Engineering students may get more info about their MP-SIP placement from the student portal (Intranet).

 

Online Student Evaluation of Teaching (OnSET)

    


OnSET is the online survey system which all students are required to use to give feedback about the quality of teaching of their lecturers/tutors. Since April 2013, OnSET has replaced the old hardcopy system, whereby support staff went around to each classroom to administer the survey and students had to mark their answers on optical mark sheets, which then had to be collected and fed into an optical mark reader.    

Now, the system automatically tabulates and analyses the survey results and sends them to the lecturer/tutor concerned, thereby saving time and manpower. It also enhances the confidentiality of responses, as there is no human intervention in the process.

Full details about the OnSET system, as well as FAQs, can be downloaded as follows:
 

OnSET Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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