In this section, you will find a variety of information related to our award-winning projects, competition achievements, and other prestigious events that make our School of Engineering such a special place.
We have numerous platforms which showcase our students’ accomplishments. These include our annual Engineering Project Show where students display the final product of their hard work, as well as our annual Graduation ceremony which highlights our top performers and award winners, besides recognising each and every student who receives his or her diploma on stage. Students whose projects or personal effort have won awards at national or international competitions are also captured in our online Hall of Fame.
Outstanding projects done by our staff or students may also be displayed in our Centres of Excellence and Diploma Units, as well as at various project shows organised by our individual diploma groups.
There are various scholarships available to students for their diploma studies in the School of Engineering.
The scholarships may be given to students in their first, second or third years of study, based on academic merit or CCA achievements.
The following are Engineering students who received the respective scholarships in the academic year 2018/19:
Clarisse Lee Xue Le
Diploma in Clean Energy (2017)
Former Sec School: St Anthony’s Canossian
Despite being diagnosed with mild dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, Clarisse persevered in the Normal Academic stream and earned a place in the Diploma in Clean Energy at TP via the Poly Foundation Programme, a through-train admission for ‘N’ level holders.
With the guidance of her dedicated lecturers, Clarisse graduated with Merit and won a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree from a University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Germany, under the “Poly-goes-UAS” scheme administered by the Economic Development Board.
Darren Loo Jian Han
Diploma in Electronics (2016)
Former Sec School: Yuying Sec
Darren had struggled through his ‘N’ levels and his NITEC course at ITE. Motivated by his girlfriend (a TP student) and his parents, Darren decided to start working hard. He made it into Higher NITEC, and subsequently did well enough to be admitted directly into the second year of the Diploma in Electronics course at TP.
He graduated from TP with Merit, won the prestigious Tay Eng Soon gold medal, and went on to pursue an Electrical Engineering degree course at NUS.
Estella Koh Siew Lee
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (2015)
Former Sec School: Compassvale Sec
Estella had joined the Mechatronics & Aerospace Programme and then streamed into the Diploma in Aerospace Engineering in her second semester. “Aerospace is my passion, but I wanted the flexibility to think about it in my first semester, hence I opted for this programme,” she explained.
Estella graduated with a Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (Merit) with a CGPA of 3.96, winning the All Round Excellence award and the course bronze medal. She went on to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering at NTU.
Ting Jia Yan
Diploma in Aviation Management & Services (2014)
Former Sec School: Junyuan Sec
After getting her diploma, Jia Yan secured a position as an Air Traffic Control Officer with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. After a year of rigorous training there, she became a full-fledged Air Traffic Controller.
Working from her operations centre high up in the airport tower, she oversees the navigation and flight safety of incoming and outgoing aircraft, helping to ensure that Changi Airport continues to maintain its position as the best airport in the world.
Rebecca Tan Li Kiat
Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering (2014)
Former Sec School: Anglican High School
After graduating from TP, Rebecca joined Keystone Cable Pte Ltd as a Marketing Executive under the SMA Talent Programme, putting on hold her further studies plans so that she could gain priceless industry experience.
After 2 fruitful years with the company, she then enrolled for a Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) degree programme at NUS. “Working in the industry before furthering my studies allowed me to identify and fill my knowledge gaps, putting me in an even stronger position to pursue my degree,” she explained.
Luke Lim Xing Hui
Diploma in Computer Engineering (2011)
Former Sec School: San Yu Adventist School
Applying the skills he had acquired from his diploma course, Luke invented the “Shatter Alert” – a transparent sticker-sensor that can be pasted onto glass doors or window screens to detect cracks in the surface, or attached to concrete surfaces to serve as an alert system to warn the authorities about cracks in buildings and bridges.
Luke is now a successful entrepreneur and Managing Director of Glass Security Pte Ltd, a company he set up in 2015 to sell his patented invention.
Lim Huan Wei
Diploma in Integrated Facility Management (2009)
Former School: ITE College (West)
After getting his diploma, Huan Wei worked as a Duty Engineer in the Preventive Maintenance Department at Shangri-La Hotel (Singapore). While there, he pursued a part-time Bachelor of Science degree in Facility Management from Herriot Watt University, offered via local university partner, Trend Global.
With his degree, Huan Wei moved on to become Chief Engineer for the Sofitel Hotel group. Subsequently, he joined the Roxy Pacific group as Project Manager of the Roxy Resort in the Maldives where he is now based, overseeing its design, renovation and branding.
Denis Tan Chong Ghee
Diploma in Mechatronics (2000)
Former Sec School: Hua Yi Sec
After graduating with a Diploma in Mechatronics in 2000, Denis worked as a Sales Engineer at Rockwell Automation Pte Ltd, while pursuing a part-time degree in Mechatronics from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
With his vast experience in automation, Denis was then head-hunted by Pilz GmbH & Co, a German company providing professional services for machinery safety. As Managing Director of Pilz South East Asia (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Denis managed the company’s operations in the region.
In 2019, Denis moved on to become General Manager of OnRobot (Singapore) Pte Ltd, continuing to apply his robotics expertise in driving the company’s operations.
The Director’s List is the School of Engineering’s roll of honour reserved for the very best academic performers each year. Given to the top 10% of each diploma cohort, the Director’s List award is the most prestigious academic achievement in the School.
The following are the Engineering students who received the Director’s List award for the academic year 2017/18: