School of Informatics & IT 

Grooming Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders


Did you know that IT is behind that Grab ride you just booked, the 11.11 purchase you just made and the Zoom class you just attended?  IT is indeed all around us!


Here at the School of Informatics & IT, you will learn how to harness the power of IT to improve business processes, ensure efficiency and enrich lives. 


Through our courses, you will receive a strong, practical and hands-on foundation in IT, and an understanding of specialised areas like artificial intelligence, analytics, big data, cyber security, digital forensics, financial technologies, game design, machine learning and software development. 


We know that the working world is different from learning in school. To get you ready for it, you will gain real-world experience in local or overseas companies through our Student Internship Programme! This professional experience gives you an edge when you set foot into the workforce and make a difference to the world around you.



Diploma Courses

Common ICT Programme (T63)

With strong IT fundamentals, Temasek Polytechnic's Common ICT Programme will help you choose the IT-related course you'll flourish in! Learn more now.

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE): 7 - 16 points
2024 Planned Intake: 220
Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence (T69)

Master the power of AI and use it to transform lives for the better with Temasek Polytechnic's Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence! Click to learn...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE): 6 - 12 points
2024 Planned Intake: 75
Diploma in Big Data & Analytics (T60)

Get in-demand skills to drive decision making for businesses and organisations with Temasek Polytechnic's Diploma in Big Data & Analytics! Learn more...

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE): 5 - 12 points
2024 Planned Intake: 50
Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics (T62)

Keep the digital world safe and secure with Temasek Polytechnic's Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics. Enrol today!

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE): 6 - 11 points
2024 Planned Intake: 150
Diploma in Immersive Media & Game Development (T58)

Become a master of merging the physical and virtual worlds with Temasek Polytechnic's Diploma in Immersive Media & Game Development! Learn more now.

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE): 10 - 13 points
2024 Planned Intake: 25
Diploma in Information Technology (T30)

TP's Diploma in Information Technology (IT) is where you can develop programming & software development skills with hands-on experience from experts....

Net ELR2B2 aggregate range (2024 JAE): 7 - 15 points
2024 Planned Intake: 100



Nitish Thiyagarajan, Lee Kuan Yew Award Winner 2024
poly level awards 2024

Nitish Thiyagarajan, a graduate from the Diploma in Information Technology, received the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Award during the Graduation Ceremony held on Thursday, 2 May 2024. This Award is presented to the top technology or computer science graduates from each of the polytechnics and has been presented since 1993 Temasek Polytechnic graduation ceremony.


Nitish’s journey into the world of technology began early and he first learnt coding through YouTube tutorials. During his time at TP, Nitish developed "Transito," a user-friendly bus timing app that focusses on speed and customisation.


Nitish’s penchant for creativity includes developing a word counter that eliminates citations, a GPA calculator infused with humour and a browser extension that integrates artificial intelligence to refine formal emails. He consistently finds inventive solutions to everyday matters.


As a leader of the Information Technology Student Interest Group, Nitish led the creation of a resource website for freshmen, demonstrating his leadership and teamwork skills. He ensured the project's functionality across platforms and guided its development effectively. His internship at GovTech enhanced his abilities with real-world projects. Outside of digital pursuits, Nitish dedicates his time to social causes and volunteers to repair laptops for low-income beneficiaries.


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Ashwin aced his 1-year internship at Oracle Consulting Singapore

Ashwin during Graduation 2024


After completing his GCE O Levels at Peicai Secondary School, Ashwin Gunasekaran enrolled into the Common ICT Programme at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics & IT. He then took up the Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence in Year 2. In Year 3, he secured a 1-year internship at Oracle Consulting Singapore, as a Full Stack Developer, crafting customised solutions to meet the unique requirements of the company’s clients.


Ashwin worked with a team based overseas and had to manage the complexities of remote collaboration. As project lead, he developed a cloud application from scratch using Oracle’s development platforms and tools for solutions delivery. Despite initial unfamiliarity, Ashwin and his team, successfully completed the project which is now set for implementation in the client’s business operations.


A firm believer in continuous learning, Ashwin leveraged on the resources of the Oracle University, and pursued various industry certifications. He acquired 10 Oracle certifications during his internship, including: Oracle APEX Cloud Developer Certified Professional; Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Certified Multicloud Architect Associate and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Certified Application Integration Professional. Ashwin will be pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at Singapore Management University, after completing National Service.

Victor Chua lands a scholarship with NTU’s Turing AI Scholars Programme

Victor Chua graduated in May 2024


Victor graduated as the Silver Medallist of the Diploma in Information Technology in May 2024. In his third year at the polytechnic, he took on a year-long internship at DBS as a Data Engineer. During his internship, he realised the indispensable role of communication within a team and learned the importance of asking the right questions to the right person to enhance efficiency and workflow.


Victor gained valuable insights into the projects the team was managing from his workplace colleagues and mentor. One of the things that Victor appreciated at DBS is the active involvement of interns in real projects. This hands-on experience allowed him and his peers to have a sense of belonging to the DBS team and allowed them to understand a project lifecycle. Victor appreciated that DBS provided a robust support system, a points system that incentivizes continuous learning as well as events for employees and interns to engage in. All in all, Victor is grateful for the rich lessons in leadership that interns at DBS get to experience as they work on a project from start to finish. Victor has been accepted into Nanyang Technological University’s Turing AI Scholars Programme (TAISP).


Emonda Wong graduates with a Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics (Work Study Programme)

Emonda with her mother


Emonda graduated with a Specialist Diploma in Business Analytics (Work Study Programme) from Temasek Polytechnic in August 2023. Prior to that, she had completed the Diploma in Big Data & Analytics at Temasek Polytechnic in 2022 and a Higher Nitec in Cyber & Network Security/ Network Security Technology. Emonda considers herself fortunate to have navigated through both ITE and Polytechnic, which gave her a solid foundation in the technology industry. At Temasek Polytechnic, she was not only able to deepen her technical skills, but she also refined her abilities in email writing, presentation and workplace communication.


Emonda's role at Accenture was primarily that of a Business Analyst Professional when she first started. She was responsible for investigating and resolving tickets while ensuring timely solutions. She was actively involved in gathering requirements for Change Requests to address clients' needs for new functions or programs. Emonda played a key part in contributing to business process improvement by offering effective resolutions. Her duties also encompass performing testing, preparing data for test cases, and conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system enhancements to ensure the seamless integration of new functionalities.


Emonda is appreciative of the opportunity to work in a large multi-national consulting company such as Accenture. The skills that she has built from ITE, Temasek Polytechnic and the Work-Study Programme have helped to build her confidence as an IT professional. Emonda is currently working at Accenture as an Advanced Application/Cloud Support and Engineering New Associate. 

Girls in Tech 2023
girls in tech

Tan Wei Xin from the Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics


In September 2023, Tan Wei Xin, a senior student from the Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics, was recognised as one of the Girls in Tech – a category under the Singapore 100 Women in Tech 2023.  This annual recognition is organised by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), in partnership with SG Women in Tech and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to recognise and celebrate women based in Singapore who have been inspiring and have made significant contributions to the tech industry. Wei Xin is President of the TP-ISACA student interest group and actively promotes knowledge and awareness of cybersecurity.



WorldSkills ASEAN 2023

Darren Ong Yan En and Zechariah Tan Shen Wei from the Diploma of Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics and the Diploma of Information Technology respectively participated in WorldSkills ASEAN from 23 to 25 July 2023. They represented Singapore and achieved 2 Bronze medals.


IT Network Systems AdministrationDarren Ong Yan EnCDFBronze
Web TechnologiesZechariah Tan Shen WeiITBronze

Zechariah will represent Singapore at the international WorldSkills Competition 2024 in Lyon, France, in September 2024.




Global Trips

Overseas Study Trip to Kitakyushu, Japan 
global trip to Japan

Between 9 to 14 September 2023, a group of 30 students from the Diploma in Big Data & Analytics went on a study trip to Kitakyushu, Japan. They immersed themselves in the local culture, learning about traditions and daily life. Visits to Nissan Kyushu Plant and Mishima Kosan Factory provided first-hand insights into machinery and the automotive industry. Collaborative projects with students from the National Institute of Technology Kitakyushu fostered teamwork and innovation. They explored the school's facilities and collaboratively worked on projects, broadening their global perspective. This trip equipped the students with valuable knowledge and a broader outlook on industry and culture.



Exchange Programme with National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College (KNIT) 
global trip to Japan KNIT

From 9 to 14 September 2023, a group of 30 students from the Diploma in Information Technology embarked on an overseas study trip to Kumamoto, Japan. The students gained a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and language, made like-minded new friends and were involved in cultural exchanges and technical workshops hosted by KNIT.


To reciprocate, students and staff from the Diploma in Information Technology hosted 30 students and 3 staff from KNIT when they visited Singapore from 20 to 26 September. The KNIT students attended a Technical English Workshop, visited several places of interest, and were exposed to local food and culture during their visit.



An Awesome Overseas Study Trip to South Korea
global trip to Seoul South Korea

From 4 to 10 November 2023, twenty-nine students from the Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence participated in an overseas study trip to Korea. They explored the Seoul Smart City Centre, Hyundai Motor Studio, Seoul Future Lab, Samsung Innovation Museum and Robot Museum. They also visited several places of cultural interest where they learnt more about Korean history, society and culture. The students were accompanied by two lecturers – Dr Gordon Hoi and Dr Liu Yan Yan. The students found the trip deeply enriching and inspiring.




     Overseas Study Trip to San Jose, California, USA

The trip included tours of Stanford University and U.C Berkeley campuses, offering insights into the academic and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley. At Fortinet, a leading cybersecurity company, they gained valuable knowledge about cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and sustainability efforts. 

Their trip concluded with visits to the Google and Apple campuses, where they experienced the culture of collaboration and innovation that defines these tech giants. The students were accompanied by two lecturers – Mr Shaun Tan and Mr John Leong. The students found the trip fulfilling and enriching.

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