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Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology

Course is applicable only for AY2018 intake and earlier

You must have come across 3D animation, graphics or simulation used in educational materials, advertising, websites, presentations, computer games, and of course, in movies. These are all interactive digital media – the growth of which is becoming virtually unstoppable today.

Under Singapore’s Media 21 plan, the government aims to transform the country into a global media city that develops and trains professionals in such 3D interactive applications. This very exciting course will enable you to tap into this growing market for Interactive Digital Media (IDM) as more companies start to deploy state-of-the-art technology to create 3D graphics to market their products or to design and simulate real-life effects in virtual training for maintenance and manufacturing.

Companies in the aerospace, medical and automotive industries, as well as defence weapon manufacturers and architectural design firms are using such 3D applications to conceptualise futuristic devices that do not exist currently. Schools and educational institutions are also using 3D modelling and animation tools to teach and illustrate complex concepts. In this course, you will be equipped with a solid foundation in not just engineering, but also digital media design concepts, and interactive 3D visualisation and simulation for the IDM industry.

 This is a unique course which combines engineering with 3D Interactive Digital Media (IDM) technologies. It shapes a new breed of graduates to meet the expected strong demand for such skills and know-how in the key sectors of Singapore’s economy such as engineering, healthcare and transportation.
—  Vincent Ong
     Managing Director,
     IM Innovations Pte Ltd
     Managing Director,
     MAXON Competence Centre
Learn to create exciting interactive visual simulations

 

Notable Features

  • The only local polytechnic diploma course that specialises in creating interactive 3D content for both industrial and commercial uses
  • Special focus on engineering and architectural-based industries such as the aerospace, automotive and intelligent buildings sectors, thereby giving you greater flexibility in employment and further education
  • You get to use the high-tech Interactive Digital Centre Asia (IDC Asia) on campus, the only such centre in Asia
  • You get to use our Interactive Digital Centre Asia (IDC Asia) on campus – the only such centre in Asia – which is equipped with high tech 3D simulation equipment and teaching aids

Career Prospects

3-dimensional (3D) graphics and simulation are widely used in educational materials, advertising, websites, presentations, and even in movies! These are all part of interactive digital media that is fast gaining popularity today.

Under Singapore’s “Media 21” plan, the government aims to transform the country into a Global Media City that develops and trains professionals in such interactive 3D applications. This course will enable you to tap into the growing market for Interactive Digital Media (IDM) as more and more companies are starting to deploy state-of-the-art technology to create 3D graphics to market their products or to design and simulate real-life effects in virtual training for maintenance and manufacturing.

Companies in the aerospace, medical and automotive industries, as well as defence weapon manufacturers and architectural design firms are utilising such 3D applications to conceptualise futuristic devices that do not exist currently. Schools and educational institutions are also using 3D modelling and animation tools to teach and illustrate concepts.

In this course, you will be equipped to create and use such 3D applications, and to harness innovative technology to create exciting interactive visual simulations. You will also learn to link them to hardware and software systems.

You will be able to find excellent employment opportunities in the IDM sector, as many of today’s leading industries and institutions are starting to make use of 3D interactive visualisation and simulation solutions for sales & marketing, training, and maintenance. The worldwide digital media market is projected to grow in value from $1.6 trillion today, to $4 trillion by 2015.

In Singapore, the government has also set aside $500 million for research & development in IDM over the next 5 years, creating 10,000 new jobs by 2015.

Potential jobs with exciting career prospects include:

  • Interactive 3D Visual Content Developers
  • Interactive Media Product Specialists
  • 3D Simulation Developers
  • Virtual Training Application Developers

Further Education

You can gain admission into a wide range of degree programmes at local universities such as NUS, NTU, SMU, UniSIM, SUTD and SIT, as well as overseas universities in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Advance standing for specific modules, or up to 2 years exemption may be given depending on the relevance of the degree programme.

To find out what degrees you can pursue and the advanced standing granted by the various universities, please click this link to access Our "Diploma to Degree Pathfinder" for guidance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-7
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any one of the listed subjects^ Grades 1-6
Any two other subjects, excluding CCA

Note: Applicants should not be suffering from partial or complete colour vision deficiency or severe vision impairment.

* SPM / UEC holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the Bahasa Inggeris (English Language) subject.

^ List of acceptable subjects: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Computer Studies, Design & Technology, Fundamentals of Electronics, Physical Science, Physics/Engineering Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry).

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

Course Structure

TP Fundamentals Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECS1005

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form. 

12
ECS1006

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms.

12
ECS1007

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered.

12
GCC1001

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civicminded individuals.

12
EIN1001

This subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  You will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions.  Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting at TP’s Makerspace+ facility. 

12
LEA1011

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1012

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LEA1013

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LSW1002

This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.

12
MCR1001

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

11
MCR1002

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

11
MCR1003

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management.  It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success.  It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

11
EGS1002

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.

13
EGS1003

You will examine your own identity, study different forms of diversity and apply strategies to inspire positive collaboration in a diverse workplace. Through a residential stay, you will have the opportunity to experience living and working with peers from different backgrounds.

13
EGS1004

This subject highlights the inter-connectedness of the world today, bringing about what it means to be a Global Citizen. You will gain an awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainable community development. This subject also challenges you to be actively engaged in a social or environmental project.

13
EGS1005

Whether telling stories, building monuments or celebrating rites of passage, expressions of culture are at the core of cultural diversity. In this subject, everyday objects, artistic creations and popular culture are explored as ways of understanding the values and beliefs of a society. By taking this subject, you will benefit by acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities surrounding our cultural assets.

13
TGL1001

This is a subject where you will be free to pursue an area of interest through a self-directed approach, guided by staff. You will be expected to demonstrate a sense of curiosity for learning, initiate an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, and reflect on your learning journey throughout the subject.

13
ESI3001

The on-the-job training nature of the programme allows you to gain some industrial experience. Through this programme, you will be exposed to the work environment so that you can better appreciate and understand the problems and issues at the work place. The content and scope of learning varies from organisation to organisation.  However, it is envisaged that after the programme, you would have, in general, developed your communication and interpersonal skills as well as the right work ethics, and also become more mature, confident and independent, and have a more realistic expectation of what a working environment is like.

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* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects OR Guided Learning (TFS1006).

Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
DNG1342

This subject introduces the basics of sketching and drawing techniques. A primary component of this module is to understand the importance of proportion in drawing and the effect of light and its different tones on various surfaces.

13
DNG1344

This subject introduces the fundamentals of art through a variety of 3D techniques and media. It focuses on inculcating visual and observational skills through the tactile qualities in texture and form by feeling and working with different 3D materials.

13
DNG1345

This subject introduces you to some idea generation, analysis and synthesis techniques within a problem-solving framework. Through these techniques, you will explore and develop fluidity of thought as well as an analytical mind. This subject introduces visual literacy through which you develop your personal visual language to communicate a great variety of concepts. You will also develop and demonstrate your aesthetic awareness and design sensibility.

13
EDM1001

This subject provides you with the basic theory and skills for 3D animation production. You will be equipped with an understanding of the fundamentals of how animation software tools work, and gain experience in completing a 3D animation production development cycle.

15
EDM1002

This subject equips you with the fundamental knowledge of image, texture and audio editing using media processing techniques.  These techniques are necessary basic building blocks in interactive digital media content development.  Basic video editing skills will also be taught.  The subject emphasises practical-based learning, through which you will acquire the essential knowledge and skills.

14
EDR1003

Engineering drawing is essential for communicating engineering design. This subject will introduce you to the understanding and preparation of two-dimensional mechanical engineering drawings with the use of both manual and Computer Aided Design/ Drafting (CAD) software. CAD modelling is also taught. You will also learn general methods of dimensioning according to international and local standards.

14
EMA1003

This subject teaches pre-calculus techniques required for an engineering course. It trains you in engineering problem-solving approaches using the appropriate mathematical tools. Topics such as simultaneous equations, matrices, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers and vectors will be covered.

 

14
EMA1002

The subject introduces the concept of calculus. Differentiation and integration techniques will be covered. These concepts will be used to formulate and solve mathematical problems. Various differentiation techniques (e.g., chain rule, product and quotient rules), and integration techniques (e.g., substitution, use of the mathematical table, integration by parts, partial fractions decomposition) will also be covered.

14
ESE1006

This subject covers the process of decomposing a problem into a sequence of smaller
abstractions. The abstractions are implemented in software in a structured top-down approach. Software implementation includes the process of designing, writing, testing, and debugging program code.

14
ESE1007

This subject covers the basic knowledge and skills needed for collecting, cleaning, and sharing data.  You should be able to apply techniques for data visualisation to facilitate more accurate and effective data-driven decisions.  Basic methods of descriptive and predictive analytics will be introduced and you will gain hands-on experience through the use of analytics software tools in case studies and problem demonstrations.

13
DNG2371

This subject introduces the basic principles of graphic user interface (GUI) and user experience design. It focuses on the basic rules of visual information organisation and hierarchy, and explores the process of navigation on screen. It also examines the choice of appropriate styles and graphic treatment for the intended audience, and the use of conceptual models for creating appropriate user experience.

23
EBM2004

This subject aims to provide an overview of the principles and concepts in project management and equip you with the theoretical foundation and skills in using project management tools. It emphasises the knowledge and practices which are widely applied in project management. Topics covered include the project management framework, project management processes and project management knowledge areas.

24
EDM2004

This subject equips you with the knowledge and skills in applying advanced tools and techniques in 3D animation. It uses a practice-oriented approach to train you to rig a character and create physically realistic object motion, to apply visual effects techniques to create natural environment and phenomena with appropriate lighting and advanced render setting, and to create texture on 3D models directly.

24
EDM2005

This subject provides you with an opportunity to integrate knowledge learned in previous semesters to develop an Interactive Digital Media (IDM) production through working on a project in a team. Emphasis will be placed on your ability to be creative and work in teams, as well as problem-solving skills. The nature of the project could either be software or hardware, or a combination of both.

26
EDM2007

This subject provides you with the knowledge and hands-on experience in creating interactive 3D applications. Topics include 3D object creation, modelling, and scene composition.

25
EDM3002

The subject equips you with the skills and techniques to be competent in creating 3D real-time photorealistic interactive media content. Topics include the use of special rendering techniques, High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) techniques, Low Polygon & High Polygon Modelling, Global Illumination, Texture Baking, and their corresponding methodology in reducing latency in real time 3D scenes.

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EDM3003

The subject provides you with the necessary knowledge of how various input and output interactive systems work. These systems include stereoscopic displays, auto-stereoscopic displays, holographic displays, pinch gloves, wands, passive and active sensors. You will also learn to use and apply these applications in various scenarios.

34
EED3013

Using various advanced rapid prototyping methodology as well as basic processing of wood, metal and plastics, you will acquire a working knowledge of constructing physical 3D models for product presentation.

34
EMP3002

The Major Project gives you an opportunity to integrate and apply your knowledge in a practical learning situation. Besides research, design and project management skills, the emphasis will also be on innovation, creativity, teamwork and enterprise.

38
ESE3006

This subject focuses on providing appropriate knowledge and skills to develop ASP.NET Web applications on the .NET platform. After an introduction to different .NET related tools and languages, you will be taught to create Web Forms. Data accessing using ADO.NET is then covered followed by the use of web tools to enhance and improve functionality. You will also learn how to deploy your ASP. NET web applications in mobile devices using HTML 5 tools in Visual Studio.

34
ESE3010

This subject focuses on the design and creation of database e.g. using the Oracle Database System. The topics covered ranges from the initial design of the database using modelling tools (Entity-Relationship model using Unified Modelling Language), to the refinement of the models using Normalisation techniques, then finally to the learning of the database programming language, Structured Query Language (SQL), and JavaServer Pages (JSP) for Web page creation, as well as Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). You will be able to apply and demonstrate your learning through group-based PBL projects.

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Special Electives

Students can opt to take Special Electives when offered. These optional subjects aim to stretch the students' potential to enable them meet their aspirations.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
EED3009

The focus of this subject is on the application of students’ existing domain knowledge to develop a deliverable.  The subject will introduce new skills and knowledge specific to the project, as and when required.

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EED3010

This subject provides opportunities for students to apply the acquired knowledge and skills, along with their fundamental and in-depth knowledge from different subjects to designing, developing, and implementing a well-engineered project solution.

32
EED3011

Higher Engineering Skills 1 and 2 aim to impart some special design and hands-on skills that allow you to acquire knowledge and skills that are not normally incorporated into a diploma programme. These Special Elective subjects will equip you with the skills and knowledge to participate in competitions and enable you to tackle real challenges.

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EED3012

Higher Engineering Skills 1 and 2 aim to impart some special design and hands-on skills that allow you to acquire knowledge and skills that are not normally incorporated into a diploma programme. These Special Elective subjects will equip you with the skills and knowledge to participate in competitions and enable you to tackle real challenges.

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Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects 36 credit units
Diploma Core Subjects 87 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 123 credit units

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    Ever wondered what goes on behind captivating drama shows and movies?  How would you like to work behind the scenes of a movie production as part of your internship (and get paid for it too!)?  Well, Rennie Wee, a student from the Diploma in Interactive Media Technology, did just that, and found out that it was not all glitz and glam.  Check out her story…

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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Engineering

  (65) 6780 5144
  (65) 6787 7641
  enghotline@tp.edu.sg

Teaching Staff

Staff  Name Designation Phone    Email

Yan Seow Chiang

B.Sc (Elect Eng), M.TelEng

Course Manager 67805988 yansc@tp.edu.sg

Lee Tong Chay, Lawrence

M.Sc, B.Eng

Course
Co-ordinator
67805603 tongchay@tp.edu.sg

Kwan Eng Eng

M.Sc, B.Eng, MBA, MBR

Section Head 67805893 engeng@tp.edu.sg

Tai Wee Fatt, Tommy

B.Eng (EE), M.Tech (TE)

Section Head 67806644 weefatt@tp.edu.sg

Chua Chiang Heng

M.Sc (C&IN)

Senior Lecturer 67805413 chuach@tp.edu.sg

Fong Fook Meng

B.Eng (MPE), M.Sc (MPM)

Senior Lecturer 67806668 fookmeng@tp.edu.sg

Lye Sau Lin

M.Sc (CIM), B.Eng (M)

Senior Lecturer 67805491 saulin@tp.edu.sg

Tan Chwee Keng

B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer 67806640 tanck@tp.edu.sg

Toh Kim Pheng, Allan

M.Sc (EE), B.Sc (EE)

Senior Lecturer 67805420 kimpheng@tp.edu.sg

Josephine Ang

B.A (Hons) (Multimedia Design)

Lecturer 67804091 joang@tp.edu.sg

Koh Choon Teck, Lawrence

M.FA (Animation)

Lecturer 67806617 choon@tp.edu.sg

Loh Chi Wei

M.A (3D Computer Animation)

Lecturer 67804171 lohcw@tp.edu.sg

Oei Poh Hoon

B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc (Comms Eng)

Lecturer 67805466 oeiph@tp.edu.sg

Student Achievements

In this course, the students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to create various 3D applications.  They are encouraged to showcase their works and expertise during Project Shows and at Open House displays and to participate in competitions, winning numerous awards in the process.

3D Interactive Media Technology Project Show 2015


The Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology Project Show was held on 6 Feb 2015 at IDC Asia.  The Show featured 23 of our 3D interactive projects done by our graduating students in the areas of Simulation Based Learning, Augmented Reality, and 3D Modelling & Animation.

 


Competition Commission Singapore (CCS) Animation Competition


Animated clips created and submitted by IMT students Yen Kai Pin and Antony Leong won the Tertiary Group Merit Award, while Yan JiaYi and Huang Lu won the Viewers’ Choice Award in the CCS Animation Competition held on 9 July 2014 at SCAPE.  The contest aims to raise awareness of competition law in Singapore and generate greater understanding of its function in creating a level playing field for businesses and consumers, while generating crowd-sourced creative submissions which offer fresh perspectives on competition issues. 


Kai Pin & Antony (left) and Jia Yi & Huang Lu

Scholarship Awards


EON Reality Inc. Scholarship 2014

Final year IMT student, Yan Jia Yi, was awarded the EON Reality Inc scholarship for excelling both academically and in her CCA.  She has found her passion in creative 3D visualisation, and winning the EON Reality Scholarship was indeed a nice bonus to her.


Temasek Polytechnic (TP) Scholarship 2013

IMT student, Jamie Tay Xue Ning, (right), and Year 2 student, Xenia Kim Sok Theng, have been awarded the TP Scholarship for their current year of study in TP.  The TP Scholarship is a prestigious award given only to the best academic performers each year.

 


IDA’s Enhanced Learning in Information Technology (ELITe) Programme 2013

IMT student, Yen Kai Pin, was selected for the IDA’s Enhanced Learning in Information Technology (ELITe) Programme.  Under this talent development programme, Kai Pin will benefit from mentorship, internship and industry-based projects offered by industry partners. 

 

Projects

Numerous projects are completed in collaboration with industry partners, and the final product is often used or implemented by the respective partner. With our strong industry linkage and collaboration, our students are exposed to work done in the industry, and learn how to solve real life issues or problems.

The following are some examples of projects done by our IMT students:
 

MOJO Studios

 
This project, done in collaboration with Mojo Studios, involves applying Cinema4D to enhance a collection of promotional videos through modelling and animation. The videos, which are presented as commercials, would be used to market the company's services, which include motion graphics, advertising and branding for the film and television industries.

Projects for Konica Minolta (top) and SG50 (bottom)
 

3D Virtual Learning Environment

 
This project, done in collaboration with IM Innovations Pte Ltd, involves the development of an animated digital simulation to teach primary school pupils about Water Lifecycle and Water Pollution. Cinema 4D was used to create and animate all the assets in the animated educational videos.

A scene from the application and its avatar
 

Interactive Crime Scene Investigation

 
This project, done in collaboration with EON Reality Singapore, is a Crime-Scene Investigation (CSI) simulation developed specifically for the ICube Mobile. The use of an X-box controller and stereoscopic glasses enable users to investigate the crime scene, interrogate suspects, and deduce the culprit from the evidence gathered – all done virtually.

Scenes of the murder victim’s room
 

CSI Game 1

 
The objective of this project was to create public awareness of forensic science through an interactive game. In this game, the player is presented with various types of evidence in the crime scene. For each type of evidence, the player first determines the method to collect the evidence. Next, the evidence collected may be analysed visually or be sent to laboratories for further analysis. Lastly, the player identifies the possible suspect based on the analysis of the evidence gathered.

For samples of the animated clips developed by our students, check out our YouTube channel @ https://www.youtube.com/user/TP3DIMT/videos

Main user interface with tools shown

 

 

Facilities

The Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology (IMT) is fully equipped to support the high-tech computing requirements of the course.  All laboratories are equipped with high-end computers that serve as workstations for students to use during their lessons and projects.  These computers are also used as rendering nodes during off-peak hours.  Together with our own Render Farm, the course ensures that our students are able to produce the highest quality work.

Some of the in-house facilities that are available to our students include:


Media Labs


These labs house high-end PCs with the relevant software as well as stereoscopic and auto-stereoscopic 3D display equipment for students to work on modelling, animation, and interactive design.


Audio & Video Labs 


This lab houses high-end PCs with the relevant software for students to work on audio-video editing and composition, and comes with camera and lighting equipment, complete with green screen chroma keying facilities.


CAD & 3D Prototyping Facilities


Computer aided design (CAD) involves the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.  Besides CAD systems, this lab is also equipped with prototyping facilities, which are used to fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly, usually done by additive layer manufacturing or 3D printing.


Design Labs


This lab is used in the teaching of drawing and rendering as part of the IMT course.  It is packed with samples of students’ artwork, both in 2D renditions as well as 3D physical objects.  In projects done by our students, the drawings are rendered into interactive digital media and used in the creation of 3D animation and visualisation, often with special effects.


CVD Diploma Unit


To allow students to work on their Major Projects and for our lecturers to work with industry partners, the IMT course is supported by the Computer Visualisation and Design (CVD) Diploma Unit, where students work in specially assigned laboratories on projects such as 3D Product Visualisation, Interactive Applications, Scenario Simulations, 3D E-Learning Packages, and Virtual Reality.


Interactive Digital Centre Asia (IDC Asia)


The first and only such dedicated centre in Asia, this Centre is packed with high-end stereoscopic and auto-stereoscopic 3D display equipment and immersive Virtual Reality environment displays.  It includes the Solutions Centre, which houses 3D animation and simulation devices such as the i-Cube, i-Presence, and Touchlight.  The Centre also houses the 3D Media Studio, which is also the official training centre for the Cinema-4D program.  Besides supporting our students in the course work and projects, the Centre also provides opportunities for them to work on industry-linked projects, and to engage and knowledge-share with experts from the Centre.


Render Farm and Network Storage Facilities


Render Farm is a high performance computer system built to render computer-generated imagery (CGI), typically for film and television visual effects.  It comes complete with a file management system and network storage set aside for each student, allowing them to work on complex and highly realistic 3D objects and visualisation.  All laboratories are connected to the farm through a Gigabit network.


E-Portfolio System


All IMT students will be given access to an E-Portfolio system where they may store their assignments and creative works generated during their course.  This will allow them to showcase their best works to their potential employers or to use it for their further studies applications.

Diploma Student Club

The student club under the Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology, called “Trilogy Club”, organises various activities and events regularly for its students, such as industry visits, games, workshops and sports matches.


These are some of the activities organised by the club:

1) Freshmen Camp 2014

Each year, the club takes the lead in organising an Orientation Camp for freshmen who join the diploma group.  They get to experience the fun of poly life and find out more about the diploma, while getting to know and building camaraderie with their seniors.

"I had many options after my ‘O’ levels, but I chose the Diploma in 3D Interactive Media Technology because I like its curriculum – design and engineering – which is so cool!"

— Liu Wei Wei (19 year old)
Current Year 1 Student

View more from Student Club facebook.

 

2) Adventure Learning Activities

The Club also initiates Adventure Learning programmes, which are a great opportunity for IMT students to bond through outdoor activities.  They get to interact with classmates through games and obstacle courses, cultivating teamwork and nurturing their leadership qualities.

 

3) Industry Visits

Visits to media companies and institutions are also organised regularly to acquaint students with the industry while giving them an idea of the types of jobs or professions they can take up upon graduation.

 

4) Workshops

Workshops are arranged for IMT students to attend after class-hours (during school term) or during the vacation breaks to enable them learn basic industry-relevant skill-sets that would be useful when they enter the workforce after graduating from TP.

Alumni Success Stories

1) Chua Wenxiu (2013)

Wenxiu, who graduated from this diploma in 2013, had no problems securing a job upon graduation. She is now putting her skills to good use as a 3D Graphic Designer at Butterflies & Cakes Pte Ltd, designing logos, banners, posters and publications. "The designing skills I picked up from my diploma course have made me more competent in my present job. And most importantly, I enjoy what I'm doing!" she said.



2) Chia Yet Pei (2011)

Another graduate, Chia Yet Pei (2011, Course Gold Medal), is now a Graphic Designer at Innoprint & Gifts Pte Ltd, providing creative solutions for the print media industry.  She has no regrets choosing this course: "Interactive Digital Media is getting more popular, so I am sure there will always be a demand for my skills," she assessed.

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