Common Engineering Programme (T56)

2019 Planned Intake: 460 JAE 2019 Last Aggregate Score: 23

Now this is where it gets exciting for you if engineering is your cup of tea but want more time to make that ultimate choice. The Common Engineering Programme is a common entry point for 8 diploma courses here at Temasek Polytechnic.

You will spend the first year learning and assessing the industry trends and your area of interest before selecting the diploma of your choice in the second year.

The 8 diplomas are:

The Common Engineering Programme will give you the flexibility that you need in today’s dynamic and rapidly evolving industry without having to make a rash decision early on. For those of you who have always wondered how the cranes at the port are put together or how the conveyor belts collect your luggage at the airport works, do not hesitate anymore. Pick up that form and make the right choice.

Do note that you will take the same three years to complete your course, and upon graduation, you will receive the same diploma as your peers who had enrolled for a particular course right from the start.


Notable Features

  • A single gateway to 8 different engineering diploma courses.
  • Gives you more time and flexibility to decide on which area to specialise in, which is ideal if you are unsure of what you want during the JAE in January 
  • Allows you time to watch the industry trends and how the economy unfolds, before deciding on which sector to major in 
  • Gives you a second chance to enter our highly popular Diploma in Aerospace Engineering or Diploma in Aerospace Electronics, if your ‘O’ level aggregate did not allow you to get a place in these two courses during the JAE in January

Career Prospects

This programme branches out to 8 diplomas that will prepare you for a fruitful career in engineering. Engineering plays an essential role in our lives today, in homes, factories and offices. There are many industries – dealing with consumer electronics, industrial automation, aerospace, military, media production and broadcasting, telecommunication, transportation, renewable energy, biomedical electronics, computer system and networks – which require suitably qualified people to run and manage the business.

Depending on which diploma you choose to specialise in, you will find jobs in any of the following engineering sectors: aerospace, biomedical, computer & IT, wafer fabrication, clean energy, manufacturing and automation. Potential jobs include:

  • Design & Development
  • Marketing, Sales And Services
  • Quality And Process Control
  • Software Application Development System Maintenance
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Automated Process Control

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: Any special health requirements for a specific diploma course will also apply if you choose to branch into that course

* 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, Computing/Computer Studies, Design & Technology, Electronics/Fundamentals of Electronics, Physics/Engineering Science, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry)/Physical Science.

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

Course Structure

Click here for CEP Flowchart.

TP Fundamentals Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

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. 


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Core Subjects

In Year 1, Semester 1, all students will go through a common curriculum, which comprises the following subjects:

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject provides a good foundation in DC and AC network analysis. You will learn the basic principles of electric circuitry and how to apply circuit theorems to analyse DC and AC networks.


This subject provides basic knowledge of digital electronics and circuits. Topics include number systems, operations and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification, combinational logic, functional blocks, latches and flip-flops.


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.



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.


In Year 1, Semester 2, students who successfully stream into the Diploma in Aerospace Electronics, Diploma in Aerospace Engineering or Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering will begin following the respective curriculum of these two diploma courses.

The remaining students who have not streamed yet, will continue with the following curriculum for Year 1, Semester 2:

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject introduces you to the use of hand tools and standard laboratory equipment for the construction and testing of electronic prototypes. You will also learn to identify basic electronic components for project work and how to use them to build electronic devices.


This subject covers the theory and practical knowledge of electronic devices such as diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors and their applications. It also focuses on the fundamentals of operational amplifiers and their applications, and the rudiments of circuit troubleshooting and testing.


This subject builds upon the fundamentals of digital electronics acquired in Digital Fundamentals 1. It introduces the digital concepts of the various building blocks in a computer’s digital system. You will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of registers, counters, memory devices, and conversions between digital and analogue signals and integrated circuit technologies. Digital troubleshooting techniques are also explored in the laboratory work.


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.


This subject covers a spectrum of fundamental physics laws and concepts applicable to the scope of engineering physics. It covers a few core areas including Mechanics, Energy, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetism, Waves & Optics and Materials. This subject provides a foundation for a further in depth study of the various engineering disciplines.


The remaining students will stream into their respective diploma courses from Year 2, Semester 1, onwards and follow the curriculum of their respective diplomas.  (Please refer to the respective diploma’s website.)

Graduation Requirements

All students who enrol through this common programme will graduate with the same diploma as those who had joined a particular diploma right from the start.  They will be subject to the graduation requirements of the respective diplomas into which they have been streamed.

Please refer to the respective diploma websites for more information:

Blog Post

Behind the Glittering Gold

The Singapore Robotic Games (SRG) is the de facto robotics competition in Singapore, when the brightest and best in robotics technology pit their skills in various competition categories.  But beneath the glory, glitz and gold, lie the sweat, blood and hard work that not many know of.  Electronics student Zhong Bing Chen, who competed in 2 categories of the SRG, shares his experience.

Bing Chen (front left) with his “Intelligent Robot” team mates and supervisors

I enrolled to Temasek Polytechnic’s Common Engineering Programme (CEP) in April 2013, to kick start my Polytechnic life.  I chose CEP as I was still undecided at that point, and CEP gave me the flexibility and more time to decide on the diploma to specialise in.  The common first year gave me a good intro to topics related to different fields.  With that broader perspective, I opted to stream into the Diploma in Electronics in my second year.

When I was in the Diploma in Electronics, I had the chance to display my skills and talents through different means.  Through my years of studying in Temasek Polytechnic (TP), I have done well in the field of robotics and even represented TP in the annual Singapore Robotics Games (SRG) 2016!  The SRG is one of Singapore’s most prestigious and comprehensive robotics competition and it really requires a high level of expertise and superior programming skills to win just one medal (not to mention Gold)! 

I felt a sense of pride and achievement when I was actually selected to participate in the SRG!  I felt like my skills were recognised by my supervisors and I was really thankful to have been given this chance, participating in the “Intelligent Robot” and the “Legged Robot Marathon” categories.

For the Intelligent Robot category, we decided to use our very own robot, named “TP Hulk”.  The robot was designed by my seniors for their Major Project (MP); it’s battle-hardened, having been through various SRG competition’s and brought glory to the school!  I was initially afraid to be handling such an important robot, cos I was afraid that I would accidentally destroy an amazing piece of work.  Thankfully, I had the help of my MP group mates and the guidance of our supervisors, Mr Shi Weixiong, Mr Lee Keng Hong and Mr Ng Yong Seng.

The intelligent robot, “TP Hulk”

For the Intelligent Robot category, we are required to design and build either a single or multiple autonomous robot to collect 25 objects in a competition arena.  The objects consist of 9 yellow balls, 7 blue empty steel cans and 9 red boxes.  The robot has to collect and deposit the objects into 3 different containers according to their respective colours -- all within 6 minutes!  There’s no human intervention, mind you!  The competition arena is divided into 10 sectors and two objects are randomly placed in each sector.

It was actually quite pressurizing for us throughout this whole competition as TP has been the champion for this category for 7 years in a row!  Can you believe it?  I was initially shocked when I heard about it as well.  My team and I were really worried that we would lose and an awesome immaculate record would have crashed.  On competition day, when our turn came, I was really anxious.  Once we pressed the “start” button on the robot, it was supposed to start moving within 30 seconds or else we would have failed.  So we were really nervous.  Thankfully, after a slight pause, “TP Hulk” took off!  Whew!  After picking the objects on the floor, the robot had to drop the objects into the appropriate container depending on the colour.  (The colour of the object and the container must match!)  What if “TP Hulk” failed to detect an object?  Or what if it dropped the object into the wrong container?  What if it suddenly developed colour blindness?  It was a really tough and uneasy fight. My team and I were really stressed throughout the event.  Thankfully, everything went well, and we really felt a sense of relief. Mission accomplished, and we won the Gold award!  We’ve extended our record to Gold for 8 consecutive years!

Next, we had to complete the “Legged Robot Marathon” category.  We had to design a Legged Robot to travel on a designated track by walking, running or hopping on a flat terrain for a total distance of approximately 29 meters.  Our robot, named “SXF”, was designed and programmed by my team mate Wang Yi Ming and me.  Using an earlier robot, we modified its parts and reprogrammed it.  There were so many things to do, keeping in mind that I had to work on the other “TP Hulk” as well!  It was a really tiring journey for us.  We had to burn the midnight oil and stayed back in school late on most days to do troubleshooting.  But our supervisors, Mr Ong Eng Huat, Mr Shen Xue Feng, Mr Yeo Chau Tiong, and Mr Ng Yong Seng, gave us good guidance with their expertise.  After 8 months, our “child” was born! 

The legged robot, “SXF”

During the race we had so many concerns and what “ifs”.  What if “SXF” veered off course? What if the battery stops running?  What if the robot’s legs gave way?  Thankfully, our worries proved unfounded.  “SXF” won the Gold award.

Through this competition, I have gained much experience.  The experience I got was totally different from being in an internship or job.  It was much more fulfilling as well.  I have not only enhanced my technical skills, but also learnt about leadership and team work.  Best of all, with my team, we kept motivating one another and provided encouragement to continue and strive to complete our task. So I‘ve learnt that determination and perseverance pay golden dividends!

Looking back, we had our disagreements too, of course.  But I am very thankful to have had understanding team mates who listen and are patient.  On days when we had our fights, we learnt about proper people management and how to work together as a team.  Come to think of it, all the late nights and long hours we spent have been actually all worth it.  I feel like a proud father of two golden boys. This experience would easily go down as my most memorable experience in TP.  Thank you, TP, for giving me this chance to take part in the SRG.  And thanks to all my supervisors and team mates who helped to make this happen.

Bing Chen (front right) with his “Legged Robot” team mates and supervisors


Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Engineering

  (65) 6780 5144
  (65) 6787 7641

Teaching Staff

Staff Name Designation Phone Email

Dr. Ho Peng Ching 

B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc (Biochem Engr), Ph.D

Course Manager  67804457 hopc@tp.edu.sg

Diong Ming Loon, Christopher 


Course Co-ordinator

Section Head

67806635 mingloon@tp.edu.sg

Low Kian Mong 

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

Course Co-ordinator 67805505 kianmong@tp.edu.sg

Abelanes, Maria Teresa Robles 

B.Sc, M.Sc

Section Head 67805601 abelanes@tp.edu.sg

Kang Liat Chuan 

B.Eng, M.Eng

Section Head 67805589 kanglc@tp.edu.sg

Dr. Rudy Sabarudin 

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (Math)

Section Head 67805498  rudysab@tp.edu.sg

Tay Sioh Hoong 

B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc

Section Head 67805411 taysh@tp.edu.sg

Dr. Cha Cher Liang

B.Eng (Hons), Ph.D

Senior Lecturer 67806638 chacl@tp.edu.sg

Chen Yoke Yen

B.Eng (Elect), M.Ed

Senior Lecturer 67805460 yokeyeng@tp.edu.sg

Foong Chee Hoong

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

Senior Lecturer 67804030 foongch@tp.edu.sg

Foong Chee Seng 

B.ASc (EEE), M.Sc (QRE)

Senior Lecturer 67805496 cheeseng@tp.edu.sg

Fu Lingchen

B.Sc (Math), M.Sc

Senior Lecturer   67806663   flingche@tp.edu.sg

Kannurao, Sudha 


Senior Lecturer   67805469  sudhak@tp.edu.sg

Kong Kean Fong 

B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer   67804178  kongkf@tp.edu.sg

Lee Jillian Kiri

B.Sc, M.Sc (Math)

Senior Lecturer 67805503 leejk@tp.edu.sg

Lie Siung Tjen 

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

Senior Lecturer 67805468 liest@tp.edu.sg

Nah Cherng Kai


Senior Lecturer 67805584 nahck@tp.edu.sg

Simon, Gani 


Senior Lecturer 67806612 ganis@tp.edu.sg

Soegeng Djohari 

B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer 67804268 soegengd@tp.edu.sg

Soh Lay Kuan

B.Sc (EE), M.EngSc, MBA (Intl Bus)

Senior Lecturer 67805410 laykuan@tp.edu.sg

Sojan, Mary Joseph 


Senior Lecturer 67805407 maryjs@tp.edu.sg

Tan Kay Yew

B.Sc (Hons), PGDE, M.Couns

Senior Lecturer 67805613 kayyew@tp.edu.sg

Tan Kow Wee Philip 

B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer 67805465 philipt@tp.edu.sg

Wong Fook Sung, Albert

B.Sc (Math), M.Sc (MPM)

Senior Lecturer 67805487 fooksung@tp.edu.sg

Wong Liang Juee, Benjamin

B.Eng (Mech)

Senior Lecturer  67806665  benwong@tp.edu.sg

Xu Yun


Senior Lecturer   67805525  xuyun@tp.edu.sg

Yee Mei San 

B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer 67805608 meisan@tp.edu.sg

Goh Toh Hong

B.Sc (Econs)


67806664 tohhong@tp.edu.sg

Teo Aik Hwee 

B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc

Lecturer 67801885 aikhwee@tp.edu.sg

Lok Swee Wah 

B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc (BioTech)

Polytechnic Administrative Officer 67806608 sweewah@tp.edu.sg


Student Achievements

Graduation Awards

Muhammad Alsyaari joined the Common Engineering Programme (CEP) in Apr 2012.  After his first year, he opted to stream into the Diploma in Microelectronics for his second and third years.  Fuelled by his passion for the field of microelectronics, he graduated in May 2015 and topped his cohort, winning the Gold medal.

Muhd Alsyaari (left) with the MIE Silver and Bronze medalists


Robotic Games 2016
Zhong Bing Chen, who enrolled into CEP in Apr 2013 and then streamed into the Diploma in Electronics from his second year onwards, has shown that his decision was the right one.  He has excelled in the field of robotics, representing TP in the Singapore Robotic Games (SRG) 2016.  Taking part in the “Intelligent Robot” and “Legged Robot Marathon” contests, he won a Gold award in each category.  The SRG is the most prestigiouis and comprehensive robotics competition in Singapore, and it requires a high level of expertise and superior programming skills to win a medal (not to mention a Gold).

Bing Chen (front left) with his winning team


In your first year of this common programme, you will learn basic theories such as those related to analogue and digital circuits, as well as how to use a myriad of devices like sensors, ICs and motors. 

You will also learn to design and build modules, as well as integrate the modular parts into a working product or complete system. 

An example of a project that you will carry out, is the building of products such as the Rain-Detection module, Lighting Control module, and Ventilation Control module.  When these 3 systems are integrated, they form a complete Room Environment Control System.

Rain Detection Module: When rain is detected, a motor is activated to close the window

Lighting Control module: When the window is closed, the lights are turned on automatically

Ventilation Control module: Along with the lighting, the fan (motors) is also turned on electronically



Students in the Common Engineering Programme (CEP) are trained in basic engineering studies which include hands-on practical sessions for which they will make use of the following well-equipped labs:

Basic Electronics Labs

These labs are well equipped with the basic laboratory equipment for patching, testing and troubleshooting electronic circuits, allowing students to verify the theories learnt during lectures and tutorials.  These labs are also where students will learn about and handle the various electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and Integrated Circuits (ICs).

Electronic Prototyping Labs

In these labs, students will learn to interpret circuit schematics and practise soldering electronic components onto different types of circuit board.  They will also assemble circuits using Surface Mounted Devices (SMD), prepare wire harnesses and integrate all the parts.  Upon completion, students would have their own fully functional audio amplifier and other practical gadgets.

Engineering Physics Labs

Our Engineering Physics labs are packed with numerous interesting models and “toys” which work on the principles of Physics.  Fully developed in-house by our students and staff, these devices are used as “show-and-tell” props to add an authentic dimension to learning, allowing our students to observe and study a phenomenon in action, and to appreciate how it happens in our everyday lives.  

An example of such a “toy” is our “DC motor with split-ring commutator” model which was re-created based on an illustration in a Physics textbook.  Students will learn how major physics principles (such as electricity and electromagnetism) were discovered, and how these principles are applied in the many devices that we use today.  Light/optics, gravitational force and other topics will come to life in the labs!

Students will learn how an electrical current flows through a circuit, using models like the one shown below.  Switches, LED lights and built-in meters allow students to change the parameters of a circuit and observe how these affect the current flow.  Such models serve as teaching aids to help students understand concepts in the fundamental subjects related to analogue and digital circuits.

Computer Programming Labs

These series of PC labs are used to teach the Year 1 subject “Computer Programming for Problem Solving” (CPPS).  Students learn to write simple computer programs using the “C” language, and apply the program to solve possible real-life problems.  For example, you could create a program that is able to automatically open files in a computer, read the data and subsequently process the data.  These labs may be used as free-access labs that students may use on their own (if no official classes are going on).

Interactive Notice Board

This notice board (located at Block 11, level 8) is a touch-sensitive electronic notice board which is equipped with interactive touch sensors and LED numerical displays.  Visitors can play with the Binary clock which challenges them to interpret the time shown in binary code.  They can also change some variables in a circuit by touching the input buttons, and see how these changes affect the voltage output at various points in a circuit.


Other Lab Facilities

For information on the “Facilities” of specific diplomas into which students of this programme may be streamed, please visit the websites of the respective diploma:

Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering 
Diploma in Biomedical Engineering  
Diploma in Clean Energy
Diploma in Computer Engineering
Diploma in Electronics
Diploma in Mechatronics  
Diploma in Microelectronics  

Diploma Student Club

The Common Engineering Programme (CEP) runs the Engineering Maker’s Club (EMC), which welcomes engineering students who are keen to be “makers” or help others to be one.

Some courses which have been conducted for members included workshops on Using Laser Cutters, 3D-modelling, 3D printing, Robot Coding and PCB Soldering.  Club members also get opportunities to carry out service learning through community involvement programmes, such as running a Micro:bit training workshop at Tampines Regional Library.

 The EMC also participates at national events, setting up exhibition booths to get visitors interested in various engineering fields of study.  For instance, the EMC hosted an exhibit at the WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2018 event held at Suntec, to get visitors from secondary schools interested in robotics!

Hands-on workshops are also conducted by EMC for secondary school students, enabling participants to get a taste of what they will be learning in TP’s School of Engineering, while picking up a new skill.

Student clubs of the 8 diploma courses that CEP students may stream into, also involve CEP students in their respective activities.  These activities include course talks, study trips to local industries, overseas study trips, community projects and lab tours.  These events provide CEP students with opportunities to interact with their seniors from the various diplomas, allowing them to learn more about the respective courses.

CEP students participating in a lab tour to find out more about the courses

Alumni Success Stories

1) Lisa Oh Wen Fung

Lisa enrolled into the Common Engineering Programme (CEP) in Apr 2011 – the pioneer batch of CEP students.  She subsequently opted for, and streamed into, the Diploma in Electronics (Avionics Option) in her second year, and graduated in Apr 2014.  Lisa is now at the SIA Engineering Company Training Academy, training to become a Licensed Aircraft Technician.  She said: “Although most aircraft maintenance personnel are male, I’m sure I can do as well as any of them, especially since my diploma has given me a strong foundation.”

2) Tan Zhi Wei 

Zhi Wei enrolled into CEP and after one semester, he streamed into the Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, and graduated in Apr 2014.  He said: “The hands-on skills which I picked up during my practical training at the TP-Lufthansa Technical Training Centre was very enriching.”  Zhi Wei has secured a place in NUS to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.

3) Randy Pang Chung

Randy enrolled into CEP in 2011 and streamed into the Diploma in Aerospace Electronics after his first semester.  “The CEP programme gave me tremendous flexibility, because it offered me 10 courses to choose from.  At the time when I was unsure of what to study after my ‘O’ levels, CEP was certainly a welcome option,” he recalled.  Randy said he found his training at TP especially fun and interesting, and gave him many warm memories that he would cherish for years to come.  Randy has secured a place at NUS to read Computer Science.



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