CEP was created to allow students who are interested in engineering to join the School first,
so that they can have some time to explore, discover and learn more about the various
engineering diploma courses before deciding on the diploma to pursue.
For information on entry requirements, please click here.
The Last Aggregate Score at the last JAE can be found here.
Students in CEP can now stream into one of the following 8 diploma courses:
By joining CEP, you will have the privilege of having a bit more time to find out more about
the various courses, their job prospects, and your interest, before deciding on the diploma
course to pursue.
Allocation of a diploma course is based on your first semester’s results (no longer based on
O-level or ITE results at the admissions exercises). Hence, you can improve your chances of getting into your preferred course by doing well in the first semester.
A significant number of places in the various diploma courses will also be reserved for
students who join via CEP, which therefore provides a viable alternative pathway to the
diploma of your choice.
All diploma courses require 3 years to complete. If you join via CEP, including the
time spent in CEP, it will still be 3 years. You will be doing the same subjects as your peers
who join a diploma course directly, and you will graduate with the same diplomas as them
You should apply directly to a diploma course to secure a place if you are already very
certain about the course that you want to pursue. But if you are still deciding between two
or more diploma courses, CEP is a good option.
The entry criteria into Aerospace Engineering is based on pre-Polytechnic admission results
(e.g. O-level, ITE results), whereas, the entry criteria from Common Engineering Programme
into Aerospace Engineering is based on your poly first semester’s results.
In semester 1 and/or 2 of CEP, you will be taking the same common fundamental subjects as
students who had joined the diploma courses directly. Hence, when you stream into the
actual diploma that you want in your second or third semester, you would be on par with
your peers who had joined the course directly.
There will be 2 streaming exercises. The first streaming exercise will be conducted at the end of Semester 1, for these three diploma courses:
The remaining students will be streamed at the end of Semester 2, for these 5 diploma courses:
In Semester 1, you will attend course talks by the various Diplomas and you will also have a
chance to tour their labs to find out more. With a good understanding of the various
courses, you can then make an informed choice during the course selection exercise.
Yes. In year 1, we have the Learning Support Programmes (LSP) to help you cope as you
adjust to our Polytechnic curriculum. Details on LSP will be made known to all students
at the beginning of each semester.