Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programme

Course is applicable only for AY2018 intake and earlier

Still undecided over which specific engineering sector you are keen to explore? Then come join our Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme where you get the ultimate flexibility to learn everything about electronic and electrical components before deciding which specialised diploma you want to pursue later on in the course.

Delve into the field of specialization you can excel in

You will be armed with the basic fundamentals of engineering in Year One before selecting one of four specialised diplomas in Year Two and Three.

The four diplomas are: 

You will have time to assess industry prospects and your own area of interests before delving into the field of specialisation you want to excel in! Hurry and take that first step now!

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

  • Common first year provides you with a solid foundation in electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) fundamentals before branching out to pursue one of four EEE-related diploma courses
  • All four diploma courses offered as part of this programme optimally prepares you for EEE or Computer Engineering degrees at NUS, NTU, SUTD and other universities
  • You decide on the EEE-related field of study to major in, only in your second year of study. This is especially useful if you are undecided when you apply during the JAE in January
  • Gives you a second chance to enter our highly popular Diploma in Aerospace Electronics, if your ‘O’ level aggregate did not allow you to get a place in that course during the JAE in January

Career Prospects

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is a field of study that covers a broad spectrum of disciplines. Some of the disciplines include: power, control systems, electronics, instrumentation, computers, media, communication and microelectronics.

To help you choose from such a wide range of disciplines, you will begin with a common first year course, which covers the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. You then choose one of these 4 diploma courses for your second and third years of study:

  • Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
  • Diploma in Electronics
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Microelectronics

This programme therefore gives you more time to consider your interest, find out your own strengths, and learn more about the prospects of the various industries, before deciding on the best EEE-related course which suits you.

Depending on which of the 4 diplomas you choose, you can find employment across the various industries, including aerospace, land transport, communications, instrumentation and control, computing, microelectronics, consumer and industrial electronics. Your job scope may include the following:

  • Operations Support
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Maintenance
  • Quality and Process Control
  • Design and Development

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, 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

Click here for EEEP flowchart.

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. You will also be taught to consider the Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) when writing and delivering oral presentations.


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 all aspects, the principles of applying Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will be covered.


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. The Message, Audience, Purpose and Strategy (MAPS) will also be applied when engaging in verbal and written communication.


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 civic-minded individuals.


The Innovation & Entrepreneurship subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised fields or beyond. You will first learn the Design Thinking framework, where you will 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. Finally, you will acquire commercial awareness through the LEAN Startup framework of idea crystallisation, prototype building, customer testing and validation, refinement of business model canvas, and crowdfunding or crowdsourcing avenues.


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.


This subject explores the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It examines the relationship between identity and diversity, the benefits and challenges of diversity and the strategies that promote inclusion and inspire collaboration in a diverse workplace. Examples of the elements of diversity covered in this subject include nationality, generation, ethnicity and gender. A one week residential stay is mandatory for this subject.


Students will examine the meaning and responsibilities of being a Global Citizen, in order to contribute towards a more equitable and sustainable world.? In addition, students will learn how sustainable solutions can support community development, and, execute and critique a community action plan that addresses the needs of a specific community/cause.


This subject provides a platform for an understanding of culture and heritage through modes of expression. Students will be introduced to global and local cultures via everyday objects, places and human behaviour seen through time and space. Students will explore issues and challenges in culture and heritage sustainability in community, national and global contexts.


The subject introduces students to the concepts and process of self-directed learning in a chosen area of inquiry. The process focusses on four stages: planning, performing, monitoring and reflecting. Students get to plan their individual learning project, refine and execute the learning plan, as well as monitor and reflect on their learning progress and project. The learning will be captured and showcased through a curated portfolio. The self-directed learning project will broaden and/or deepen a student’s knowledge and skills.


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 introduces the concepts in algebra and trigonometry that are fundamental to an engineering course. Topics include expressions and equations, functions and graphs, trigonometry, complex numbers, matrices and vectors. These also constitute pre-requisite knowledge for a course in Calculus.


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 or Diploma in Aerospace Engineering will begin following the curriculum of these respective 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.


This subject introduces the basic concepts of calculus and statistical method to test a hypothesis. Basic concepts in calculus include limits, derivatives and integrals. Applications of the derivative and integrals in engineering will be discussed. Basic statistical method in hypothesis testing includes normal distribution, confidence interval of population mean and procedure to test hypothesis for a claim made about a population mean.


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 streamed. 

Please refer to the respective diploma websites:

Blog Post

Be My Buddy!

Timothy James was the “buddy” who mentored Zamir bin Abdul Rahim when the latter joined the Poly Buddy Programme organised by TP’s School of Engineering from 2 – 6 Nov 2016.  A total of about 30 upper secondary students took part in the week-long attachment, going thru lectures, tutorials, lab sessions, practical work, project discussions and even CCA with their assigned “buddies”, so as to get a REAL taste of Poly life.  Timothy shares his experience as a buddy.

The sec school participants and their mentor-buddies

If you’re an ‘O’ level student, I’m you would have experienced receiving dozens of magazines and brochures from the various polytechnics.  And you’re just confused and indecisive because you don’t understand polytechnic life at all.  Well, you should join our Poly Buddy Programme!  Nothing beats getting a direct experience!

Muhammad Zamir bin Abdul Rahim and Chan Min Yi, from Loyang Secondary School and CHIJ (Toa Payoh) respectively, were among more than 30 students who participated in our Buddy Programme held from 2 – 6 Nov 2015.  I was assigned to be the buddy of Zamir, while my classmate, Xu Miao, was the buddy for Min Yi.  We were supposed to guide, accompany and look after the welfare of our buddies.  So for a week, Xu Miao and I took Zamir and Min Yi through several interesting lectures and tutorials, lab sessions, and even project work discussions.  We also introduced them to the best food stalls in our campus!

Xu Miao and I are both first year students in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) diploma programme.  Zamir said that he found the tutorials useful.  “And the teachers during the different tutorials I sat-in for were really nice as well!  They were very hospitable and caring,” remarked Zamir. 

As secondary students are rather curious, Zamir and Min Yi had both signed up as they wanted to know what to do in the future and experience life in a polytechnic.  “Everyone here is rather open and able to voice out their opinions.  Not like in secondary school where everyone is so quiet”, Zamir said.  However, during the lab sessions, both of them were confused at times, which are understandable, because the lessons were teaching topics which they were encountering for the first time!  Zamir was OK with it, cos he said his objective was to get a taste of Poly life, and not to come here to prepare for his ‘O’ levels!

During our breaks, the both Xu Miao and I brought our buddies to the different canteens located at different parts of the school. “I felt like the entire school was like a maze!  It is very big and I think it is around 5 times the size of my school,” Zamir said.  However, as time was limited, we could only explore the food options at Short Circuit canteen and Breadboard canteen.  It was a pity that they were unable to try the other stalls around the campus (we have about 8 or 9 canteens!)

Being a meat lover, Zamir also checked out the Indonesian Express stall at Breadboard to grab some wings.  Zamir said that he really liked Poly life, because it gave him the feeling of being in a “High School Musical” where students have a lot of freedom.  “The environment is so much better here and everyone smiles at you!” he remarked.  

During the course of the Buddy Programme, I met up with Natalyn Guam, a reporter for ENGINEERRUS, the TP Engineering School’s news magazine.  I was very excited that I was selected to be interviewed.  Out of so many other students, I was the chosen one!  I brought Xu Miao and her buddy, Min Yi, along for the interview too.  I felt very surprised when I was informed that I was going to be featured in the ENGINEERRUS magazine!  Awesome!  The whole interview process was fun, spontaneous and comfortable, and I could answer all her questions with ease!

From left: Zamir, Natalyn, Timothy, Min Yi, and Xu Miao

Next, it was time for a photoshoot session.  We were brought to the concourse where we posed next to this huge school logo on the wall of a staircase along level 3.  This level 3 concourse is actually the “stem” of life in Engineering School – thousands of students pass through this concourse every day and it’s bustling with life during term time!

We then went to the Temasek Aviation Academy (TAA) in the newly built West Wing building of the campus.  The TAA is the newest facility in our School, and it brings together the best of our Aerospace and Aviation training equipment and expertise into a single training outfit.  At the TAA, we went into the Hanger, where there was this gigantic private jet, a Hawker Siddeley 700A aircraft. I have never seen this part of the campus myself, even though I have been in TP for almost a year!  I was really glad I had accepted the interview. 

Posing with the 700A jet at the TAA Hanger

After the official interview and photo sessions were over, Natalyn brought the four of us to the Breadboard canteen, where we chilled over Kopi Peng and Milo – on the house!  On the last day of the programme, after a week of knowing each other, we were all pretty upset about leaving our buddies.  However, I hope that Zamir and Min Yi would join our school after their ‘O’ levels, and be part of TP.  “I am not sure of what I want to do in the future yet though.  So, when the ‘O’ level results come out, then I will decide,” Min Yi said.  For Zamir, he excitedly declared that he would join Temasek Polytechnic, as it is the only Poly in the East, where he lives.  Zamir added that there’s a high chance he’d opt for an Engineering diploma course too.  Great!  I look forward to the day when I can welcome Zamir to TP!

Chilling out at the Breadboard canteen

Through this whole Buddy Programme experience, I’ve gained new friends – not only my buddy Zamir, but also the rest of the secondary school students who joined the Buddy Programme.  As we had to stick together throughout the programme, the programme has helped me to understand my other classmates better too!

I feel that this Buddy Programme is a great way to allow secondary school students to experience the different culture in a polytechnic and get an idea of the differences between tertiary education and a secondary school education.  It allows one to understand how life is going to be like in a Polytechnic, including how we are graded academically, not only from the examinations, but also from tutorial work, tests, assignments so on.  It is very regrettable and unfortunate that I did not have the chance to participate in this programme when I was in secondary school.  If I had, I would have understood what my course was all about even before entering, I would know what Poly life was like, and there’d be no culture shock.  In short, my learning curve would not have been so steep in the early stages of my diploma course here in TP.

My buddy, Zamir, really loved being part of this programme!  He got a first-hand experience of Poly life and I am very glad that I could play a part in helping him – my future junior – to make a better decision in his life!


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

Hu Fang


Senior Lecturer  67805606   hufang@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

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


Robotic Games 2016
A team of 8 students, who had enrolled  in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) programme in Apr 2013 before streaming into the Diploma in Electronics in their second year, were part of the TP contingent which won 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze awards at the annual Singapore Robotic Games (SRG) 2016.  Putting their robotics skills to good effect, they designed, fabricated and programmed their robots to take part in the “Autonomous Sumo Robot” category, sweeping all the medals at stake – Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The 8 students are:

  • Xu Wei
  • Cui Jing Fang
  • Chen Zijie
  • MuhdKhairul Anwar
  • Teoh Jiang Wei
  • GuoYiYun
  • Isaac Kam Kai Jie
  • Wang Yiming

ART Students’ Innovation Challenge 2015

A team of 4 students, Desmond Ang, Johnny Tan, Hui Lan Xin and Tang Meng Ru, who had enrolled in the EEE programme in Apr 2012, and subsequently streamed into the Diploma in Media & Communication Technology (MET) from their second year onwards, clinched a Commendation award in the annual Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology (ART) Students’ Innovation Challenge 2015.  Their project, called “Follow Me”, is a revolutionary robotic guide “dog” for the blind that promises to provide blind individuals with personalised assistance in navigating their way about. It dispenses with the need for a real dog which may be costly, difficult to train, difficult to procure, and cannot be used in places where pets or animals are not allowed.

WorldSkills Singapore 2014

Ng Yin Zhi enrolled through the EEE programme in Oct 2012, and streamed into the Diploma in Electronics from his second year onwards.  He has proven his competence by winning the Silver medal in the Electronics Trade category at the WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) competition 2014.  The WSS is a prestigious biennial competition which symbolises the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training, where hundreds of young skilled people from around the world pit their skills in their various trades and test themselves against demanding international standards. 

Ng Yin Zhi (middle row, left) and fellow participants with their coaches

SAFE Competition 2014

Yang Lee Qi and Muhd Nabil bin Mohd F. both joined the EEE programme in Apr 2012 and later opted to steam into the Diploma in Media & Communication Technology (MET) from their second year onwards.  They have brought honour to both EEE and MET by winning a Silver award (Safety Awareness category) and a Merit award (Anti Vandalism category) in the Security Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) competition 2014.  The competition required them to develop interactive 3D mobile games to teach youngsters basic safety as well as to raise their awareness of the consequences of committing vandalism.

Nabil (left) and Lee Qi with their winning 3D games


As a first year EEE student, you will learn some basics about robotics, including how to control robots.  Simple projects that you will carry out include “teaching” a robot to follow a line and move from Point A to Point B, making use of a few line sensors and simple motor controls.

Thereafter, you may progress to designing and developing better equipped robots with more capabilities as your project.


Students in the common first year programme (for CEP, EEE and MAE) 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 Computer Engineering
Diploma in Electronics
Diploma in Microelectronics  

Diploma Student Club

Since EEE is a common gateway programme, it does not have a student club of its own.

However, the student clubs of the 4 “standalone” Diploma groups that EEE students may branch into, would occasionally invite our students to participate in their events.

These events provide opportunities for EEE students to interact and build rapport with seniors in the 4 diploma groups, and to learn more about the courses they intend to join after their first year in EEE. 

For instance, a much anticipated annual event on the EEE group’s calendar is the Annual Sports Day organized by E2-Matrix, the student club of the Diploma in Electronics.

Captain’s Ball

A time for games, a time for bonding 

Alumni Success Stories

1) Christopher Mark Howe

Christopher joined the EEE programme in 2007 and graduated in 2010 with a Diploma in Electronics (Aerospace Option). He applied, and was subsequently selected, to be trained as an RSAF fighter aircraft pilot.  “What I found rewarding was that the things I learnt at TP, especially in the Aerospace-related modules, proved to be relevant and applicable in my working life.  They gave me an edge in the aviation industry, allowing me to grasp and understand information better and faster than my peers,” said the former student of East View Sec School.

2) Cherie Ong Hui Ling

Formerly from Broadrick Sec School, Cherie enrolled in the EEE programme in 2007.  The following year, she opted for the Diploma in Electronics, and graduated with Merit in 2010.  With the strong foundation which her diploma training had given her, Cherie went on to pursue a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from NTU, graduating in 2013.  She feels that her diploma has given her an edge at university: “My course at TP prepared me well for the electrical & electronic engineering field and enabled me to do well in my studies at NTU.  Temasek Polytechnic has made me realise that I could do much more than what I had previously thought possible,” she said.


3) Devana Pillay

After a year in the EEE programme, Devana streamed into the Diploma in Microelectronics and graduated in 2010 with Merit, earning the Course Silver Medal in the process.  He went on to obtain a degree in Business Management with double major in Marketing & Strategic Management from SMU, on a KKH Endowed Scholarship.  He is now a Research Consultant at Asia Insight.  A leukemia survivor, Devana is no stranger to setbacks and struggles in life.  The key to success, he believes, is to fight for what you want to achieve.  He strongly recommends studying Engineering: “It is a discipline that trains the mind, allowing you to be analytical and creative,” advised the East View Sec School alumnus.  “An Engineering diploma is very versatile; it is a passport that allows you to pursue almost any degree after your polytechnic,” he added.



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