Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering

2016 Planned Intake: 50 JAE 2016 Last Aggregate Score: 23 Course is applicable only for AY2016/2017 intake and earlier

Guided by the Intelligent Nation 2015 and Singapore Media Fusion Plan initiatives, the Infocomm and Media (ICM) sector in Singapore has achieved strong economic growth, contributing about a tenth of the country’s GDP.   In addition, ICM Masterplan 2025 aims to establish Singapore as a Smart Nation that leads the world in tapping the potential of ICM.  To realise this quantum leap forward, a new Smart Nation Programme Office will spearhead the drive to create a “whole-of-government” approach by linking all government agencies, citizens and industries as parts of a Smart Nation. 

The Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering is an inter-disciplinary programme that combines the study of engineering fundamentals, networking and information technologies.  The blend of these disciplines will empower you to create innovative solutions for the ICM sector.  In addition, our participation in various collaboration projects with the industry, such as the “Smart and Connected Jurong Lake District Pilots and Trials” and “Smart Enabled Home Programme”, will create numerous opportunities for you to hone your skills in developing innovative enterprise and mobile solutions using pervasive computing (Internet of Things and smart devices), cloud computing and data analytics, as well as in designing, planning and implementing network connectivity. 

Our strong emphasis on a solid technical foundation will enable you to embark on careers in the IT, computer networking and communications industries immediately.  So if you want to give yourself a bright future, while playing a part in Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, then this is the course for you!

 Your students who worked with us on the IDA Smart Nation initiatives were able to create prototypes of several Smart Nation services and showcase them to the public at the iExperience exhibition. Although some of the concepts were completely new to them, they were able to apply and adapt what they have learnt, to deliver viable solutions for us. These are definitely qualities that companies look for in their employees.
— Ms Lee Chein Inn
    Deputy Director
   Infocomm Development Authority of
  Singapore (IDA)


Notable Features

  • The only polytechnic diploma course that combines training in IT, computer networking and communications, as well as Engineering, which means you get wider career choices and further studies options in both the Engineering and IT disciplines
  • Strong industry collaborations with partners like IDA, MDA, Panasonic, Singapore Technologies Aerospace, SingHealth Group and Microsoft Singapore provide you with value-added training
  • Additional industry scholarships for two outstanding students after completing Year One of their studies (over and above the usual array of scholarships available)
  • Curriculum is continually updated to incorporate latest technologies such as network security, cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT), as they evolve

Career Prospects

With the growing convergence of the Infocomm and media sectors, the focus is now on improving the way we work and live, and enabling businesses to thrive. This course provides you with a comprehensive, broad-based and multidisciplinary education devoted to Information Technologies and Network & Communications Engineering. You will learn about and harness the latest Infocomm technologies involving new social media, cloud computing, digital media & entertainment, smart-phones and tablets.

Singapore’s Infocomm sector is a key contributor to its economy and it has greatly enhanced Singapore’s competitiveness by raising productivity and transforming business processes.

According to the Infocomm Authority of Singapore's (IDA) annual survey of Infocomm industry, Singapore’s total Infocomm revenue grew 18.5% and the Infocomm workforce expanded 1.1% in 2011. Hence, this is an ideal time to ride on the Infocomm wave. The Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network initiated by IDA has already delivered ultra-high broadband speeds of at least 1Gbps to all homes, offices and schools for pervasive connectivity around Singapore. This has increased the demand for more innovative interactive digital services to consumers and businesses. The long term outlook for Infocomm industry is therefore very promising.

You will have abundant job opportunities as:

  • Marketing, sales or business development executives
  • Application solutions developers
  • Mobile solutions developers
  • Networking and communications professionals

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

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 complete colour vision deficiency, uncontrolled epilepsy, profound hearing loss 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, Design & Technology, Engineering Science, Physical Science, Physics, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry).

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

Course Structure

TP Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

In this subject, you will acquire technical writing and oral presentation skills. In the Report Writing module, you will learn how to write and organise an academic technical report. In the Oral Presentation module, you will learn how to prepare a speech and use techniques to deliver an effective speech that holds the attention of your audience. You are expected to do research to gather information and widen your perspectives for both the report and oral presentation.


This subject introduces the basic skills needed for technical communication in the areas of listening, reading, speaking, writing and research. You will learn to recognise the organisational structure, style and content of formal spoken and written engineering texts. You will also learn to write sentence structures commonly found in engineering texts. In addition, you will learn to produce the linguistic features of spoken Standard English. The subject also introduces the skill of using library resources for research purposes.


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 prepares you for written and spoken communication in the world of work, focusing on intra- and inter-organisational communication. Group communication is also emphasised to enhance your sensitivity in communication situations and your awareness of communication dynamics. You will also learn that culture does affect communication within groups and at the organisational level.


This subject prepares you for the working world by providing you with opportunities to take responsibility for your own learning and to develop life-long skills such as effective communication and interpersonal skills.


This subject prepares you for your career by refining the technical writing skills that you have learnt in earlier Communication Skills modules, as well as providing you with the tools for an effective job search. Besides learning how to write a well-structured and coherent technical report for the workplace, you will also enhance your employability. You will learn the critical aspects of a job search, including skills analysis, writing resumes and cover letters, grooming and deportment, and interview skills.


Diploma Subjects - Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

This subject covers the fundamental principles of data communications essential for the understanding of computer networking. You are taught the basics of data transmission, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, as well as local area network protocols and technologies.


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 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 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 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.



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 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 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.


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.


This subject equips you with a good understanding of software design and development process. Important phases of the software development process will be covered. More emphasis will be placed on object-oriented software design using UML (Unified Modelling Language), software documentation and testing methodologies in order to gear you towards a more practice-oriented industry.


This subject covers application development for the new media on the Internet. Topics covered include web analytics, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), server-side programming language, databases, programming language for specific new media platforms and programming concepts. You will be equipped with knowledge to use new Internet media for marketing, and skills to develop applications for these new media using development tools.


This subject introduces the building blocks and the principles on which typical electronic communications systems operate. Topics include modulation techniques, basic operation of radio transmitters and receivers, signal analysis, sampling theorem, source coding techniques such as pulse code modulation and delta modulation, pulse shaping for data transmission, digital carrier modulation techniques, and error control coding.


This subject covers the deployment of computer networking equipment to support a small or medium sized business. Students will learn to implement switches, routers, firewall services and AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting). They will also learn to manage user accounts and services on server operating systems which are commonly found in a small or medium sized business environment. Students will also be equipped to implement secured network infrastructure and minimize network downtime.


This subject covers the basic theories of routing and switching and their applications in a networking environment. It focuses on IP addressing scheme, routing protocols, basic access control lists, switching architectures and operation of a Wide Area Network (WAN). It provides opportunities for you to interconnect networks separated over large geographical area.


This subject covers the development of applications on mobile and wireless computing platforms. It provides an overview of Mobile Web and Mobile Applications, its importance and benefits. It introduces the technologies and methodologies for their development. This includes the architectures, frameworks, standards, programming languages, design process and tools.


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.


Network security involves identifying and assessing risks to the computer network, putting in place the systems, processes and control measures to protect information stored and carried in networks. You will be taught both the theoretical and practical aspects of network security, and also be exposed to the various threats and attacks on networks and the countermeasures against these threats.


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.


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.


Web Services are built on the foundation of XML and open industry standards. In this subject, standards, technologies and concepts in Web Services such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) are covered. Building, deploying and using Web Services as well as the Cloud Computing model will also be discussed.


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. They are taken in addition to the diploma elective subjects.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units

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.


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.


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.


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.


The subject introduces mathematical concepts and techniques used in advanced engineering courses. You will learn topics in calculus such as limits and continuity, infinite series, improper integrals, multiple integrals, higher order differential equations, 2D and 3D analytic geometry, and partial differentiation.


Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Core Subjects 19 credit units
Diploma Core Subjects 103 credit units
Cross-Disciplinary Subjects min 9 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 131 credit units

Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 9 credit units from the list of Cross-Disciplinary Subjects.

Blog Post


Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Engineering

  (65) 6780 5144
  (65) 6787 7641

Teaching Staff

Staff Name Designation Extension Email

Dr. Yin Choon Meng

Ph.D (EE), B.Eng (Hons)

Deputy Director/ICT & e-Learning

Course Manager

67806494 yincm@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

Low Poh Lian

M.Sc, B.Eng (Hons)

Section Head 67805423 pohlian@tp.edu.sg

Ng Wan Hwa, Jane

M.A (Ed), B.Eng
Section Head 67805409 wanhwa@tp.edu.sg

Woon Wei Yuann


Section Head 67806495 weiyuann@tp.edu.sg

Kok Boon Kiong


Senior Lecturer 67806187 kokbk@tp.edu.sg

Kumbar, Shankarappa

M.Tech, B.Eng

Senior Lecturer  67805464  kumbar@tp.edu.sg

Lee Kum Leong, Steven


Senior Lecturer 67805610 kumleong@tp.edu.sg

Long Siow Leng

B.Eng (Hons), M.SSE

Senior Lecturer 67806494 siowleng@tp.edu.sg

Ng Choon Seong


Senior Lecturer 67805425 ngcs@tp.edu.sg

Siew Wilson

M.Tech, B.Eng

Senior Lecturer  67806629  wilsonsw@tp.edu.sg

Sreedharan Gopalsamy

M.Sc, B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer 67805493 sreedharan@tp.edu.sg

Tan Leng San

B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc

Senior Lecturer 67805431 lengsan@tp.edu.sg

Teo Kin Hua

M.Sc, B.Eng (Hons)

Senior Lecturer 67805513 kinhua@tp.edu.sg

Yeo Woo Cheow, David

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

Senior Lecturer 67806660 woocheow@tp.edu.sg

Aung San Win


Lecturer 67805143 aungsan@tp.edu.sg

Karel Mous

B.IT, M.Sc

Lecturer 67805451 karel@tp.edu.sg

Low Yin Jye

B.Sc (Hons)

Lecturer 67805436 yinjye@tp.edu.sg

Student Achievements


IPv6 Innovation Challenge 2013

Students from the Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering (INE) clinched the Bronze award in the IPv6 competition, themed “The Future of Internet”, held on 15 Mar 2013.  The application which they developed, called the "i-Police", is a mobile application that helps the police to respond to situations more quickly through the use of better communication via IPv6-enabled smart devices. Some of the features of the app include an Alert Notification System whereby a request for backup would be sent via a multicast message to all officers in the vicinity, a Real-Time Map Tracking System to locate fellow police officers nearby, as well as IPv6 cameras that can serve as additional sets of eyes to monitor suspects and their escape routes. The students also developed a complementary "Citizen App" for the public, which comes with a Distress Button as well as Quick Report and Citizen Reporting functions to serve as a platform for public input.

ART Students’ Innovation Challenge 2015
A project by INE students, called The “Interactive Body Balance Evaluation Kit for Elderly” won a Commendation award at the annual Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology (ART) Students’ Innovation Challenge 2015.  The project is an Android app that can detect if a patient is standing upright, or whether he is swaying. A sensing mat, equipped with pressure and vibration sensors, also detects whether his weight is distributed evenly across his feet. The results are tabulated and analysed to allow physiotherapists to prescribe the appropriate treatment. This project is an enhanced version of the first generation “Mobile Body Balance Coaching App”, also developed by INE students, which won Gold at the IES Design Award in 2014.

ART Students’ Innovation Challenge 2013
Two INE students won an Award for Excellence – the top prize – in the annual Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology (ART) Students’ Innovation Challenge 2012, with their creation of Singapore's first Kinetic game system to help spastic children learn to walk – called the “Interactive Gait Correction & Rehab System”. In the game, an image of the user is captured by a Kinect camera and projected onto the screen.  The user is then challenged to perform various actions according to instructions belted out by the application, such as raising one’s hands to catch a butterfly on the screen, or raising one’s leg.  Doing the tasks correctly scores points.

Code::Xtreme Apps Competition 2012
Three INE students clinched the Special Prize in the Code::Xtreme Apps competition held on 27 & 28 July 2012.  Working non-stop over 24 hours, the students completed their projects. This year’s competition, themed "Silver Generation", challenged the teams to develop innovative applications that would benefit the elderly. Contestants had to build a web or mobile application using HTML5, which can be used on at least 2 distinctly different devices. In addition, they had to conceive of a business plan for their idea.

WorldSkills Singapore 2012
Our INE student, Jeremy Jee De Sheng, won a Medallion for Excellence in the Network Systems Administration Trade category of the WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) competition 2012, where he showcased his skills in Cisco Networking, Windows and Linux system administration.  The WSS is a prestigious national biennial competition which symbolises the pinnacle of excellence in vocational trades. Every two years, hundreds of young skilled people, accompanied by their teachers and trainers, convene from around the world to compete before the public in the skills of their various trades and test themselves against demanding international standards. The winners of the national round will proceed to represent Singapore at the international level.


Pocket Breathalyser

Have you ever wondered whether, after a few bouts of drinking, you are still within the legal alcohol limit for driving a car?  This handy pocket breath analyser, invented by students from the Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering (INE), will answer your question.  Linked to an Android App, the breathalyser will detect the concentration of alcohol in your breath, and the reading is then transmitted to the App and displayed on the screen in mg/100ml of blood content.  If the reading exceeds the legal limit (35mg/100ml), the words “Test Failed” are flashed on the screen.  The user can then contact a friend to pick him up by hitting the “Call Friend” or “Send SMS” button on the App.  The App also provides factual information about the legal alcohol limit for driving, as well as the penalties for drunk-driving.  There is also a game which tests the user’s level of drunkenness.  This project by INE students won a Merit award at the annual Security Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) competition organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nov 2015.

Kinect PhotoBooth

The Kinect PhotoBooth, developed by INE students, allows users to take a photo of themselves with their favourite props and background, and it would be uploaded instantly to social media platforms such as their Facebook account.  It was adopted by NParks and displayed at the Singapore Botanic Gardens for public use in 2012.


The photo booth was also “borrowed” by SPH Media and displayed at Ang Mo Kio Hub in 2013 as part of the Mother’s Day celebrations, where it attracted an amazing response from the public – 2,653 photos taken over 12 days!

Applications for Play@TP

INE students also created fun-filled applications for inquiry-based learning at TP’s Preschool Learning Academy (PLAY@TP), Singapore’s 1st experimental kindergarten located in the TP campus.  This kindergarten uses the latest teaching techniques and methodologies to help enhance children’s learning and cognitive development.  One of these new applications is an interactive whiteboard used to facilitate teaching and learning of Chinese, making it fun for children to learn the language.

Application of Infocomm for a Sustainable Future

INE students developed an iPhone application to help Electric Vehicle (EV) users in navigating their vehicles, thereby playing their part in helping to establish and support a sustainable clean and green future.  The App comes with a map and navigational tools which gives directions to the driver.



IT labs

As IT plays a major part in this course, we have the full range of high-end computers loaded with the various required software, to support subjects such as ASP.NET Web Programming, Web Services & Development, and Database Management Systems & Design.

Networking Labs

Our networking labs are used to train students in subjects such as Networking Fundamentals, Network Integration, Network Infrastructure & Technologies, and Network Security Systems.  Students get hands-on practice so that the realistic practical experience they acquire will prepare them well for the industry upon graduation.


Infocomm Solutions Centre 

This Centre aims to proliferate and develop Infocomm technologies amongst staff and students through research & development, training and industry collaboration, with a focus on core technologies involving Enterprise Web Applications, Wireless and Mobile Applications, Embedded Technologies and Networking Solutions.  The Centre comprises 3 sub-units, namely the Infocomm Diploma Unit (DU), the Mobile Computing DU and the Internet Technology DU.

Infocomm DU

This DU focuses on current Infocomm trends & technology, working with the industry to develop software solutions for the healthcare industry.

Mobile Computing DU

This DU focuses on mobile applications, location based services, augmented reality (AR), and cloud computing, with a specific focus on providing solutions for the education sector.

Internet Technology DU

This DU focuses on digital media, including the development of applications for the LED panels and LCD wall in the TP campus, which serve as channels of communication to disseminate information and news to our staff and students, thereby dispensing with the need for notice boards and other physical display materials.  Some applications developed by this DU for TP include a bus app to track the arrival times of buses passing by the campus, as well as a live view app that shows how crowded each canteen in the campus is.

Diploma Student Club

The student club of the Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering (INE), called “iHub”, is run by INE students and it takes the lead in organising activities to promote interaction and bonding among staff and students of the diploma group.


Some of these activities include:

1) Team Building Programme

Usually held at the start of the academic year, this programme includes ice breaking games, teamwork-forging activities and bonding games that help to develop camaraderie and cooperation among students, while giving student leaders the opportunithy to develop their leadership potential.

2) CM Forum

This is a forum where students of the diploma meet with their Course Manager (CM) who would update them on current issues affecting them.  Students also have the opportunity to raise issues and questions about their studies and student life.  Invariably, such forums are highly productive and encourage dialogue, ideas sharing and communication between the student body and their lecturers or Course Manager.


3) Study Trips

The club also takes the lead in organising field trips for INE students to facilities or institutions as part of their learning journey.  Such study trips help to bring education to life for our students and allow them to see how the theories they learn in their course are applied in a real industry context.  An example of one such study trip was a visit to Microsoft Technology Centre located at One Marina Boulevard, where INE students learnt about the hard and software applications and business intelligence solutions which the Centre provides for companies and individuals.

INE students during a study trip to Microsoft Technology Centre in 2014

4) Social Gatherings

The club also organises social gatherings such as BBQ parties and ad hoc bonding sessions to provide opportunities for INE students and staff to mingle and interact on an informal basis.  Like they say, all work and no play makes any Poly a dull place.  Not so in our School of Engineering, where academic life is complemented with fun and enjoyable recreational activities, giving students a vibrant and wholesome experience.

Alumni Success Stories

1) Quek Kai Yu (2014)

Playful and averse to studying during his primary school days, Quek Kai Yu found himself in the Normal Technical stream at DunmanSecSchool, before joining ITE. Inspired by his teachers at ITE, he worked hard and made it into the Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering course at TP, where he blossomed and truly excelled, scoring a CGPA of 3.97. Kai Yu won the Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal, awarded each year to the best performing diploma graduate who was formerly from ITE.  

Kai Yu with his inspirational ITE teachers on Graduation Day 2014

2) Jeremy Jee (2013)

A former victim of school bullying has had the last laugh. Jeremy Jee De Sheng, who was bullied during his lower secondary school years and who struggled academically through Sec 3 & 4, has topped his cohort at Temasek Polytechnic with a remarkable perfect cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0, scoring 27 Distinctions and 3 A’s during his 3 year diploma course.  Jeremy’s outstanding achievement earned him the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Award as well as the Diploma in Info-communications Course Gold Medal.   The former student of Temasek Sec School has demonstrated that being an underdog is not a barrier to success; in fact, it is when the going gets tough that the tough gets going. Jeremy is slated to begin his double degree programme in Business Administration & Computing at NUS on a PSC Singapore Government Scholarship (Open) in 2015.

Jeremy with his proud parents on Graduation Day 2013

3) Kingsley Peh (2008)

Soon after graduating with his Diploma in Infocomm in 2008, Kingsley set up his own company, called Fr3b (pronounced freebie) which is basically an e-commerce site offering free samples of various products in return for customer reviews, while the company earns its revenue from advertising.  Soon after, Kingsley renamed his company “The Sample Store” to better reflect the nature of its bsuiness.  Membership to the site surged and business was so good that he decided to diversity into advertising and event management, renaming his company “EK Media Pte Ltd.  In 2013, his company was bought over by SingPost for $1.2 million.  His is a story of how the skill-sets and knowledge gained from a diploma course, if properly used and applied, can turn you into a millionaire within 5 years! 

Kingsley (right) with his business partner and fiance, Elfaine Tan  

Related courses that may interest you too: