The life of a student in our campus is varied and vibrant. Sporting competitions, artistic pursuits, adventure learning programmes, team building games, student club gatherings and school camps, as well as the annual Campus Care Network (CCN) Day carnival when students and staff join forces to raise funds, are some of the many exciting activities that will pepper your life as a student.
Study trips, both local and overseas, as well as our overseas community projects, help to bring education to life for you, allowing you to learn outside the classroom.
Our high-tech equipment and facilities, up-to-date curriculum, as well as friendly and approachable lecturers, help to give you a very positive learning experience.
Located in a picturesque environment that is close to nature, the campus provides you with the ideal waterfront setting for work, play and recreation.
As a new student, your first experience of our School will probably be at the Orientation for freshmen, held for 3 days in the week before the new semester starts.
The Orientation will help to ease you into Poly life, by introducing you to the physical facilities, programmes, and the school system, while arming you with the basic information to get you started. Course books, tool kits and other learning resources will also be distributed during these 3 days.
Fun and engaging, the Orientation will also give you opportunities for interaction and bonding with fellow freshmen as well as your seniors, through teamwork-building games, telematch sessions, mass dances, cheering practice and the grand finale on the final day – the Temasek Regatta.
Usually held at the scenic Bedok Reservoir Park next to our campus, the Regatta is a mini-olympics in which the 6 academic schools compete against one another in various dragon boat races. Thousands cheer their school mates on, as the paddles splash through the placid waters and surging boats glide over the reflective tranquility of the reservoir.
Then, after the sun sets on the final day of the Orientation, you let their hair down at a Jam & Hop at night, pepping yourself up for an energetic start to Poly life.
The Director's List is the School of Engineering's prestigious roll of honour for the top 10% of academic achievers. It is given out each year at an award ceremony, called the "Awards for Excellence" presentation ceremony, usually held in June or July each year.
In addition to the "Director's List Award", two additional awards are also given out at the ceremony. These are: the "Competition Award" for students who had brought honour to the School by winning awards at national or international level competitions, as well as the "Most Improved Student Award" for those who have shown outstanding improvement in their academic performance over the past year, as compared to the previous year.
Students who earn any of these awards will be informed by mail and invited to attend the "Awards for Excellence" presentation ceremony. Their parents would also receive an invitation to attend the ceremony to share in their child's joy and accomplishment.
The Campus Care Network (CCN) Day carnival is a biannual event in which staff and students from academic schools and admin departments, as well as various CCA groups, set up stalls along the Level 3 concourse and around the main Horseshoe Plaza, turning the entire campus into a colourful and bustling street market.
From the sale of bubble tea, cakes, ice cream, flowers, clothing items and handphone accessories, to the offering of services such as henna hand-painting, portrait-sketching and car-washing, the CCN Day carnival also gives students a chance to experience being an entrepreneur for a day, while fostering class camaraderie and building rapport with their respective Care Persons.
First year students, especially, are strongly encouraged to set up a stall, so as to cultivate their charitable spirit, in line with their first year LEAP (Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice) subject curriculum which focuses on discovering one’s self-identity as well as sense of belonging to a group.
Profits from the CCN carnival go to the Polytechnic’s CCN Fund which is disbursed in the form of bursaries or short term assistance to help financially challenged students in TP.
ENG Student Development Roadmap
As an engineering student, you are given ample opportunities to achieve success in your academic, personal and professional development in the school. To realize your full potential, you are encouraged to participate actively in the variety of programmes designed for you. This student development roadmap shows you how your developmental needs are provided as you journey through the 6 semesters in ENG School.
A Care Person (CP) will be assigned to help you through the journey in school. He/She will provide care and guidance in matters pertaining to your academic, personal and professional developments in school and will meet you in the LEAP (Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice) Care Group interaction classes from Level 1 to Level 3.
LEAP is a leadership and character education programme which consists of three core subjects, namely LEAP 1, 2, & 3. It seeks to cultivate in you the dispositions (attitude, skill-sets and knowledge) towards the development of your leadership competencies.
What must students do?
In order to maximize your potential in ENG School, you are encouraged to do the following:
Remember: Don’t just focus on your academic achievement; it is also important that you pick up and showcase skills vital for today’s workforce.
To download PDF file of ENG Academic Calendar, please click here.
Our labs in the School of Engineering are equipped with the necessary hardware and software to support teaching and learning, while giving our students a positive learning experience. We constantly upgrade our facilities and equipment to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of technology, and that our students will have an edge when they enter the world of work.
Among the many lab facilities in our School are Free Access labs which our students can use in their own time, during the lab opening hours and subject to availability. These labs are:
The Major Project (MP) is an important component of your diploma training, carried out in conjunction with your student internship programme (SIP), usually in Year 3.1. During this MP-SIP phase, you will be attached to a research unit in the school or a company in the industry (local or overseas) to carry out a project over a period of about 4 months. You will have the opportunity to apply the theories you have learnt in your diploma course to solve issues and problems faced by the industry.
In line with the effort to help you to sharpen your skill-sets and nurture your talent, our School will be enhancing our MP-SIP system and deepening our collaboration with our industry partners under a “place and train” framework whereby you can achieve skills-mastery by being attached to, and learning from, expert mentors in companies. This is part of the new “SkillsFuture” initiative launched by our government in April 2015. The objective is to ensure that you will be more industry-ready upon graduation.
Current Engineering students may get more info about their MP-SIP placement from the student portal (Intranet).
OnSET is the online survey system which all students are required to use to give feedback about the quality of teaching of their lecturers/tutors. Since April 2013, OnSET has replaced the old hardcopy system, whereby support staff went around to each classroom to administer the survey and students had to mark their answers on optical mark sheets, which then had to be collected and fed into an optical mark reader.
Now, the system automatically tabulates and analyses the survey results and sends them to the lecturer/tutor concerned, thereby saving time and manpower. It also enhances the confidentiality of responses, as there is no human intervention in the process.
Full details about the OnSET system, as well as FAQs, can be downloaded as follows: