Attendance & Absence


You are expected to attend all your classes and lectures. TP’s attendance policy requires students to fulfill at least 85% attendance. Approved leave of absence e.g. medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner, compassionate leave (for immediate family) and official leave (e.g. representing TP in games, official events, debates, etc.) will be considered as part of the 85% attendance.



Punctuality is expected of all students. If you turn up for a tutorial session beyond the stated start time, your attendance will be recorded as ‘L’ (Late) in the Student Attendance System. Note that ‘L’ carries the same effect as an ‘A’ (Absence), i.e. it counts towards non-attendance for non-graded pass penalty.



Submission of Medical Certificate (MC)

During the semester, all medical certificates must be submitted within two working days from the last day stated on the MC. Only MCs issued by medical practitioners registered with the Singapore Medical Council will be accepted.


Application for Leave of Absence (LOA)

Application for leave of absence (e.g. participation in a school-based performance, official events or competition etc.) must be submitted, with supporting documents, at least one week before the date of absence. You must inform the subject tutors concerned, Care Person and/or Course Manager before applying. 

Both MCs and LOAs are to be submitted via the Student Portal:


Student Disciplinary Policy

Student offences are categorised into 3 categories:

  • Category 1
  • Category 2
  • Academic-Related Offences

Category 1 offences are serious offences. The type of offences include:

  1. Assault
  2. Drug-related offence
  3. Possession, distribution and sale of pornographic materials
  4. Possession of weapons
  5. Religious/racist attacks against staff/students
  6. Rioting
  7. Sexual assault and outrage of modesty
  8. Forgery/Tampering of documents
  9. Theft
  10. Consumption of alcohol
  11. Creating nuisance/bringing disrepute to TP
  12. Defamation against staff/students
  13. Fighting
  14. Insubordination
  15. Non-compliance to regulations and Student Code of Conduct
  16. Unauthorised soliciting of funds and selling of products
  17. Vandalism and mischief

Category 2 offences include:

  1. Dress code violation
  2. Littering
  3. Smoking or vaping (using an electronic cigarette)
  4. Gambling
  5. Playing poker cards
  6. Trespassing into unauthorised areas
  7. Minor student misconduct

Academic-related Offences

  1. Cheating on Main/Supplementary Examination (with confirmed possession of unauthorised materials)
  2. Cheating on Main/Supplementary Examination (other than confirmed possession of unauthorised materials)
  3. Cheating on Coursework
  4. Cheating on Supplementary Assessment
  5. Plagiarism

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Copyright & Plagiarism

Copyright Notice to TP Freshies

Copyright is a protection that covers published and unpublished literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, whatever the forms of expression, provided such works are fixed in a tangible or material form. This means that as long as you can see it, hear it and/or touch it - it may be protected. If it is an essay, a play, a song, a funky original dance move, a photograph, HTML coding or any computer information that can be set on paper, recorded on tape or saved to a hard drive/floppy disk, it may be protected. Copyright laws grant the creator the exclusive right to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute, perform and display the work publicly. Exclusive means only the creator of such work, not anybody who has access to it and decides to grab it.

It i s ILLEGAL to violate any of the rights provided by the law to the owner of a copyright. Temasek Polytechnic respects the ownership of intellectual material governed by copyright laws. All TP students are expected to know and comply with the copyright laws that affect them.

Here is a list of Do’s & Don’ts:

What you CAN do:

  • Make reasonable copies of a work(s) i.e. 10% of the total number of pages in a physical edition of the work;

  • Make not more than 10% of the total number of bytes in an electronic edition of the work; or

  • Make copies of not more than 1 chapter of the work (even if 1 chapter is more than 10% of the number of pages or bytes).

What you must NEVER do:

  • Photocopy an entire book/work;

  • Copy more than 10% of the total number of pages or more than one chapter unless new copies are unavailable within a reasonable time at an ordinary price;

  • Copy more than one article from a given periodical, unless they relate to the same subject matter.

  • If you are in doubt, please feel f ree to consult your lecturers for clarification. Please do NOT assume what you are copying is ok.

NOTE that INFRINGING the COPYRIGHT ACT could lead you with a hefty FINE or even a JAIL term!
By Order
The Registrar's Office
April 2012

Plagiarism Policy

Academic integrity is expected of all students at Temasek Polytechnic. The Polytechnic requires all students to be assessed for their own work only. All students are required to give proper acknowledgement of all original sources of work used in their assignments, projects or other assessed work.

Note that disciplinary action will be taken for students caught for plagiarism. The severity includes failing the subject, suspension and removal from course.

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Permission to Stay on Campus

You are not permitted to stay on TP’s premises after 10:00 p.m. unless authorized in writing by your lecturers or tutors. You are to give your full particulars i.e. name, matriculation card number, address, and contact number of your guardian or next-of-kin of in case of emergency to your lecturer or tutor.

Research & Ethics