With over 60 years of experience, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has helped to nurture over 195,000 graduates, many of whom are now successful professionals.

Use this opportunity to learn more about poly education, the courses available in SP and the different poly admissions exercises including Early Admissions Exercise (EAE).

Join us for a guided tour to an academic school of your choice and experience for yourself the learning and social environment in SP. Take the chance to interact with our students and find out why they have made SP their choice.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Know the Difference:
    Polytechnic or JC education?
  • Experience it for Yourself:
    Visit the facilities in SP.
  • Make The Right Choice:
    Help your child achieve his dreams by gaining insights into SP's 47 courses.

Programme

Programme Time
Registration 09:30am
Parents’ Forum: “JC or Poly? Making an Informed Choice”
- Talk by Mr Ken Choo, Registrar
10:15am
School visit of choice 11:00am
Course / EAE Counselling
- Refreshments will be provided
12:00pm
End of programme 12:30pm


Breakout Session for School Visit of Choice

The School of Architecture & the Built Environment trains students to support the built environment industry in Singapore. The built environment industry is responsible for design, construction and maintenance of buildings, facilities and other city infrastructures of the country. The school also trains students to support the MICE industry. Our graduates are employed to manage international meetings, conventions, events and provide hospitality support to make Singapore a vibrant city to live, work and play.

Do visit us to know more about our training approach and facilities in grooming your child to be part of this esteemed group of professionals.

Diplomas offered include:

  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business
  • Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management
  • Diploma in Landscape Architecture
For more information, visit here.

Here at the School of Communication, Arts & Social Sciences, we train your child to be a first-rate communicator through our diplomas in:

  • Applied Drama & Psychology
  • Creative Writing for TV & New Media
  • Media & Communication

Curious how we work? Experience for yourself the pulse and pace of a real communication agency at “The Agency” for our Diploma in Media and Communication students. Then see stories come alive at “The Writers’ Room” for our Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media students. Finally, visit our “Black Box” where our Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology students work on projects and programmes to bring about a positive change in the community in which they serve.


Diploma in Media & Communication

The Agency 
Students will experience the pulse and pace of a real-life integrated communication agency here. With brainstorming spaces, TV and recording studios, a radio station and more, students learn to create impactful integrated communication campaigns that help connect with consumers.


Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media

The Writers' Room 
With walls to scribble on, large, movable furniture and an indoor slide, students can lose themselves and seek inspiration in this fun physical space. The Writers’ Room is indeed a student’s playground for ideas.


Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology

Black Box 
Fully equipped with a state-of-the-art light and sound system, students are able to brainstorm, conceptualise and come up with programmes and workshops in an open, performance-ready space.

For more information, visit here.

The school of Chemical & Life Sciences (CLS) trains technologists to serve with mastery and make contributions for discoveries that enhance the quality of life in various fields such as energy & chemicals, biomedical & healthcare and food & nutrition.

Our facilities tour will take you on a journey to visit the laboratories of our 8 diplomas:
  • Diploma in Applied Chemistry
  • Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Food Science & Technology
  • Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Wellness
  • Diploma in Optometry
  • Diploma in Perfumery & Cosmetic Science

For more information, visit here.

The world today is evolving into one where technology revolutionises the way we do things. Emerging technologies, media convergence and changing consumer behaviour stand out as some of the key drivers behind this revolution.

The School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (DMIT) therefore plays an important role in this revolution by being a strong source of talent for the Infocomm and Media industry.

Know more about our diploma courses at some of our facilities:

  • Diploma in Digital Animation
  • Diploma in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Infocomm Security Management
  • Diploma in Music & Audio Technology

For more information, visit here.

Get a glimpse of the projects done by EEE students at our Engineering Studio, which is designed based on an architecture studio model which provides our students with an environment for activity-based learning, discussions, and presentations. Let our students share their learning experiences with you.

You will view projects that were designed and built by EEE students from year 1, year 2 and year 3. The year 1 projects displayed are designed and built by first year students taking the Introduction to Engineering module. This module provides a platform where students can put into practice what they learn in their first year technical modules.

The year 2 projects are designed and built by second year students taking the Microcontroller Applications module. In this module, the students are taught how a microcontroller works, how to program and make use of the microcontroller.

The year 3 projects are designed and built by teams of 3 students in their final year. It provides an opportunity for the students to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills acquired during their study and industrial attachments.

For more information, visit here.

Join us for the SP Engineering tour to visit a real-life hangar where actual aircrafts are showcased. Experience how SP engineering students learn through realistic workshop setup and flight simulators. Hear exciting experiences shared by our students in developing their robotics, bioengineering and other fascinating projects.

Visit us at the School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering to get an overview of the diploma courses offered:

  • Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Diploma in Bioengineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronics & Robotics
  • Common Engineering Programme

For more information, visit here.

In the SB Experience Walk, visitors will be guided through our training spaces and facilities, to provide potential students and parents an insight into the students’ experience in SB!

The SB Experience Walk covers:

The Hospitality Learning Hub (SB618) – Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management

  • DTRM Where our journey begins!

UOB KAY HIAN – SP DEALING CENTRE (T2236) – Diploma in Banking and Finance

  • Aspiring to be a successful banker / financial trader

The Human Resource Learning Studio (SB616) – Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology

  • We nurture people who develop people

The Accounting Collaboration Room (T2238) – Diploma in Accountancy

  • We educate accountants with excellence, dependability, globalised mindset, ethics

ThinkCubator2 (SB205) – Diploma in Business Administration

  • Developing business achievers for today and tomorrow

Financial Informatics Lifelong Learning Space (SB301) – Diploma in Financial Informatics

  • Empower through financial intelligence and insights


For more information, visit here.

The SP Design School is committed to training students with the best mix of skills-training and creative ideation, academic rigour and imaginative exploration to help students to succeed in their design career.

Visit us at the SP Design School talk to get an overview of the diploma courses offered:

  • Diploma in Games Design & Development
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Experience & Product Design
  • Diploma in Visual Communication & Media Design

For more information, visit here.

To support one of the world’s busiest seaport and largest container port, the Singapore Maritime Academy provides an intensive hands-on curriculum and strong partnerships with local and international shipping companies to meet the needs of this rapidly growing industry. Embark on a special tour at our exclusive integrated simulation centre where you will experience how life is like on deck.

Your child could choose to specialise in:

  • Diploma in Maritime Business
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in Nautical Studies

For more information, visit here.

Registration

Registration for Parents’ Forum 2017 will close on 15 May 2017.

3 June (9:30am - 12:30pm)
REGISTRATION IS FULL


Thank you for your interest in Parents' Forum June 2017. Due to overwhelming response, we have closed registration for school visits. However, course/EAE counselling at the SP Convention Centre is available from 11am - 1230pm on 3 June 2017. We look forward to welcoming you.

If you have any questions, please call the assistance line at 6772 1617 / 6870 6121 or send an email to

See you in SP on 3 June 2017!

Contact Us


For more information on Parents' Forum 2017, you may contact:


Getting Here

You are encouraged to take public transport due to limited parking spaces.

For those entering by Gate 8 (along Commonwealth Avenue West), turn right and park at Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP), D-2 or D-1. Alternatively, for those entering by Gate 3 (along Dover Road), follow the signage that will lead you to the MSCP. After parking at the MSCP, please take the lift to Level 3A. At Level 3A, follow the signage leading you to the SP Convention Centre.

Please note that parking charges of $1 per hour applies. There are limited parking lots available.

Alight at Dover MRT Station and use the link bridge from Dover MRT Station to enter into SP. Follow the signage and proceed to the Convention Centre for registration.

In the direction of Commonwealth Avenue West, board bus numbers 14, 74, 74e, 105, 106, 147, 166, 185.

FAQs

What is the basis of selection in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?
Selection is based first on merit (which means the ELR2B2 aggregate score) and then according to the line-up of choices as listed in the JAE submission. Students who have better aggregate scores will have a better ranking and therefore a better chance of getting their first choice course.

For example, if your child has an ELR2B2 aggregate score of 6 and puts down as his third choice SP’s Diploma course in Biomedical Science which has a JAE ELR2B2 of 7, he stands a better chance than his classmate who has 7 points but puts it as first choice.

Will the order of choices as listed determine whether my child gets into a particular course?
The way your child lists down his 12 choices indicates his preference. Depending on his aggregate score (and hence, ranking, in order of applicants), he will then be considered for each course, one by one, as listed in his order of preference. This means he will be first considered for his first choice, failing which, it will be the second choice and so on.

If my child lists a particular course, for example the Diploma in Biotechnology as his third choice, but another student lists the same course as his first choice, will this applicant then take precedence over the first student for entry to this course, despite having a worse aggregate score than the first student?
No. Your child will still have precedence if his ELR2B2 aggregate score is better than the other student. Therefore, if your child is unsuccessful for entry to his first and second choice of courses, he will be posted to the Diploma in Biotechnology as this is his third choice (subject to vacancies).

If my child does not have the minimum English Language grade for the course he wants, can he still apply for the course?
Your child cannot apply for that particular course under the JAE as he is not eligible. However, he may apply through SP’s Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE), provided he fulfils the following requirements: he has scored distinctions in Mathematics and one other subject; has a minimum ‘B’ grade for the relevant subject (as stated in the course entry requirements) and has a good aggregate score. He is advised to also apply for the courses that he is eligible for under the JAE.

If my child did not take subject ‘X’ in the ‘O’ Levels which is relevant to the course that he is applying for, will his chances of getting into this particular course be lower than those applicants who have taken this subject?
As long as your child meets the Minimum Entry Requirements, it makes no difference which subject he has taken in the examinations.

What is the JAE ELR2B2 of a course?
This refers to the aggregate score of the student who fills the last vacancy of that particular course. For example, if the last applicant posted to a course in 2017 has an ELR2B2 aggregate score of 10, this will be the JAE ELR2B2 for the course. This means those before him either have an aggregate score that is better than or the same as his aggregate score.

What is the likely JAE ELR2B2 for a particular course for this intake?
Each year’s JAE ELR2B2 depends on the number and quality of students applying for each course and the corresponding number of course vacancies.

What are the chances of getting into a particular course, if my child’s aggregate score is higher than the previous year’s JAE ELR2B2 for the course?
We are unable to advise his chances of getting into the course of his choice. Even though his aggregate score does not meet last year’s JAE ELR2B2, he should still list the course that he is very interested in as his first choice. You never know what this year’s JAE ELR2B2 will be! However, it is advisable to include some courses that he stands a good chance of getting into.

Can my child use combined results?
Yes, your child may combine his GCE ‘O’ Level results of any two years.

Is it possible for my child to change his course after studying in SP for a few months?
Your child cannot change course once the semester has started. We advise applicants to consider a course transfer before the semester starts. Please note that applications for course transfer are based on merit and subject to available vacancies.

How many examinations are there in a year?
There are two semesters in a year and there will be an examination at the end of each semester. There are also regular in-course assessments as well as projects. For some courses, the students are assessed on projects instead of examinations.

How does SP’s modular system help my child in his studies?
Subjects are offered as modules. Upon completion of the module in one semester, the SP student will take an examination on the module. A key benefit of SP’s modular system is that a student needs only to repeat a failed module instead of all subjects. This can be done the following semester instead of waiting for one year. This system allows flexibility, and helps students pace their learning.

How are excellent students recognised in SP?
Students who perform well are recognised in the Director’s Honour Roll. There are also prizes and awards given to top students every year, either by SP or by external companies and organisations. Every year, SP also honours achievers at the annual Excellence Awards.

How long is each semester?
The new academic session begins in April. There are two semesters of 15 weeks each. There is a short mid-semester break of two to three weeks in June and December. Semester vacations are five to six weeks long in September to October, and March to April.

How much time do SP students spend on campus each day?
As a tertiary institution, the timetable is flexible. There are no structured classroom lessons like in secondary school. Instead, students move from lecture theatres to tutorial rooms or from laboratories or workshops to classrooms. The first lecture of the day may begin at 8am and most classes end by 5pm. In between, there may be stretches of free time for students to read up on their work. Many of our students remain on campus after classes for sports, student club programmes and other recreational activities.

Where can my child go for advice on choice of academic course and career?
You can go to SP’s Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Centre located at T16 Level 1, just a short walk away from the Dover MRT Station. It provides information on SP courses and entry requirements, local and overseas university brochures, accreditation database, career information and job vacancies. Our qualified staff will guide you in making an informed course / career choice. You can also email your queries to [email protected].

Are there any opportunities for overseas exposure?
There are plenty of opportunities for SP students to travel overseas for educational, recreational, immersion or community service experiences. These opportunities are not confined to any particular course of study and could arise from various organised groups including SP’s student clubs, and even external, national or international bodies. For instance, there are exchange programmes to countries like Japan, Korea, and Thailand; overseas immersion and credit transfer programmes in China, Finland and United States, and community service programmes in Vietnam and the Philippines. We have sent our students for international competitions in cities such as Bangkok, London and Berlin. Under the SP’s Credit Transfer Scheme and Overseas Industrial Programme, students have wonderful opportunities to broaden their educational experience in Asia, Europe and United States.

Is sport or physical education a must in SP?
Every student is strongly encouraged to take part in sports and outdoor activities. If the student is not involved in any SP sports team, he can still choose from a variety of instructional sports electives like aerobics, canoeing, jogging, squash, tennis and swimming. These activities count towards his Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) points. There is also the NAPFA test which is compulsory for all final-year students. This also applies to those who have completed National Service and female students. SP has launched the Sports for Life programme which aims to gradually make physical education compulsory for all students. Under this programme, students can take up sports such as swimming, lifesaving, yoga, hip hop dance and rock climbing.

What is the tuition fee like?
A student’s full-time education is subsidised by the Government of Singapore. However, to help students pay part of the training cost, the government, through the Ministry of Education, provides tuition grants to all full-time students. The tuition fee for Academic Year 2017/2018 for Singaporean full-time students is $2,700. The tuition fees and tuition grant are subject to revision every year. Refer to Course Fees & Fees Payable for the most updated fees.

Is there counselling and special needs support?

Yes. Counselling services in SP include:
  • Individual counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Referrals to external social agencies
  • Psychological assessments
  • Self-managing workshops
Refer to Counselling and Special Needs Support for more information.