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2017 2016


Female student majors in Engineering despite objections from family

Despite objections from her family, Diploma in Energy Systems and Management graduate Joanna Lum decided to pursue her passion in Engineering. Her hard work over the last three years has paid off as she will be graduating as the top student of her diploma. Read how she found success with Singapore's first School of Engineering.

Fast-track for SP accountancy students

Read how SP's Diploma in Accountancy students Jamie Lee and Nur Ariyanni Binte Hamidon are on the fast track to becoming Chartered Accountants in Singapore.

Students' kit can detect Zika and dengue faster

Three students from SP’s Diploma in Biomedical Science (DBS) – Serena Song, Lau Xue Ru and Rachel Chua – devised a kit that detects and distinguishes between the Zika and dengue virus. The team won the Polytechnic Student Research Programme (PSRP) Award.

Enhanced internships for Singapore Poly students

SP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with six social and community service agencies to roll out enhanced internship programmes for the Diploma in Applied Drama with Psychology (DADP) students. Final year DADP student Bryan Tan was among a group of students who benefited from the pilot 18-week enhanced internship last year. Read to find out more.

From bad boy to model student at Singapore Polytechnic

SP’s Diploma in Chemical Engineering final-year student Liew Zheng Jie was caned for playing truant at age 11 and his bad behaviour continued when he was in Unity Secondary School until he was appointed the class rep in Secondary 4. The responsibility made him a better student and now Zhengjie is our SP Model Student.

Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way

SP’s Diploma in Business Information Technology student Mohamed Najulah, who joined the poly as part of its pioneer Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP), was born with brittle bone disease and has been using a wheelchair for his safety. With his experience, he developed an app to detect wheelchair-friendly paths. Get inspired by SP Model Student Najulah!

Beyond just an act of social service

SP's Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology alumna and social worker, Noor Izzaty Ishak, is putting the skills and knowledge she picked up in the course to good use. Find out how she uses applied drama to reach out to marginalised communities.

Polys, unis to run more modular courses

Starting a family did not stop SP's Diploma in Mechanical Engineering graduate Mohamed Johannes Wahid from continuing his passion in learning. With the help of SP's Professional & Adult Continuing Education Academy, Johannes took up a modular course in Maritime and Offshore Operations. Find out how modular courses are helping working adults like Johannes.

Her artistic talents get recognised

Since the age of two, SP’s Visual Communication and Media Design (DVMD) student, Norazizah Hood, had loved art. She went on to study visual communication at the Institute of Technical Education and graduated with a perfect GPA. Today, she is an SP scholar and is pursuing her passion!

He finds path in life after father's death

Despite dropping out of junior college after repeating his first year and losing his father to cancer, Daryl Lim never gave up. The Diploma in Nutrition, Health and Wellness student found the motivation to do well and clinched the SP Scholarship along the way.

He gets scholarship from poly that once kicked him out

Diploma in Maritime Business student Quek Jun Hui was kicked out by Singapore Polytechnic years ago for skipping lessons and his Year 1 exams. Grabbing on to his second shot at a poly education, Jun Hui became focused and worked hard, bagging an SP Scholarship for his efforts.

Singapore Poly students' smart alarm keeps bikes safe

Losing two bikes to thieves spurred Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering student Bernard Soh to co-develop a Smart Bike Alarm. With GPS tracking and SMS alerts, bike thefts could be a problem of the past.

Growing real solutions to real-world problems

SP Engineering students have come up with real solutions to real-world problems. Read how an Urban Farming Kit and Smart Bike Alarm is changing the world!

Boy wonder grows up

Find out why the world's youngest programmer is taking the Diploma in Information Technology course at SP.

Chemical Giant set up an application laboratory at Singapore Poly to develop functional food

Read about the latest Newtrition Lab at SP! The lab, which is a collaboration with chemicals giant BASF provides opportunities for Diploma in Food Science & Technology and Diploma in Nutrition, Health and Wellness students to develop functional food.