How are outstanding students recognised in SP?
Various awards in the form of cash prizes and/or medals are given annually to outstanding graduands at the Graduation Ceremony.
Students can login to the Student Portal to find out if they have won any awards.
The top students from graduating diploma courses will be short-listed and interviewed for the following top awards:
- Lee Kuan Yew Award
- The Lee Kuan Yew Awards are presented to the three top graduates from the technology or computer related courses at each of the Polytechnics.
- This award was presented for the first time in 1993 by the then Senior Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who had donated the honorarium received from one of his speaking engagements overseas.
- Toh Chin Chye Gold Medal
- The Toh Chin Chye Gold Medal is named after the late Dr Toh Chin Chye, the Chairman of the Singapore Polytechnic Board of Governors from 1959 to 1975.
- Dr Toh was instrumental in charting new directions for the Polytechnic's development and in planning the relocation of SP to its present day campus at Dover Road.
- Low Guan Onn Gold Medal
- The Low Guan Onn Gold Medal was instituted in memory of the late Mr Low Guan Onn, who was the Chairman of the Polytechnic's Board of Governors from 1975 to 1979.
- Mr Low oversaw the move from the Prince Edward Road campus to the present site at Dover Road.
- Mr Low is well remembered for his vision of the well-rounded Polytechnic graduate who is central to the nation's industrialization programme.
- Chua Chor Teck Gold Medal
- The Chua Chor Teck Gold Medal was first awarded in 1986.
- The late Mr Chua Chor Teck was the Chairman of the Polytechnic's Board of Governors from 1980 to 1986.
- As Chairman, he guided the Polytechnic from 1982 to 1986 through a five-year physical expansion programme - a crucial phase of the Polytechnic's development. He also initiated the Corporate Planning exercise in 1984 to steer the Polytechnic's growth into the 1990s.
- Tan Kay Yong Gold Medal
- The Tan Kay Yong Gold Medal was introduced from 2012 to honour Mr Tan, who was Chairman of the Polytechnic's Board of Governors from 2000 to 2012.
- As Chairman, he was instrumental in steering the polytechnic in providing holistic education, fostering global mind-set, creating student-centric campus and building technical capabilities. He is also well remembered for guiding the Polytechnic in the frontiers of design, to make design thinking a hallmark of SP graduates, and establishing the SP Design School.
Outstanding students, who are also graduates of the Institute of Technical Education, will also be nominated and interviewed for the Tay Eng Soon Gold Medal.
When and how can students find out that they have won award(s)?
The names of Diploma with Merit (DWM) awardees and all prize winners for Academic Year 2014/2015 will be published in the Student Portal from 13 April 2015.
For past years' records, students may log in to the Student Portal to enquire if they have won any awards.
What are the eligibility and selection criteria to qualify for the award of Diploma With Merit?
The selection for the award of Diploma With Merit (DWM) is based on a graduand's overall course grades i.e. his/her performance throughout his/her entire course of study.
The Diploma with Merit is generally awarded to not more than the top 10% of final year students* of each graduating course cohort *(i.e. with effect from AY2005).
A student must satisfy all the following conditions::
- Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA score of 3.0 points (if GPA is applicable);
- Passed all modules at the first attempt in each stage of the course. (A student who does not satisfy this condition because he was on long medical leave or other reasons acceptable by the Examinations Board, may be granted a waiver of this condition);
- Must have good conduct, be of good character and uphold SP CORE values;
- Must not be previously removed from the same (or equivalent) course from any polytechnic in Singapore. However, this does not apply if he had been admitted to the current course based on an additional qualification (eg ITE qualification) which was acquired after being removed.
What is the criteria for the Award of Gold and Silver Medal?
The Gold and Silver medallists for each course are selected from the DWM list of graduands based on all-round achievement that includes overall academic performance, CCA, other contributions and attributes possessed.
Director's Honour Roll
The selection for the award of Director’s Honour Roll is based on a graduand's course grades for the particular year of assessment. The Director’s Honour Roll is generally awarded to not more than the top 10% of students of each cohort.
A student must satisfy the same conditions as spelt out above for the Diploma With Merit.
Students should refer to their respective Schools for more information (if applicable).
Happy faces of some of our past award winners