School History

1957The Electrical &Telecomm Division was set up under the Department of Engineering.
1966The Department of Electrical Engineering was formed under the School of Industrial Engineering.
1976The Electronic Engineering Department and the Electrical Engineering Department were formed as part of the restructuring of SP into nine academic departments and divisions. The Diploma in Electrical Engineering was offered by the Electrical Engineering Department and the Diploma in Electronics & Communication was offered by the Electronic Engineering Department.
1978Moved to Dover Road Campus.
1993The Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering was offered.
1999The Electronic & Communication Engineering Department moved from Block 10 to the new Block 12 next to Dover MRT station.
2000The Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Electronic & Communication Engineering merged to form the School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, becoming the largest school in SP with 177 academic staff and 3500 full-time students (Oct 2007).
2001The Diploma in Information Communication Technology and the Diploma in Computer & Network Technology were offered.
2003The Diploma in Aerospace Electronics was offered.
2004The Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering was offered.
2005The Diploma in Bioelectronics was offered .
2007The Diploma in Computer Engineering was offered.
The School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering celebrates its 50th anniversary
2008The Diploma in Clean Energy was offered. The Diploma in Engineering with Business was offered for the first time in the Direct Polytechnic Admission exercise in July.
2010The Diploma in Info-Communication Engineering & Design (previously known as Diploma in Information Communication Technology) has been relaunched and offered for the first time in the Direct Polytechnic Admission exercise.
2012The Diploma in Engineering Systems was offered for the first time in the Direct Polytechnic Admission exercise in July.
Two CET courses - Diploma in Engineering (Control & Automation) and  Diploma in Diploma in Engineering (Power Engineering) - were offered for adult learners to undertake and add value to their jobs through skill upgrading and deepening in the Automation and Process Manufacturing, and Power industries respectively.
2013The Diploma in Energy System & Management (DESM) (previously known as Diploma in Clean Energy) has been relaunched and offered for the first time in the Direct Polytechnic Admission exercise.
2015The CET Diploma in Engineering (Rapid Transit Technology) was offered to adult learners to upgrade and deepen their skills in the rapid transit segment of the land transportation industry.
2016The Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering was offered for the first time under the SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programme.
2017The School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering celebrates its 60th anniversary.
2018Two co-location labs were launched – SP-Bosch Smart Connected Solutions Lab and SP-Bosch Rexroth i4.0 Innovation Lab.
2019Two co-location labs were launched- SP-Siemens Digital Experience Centre and SP-Infineon Innovation Centre.
2020SP signed a Memorandum of Co-operation with NUS and Memorandum of Agreement with SUTD to enable selected, high-performing students to take university modules during their diploma studies. The modules count towards students’ graduation requirements in SP and will be recognised by NUS and SUTD when they choose to pursue a degree with them.
2022Dr Lim Joo Ghee took over the rein of Director on 1 Apr 2022 from Mr Toh Ser Khoon who was appointed Director of EEE on 1 Oct 2017. Three co-locations labs were launched - SP-Advantest Test Engineering Centre, SP-CHINT Smart Electrical Power Training Lab and SP-Sembcorp PV Research Lab.
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