YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD (YEA)
This award is ONLY exclusive in Singapore Polytechnic, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
The objective of YEA is to create a platform for secondary school students:
- To appreciate the link between science and engineering
- To self-discover and arouse their interest and curiosity in Science & Engineering
- To spot talents in engineering and attract them to join engineering courses at Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
- To allow outstanding youths who have displayed a passion for STEM, in particular, Engineering, to be recognized.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Science Centre Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic in 2016 and renewed in 2019, to incorporate YEA certification into STEM Inc Applied Learning Programme (ALP). YEA certification is are administered by School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE).
Changes to Young Engineer Award (YEA)
The changes are effective from 1st Oct 2019.
Previously, there were 3 levels of awards, namely Gold, Silver and Bronze. With the revision, the number of levels will be simplified to two, namely YEA (Applied Learning) and YEA (Achievement).
YEA (Applied Learning)
With the changes, students who have completed their Secondary 1 and 2 STEM ALP – Tier 1 programmes, with a minimum of 70% attendance, can apply for the YEA (Applied Learning) award.
Students who have completed only either their Secondary 1 or Sec 2 STEM ALP Tier 1 will not be eligible for the YEA (Applied Learning) award.
With the revision, YEA (Achievement) is a stand-alone award, i.e. students need not have been awarded the YEA (Applied Learning) in order to attain the YEA (Achievement).
Only outstanding students of each Tier 2 competition/programme will be considered for the YEA (Achievement) award.
The list of STEM ALP - Tier 2 competitions and programmes will be expanded; the list of programmes organized by SP and Science Centre Singapore (SCS) that are eligible for YEA (Achievement) Award are:
A new pathway to attain the YEA (Achievement) award, based on the School Principal’s recommendation, will be introduce.
Each school can nominate up to 3 students for the YEA (Achievement) award each year. Nominated students should be sitting for their O-Levels in the year following the application, and have expressed interest to apply for SP-EEE courses through the EAE pathway.
YEA (Applied Learning)
Application will no longer be done through email.
To apply for this award, please do the following:
1. Download the Excel form from this link > YEA (Applied Learning) Application Form, and fill in the data required for the application.
2. Upload and submit the completed Excel form via this link >https://tinyurl.com/YEA-AL-Application.
Application deadline is 15th November of each year. The certificates of successful applicants will be delivered to the respective schools in Term 1 of the following year.
There are 2 ways to attain this YEA (Achievement) award.
1. Via Tier 2 Competitions/Programmes
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Science Centre Singapore (SCS) will give this award to deserving participants directly hence no application is required. Please refer to the list of competitions/programmes organised by SP and SCS that are eligible for this award. Awardees will be notified via their teachers by Singapore Polytechnic in Term 1 of the following year after the competitions/programmes.
2. Via Principal’s Recommendation
Each school principal can recommend up to 3 students each year for this award. Recommended students should be taking their O-Levels in the year following the application, and have expressed interest to apply for SP-EEE’s courses through the EAE pathway.
Please complete the application form using this link > Young Engineers Award (Achievement) - Principal's Recommendation. Submission deadline is 15th November of each year. Successful applicants will be notified via their teachers by Singapore Polytechnic in Term 1 of the following year.