About Parents' Forum

With over 65 years of experience in nurturing over 206,000
graduates, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has established itself
as an institution of choice
for students considering options
beyond secondary education.

Is your child considering Poly? Want to find out more?
The SP Parents’ Forum is an informative session on Poly education
and showcases how SP prepares its students for success.

You are also invited to join a guided tour to an academic school of
your choice to explore our industry-standard facilities or have a chat
with our lecturers about SP’s 40 courses.



Make The Right Choice

  • Gain insights on various pathways and Poly admissions exercises.
  • Learn about the factors to consider when choosing courses and how to maximise your child’s chances of securing a place in his or her dream course in SP.

Experience it Yourself

  • Have a glimpse of Poly education through guided academic school tours.
  • Experience SP’s vibrant campus life through student performances and events at SP Open House.  


Programme Session 1Session 2
Registration 9:30am 1.00pm
Address by Principal & Chief Executive Officer of SP, Mr Soh Wai Wah10:00am 1.30pm
Admissions to Poly - Presentation by Mr Ken Choo, Registrar 10:25am 1.55pm
Tour of Academic Schools 10:45am 2.15pm
End of Programme12.15pm3.45pm

*Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1

School Visits

School of Architecture & the Built Environment (ABE)

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, creating interiors and maintenance of building facilities and city infrastructures. The school also trains students to support the MICE industry. Our graduates contribute 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 by ABE include:

  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Landscape Architecture

For more information, visit here.

SP School of Business (SB)


SP School of Business diplomas are highly valued by employers and widely recognised by reputable universities and professional bodies.

Come visit us at School of Business! Our friendly staff will be happy to share with you the education and career opportunities open to students for the following diploma courses we offer:

  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Diploma in Banking & Finance
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology
  • Common Business Programme

For more information, visit here.


School of Chemical & Life Sciences (CLS)


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 6 diplomas:

  • Diploma in Applied Chemistry
  • Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Food Science & Technology
  • Diploma in Optometry
  • Diploma in Perfumery & Cosmetic Science

For more information, visit here.


School of Computing (SoC)

The world today is evolving into one where technology revolutionises and disrupts the way we do things. Be it creating a safer cyberspace, connecting digital communities to make a difference in people's lives, whatever you dream it, you can realise it. Turn your dreams into reality through the following IT diploma programmes:

  • Common Infocomm Technology Programme
  • Diploma in Applied AI & Analytics (New)
  • Diploma in Infocomm Security Management
  • Diploma in Information Technology with Specialist Elective tracks:
    • Software & Applications specialisation
      • Software Development Specialist track
      • User Experience (UX) Designer track
      • Immersive Simulation Technology

For more information, visit here.

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)

The advancements in the field of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) are impacting our lives in significant ways.

Find out more by visiting our authentic industry co-located learning spaces such as the 5G Garage, Rail System Simulator Lab and Ideabox for Technopreneurship.

Experience the A320 Flight Simulator and picture yourselves on board a real aircraft in our Aerohub. 

Join our facility tour to gain an insight into the diploma courses offered at the School of EEE:

  • Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering with Business

For more information, visit here.

Media, Arts & Design School (MAD)

Express your creativity by turning your imagination into reality!

Our friendly staff will share with you about the education and career opportunities open to students who are interested in Media, Arts and Design.

  • Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology
  • Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media
  • Diploma in Digital Animation
  • Diploma in Experience & Communication Design
  • Diploma in Game Design & Development
  • Diploma in Media & Communication
  • Diploma in Music & Audio Technology
  • Diploma in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

For more information, visit here.

School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE)

Join us for the SP Engineering tour to visit a real-life hangar where actual aircraft 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, biomedical devices 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 Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronics & Robotics
  • Common Engineering Programme

For more information, visit here.

Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)

To support one of the world’s busiest seaport and largest container port, the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) provides an intensive hands-on curriculum and strong partnerships with local and international shipping companies to meet the needs of this dynamic industry.

Embark on a special tour at our exclusive integrated simulation centre where you will experience how life is like on board.

Your child could choose to specialise in:

  • Diploma in Maritime Business
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in Nautical Studies
For more information, visit here.



Register for Parents’ Forum January 2020 using the links below:

An email and SMS notification will be sent to you upon successful registration. Registration will close at 4pm on 30 December 2019.

See you in SP on 11 January 2020.

Contact Us

For more information on Parents' Forum 2019, you may contact Ms Sharon Chew at 6870 6082 or email to schoolrelations@sp.edu.sg.


Getting Here

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

Getting to SP by car

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 Auditorium.

Please note that parking charges of $1.20 per hour (per minute charging) apply. There are limited parking lots available.

Getting to SP by train

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

Getting to SP by bus

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

Location Map/Virtual Tour

PF Jan 2019 map


About Joint Admissions Exercise

What is the basis of selection in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)?
Selection is first based 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 aggregates scores will have a better ranking, and therefore a better chance of getting their first choice course.

For example, if you have an ELR2B2 aggregate score of 12 and put down SP’s Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering course as your third choice, which has a JAE ELR2B2 of 13, you stand a better chance than your classmate who has 13 points but puts it as his first choice.

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

If I list a particular course, for example, the Diploma in Applied AI & Analytics as my third choice, but another applicant lists the same course as his/her first choice, will this applicant then take precedence over my entry to this course, despite having a worse aggregate score than me?
No. You will still have precedence if your ELR2B2 aggregate score is better than the other applicant. Therefore, if you are unsuccessful for entry to your first and second course choices, you will be posted to the Diploma in Applied AI & Analytics as it was placed as your third choice (subject to vacancies).

If I did not take ‘X’ subject in the ‘O’ Levels, which is relevant to the course that I am applying for, will my chances of getting into this particular course be lower than those applicants who have taken this subject?
As long as you meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER), it makes no difference which third subject was taken during the examinations. 

What is the range of net JAE ELR2B2 of a course?
This refers to the range of net aggregate score of the highest to lowest ranked students who were admitted to a course in JAE. For example, If the first applicant posted to the course in 2019 has an ELR2B2 aggregate score of 4 and the last applicant posted to the course has an ELR2B2 aggregate score of 10, the range of net JAE ELR2B2 for this course is 4-10.

What is the likely range of net JAE ELR2B2 for a particular course for this intake?
Each year’s range of net 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 aggregate score is higher than the previous year’s JAE ELR2B2 of the lowest-ranked student for the course?
We are unable to advise on your chances of getting into the course of your choice. Even if your aggregate score does not meet last year’s JAE ELR2B2 of the lowest-ranked student, you should still list the course that you are interested in as your first choice. You never know what this year’s JAE ELR2B2 will be! However, it is advisable to include some courses that you stand a good chance of getting into.

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

Is it possible for me to change courses after studying in SP for a few months?
You cannot change courses 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 me in my studies?
Subjects are offered as modules. Upon completion of the module in one semester, you will take an examination on the module. A key benefit of SP’s modular system is that a student only needs 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 on 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.

About Poly and Student Life


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 Co-curricular activities.

Where can my child go for Education and Career Guidance?
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. Our ECG Counsellors are able to provide information on education and career pathways, help students discover themselves and guide them in making informed decisions. 

Are there any opportunities for overseas exposure?
There are plenty of opportunities for SP students to travel overseas for educational, cultural enrichment, immersion or service-learning  experiences. These opportunities are not confined to any particular course of study and could arise from various organised groups including Student Development department, 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 the United States, and service-learning programmes in the ASEAN region. 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?
The Sports for Life (SFL) programme is a compulsory physical education programme for all PFP and Year 1 students. Students may choose from an array of sports modules such as hip hop, bowling, canoe polo, rock climbing, yoga, tennis, etc. Beyond the compulsory SFL module, every student is strongly encouraged to take part in sports and outdoor activities. These activities count towards the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) points. There is also the IPPT for final-year male students who are NS eligible. 


About Fees

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 2019/2020 for Singaporean full-time students is $2,900.00. The tuition fees and tuition grant are subject to revision every year. Refer to Course Fees & Fees Payable for the most updated fees.

Student Support Services


Is there counselling and special needs support?
Yes. Counselling services in SP include:
  • Individual counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Referrals to external social agencies
  • Self-managing workshops
Refer to Counselling and Special Needs Support for more information.

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