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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1954
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • 500 Dover Road, Singapore, 139651
    • Phone:
    • +6567751133
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Singapore Polytechnic

Singapore Polytechnic is the first polytechnic established in Singapore. It was founded on 27 October 1954 to provide studies, training and research in technology, science, commerce and the arts. As an industry-oriented alternative to a broader based junior college education, polytechnic graduates in Singapore are sought after for work or many continue to complete university degrees.

Academic Highlights

There are a wide variety of 37 full-time courses ranging from Aeronautical Engineering to Business Administration. Passionate about Business, IT or Engineering. 

Life in Singapore Polytechnic

The Sports Arena, completed in 2015 has 12 badminton courts, 2 Basketball courts, 4 Squash Courts, 1 Multipurpose Hall and 2 Volleyball Courts. Other facilities include an external rock climbing wall and 2 rooftop Basketball Courts. Moberly is the oldest block of SP. Once a British army barracks, the building has been refurbished into a recreational hub. It contains seven pool tables (3 on level 1, four on level 2), jamming studios, karaoke rooms, a café and a mini museum.The alumni clubhouse, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates Guild (SPGG), is next to the campus, and contains a bowling alley, swimming pool, pool room, a gym and a restaurant.

School Ranking

Singapore Polytechnic ranked #2 Polytechnic & Private Institutions in Singapore.


The Eligibility for admission in Singapore Polytechnic is GCE ‘O’ Level, GCE ‘A’ Level, GCE ’N’ Level. EAE is an admissions exercise that allows students to apply and receive conditional offers for admission to polytechnic based on their aptitudes and interests before taking their O-Level exams. This exercise replaced the Direct Polytechnic Admissions (DPA) Exercise and Joint Admission Exercise (JAE). To be eligible for consideration for admission to the various courses at SP, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 score and meet the minimum entry requirements.

Notable Alumni

Singapore Polytechnic has a list of some notable alumni that includes Tanya Chua, Taufik Batisah, Kelly Poon, Shih Choon Fong, Chai Keong Toh,Cedric Foo, Liang Eng Hwa, Pek Jin Shen. 

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