Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Former names
Ngee Ann College
(1963-1968)[1]
Ngee Ann Technical College (1968-1982)[2]
TypePublic
Government
Established16 April 1963; 57 years ago (1963-04-16)
ChairmanMr Tang Kin Fei
PrincipalMr Clarence Ti Boon
StudentsApprox. 14,800
Location
535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489
Campus33.6 ha
NicknameNP
Websitewww.np.edu.sg

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Abbreviation: NP) is a post-secondary education institution in Singapore. Established in 1963, it is the second oldest polytechnic in Singapore.

History[edit]

Academic[edit]

Academic schools[3][edit]

There are a total of 9 academic schools providing 39 full-time courses.

Full Time Courses
School Course Course Code
School of Business & Accountancy (BA) Common Business Programme N97
Diploma in Accountancy N51
Diploma in Banking & Finance N53
Diploma in Business Studies N45
Diploma in International Trade & Business N85
Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management N72
School of Design & Environment (DE) Diploma in Design N12
Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management N40
Diploma in Real Estate Business N48
School of Engineering (SOE) Common Engineering Programme N71
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering N65
Diploma in Automation & Mechatronic Systems N50
Diploma in Biomedical Engineering N60
Diploma in Electrical Engineering N43
Diploma in Electronic & Computer Engineering N44
Diploma in Engineering Science N93
Diploma in Marine & Offshore Technology N42
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering N41
School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HMS) Diploma in Art Business Management N91
Diploma in Chinese Media & Communication N88
Diploma in Chinese Studies N70
Diploma in Community Development N11
Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education N96
Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education N95
School of Health Sciences (HS) Diploma in Nursing N69
Diploma in Optometry N83
School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) Diploma in Mass Communication N67
Diploma in Media Post-Production N13
Diploma in Film, Sound & Video N82
School of InfoComm Technology (ICT) Common ICT Programme N98
Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics N94
Diploma in Data Science N81
Diploma in Information Technology N54
Diploma in Immersive Media N55
School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology (LSCT) Diploma in Biomedical Science N59
Diploma in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering N56
Diploma in Environmental & Water Technology N74
Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture N57
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science N73
School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) N/A N/A

The polytechnic also offers part-time programmes for adult learners through the CET Academy. Established in 1985, the CET Academy now trains more than 10,000 adults and conducts over 200 courses every year. Through a series of lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences, students are able to interact and gain new expertise with fellow students and lecturers.

Ngee Ann Learning Model[edit]

The polytechnic was one of the first institutions of higher learning to articulate a broad-based and multidisciplinary approach to learning. The Ngee Ann Learning Model (NLM) was developed with the understanding that Singapore's knowledge-based economy requires well-rounded, employable individuals with both hard and soft skills.

Under the NLM, students can choose from some 70 elective modules in areas such as business communication, innovation and enterprise, culture and communication, personal mastery and development, arts and humanities, design, and science and technology. These modules make up 15 percent of the curriculum and are offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Signature pedagogies[edit]

The polytechnic offers signature pedagogies in the professions, which aim to nurture graduates who are work-ready through teaching practices that mirror that of the professions they are being trained for. In other words, it is about nurturing students to think, do and act in the same manner as experts in the field.

Programmes and scholarships[edit]

  • The NP Youth Academy setup by the polytechnic offers programmes for every student anchored in the areas of leadership, character building, and personal development.
  • The Christieara Programme is a talent development programme designed to stretch the potential of high performing students through flagship initiatives such as Overseas Merit Fellowships and Service Learning trips.
  • The polytechnic awards more than 1,000 scholarships every year, and over 6,000 students benefit from financial grants amounting to about $15 million a year.
  • The polytechnic offers more than 100 student clubs and societies in sports, arts & culture, special interests, and community service.
  • The Sandbox is an innovation incubator providing resources and mentorship to enable students to turn their ideas into reality, and promoting entrepreneurship.
  • Innovation Toolkit is a prescribed module offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies that aims to build up creativity and innovation competencies in students. It is currently being offered to over 4000 full-time students each year. It is also offered as a CET programme, both as a course and a consultancy project.

Overseas exposure[edit]

Every student gets a chance to travel for overseas exposure. More than 4,000 students from the polytechnic go on trips such as internships, immersion programmes, study visits, community service and competitions.

Facilities[edit]

Sports and Recreation[edit]

  • Convention Centre
  • Sports Complex
  • Music Box
  • Seventy3
  • Studio27
  • OurSpace@72
  • The Loft@94, apartment block for students
  • The Attic
  • The House for Staff and Alumni
  • Eco-Pond
  • Atrium
  • Student Plaza
  • POPULAR
  • Lifestyle Library
  • GymWerkz
  • Adventure Park
  • Swimming Pool (Olympic-sized)
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis court (Rooftop)
  • Track and Field
  • Squash court
  • Futsal court
  • Netball court
  • Optometry Centre
  • Green Mall

Lien Ying Chow Library[edit]

  • Lifestyle Library
  • Academic Library
  • Wealth Creation InfoCentre
  • Lien Ying Chow Gallery
  • Electronic Resources and Databases

Food[edit]

Canteens[edit]

  • Makan Place @ Blk 51
  • MUNCH @ Blk 73
  • Poolside @ Blk 18
  • Food Club @ Blk 22

Outlets[edit]

RED Camp[edit]

Started in 2005, RED (Roadmap to Explore and Discover) Camp is a 3-day non-residential camp for graduating secondary school students to experience life as a NP student. The participants will get to find out more about Ngee Ann Polytechnic's courses through exciting activities from all 8 academic schools, as well as taking part in CCA try-outs, mass dance and other camp activities.

RED Camp typically takes place in November, after the end of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level.

Recognition[edit]

The polytechnic was conferred the Singapore Quality Class Star Award for demonstrating business excellence. The polytechnic was also awarded the President's Award for the Environment in 2014.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Ngee Ann Polytechnic".
  2. ^ "History of Ngee Ann Polytechnic".
  3. ^ "Full-Time Diplomas | Ngee Ann Polytechnic". www.np.edu.sg. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  4. ^ Khew, Carolyn (2 September 2014). "Individual, education institutions awarded President's Award for the Environment". The Straits Times.
  5. ^ Loh, Genevieve Sarah (27 May 2013). "Singapore film Ilo Ilo wins historic Cannes prize". TODAY.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°20′1″N 103°46′37″E / 1.33361°N 103.77694°E / 1.33361; 103.77694