Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) is a post-secondary education institution and statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Education in Singapore.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
义安理工学院 (Chinese)
Politeknik Ngee Ann (Malay)
Former names
Ngee Ann College
Ngee Ann Technical College (1968–1982)
Established25 May 1963; 60 years ago (1963-05-25)
ChairmanTang Kin Fei
PrincipalLim Kok Kiang
535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489
Campus33.6 hectares (83 acres)
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Parent agencyMinistry of Education
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Traditional Chinese義安理工學院
Simplified Chinese义安理工学院

Established in 1963 by the Ngee Ann Kongsi, NP is renowned for its business programmes and central focus on entrepreneurship education. It is also the only polytechnic in Singapore to be affiliated with a foundation.

NP is famous for producing successful entrepreneurs due to its strong ecosystem in supporting start-ups. NP's alumni include founder and former CEO of Creative Technology Sim Wong Hoo, co-founder and CEO of Carousell Quek Siu Rui, co-founder and President of Carousell Marcus Tan, co-founder and CEO of Secretlab Ian Ang, 18th Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actor Alan Tam, and 50th Golden Horse Award for Best Narrative Feature and Best Original Screenplay Anthony Chen.

History edit

Founded in 1963 as the Ngee Ann College by the Ngee Ann Kongsi, Ngee Ann Polytechnic started with 116 students, offering courses in language, commerce, and technology.[1]

In December 1990, Ngee Ann Polytechnic applied for a radio station broadcasting on AM, with its programmes produced by mass communication students, concentrating on talk shows. However, its students were unaware of the existence of stations on the AM band.[2]

Academic edit

Academic schools edit

There are a total of nine academic schools providing 39 full-time courses:[3]

  • School of Business & Accountancy (BA)
  • School of Design & Environment (DE)
  • School of Engineering (SOE)
  • School of Film & Media Studies (FMS)
  • School of Health Sciences (HS)
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HMS)
  • School of Infocomm Technology (ICT)
  • School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology (LSCT)
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)

The polytechnic also offers part-time programmes for adult learners through the CET Academy. Established in 1985, the CET Academy has now trained more than 180,000 adults.[4]

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 for high performing students through 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.

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.[5]

Notable alumni edit

Athletes edit

Academia edit

Business edit

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Politics edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Our Milestones". Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP). Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  2. ^ "Only AM frequencies left with full house on FM band". The Straits Times. 10 December 1990. Retrieved 10 February 2024.
  3. ^ "Academic Schools". Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP). Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  4. ^ "About CET Academy". Ngee Ann CET Academy. Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  5. ^ Khew, Carolyn (2 September 2014). "Individual, education institutions awarded President's Award for the Environment". The Straits Times.

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