Temasek Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a post-secondary education institution and statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Education in Singapore. Established in 1990, it is the only polytechnic in Singapore offering a law programme.


Academic Schools

  • School of Applied Science
  • School of Business
  • School of Design
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Informatics & IT
  • Temasek Tourism Academy (TTA)
  • Temasek Aviation Academy (TAA)

Temasek Polytechnic offers 37 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied sciences, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences, and informatics & IT.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme

The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) was introduced in 2011 for students in the Normal (Academic) stream to be offered an opportunity to gain direct entry into Polytechnic diploma programmes with their ‘N’ Level certifications starting from 2012 onwards. Top students of the cohort each year would be offered the programme to skip their ‘O’ Level studies and instead enrol into a polytechnic of their choice to complete a foundation year before embarking on their respective diploma programmes. During the foundation year, students would take introductory modules that would expose them to their courses of studies so that they would cope better in their first year. There is no GPA requirement to advance to Year 1, as long as students pass all of their modules during Year 0. Although they would also be graded in Year 0, the GPA will not count towards their cumulative GPA when Year 1 commences.

The Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS) in Temasek Polytechnic was established in 2011 for students admitted into their PFP studies (Year 0).