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Nanyang Polytechnic

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Nanyang Polytechnic
南洋理工学院 (Chinese)
Politeknik Nanyang (Malay)
நன்யாங் பல்தொழில்நுட்பவியல் பள்ளி (Tamil)
MottoThe Innovative Polytechnic
Established1 April 1992; 32 years ago (1992-04-01)
PrincipalRussell Chan
Administrative staff
Students16,220 (2021)
180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 569830
Campus30 hectares (74 acres)
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Parent agencyMinistry of Education

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

Established in 1992, NYP is renowned for its digital media, infocomm, and nursing programmes.


Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) was established on 1 April 1992 and enrolled its first batch of students for its School of Health Sciences and School of Business Management in July 1992. The School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology were opened in July 1993.[citation needed]

The French-Singapore Institute, German-Singapore Institute and the Japan-Singapore Institute were transferred from the Economic Development Board to the Polytechnic in February 1993. [citation needed]

NYP originally operated from five temporary campuses (Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru: School of Business; Jurong: School of Engineering; Outram: School of Nursing; Yishun: School of Engineering and School of Information Technology) before moving to its permanent home in Ang Mo Kio in April 1998. [citation needed]

In April 2021, the School of Chemical and Life Sciences (SCL) was rebranded to the School of Applied Science. That same year, the School of Design and the School of Interactive & Digital Media merged to form the School of Design & Media. [citation needed]

Mr Chan Lee Mun took over as Principal and CEO in August 2007; Mr Lin Cheng Ton went on to head NYP International. [citation needed]

Ms Jeanne Liew took over as Principal and CEO in July 2015. Mr Russell Chan then became Principal and CEO in March 2023. [citation needed]

Location of NYP
Campus Centre


Nanyang Polytechnic is situated beside Yio Chu Kang MRT station. The polytechnic houses blocks for administration, recreational, student development purposes and staff accommodation. Facilities include a fully computerised library, laboratories, a theatre for the Arts and an auditorium. Retail outlets on campus provide a variety of food and beverage as well as other leisure items. [citation needed]

Sports facilities include an adventure challenge park, track and field, gym, tennis courts and rock-climbing walls. There is also an indoor air-conditioned sports hall for badminton, table tennis and basketball. An Olympic-sized swimming complex is located beside the sports hall. [citation needed]


Nanyang Polytechnic has six academic schools, offering a variety of courses.

  • School of Applied Science (SAS)
  • School of Business Management (SBM)
  • School of Design & Media (SDM)
  • School of Engineering (SEG)
  • School of Health & Social Sciences (SHSS)
  • School of Information Technology (SIT) [citation needed]

School of Applied Science[edit]

The Nanyang Polytechnic School of Applied Science (NYP SAS) organises field trips to pharmaceutical plants and research institutes to provide learning experiences for students.

The school provides industrial attachment programmes in which students can gain first-hand learning experience of the life science industry before they graduate. Opportunities for attachment to companies overseas are also available under the Overseas Industrial Placement Programme. [citation needed]

School of Business Management[edit]

The Nanyang Polytechnic School of Business Management (NYP SBM) simulates a modern "Teaching Enterprise" environment that is in tune with the latest developments in the real business world.

Students have opportunities to work in an actual business environment and study key business modules in the first two years, before specialising in the second and final year of study. [citation needed]

School of Design & Media[edit]

The Nanyang Polytechnic School of Design & Media (NYP SDM) provides training in architecture, product and motion design, digital media, animation and game development.

School of Engineering[edit]

The Nanyang Polytechnic School of Engineering (NYP SEG) has a practice-oriented learning environment focusing on creating, designing, implementing and operating engineering systems and solutions.

School of Health & Social Sciences[edit]

The Nanyang Polytechnic School of Health & Social Sciences (NYP SHSS) is an established school where learners can gain the knowledge and skills to become healthcare and social service professionals. [citation needed]

School of Information Technology[edit]

The Nanyang Polytechnic School of Information Technology (NYP SIT) is one of the founding schools of Nanyang Polytechnic and started in July 1993. It offers a contextual teaching and learning approach where students can work full-time on projects; taking theoretical concepts and turning them into real-world solutions. [citation needed]


Nanyang Polytechnic has won many awards and recognitions. These include:

  • Work-Life Achiever Award (2012)
  • Singapore Quality Award (2011)
  • Public Service Achievement Award (2010)
  • Innovation Excellence Award (2009)
  • SHRI Leading HR Practices in E-Human Resource Management Award (2009)
  • Hewitt Best Employer Award (2009)[1]
  • BCA Green Mark Platinum Award (2005)
  • ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices Competition (2004)
  • ISO9001:2000 Certification (2001)
  • ISO9001 Certification (2000)
  • ISO14001 Certification (1999)
  • ISO9002 Certification (1996)

Student achievements[edit]

Nanyang Polytechnic has many students who have achieved success at both national and international levels. Some accolades include:

Notable alumni[edit]




  1. ^ "Hewitt Best Employers in Asia Study". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2014.

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