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Nanyang Polytechnic (abbreviation: NYP; Simplified Chinese: 南洋理工学院; Traditional Chinese: 南洋理工學院; Template:Lang-ms) is a Singaporean polytechnic located in Ang Mo Kio next to Yio Chu Kang MRT Station, Singapore.


  • Established 1 April 1992
  • Enrolled its pioneer batch of students for its School of Health Sciences and School of Business Management in July 1992.
  • Set up the School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology in July 1993.
  • 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.
  • Operated from five temporary campuses
    • Bukit Merah: School of Business
    • Jurong: School of Engineering
    • Outram: School of Nursing
    • Tiong Bahru: School of Business
    • Yishun: School of Engineering, School of Information Technology before moving to its permanent home in Ang Mo Kio in April 1998.
  • School of Design and School of Chemical and Life Sciences was set up in November 2000.
  • Established the School of Interactive and Digital Media in November 2006.
  • Mr Chan Lee Mun took over as Principal and CEO in August 2007; Mr Lin Cheng Ton went on to head NYP International.
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Spread over 305,000 square metres of land (about the size of 60 football fields), Nanyang Polytechnic is situated next to the Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. The institution houses 14 administration blocks, three blocks for recreational and student development purposes and three blocks for staff accommodation.

The campus is modelled on a town-centre concept to provide the conveniences of a self-contained "Teaching and Learning City".

Facilities include a fully computerised library, laboratories, a 300-seater Theatre for the Arts and a 1200-seater auditorium. The staff apartment blocks are located within the campus.

The retail outlets on campus provide multimedia accessories, stationery, gift items, sports goods, food items, and clothes, and feature shops such as Giordano and Cheers convenience store.

Students have four months vacation and eight months of school.

Sports facilities include track and field, adventure challenge park, gym, swimming pool, tennis court and rock-climbing walls. Badminton, table tennis, basketball and ping pong are available in the air-conditioned sports hall. An Olympic-sized swimming pool is located beside the sport hall.

Supporting centresEdit

Foreign Language Centre
The Foreign Language Centre offers language modules to NYP students. They can choose to learn a foreign language such as French, German, Japanese, or Business Mandarin. FLC organises cultural activities, exchange programmes and overseas trips to provide the students with more exposure to the languages.

Academic SchoolsEdit

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

School of Business Management (SBM)Edit

School of Chemical & Life Sciences (SCL)Edit

School Of Design (SDN)Edit

School of Engineering (SEG)Edit

School Of Health Sciences (SHS)Edit

School of Information Technology (SIT)Edit

School Of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM)Edit

Academic mattersEdit

Students are awarded a Diploma in their field after completing the course. The minimum length for courses is three years. Graduating students have the option of joining the workforce or to continue education in local/overseas universities.

  • Diploma with Merit

The Diploma with Merit is awarded to students with outstanding performance during their course of study. It is generally be awarded to not more than the top 10% of graduands from each course.

To be eligible, students should have passed each module of their course of study with at least a grade D in their first attempt. They will also have achieved at least or better than the cut-off Grade Point Average (GPA) for their course. The cut-off GPA for each course is based on the relative performance of the graduating cohort in each course and is determined by the Assessment Board.

  • Director's List

In 2008, the polytechnic began a new rewarding system (the Director's List) for students who excel academically. Admission to the Director’s List is capped at not more than the top 15% of students from each stage of study of each course.

To be eligible, students will have a full study load for the semester. They will have passed each module with at least a grade D in their first attempt and have achieved a Semestral Grade Point Average (SGPA) of not less than 3.0. For students who have been granted module exemption, their total advanced standing credits (from module exemption) must not be more than 20% of the full study load for the semester.

  • NYP grading system
Module grade Range Remarks Grade point
DIST Distinction (Awarded by the Assessment Board) 4.0
A >=80% 4.0
B+ 75% - <80% 3.5
B 70% - <75% 3.0
C+ 65% - <70% 2.5
C 60% - <65% 2.0
D+ 55% - <60% 1.5
D 50% - <55% 1.0
F 0% - <50% 0.0
P Pass (For modules graded pass/fail) NA
SP Supplementary pass (Norminal score of 50%) 1.0
SF Supplementary fail (Nominal score of 0% - <50%) 0.0
*AUD Audited (Met attendance requirement but, where permitted, did not sit for exams) NA
*DEB Debarred 0.0
*DEF Deferred NA
*TRF Credits transferred NA
*WDM Withdrawn from module NA
*WDC Withdrawn from course NA

The GPA is computed as follows:

$ GPA =\frac{\sum(Module grade point \times Module credit value)}{\sum(Module credit value)} $

Co-curricular activitiesEdit

Nanyang Polytechnic has over 50 co-curricular activities.

Arts and Culture Drama

  • Stagearts (Drama)
  • Stagearts (Theatre Management Team)


  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra

Cultural Clubs

  • Chinese Cultural Group
  • Der Treff German Club
  • Indian Cultural Group
  • International Student Club
  • L'Hexagone French Club
  • Malay Cultural Group (Andayu)
    • Indra Nila Kirana
    • Betara Karisma
    • Dewi Kalista
    • Pusaka Seni
  • Sakuran Japanese Cultural Club


  • Stagearts (Dance)
  • La Ballroom
  • Dance Company
  • Foreign Bodies

Other Performing Arts

  • Stagearts (Makeup Costume and Hairdo)
  • Make up Artist Team
  • Guitar Club
  • Harmonica Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Voice Ensemble
  • Av Class Acting (M18)

Sports and Adventure

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cricket Team
  • Floor Ball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Water Sports Club

  • Canoe and Kayak
  • Dragon Boat
  • Life Saving
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo

Martial Arts

  • Akido
  • Bei Quan Dao
  • Kendo
  • Judo
  • Taekwondo
  • Zhong Hua Wu Shu
  • Adventure Club

Mind Sports

  • International Chess
  • Wei Qi
  • Chinese Chess
  • Sudouku

Leadership and Personal Development

  • NYP Students Union
  • National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA)
  • A Team
  • NYP Pals

Community Service Group

  • Community Service Club
  • Leo Club
  • Mentoring Club
  • Rotaract Club


  • Campus Crusade
  • Buddhist Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Legion of the Super Indians

Other Interest Groups

  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Internet Club
  • Photography Club
  • Live Audio

Academic Clubs

  • School of Business Management (SBM) Club
  • School of Chemical and Life Sciences (SCL) Club
  • School of Design (SDN) Club
  • School of Engineering (SEG) Club
  • School of Health Sciences (SHS) Club
  • School of Information Technology (SIT) Club
  • School of Interactive and Digital Media (SIDM) Club


NYP has won awards and recognitions as below:

  • 2011 - Singapore Quality Award
  • 2011 - Singapore Quality Class Star
  • 2010 - Public Service Achievement Award
  • 2009 - Innovation Award 2009
  • 2009 - Hewitt Best Employer Award [1]
  • 2006 - Distinguished Public Service Award for Organisational Excellence
  • 2005 - Singapore Service Class
  • 2005 - People Excellence Award
  • 2005 - BCA Green Mark Platinum Award
  • 2004 - Public Service Award for Organisational Excellence
  • 2004 - ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices Competition (Top Award in New and Existing Building category)
  • 2004 - Energy Efficient Building Award (Top Award in New and Existing Building category)
  • 2004 - Singapore HEALTH Award (Gold)
  • 2003 - Singapore Innovation Class Award
  • 2003 - Intelligent20 Award
  • 2003 - Singapore HEALTH Award (Silver)
  • 2001 - ISO9001:2000 Certification
  • 2000 - Public Service Award for Organisational Excellence
  • 2000 - ISO9001 Certification
  • 2000 - Green Leaf Award
  • 1999 - ISO14001 Certification
  • 1999 - People Developer Standard
  • 1999 - Singapore Quality Class
  • 1996 - ISO9002 Certification

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