Since our inception in 2002, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has been at the forefront of introducing new and better ways to transform higher learning, inspiring our students to achieve outstanding accomplishments that go beyond academics.
More than a decade later, RP has come a long way in providing pathways for our students to discover their strengths, and cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship.
The evolution of Republic Polytechnic has been significant, as evident in the key milestones recorded here.
RP welcomed its 20th anniversary with the official opening of the Xperiential Learning Centre (XLC), a new sport and adventure hub promoting experiential and inquiry-based approach in education.
RP celebrated its 17th graduation ceremony with the largest CET graduating cohort to date. 4,477 graduates from 75 programmes received their diploma certificates during the on-campus graduation ceremonies. They will now join the ranks of more than 61,000 industry-ready alumni since its inception in 2002.
The state-of-the-art Greenhouse enables staff and students to experiment with various crop types and conditions using industry-standard systems. It also provides opportunities for RP to deepen its industry engagement and expertise in agri-tech, helping to meet Singapore's 30-by-30 sustainability goal.
Students can graduate with a minor on top their diploma from AY2023. RP’s minor programmes will help expand their knowledge in an additional area and enable them to stay versatile for dynamic careers in the everchanging world.
RP launched the UACOI in October 2022 to drive research & development, and partnerships in urban agriculture. Led by RP’s AGRI Centre and supported by TP’s CROPS Centre, it aims to support innovation capabilities for small and medium enterprises in this sector.
The Entrepreneurial Partnership & Innovation Community will bring together aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and key stakeholders from both the private and public sectors to foster a vibrant entrepreneurial eco-system. The facility was launched by Minister Chan Chun Sing.
The Virtual Career & Opportunity Fair 2021 saw more than 2,900 positions offered by close to 150 participating companies.
Modelled after an integrated healthcare supply chain system, this new facility combines RP’s supply chain management capabilities with ST Logistics’ industry expertise to deliver immersive hands-on learning experiences.
RP Transformation 2025 builds on our unwavering focus and commitment to advocate lifelong learning, drive innovation and accelerate digitalisation both within and outside the campus.
These two experiential training facilities aim to provide students a glimpse into working in transport operations and cybersecurity fields of the future.
The Student Care Centre (SCC) was redesigned as part of RP's effort to provide a more conducive learning environment for varied learning needs and to enhance support for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The programme aims to equip participants with the necessary tools and skillsets to perform biomedical informatics analysis, data preparation, statistical methods and data analytics.
The Agriculture Technology Laboratory supports students in deepening their skills through hands-on training. Housing technologies for high-tech farming in a controlled environment, the lab offers students access to a wide range of indoor farming systems.
to upskill vocational and polytechnic education trainers, and enhance capabilities of technical education in e-commerce and e-logistics.
This outdoor learning facility provides students with the opportunity to examine and test water collected from the rain garden so that they can better understand the role of natural elements like plants and soil in the management of storm water runoffs.
The programme aims to benefit the environmental services industry in building a skilled and resident workforce.
RP-PSA Experiential Laboratory is part of PSA’s ongoing effort to cultivate an increased awareness of careers in the port. It will also serve as a career hub for RP students who are interested in exploring a career in port operations.
Specialist Diploma in Digital Content Creation for Business, Specialist Diploma in Digital Business, and Specialist Diploma in Cloud Architecting and Management
The Republic Polytechnic Academy for Continuing Education @ Paya Lebar (RP ACE @ Paya Lebar), was launched by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education.
The teaching retail pharmacy aims to enhance the training of students in the area of retail pharmacy operations such as retail pharmacy practice and operations, visual merchandising and other core skillsets while RP UAV Training Centre, the first dedicated drone facility among Singapore’s institutes of higher learning, aims to provide training solutions to drone users on UAV operations, regulations and safety.
12th graduation cohort of 4,389 Pre-employment Training (PET) students and 363 Continuing Education and Training (CET) adult learners.
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, graced the occasion as Guest-of-Honour. The facility contains three breakout rooms where students can produce high quality everyday sounds for use in films and broadcast
RP was a proud recipient of the Corporate HR Champion Award.
With a gross floor area of over 11,000 square metres, the centre aims to deepen industry collaboration across a range of industries that include food manufacturing, hospitality, advance manufacturing and logistics, among others. It will be a learning hub for students, staff and industry professionals to develop skills that will better prepare them to meet future industry needs.
436 volunteers, including staff and interns, were involved in the 2015 SEA Games.
More than 300 RP staff, students, alumni, trainers/coaches performed for the opening act - Chapter 1: Beginnings at National Day Parade 2015
The Aquaria is a state-of-the-art 180-square-metre indoor and outdoor laboratory which will serve an important role in teaching, learning and research.
COI-SCM helps Singapore-based companies to develop and strengthen their supply chain and logistics capabilities through Process Innovation, Technology Enablement, and Training.
RP kicked off its 10th anniversary celebrations at a ceremony on 4 January 2012. The event saw the unveiling of a new banner bearing the RP 10th Anniversary logo, which symbolises RP’s aspirations to become an educational institution of choice
The first institution of its kind in Singapore, PBLI is dedicated to research, training, consultancy services, and collaboration related to PBL
*now known as School of Management and Communication
The award recognises courses and curriculums that support the grooming of talent for the tourism industry.
The Aerospace Hub (The ARCH) has a built up space of 1,500 square metres with all the facilities typically found in an actual industry aircraft hangar. The facility is equipped with a Learjet 35, Jabiru 160, a Boeing 747-400 Simulator, and an Air-Traffic control simulator. It provides students with the best possible realistic aircraft and aviation industry training.
As part of RP’s 10th anniversary celebrations, RP re-staged the first Singapore musical ‘Makanplace’ during the Partners’ Appreciation Nite where about 400 distinguished guests relived the sights and sounds of a typical Singapore hawker centre in the 1980s.
The current RP Logo, with enhancements to the typeface and RP shield design, was launched on 29 July 2011 as part of an RP rebranding exercise.
RP was awarded the Public Service Achievement Award, which recognises public agencies’ achievement of business excellence standards administered by SPRING Singapore
A memorandum of agreement was formally signed by both Singapore Sports School and RP on 27 January 2010
on a joint offer of a three-year diploma programme for the sports school students.
The CET Centre was officially opened by Mr Richard Seow, Chairman of RP’s Board of Governors, and
witnessed by industry partners from People’s Association, NTUC LearningHub (LHUB) and the
Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME).
RP School of Hospitality was launched to train professionals to meet the growing hospitality and services sector
Momentum aims to encourage creativity in dance and promote original works of various dance genres. Gathering the best of the dance groups from local schools and institutions of higher learning, the festival provides the canvas for RP dancers and other schools to explore and showcase the myriad of dance genres in the vibrant world of dance.
IGNITE! Music Festival is an annual Music Festival that provides an excellent, credible platform for local independent bands to showcase their music. Solely student-run, it is the only music festival of this scale organised by a Polytechnic. The 2-day event features good, local bands of mixed genre.
This inter-school competition had attracted many students and staff to take part in games such as basketball, futsal, badminton, floorball, frisbee and captain ball.
Designed by award-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and DP Architects, the new 20-hectare RP campus in Woodlands was officially opened on 31 July 2007 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The Reflections Arts Festival is a month-long festival of music, dance, theatre and visual arts, where local talents are provided with an environment to encourage the creative expressions of various arts forms.
President Nathan made a subsequent visit on 22 July 2008.
The RPC was officially opened by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Education on 19 November 2005
Graced by RADM (NS) Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education
843 students started their classes in RP's three schools: School of Applied Science, School of Engineering and School of Information and Communications Technology (now known as School of Infocomm)
Republic Polytechnic (RP) was officially established one month later.
It was created by Mr Raymond Lee and was chosen out of a pool of 600 designs submitted in a logo design competition.
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