Chew Cheng Thiam

Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science


School of Engineering

As one of the top students from the Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Cheng Thiam was inducted into the Director’s Roll of Honour for five semesters. In addition, he was the recipient of the Lee Foundation Scholarship and REPUBLIC Award in AY2020. Cheng Thiam is graduating in 2021 with a GPA of 3.98.

During his time at Republic Polytechnic (RP), Cheng Thiam served as the Diploma Ambassador and Peer Support Leader where he volunteered his service, organised events for his peers and helped his juniors with their studies. Cheng Thiam strongly believes in giving back to the community, and has participated in RP’s Food Donation Drive organised in collaboration with NTUC FairPrice and Fei Yue Community Services.

Being an independent learner and having displayed proficiency in hands-on skills, Cheng Thiam was selected to represent RP in WorldSkills Singapore 2020. Cheng Thiam won the Gold Medal in his skill area of Information Network Cabling for his outstanding performance.


  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Merit
  • NI Gold Medal Award
  • The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Gold Medal
  • WorldSkills Singapore 2020 Gold Medallist 
  • Module Prizes in Measurement Techniques and Failure Analysis, Nanotechnology Applications and Thin Film Technology
  • Lee Foundation Scholarship in AY2020
  • REPUBLIC Award in AY2020
  • Edusave Merit Bursary in AY2020
  • Inducted into the Director’s Roll of Honour for five semesters