Student Achievements

SEG students love a good challenge and we are particularly proud of our problem-solving skills. Our students regularly participate in local and international competitions, thinking outside the box to conceptualise fresh ideas and striving for excellence in every field. Here are some of their accomplishments over the years.



WorldSkills Singapore Competition 2020

The WorldSkills Singapore Competition (WSS 2020) was held from 28 September to 9 October 2020. More than 250 competitors from the Institution of Technical Education (ITE), five polytechnics, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the industry competed in 26 skills areas.

The School of Engineering has consistently produced highly-skilled competitors for this prestigious competition. Some of our students had also done us proud and fly the Republic Polytechnic flag high at the competitions.

Congratulations to our 3 SEG Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering competitors Chew Cheng Thiam, Lee Ting Yu and Lucas Tan Jun En from the Information Network Cabling (INC) skills area for completing the journey in WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2020! Chew Cheng Thiam and Lee Ting Yu clinched the Gold and Bronze Medal respectively!

Congratulations to our 2 SEG Diploma in Engineering Systems & Management competitors Lim Zhi Wei and Amirul Daniez Redzhuan Bin Abdul Latif who won the Gold Award in the Rapid Transit Systems skills area.

All the TeamRP competitors carried the RP name with pride and gave their all during the competition. The hard work put up by the competitors and coaches paid off at the Finals with all the awards received!

HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020

HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020

DEDB sent 4 student teams, mentored by Angela, Wendy, Zhenling, and Eugene to participate in HDB Cool Ideas Hack 2020, a Hackathon competition to ideate solutions for smart and sustainable living in HDB estates. This competition is opened to anyone interested to participate, including working professionals and entrepreneurs. There is only one open category for the competition, where more than 40 teams participated. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s hackathon is held online. Out of the 4 DEDB teams, Team BioKit mentored by Eugene not only got selected into the pre-accelerator phase, but also came in 3rd in the competition. The cross-school and cross-diploma team, led by DEDB student Yan Rui, walked away with $1000 cash and other prizes.

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Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Smart Nation Award 2020

A team of SEG students, comprising of 2 Diploma in Supply Chain Management students (Aashveen Kaur Sandhu, Jannel Chia) and 4 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering students (Liu Zepeng, Jeppry Aw, Dexter Low and Chong Qi Wen) has been selected as one of the five winners for Lee Hsien Loong IDM Smart Nation Award 2020!

The focus of this award is to acknowledge IDM projects that fulfil the Smart Nation vision of harnessing technology to improve the lives of citizens, create more opportunities and build stronger communities in 4 focus areas namely Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Health and Wellness and Digital Services.

Their project, Smart Rack Monitoring System impressed the judges as it provides a solution to actual industry needs, effectively saving the company almost 50% of their manpower. The students went through multiple rounds of selection within RP, national level and eventually stood out among the rest. Congratulations to the team!


International Building Design Competition 2020 Merit Award Winner

A team of 8 DGEM students received the Merit award for International Building Design Competition 2020. Their competition theme was on ‘Sustainable & Intelligent City’, highlighting designing sustainable and smart buildings in the urban Singapore context. Their project was a mixed-use development design in Orchard Road using Building Information Modelling, encompassing Integrated Digital Delivery, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and Sustainable Building Design.

A total of 25 teams from the Universities, Polytechnics, ITEs, Overseas University were shortlisted for a final presentation and our team clinch the Merit award and cash prize of $1000. The team has put forward a similar quality of work compared to the University counterpart.

The 8 DGEM students are Li Huiqi, Zhang Qunyi, Chua Chung Jin, Chong Jun Jie Aric, Liu Junnan, Yu Xinhe, Henry Poh Jun Sen, Cassarah Ang Wei Min. Congratulations to the team!


IES Innovation Challenge 2019

IES Innovation Challenge 2019

On 20 July 2019, a team of 6 DEEE students received the Bronze award for IES Innovation Challenge – Community. Their project was on “Face Recognition on Low Quality Image/Video using Super-Resolution in Surveillance” and was presented at Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability during National Engineers Day (NED) 2019.

The IES Innovation Challenge – Community 2019 serves to cultivate the spirit of community service in our youth by engaging them to make use of their engineering knowledge and creativity to design and build devices to help elderly, the handicapped, the injured and the community at large. A total of 28 teams from five polytechnics were shortlisted for the final team and our RP team was ranked 3rd place to clinch the Bronze award.

The 6 DEEE students are Syed Ariff Syed Hesham, Yang Bolun, Shi Haoming, Gao Xiangyu, Sun Yunshi and Shreyas Menon. Congratulations to the team!


45th WorldSkills Competition - Kazan 2019

Jasper Chua Jun Kiat, from the Diploma in Aerospace Avionics (DAA), was selected to represent Singapore in the UAV Operations skill area in the WorldSkills Competition 2019 held in Kazan, Russia. The WorldSkills Competition is a world championship of vocational skills for youths around the world.

The School of Engineering has consistently produced highly-skilled competitors for this prestigious biennial competition. Some of our students had also done us proud and fly the Singapore flag high at the competitions.

  • Bronze for Information Network Cabling - WorldSkills International 2011 (London)
  • Sliver for Information Network Cabling - WorldSkills International 2013 (Leipzig)
  • Medallion of Excellence (Overall 4th position in Information Network Cabling) - WorldSkills International 2015 (Sao Paulo)

Student project showcase for PassionArts Festival 2019

Our students from the School of Engineering (SEG) and the School of Technology for the Arts (STA) completed two consultancy projects with the Seng Kang West Community Arts and Culture Club for the PAssionArts Festival 2019.

The PassionArts Festival is an initiative by People’s Association (PA), to bring arts and culture to the heartlands in a different and refreshing way.

The students were subsequently engaged to develop three exhibits under the theme “Our Smart Nation 2019 Future”. The projects were 3D Virtual Merlion, Digital Painting and Digital Graffiti Wall Painting. The exhibition attracted more than 1000 visitors and the students’ exhibits were well received at the event.


Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia is one of the world's leading energy efficient competition programme. Student competitors are to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars which will be tested on the track. The 2019 competition saw participation from 108 teams across 18 countries from the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

It was a feat for our team from the Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management (DESM) to qualify in this international level competition. They were one of the two Singapore teams and the only non-university team to pass all technical and safety inspections to compete in the UrbanConcept Battery-electric category competition.


2nd Runner-up in the iDARE Entrepreneurial Challenge

The iDARE Entrepreneurial Challenge is organised by the School of Management and Communication’s Business Incubation Centre (BIC) with the aim to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and equip students with key entrepreneurial skill set. It also seeks out new inventive solutions and disruptive technologies that has the potential to solve real world problems and create meaningful impact.

Students, Ong Jun Jie and Tay Wei Jun Kevin, from the Diploma in Engineering Design with Business (DEDB) came in 2nd runner-up in the iDARE Entrepreneurial Challenge. Their project, "The MeaJourment", is a distance measurer that allows user to measure distance between two laser points, as well as the distance from the device to a point, without moving around.

In preparation of the challenge, the students participated in a series of Bootcamps and Mentorship programmes to refine their business idea and they were also among top 10 teams, out of a total of 102, selected to be assigned industry mentors to prepare for their final pitch.


Commendation Award for URA CUBE Workshop & Competition

A team of students from the School of Engineering (SEG), the School of Applied Science (SAS) and the School of Technology for the Arts (STA) took part in the 10th URA Challenge for the Urban & Built Environment (CUBE) workshop competition and received the Commendation Award for their proposal “GREEN NEXUS: Forging Ties through Greenery!”.

Participants from Junior Colleges and Polytechnics took part in the workshop competition to pit their urban planning and design ideas for the development of Serangoon Central area against each other.

The workshops included a series of lectures and seminars on tools and concepts in urban and project planning conducted by Architects, Urban Planner and Academics from URA, NUS, SUTD and industry experts.

They were then given the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge during a site visit at Mei Chin to perform detail site analysis, such as analysing surroundings, topography evaluations, taking photographs of the site and conducting interviews with residents on their needs, concerns and aspirations for the area.

Through daily presentations, participants received feedback on their ideas and proposal in preparation for their final submission for the competition. They are required to submit a proposal highlighting their vision statement, detailed site analysis, spatial plan, and illustrate their concepts using sketches & 3D site models. They will then present and defend their final proposal to a judging panel.

The almost week’s long event was certainly a good exposure and valuable experience for the participants in the area of urban planning.


Youth Leadership Development Programme for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2019

Eight students from the Diploma in Engineering Systems & Management (DESM) took part in the Youth Leadership Development Programme which is part of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2019. The programme saw student participants from different levels across the Asia Pacific region.

Our students took part in the Ideathon Programme where they work on solutions to address the Grand Challenge Theme “Leveraging Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to Promote Active Mobility for the Young, Elderly and Disabled”.

Republic Polytechnic hosted the solution prototyping session for the programme at our very own SEG Engineering Design Studio.

Four of our students were part of several award winning teams and they are:

  • Fabian Fong from Team Seven Star - Awarded Top Grand Challenge Award by ITS Singapore
  • Quah Jia Yi from Team CrossWalk - Awarded Most Creative Team Award by Continental
  • Dharwinn Rajantheran from Team LiTENus - Awarded Most Innovative Team Award by GovTech
  • Wang Wenjin from Team Hanayis - Awarded Best Teamwork Award by ST Engineering

Effort from Ng Qi An, Muhammad Haikal, Nabil Shah, Muhammad Arsyad who had worked hard in formulating and putting forth their ideas addressing the grand challenge theme are also commendable.


South West Natural Heritage Map - A project for Singapore Bicentennial Roadshow

A team of final year students (Chaw Ji How, Tan Kok Wei, Harris Bin Hazri, Shahri Mubin Bin Shahrudin and Thant Thaw Kaung) from the Diploma of Engineering Design with Business (DEDB) led by Ms. Janessa Tng, created an interactive South West Natural Heritage Map.

The interactive map displayed the vibrant green coverage of the area, ranging from parks to natural landforms, and highlighted landmarks with interesting and rich history with LED lights.

The project was in collaboration with the South West Community Development Council (South West CDC) for the Singapore Bicentennial Roadshow. The event was graced by Minister for Health, Mr. Gan Kim Yong and Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Dr. Amy Khor.



Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award 2018

Two Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (DAE) student teams received their merit and commendation awards (senior student category) at the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award 2018 ceremony at Singapore Science Centre on 26 May 2018.

The first team (Smart Restoration of Internal and External Defects in Aircraft Composite Structures) received the merit award which was awarded to the top 3 teams out of a total of 132 submissions in the senior student category. The students from this team are Kavinda Henerath Bandara Hurulle (team leader), Tan Yu Ren and Gabriel Soh.

The second team (Air Leakage Detection System for Aircraft Cabin Pressurisation) received the commendation award in the senior student category. The students from this team are Somesh Ganpat Salunke (team leader), Huang Xiao Ting and Htet Arkar Kyaing.

The students were also the recipients of the Polytechnic Student Research Project 2018 award and their projects were selected for exhibition at the Science Center under projects related to Smart MRO and aircraft maintenance systems. Their booth had attracted the attention of the MOE minister and several industry representatives and participants at the event.


2016 Student Achievement SRG

1st Runner-up at Singapore Robotics Games (SRG) 2016

RP bagged 2 awards at the SRG held in January 2016 at Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre, ITE Headquarters. SEG students participated in three categories; remote controlled (RC) underwater robot, autonomous underwater robot, and intelligent robot.

The team came in 1st Runner-up overall in the remote controlled (RC) underwater robotic category. In the autonomous underwater robotic category, RP’s robots performed exceedingly well but missed it by just five seconds to emerge as 1st Runner-up.

2016 Student Achievement

1st Runner-up for NUS ISE National Business Analytics Case Competition 2016

Represented by three DIOM and one DSCM students, RP took part in the 5th National University of Singapore (NUS) Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) National Business Analytics Case Competition 2016. Their 1st Runner-up placing was a recognition of their innovative ideas, in-depth analysis, well-designed PowerPoint slides, and excellent presentation skills.

With the theme ‘Singapore’s Future Transportation, students were asked to plan an improved Public Transport System that was faster, safer, more flexible and comfortable, and ultimately a choice mode of travel for Singaporeans.

They were also asked to propose and evaluate various possible strategies, then present and justify the desired solutions based on extensive research, data analysis, and application of tools and techniques in the area of Operations Research (OR).


2015 Student Achievement SRG

Champion at Singapore Robotic Games (SRG) 2015

At the SRG, SEG students participated in three categories; Remote-controlled Underwater Robot, Autonomous Underwater Robot, and Intelligent Robot and won three awards! RP was the defending champion in the Autonomous Underwater Robot category and the team performed well, scoring both first and second places.

With this achievement, RP has maintained its record of being champion in this category for eight years running.

In the Remote Controlled Underwater category, the team fielded four robots and managed to score the first to fifth places to be crowned as champions, recapturing the top spot once again after losing out in the previous year.

2015 Student Achievement 3D Printing

Champion for Two Themes in Singapore International 3D Printing Competition 2015

Four SEG students did RP proud by emerging as the top winners for two themes in the Singapore International 3D Printing Competition 2015, bagging a total of $10,000 in cash prizes.

DIOM student was the winner for Singapore Centre’s Functional Logo in the 3D printing theme while members of the Final Year Project (FYP) team scored a win in the Vintage Toys theme for their submission.

The students decided to donate $3,000 out of the $10,000 cash prize to the RP Student Needy Fund to thank the school for the opportunity to participate in the competition.


2014 Student Achievement World Skills

Gold Medal at Worldskills

An SEG student showed the world that he can compete with the very best in the world at the Worldskills 2014 competition at ITE College Central Singapore by bringing home the gold medal in the Information Network Cabling event.

His achievement capped one-and-half years of training with the SEG Worldskills (Information Network Cabling) team. He also represented Singapore at the 2015 event in Brazil.

2014 Student achievement Supply Chain Challenge

Champion in Supply Chain Challenge Competition

A team of DSCM students did RP and SEG proud by emerging as the champions in the Supply Chain Challenge Competition 2014, jointly organised by the Singapore Logistics Association, SPRING Singapore, and UniSIM.

The team of four Year 2 students did a wonderful pitch to two different sets of judges at the event’s finals, explaining how they would help improve the supply chain process challenges faced by their mentoring company, Mandai Link Logistics Pte Ltd. Another DSCM team also made it to the finals.