Temasek Polytechnic’s Early Admissions Exercise will include workshops to help prospective students’ preparation

The workshops will offer insight into preparing portfolios and write-ups for the admission interviews.

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Published: 19 May 2023, 5:52 PM

Temasek Polytechnic’s (TP) will host workshops and a seminar from May 27 to Jun 1 as part of the institution’s Early Admissions Exercise (EAE).

The activities lined up will offer prospective students admission tips and information to prepare them for the EAE interviews and write-ups.

Attendees can expect to learn how to craft a portfolio, get a tour of their desired school of choice and watch performances from the different Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) during the seminar.

The seminar will be located at Blk 34, Level 3 at the Temasek Convention Centre (TCC) in the TP campus and will run from 9.30am to 12.45pm. Interested participants can register at the  TP’s website.


The seminar will be held on Saturday, May 27. PHOTO CREDIT: TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC


The workshops are specialised for each school – Applied Science, Business, Design, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and Informatics & Information Technology (IT).

Attendees will get to know about the different courses offered in their chosen school, and get in-depth insight into how the school’s curriculum operates.

The workshops will be split into physical and virtual sessions throughout May 29 to Jun 1. Registrations for each school’s workshop can be applied through TP’s website.

Each diploma course will have a different mode of assessment during the EAE.

Most courses for the School of Applied Science will assess EAE applicants through a pre-interview questionnaire and interview online, together with the applicant’s portfolio. Selected courses, such as Medical Biotechnology and Veterinary Technology will have aptitude tests for applicants to display analytical and problem-solving skills.

Other than an additional written test for the Communication and Media Management course, interviews and aptitude tests are the modes of assessment for the School of Business. Applicants should possess traits and qualities of a potentially effective business person with logical, analytical and basic numeracy skills.

Interested candidates for the School of Design are required to have strong interests in design disciplines, can demonstrate some level of creativity and the ability to generate new ideas. All courses will require an aptitude test, interview and portfolio review.

Similarly, the School of Engineering will have the same assessment methods as the School of Design. Applicants are required to display mathematical ability and should be able to present Physics, Mechanics or Electrical reasoning.

Applicants with a passion for social services are suitable for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Modes of assessment include an interview and a portfolio submission, with an additional aptitude test for the Psychology Studies course.

The School of Informatics and IT will have an online aptitude test, interview and portfolio review. Applicants may also include their IT-related creations and projects into their portfolio. Ideal skills include knowledge and interest about how IT is making a difference in the areas of business, education, healthcare and entertainment.

Insights on how to prepare for the EAE will be shared at the workshops. PHOTO CREDIT: TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC


More information about the requirements and modes of assessment can be found in TP’s EAE guide.

Eligible applicants are Singapore citizens, permanent residents and international students who have registered to sit for the ‘O’ Level examinations in the same year of the EAE.

Full time ITE students in their final year of NITEC or Higher NITEC courses, Singapore citizens and permanent residents with working experience of two years or more may also apply for the EAE.

TP Deputy Principal Anita Kuan said that the EAE is always a good opportunity for students to explore “where their interests and passions lie” and how these can be matched to potential courses.

“This process of discovery is an important step for both parents and students. TP is happy to partner them through the EAE process by sharing key information in our EAE seminar and school tours.

“I also encourage students to take part in the many preparatory workshops on interview skills and portfolio development as these are useful skills whether or not they apply for a place at EAE,” she added.

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