Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is a polytechnic located in Yio Chu Kang. As an industry-oriented alternative to a broader based junior college education, polytechnic graduates in Singapore are sought after for work or many continue to complete university degrees. Polytechnics admit majority of its students after secondary school which is after 10 years of formal education. Diplomas in a specialised area of study are awarded after completing 3 years of studies.
NYP was established on 1 April 1992, and enrolled its first batch of students for its School of Health Sciences and School of Business Management in July 1992. The School of Engineering and the School of Information Technology was opened the following year.
The French-Singapore Institute, German-Singapore Institute and the Japan-Singapore Institute from the Economic Development Board were transferred to NYP in February 1993.
It originally operated from five temporary campuses (School of Business in Bukit Merah; School of Engineering in Jurong; School of Nursing in Outram; School of Business in Tiong Bahru; School of Engineering and School of Information Technology in Yishun) before moving to its permanent campus in Ang Mo Kio in April 1998.
The School of Design and School of Chemical and Life Sciences were set up in November 2000, followed by the School of Interactive and Digital Media in November 2006.
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- Lionel Lewis: Former national goalkeeper
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