Republic Polytechnic

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Republic Polytechnic
Politeknik Republik
Opened 2002
Address 9 Woodlands Avenue 9, Singapore 738964
Principal Mr Yeo Li Pheow
Chairman Mr David Wong
Deputy Principal Dr Michael Koh
Mr Boo Chong-Han
Abbreviation RP
Area 20 hectares
Mission We nurture individuals to prepare them for a dynamic world in partnership with stakeholders, leveraging problem-based learning.
Vision An educational institution of choice for nurturing innovative, entrepreneurial and cultured professionals.
Motto Discover. Transform. Achieve

Republic Polytechnic (RP) is a polytechnic located in Woodlands. 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. Founded in 2002, it was the first school system in Singapore to use the problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogy for all its diploma programmes.


Republic Polytechnic's project team began operating in the premises of Data Storage Institute, National University of Singapore in January 2002. On 1 July 2002, it moved into Tanglin Campus which was previously occupied by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. The polytechnic opened its doors to the first intake of students in 2003 before moving to the current Woodlands campus in 2007.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Yip Pin Xiu: World Paralympics Gold Medal 2016
  • Benjamin Kheng: Member of The Sam Willows pop band
  • Tosh Zhang YouTuber, Celebrity
  • Shanti Pereira: Record holding track and field athlete
  • Ian Fang: Mediacorp artiste