Republic Polytechnic Ranking

Republic Polytechnic is the fifth national Polytechnic fully funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE), adopting the latest PBL teaching system. This Polytechnic has 7 schools and 1 academic centre: School of Management and Communication, School of Applied Science, School of Engineering, School of Sports, Health and Leisure, School of Hospitality, School of Infocomm, School of Technology for the Arts, offering 37 full-time diplomas to students.

Republic Polytechnic

History

RP being established in 2002, is Singapore’s most modern poly. The teaching methods done are very different as compared to the 4 other polys.

Everything is done online, meaning RP doesn’t use paper at all. Assignments and exams are done on laptops that students must buy prior to enrolling into RP.

Here’s a list of RP’s notable alumni

  • Yip Pin Xiu – 3 time Paralympics Gold Medallist 2016 & 2018 and Nominated Member of Parliament
  • Shanti Pereira – Record holding track and field athlete
  • Benjamin Kheng – Actor and Singer
  • Tosh Zhang – Actor, Rapper, and YouTuber

Location & Surrounding Amenities

Located at 9 Woodlands Avenue 9 Singapore 738964, it’s located at the North side of Singapore. The nearest MRT station is Woodlands North situated at the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

There are also a few ways to get to RP.

If you’re commuting by train, alight at Woodlands and walk to Woodlands Bus Interchange and board these buses,

  • 169
  • 902 (last bus 10 a.m.)
  • 903 (stops opposite Admiralty Park)

Buses 169 and 902 will stop by RP’s South Entrance.

Bus 903 will stop by the opposite of Admiralty Park which’s a 3-minute walk to RP’s West Entrance.

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You can also alight at Woodlands, walk to Woodlands South, and board the train. Alight at Woodlands North and walk to the exit which will lead to the RP’s North entrance.

If you want to avoid the bus crowd in the morning, you can also take a 10 minutes walk to RP from Woodlands MRT.

Admiralty Park, which has one of the longest slides in a park, is just right beside RP. You can go there with your friends to unwind during break or after school and enjoy sliding down the slides!

Causeway Point, a shopping mall located beside Woodlands MRT is a place where RP students would usually walk past if they’re taking the train back.

Despite being a small shopping mall, it still has several food stalls to offer and a cinema if you’re looking to catch a movie after school.

Faculties & Facilities

RP offers 45 full-time courses spanning across 7 schools.

1. School of Applied Science

2. School of Engineering

3. School of Hospitality

4. School of Infocomm

5. School of Management and Communication

6. School of Sports, Health and Leisure

7. School of Technology of the Arts

Although RP is the most modern poly, it’s also the smallest one.

However, there are quite a few sports facilities that RP offers, here’s a list:

–        Indoor Hall for sports such as volleyball, netball, and basketball

–        Multipurpose Outdoor Courts

–        Multipurpose Indoor Courts

–        Swimming Complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool, warm-up pool, and baby pool

–        6 Table Tennis Tables

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–        6 Badminton Courts

–        4 Tennis Courts

–        Football Field

–        Martial Arts Room

–        Aerobics Studio

–        Gym

–        Adventure Learning Centre

What’s RP Known for?

RP is well known for the sports courses it offers. As compared to other schools, RP offers the most sports courses and modules.

As mentioned previously, RP’s also well-known as a fully air-conditioned poly, and their paperless policy.