Before a student is allowed to sit for an examination, he/she must:
- register a minimum of 80% attendance as specified by the School/Division Director in that module in lectures, tutorials, laboratories, workshops, etc. (unless a waiver is obtained on special approved medical or other grounds),
- complete all assignments and projects,
- show satisfactory progress in coursework, and
- have a record of good conduct,
Failing which he/she will be debarred from further assessment at the semestral examinations.
Medical certificates will be treated as being absent from classes. A student must submit a valid medical certificate within 48 hours after hospitalisation, prolonged medical leave, etc. to his/her Director of School/Division. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Students attending workshops/laboratories must be properly attired and wear covered shoes, preferably with non-slip rubber soles.
No loose clothing or flapping sleeves that is likely to be entangled with running machinery is allowed.
Female students with long hair must have them properly tied up or wear hairnets. No headgear that exposes the wearer to danger is allowed.
Students must comply with industrial safety rules as stated by the lecturer or instructor-in-charge.
In the Mechanical Engineering Workshops, skirts, gloves, rings and bangles are prohibited.
Do not damage, vandalise or lose Polytechnic property.
Report to the nearest instructor, lecturer or any Polytechnic staff any damage or loss of Polytechnic property.
Audio-Visual Equipment In The Lecture Theatres And Classrooms
Students are not supposed to handle any of the audio-visual equipment installed in the classrooms and lecture theatres on campus without the presence of any staff or lecturers. These include LCD projectors, computers, visualisers, video players, televisions, microphones and sound systems.
Penalties will be imposed if students are caught using these equipment without prior approval from the lecturers. Students will have to pay for any damage caused, or for any loss of equipment.
Action will also be taken against students caught vandalising or taking away any AV equipment or accessories. These include the AV cables that are attached to the patch bays or equipment.
Lecture Theatre Doors
Please take note that the doors of the lecture theatres should be kept closed at all times. Students are warned against forcing these doors or leaving them opened.
Unauthorised access to lecture theatres, classrooms and workshops is a disciplinary offence.
Students using any premises or places within the campus must seek the recommendation of the Staff Advisor/Lecturer-in-charge and final approval from the Estates Management office at least 5 days in advance.
Usage of sports facilities must have the approval of the Student Development Section. No advertisements or notices by students are allowed in the campus without the approval of the Student Development & Alumni Relations Office (SDAR). Please check with SDAR Office for regulations.
Student ID Smart Card
All students when admitted to the Polytechnic are issued with student ID smart cards. The contactless student smart card can be used for the following purposes:
- library loans
- access to the swimming pool and
- participation in certain campus activities / courses
- attendance tracking
The student smart card can only be used within campus.
The student smart card must be carried by students on campus and produced to staff members upon request.
Any changes in student particulars must be updated at the Student Services Centre (SSC) at Blk 1, Atrium.
In the event that the student smart card is lost or damaged due to mishandling, the student must request for a replacement card and report the loss to the Library. Payment for loss of card can be made with an ATM card or a CashCard via the epay kiosks at the Lifestyle Library or the SSC. For students without an ATM card or a CashCard, request and payment can be made at the SSC.
The cost of replacement is as follows :
- $20 for the first replacement
- $25 for the second replacement
- $30 for the third or subsequent replacement
It is thus important that you take great care in safe-keeping your student ID smart card.
Here are some pointers on Proper Handling and Good Housekeeping of the smart card :
- Never place the card inside the back pockets where heavy weight of the body acting on the card, may damage it.
- Avoid placing two or more cards sandwiched together or allow card contact with any hard/sharp objects such as keys as this may result in the card being scratched.
- Keep the card away from heat and cold / wet environments. The smart card is recommended to be kept in a protective wallet in a pocket when not in use.
- Do not bend the card especially at or near the location of the module.Do not tamper with the module.
- If cleaning is required, use a dry cloth. Do not place card in water.
Do not force the card into the reader when inserting the card as this will seriously damage the card
Students found infringing the Polytechnic rules and regulations may face disciplinary action resulting in one or more of the following punishments:
- Compensation to the Polytechnic for causing damage or loss to property.
- Warning Letter.
- Corrective Work Order.
- Suspension from the Polytechnic.
Students who commit acts of vandalism, theft or other serious offences will be handed over to the Police, if necessary. Students caught smoking on campus shall be liable, upon conviction in court, to a fine of up to $1000 if the case is referred to the National Environment Agency (NEA). Students below 18 years old caught smoking or in possession of tobacco shall also be liable to a fine, when referred to the Health Sciences Authority (HSA).
All staff of Ngee Ann Polytechnic have the authority to expel any student from the classrooms / laboratories / workshops / library for breaking any rules or for improper behaviour (e.g. coming late, eating, drinking, etc). Staff members also have the authority to demand students to produce their student cards for identification purposes. Students who fail to identify themselves shall be liable to disciplinary action.
Directors of Schools or Divisions have the authority to take disciplinary action and, if necessary, recommend any undisciplined student to the Polytechnic's Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC) for action. Any student who breaks any of the Polytechnic's rules and regulations or misbehaves himself / herself on campus may also face disciplinary action by the SDC.
A disciplinary record will be placed in a student's personal file as a reference on his / her conduct.