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Why do I need a Notebook?
NP's objective is to enhance the learning process of our students and to add-value to their education. Specifically, the use of the Notebook for learning enables our students to become self-directed learners and IT savvy professionals.

These are important skills and traits for your continued success in increasingly mobile, connected, and IT-infused work and learning environments. Your Notebook experience will prepare you for this.


What can I use the Notebook for?
Your Notebook will enable you to engage in IT-enabled learning s and digital learning environments, both in-class and outside of scheduled class times. This will give you the 'anytime, anywhere' flexibility to work on assignments, surf the internet for information, access module web-sites, participate in online discussion, communicate with your tutors, interact and collaborate with your classmates & project members, create digital content, and much more.

Where in campus can I use the Notebook?
With our wireless network, you can connect and can use your Notebook anytime and anywhere in the campus. You can connect and use your Notebooks in the classrooms, Library, Atrium, canteens and many other open study areas.

Which courses require mobile device instead of Notebook?

Notebook for these courses is optional and they REQUIRE students to own mobile devices for their studies : 

  • Chinese Studies (including PFP)
  • Early Childhood Development & Education (including PFP)
  • Tamil Studies with Early Education

Will it be better for me to buy the Notebook from NP authorized suppliers?

If you are accepting financial assistance from NP, you are required to purchase your Notebooks from NP's authorized suppliers.
All other students are also strongly encouraged to purchase your Notebook computer from NP's authorized suppliers as you will enjoy 3 key advantages:
  • Collective Consumer Protection

  • Notebooks with 3-Year Warranty

  • Next Business Day Service

Is there any financial assistance to help me own a Notebook or iPad (for CHS, ECDE and TSE Students)?
Yes. Depending on your household income, you may be eligible for either:
(i) Interest-free Loan Scheme of up to $2,000 for notebook computers or up to $1,000 for iPads or
(ii) IMDA NEU PC Plus Programme
More information is available on the Financial Assistance page.

I already have a Notebook. Do I need to buy another one?
As long as your Notebook complies with your course minimum specifications, you need not buy another one. To find out about the minimum specifications required for your Notebook, click here.

But I already have a personal computer at home...
Yes. The Polytechnic's learning environment enables you to take advantage of the mobility Notebooks provide.
With a Notebook, you can be learning at anytime and from anywhere. You can be doing your assignment or accessing web-based lesson materials in classes, between classes, and after classes.

Can Apple Notebook be used for my course?
Students enrolling into:
  • Chinese Media & Communication and Film Sound & Video should only purchase Apple Notebook computers.
  • Immersive Media have to own either Apple or Windows notebook computer, with dedicated graphics.
  • Media Post Production and Mass Communication have to own either Apple or Windows notebook computer.
The reasons for Apple's Mac OS requirement for these courses:
  • The Apple Notebook computer currently offer superior colour representation which is important in the design and development of creative/media products.
  • The creative media industry, for which these diplomas prepare their graduates, is currently, predominantly a Mac OS environment.

Students from ALL other courses are required to own Windows-based Notebook computers as you will be required to run windows-based software provided by your School.



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