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Applied Learning Programme

What is ALP @ MJR?


Smart Home and Assistive Technologies

Smart Home Diagram

As Singapore steps up its efforts towards the Smart nation initiative, we want our students to be future-ready learners, equipped with the knowledge and skills to contribute towards building a sustainable, safe and secure living space for Singaporeans.

In line with our school’s vision of Passionate Learners, Compassionate Leaders , we also hope to inspire our students to appreciate the humanitarian considerations when applying the Smart technologies for the elderlies and less fortunate.

Our Applied Learning programme aims to Engage, Enrich and Empower our students to learn about the science of Smart technologies, and understand its application in a Smart home system. Students will be required to propose innovative ways on how the safety and security of the elderly can be monitored and improved.

This exemplifies the values-driven education of our school where the programme takes the approach of ‘Building a Smart Home with a Big Heart’. This will enable us to promote a keen interest in the nation’s development towards a more vibrant, exciting and advanced society for generations to come.

Our Programmes

The programme design focuses on nurturing a culture of experimentation , scientific inquiry and curiosity via the usage of Smart technologies to solve real world problems. Students will work in pairsto acquire relevant skills in basic programming and functionality of selected sensors.

Broad-based Learning Outcomes ( e 3 approach in STEM-based learning)

  • Engage and ignite the passion for Science & Technology, igniting students’ aspiration to pursue STEM related courses and careers.

  • Enrich minds through appreciation of STEM as part of their future, connecting the school, community and nation.

  • Empower students to adopt active citizenry and contribute towards a vibrant, exciting and advanced society.

Progressive Level Outcomes Progressive Level Outcomes Table

Starting 2016, Manjusri Secondary School admits students through the Direct School Admission – Secondary Schools exercise (DSA-Sec). You may find out more from this link.

Programme Overview


Programme Overview Diagram

Young Engineer Award (YEA) is a programme jointly developed  by Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Science Centre, Singapore. This programme is specially designed for secondary school students, with an aim to help them enhance their understanding of science and engineering. Click here for more info. 

Secondary 1 - Introduction to Smart Technologies & Microcontrollers


Students verifying their circuit connections with a microcontroller.
Students explore Arduino programming with teacher facilitators.
Successful circuit connection & programming using Arduino software.
Students verifying their circuit connections with a microcontroller.Students explore Arduino programming with teacher facilitators.Successful circuit connection & programming using Arduino software.

Secondary 2 - Wireless Connectivity & Coding

Students showing off their successful connection and coding for an LCD display. Engaging learners in our Applied Learning Programme.Students exercise the learning muscle of imagination to develop Smart Home concepts.
Students showing off their successful connection and coding for an LCD display. Engaging learners in our Applied Learning Programme.
Students exercise the learning muscle of imagination to develop Smart Home concepts.

Secondary 3 and Beyond - Talent Development

Students learning more about radiofrequency (RF) analysis from an onsite engineer.Secondary 3 students undergoing induction programme with Rohde & Schwarz marketing team.Student Industrial Attachment programme with our partner, Rohde & Schwarz Asia.
Students learning more about radiofrequency (RF) analysis from an onsite engineer.Secondary 3 students undergoing induction programme with Rohde & Schwarz marketing team.Student Industrial Attachment programme with our partner, Rohde & Schwarz Asia.