13th National Robotics Programming Competition (NRPC) 2019


“NRPC” has been a household name amongst schools since 2007. In 2016, her 10th Anniversary, the school re-branded NRPC to become National Robotics Programming Competition, ensuring that the focus is on programming in line with Singapore’s SMART Nation initiative.  With this re-branding, this annual event organised by Admiralty Secondary School and partner institute Nanyang Polytechnic aims at challenging young minds by stretching their potential in robotics, including drones, and enhance the learning experience for our participants and promote the culture of thinking, innovation and collaboration in problem-solving. For the 13th edition in 2019, programming is further encouraged through open category of participants using micro-controllers in the new Arduino / Micro:Bit Design Thinking Challenge.


  • To engage students through a fun-filled learning experience. 
  • To provide a platform for students to express themselves in the area of critical and inventive thinking through collaboration. 
  • To explore the use of technology as a tool for creativity and innovation in problem-solving.
  • To promote problem-solving through Design Thinking amongst our young programmers.


The missions for this year’s National Robotics Programming Competition are as follows. 



Mission A – Smart Learning in Schools

Primary Category – student teams from Primary Schools

Secondary Category – student teams from Secondary Schools

Robotics Thematic   Challenge


Mission B – Automation in Smart Schools

Primary Category – student teams from Primary Schools

Secondary Category – student teams from Secondary Schools

Arduino / Micro:Bit Design Thinking Challenge


Confirmation of teams will be given after the registration is closed.

The finals for this year’s 13th NRPC will be held at Nanyang Polytechnic on 7 June 2019, FridayRegistration is open from 15 March 2019 and will close on 19 April 2019.