The DSA-Sec Exercise was introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2004 to promote holistic education and provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school. Under this DSA-Sec Exercise, participating schools will be able to select some Primary Six (P6) students for admission to Secondary One. The selection will be based on their achievements and talents before the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results are released.
The Engineering and Innovation (E&I) Club of Bukit Merah Secondary School is a platform for students who exhibit flair and are keen in exploring in depth in the area of STEM. The E&I Club provides its students opportunities to challenge themselves in various competitions both locally as well as internationally, of which they had constantly out-performed themselves by emerging as winners. The club focuses on 3 sub-areas, namely Engineering, Robotics as well as Innovation & Design, where students will be exposed to different STEM areas, allowing them to make more informed decision when selecting their post-secondary options.