So you or your child has just received your ‘O’ Level results. What’s next?
Are you already considering a tertiary education that will chart the course of your future career? Could Engineering be your preferred choice but you are not sure if you have the aptitude for a course in Engineering? And what are the prospects of studying Engineering at a polytechnic?
All five polytechnics in Singapore, Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Temasek and Singapore Poly currently offer Engineering courses. Studying Engineering at the polytechnics will enable you to apply your knowledge in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences to create and enhance technologies for the benefit of mankind.
A polytechnic Engineering diploma opens doors to diverse career opportunities. You will be trained as professionals to create, install and maintain products we use daily, such as computers, televisions, mobile phones, power plants, plastics, buildings and
transportation systems including aircraft. Your job may involve implementation of design, testing, and calibration as well as supervision of the operation of these products. Today, there are also Engineering courses which deal with 3D interactive media, resort management, and even airport management.
Real Problems. Practical Solutions
The polytechnics offer an education that has a focus on practical courses and real life problems. They provide the necessary foundation for you to enhance your professional career or to further your education and training.
The practical approach of the polytechnic education will equip you with lifelong, specialised skills in addition to academic excellence.
At the polytechnics, it is about practical solutions for real life problems.
Vibrant Life. Active Learning.
You will also enjoy a vibrant student life and an all-rounded education. There are various CCAs that you can take part in, including sports, cultural activities, and student enrichment programmes, allowing you to develop your personal and leadership qualities.
Engineering students in the polys get a headstart in the future careers through a practice-oriented training approach. They enjoy exciting learning opportunities that will inspire their interest in Engineering, such as undertaking projects in collaboration with social welfare organisations to develop applications that could benefit the handicapped, elderly or society at large.
>> Read more about some of these interesting projects here.
Fancy living, working and studying overseas? Polytechnic engineering students have been there and done that so you can also look forward to a range of overseas learning opportunities that will nurture a global mindset, such as travelling to Taiwan to learn more about renewable energy technologies, or experiencing what it is like to study at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona, Florida.
>> Take a peep into Engineering students’ travel journals here!