Manufacturing engineering education in Singapore
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This paper presents background on the manufacturing industry in Singapore and discusses how Nanyang Technological University's manufacturing engineering curriculum is designed to provide a good fit of its graduates to industry. Manufacturing is one of two key drivers of the Singapore economy, accounting for as much as 25% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employing about 20% of its total workforce. Since its founding in 1985, Nanyang Technological University has been preparing students for the manufacturing industry through specializations in manufacturing engineering and semiconductor fabrication. The university is cognizant of emerging technologies such as nanomanufacturing and has begun to incorporate them into its curriculum. In addition to traditional engineering training, all students undergo internships in manufacturing organizations to complement and reinforce classroom learning. © 2006 Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
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