Siemens to train Singapore engineering students for the future
The global technology company has signed an education agreement with the Singapore Institute of Technology to prepare students for the changing economy.
Siemens and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday (April 12) to train and nurture future engineers to be ready for the evolving job landscape.
This understanding also strengthens the collaboration between industry and university in the area of Digitalisation and Advanced Manufacturing.
“The digitalization of the manufacturing industry is significantly changing the industrial and job landscape,” says Armin Bruck, President and CEO of Siemens Pte Ltd.
“SIT, with its vision of being a leader in innovative learning, and mission of nurturing individuals who build on their talents to impact society meaningfully, is a perfect partner for this.”
The agreement covers three areas: Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP); Licensed Software Agreement; and Mid-Term Scholarship.
Under the SMSCP, two academics from SIT will undergo SMSCP’s Level 3 instructor certification course in Berlin, Germany, at Siemens Technik Akademie; and thereafter, explore the implementation of the SMSCP Level 3 to complement existing modules within the relevant undergraduate and Continuing Education and Training programmes.
The SIT instructors will be the first in Southeast Asia to receive the SMSCP Level 3 instructor certification.
SMSCP allows students to learn about the complexities of the mechatronic system in a holistic fashion, as opposed to traditional methods of teaching in which students learn about electrical, mechanical and computer technologies separately from one another.
A SMSCP Level 3 Mechatronic Professional will be a skilled designer of and expert on complex machines that require multiple technologies to function.
Siemens will also grant 70 licensed software and maintenance to SIT.
The software will be used for training in relevant engineering degree programmes such as Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Engineering and Systems Engineering, to expose the students to the concept of Advanced Manufacturing, and to provide them with real-world experience by employing the same software and technology used by leading manufacturers.
Finally, Siemens will offer one mid-term scholarship per year to an SIT student pursuing a degree program relevant to the fields of Digitalisation and Advanced Manufacturing. The selection of the candidate will be a joint-process between Siemens and SIT.