Dyson and NTU launch studio to develop engineers
Dyson is partnering with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Dyson to launch an engineering studio that will give students an opportunity to work with industry experts to develop technological answers to real-world problems.
The Dyson-NTU Studio is Dyson’s first on-campus engineering studio in Asia. It will be used for an undergraduate course module, where NTU engineering students will be guided by NTU professors and Dyson engineers to develop technology prototypes and test their viability on the NTU Smart Campus.
Starting this academic year, up to 20 NTU engineering students will enrol in this module each semester.
The Studio builds upon an existing Dyson-NTU partnership, which includes local and overseas internships for students, and graduate recruitment opportunities.
Dyson will be contributing $500,000 to the Studio for a period of five years.
“Like the UK, Singapore needs engineers. More importantly, it needs industry-ready engineers. Our job is therefore to create exciting new opportunities for young people here, igniting a passion in them to make new technology that solves a problem, to create an original product and design it well,” said Scott Maguire, VP for Global Engineering and Operations at Dyson.
“We hope that this will inspire them to become engineers when they graduate,” he added.
The Studio will also serve as a platform for industry and career talks for students and researchers, host engineering-led competitions, and tech exhibitions.
Moving forward, Dyson is in talks with NTU to provide internship and career opportunities for students, and expand the use of the Studio to students from other disciplines such as business and humanities.