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Old 10-08-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Master of Engineering (Technology Management)

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Master of Engineering (Technology Management)


Manufacturing remains the Singapore economy’s single largest sector, contributing about a quarter of GDP. However, in an ever more competitive industry, companies can regain an advantage by integrating manufacturing with technology development. Moving forward, companies are looking to intensify industry research and development (R&D).

The Singapore Government has recognised this need and announced bold strategies to increase our national R&D effort and boost Singapore's manufacturing competitiveness and activities. The Economic Development Board (EDB) sees Singapore’s future as a vibrant and robust knowledge-based economy. As technological advances and globalisation speed up, knowledge will become a strategic asset. As Singapore moves into a knowledge-based economy, human capital and innovation through R&D will be the key to local enterprises undertaking higher value-added activities so as to remain competitive in a fast-changing and dynamic global marketplace. Promoting innovation and enterprise through research and development as well as effective management of manufacturing is key to this vision.

The Master of Engineering (Technology Management) offered by the University of South Australia has been specially designed to meet the needs of professionals undertaking management roles in engineering-related fields or individuals looking forward to management careers in a technical environment. The program differs from traditional Master of Engineering courses by giving students an understanding of a wide array of subjects related to the management of engineering processes, advanced technology and technology businesses. Modules such as ‘Engineering Research Methods’, ‘Manufacturing Systems and Strategies’ and ‘Technology Innovation and Principles of R&D’ provide R&D skills while ‘Economic Decisions in Technology Management’ and ‘Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technology’ provide necessary business and management knowledge.

Current students include process engineers, senior engineers and engineering managers from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Chartered Semiconductor Mfg, National Semiconductor Corporation and ST Microelectronics.

As well as building students’ engineering and business network, this program will allow those in engineering industries to gain knowledge and skills in technology management that will prove invaluable to them in a modern, innovative Singapore economy.
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Old 13-01-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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NUS Master of Science in Management of Technology (MOT)

You don't have to look far for such a course. NUS has an established program already.

See here: http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/etm/Program/msc-mot.htm
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Old 20-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Looking at the course outline from Prof Hang and adjunt/visiting lecturers/prof, this new NUS course looks to be a good/innovative forward step for Master Eng.

Up front, don't think there are such courses (materials) offered in a single course before.

Is this NUS course new? or around for a while but given a "re-boot"?
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Old 23-08-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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Three of my friends have taken the course. The general feedback is not good. It seemed like the coursework is abit academic... studying the textbook is not different from attending the course....Most of the companies won't give u extra pay for u juz bcos u take up the course.
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Old 30-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #5
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Managing R&D

Just from an outsider's perspective...some of the course materials covered seems relevant to current companies with "R&D" division. How to link market's direction to core research areas etc.

In a previous life, was working in a mnc's R&D dept, and there are Managers within the CTO's dept that manages/charts that company's R&D directions...probably with the tools/knowledge covered in this NUS courses (based on the title of the courses).

Of course, from my limited understanding of the market, most (SME or mid-large) company's "R&D dept" is not that sophisticated, and are probably more like technician/testing/quality-checking labs...and not proper R&D dept that will see benefits of such area.

Thus the local towkay (boss) - with his own company that have an "R&D" dept - won't want to pay more for such a Masters-holder.

Anyone else have any experiences in this Masters and market situation?
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #6
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Singapore's R&D is a joke. What's there to manage?
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:41 AM   #7
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agreed to a large extent.
i rather take PMP
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:36 PM   #8
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..there are Managers within the CTO's dept that manages/charts that company's R&D directions...probably with the tools/knowledge covered in this NUS courses (based on the title of the courses).
Honestly, how useful really are these tools to solve daily co's probs?
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #9
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Actually this course is meant for ppl who did not have a degree in engineering but working in engineering related field. Which is quite common in australia.
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Old 19-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #10
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Looking at the course outline from Prof Hang and adjunt/visiting lecturers/prof, this new NUS course looks to be a good/innovative forward step for Master Eng.
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Old 22-07-2012, 12:19 AM   #11
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can people who are taking this course provide more insight to this course? thankss
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