Keeping Applied Engineering certification alive

By Poh Heem Heem

November 2010 PEOPLE ECONOMICS
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As more diploma and degree courses in various disciplines of Applied Engineering become available, basic certification programmes are losing their appeal. These programmes have traditionally played an important part as a feeder of technical expertise within the country. What is their future?Applied engineering students specialise in a technical area of study and blend handson process experience with theory. At the rudimentary level, they are trained as machinists, and are provided with the baseline knowledge required for them to branch out...

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is senior manager for Special Projects and Consultancy at the PSDC. The PITRS is a special project designed as an inhouse document for limited circulation. The key findings have been summarised here by her team members, Richard Ho and Tan Yin Hooi.


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