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​​​​​​​Renaissance Engineering Programme welcomes Canada’s University of British Columbia as it's fourth partner

Published on: 16-May-2017

Canadian uni tie-up for NTU's flagship programme

The Straits Times, page B9, and online

NTU has tied up with its first Canadian partner for its flagship engineering programme. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is the fourth university to partner NTU as part of its Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP), after an agreement was signed in February. Prof Kam Chan Hin, NTU's Deputy Provost for Education, said, "UBC's uniqueness lies in its strong cross-disciplinary collaboration which is a good match with the broad-based, interdisciplinary nature of the REP." This September, six third-year REP students will head to the Canadian university for their year-long overseas immersion programme. One of them is 23-year-old Joel Ang. He chose UBC as he was drawn to the hands-on learning experience the school offers. "On top of traditional lectures or tutorials, course content is amplified through the team-based projects, lab sessions and early design experience," said Mr Ang, who specialises in mechanical engineering. "Besides, what's not to love about having mountains in your classroom's backyard?"

NTU and Canadian university collaborate in engineering programme

Berita Harian, page 8

The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada has become the fourth university to collaborate with NTU as part of the Renaissance Engineering Program (REP) after an agreement was signed in February. Prof Kam Chan Hin, NTU's Deputy Provost for Education, said that UBC's uniqueness lies in its strong cross-disciplinary collaboration which is a good match with the broad-based, inter-disciplinary nature of NTU's REP. Based in Vancouver, UBC is known for its strengths in engineering and research and has produced seven Nobel Prize winners. In 2012, the two universities set up a joint research centre, the NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY), to develop technologies for the elderly. In September, six NTU REP students will head to UBC for their one year overseas internship programme, where they will take part in a work study programme at leading global company. Previously, students have undergone work study programmes at 3M, BMW, Rolls-Royce and McLaren Applied Technologies.

NTU's Renaissance Engineering Programme welcomes UBC as fourth partner
FM958, 11 May, 4pm

NTU's Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP) has welcomed its fourth partner, the University of British Columbia (UBC). The new tie-up means that besides the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University in the United States, and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, REP students in their third year of study also have the option to study at UBC. NTU said UBC is known for its technology-enabled teaching and innovative learning methods. The two universities also have a joint research centre which focuses on designing computing technologies for the elderly so they can enjoy an active and independent lifestyle. REP students will get to participate in projects under this joint centre.

NTU's Renaissance Engineering Programme enters partnership with University of British Columbia
Channel 8 News online, 11 May

NTU's Renaissance Engineering Programme has welcomed its fourth partner, the University of British Columbia (UBC). Besides the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University in the United States, and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, third-year REP students will also have the option to study at UBC. NTU launched REP in 2011 and students graduate with a bachelor's and Master's degree in 4.5 years.

NTU's Renaissance Engineering ties up with Canada's UBC as fourth partner

Connected To India, 12 May

NTU Singapore's flagship Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP) has teamed up with Canada's University of British Columbia (UBC) as its fourth partner. One of the key features of REP is that students get to choose to study at a top overseas university in their third year. Besides UBC in Vancouver, the other three universities they can choose from are Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, and University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University in the United States. Prof Kam Chan Hin, NTU's Deputy Provost (Education), said, "The University of British Columbia is known for its technology-enabled teaching and innovative learning methods which brings about a strong sense of engagement between the faculty and students. UBC's uniqueness lies in its strong cross-disciplinary collaboration which is a good match with the broad-based, inter-disciplinary nature of the REP."

UBC Joins Singapore's Nanyang Technological University Engineering School as Global Partner

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 12 May

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has become the fourth global partner of NTU's Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP). REP is a dual-degree programme that blends engineering with business and humanities. Students graduate with a Bachelor and Master's degree in four-and-a-half years and are able to study at an overseas university in their third year. The agreement sees UBC join the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University in the United States, and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom as global partner universities for the programme.

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