The broad-based curriculum in REP has provided me with a strong foundation across different domains, from technical aspects to finance and management. This has accelerated my development at my startup where I am required to understand various disciplines and juggle multiple hats. Beyond the formal education, the REP experience has also helped to shape my character and build the resilience needed to face the challenges that life throws at us.
Ang GuoHao Jovian, 2016 graduate
Vice President, Business Development
Asia Risk Transfer Solutions Pte Ltd
REP has provided me with an intense, enriching and vibrant university life. Not only was I able to dive deep into my science and engineering interests, it also equips me with the skills to connect to the business and entrepreneurial world, while allowing me to strengthen a clearer thought process of engineering and commercial feasibility. I greatly appreciate the all-rounded education that REP offers which I believe would bring me far into my career. The 3rd year overseas experience is certainly one of my defining moments in my life where I am exposed to vast, diverse perspectives and opportunities, which I learned to believe in openness and diversity in generating innovative ideas.
I am greatly thankful for REP for being an enabler for me to engage in vibrant hall life and capacity to pursue other non-academic interests like dance and community involvement. It is a place where I learnt the most about collaborating and empowering individuals when working in projects groups and REClub. It is also a place where I have forged many long lasting friendships. I would say it was a rollercoaster 4.5 years ride in which I have grown tremendously, and not just gaining of academic knowledge. I am very thankful for such opportunities given.
Chew Jia Rong, 2016 graduate
Shell Graduate Program
Reliability Engineer, Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd
The REP program is truly an exciting place to be in. It is where technology meets innovation, and where innovation meets real-life problems. It is where plans turn into actions; where actions turn into solutions. And it is where explorers today become discoverers tomorrow. The curriculum has sufficient breadth and depth for us to excel across many industries. Projects and activities equip us with relevant skills to take on challenges tomorrow. Our peers and mentors help us push past the barriers in our heads. And at the end of the day, the friendships forged will last a lifetime.
Leon Tan, 2016 graduate
Crystal Growing Engineer, Siltronic Silicon Wafer
Through the multi-disciplinary curriculum offered in REP. I have gained a strong foundation in engineering and exposure to key concepts in business and management. I had a very enriching overseas experience during Year 3. Interacting with people from different cultures have broadened my perspective. My internship placement in a US aerospace company gave me the opportunity to apply concepts I had learnt in the classroom to solve real issues in an industry setting. This experience also proved useful in the later MSc modules. Having a case study I was familiar with helped me to draw parallels between theory and actual processes in the real world. In short, not only has REP allowed me to explore and pursue my interests in engineering, it also equipped me with the skills needed to tackle complex, multifaceted problems.
Tay Jun Yang, Justin, 2016 graduate
Technical Staff, DSO National Laboratories
REP has taught me that engineering is not just a means of delivering optimal solutions to various problems. Engineering is also responsible for creating value that can impact society in unprecedented ways. The entrepreneurial modules from REP have equipped me with a greater awareness of the importance building capabilities that meet real needs.
With this insight and the training I've received, I venture to find the significance of what I do in the bigger scheme of things. It gives me a greater sense of purpose and ensures that the research work I do is not only done to advance technological but is also directed towards meeting the needs of customers.
Aaron Ang, 2015 graduate
Research Engineer in the defense industry
The holistic approach taken by REP gave me a strong foundation in engineering, finance and more importantly the soft skills needed when engaging clients. My exposure to the language of business and finance allow me to analyse the financial models of our business proposals with ease. In a nutshell, the dynamic nature of this program will wire you to accept and deal with uncertainties as a norm!
Nipton Lee, 2015 graduate
Management Associate, Business Development
Keppel District Heating and Cooling Systems
REP culture has always focused on being the pioneer, groundbreaker, explorer and experimenter. This exotic culture has pushed me out of my comfort zone countless times to try out new things. One of the major "push" that I underwent took place when I was UC Berkeley. There, students were mind-storming for their first startup ideas in their early twenties. The overseas year gave me a far more valuable lesson than what I have learnt in the past two decades of education. This was what inspired me to co-found a startup when I came back to Singapore.
The programme has given me the mindset and framework to think and act like an entrepreneur. This thought process is what is guiding me to stay on the track of my dynamic startup journey and is something that I will cherish lifelong.
Thenmugilan Gandhy, 2015 graduate