The 4.5 years in REP have been some of the best years of my life. Sharing life with a tight-knit bunch of friends from different disciplines, I have learned so much from each and every one of them. Collaborating with them has broadened my perspectives, challenged my thinking and grown me as a person. Together, we have tried new things both inside and outside of the classroom, from pitching to VCs to learning how to ski or snowboard by watching YouTube videos.
Graduating from this broad-based, multidisciplinary engineering and technology management program, I am immensely thankful for the multiple opportunities to learn and explore, as well as the confidence it has given me in my ability to pick up new things quickly. Entering the workforce, there are many times when I feel that I don't even know what I don't know, but the REP experience has proved time and again that we can learn anything, as long as we put our heart to it and persevere. I can see the wide variety of modules culminating beautifully as different disciplines intersect in the working world - data visualisation & analytics in construction, for example, would tap on knowledge from our computing, design and civil engineering modules. Most importantly, I am thankful for this new family that I have gained - precious relationships, wonderful memories, and people who I know I can count on and continue to learn from in the years to come.
Amber Tan Chun En, 2017 graduate
Assistant Project Manager
The multi-disciplinary curriculum in REP has given me the opportunity to learn across different engineering disciplines and help me build a good foundation in business and management skills. This allows me to see things from a broader perspective especially when doing projects that involve different skillsets. Besides the broad-based learning, there are many opportunities to learn new skills and the REP community is very collaborative. The friends I met in the last 4.5 years have truly made this journey more enjoyable. Overall, REP has provided me with an all-rounded education that a university student can ask for.
Bobie Arifin, 2017 graduate
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific
REP is not just an engineering course, nor is it a management course. It does not fit nicely into any of the traditional fields of studies and I did not have an easy time explaining to my friends and family on what exactly it was. However, this is precisely the strength of the REP curriculum. It mirrors itself after the fact that no real world problem is purely a one-dimensional problem, but rather a blend of different fields of knowledge coming together and interacting in intricate ways. REP prepares us to handle such problems with its meticulously planned broad-based curriculum, which exposes us to all engineering fields while deep-diving into one field of our choice.
My third Year in UC Berkeley is definitely the highlight of my university experience, and one that is very unique to REP. The year abroad was truly eye-opening and many of us were able to gain new perspectives about ourselves as well as the greater world around us. It is also the first time many of us have a taste of the entrepreneurial culture, which is a distinct identity in the Bay Area. It encouraged us to become more adventurous, with many of us attempting start-ups or joining competitions to pitch our skills and knowledge against the best. Building on top of this entrepreneurial experience from Berkeley, we were placed with actual start-ups to help them develop their businesses as part of our MSc in Technology Management curriculum. This placement gave us an insight on how our classroom knowledge is applied to real-life scenarios.
I took a leap of faith in joining REP in its earlier years, I am thankful that REP has met all my expectations and more. It is also very heartening to see how REP has grown from strength to strength and has established itself firmly as the premier engineering programme in Singapore.
Danny Soo Hong Kit, 2017 graduate
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Discover Graduate, Graduate Programme
REP has given me an education that goes beyond the classroom, and has served me well in the corporate world. The multidisciplinary approach it took to combine engineering and business allowed me to appreciate the various perspectives that come into play in the workplace, by understanding the different pressures faced by stakeholders in business decisions. The cross-cultural experience we had from our year-long exchange and the various opportunities to work with people of other backgrounds have definitely helped me relate to others in this ever more globalised world. In addition, the friendship and company of like-minded people in this course have helped us further our potential, by forming a strong support network that spans across all engineering disciplines and sectors.
Seetoh Rui Ming, Daniel, 2017 graduate