|Mr Ooi Kok Rie (EEE/1999) has learnt how cybersecurity can be applied in space technology.|
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering alumnus Mr Ooi Kok Rie (Class of 1999), Managing Director at SpaceBelt Pte Ltd, took stackable certificate courses towards a Specialist Certificate in Cyber Security with PaCE@NTU, and has learnt how it can be applied in his field of space technology to ensure secure communication via satellites.
“I enjoyed the experience of being able to discuss and hear the sharing from lecturers about their experiences in their specialised areas. These greatly enhanced my knowledge and enabled me to handle work problems,” said Kok Rie.
Stackable Certificates are bite-sized credit-bearing courses tailored to provide working adults the in-demand knowledge and skills in a particular area of specialisation. These courses, taken from NTU’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, are designed to suit diverse learning needs while offering a wide range of disciplines, and are ‘stackable’ towards the relevant certificate subject to the prevailing rules and regulations.
Ms J Lossini (HSS/2017) took a Financial Management course to improve her work performance.
For School of Social Sciences alumna J Lossini (Class of 2017), completing the Financial Management course in 2020 allowed her to perform better at work when she made a career switch. “I became a journalist when I graduated but thereafter moved on to a marketing role in an accounting firm. I was initially facing difficulties because my new job scope required some level of financial knowledge. I was then motivated to upgrade myself and learn more about finance to deliver better work performance,” she said.
Alumni have the flexibility to pursue courses from PaCE@NTU’s stackable certificates according to a schedule that fits their needs. They may apply for Skills Future funding and use their NTU Alumni Course Credits to offset some of the fees for these courses.
The registration for Academic Year 2021/2022 Semester 1’s stackable certificates courses is closing on 30 June. Click here for more information and to apply.