Course Highlights - CEE
Integrated Design Project (Core Course)
In this course, you collaborate in teams to prepare innovative engineering designs using appropriate construction methods and layouts as well as time- and cost-saving techniques to meet the clients’ requirements.
There were many opportunities to practise conflict management techniques and coordinate works across the design sub-groups to ensure on-time submissions. Besides that, my presentation and negotiation skills were honed during design meetings and the final presentation with the clients.
This course definitely exposes students to the realities and complexities of engineering work, especially for a construction project which involves not only engineers but also architects, clients, and regulatory authorities. It is meaningful to see the transition from the elementary design calculations learnt during other courses in the undergraduate curriculum translate to more complex design calculations required for the design project.
Construction Technology and Processes (Core Course)
This course teaches us about the technology, machinery, and methodology used in the civil engineering industry such as precast and prefabrication in construction. Being application-oriented, this course completes my civil engineering knowledge as I can apply what I have learnt in previous courses such as calculation of structures into their construction.
Apart from the technical knowledge, this course has also further honed my problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The knowledge and skills acquired will be helpful for me to innovate new technologies for the civil engineering industry.
Transportation Engineering (Core Course)
The course covers in great detail the three different domains of land transportation, namely transportation system and planning, traffic flow, and highway engineering. The course content was well structured and allowed me to follow easily, starting with concepts that are easily understood to more complex and detailed knowledge on transportation systems.
I have also improved my problem-solving and analytical skills through this course. The engineering problems posed in this course encouraged us to analyse the problem holistically to find the solutions and allowed us to experiment with different approaches to find the most effective solution. This course has opened my eyes to the world of land transportation and understand its fundamental concepts and principles. I was also exposed to more engineering roles in the built environment industry that are related to land transportation systems.
Advanced Prefabrication and Precast Construction (Major Prescribed Elective)
- Gain a good appreciation of advanced prefabrication and precast construction, and insights in constructing sustainable civil, industrial, offshore and building type projects.
- Project Manager
- Civil and Structural Engineer
Project Planning and Management (Core Course)
- Stages in a project life cycle and the required processes
- Key components required in a project plan, techniques to crafting the scope of the project, planning and managing the budget and timeline to complete the different phases of the project
- People management skills such as conflict management and effective communication
- Gain a deeper understanding of the contract terms used and statutory rights of different stakeholders such as main contractors, sub-contractors to avoid disputes
- Project Manager
- Civil and Structural Engineer
Water Resources Engineering (Core Course)
There are two parts in this course. The first part on hydraulics teaches us how water flows in open channels such as canals, rivers and drains as it goes through changes in velocity and depth. The second part on hydrology focuses on the study of rainfall and water, how water circulates through the hydrological cycle and how it affects surface water flow.
The knowledge from this course was very helpful to me during my internship where I was working on the design of drainage systems. I was able to apply formulas of surface runoffs and open channels to optimise the drainage design. To sum up, this course has taught me the importance of managing water resources which is crucial in this age of preserving our natural environment and meeting our water needs.
Environmental Biology and Microbiology (Core Course)
- Environmental Engineer
- EHS Engineer/Manager
This course educates us on the role of microorganisms in the ecosystem and the applications of microbiology to natural and engineered systems. It also imparts general ideas of how these tiny organisms help treat wastewater and solid waste generated from human activities.
There were many real-world engineering problems that we had to solve in this course and this has further honed my analytical thinking skills. I have also gained a lot of intriguing insights into wastewater treatment. This course has certainly provided me with a good foundation in wastewater engineering.
Air Pollution Control Engineering (Core Course)
- Understand air pollution, air pollutants and their sources as well as their effects on the human health and the environment
- Current legislation in place to control air pollution
- Estimate the amount of air pollutants emitted and its dispersion in the atmosphere
- Evaluate air quality based on the concentrations of air pollutants in the atmosphere
- Conduct air sampling and analysis
- Propose appropriate approaches/technologies to control air pollution
- Environmental/Air Quality Engineer
- Air Quality Specialist
- Air Pollution Analyst
This course taught us about the characteristics, sources and the effects of air pollutants to human beings. We were also introduced to the concept of how these pollutants react and affect the environment, as well as the evaluation of air quality and air pollutants’ emission using engineering approaches. I have learnt to apply the appropriate engineering methods to tackle air pollution and evaluate the performance of air pollution control equipment.
One of the highlights of this course was to work in groups to design a project which mimics air pollution in real-world situations and to provide relevant solutions. This group project has enabled me to develop problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills.
In summary, this course unequivocally prepares and equips students with knowledge and skills to commence a career in the air quality and pollution related fields.
Membrane Water Reclamation Technology (Major Prescribed Elective)
- Principles of various membrane processes, such as osmosis, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration and electrodialysis, as well as their applications in water reclamation processes
- Materials and characteristics of different membranes required for different membrane processes
- Factors (feedwater quality, membrane properties, operating conditions, etc.) affecting the membrane separation performance
- Analyse the product water quality and quantity (rejection and recovery)
- Principles to integrate different membranes and processes to design a membrane-based water reclamation plant
- Skills and principles to operate and manage a membrane-based water reclamation plant
- Engineer in membrane and water industry
- Project manager
- Research scientist in R&D department of a company or in a research institute/university
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (Core Course)
- Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and the need for the sustainable development
- Apply the knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals, and environmental engineering specialisation to the solution of complex environmental engineering problems
- Design solutions for complex environmental engineering problems and design system components or processes with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Maritime Law (Core Course)
FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW
RELATED LEGAL FRAMEWORKS OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
IDENTIFICATION OF LIABILITIES TO MARINE CASUALTIES (COLLISIONS, GROUNDINGS, POLLUTION, ETC)
DIFFERENTIATION OF A CARRIER'S LIABILITY TO CREW, PASSENGERS AND CARGO
BASIC UNDERSTANDING ON SALVAGE AND GENERAL AVERAGE
- Laws, Conventions and Treaties in Shipping
- Regulatory/Policy making Frameworks
- Environmental/Quality Auditing
This course offers an overview of maritime law, such as the introduction to international conventions and how transport documents work. Given that the course is about applying what we have learnt in class about laws to unfamiliar legal problems, I was presented with ample opportunities to break down and simplify legal issues and have honed my critical-thinking skills further in the process.
This course has sparked an interest in me to pursue maritime law as a viable career option because law offers countless opportunities to apply problem-solving skills and more meaningfully, to protect the rights of the parties to a shipping contract.
Shipping and the Environment (Core Course)
EXAMINE THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY AND DIFFICULTIES OF HAVING TO OPERATE IN THE VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTS
DIFFERENTIATE THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND THE WORKING ENVIRONMENTS IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY
APPRAISE AND TRANSFORM QUALITY CONCEPTS, AND THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN SHIPPING INDUSTRY
INTERPRET THE VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THAT THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY IS FACED WITH, AND THE MEASURES THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED TO TACKLE THE ISSUES
- Ship Management
- Environmental/Quality Auditing
- Environmental Regulatory
- Framework for Shipping
This course introduces the legal requirements involved in operating a shipping company. It focuses mainly on environmental protection regulations that ships must comply with to operate internationally. We also learnt about the legal mechanisms in place, such as the concept of international conventions. The contents of this course are very real, current and applicable to industry practices, making it an interesting course to explore.
In my honest opinion, this course sets a core foundation for how the international seaborne trade actually works. Being a tanker operator myself, I cannot stress how relevant the concepts explored in this course have been influential to the decisions I make at work.
Port Economics (Core Course)
EXAMINE AND UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE PORT INDUSTRY
APPRECIATE THE CONCEPTS AND INDUSTRY PRACTICE IN PORT ECONOMICS
GAIN INSIGHTS INTO HOW THE PORT INDUSTRY FUNCTIONS
- Port-related concepts/theories in the context of International Trade and Economic Development
- Port Management (pricing, productivity, operations, etc.)
‘Port Economics’ opened my eyes to what goes on behind the scenes of an international port. I have learnt how the activities in a port are organised, such as the operation of cranes and trucks that work around the clock to keep the cargoes moving. I also learnt about how port authorities and operators make decisions to remain competitive to attract port users. Most importantly, a port is not simply a place where ships are loaded and unloaded with cargoes. It is crucial for generating revenue for a country and providing jobs for its people.
This course has helped to hone my analytical skills as I have learnt how to deconstruct decisions of a port operator into bite sizes to make conclusions. I believe that this course is useful for maritime professionals because the port industry intertwines with the other sectors of the maritime industry. Understanding the operations, management and economics decisions in the port industry will allow us to excel in our careers as maritime professionals.
Introduction to Marine Insurance (Core Course)
INSIGHTS AND INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY, FRAMEWORK, PRACTICE, ECONOMICS AND LEGAL UNDERSTANDING OF INTERNATIONAL MARINE INSURANCE
MARINE INSURANCE AND ITS VITAL ROLE IN SHIPPING AND MARITIME ACTIVITIES
MARINE TRANSPORTATION SHIPPING AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF INDIVIDUAL COVERS AND TERMINOLOGIES USED
- Identification of the insurance needs of the various stakeholders in a maritime venture
- Identification of relevant covers and appreciation of the markets as prevailing for placing the covers
- Handling of related insurance claims
Shipping Logistics (Core Course)
BASIC CONCEPTS OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN AND THEIR CONNECTIONS TO OPERATIONS
INSIGHT INTO THE ELEMENTS, PROCESSES AND DRIVERS TO ACHIEVE STRATEGIC FIT TO MEET DESIRED SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES
EVALUATION AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AMONG DIFFERENT VARIABLES TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL INVENTORY STRATEGIES AND COORDINATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
COMPLEXITIES AND DYNAMICS IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND MITIGATING STRATEGIES WHERE ISSUES ARISE
ANALYSIS OF THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND BALANCE TO FORMULATE THE OPTIMAL PRICE TO MAXIMISE REVENUE
- Awareness of maritime activities, port and shipping industry and their association with economy and trade
- Application of concepts and theories in sub-fields contributing to the maritime industry
- Capture and analysis of market data using analytical tools