The Programme Educational Objectives are formulated based on the Vision and Mission of the University and the School. The reasoning for formulating these objectives is briefly explained below.
TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF AND AN ABILITY TO APPLY BASIC SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCES TO MATERIALS ENGINEERING PRACTICE.
This is an essential element of any engineering degree course where imparting a sound foundation of basics and the application techniques to real life situations is envisaged. This will arm students with a good academic platform to propel them into higher degree programmes, or assist in lifelong learning to keep their skills relevant as technology advances. This objective is critical to achieve the School’s and University’s Missions.
TO DEVELOP THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT AS A MATERIALS ENGINEER.
This is an essential part of Materials Engineer training and contributes directly to the industry and community in Singapore and beyond. The strong fundamental training builds the foundation of a great university as envisaged in the University’s Mission.
TO PREPARE FOR DIVERSE CAREERS IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTS AND FOR LIFE LONG LEARNING.
Careers today are very much multidisciplinary requiring a variety of skills and the ability to learn new skills to adapt to changing needs in the marketplace. The programme should prepare the students to face such situations and flourish under changing environments. Students are exposed to courses from various disciplines, even from those disciplines outside the realm of engineering to produce well rounded graduates. They are given opportunities to go overseas to experience the learning environments in other countries. This broad education in diverse disciplines is consistent with the Mission of the Institution.
TO INCULCATE CREATIVITY AND A SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
In line with the school’s visions to create intellectual value, inspire need-based research, and translate Science & Technology to the marketplace, attention is paid to the processing, creation, and application of knowledge. For coursework, students are examined for their abilities to apply, evaluate, and create new knowledge based on what they have learned in a classroom. In addition, the school strongly encourages students to apply their knowledge to constantly search for innovative solutions and think from a viewpoint of the entrepreneur.