Thriving on passion in project management to fuel professional goals


Peh Jun Ming

Alumni of MAE/2014
Project Manager at A*Star- Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)
Completed FlexiMasters in Project Management and Master of Science in Project Management

Please share with us your professional life’s journey and at which point in your career did you aspire to pursue this FlexiMasters?

Project management is not just a job for me; it's a genuine passion that drives me every day. I thrive in the dynamic environment of overseeing projects from inception to successful completion, utilizing my project management skills. However, what truly sets me apart is my unwavering desire to value add to the company I work with. I am constantly seeking innovative solutions, streamlining processes, and collaborating with teams to maximize efficiency and achieve outstanding results. I am always ready to make a meaningful impact in any organization.

Describe the factors that led you to choose PaCE@NTU.

I chose PaCE@NTU for several compelling reasons. Firstly, the ease of registration offered by the certificate made the application process seamless and hassle-free. Secondly, being able to utilize NTU alumni course credits played a significant role in my decision, as it allowed me to leverage my previous educational achievements and continue my learning journey with NTU. Lastly, I firmly believe that NTU provides the best education, renowned for its academic excellence which solidified my choice to pursue my continuing education with PaCE@NTU.

How was your learning experience with this FlexiMasters?

My learning experience with this FlexiMasters has been nothing short of exceptional. The professors' commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and development has provided me with invaluable opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. Through the mentorship, I have gained an even deeper understanding of project management. The collaborative work environment has allowed me to learn from experienced professionals and contribute my own insights, enabling me to make a significant impact.

What were the challenges you faced when trying to complete this FlexiMasters?

Juggling work responsibilities while pursuing FlexiMasters was no easy feat. The biggest challenge I faced was managing my time effectively to balance coursework and professional obligations. With demanding deadlines, staying organized and prioritizing tasks became crucial. Additionally, maintaining focus and motivation amidst fatigue and overlapping commitments proved to be a constant challenge. However, through discipline, effective time management techniques, and seeking support from colleagues and professors, I was able to overcome these challenges and successfully navigate both work and FlexiMasters, gaining invaluable knowledge and skills along the way.

Do you think lifelong learning is important? Please share your thoughts about it.

I firmly believe that lifelong learning is essential in today's fast-paced and ever-evolving world. Constantly expanding our knowledge and skills not only keeps us relevant and adaptable but also fosters personal growth and development. Lifelong learning allows us to stay curious, explore new ideas, and embrace change with open minds. It enables us to enhance our expertise, broaden our perspectives, seize new opportunities, and remain competitive in our careers. Embracing a mindset of lifelong learning is an investment in our future, unlocking endless possibilities and enabling us to thrive in a rapidly changing world.