Tan How Leng Joshua
Engineer at Public Utilities Board
Completed Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure
Please share with us your professional life’s journey and at which point in your career did you aspire to enrol in this certificate?
Having heard about the possibility of enhancing my knowledge in civil engineering during my university years made me consider taking these courses in the future. When I joined the workforce and saw the need for civil expertise in my company, it spurred me on to enrol in Specialist Certificate in Civil Infrastructure.
What attracted you to your chosen certificate at PaCE@NTU?
The administrative process, including the course registration, is well organised, making enrolment a breeze. In additional, the courses offered through PaCE@NTU often catered to the changing needs of the workforce.
Which aspect of this certificate do you like the most?
The course lecturers understand that most of the learners are working and may have some years of industrial experience. As such, the lecturers are able to share more real life examples and provide advice to some issues that we may have encountered.
What were the challenges you faced when trying to complete this certificate?
Balancing work and studies was definitely challenging for me due to the commitments required. However, the understanding of lecturers gave me the confidence to better cope and in completing this specialist certificate.
Has this certificate benefitted you in your career development?
This specialist certificate has definitely value-added to my career portfolio, enabling me to do more and provide more insights when I work on civil related projects.
Has this certificate been beneficial to you in bringing forth changes in your organisation?
With in-house expertise, my organisation is able to make prudent decisions that benefit us instead of relying on contractors who may think more of their profit.