Student Immersion Programmes

In this age of technological disruption, are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is affecting the world?
 
The Fourth Industrial Revolution identifies trends and changes in the way we live and work due to the adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of Things. As the driving force of our societies, knowing how to effectively use as well as tackle issues with these new technologies will enable us to be efficient and make change where necessary. Learn about the various digital technologies of Industry 4.0 and how you can adopt them in your current/future workplace and living environment.
 
A two-week summer programme, organised by PaCE@NTU from 8 to 17 July 2020, we aim to equip you with the basic knowledge and skills you need to step into the world of Industry 4.0.
University students are welcome to join in the programme to experience a fulfilling learning journey in the beautiful campus of NTU decorated with lush greenery. Immense yourself and enjoy life in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city!​
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Classes are conducted in English by NTU faculty members and adjunct trainers

Topics include:

  • ​The Fourth Industrial Revolution – An Overview
  • Industrial Internet of Things and the Forth Industrial Revolution
  • Cybersecurity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • The Impact of AI and Big Data to the future world
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Blockchain Revolution: How it is changing the world
  • Business 4.0 & Industry 4.0 – A New Paradigm
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution: Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printing​
  • Implement Robotic and Intelligent Solutions for Smart Manufacturing​
  • Cloud Computing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Lab Visits:

  • ​Fraunhofer IDM@NTU
  • Delta-NTU Corporate Lab​

Activities with Students

Field trips include visit to:

ChinatownChinatown

Esplanade

Gardens by the BayGarden By the Bay

Little India
Little India
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

Merlion ParkMerlion

Night SafariNight Safari

Singapore RiverSingapore River

 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution – An Overview (Trainer: Adjunct Professor Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Müller-Wittig)
The term “Industrie 4.0” (“Industry 4.0”, or in short “I4.0”) was used in public for the first time at the Hannover Messe 2011 in Germany. “Industrie 4.0” represents the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution and the digital transformation of manufacturing. Similar terms used internationally include Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Advanced Manufacturing and Smart Factory.
 
These terms encounter us in manifold ways on a daily basis. But what does this actually mean?

According to the German “Industrie 4.0” Working Group, it comprises “networks of manufacturing resources (manufacturing machinery, robots, conveyor and warehousing systems and production facilities) that are autonomous, capable of controlling themselves in response to different situations, self-configuring, knowledge-based, sensor-equipped and spatially dispersed and that also incorporate the relevant planning and management systems”.

This session gives an introduction to “Industry 4.0”, components and technologies, numerous challenges due to increasingly complex systems as well as opportunities addressing also SMEs to improve processes and quality. Initiatives and current trends are highlighted. Finally, scenarios are presented how in particular immersive media and advanced interfaces can support the human in the era of “Industry 4.0”.
Industrial Internet of Things and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Trainer: Mr Philip Teng)
The 4th Industrial Revolution promises to bring a complete makeover of the industrial manufacturing, bringing in advanced manufacturing capabilities that enables faster response to the end customer demands, more efficient methods of carrying out the design, manufacturing and delivery of the products, moving from mass production to customized solutions, gaining deeper insights into market needs through the products that are delivered and deployed, creating products and products that are sustainable environmentally and socially.

The use of Industrial Internet of Things in the 4th industrial revolution meant a complete transformation to the way products are being manufactured, the way factory floors are managed, the way supply chain are optimized, the way maintenance are carried out. Operational Technology is now more important if not as important as Information Technology which drives the 3rd Industrial Revolution.

In this short overview, we will examine the impact of Industrial Internet of Things on Advance Manufacturing, and how it forms one of the major pillars of the manufacturing process, enabling other supporting technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, 3D Printing, Real time Supply Chain etc. We will also take a look at the IOT landscape in the application of IOT into manufacturing and the key vertical technology building blocks involved.
Cybersecurity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Trainer: Assistant Professor Sabrina Luk)
The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings benefits to individuals, governments, society and the economy. The increased application of smart technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics has improved productivity and efficiency in business. Besides, it has improved the quality of life for individuals by making people’s homes more energy-efficient, delivering more personalized healthcare services, and providing safer transport.

The government’s use of big data, sensors and facial recognition technologies has improved public safety, traffic management, air and water quality. Smart technologies have also increased connectivity among individuals and across businesses. While the Fourth Industrial Revolution has positive impacts on society and the economy, it also brings with it new cyber risks. Countries’ growing dependence on smart technologies to develop the economy and society has increased their vulnerability to cybercrime and cyber attacks.

Over the past decade, cyber attacks have inflicted wide-ranging damages on countries, institutions and individuals and have far-reaching effects on the economy and society. Cyber attacks often result in identity theft arising from the loss of personal data, financial loss arising from the theft of financial information, and reputational damages arising from the loss of customer records. They can also cripple critical information infrastructure, health information systems and economy. In order to tackle the ever-increasing cyber attacks, many governments have put cybersecurity at the top of the agenda and are racing against time to build a safe, secure and trusted cyber environment. The chase for a perfect cybersecurity system or strategy is both impossible and unnecessary. However, it is important and necessary for the governments to become more vigilant and adopt a proactive, holistic, and cooperative approach to strengthen their cybersecurity. Governments have to formulate a cybersecurity strategy that can enhance the competencies of public sector, private sector and the general public against cyber threats and ensure a secure and reliable infocomm environment that is vital to the functioning of the economy and society. They also have to regularly review the cybersecurity strategy to ensure its relevance and applicability so that their nations can keep pace with the constantly changing cyber threat landscape and address evolving cybersecurity challenges. Meanwhile, cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. The government alone is insufficient to tackle an unprecedented increase in volume, sophistication and severity of cyber attacks. The business sector and individuals also play an important role in cybersecurity. Nations can only become stronger, safer and more secure when there is broad participation of stakeholders to address cybersecurity challenges.

This session will examine what cybersecurity is, the importance of cybersecurity in relation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the cyber threat landscape and cybersecurity measures in different countries.
The Impact of AI and Big Data to the future world (Trainer: Associate Professor Mohammed Yakoob Siyal)

With the enormous growth of “Big data” and the technological advancement in Artificial intelligence (AI), a disruptive revolution is taking place and it is clear that it will have a huge impact to the future world. The convergence of big data with AI has emerged as the single most important development that is shaping the future of how firms drive business value from their data and analytics. Thus, the purpose of this talk is to explain the basic concepts of big data and AI, the areas of the economy that are expected to be most affected, the types of companies potentially stand to benefit from the emergence of AI & Big Data and the potential impact of this radical innovation to the future world.

This talk intends to provide participants with concepts of AI and big data, the overview of technology behind AI (clustering, classification, Machine learning, Deep learning) and applications of AI in Industrial automation, Autonomous vehicles, Health care. Consumer retail and E-commerce, Smart Assistants etc.

Topics covered will include:Introduction to Big Data, AI,  and Machine Learning, Regression, classification and clustering technologies, how Big Data Enhances Artificial Intelligence, Advancements in big data technology, the application of AI in Healthcare (Are We Going to be Superhumans), Finance (The More Data, The Better) and Customer Experience (Rise of the Virtual Assistants Workforce- Are Robots Taking our Jobs), the Impact and future of AI.

Augmented and Virtual Reality for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Trainer: Dr Marius Erdt)
Objectives
Participants will learn the fundamentals of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) and will get an overview about applications in smart manufacturing / Industry 4.0. They will get an overview about how Augmented and Virtual Reality work and will learn about the demands to hardware and software in order to create applications that are usable in Industry 4.0 scenarios. Furthermore, they will get an in-depth overview of challenges and opportunities of AR/VR solutions already applied in Industry 4.0 and will get an outlook of current research and development in the field.

Outline
This course is about an introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality for Industry 4.0. The course will start with an introduction about the history of AR and VR and early industry applications and will then provide an overview about the hardware and computing needed to create AR/VR industry applications for cyber-physical systems and smart manufacturing. Afterwards, the basic AR/VR racking algorithms including optical marker based, image based and model based tracking are introduced and discussed towards their applicability in different Industry 4.0 scenarios.
Blockchain Revolution: How it is changing the world(Trainer: Associate Professor Mohammed Yakoob Siyal)
Even though Industry 4.0 has been at the forefront of driving innovation, its highly interconnected nature makes it vulnerable for cyber-attacks and the Blockchain technology has the capability of driving Industry 4.0 to its real potential. The first-generation digital revolution brought us Internet, while the secondgeneration revolution called Blockchain is changing the world. Although Blockcahin technology is still in early stages of development, it is clear that it will have a huge impact on the growth of Industry 4.0. Blockchain allows transactions of any kind to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger. Thus, the purpose of this course is to explain the basic concepts of Blockchain, its development, the potential applications and how it can transform the world during Industry 4.0 revolution.

This course intends to provide participants with concepts of Industry 4.0, Blockchain, the overview of technology behind Blockchain (cryptography, digital signature, hashing, and P2P network) and possible applications of Blockchain technology in several industries.

Outlines
  • ​​Introduction to Industry 4.0 and Blockchain technology.
  • Basics of Cryptography and other associated technology used in Blockchain
  • Types of Blockchain technology.
  • Key concepts and features of Blockcahin technology and Distributed Ledger Technologies.
  • Blockchain Technology Applications
  • How Blockchain can disturb the current status quo and brings new benefits to the whole society during Industry 4.0 period. 
Business 4.0 & Industry 4.0 – A New Paradigm (Trainer: Mr Francis Tay)

Technological advances and globalization are ushering in a new of age of what and how business is done. The “what” and “how” manufacturing and the provision of services is carried out is chiefly characterized by automation, the use of sensors and embedded technologies (for human-to-human, human-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications), the use of machines to perform human tasks and even those that require cognitive capabilities, and the transformative change at the operational level.

A typical description of the 4.0 scenario is one where automation meets data exchange. It involves cyber-physical systems (CPS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud and cognitive computing. This translates to a vision of a marketplace that is influenced by three factors; technology trends (e.g. Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, etc.), integrated systems (e.g. CPS, Smart Factories, etc.) and global connectivity (e.g. IoT and Internet of Services).

The advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning is part of that technology wave that will have a significant impact on businesses, organizations and people. It is beyond doubt that the fourth revolution of Industry and Business will happen. However, the pace and adoption of 4.0 technologies in businesses will depend on a number of factors, e.g. technical feasibility, cost of developing and deploying solutions, labour market dynamics, economic benefits, and regulatory and social acceptance.

Industry 4.0 is happening and a new business paradigm will emerge. In this workshop, we will focus on the new paradigm and some of the possible options available and what can be done about it. The 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson probably said it best when he established a national commission to examine the impact of technology on the economy and employment, declaring that automation did not have to destroy jobs but “…can be the ally of our prosperity if we will just look ahead”.

This workshop will unpack the concept of Business 4.0, with specific focus on the manufacturing and services industries, employees and customers. It will also look at the options that are available or becoming available, and to discuss possible approaches for businesses and individuals. In business 4.0, there are sufficient evidence to show that by having the right cultural mindset today can lead to a successful long-term winning strategy; one where fast is better than big, possibility over profitability, and being passionately outward-directed to customers and employees, pays higher dividends. A key challenge for future businesses is how to create value at the intersection of social, environmental and economic considerations.

Some of the topics covered in this workshop includes:

  • ​What is Business 4.0 and what are the factors that are driving this phenomenon.
  • The impact on business and business models, consumers and business leaders.
  • Future global trends and its potential impact.
  • The skills and competencies required by the “4.0” business leaders.

This workshop has been designed to be highly interactive. Besides a lecture, participants will be working in small groups to look at the impact of Industry 4.0 on business operations.

Augmented and Virtual Reality for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Trainer: Adjunct Assistant Professor Marius Erdt)
Objectives
Participants will learn the fundamentals of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) and will get an overview about applications in smart manufacturing / Industry 4.0. They will get an overview about how Augmented and Virtual Reality work and will learn about the demands to hardware and software in order to create applications that are usable in Industry 4.0 scenarios. Furthermore, they will get an in-depth overview of challenges and opportunities of AR/VR solutions already applied in Industry 4.0 and will get an outlook of current research and development in the field.
 
Outline
This course is about an introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality for Industry 4.0. The course will start with an introduction about the history of AR and VR and early industry applications and will then provide an overview about the hardware and computing needed to create AR/VR industry applications for cyber-physical systems and smart manufacturing. Afterwards, the basic AR/VR racking algorithms including optical marker based, image based and model based tracking are introduced and discussed towards their applicability in different Industry 4.0 scenarios.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digital Manufacturing and 3D Printing (Trainer: Professor Tan Ming Jen)
Industry 4.0 has tremendous potential to improve productivity, efficiency, and overall sustainability for manufacturing industries. It will disrupt manufacturing processes, compress cycle times, and revamp current supply chain models. Especially, with the recent advances in materials and processes, 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are evolving from prototyping to functional part fabrication for a broad range of applications. The AM-enabled design flexibility provides AM processes with great potential in product family development, where both design customization and diversity can easily satisfy various customer requirements. Designs can easily be adapted to changing environments, such as customers’ preferences, available technologies, economic situations, company’s strategies, regulations, and competitive moves.

In this seminar, the Industry 4.0 concepts with the relevant technologies to support digital manufacturing and the smart city will be introduced. Participants will also learn the future research directions in the technologies, limitations encountered in existing designs, and strategies for a more sustainable world.
Cloud Computing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Trainer: Mr Philip Teng)

Cloud computing is now a key cornerstone in driving the 4th industrial revolution, replacing the traditional servers and mainframes. The convergence of Operational Technology and Information Technology, was made possible with Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. With pervasive Cloud computing platforms, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service enable future manufacturing to leverage on data analytics and artificial intelligence to create a highly responsive and adaptable manufacturing floor.
In this seminar on Cloud Computing for the 4th Industrial Revolution, we will look at the journey in Cloud Computing, how it has evolved. Participants will also be introduced to various cloud providers and solutions, and the latest technology offerings, and architecture of a cloud based system from public cloud to private cloud to hybrid cloud. Discussion topics on security, availability, usability for the application of cloud-based systems into the manufacturing systems will be presented.

Implement Robotic and Intelligent Solutions for Smart Manufacturing (Trainer: Mr Cheng Chia Loon)
Introduction of automation and robotic solution under the umbrella of Industry 4.0 Industrial Robot
  • What is Industrial Robot? - Understand the fundamental of robotics theory applied to industrial robots
  • How to implement Industrial Robot in factory?
  • Understanding of industrial robot programming – major phase and various industrial robot teaching methods
  • Application: Implement Industrial Robot in Assembly Tasks

Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV)
  • How to implement AGV in factory? - Understand the application scenarios of AGV for manufacturing and fundamental knowledge on AGV
  • Key components of AGV - Sensor & Hardware
  • Understanding of Navigation and Path Planning
  • Understanding of Mapping and Localization (SLAM)
  • Application: AGV simulation using ROS for warehouse tasks
Lab Tour
Demo 1: Implement Industrial Robot in Assembly Tasks
Demo 2: AGV solution for warehouse tasks

 

Registration Fee (NTU to receive payment by 31 May 2020)SGD 2,300 (inclusive of 7% GST)
= SGD 2,461

*GST: Goods and Service Tax
The registration fee covers 11-night twin-sharing student hostel accommodation (air-conditioned), tuition fee, excursions, programme materials, welcome lunch and closing lunch.  Each participant will be issued an official receipt from NTU.
The fee does not include airfare, insurance, meals, visa application, personal expenses or other expenses not stated. 

Please refer to the FAQs for modes of payment.

Wolfgang Müller-Wittig currently heads Fraunhofer Singapore, the 08th subsidiary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellscha and its very first in Asia. He is the Executive Director of Fraunhofer Centre for Interactive Digital Media and is an Adjunct Professor at the NTU School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Prior to moving to Singapore in 2001, he worked as head of the “Visualisation Group” at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Darmstadt, Germany (Fraunhofer IGD). His successful career in the field of Computer Graphics is demonstrated by more than 100 research papers published in international journals and conferences. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in industry-related applications using new visualisation, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies. “Virtual Factory” was one of his first projects in cooperation with Apple and SIMTech (Gintic) when he came over to Singapore in 2001.

He was also involved in the SMART-CENSAM (Centre for Environmental Sensing and Modeling) project and responsible for the development of a visualisation platform for interactive exploration of dynamic environmental models. Recent achievements include the delivery of novel augmented learning environments for medical students and the development of tailored visual cockpits and dashboards for complex data spaces such as energy consumption and waste management. Current activities focus on the use of Visual Computing for Industrie 4.0, maritime and construction industry such as visual interfaces and mobile digital services for the workers in the field of industrial training and MRO.

Wolfgang Müller-Wittig has served as member of several Advisory Committees for government and academia such as an expert committee member of City for All Ages (CFAA) Project (MoH) and Safe Cities (MHA, Interpol). He received a commendation award in the Next Generation Container Port Challenge. He is currently serving as chair of the workgroup Immersive Media & Advanced Interfaces for the Services and Digital Economy Technology Roadmap (IMDA).

Mr Philip Teng is currently an Adjunct Trainer in NTU Centre for Professional and Continuing Education, conducting various short courses like Advance C Programming, Embedded Linux, Real Time Embedded Software. Over the past ten years, he has trained many professionals in topics on embedded software and operating systems, and applying them into real life practical applications. Philip is also the Chief Technology Officer of PPIC Technologies, a business and technology consultancy firm specializing in operationalization of emerging technology into emerging business, which includes Internet of Things, Financial Technology, software and system integration, system and software safety. 


Philip graduated with a BEng (EE) degree from National University of Singapore and received his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Having worked on embedded system software in mission critical and safety critical applications for the past twenty years, Philip has extensive know-how in developing complex software, as well as key technologies in real time embedded software, embedded operating systems, internet of things. His experience includes large scale commercial and defence applications, such as the unmanned ground vehicle application for commercial port operations and flight software for space systems.

​Dr. Sabrina Ching Yuen LUK is Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Global Affairs, School of Social Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She holds both Bachelor of Social Science (First Class Honours) and M.Phil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom. Dr. Luk's research interests lie broadly in aging and healthcare reforms, e-government and governance in Asia, smart cities and cyber security, public administration, public policy analysis, and China studies.
 

Dr. Luk's research interests lie broadly in aging and health care reforms, e-government and governance in Asia, digital health and cyber security, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, public administration, public policy analysis, cultural diplomacy and soft power, and China studies. She was a recipient of the 2012 Michael O'Rourke PhD Publication Award at the University of Birmingham for her research contributions and publication record. She was also the Highly Commended Award Winner of the 2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Healthcare Management Category.

Francis is currently a lecturer at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Wee Kim Wee School for Communications and Information (WKWSCI), teaching Business Intelligence and Information Entrepreneurship in the Master of Knowledge Management course. His courses are also taken up by students reading for their Master of Information Systems, Master of Information Studies and Master of Mass Communications. He has also taught Organizational Leadership and Information Sources and Services in the Master of Information Studies course. He has been teaching at NTU at the post-graduate level for more than 10 years.
 

Francis has authored three books “Latent Factors”, “Turning Good Ideas into Great Businesses” and “Picking Winners”, published by Marshall Cavendish. The first two books focus on business advantages and financial models and the third book is on market intelligence and building up market and sector models for benchmarking analysis. His market intelligence and benchmarking portal – www.profitstrail.com - was developed as a real-time update for “Picking Winners”. 

He is concurrently a Director at Singapura Management Pte Ltd, a corporate services company providing bookkeeping, tax and other services to local and foreign companies. He founded NextGen Ventures Pte Ltd, his second equity investment company, focusing on Internet-related businesses and new technologies like Bluetooth BLE. He has also held senior positions in government and government-linked organizations. 

Francis obtained his Honours degree from NUS, majoring in Economics and Computer Science & Applications, and his Master of Science in Management (Sloan Fellowship) from the London Business School in the UK. Francis served 5 years on the National Youth Council’s Singapore Youth Awards (SYA) Entrepreneurship committee and has provided mentorship to companies and others under various business programmes at universities and start-up accelerators.​
Dr Siyal holds MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Manchester, UK and an MBA (specializing in IT) degree from European Management School, Surrey University, England. Dr Siyal has been working in Universities in Europe and Asia and has been involved in teaching, research and supervising/advising students in Information Security areas at the school of EEE, NTU, Singapore. With his inter-disciplinary background, he has been teaching and conducting research in Information Security, Medical Image Processing, Computer Vision, E-business/IT Management, Innovation and technology management areas. 
 
Dr Siyal has published over 200 refereed journal and conference papers and has authored 8 books. At NTU, he has won numerous teaching awards including “Best Dressed Teacher”, “Teaching Excellence Award” and “Nanyang Teaching Excellence Award”. 

Dr. Marius Erdt is Deputy Director of Fraunhofer Singapore / Fraunhofer IDM@NTU where he is also Head of Visual and Medical Computing. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. From 2012-2013, he was Head of Medical Computing at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU. From 2007-2012, he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Germany in the cognitive computing and medical imaging department as a post-doc and research associate, respectively. In 2007, he was affiliated with Siemens Medical Solutions as part of his studies. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Darmstadt with summa cum laude and graduated with distinction from University of Koblenz-Landau with the German degree of Diplom-Informatiker (eq. MSc Computer Science). 

His research interests include Visual and Medical Computing, in particular, statistical shape modeling and machine learning based approaches, as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality. Dr. Erdt is co-founder of the Clinical Imagebased Procedures (CLIP) workshop established in 2012 and is active in various program committees of international conferences and journals. He has led various research projects in the field of Visual and Medical computing and has strong experience in managing R&D projects together with the industry to apply latest research results in real-world applications.​

Dr Ming Jen TAN, received both his B.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D. from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He was Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Research Scholar (2004) at both UCLA and Northwestern University in the U.S.

He is currently Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore; and up to recently, the Programme Director (Building & Construction) at the Singapore Centre of 3D Printing (SC3DP). He has just been appointed the Director of the newly established HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, a US$62 million endeavor, funded jointly by HP Inc., National Research Foundation (Singapore) and NTU Singapore. He is also a member of the 2019/20 World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Advanced Manufacturing & Production.
Cheng Chia Loon is a Robotics & Automation Engineer by profession, he received his BEng(Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering in 2011 from UTAR and MSc (Management of Technology) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2019. He is a Senior Research Engineer (Automation) at Delta Research Centre (DRC) Singapore, with more than 8 years experience in Robotics & Automation as well as Product Commercialisation.
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Twin-sharing student hostel accommodation (air-conditioned) will be provided at NTU main campus during the programme period. 

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Remarks
* No extension of stay in the hostel is allowed and you have to adhere strictly to the check-in/check-out timing. A late check-in fee of SGD 100 will be charged if students arrive after 7pm on 7 July 2020.
* Please arrange your own accommodation outside campus if you wish to arrive earlier or extend your stay in Singapore.
* A CASH deposit of SGD 100 or authorisation to charge to a credit card is required upon checking in. The deposit will be fully refunded upon checking-out if there are no damages to the hostel room.

Insurance
You are required to purchase travel insurance to cover your stay in Singapore. Proof of purchase of travel insurance must be submitted to NTU two weeks prior to your arrival. You will not be able to participate in the programme if you do not comply with this requirement.​​​​

 

"I could get to know different cultures from all over the world especially Asia. I also got the chance to know Singapore and had a better understanding of this country."

– Paulina Ewa Lakomiec, Austria

"The lectures were not too long but in the short amount of time given, I was able to get important information. Also the visits for this programme were the best."

– 
Nkamogeleng Chepape Caroline Thubakgale, South Africa

"I like that the lecturers were very informative and they are the expert in their field, so that I was motivated to listen in the class. And also I liked that we had city tour and outdoor activities that were held outside the campus."​

– Dian Setyawati, Indonesia

"The programme was very innovative and educational. The contents were delivered efficiently by experts in the field. It was a very good approach to immerse and prepare students for the rapid technological chances and advancement in the world."

– Kayode Oyindamola, Nigeria

"Not a stressful learning environment. Learn with fun and meeting various people at the same time."

– Michael Kan, Hong Kong 

"What I like about this programme: The variety of subjects covered and the trainers of varied background."

– Maja Roso, Croatia

"It was a perfect programme. It would be awesome if this programme could last for 1 month."

– Shen Han, China

"​It’s good that I can make international friends and touring with them will be unforgettable memories in life."

​– Jo Seo Yun, South Korea

"It was a wonderful experience and it did help me in improving myself. I loved the entirety of this programme.​"


– Ishita Bhattacharya, India​

"I get to make friends to go travelling with. It’s just a lovely, friendly environment. I like that we get to explore Singapore in the programme."

– Eleny Hooijer, Australia
PaCE@NTU also offers customised student programmes to the various academic institutions and schools across the world that will make the learning experience truly enriching and memorable.

Some of the past student programmes we have conducted include:

  • Preparing You for the Working World
  • Leadership Development 
  • Singapore Learning Journey
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Life Sciences 
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Technology Innovation
  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Business Innovation
  • Leadership and Research Management
  • Bioengineering Innovation
  • Environmental Chemistry and Engineering Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Military Education in Singapore: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges
 ​​For more information about the Customised Student Programme, please email to Merlin at bktoh@ntu.edu.sg 
All university students are eligible to apply for the programme but must possess a good command of the English language as the programme will be conducted in English.
Click on Register Now. You are required to submit online​, a soft copy of the letter from your university verifying your student status.
The registration deadline is 31 May. If you wish to register after the deadline, please send an email to pace@ntu.edu.sg to check if vacancy is still available.
Registration Fee
SGD 2,300 + 7% GST =SGD 2,461.00​

The registration fee covers 11-night twin-sharing student hostel accommodation (air-conditioned), tuition fee, field trips, programme materials, welcome lunch and closing lunch. Each participant will be issued an official receipt from NTU.

The fee does not include airfare, insurance, meals, visa application, personal expenses or any expense not stated above.


A copy of the registration form must be attached with the bank draft which has to be sent by registered mail or by courier to the following address.

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)
​Nanyang Technological University 
60 Nanyang Drive 
SBS-01s-50
Singapore 637551
Attention: NTU Summer Programme

You will need to pay for airfare, food, laundry, insurance and personal expenses. The average cost for a meal on the campus is SGD 4 to 10. Students can purchase meals or food at any Hall of Residence canteens, convenience store, supermarkets or food outlets around the NTU campus. (Please note that there is no refrigerator or cooking utensils provided by the hostel.)

Please do not purchase any air tickets, insurance or make other arrangements for this programme till the programme status is confirmed by 5 June 2020 based on the enrolment rate. 
You may pay by one of the following payment modes:

a) Bank Draft
 
Bank draft in Singapore dollars is to be made payable to “Nanyang Technological University”. A copy of the registration form must be attached with the bank draft which has to be sent by registered mail to the following address.

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)
​Nanyang Technological University 
60 Nanyang Drive 
SBS-01s-50
Singapore 637551​
Attention: NTU Summer Programme

b)Telegraphic Transfer

Payment to be transferred to NTU bank account as stated below:

Beneficiary’s NameNanyang Technological University
Beneficiary’s Banker NameOverseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Beneficiary’s Banker Address65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
Beneficiary’s Account Number537-010027-001
SWIFT CodeOCBCSGSG

*Please note that you have to bear all the bank charges incurred in your home country and Singapore (which is not inclusive in the registration fee). You are also requested to state in the telegraphic transfer slip that the payment is for “NTU Summer Programme”.

A scanned copy of the telegraphic transfer slip has to be email to pace@ntu.edu.sg.

c) Credit Card

You may make payment by Visa or MasterCard. Please fill in the credit card details in the Registration Form.

Please email the scanned copy of the duly signed Registration Form to  pace@nt​u.edu.sg.

Academic credits will not be awarded by NTU but home universities may consider awarding credit to their own students.
You will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the programme if you achieved at least 75% attendance.
The programme schedule is not available now.
You will be staying at NTU student hostels. No extension of stay can be arranged.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Date 
Cancellation Charges
(Refund of Registration Fee)
A written notification to pace@ntu.edu.sg before 31 May

No cancellation charges
(Full refund less SGD 150 administration charge)

A written notification before 5 June
50% of Registration Fee
(50% Refund)
A written notification on/after 5 June

100% of Registration Fee
(No Refund)

Modes of refund:

Registration fee paid by Telegraphic Transfer

  • Mode of refund will be through Telegraphic Transfer

The whole process ​​will take approximately 6 weeks.

Registration fee paid by bank draft

  • Mode of refund will be through bank draft
Registration fee paid by Credit Card

  •  Mode of refund will be through Credit Card

 

PaCE@NTU ​reserves the right to cancel the programme. If you have paid the registration fee, a full refund of the registration fee will be made to you.
You will receive an email acknowledgement within 2 working days from your registration. If you do not receive any acknowledgement from us, please send an email to pace@ntu.edu.sg.
You will receive an email advice by 5 June informing you if the programme is confirmed or cancelled.

However, if you do not receive any form of status updates from us, please send an email to pace@ntu.edu.sg.

Please refer to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-depart/entry_requirements/visa_requirements to check if you require Entry Visa to enter Singapore. If an Entry Visa is required for your nationality, please apply before departing from your home country. If required, you should apply at least 2-4 weeks before your arrival.

If you need to apply for Entry Visa, please indicate in the online f​orm so that we can send you an invitation letter to facilitate your visa application. Please arrange your own visa application and if you need any assistance, please check with our Singapore Mission/consular at your home country.​​

In view of the COVID-19, please visit https://​bit.ly/ICAsg20​ for the latest updates on Singapore’s Border Control Measures before you register for the programme​.​
PaCE@NTU does not offer any scholarships or financial aid for Summer Programme participants.
After the programme status is confirmed, you are required to purchase travel insurance to cover your stay in Singapore. Proof of purchase of travel insurance must be submitted to PaCE@NTU two weeks prior to your arrival.

Note: 
You will not be able to participate in the programme if you do not comply with the above requirement.

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