NUS, IE launch masters programme to train specialists in infrastructure sector

A new programme to train specialists in the infrastructure sector was launched on Wednesday, as part of Singapore's bid to become the region's infrastructure hub.

Trade agency IE Singapore is partnering the National University of Singapore (NUS) to support a Master of Science in Project Management, with a specialisation in project finance.

The course, which will combine relevant modules across faculties such as business, finance, civil engineering and law, aims to train 60 students annually.

IE Singapore is also offering scholarships to students on the programme.

The trade agency and NUS signed a memorandum of understanding to support the new programme at the third Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable held on Wednesday at the Marina Bay Convention Centre.

The event was attended by 200 delegates from China, India and South-east Asia.

About US$1 billion (S$1.27 billion) worth of projects from various Asian markets were discussed.