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Renowned German training for polytechnic engineering grads

Work-study scholarships aim to develop innovative, skilled engineers

Published on Aug 12, 2014 6:54 AM

With their almost perfect grade point average of 4, polytechnic graduates Tham Shi Yi and Pang Shun Toll could have easily landed a place in a local university with a scholarship to boot.

Instead, they are heading to Germany for three to four years, where they will alternate between semesters of work and study.

Both graduates, who will go through an intensive German language course, hope the renowned German training will turn them into highly skilled engineers with an innovative mind.

They are among the first eight recipients of a scholarship available to polytechnic graduates from this year.

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Background story


A well-planned practical work curriculum alongside university studies can complement hands-on learning and allow students to experience engineering companies' operations first-hand. Furthermore, the candidates will be considered preferably for employment with the sponsor companies upon their graduation.

- EDB deputy managing director Quek Swee Kuan