ITE students get leg up in automotive engineering via agreement with Scania, Caterpillar

SINGAPORE - Automotive engineering students from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will now have more opportunities to learn about maintaining heavy vehicles.

This is through an agreement signed between ITE and industrial heavyweights Scania Singapore and Caterpillar Asia/Tractors Singapore at an industry engagement event at ITE College West on Wednesday (March 1).

The companies will provide industry attachment opportunities and donate up-to-date equipment for students to work on, ensuring that their skills will match industry demands.

At the event, the graduating class of students in ITE's technical engineer diploma in automotive engineering also presented their graduation projects, which included an engine fire-suppression system and an electronic learning aid for automotive diagnostic tests, to other industrial partners.

To enter the programme, prospective students must already hold either a relevant Nitec or Higher Nitec qualification and meet a minimum grade point average requirement.

The programme was jointly-conceived with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Germany. The Carl Benz Schule, a prestigious vocational institution focusing on automotive technology based in Gaggenau, Germany, prescribed the practice-based curriculum.