New diploma courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Prospective students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic can expect three new courses this year that will prepare them for the changing economy.

They include the Diploma in Community Development, a course designed to support the growing social service sector, in which students will be taught design thinking and social innovation skills. This course combines curriculum from management, psychology and entrepreneurship, offering students a holistic education on community development.

The Diploma in Design merges existing courses in product design with sustainable urban design and engineering, and aims to provide students with the opportunity to work on real-world projects that are closely tied with industrial and community partners.

The polytechnic also offers the Diploma in Media Post-Production, a course which will equip students with useful storytelling and content creation skills. The diploma combines courses on audio-visual technology and visual effects, preparing students for potential careers in media production, or in the arts and entertainment industry.

Existing diplomas in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Immersive Media have also been revamped in an effort to ensure academic rigour and continued industry relevance in their courses, said Ngee Ann in a statement yesterday.

By constantly reviewing and revamping their courses, the polytechnic hopes to offer students with a relevant set of skills that opens doors to a greater range of career options in the future, it said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2020, with the headline 'New diploma courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic'. Print Edition | Subscribe