Universities ramp up places for computing courses

Rise of e-commerce platforms fuelling demand for IT grads, say observers

Prospective students at an open house at the National University of Singapore at the weekend. The intake for its School of Computing nearly doubled from about 500 in 2015 to 1,000 last year. A similar number of students is expected for this year's in
Prospective students at an open house at the National University of Singapore at the weekend. The intake for its School of Computing nearly doubled from about 500 in 2015 to 1,000 last year. A similar number of students is expected for this year's intake.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

A growing demand for graduates trained in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and cyber security has seen local universities ramping up related course offerings and vacancies for the new academic year starting in August.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) said it has allocated 675 places for its 10 computing-related undergraduate programmes this year, up from 450 in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Unis ramp up places for computing courses'. Print Edition | Subscribe