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RS Components and Republic Polytechnic to set up an Electronic Product Design Lab in Singapore

Nurdianah Md Nur | Jan. 27, 2014
The lab will equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities required by the engineering industry.

RP and RS Component MOU
Republic Polytechnic and RS Components marking their partnership at the MOU signing

RS Components (RS) — the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products — has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up an Electronic Product Design Lab (EPDL) with Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore.

The EPDL will serve as a one-stop centre for students to understand the entire design process, from front end circuit design to final product realisation. The lab will "equip students with the theoretical know-how for schematic capture and enhance their practical capabilities in this field... so that they have the sufficient skill sets for engineering industry upon graduation," said Dr Wang Jianguo, director of RP's School of Engineering.

The lab will be equipped with RS Components' DesignSpark software suite, consisting of the DesignSpark Printed Circuit Board (DS PCB) and DesignSpark Mechanical (DS Mechanical) tools for real-world electronic engineering design.

Annually, more than 350 engineering students in their second year of study at RP will learn how to use DS PCB for schematic capture, PCB board design and layout, and generate manufacturing files. Students will also embark on theoretical learning through demonstration videos before utilising the software for their projects.

As part of the agreement RS Components will also jointly develop content and e-learning resources with RP.


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