SIM Global Education (SIM GE) has partnered French's Strate School of Design to offer a Master's programme that focuses on Smart Cities to students in Singapore.
The SIM-Strate Master in Design for Smart Cities will provide students with the relevant skillsets, mindset and competencies to be smart city designers, through its project-based and industry-centric pedagogy.
Since the two-year programme combines artistic and technical training, students will be taught design-related modules -- such as 3D modelling and data visualisation -- as well as other disciplines like sociology and marketing to enable them to develop solutions that will benefit the society. Most of the modules will be taught by active industry professionals.
The classes will be conducted at a dedicated computer lab in SIM, which is fully equipped with 3D modelling/printing, virtual and augmented reality software. Students will also have access to a fabrication lab off-campus which they can use for prototyping techniques.
In addition, students will gain hands-on training through industry-sponsored projects and a mandatory three to six months of internship. Some of the companies they could be interning with are French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles PSA Group OpenLab, and Dassault Systèmes, a provider of 3D simulation software.
Upon graduation, students can apply for jobs that support Singapore's Smart Nation vision such as Designers of immersive (vr/ar tech), designers of experiences, services or intelligent objects, or head of innovation.
To qualify for this full-time programme, applicants need to have at least a Bachelors' Degree (2nd Upper Class or equivalent) in Design, Engineering or Science.
Local students who are interested in this programme are required to submit their applications by 26 November 2017 while international students need to do so by 5 November 2017.
All applicants will be required to go through an interview with the Programme Director before they are accepted into the programme.
Classes will begin in January 2018 for the 20 to 24 students who will make up the first intake.
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