Graduating in Singapore

Issued: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:51:00 GMT

For the first time in its 562-year history the University has held a graduation ceremony outside Scotland.

The ceremony, which took place in Singapore, was for the first cohort of students who had completed Honours programmes run in collaboration with the University and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Eighty students, who upgraded their polytechnic diploma qualifications with a further two years of university study in Singapore, graduated with BEng (Hons) in either Mechatronics or Mechanical Design Engineering this October.

The students studied a similar curriculum as students on campus in Glasgow in the final two years of their BEng degree. In the vacation between the two years of the course, the students visited Glasgow for four weeks and undertook a design project and were introduced to Scottish culture.

The University has been developing collaborations with SIT since 2010 and now offers five undergraduate degree programmes, having started enrolling students for Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Systems and Computing Science programmes in Singapore in 2012.

At the graduation ceremony, the Principal announced the launch of a new programme of postgraduate scholarships to develop the next generation of engineers and computing scientists. The Industrial Postgraduate programme, run in collaboration with theEconomic Development Board of the Singapore Government, will place approximately 50 PhD students over five years with companies based in Singapore. The scheme will offer students the opportunity for postgraduate training in a research and development environment with the aim of extending knowledge exchange and partnership possibilities.

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