Siemens and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to train future engineers and strengthen the collaboration between industry and university in the area of Digitalization and Advanced Manufacturing.
Digitalization is key to increasing productivity and competitiveness in the manufacturing industries. It is also creating completely new business and growth opportunities for companies, as well as new jobs. The Siemens-SIT collaboration aims to train and nurture talents who will be ready for this evolving job landscape.
The agreement covers three areas:
i. Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP)
Two academics and/or professional officers from SIT will undergo SMSCP’s Level 3 instructor certification course in Berlin, Germany, at Siemens Technik Akademie; and thereafter, explore the implementation of the SMSCP Level 3 to complement existing modules within the relevant undergraduate and Continuing Education and Training programs.
The SIT instructors will be the first in Southeast Asia to receive the SMSCP Level 3 instructor certification.
SMSCP is a highly-effective and comprehensive training program in which students learn about the complexities of the mechatronic system in a holistic fashion, as opposed to traditional methods of teaching in which students learn about electrical, mechanical and computer technologies separately from one another.
A SMSCP Level 3 Mechatronic Professional will be a skilled designer of and expert on complex machines that require multiple technologies to function.
ii. Licensed Software Agreement
Siemens will grant 70 licensed software and maintenance to SIT. The software will be used for training in relevant engineering degree programs such as Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Engineering and Systems Engineering, to expose the students to the concept of Advanced Manufacturing, and to provide them with real-world experience by employing the same software and technology used by leading manufacturers.
The software are:
- NX™ Software - an integrated product design solution;
- Tecnomatix® – a digital manufacturing solution that synchronizes product engineering, manufacturing engineering and production;
- LMS™ – a simulation software for model-based systems engineering
Head: Clarissa Haller
iii. Mid-Term Scholarship
Siemens will offer one mid-term scholarship per year to an SIT student pursuing a degree program relevant to the fields of Digitalization and Advanced Manufacturing. The selection of the candidate will be a joint-process between Siemens and SIT.
"The digitalization of the manufacturing industry is significantly changing the industrial and job landscape. As a world leader in developing and producing the most advanced engineering technologies to improve lives and impact society, we deem it important to help train and equip a new generation of human capital for this evolving landscape," commented Dr Armin Bruck, President and CEO of Siemens Pte Ltd. "SIT, with its vision of being a leader in innovative learning, and mission of nurturing individuals who build on their talents to impact society meaningfully, is a perfect partner for this."
"It is vital for our workforce to be in tune with the continuously changing skill sets required by industry. Through our applied learning pedagogy and tight nexus with industry, SIT is committed to delivering specialized degree programs with strong industry focus to meet the local manpower and industry demands. Our students and staff will benefit through this partnership, leveraging off the expertise of a global technology powerhouse like Siemens to support their development in Digitalization and Advanced Manufacturing. This will enhance our students' learning experience while preparing them for successful careers ahead," said Professor Loh Han Tong, Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, SIT.