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Full-time degree courses for UniSIM students

Details of UniSIM's new programmes are not finalised

Full-time degree courses for UniSIM students

Prof Cheong said details of UniSIM's new programmes are not finalised. -- ST PHOTO

STUDENTS who apply to the new full-time degree programmes at SIM University (UniSIM) will be able to choose between day and evening classes.

The programmes will be designed to be modular to facilitate interaction between the university's younger students in the new programme, and older students in its part-time courses, said UniSIM president Cheong Hee Kiat.

Since it started in 2006, the privately-owned UniSIM has offered only part-time degree courses for working adults, but soon they will also have publicly funded, full-time degree programmes.

These and other details about UniSIM's plans were announced at a press conference held yesterday at the Ministry of Education's headquarters in Buona Vista.

The news follows Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's announcement on Sunday that the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and UniSIM will be Singapore's fifth and sixth universities.

Together, the two schools will add the bulk of the 3,000 extra university places every year.

Senior Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong, who headed the committee to look into expanding university places, said at the press conference that UniSIM was selected for its "strong industry linkages" and good track record.

He said that there were advantages to using both SIT and UniSIM to spearhead the new applied degree model.

The minister said that SIT's strengths lie in science and technology areas, whereas UniSIM's strengths were in non-science and technology fields, such as logistics and supply-chain management.

Professor Cheong said it would take time to finalise details of its new full-time programmes, but that the university would adopt an open admission policy that takes into account work experience and talents.

A prospective student should also show passion for the fields that they wish to study besides having good grades, he added.

UniSIM currently offers 55 academic programmes to more than 12,000 students.

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