8th Lecture of the IEL Distinguished Speaker Series - 16 April 2015

Mr Tang Kin Fei, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries will present on the topic "Being Future Ready: A corporate prespective. An engineer's perspective."
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Supporting Partner: Engineering Alumni Singapore (EAS)

 

TakeOff 2015 - 15 April 2015

The teams from TechLaunch are now ready to present their business model and proposed products. This is not an academic exercise as teams are prepared to take the potential start-up further! They are looking for investors and partners. Teams will pitch a TAKEOFF! – a platform for teams to pitch their proposals for the first time publically.
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Be a Part of a Start-up Team In a Product Development Lead Role!

We are seeking a resourceful, energetic and committed mechanical engineer to join the SKINetrate start-up team in a product development lead role. Applications open now to 31 Mar 2015.
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Be an IEL Entrepreneur in Residence

We are seeking several real “go-getters” to join start-ups in a ‘co-founder and business lead’ role to execute the company’s vision. Applications open now to 14 Feb 2015.
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A Chat with Prof. JY Pillay, Rector, College of Alice & Peter Tan

The 7th lecture of the IEL Distinguished Speaker Series held on 13 November 2014 featured Professor JY Pillay, Rector, College of Alice & Peter Tan. Structured more like a fireside chat than a public lecture, questions from the floor covered a range of interest areas. A key takeaway from Prof Pillay ... engineers can see both details and the big picture ("the woods and the trees") and hence have the potential to deal with complex problems no matter what fields they are in. read more

TakeOff! With TechLaunch

Graduating teams from the TechLaunch module (Semester 1 AY2014/15) pitched their business ideas and products to potential investors and partners at the TakeOff! platform held on 12 November 2014. Six new start-ups were launched that night. As with all modules conducted by the Enterprise Development Lab, students were immersed in real situations dealing with real technologies from NUS. Supported by mentors and the EDL team, opportunities for students to learn in the real world and to embark on entrepreneurial initiatives abound! Keep up with the latest from the Enterprise Development Lab at this link.

InnoVenture 2014 - IdeaLaunch

InnoVenture is the Technopreneurship competition of the Faculty of Engineering requiring students to solve real-life engineering problems provided by real companies. On the 17th of October teams had 1 minute during the Idea Launch Awards Ceremony to present their solutions to distinguished guests, industry partners and fellow
InnoVenturers. Teams stood to earn the chance to be awarded a Prototyping Grant and bring their ideas further along.Catch up with what’s happening InnoVenture 2014 at link.

Sharing Sessions with Engineer Leaders

IEL partnered the Division of Engineering & Technology Management to establish a new module for undergraduates "Experience Engineering Leadership". Special sharing sessions held in UTown on Saturday mornings provided opportunities for the students to interact with engineer leaders from diverse fields. Speakers included Mr. Tan Gee Paw (Chairman, PUB), Mr. Choo Chiau Beng (Senior Advisor, Keppel), serial entrepreneur Mr. Darius Cheung, Ms. Hannah Leong, President of Engineers Without Borders Asia, and Mr. Allan Lim founder of Alpha Biofuels, ComCrop and the Living! Project community. More on the “Experience Engineering Leadership” module at this link.

New Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs Programme

NUS Biomedical Engineering Department in collaboration with the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has launched a joint Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs (MDRA) Programme. read more

This Graduate Certificate is administered by the Office of Professional Engineering & Executive Education (OPE³), NUS. More Information can be found at this link.

Lapner-X wins a shot at developing a market-ready product

Team Lapner-X, which devised a cost-effective prototype offering simulation of the keyhole surgery process as well as feedback on the student's performance, won this year's InnoVenture Challenge organised by NUS' Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL).
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University students get creative in addressing practical problems

Seven finalist teams showcased their solutions to real-life industry problems at the inaugural InnoVenture Challenge which was organised by the Institute for Engineering Leadership at NUS. read more

NUS researchers develop tele-rehabilitation system

HomeRehab is a start-up leveraging on this exciting new technology. The start-up team graduated from TechLaunch 2013, a module conducted by NUS’ Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL). The team aims to revolutionize the physiotherapy industry by enabling therapists to see 3x more patients and speeding their recovery. read more

NUS students solve real-life industry problems

IT’S “D-Day” for some 160 NUS students at the NUS University Town taking part in InnoVenture Challenge’s Demo Day on 24 March. Seven teams showcased their solutions to real-life industry problems identified by Housing and Development Board, Nestle, JTC Corporation and National University Hospital. read more

Putting back the bounce in manufacturing

There may be some truth in people coming up with great solutions only when it is almost too late. But it is better to have prescience and take action early. Reacting quickly is important, said Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge at the Q&A session of his public lecture organised by the Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL) at the NUS Faculty of Engineering. read more

The InnoVenture ideas launch: design, create, disrupt!

Halloween Day (31st October) was a scare-fest in more ways than one for student teams competing in the Faculty of Engineering’s inaugural InnoVenture 2013, a Technopreneurship Learning Platform for students by students. read more

EQ bootcamp for engineering

A group of NUS engineering students spent the first Saturday of the recess week taking a dive into aspects of emotional intelligence (EQ). Through short lecture sessions and numerous activities, students were introduced to a framework structured on understanding and taking action along three important pursuits: Self-awareness, Self-management and Self-direction read more

A to Z of Oil & Gas to Petrochemicals

Dates: 21 to 22 April 2015

Now in its 8th year, this programme will be of value to both technical and non-technical participants. A complete and holistic programme, \"A - Z of Oil & Gas to Petrochemicals\" will cover the entire system of the hydrocarbon value chain, from oil and natural gas production to valorisation into refinery products and petrochemicals. Participants will gain a perspective of how one part is linked to the rest of the system. Technological & business trends and economics of the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry will also be covered. At the end of the programme, participants working either upstream or downstream of the system, will be able to identify, analyse and articulate technological considerations and the opportunities & economic perspectives in the hydrocarbon value chain.

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Human Factors Engineering & Ergonomics

Dates: 29 - 30 April 2015

This programme teaches technologists to design systems that take advantage of what humans are good at versus machines.

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Structural Concrete Design to Eurocode 2

Dates: 25 to 26 May 2015

This 2-day programme is aimed at providing the participants with the knowledge and skill in designing concrete structures to Eurocode 2 (EC2) provisions. The programme covers the basis of design, design for action effects, structural detailing, design for second-order effects in compressive members, and design using strut-and-tie models. It would be of interest to both practicing engineers and academic members in Singapore and the neighbouring countries, where the Eurocodes are replacing the British Standards in design practices.

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Advanced Technologies for Small and Broadband Antennae

Dates: 17 to 19 June 2015

Many technologies have been developed for designing small and broadband antennae for devices in mobile communications, radar systems and imaging systems. With the rapid development of wireless technology, the practical wireless system design of miniaturised and wireband antennae have increasingly become challenging. This programme is designed to update the latest progress in the development of technologies for miniaturisation and broadbanding of antennae and arrays, starting with a review of the evolution of technologies followed by an introduction of the state-of-the-art technologies. The lecture is conducted with design examples in practical applications, a majority of which have been recently developed by the speaker and his R&D team.

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Airfield Pavement Engineering

Dates: 29 June, 3, 6 and 10 July 2015

Planning, design, construction and maintenance of airfield pavements, monitoring of aircraft-pavement interactions, and safety and impact assessment of aircraft operations on airfields require specialized knowledge. Such knowledge and appreciation is important to achieve efficient, safe and cost-effective airfield operations of aircraft. This programme is aimed at civil engineers, airport and airfield contractors and consultants who wish to acquire specialised knowledge in airfield engineering; and airport and airfield maintenance professionals, who already have working experience in airfield and aircraft operations, and wish to deepen their understanding of the principles and basics of airfield planning and design, the engineering of airfield pavement construction, materials selection and maintenance, the concepts of airfield pavement performance evaluation and prediction, the safety implications and environmental impacts of airfield operations, the mechanisms of interactions between aircraft and airfield pavement, the processes of airfield pavement deterioration and failures, and the rationales of airfield maintenance and rehabilitation treatments. The new FAA airfield pavement design method will be discussed.

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Technology Venture Funding - Venture Capital & Private Equity

Dates: TBC

This programme aims to introduce the concept of venture capital and private equity funding in supporting promising technology businesses from start-up to public listing. Case studies of technology ventures in USA, China and also Singapore will be covered to illustrate the venture funding process, the evaluation criteria, deal structuring, the term sheets, due diligence, the investment agreements and exit strategy.

Principles and Applications of EN Standards on Concrete & Concrete Constituent Materials

Dates: TBC

This series of workshops provides an introduction into the new approach adopted in SS EN standards and the guidance in Singapore National Annexes for specific applications. Where appropriate, the difference between the existing practices and the new approach will be highlighted.

Realising Economic Potential from Low-Value Biomass

Dates: TBC

Today, besides the production of oil, little industrial use is made of kernel cakes and of residual biomass which are mostly used as feed or for heat production. The palm oil industry produces hugh amounts of biomass that can be applied in the production of value-added chemicals, materials (polymers) and fuels. Not only can these generate substantial economic returns but would ultimately be more sustainable. Starting with an overview of palm oil production in Asia, and the resultant waste produced, participants will then go deeper into understanding and assessing the potential production & economic returns that can be created from value-added chemicals, materials and fuels derived from biomass, and how existing palm oil production plants can be retrofitted with bio-refineries to achieve this end. At the end of the programme, participants should be able to identify routes and technologies for the economic realisation of residual biomass from palm tree growing and palm oil production.

8th Lecture of the Distinguished Speaker Series -

Being Future Ready: A corporate perspective. An engineer's perspective.

By Mr. Tang Kin Fei, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries

Date: 16 April 2015

Sembcorp Industries is a leading energy, water and marine group with operations across 15 countries. The group’s vision and next phase of growth: being a truly global company. What capabilities and talent are required of a global company? And how is Sembcorp preparing itself for this future? Mr Tang Kin Fei shares the group’s strategy and tactics for growth and long-term sustainability, and how a foundation in engineering helps one to be future ready.

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Advanced Technologies for Small and Broadband Antennae

Dates: 17 - 19 June 2015

Many technologies have been developed for designing small and broadband antennae for devices in mobile communications, radar systems and imaging systems. With the rapid development of wireless technology, the practical wireless system design of miniaturised and wireband antennae have increasingly become challenging. This programme is designed to update the latest progress in the development of technologies for miniaturisation and broadbanding of antennae and arrays, starting with a review of the evolution of technologies followed by an introduction of the state-of-the-art technologies. The lecture is conducted with design examples in practical applications, a majority of which have been recently developed by the speaker and his R&D team.

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Airfield Pavement Engineering

Dates: 29 June, 3, 6 and 10 July 2015

Planning, design, construction and maintenance of airfield pavements, monitoring of aircraft-pavement interactions, and safety and impact assessment of aircraft operations on airfields require specialized knowledge. Such knowledge and appreciation is important to achieve efficient, safe and cost-effective airfield operations of aircraft. This programme is aimed at civil engineers, airport and airfield contractors and consultants who wish to acquire specialised knowledge in airfield engineering; and airport and airfield maintenance professionals, who already have working experience in airfield and aircraft operations, and wish to deepen their understanding of the principles and basics of airfield planning and design, the engineering of airfield pavement construction, materials selection and maintenance, the concepts of airfield pavement performance evaluation and prediction, the safety implications and environmental impacts of airfield operations, the mechanisms of interactions between aircraft and airfield pavement, the processes of airfield pavement deterioration and failures, and the rationales of airfield maintenance and rehabilitation treatments. The new FAA airfield pavement design method will be discussed.

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