Engineering is Fun!
Engineering is an exciting profession that helps to change and improve our world. Engineers can create visionary and imaginative solutions to the challenges facing the world. Actually, if everything that engineers have given us was taken away, we would end up with a pretty dull and boring life. The recently revamped NUS Engineering programme provides students with lots of exciting opportunities. Besides the flexible and broad-based curriculum which allows students to tailor specific sets of courses and projects that would prepare them for careers in a multitude of exciting areas, students have the opportunity to take part in a host of special enhancement programmes. These programmes aim to provide opportunities for our engineering students to participate and experience the manifold facets of industry and business in the global market place – from R&D, design, manufacturing, and intellectual property generation and protection, to starting a new technology-based business. Also, besides the exciting projects, including building robots, designing structures and etc, that characterize our engineering programs, many of our students participate in national & international competitions (please see http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/news/index.php?cat=3).
Our students not only make their mark at national and international events, but they also apply their engineering knowledge to help others. For example, once a year, a group of Civil Engineering students go overseas to remote villages for about a month during their vacations to carry out projects which are beneficial to the villagers. So far, the students have been to Hainan Islands, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.