THE National University of Singapore (NUS) and PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to develop Human Capital in advanced port technologies and intelligent systems to support the growth of the port industry.
The new Tuas port will leverage automation technologies and intelligent interconnected systems to enhance terminal productivity and optimise processes. To build up the competencies required, PSA will jointly develop curriculum and programmes with NUS Engineering and the NUS School of Computing, where students will have opportunities to advance their knowledge in a wide range of areas, including data analytics, cyber security, automation and intelligent systems. Problem statements and case studies provided by PSA will help NUS students better understand how new technologies and intelligent systems are applied to modern port operations and equipment. In addition, PSA will provide and strengthen its support for NUS’ Global Engineering Programme, Innovation and Design-Centric Programme, and Co-Operative Education Programme.
Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, said, “NUS is pleased to partner PSA to jointly develop manpower and capabilities relevant to the port and maritime industry. Our students could develop competencies in port operations and management through a combination of classroom learning – in the form of case studies and problem statements from PSA – and hands-on experience, for instance through internships and industry projects. Our faculty members would leverage NUS’ broad base of research strengths to co-create innovative solutions with PSA staff to address critical challenges confronting ports of the 21st century. I am confident that this synergistic partnership will further strengthen Singapore’s position as a global maritime hub.”