The University of Manchester is to partner with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to offer an industry led MSc in Project Management, a qualification which was developed in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company.
This will extend the global network of world class academic institutions offering the qualification and enable the development of specialist skills required by Singapore’s high tech aerospace industry.
The MSc in Project Management is currently delivered by the University of Manchester (UK) and Penn State University (USA). The addition of NTU will create a truly global network of institutions offering this qualification, which emphasises professional development and allows students to study, while continuing to work and deliver projects. NTU will begin admitting students for this MSc in 2012.
Jonathan Asherson, Rolls-Royce, Regional Director – South East Asia, said: “Rolls-Royce is committed to Singapore and we are making significant investment in new, advanced manufacturing facilities. This MSc will help to ensure that we have the world class skills we need. It will also help Singapore to capitalise on its outstanding skills base and to remain at the cutting edge of aerospace engineering.”
The establishment of this qualification is an important milestone in the expansion of Rolls-Royce activities in Singapore. It will help to ensure the right skill levels are developed to support the high value activities Rolls-Royce will undertake at its 154,000 square meter state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Campus in Seletar Aerospace Park.
President of NTU, Professor Bertil Andersson at NTU said: "NTU’s collaboration with Rolls-Royce to develop this unique project management programme is a recognition of the university’s strengths in engineering and innovation, and the expert knowledge that we can provide in the areas of project management, systems and aerospace engineering. We foresee that the MSc in Project Management will help fill a gap in the professional training required for Singapore’s high tech aerospace industry and among the first to benefit will be Rolls-Royce, its partners and associates in South East Asia.”
NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), has well established expertise in project management and runs the only Aerospace Degree Programme in Singapore, which was launched in 2005. It also has an on-going postgraduate programme in Systems and Project Management.