Republic Polytechnic unveils new IoT diploma

01 Oct 2017

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    Republic Polytechnic unveils new IoT diploma

  • School of Infocomm, Republic Polytechnic unveils new IoT diploma

    Republic Polytechnic unveils new IoT diploma

RP also inks two new Memoranda of Understandings and opens the IoT Makerspace Lab at IoT industry day.

The event, which was jointly organised by the School of Infocomm (SOI) and the School of Engineering (SEG) and themed around the collaborative internet of things (C-IoT), unveiled several new initiatives designed to nurture the IoT field.

The first was the launch of a new Specialist Diploma in Internet of Things. Aligned with the Singaporean government’s Smart Nation initiative, the 300-hour course aims to equip diploma or degree-level graduates and professionals with advanced integration skills and end-to-end thinking to meet a spectrum of needs across various IoT deployments.

Students will study modules on 3D printing, engineering and programming, and gain hands-on experience with industry-standard technologies, such as specialised sensors. They will also need to design and build prototype smart IoT solutions as part of a capstone project.

Intake for the course commences in October 2017.

In line with its efforts to strengthen the IoT pipeline, RP also signed two Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) with technology services companies Sierra Solutions Pte Ltd and Allin Technologies Pte Ltd. 

The memoranda will provide RP students with more holistic learning experiences and internship and mentorship opportunities for deeper industry immersion, in addition to new scholarships and academic awards.

The partnership will also present RP students and staff alike more opportunities to collaborate with both companies on industry projects and IoT-related research.

In addition, RP and Sierra Solutions will jointly launch the RP-Sierra Healthcare Innovation Lab to develop smart digital health and wellness products.

The Polytechnic also officially opened the IoT Makerspace Lab at the event. A joint venture with element14, the lab aims to help RP staff and students master their IoT skills and knowledge as well as develop innovative interoperable solutions and services in collaboration with various industry partners and stakeholders.

The event also featured a keynote speech by Ms Lee Chein Inn, Deputy Director of the Next Generation Services Development division of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.