Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has unveiled a state-of-the-art Robotics Solutions Development Centre (RSDC), in partnership with ShenHao (Singapore), to promote engineering knowledge and skills in emerging technologies. As the first local Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore to collaborate with ShenHao, SP aims to enhance the learning experience and research contributions of its staff, students, and adult learners.
The RSDC serves as a platform for knowledge exchange between academia and industry, providing access to cutting-edge equipment and expert insights. SP staff, students, and learners will have the opportunity to explore the latest robotics and automation technologies through visits to ShenHao’s global facilities. Collaborating with experts from ShenHao, they will also develop tailored AI-driven robotic solutions to address the specific needs of local and regional industries.
Approximately 300 Pre-Employment Training students from SP’s Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Diploma in Engineering with Business courses, as well as 40 Continuing Education & Training learners, are expected to benefit from the RSDC annually. With Singapore’s focus on Industry 4.0 and the increasing demand for robotics and automation, SP graduates equipped with modern technical skills will enhance industry competitiveness, while the institution’s staff will be well-prepared to support industries in this transition.
In addition to the RSDC launch, the Regional Industry Networking Conference (RINC) 2023 announced several partnerships to foster international collaborations and sustainability efforts. These include a Memorandum of Cooperation with Politeknik Negeri Batam (Indonesia) and Memoranda of Understanding with Sunway University (Malaysia) and Chongqing University (China). These partnerships will provide SP students with overseas exposure and cross-border education opportunities to tackle sustainability challenges globally.
By aligning with esteemed institutions like Sunway University and Chongqing University, SP aims to equip its staff and students with the necessary expertise to assist companies worldwide in leveraging technology for sustainable innovation. Collaboration with Politeknik Negeri Batam will strengthen the understanding and application of technology in real-world scenarios, enhancing students’ readiness for future roles.
Q: What is the purpose of the Robotics Solutions Development Centre (RSDC) at Singapore Polytechnic?
A: The RSDC aims to promote engineering knowledge and skills in emerging technologies, specifically in the areas of robotics and automation.
Q: How many students are expected to benefit from the RSDC annually?
A: Approximately 300 Pre-Employment Training students and 40 Continuing Education & Training learners are expected to benefit from the RSDC per academic year.
Q: What international partnerships were announced at the Regional Industry Networking Conference (RINC) 2023?
A: The partnerships include a Memorandum of Cooperation with Politeknik Negeri Batam (Indonesia) and Memoranda of Understanding with Sunway University (Malaysia) and Chongqing University (China).