Jobscentral Learning T.E.D. Awards 2019 Spotlight

PSB Academy, School of Engineering and Technology

PSB Academy's School of Engineering and Technology was doubly honoured at the Jobscentral Learning Training and Education Development (T.E.D.) Awards 2019 in the Higher Education category, as it won both for Computer Science / IT and Engineering.

For Dr Liau Vui Kien, Head of School of Engineering and Technology, this award meant greater public exposure, and a chance to show more people the quality education PSB Academy offers.

"People may not know (as much) about the private education institutes in Singapore," he elaborated. "So we really appreciate the organisers of the T.E.D. Awards, because it really creates awareness, that we can also provide good training and education to the public."

In IT & Computer Science, PSB Academy has a programme for every level of study. It offers Certificates or Diplomas in Infocomm Technology to GCE 'O' Level and 'A' Level graduates respectively, introducing them to computer and operating systems, software engineering and programming. For those already involved in the industry, or polytechnic diploma holders, it offers a Bachelor's in IT or Science from UK or Australian university partners.

In this way, PSB Academy is proud to assert that all its programmes equip graduates with the necessary skills to thrive in the fast-paced IT industry.

"Our school focuses on student experience," Dr Liau elaborates. "So to us, we ensure every student that comes to us, we can guarantee them a good job, good career development, and also lifelong learning, to make them successful in their career. That is one of the main focuses of our education."

Student employability is of paramount importance to PSB Academy. It offers career services in and out of faculty, as well as workshops, career fairs and short term projects with industry partners. These efforts have paid off, and in 2018, greater than 8 in 10 PSB Academy graduates found employment within six months of graduation; and close to 6 in 10 graduates said their course enhanced workforce skills.