Study Engineering in Singapore
Read why Singapore is one of the best places to study engineering in the world.
Singapore’s higher education and research reputation for international students continues to grow and become increasingly prestigious. It has risen to become one of the best places for any international student to study, not just in Asia but in the world. This is particularly marked within the field of engineering.
Both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), feature in the top 50 world QS rankings. NUS are 24th and particularly excel within engineering. In fact it is easily one of the best institutions in the world to study engineering. The school is now ranked within the global top 10 for mechanical, chemical, civil and electrical engineering. NTU also features within the worldwide QS top 50 for engineering. The Singapore University of Technology and Design, developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (the world’s number one ranked university), also has a very strong academic and research reputation for its engineering courses.
Aside from having excellent education and research credentials, Singapore also has a number of other attractions for engineering students. It is one of the world's major commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial center and one of the five busiest ports. Its globalised and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially manufacturing, which accounted for around 30 percent of Singapore's GDP in 2013. Singapore is placed highly in international rankings with regard to education, healthcare, and economic competitiveness. Nearly 5.5 million people live in Singapore (as of end-June 2014), of which well over 2 million are foreign-born.
With its growing and strong economy this small country has a highly developed infrastructure and embraces technology and innovation. Singapore is ranked 2nd out of 144 countries in the Global Information Technology Report 2014. Its economic prosperity is also reflected in its architecture, with incredible brutalist and post-modern skyscrapers, as well as amazing new buildings like the award winning Supreme Court and the Helix bridge.
In terms of industry Singapore is a world leader in a high number of areas. It is one of the world's top three oil-refining centers, the world's largest oil-rig producer, and a major hub for ship repair services.
Singapore is also making major strides in terms of green technology. Singapore has identified the clean energy, water and environment industries as key growth areas. The expected GDP (gross domestic product) contribution of these industries is worth S$3.4 billion (or US$2.6 billion).
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