Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has got an approval for setting up a new engineering teaching and research centre for the institute. The engineering facility will also include a new centre named Institute of Industrial Digitalisation, Robotics and Automation which will be designed with the challenges of the current industry in mind.
Aim for development of new engineering facility
It is due to be completed by the academic year 2019-20, the teaching and research centre has been set up with an aim to facilitate a culture of innovation and excellence to support project-based, industry-focused and highly-rated research. The facility will include engineering laboratories, workshops and studios alongside flexible learning spaces with specialist equipment, as well as facilities for commercial R&D.
“We want to create inspirational, state-of-the-art facilities that will inspire staff and students and also demonstrate our commitment to be a major player in the STEM education of engineers,” said Professor Mary O’Neill, Dean of Nottingham Trent’s School of Science and Technology. He also added that this development will facilitate a culture of innovation and excellence to support project-based, industry-focused learning and highly-rated research.
The people at NTU believe that this new engineering facility will enable them to be at the heart of developments in the emerging Industry agenda in terms of education and skill training. In addition to that, it will aid in knowledge transfer, development and research.NTU is concerned about the gap which is present in between the skills acquired in University education and required in modern industry. The teaching facility aims to address this skill gap to play a major role in training current and future workers with digitisation skills required in the next Industrial Revolution.
With its new facilities, the faculty believe they will give their researchers all the tools needed to develop new technologies and their students will get everything they need to learn how to engineer a better world.