18 July 2019
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung recently announced at a work-learn carnival at Nanyang Polytechnic that existing work-study programmes at Singapore’s universities and polytechnics will be expanded.
The Nanyang Technological University will offer six new work-study degrees in areas such as engineering, data science and business analytics in the new academic year for 2019.
Currently, the local universities offer 16 work-study degree programmes.
The polytechnics will roll out another 15 new Earn and Learn programmes (ELP), while the Institute of Technical Education is adding more work-learn technical diploma programmes, which are also a form of ELP, to its current slate of 14.
Students will be selected yearly for the programme after interviews with the universities and employers, and need to maintain an academic grade point average to continue in the programme.