30 March 2022
The Ministry of Defence and Nanyang Technological University have launched a new Digital Work-Learn Scheme to train selected full-time national servicemen in the area of digital defence.
The NSFs participating in the scheme will serve as digital specialists under the Singapore Armed Forces’s newly established Digital and Intelligence Service (DIS) for four years. They will develop artificial intelligence applications and perform software engineering tasks in support of real-world military operations.
These servicemen can take up modules to earn academic credits that count towards getting a degree in data science and AI, computer science or computer engineering. They will attend classes at NTU for one semester every year to prepare them for their roles in operational units.