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Professor Chua Kee Chaing

Singapore Institute of Technology

Title: Developing professional engineers through active and authentic learning


As a pioneer in the applied learning pathway in university education in Singapore, SIT’s pedagogy embraces experiential and authentic learning – key ingredients to nurture active, lifelong learners who are able to hit the ground running when they graduate. Our holistic education model not only ensures that we develop graduates with a mastery of deep disciplinary knowledge, but with relevant transferable and inter-disciplinary skills and know-how needed to function effectively and with agility in a fast-changing industry landscape. We have developed new ways to deliver our education programmes that integrate work and study in a symbiotic continuum. I will present details of our pedagogy, using as examples some of our engineering programmes. 


Professor Kee Chaing (KC) Chua currently serves as the 3rd President of the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore’s 5th Autonomous University and 1st University of Applied Learning. He joined SIT in September 2019 as Deputy President (Academic) and Provost and was appointed President on 1 January 2022. Prior to joining SIT, Prof Chua was the 12th Dean of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS).  

Prof Chua’s research interests are in communication networks, including wireless, optical, sensor and underwater networks. He has co-authored more than 200 internationally refereed journal and conference papers, 2 books and 5 patents in these areas. 
Prof Chua is a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He currently serves on the Boards of the Singapore Energy Market Authority and the NUS High School of Math and Science. 

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