Republic Polytechnic unveils initiatives to enhance IoT talent pipeline

At Republic Polytechnic’s Internet of Things (IoT) Industry Day, co-organised by the School of Infocomm (SOI) and School of Engineering (SEG), the school will unveiled a number of initiatives designed to nurture current and future professionals in the field of IoT – an important component in Singapore’s vision of becoming a Smart Nation, and for the transformation of businesses.

Among the initiatives announced is the Specialist Diploma in Internet of Things, co-created by RP’s SOI and SEG. The course allows professionals to deep dive into IoT, which requires advanced integration skills and end-to-end thinking. The course is also designed to equip diploma or degree-level graduates and professionals with advanced integration skills and end-to-end thinking to meet a spectrum of needs across various IoT deployments.

Participants will gain hands-on experience with industry standard technologies such as specialised sensors, and exposure to industry projects on IoT, especially in smart city applications. Upon completion of the programme, participants will be well placed to effectively apply and use a range of IoT technologies. These include the development of IoT solutions that apply data analytics, cloud computing, big data and machine learning, as well as the ability to design, build and test a complete IoT solution, and more.

Registration for the course is now open until July, and intake begins in October 2017.

Memoranda of Understanding with Sierra Solutions and Allin Technologies

In line with its efforts to strengthen the IoT pipeline, RP will also be signing two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with technology services companies Sierra Solutions Pte Ltd and Allin Technologies Pte Ltd. Students will benefit from enriched learning experiences through a range of internship and mentorship opportunities, academic awards and scholarships. Students and staff will also have opportunities to collaborate with both companies on industry projects and research related to IoT.

RP-Sierra Healthcare Innovation Lab

In addition, RP and Sierra Solutions will jointly develop the RP-Sierra Healthcare Innovation Lab for the purpose of product development activities in Digital Health and Wellness related projects. Such activities include staff consultancy, research and development and students’ final year projects.

Launch of IoT Makerspace Lab with element14

Meanwhile, the IoT Makerspace Lab is now officially opento students and staff. The IoT Makerspace Lab will facilitate development of RP staff and students’ IoT capabilities by deepening collaboration with industry partners in innovation for interoperable solutions and services. The lab will enable organisations and stakeholders from various industries to experience IoT in action and achieve breakthrough thinking.