WDA sets aside $3m for 108 Masters degree scholarships

WDA sets aside $3m for 108 Masters degree scholarships

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has announced scholarships for two part-time Masters degree programmes offered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy.

WDA has set aside a total of $3 million for both Masters degree programmes till 2015. The funding will be used to subsidise 90 per cent of the course fees for Singaporeans under WDA's Skills Training for Excellence Programme (STEP).

The scholarships are targeted at Singaporean Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) who are working in the built environment industry and seeking to upgrade their skills. About 108 Singaporean PMEs are expected to benefit from WDA's STEP scholarships for these two programmes.

They include the Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainable Building Design and the MSc in Facility and Environment Management programmes, which are conducted by the University of Nottingham and University College London, respectively.

The MSc in Sustainable Building Design is an 8-module programme that is designed for students to gain the necessary skills in designing "green" or environmentally sustainable buildings.

While the other is tailored for students to acquire expertise in effective building management and maintenance.

Those interested can visit www.bcaa.edu.sg to find out more and register for the programmes. Registration closes in April 2014 and classes will commence in September 2014.


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