Goh Yong Han

Leonard Chia Goh Yong Han
Head Course Development
DSTA Academy


As Head Course Development at DSTA Academy, Yong Han develops and plans the curriculum for DSTA Academy’s courses and delivers lectures on Systems Engineering and Project Management.

Yong Han sees his role as one involved in developing young engineers and programme managers in their project management and technical competencies.

To better engage the course participants, he attained the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment to upgrade his skills and knowledge in adult learning andragogy, instructional design, curriculum development as well as facilitation techniques.

Prior to joining DSTA Academy, he was a Senior Principal Engineer with DSTA’s Naval Systems Programme Centre, where he focused on underwater and unmanned systems.

In his career spanning more than twenty years, he has worked on the Challenger-class submarine upgrade, undertaken defence research and development at DSO National Laboratories, managed research and technology projects at MINDEF, and led the Mine Countermeasure Vessel upgrade programme.