DSTA Academy spearheads the transformation of systems engineering education and programme management training to meet the training needs of engineers working in DSTA, MINDEF and the SAF.

DSTA Academy’s courses are tailored to meet the unique local defence capability build up and sustainment requirements which are derived from years of cumulated experience in defence capability development, proven process and based on system life cycle perspective.

The courses are delivered by DSTA’s experienced Programme Managers and Subject Matter Experts. We also leverage the knowledge and insights of our partners from MINDEF and the SAF to bring real and valuable operational experience into the classroom. Besides technical knowledge & procurement processes, project implementation experiences and leadership skills are included in all our courses.

DSTA Academy believes in learning at the speed of business in the digital age. We have broadened the Systems Engineering scope to include new and emerging requirements so that our programme managers are confident in delivering user-centric systems that are data enabled, resilient and cyber-safe by design.

As part of continuous learning, Academy has curated a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) with the technical domain experts in DSTA and developed many e-learning modules for our engineers to learn at their own pace and time.

DSTA Academy also plays a lead role in the curation and publication of professional journals (e.g. DSTA Horizons) to share with the wider community completed innovative engineering projects, systems studies and Systems Engineering methodologies developed by DSTA staff.

President DSTA AcademyDSTA Academy aims to equip Engineering and Scientific Personnel (ESP) with deep professional knowledge necessary to deliver complex systems as well as raise their professional standing in Singapore.

Due to the complexity of defence capability development in Singapore as well as SAF’s unique operational requirements, our ESP must not only be technically competent in their respective professions but they also need to be good systems thinkers and systems engineering practitioners.

We review our programmes and refresh them with new and relevant teaching cases regularly. Lessons learned from projects are incorporated into case studies and shared with our students. To ensure effective learning, we are always seeking out new learning technologies, methodologies and tools to better engage our younger learners.

Academy also promotes a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing. Experienced staff from Academy’s Information Resources Centre (IRC) and Faculty Heads curate useful resources from the web for our lecturers to use and source for external courses to help them improve their lecturing skills and effectiveness in engaging their students.

Tan Yang How
President DSTA Academy

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