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MDIS Partners with University of Plymouth, UK to offer New Industry 4.0 Degree in Robotics Technology.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, disruption is an inescapable and growing challenge for all industries. In a nutshell, the Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to how technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things are merging with humans’ physical lives. Think of voice-activated assistants, facial ID recognition or digital health-care sensors. Innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) application such as data analytics, machine learning, chatbots and facial recognition have not only been utilised for diagnosis but also for contact tracing and vaccine development. Such technologies had not only aided the control of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also helped to curb its worst effects. These technological changes are drastically altering how individuals, companies and governments operate, ultimately leading to a societal transformation similar to previous industrial revolutions.

There are four main components of the industry which are Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Smart Factory, and Internet of Services. Despite uncertainties of the global economy, the demand for significant upskilling of the workforce in the industries remain positive and to support the growing demand of skilled-based resources, MDIS leads the way to be the first private education institute to introduce a new programme – Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Robotics Technology. The programme covers all the main components of industry revolution. Students will be trained on high level robotics, including mobile and humanoid automation, and also focus on the electronics and hardware that support industrial and service robotics is complemented by the hands-on approach.

To enhance student learning experience, MDIS has invested in a new Smart Manufacturing system for students to have the aforementioned hands-on approach and practical to prepare them for the industry. This manufacturing system is fully automated with an integrated industrial grade robot arm by Omron. The system can communicate with user in real time where user will be able to control the system remotely as well as input recommendation to the system. With this, students will be able to design and innovate their own systems and are job ready upon graduation.

Source: The robot arm is a commercial product from Omron

Dr Tham Yieng Wei, MDIS School of Engineering’s Head says: “Disruption is inevitable, knowledge is undisruptable!” The University of Plymouth Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Robotics Technologies is carefully designed and finely structured and ensure learners moves gradually from a taught-based approach in the first two years to a project-based approach in the final year, with the aim to encourage and support students to develop a self-motivated learning attitude and self-management skills, such as working effectively under time and resource constraints.

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About MDIS

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd which oversees its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd which focuses on MDIS’ globalisation strategy.

MDIS offers internationally-accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion and Design, Health and Nursing, Information Technology, Languages and Education, Life Sciences, Media and Communications, Psychology, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Safety and Environmental Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with renowned universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

MDIS is EduTrust certified, attesting to its exemplary education and business excellence standards. The institute was first awarded the certification in 2010 – subsequently renewed for four years in 2014 and 2018. MDIS was also one of the first Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

The institute achieved a double win at the Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA); it was one of four winners as well as the overall winner of the SPBA – Heritage Brands 2018. In 2017, MDIS was ranked 4th for the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions in spurring Singapore’s economy.

Continuing with its long-standing tradition of giving back to society, the MDIS Education Trust Fund (inaugurated in 1999) supports deserving students facing financial difficulties in pursuing their education in Singapore. To date, MDIS has awarded more than 8,000 scholarships and bursaries totalling over S$6 million. The institute also actively supports several charities and provides community assistance, in reaching out to the young, elderly, and disabled.

Equally vested in corporate-level training, MDIS’ corporate training arm, the Management Development and Consultancy, was set up in 1995 to cater to the training needs of the workforce. In 2014, MDIS acquired the Service Quality Centre to diversify its offerings in training solutions – in its endeavour to be a premium provider of training solutions in the region.

Apart from the main Singapore campus, MDIS has international campuses in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as well as in Johor, Malaysia. MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.


About University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation. It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With over 19,000 students, and a further 9,500 studying for Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 130,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence.

Plymouth University scores well in law, psychology, geographical sciences, computing (including digital media) and computer science, fine art and art history.

  • Ranked 60th in the Guardian Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 77th in the Complete University Guide 2020
  • Ranked 101–150th in the THE Young University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked 126-150th in THE European Teaching Rankings 2019
  • Top 10 UK Young University in the 2019 THE Young University Rankings
  • 23 National Teaching Fellowships in HE since 2000
  • The 1st university to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 – Silver
  • Whatuni Student Choice Awards: 4th in the international category in 2018


Press release distributed by EloQ Communications.

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