RSAF, UniSIM And ERAU Establish Partnership On Continuing Education

  1. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SIM University (UniSIM) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) at the Air Force Training Command (AFTC) this afternoon. This MoU is part of RSAF’s continuing education programme to develop its personnel professionally and academically. 
     
  2. Under the MoU signed by the Chief of Air Force, Major General (MG) Ng Chee Meng, President of UniSIM, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat and Vice President & Chief Academic Officer of ERAU, Dr John Watret, RSAF personnel studying at UniSIM who have attended relevant training courses in AFTC will be granted credit exemptions. RSAF personnel have a choice of three programmes: UniSIM-ERAU’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance, UniSIM-ERAU’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration and UniSIM’s Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems. RSAF personnel who enrol in the UniSIM-ERAU programmes will graduate with dual degrees, one each from UniSIM and ERAU. This MoU is an extension of the existing cooperation between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and UniSIM, established through the MoU on Strategic Partnership on Continuing Education signed in February 2009. 
     
  3. As the only Singapore tertiary institution dedicated to working adults, UniSIM is well-suited to provide degree programmes for RSAF personnel who can take advantage of the university’s modular and flexible learning approach to balance work with academic pursuits. 
     
  4. The other academic partner – ERAU – is the world’s leading aviation and aerospace university based in the United States. Founded in 1925, it is the largest accredited aviation-oriented university in the world. In 2010, ERAU partnered with UniSIM – its first Asian university partner – to offer its degrees in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Business Administration. 
     
  5. Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Chief of Air Force, Major-General Ng said, "The continuing education partnership with UniSIM and Embry-Riddle will serve as a platform for our people to continuously upgrade themselves, and match the RSAF’s organisational goals to their personal ambitions."
     
  6. UniSIM President, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat adds: "This MoU with RSAF is an extension, and signifies the success, of our existing partnership with the SAF. We are pleased to bring our partnership with ERAU to our men and women in the RSAF. I am confident this collaboration will help nurture a core pool of leadership talents and professionals and further increase the competencies of our modern air force."
      
  7. Embry-Riddle Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Dr John Watret commented, "We are very happy to be taking this important step to expand aviation and aerospace opportunities to RSAF personnel just as we do for thousands of US military personnel."
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  1. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SIM University (UniSIM) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) at the Air Force Training Command (AFTC) this afternoon. This MoU is part of RSAF’s continuing education programme to develop its personnel professionally and academically. 
     
  2. Under the MoU signed by the Chief of Air Force, Major General (MG) Ng Chee Meng, President of UniSIM, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat and Vice President & Chief Academic Officer of ERAU, Dr John Watret, RSAF personnel studying at UniSIM who have attended relevant training courses in AFTC will be granted credit exemptions. RSAF personnel have a choice of three programmes: UniSIM-ERAU’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance, UniSIM-ERAU’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration and UniSIM’s Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems. RSAF personnel who enrol in the UniSIM-ERAU programmes will graduate with dual degrees, one each from UniSIM and ERAU. This MoU is an extension of the existing cooperation between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and UniSIM, established through the MoU on Strategic Partnership on Continuing Education signed in February 2009. 
     
  3. As the only Singapore tertiary institution dedicated to working adults, UniSIM is well-suited to provide degree programmes for RSAF personnel who can take advantage of the university’s modular and flexible learning approach to balance work with academic pursuits. 
     
  4. The other academic partner – ERAU – is the world’s leading aviation and aerospace university based in the United States. Founded in 1925, it is the largest accredited aviation-oriented university in the world. In 2010, ERAU partnered with UniSIM – its first Asian university partner – to offer its degrees in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Business Administration. 
     
  5. Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Chief of Air Force, Major-General Ng said, "The continuing education partnership with UniSIM and Embry-Riddle will serve as a platform for our people to continuously upgrade themselves, and match the RSAF’s organisational goals to their personal ambitions."
     
  6. UniSIM President, Professor Cheong Hee Kiat adds: "This MoU with RSAF is an extension, and signifies the success, of our existing partnership with the SAF. We are pleased to bring our partnership with ERAU to our men and women in the RSAF. I am confident this collaboration will help nurture a core pool of leadership talents and professionals and further increase the competencies of our modern air force."
      
  7. Embry-Riddle Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Dr John Watret commented, "We are very happy to be taking this important step to expand aviation and aerospace opportunities to RSAF personnel just as we do for thousands of US military personnel."
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