SIM To Double Its Campus Size By 2014

Completion of Phase One - SIM HQ Annex Building

 
  1. The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One of its Campus Development Master Plan. Phase One, which is an annex building adjacent to its existing HQ building at Clementi, will be officially launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on 16 March 2012.
     
  2. The launch will be witnessed by Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman of SIM Governing Council; Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chancellor and Chairman of SIM University; and Mr Richard Eu, Chairman of Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd Board of Directors.
 

Strong Growth in Student Population

 
  1. The SIM Campus Development Master Plan, which cost $300 million and expected to be completed by 2014, comprises two phases. Upon full completion, it will render an additional 63,000 square meters of space, more than double its current campus, thus consolidating its position as the largest private tertiary institution in Singapore, both in terms of total campus size and student enrolment.
     
  2. SIM moved into its current HQ building1 in 2001 with a student enrolment of over 14,000. Since then, SIM’s student population has ballooned to more than 31,500.
     
  3. The expanded campus will cater primarily to the growing needs of SIM University (UniSIM), an entity under the SIM Group. As the only local private tertiary institution permitted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to award its own degrees, UniSIM plays a unique role in catering to the tertiary education and lifelong learning needs of working adults. Offering over 50 programmes from four schools, its range of relevant and recognised graduate and post-graduate degree programmes offered through a flexible mode of study is fast gaining popularity with working adults who are looking for higher qualifications, career advancement or self-fulfillment.
     
  4. With the added incentive of an MOE subsidy of up to 55% for its students, UniSIM has seen a substantial jump in its enrolment. It now has over 12,000 students, compared to 8,000 in 2007. This number is expected to grow to 14,000 by 2015 as continuing education and training continues to play a pivotal role in Singapore’s economic growth. 
     
  5. The expanded campus will also cater to the growing student population of SIM Global Education (SIM GE), another entity under the SIM Group. SIM GE offers degree programmes through its 13 international partner universities such as University of London and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). SIM GE’s enrolment is expected to grow steadily as more fresh school leavers aspire to obtain a degree.
     
  6. SIM’s plan to increase its campus size is thus made to cater to existing needs as well as in anticipation of the steady growth in its student population as it looks forward to playing a greater role as a leading higher education and lifelong learning institute.
     
  7. Speaking on the occasion, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Patron of SIM University said: ‘The growth of the SIM campus bears testimony to the institution’s success in meeting Singapore’s growing demand for professionals, managers and executives. SIM University plays a distinct role as a private university dedicated to making higher education accessible to working adults.’’
  

SIM Campus Development Master Plan — Phase One — Completed

 
  1. The concept behind the SIM Campus Development Master Plan is that of a learning environment with the campus as the “third teacher” to enhance learning beyond physical confines and enrich learning experiences.
     
  2. Construction of Phase One commenced in December 2008 and was completed in 2011. The six-storey annex building adjacent to the existing HQ building comprises a student hub (for students’ sporting, artistic and social activities, students’ lounge and study areas), lecture theatres, seminar rooms and computer labs. The annex building is equipped and wired with the latest technology to enhance learning for a new generation of IT-savvy learners. It also incorporates eco-friendly materials, green features and technology to make it an environmentally friendly and sustainable building.
 

SIM Campus Development Master Plan — Phase Two — To be Completed by 2014
 

  1. Phase Two construction commenced in February 2012. With a gross floor area of 33,500 square meters, it will house three buildings – a 4-storey Performing Arts Complex, a 7-storey and a 9-storey block. Facilities include a performing arts theatre, a sports hall, rooftop tennis courts, seminar rooms and laboratories.
 
The SIM HQ Building was also officially opened by Dr Tony Tan in 2001. Dr Tony Tan was then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence.
 
 
Annex A – Factsheet on SIM Campus Development
Annex B – Photos of SIM HQ Annex Building and Phase 2 Artist’s Impressions
Annex C – Key Milestones of SIM Past and Future Campus Development
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Completion of Phase One - SIM HQ Annex Building

 
  1. The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One of its Campus Development Master Plan. Phase One, which is an annex building adjacent to its existing HQ building at Clementi, will be officially launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on 16 March 2012.
     
  2. The launch will be witnessed by Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman of SIM Governing Council; Professor Cham Tao Soon, Chancellor and Chairman of SIM University; and Mr Richard Eu, Chairman of Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd Board of Directors.
 

Strong Growth in Student Population

 
  1. The SIM Campus Development Master Plan, which cost $300 million and expected to be completed by 2014, comprises two phases. Upon full completion, it will render an additional 63,000 square meters of space, more than double its current campus, thus consolidating its position as the largest private tertiary institution in Singapore, both in terms of total campus size and student enrolment.
     
  2. SIM moved into its current HQ building1 in 2001 with a student enrolment of over 14,000. Since then, SIM’s student population has ballooned to more than 31,500.
     
  3. The expanded campus will cater primarily to the growing needs of SIM University (UniSIM), an entity under the SIM Group. As the only local private tertiary institution permitted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to award its own degrees, UniSIM plays a unique role in catering to the tertiary education and lifelong learning needs of working adults. Offering over 50 programmes from four schools, its range of relevant and recognised graduate and post-graduate degree programmes offered through a flexible mode of study is fast gaining popularity with working adults who are looking for higher qualifications, career advancement or self-fulfillment.
     
  4. With the added incentive of an MOE subsidy of up to 55% for its students, UniSIM has seen a substantial jump in its enrolment. It now has over 12,000 students, compared to 8,000 in 2007. This number is expected to grow to 14,000 by 2015 as continuing education and training continues to play a pivotal role in Singapore’s economic growth. 
     
  5. The expanded campus will also cater to the growing student population of SIM Global Education (SIM GE), another entity under the SIM Group. SIM GE offers degree programmes through its 13 international partner universities such as University of London and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). SIM GE’s enrolment is expected to grow steadily as more fresh school leavers aspire to obtain a degree.
     
  6. SIM’s plan to increase its campus size is thus made to cater to existing needs as well as in anticipation of the steady growth in its student population as it looks forward to playing a greater role as a leading higher education and lifelong learning institute.
     
  7. Speaking on the occasion, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Patron of SIM University said: ‘The growth of the SIM campus bears testimony to the institution’s success in meeting Singapore’s growing demand for professionals, managers and executives. SIM University plays a distinct role as a private university dedicated to making higher education accessible to working adults.’’
  

SIM Campus Development Master Plan — Phase One — Completed

 
  1. The concept behind the SIM Campus Development Master Plan is that of a learning environment with the campus as the “third teacher” to enhance learning beyond physical confines and enrich learning experiences.
     
  2. Construction of Phase One commenced in December 2008 and was completed in 2011. The six-storey annex building adjacent to the existing HQ building comprises a student hub (for students’ sporting, artistic and social activities, students’ lounge and study areas), lecture theatres, seminar rooms and computer labs. The annex building is equipped and wired with the latest technology to enhance learning for a new generation of IT-savvy learners. It also incorporates eco-friendly materials, green features and technology to make it an environmentally friendly and sustainable building.
 

SIM Campus Development Master Plan — Phase Two — To be Completed by 2014
 

  1. Phase Two construction commenced in February 2012. With a gross floor area of 33,500 square meters, it will house three buildings – a 4-storey Performing Arts Complex, a 7-storey and a 9-storey block. Facilities include a performing arts theatre, a sports hall, rooftop tennis courts, seminar rooms and laboratories.
 
The SIM HQ Building was also officially opened by Dr Tony Tan in 2001. Dr Tony Tan was then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence.
 
 
Annex A – Factsheet on SIM Campus Development
Annex B – Photos of SIM HQ Annex Building and Phase 2 Artist’s Impressions
Annex C – Key Milestones of SIM Past and Future Campus Development
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