On 1 September 2015, SIM University (UniSIM) renewed its partnership with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop and deliver a revamped Master in Management (Urban Transportation) (MMUTR) programme.
The two organisations first joined hands in 2010 to collaborate in the offering of the Master of Science in Urban Transport Management programme – the first of its kind in the region. Since then, UniSIM has worked closely with the LTA Academy to provide holistic and rigorous postgraduate training in urban transport management, presenting opportunities for practical application of knowledge and skills through industrial attachments and independent project work in urban transport.
The revamped programme, leveraging the strength of UniSIM's School of Business (SBIZ) MBA programme, will allow students to be exposed to business administration studies, in addition to more specialised urban transport modules. They can then stay relevant to meet the challenges and demands of an increasingly complex land transport system in today's urban environment, and play a leading role in the management and development of such systems in cities around the world.
The signatories of the MOU were Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of UniSIM; and Mr Lew Yii Der, Group Director of Corporate Planning and Development at LTA. Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of UniSIM, welcomed the guests, including Mr Chew Men Leong, Chief Executive of LTA; and Mr Looi Teik Soon, Dean of LTA Academy. Also present to lend his support was Professor Cham Tao Soon, founding Chancellor and Chairman of the UniSIM Board of Trustees, and Honorary Fellow of the LTA Academy.
Mr Lew Yii Der addressing the audience.
(From left) Professor Tsui Kai Chong and Mr Lew Yii Der exchanging the signed MOU documents.
Students from the pioneer batch of the MMUTR programme, together with (1st and 2nd from left) Associate Professor Tan Yan Weng, Head of the MMUTR programme; Mr Looi Teik Soon; (6th to 10th from left) Professor Tsui Kai Chong;
Professor Cheong Hee Kiat; Professor Cham Tao Soon; Mr Chew Men Leong; Mr Lew Yii Der; and (3rd from right) Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun, Dean of SBIZ.
The pioneer batch of the Masters programme, with (front row, from left) course instructor Adjunct Professor Dr Paul Barter, Professor Tsui Kai Chong and Mr Lew Yii Der.
* On 17 March 2017, SIM University (UniSIM) was renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) as part of its re-structuring to become a Singapore autonomous university.