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

DSTA Academy’s courses are tailored to meet the unique requirements of our local defence community and enable our staff to network with others of diverse backgrounds. We offer courses on a wide spectrum of subjects which are prepared and delivered by DSTA’s experienced Programme Managers and Subject Matter Experts. As far as possible, real project cases are used in our teaching through concerted knowledge management. We leverage the knowledge and insights of our partners from MINDEF and the SAF to bring real and valuable operational experience into the classroom. Besides teaching the hard technical knowledge, project implementation experiences and leadership skills are emphasized in all our courses.

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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