kwok  Kwok Yoong Fui
Course Manager
DSTA Academy 

 

Currently a Course Manager at DSTA Academy, Yoong Fui manages Academy courses and delivers lectures on Systems Engineering and Project Management topics.

Having worked in the area of Systems Engineering and Logistics Processes since 1995, he is conversant with the MINDEF Defence Capability Management system and the related processes, in particular Analytic Hierarchy Process and Project Risk Management. He has provided consultancy on AHP to external agencies, such as the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Sports Council and also helped develop the AHP course for DSTA and Civil Service College.

Yoong Fui was deeply involved in the development of Academy courses when DSTA Academy (formerly called DSTA College) was first formed in 2004. Straddling between Systems Engineering and College, he contributed much to the curriculum development and shaping of the courses.

Yoong Fui was formally appointed as Course Manager in 2009 and has since managed the conduct of numerous courses and contributed to the regular review of the curriculum of Academy’s milestone and specialised courses. He has introduced pop quizzes during courses to allow participants to gauge their understanding and has also pioneered the use of the course team site to conduct courses on-line, doing away with hardcopy materials. He also conducts training in AHP and other Systems Engineering subjects.

When examinations were introduced to Academy courses, Yoong Fui was landed the role of gate keeper for the milestone course examinations, ensuring the standard and quality of the questions and the marking system. This cumulated to the generation of a set examination policies and processes and the formation of the DSTA Academy Examination Board to oversee the entire examination system in DSTA Academy.

He sees his role in DSTA Academy as a nurturing one helping younger engineers gain a foothold in the foundations of Systems Engineering and Project Management before embarking on their journey to achieve technical competency. He believes that learning the right thing at the start is important so that you will do things correctly, make lesser mistakes and accomplish more in the end. Academy courses aim to achieve this through getting the best people with the right knowledge to impart the right lessons at the start. He is also actively seeking to improve himself by picking up delivery skills and facilitation techniques and understanding adult learning theories.

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