Our Directors' Message

Professor Ian McLoughlin


Professor Ian McLoughlin
Cluster Director, Infocomm Technology 

Welcome to our ICT programme cluster website.

We include computer scientists, computer engineers, electronic engineers and software engineers with domain expertise in many areas, and collectively with very significant industry experience. Some of us are certified in cybersecurity and active in ethical hacking, while others write textbooks that are in use at universities around the world. Many of our faculty members are active in publishing high-quality research papers and some produce patents, but our preference is to make our research impact felt through industry, society and life transformation. This includes working with industry to create new products, refine processes, working with healthcare professionals to improve health outcomes, or changing the world through the development of innovative information and communication technologies and ingenious software solutions.

Despite all these contributions, we are most proud of our students, and the fact that we have helped prepare them for their future careers. It is most heart-warming to see our students achieve success especially when they make a positive impact at work and in society.

So we are in the transformation business – changing lives, industry, society and the world. We welcome you to learn more about us and what we do.


 

Associate Professor Alvin Chan


Associate Professor Alvin Chan
Director of Programmes, Infocomm Technology 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become part of our daily lives, through a myriad of services that we can no longer do without.

In recent years, we have seen and experienced how it has shaped our quality of life. In the business world, more companies are recognising the value that ICT brings to their business through better connectivity, artificial intelligence and deep analysis of data, just to name a few.

Here at SIT, our programmes prepare students for our ever-changing world. Our ICT programmes are designed to equip students with the relevant skills for career prospects that are currently in high demand. The programmes are carefully curated to expose students to state-of-the-art technologies that are underpinned by foundational principles of ICT. Our programmes place a strong emphasis on authentic learning through the use of a pedagogy that connects academic knowledge and skills with real-world application. Experiential learning is extended through our Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) in which students can acquire work experience through an attachment to a company for 8 to 12 months.

Through the IWSP, students will be able to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom and solve industry problems. To ensure that our programmes stay relevant to the current and future needs of industry, our Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) meets regularly to review the curriculum and to ensure that we stay abreast of the rapidly changing landscape of ICT. If you are a student who is considering applying to one of our degree programmes, or just wanting to find out more about ICT and the career prospects it offers, do connect with us through our open-house and outreach events or simply write to us.