This is the first
and only department of the kind in this region that
offers broad-based studies in (1) Policy and Management
of Science, Technology and Innovation, and (2) History
and Philosophy of Science. These modules are conducted
in the Faculty of Science which is at the forefront in
equipping students with the necessary generic skills and
holistic approaches in the management of science,
technology and innovation for both the public sector as
well as industry.
The expertise of the Department in
forging a multidisciplinary teaching approach towards
science, technology and innovation provides students
with the necessary analytical framework to confront an
external environment where uncertainty is the norm. Our
students have also successfully secured employment in
both the public and private sectors, which is proof of
the quality of our programmes.
We have developed close linkages with
staff from other faculties in the successful conduct of
our programmes. Additionally, collaborations with public
organisations and industries are pursued to enhance the
programmes as well as to provide avenues for students to
participate in industrial attachments.
Such a versatile and innovative approach
would provide students with the necessary resources to
face a challenging working environment after graduation.
Our programmes are structured in such a way as to allow
students to acquire a diversity of perspectives on
science and technology. Through a combination of
lectures, presentations, class discussions and guided
research programs, students will find the courses taught
in the Department to be intellectually stimulating as
well as practically useful.