POLY ENGINEERING COURSES
SKIP A YEAR IN UNIVERSITY
Parents who have children pursuing or intending to pursue an engineering course in the polytechnics should pay attention to this article. Polytechnic diploma holders who do relatively well in engineering do have an option to attend local universities.
Admission is however limited to outstanding students who are in the top 5% of the polytechnic diploma. NTU for example offers eligible polytechnic diploma holders 1-year exemption for only its Bachelor of Engineering Courses in civil & structural engineering, electrical & electronic engineering and mechanical & production engineering. No exemption is available for other NTU courses.
A diploma holder’s pay hovers around $2,100. With a diploma, one can work first and gain insights into the industry before their peers do. This will allow your child to evaluate whether or not this industry is suitable for them. If not, your child can change it by doing a degree in another field. There are companies that are willing to sponsor your child’s degree after they have worked with them for a number of years and want to stay on with the company in the long run.
Parents should help their children understand that they should not be too concerned about which polytechnic courses allow them to skip a year in university or not. Students should enjoy and embrace their education journey. Students should be more concerned about finding out what their strengths are in polytechnic and where their real interests lie. By working and gaining exposure, students discover what they like, what they are good at, and what they want to be doing in their careers.