As Singapore's only privately-funded university dedicated to adult learners, UniSIM has a unique place in the tertiary education landscape in Singapore. UniSIM plays an important role of supporting Singapore’s economic growth by providing skills and knowledge upgrading pathways for working adults.
Our country’s workforce needs continual improvement and knowledge upgrading to remain competitive and relevant. Working adults aspire to gain more skills and knowledge, and earn their degrees. Senior executives treasure varied learning and networking opportunities in a stimulating environment. Even homemakers and retirees value the chance to study for a degree in a discipline of their choice and interest. UniSIM exists for such adult learners.
With the Singapore Government's support for continuing education and training by offering up to 55% subsidy for undergraduate studies at UniSIM, our degree programmes are made even more accessible to adult Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who wish to retain their competitiveness in terms of skills, quality and productivity.
UniSIM adopts a flexible and practice-focused teaching and learning approach and offer programmes that are rigorous, multi-mode and relevant – factors that are highly valued by busy executives who demand learning that can be tailored to suit their busy schedules, and knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable to their jobs.
Our flexible mode of delivery allows busy executives to pursue higher education and lifelong learning while balancing career, family and social responsibilities. Our more than 50 modular programmes – taught by over 700 academics and professionals in the field – are based on current industry and professional trends and needs, to enable our students to complement and enhance their personal and working lives.
Our student population has expanded to number more than 13,000 while over 19,000 graduates have passed our rigorous requirements; graduates which an independent survey (2011) found earned more after getting their degrees with their annual salaries increased by around 21 per cent on average.