(Clockwise from top, Mr Yap Ong Heng, Director General of CAAS with the following: Professor Graham Braithwaite, Head, Department of Air Transport, Cranfield University; Dr John Watret, Executive Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Mr Stavros Yiannouka, Executive Vice-Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)
On 17 February 2012, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) concluded collaborative agreements with three internationally renowned Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), namely Cranfield University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). These agreements outline the framework for collaboration between CAAS and each IHL on the joint development and delivery of specialised, aviation-focused programmes involving Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA).
Specialised Aviation Masters Programmes Being Offered In Asia For The First Time
Cranfield University will be offering the Master of Science (MSc) in Air Transport Management and Master of Science (MSc) in Airport Planning and Management in collaboration with SAA, a first in Asia. Both the three-year part-time MSc programmes aim to expand aviation professionals’ knowledge in the areas of air transport and airport management. Scheduled to be launched in Singapore in 2013, both programmes will require students to complete some modules at SAA and some at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, enabling them to learn from both the Asian and European aviation experience.
Following the successful launch of its Master of Business Administration in Aviation (MBAA) in Singapore, ERAU will be offering its second programme in association with SAA. The Master of Aeronautical Science (MAS) programme is targeted at aviation and aerospace industry professionals looking to broaden their knowledge in areas such as aeronautics and safety systems. The programme is scheduled to start in the second half of 2012.
Customised Aviation Leaders Programmes
Apart from the Masters programmes, SAA will also work with LKYSPP, a school of the National University of Singapore, to launch the Aviation Leaders Programme in Public Policy (ALPPP). The ALPPP will be LKYSPP’s first aviation-focused public policy programme that leverages on both LKYSPP’s extensive knowledge in public policy and SAA’s experience in aviation management-related programmes. The inaugural two-week programme will be conducted in Mandarin in the second quarter of 2012 to address the training needs of the fast growing aviation industry in China.
Additionally, CAAS will be partnering INSEAD to jointly launch a three-week full-time Aviation Leaders Programme in Advanced Management (ALPAM) which aims to provide senior professionals with broad cross-functional management training in civil aviation. INSEAD is one of the world’s leading graduate business schools offering executive programmes. The ALPAM will be INSEAD’s first aviation-focused executive programme, and the programme will be launched in the second half of 2012.