Title: Construction project management training for China's engineers and managers in Singapore: meeting present and future demands

Authors: Paul S. H. Poh, Dorothy S.L. Cheung, Qinglin Zhang, Huijuan Wu

Addresses: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. ' Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. ' China State Construction Engineering Corporation, The People's Republic of China. ' Ministry of Construction, The People's Republic of China

Abstract: This paper describes an engineering training programme designed exclusively to meet some of the present and future needs of China|s construction professionals in modern construction project management practices. The trainees, mainly experienced engineers and managers, first spend 3 months in their home country learning the English language. They then depart for Singapore for a 15-month training period: a 3-month residential course in construction project management practices at Nanyang Technological University followed by a 12-month industrial attachment period with a Singaporean construction firm. The China Construction Industry Development Program is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Construction of the People|s Republic of China and the Construction Industry Development Board of the Ministry of National Development, Singapore. This 5-year programme, which commenced in 1993, is financially supported by a World Bank loan.

Keywords: curriculum design; professional development; construction project management; civil engineering; training; World Bank; Ministry of Construction; China; Construction Industry Development Board; Singapore; continuing engineering education; CEE; continuing education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1997.030261

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1997 Vol.7 No.2, pp.203 - 211

Available online: 12 Dec 2009 *

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