SkillsFuture Study Award for Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions (CII) Sector
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

In the field of infrastructure, Singapore is regarded as the leading Asian infrastructure hub for developing, financing and implementing projects in the region. Companies that provide engineering services are instrumental in the development, design, construction and maintenance of industrial plants, infrastructure and buildings. The industry comprises Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms, engineering consultancies and specialist engineering services providers, with a good mix of multinational corporations as well as local players such as Surbana-Jurong and Meinhardt.

The engineering services industry currently employs about 37,000 people and accounts for about 1.2 per cent of GDP. Growth for the industry is expected to be 5 to 6% annually between now and 2020. The industry relies heavily on people and hence strengthening talent capabilities is a key priority. Our vision is for Singapore to be a global engineering services hub with the capabilities to solve tomorrow’s engineering challenges. Underlying this vision is our strategy to develop a pool of experienced engineering talent.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience 

  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying courses

  • Required to complete chosen course

  • Required to incur out-of-pocket training-related expenses associated with the course (i.e. must not be fully sponsored by company or other government agencies for all course fees and training-related expenses associated with the course)

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award


Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers.

Supported Courses

Course Institution
Master of Science (Safety, Health & Environment Technology)  National University of Singapore1
 Specialist Diploma in Embedded Systems  Nanyang Polytechnic2
 Specialist Diploma in Civil Engineering (Productivity & Technology)  Singapore Polytechnic3
 Specialist Diploma in Digital Technologies for a Smart City
 Advanced Diploma in Building Automation & Services
 Advanced Diploma in Process Control & Instrumentation
 Specialist Diploma in Energy Efficiency & Management
 Specialist Diploma in Environment & Water Technology  Temasek Polytechnic4
 Specialist Diploma in Energy Management & Sustainable Design
 Specialist Diploma in Internet of Things


1For qualifying courses at NUS, only students from the Jan 2018, Aug 2018 and Jan 2019 intakes are eligible to apply.

2For qualifying courses at Nanyang Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

3For qualifying courses at Singapore Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

4For qualifying courses at Temasek Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

Applications close on 31 Dec 2018

Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take up to 8 weeks from the date of application. Kindly note that all applications are subject to EDB's assessment and only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


National University of Singapore

Master of Science (Safety, Health & Environment Technology)
Ms Sharon Lum
Phone: 6516 3103


Nanyang Polytechnic
Specialist Diploma in Embedded Systems
Ms Chang Wai Yee / Mr Yeo Kim Heng
Email: /
Phone: 6550 0683 / 6550 0499


Singapore Polytechnic
Mrs Chang-Tan Pek Kin
Phone: 6772 1890


Temasek Polytechnic
Ms Chelsia Lim

Phone: 6788 1212



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