MDIS Launches New Skills-Based Programmes and Nursing School

Among the Indian students who wish to pursue higher education abroad, Singapore has always been the preferred destination, and Singapore’s MDIS has been topping the list among the most reputed educational institutions. The institute has plethora of courses to offer in Management and Engineering fields and is known to introduce new courses in the emerging domains. Now, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has introduced a diverse range of 22 new programmes across all its academic disciplines. The new programmes will have heavy emphasis on vocational skills development, and coupled with an expanded academic progression pathway, will nurture future-ready graduates and enhance their employability.

MDIS also recently established a new School of Nursing, dedicated to the training and education of nurses pursuing their post registration degrees. It is the first Private Education Institute (PEI) in Singapore to have a dedicated Nursing school with facilities to equip nursing students with industry-relevant and competency-based knowledge and skills. The Institute has partnered with Edinburgh Napier University in UK, ranked among the Top 5% of universities by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Top-Up) programme, which launched with an inaugural batch of 70 students in May.

Additionally, in the pipeline are more skills-based programmes covering nine key academic areas – Engineering, Fashion, F&B (Food & Beverage), Health and Safety, Healthcare Management/Support, Life/Health Sciences, Information Technology, Leadership and People Management, and Media and Communications. These programmes are expected to be rolled out over the next three years will provide students, adult learners and working professionals with increased opportunities to learn new skills and upgrade/enhance existing skills to maximise their future readiness.

Dr R Theyvendran, MDIS Secretary-General said, “MDIS has a very clear vision of its direction for the future and how to get there. Our ability to create value for businesses and industries lie in being able to offer ability-driven human resource for the global employment market. Lifelong learning consists of mastering skills to meet ever-changing industry demands. Our academic growth will ensure our graduates continue to possess the required skills and maintain their relevance and demand in the industry.”

The Institute has introduced International/Foundation Diplomas and Higher Diplomas to extend and provide a comprehensive academic progression pathway for students. It will also be introducing programmes of rising popularity like a National/Higher Certificate in Cookery, and short skills-based courses in Fashion like pattern making, fashion draping and sewing techniques, and Media and Communications like pitching and promoting.

More than 100 programmes and integrated learning experiences are now offered across the Singapore, Tashkent, India and Malaysia campuses, allowing students to gain international exposure and multi-city experiences.

MDIS celebrated 60 years of education and training excellence last year. Today, it is one of Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning offering quality, industry-relevant transnational education, in partnership with top global universities. Its programmes keep pace with global industry needs, in the areas of Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

About MDIS

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

MDIS offers well-accredited courses from renowned universities in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The institute has been EduTrust certified since 2010 and is one of the first Private Education Institutions to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

MDIS is one of the leading PEIs to be ranked Top 2 among PEIs in Singapore, according to the Webometrics ranking of World Universities by Cybermetrics Lab in January 2017 ( In 2015, MDIS received the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions and resilience in spurring Singapore’s economy.

MDIS set up the Management Development and Consultancy in 1995 to address the training needs of the workforce. The Service Quality Centre was acquired in 2014 to diversify the institute’s offerings in training solutions and secure its position as a premium regional provider of training solutions.

MDIS has three international campuses – Tashkent in Uzbekistan (2008), Johor in Malaysia (2013) and Chennai in India (2015). MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.

Date: Aug 27, 2017