Year Founded: 1964
Student Population: 36,000 across 40 different nationalities
- Australia: La Trobe University, RMIT University, The University of Sydney, University of Wollongong
- Europe: Grenoble Ecole de Management
- UK: The University of Manchester, The University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, University of London, University of Southampton, University of Stirling
- USA: University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
Types of Courses:
- Computer Science/ IT
- Business Studies/ Management
- Arts and Social Sciences/ Psychology
- Speciality Programs (examples include Aviation, Construction Management)
Duration of Studies: Mostly 3 years, with 1 year of exemption for polytechnic students
There are over 70 clubs and student councils across 5 genres of CCAs:
- Arts and Culture
- Cultural: Japanese Culture and Gaming Society, Malay Cultural and Muslim Society,
- Dance: Dance Art (jazz, contemp), Dance Sport (ballroom), DreamWerkz, Salsa En Soul
- Singing: Esprimere Singing Club
- Drama/film: Film and Performing Arts Society
- Musical: Guitar Club, String Ensemble
- Photography: Photography Club
2. International Student Club
- Chinese National Network, Indonesian Community (InSIM),
- International Multicultural Mix (IMMIX), Malaysian Community (MCSIM)
- Myanmar Community (MY-SIM). Vietnamese Community (SIMVNC)
- SIM Indian Society (SIS)
3. Leadership and Development
- SIM-RMIT Student Council
- SIM-UOW Student Council
- SIM-UOB Student Council
- SIM-UOL Student Council
- SIM-UB Student Council
4. Special Interests
- Subjects/Industry: Accounting Association, Economics Society, Sociology, Pyschology Society, IT, Investment and Networking, Data Analysis
- Religious/Faith: Catholic Society, Christian Fellowship, Buddhist Bhavana
- Public Speaking/Debate: Discourse, Student Toastmasters
- Innovation & Enterprise: Social Innovation Park @SIM, Young Entrepreneurs Network
- Others: AIESEC in SIM, Board Games Society, I-Care (Community Service), International Affairs
5. Sports and Fitness
- Martial Arts: Aikido, Karate, Judo, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Silat
- Water Sports: Canoe Polo, Canoeing, Dragonboat, Windsurfing, Wakeboarding
- Recreational: Bowling, Cuesports, Golf
- Ball Games: Basketball, Floorball, Handball, Rugby, Netball, Soccer, Touch Football, Volleyball, Tchoukball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Squash, Badminton
- Others: Aquathlon, Fencing, Lifesaving and Swimming, Outdoor Adventure, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weiqi
Accreditation & Awards:
- Awarded ‘Education Standard of Excellence’ and ‘University Standard of Excellence by The International Web Awards.
- Won the Outstanding Achievement Award for The Interactive Media Awards.
- SIM Global Education is one of the preferred private education institutions (PEIs) in the JobsCentral Learning Survey 2015/16.
- MERCURY Excellence Awards Recipient
- SIM was awarded the Edutrust certification by the Council for Private Education in May 2010.
Description & Review:
- Education and environment
Supported by more than 390 faculty members, SIM Global Education sources for best-of-breed programmes offered by leading universities throughout the world.
The school constantly looks toward providing relevant and up-to-date education and facilities: the campus also underwent an expansion in 2014. Currently, it boasts facilities such as a financial training centre, a wellness centre, a 400-pax Performing Arts Theatre, cafes, and even a koi pond. Talks and forums are also held to discuss and keep up with current trends in the corporate world (SIM Global Education Industry Forum 2016). Additionally, SIM GE collaborates closely with its key partners (an example being thr University Of London (UOL)-Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Regional Centre).
Students and graduates of SIM GE often cite the diversity of the student population as an enjoyable and advantageous experience; cultural literacy/awareness and the ability to see different perspectives are critical in today’s global workplace, especially when liaising and collaborating with people from different walks of life.
They also appreciate the mix of perspectives provided by foreign lecturers/professors from partner universities, as well as local tutors. Lecturers and staff are credited with being supportive, engaging, and helpful.
“We implemented theories on a real company, brainstormed practical ideas and most importantly, received feedback from [Carousell’s] employees and founders. I can vouch that it was such an experience that this will be the first thing we’ll share when an interviewer asks about our school life”
– Benjamin about his time in SIM-University of Buffalo (Business Administration). He liked the smaller class sizes and ‘American style’ teaching, which involves a greater degree of class participation.
According to a former SIM GE student, “Most of the profs [he] had were passionate about teaching their subject and taught [it] well”. Not only so, they also do research and publish their own papers and findings. Just request to see it and they just might be more than happy to share their knowledge and expertise with you!
“If you are looking for an overseas teaching style, this is a prime choice. You’ll get an actual UK University faculty to deliver the same lectures in the same style as they would in the UK right here in Singapore.”
– Ali Ahmad Yakuub about his experience in SIM-University of Birmingham
Student life is vibrant: clubs have produced their own musicals (SIM Indonesia Community), gone for overseas training camps, and students have gone for overseas exchange programs/semesters. They also have the opportunity to take part in competitions such as the Tata-Crucible: The Campus Quiz 2018 (winners) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge Singapore 2018 (winners).
Each year, student leaders plan and organise signature events that have won recognition in Singapore and the region. They include the Economics Forum and Exhibition, the Indonesian students’ musical drama (mentioned above), the SIM Symphony string ensemble performance, the Psychological Week of interactive exhibits and workshops, Dragon Boat tournament, and the Financial and Networking Forum. Because of this. SIM students find that their university life is made holistic.
- Life after graduation
SIM students have gone on to work in various industries in various capacities, ranging from the public service (research assistant at MSF) to IT (software engineer at a startup, business strategy manager at Google Singapore) to nursing.
Undergraduates that choose to pursue further education have gone on to undertake Postgrad and Masters, counting schools such as Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) within their choices.
SIM GE aims to instil in their students and alumni “Ability, Adaptability and Employability”, and has alumni mentorships, career events and programmes, and internships, available to students for this purpose. One interesting platform provided is Career Chapters, which spans 6 sectors (Finance, Government, Media, Service, Non-Profit Organisation as well as Profession-based). A student-based/centric entity, Career Chapters helps organise industry engagement and networking events, as well as help fellow students streamline and develop specialised career interests.
According to SIM GE’s latest Graduate Employment Survey (GES), 82.7 per cent of its graduates in 2016 found jobs within six months of their graduation (degree).