Intergraph Recognizes National University of Singapore for PDS-based Courses

SINGAPORE, Feb. 22, 2005 – Intergraph Corporation has officially recognized the National University of Singapore for providing industry with qualified graduates having experience with the Plant Design System (PDS®). In a recent ceremony, Chin Kong Far, Goh Joo Hong and Dexter Chua of Intergraph, Singapore, presented Prof. Marc Garland, deputy head, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, with a plaque honoring this achievement. NUS is among the first academic institutions to offer instruction in PDS, the world’s most widely used plant design engineering software.

Since 1998, the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering has offered two project engineering courses featuring PDS. The courses, which together have enrollment of about 100 students per year, cover the chemical plant construction industry and give students hands-on experience with PDS.

Prof. Marc Garland, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, said, “These important courses have promoted among our students a higher awareness of the considerable job opportunities in the large chemical plant construction industry, both in Singapore and regionally. Currently, the Asia-Pacific region is responsible for more than one-half of all new plant projects worldwide and Intergraph software plays a prominent role in many of these.”

Chin Kong Far, general manager, Intergraph, Singapore, said, “Beginning in 1998, the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Foster Wheeler Singapore and Intergraph worked together to make the project engineering courses possible. Today, the courses are among the most popular in the department’s curriculum.”

ChBE Provides Wide Range of Courses

With more than 45 lecturers, 1,000 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore is one of the largest such departments worldwide. In part, because of its size, it is able to provide an unusually wide range of courses. The National University of Singapore is acknowledged as one of the finest universities in the Asia-Pacific region. In The Times of London 2004 survey of universities worldwide, NUS is ranked 18th overall and 9th in engineering and information technology. The institution is a comprehensive university offering a broad-based curriculum supported by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS ( has 13 faculties, with an enrollment of more than 22,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students.


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