Nurturing the Global Workforce for IR4.0
FUTURE-PROOFING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
New waves of technological disruptions and the emergence of advanced technologies have resulted in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), where Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Virtual Reality (VR), Cloud Computing, Data Science are going to transform the way businesses operate – routine, mundane jobs will be replaced and there is a growing need to develop “smarter” talents that can ride along the wave of Digital Transformation. APU is taking a lead in Digital Transformation in higher education and preparing workforce for the future.
At APU, we developed our own IR 4.0 strategy to prepare our students to join the workforce of the future. We nurture the world’s future innovators and uphold our Vision as a University of Technology and Innovation.
Technology has became more important than ever before, during these post covid-19 times. There is a greater demand for technology & innovation, driven by new challenges that are more challenging for businesses and industries to operate under the ‘new normal’. Some of the applications of technology within the medical industry are such as the Human-AI collaboration in the role of discovering a COVID-19 vaccine. Outside the medical field, the pandemic is introducing new constraints and challenges that technology systems can help overcome. AI can help develop new solutions and ideas to build a more flexible organisation that works remotely. E-Commerce, Digital Marketing & Digital Advertising are thriving and changing business models. Hence, our programmes at APU are Technology-Driven in all fields, ensuring long-term employability and future-proof careers in the age of Industry 4.0, post COVID-19 and beyond.
APU INDUSTRY REVOLUTION 4.0
In the era of Industry 4.0, learning is no longer confined within the classroom. Our iconic campus houses world-class facilities that aim to nurture Creativity & Innovation. Industrial-grade infrastructure are built to provide real-life exposure to our students, cultivating their practical skills aside from academic knowledge. We have also redesigned our teaching & learning methods to stimulate critical thinking, decision making, teamwork and build confidence.
New technologies mean new expertise, while this translates into a new need of talents in new areas. We address the needs of the industry, to help to build talents who can manage, operate and innovate under the new IR 4.0 environment, by carefully designing new programmes of the future. Our programmes are first-of-its-kind, such as in Cyber Security, Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), Intelligent Systems, Digital Leadership, Digital Transformation, VR/ AR, Financial Technology (FinTech), Digital Marketing, E-Business, Mechatronics, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication, Cloud Computing and more.
Industry 4.0 is all about the “industry”. Our close relationship with our industry partners allows students to be exposed to real-life case studies, enabling them to formulate innovative solutions even before they graduate. Innovative accelerators such as GrowthX Academy and Supercharger create a platform for students to realise their world-changing ideas, inspiring them to build startups and develop world-changing solutions.
Communication skills, professionalism and cultural sensitivity are ‘people’ element skills that cannot be replaced by machines and automation. Under our unique formula to nurture professionalism, we create an ecosystem that simulates the workplace on-campus. Global outlook, international understanding and respect are nurtured through continuous immersion in multicultural discourse, as our campus houses a community of 12,000 students from over 130 countries.
Our programmes under the APU IR4.0 strategy: