Saturday, November 28, 2015


Education doesn’t stop at the diploma level. Read about how Kong Ren Hwai, Diploma in Nanotechnology & Materials Science alumnus built a strong foundation at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to further his education.

When you get excited and intrigued about the invention of new materials like carbon nano rod and composite materials, Nanotechnology & Materials Science might just be your cup of tea. That was why Ren Hwai decided to pursue Diploma in Nanotechnology & Materials Science. He thought he will enjoy studying it and true enough, he did.

Studying in NYP further fuelled Ren Hwai’s interest and curiosity, as he was continually amazed by semiconductor technology and the ability to build transistors that are smaller than the width of a human hair.

After graduation, Ren Hwai decided to study Materials Engineering, specialise in semiconductor, in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He credits his lecturers in NYP and his industry attachment for his comprehensive knowledge in semiconductors. “I can appreciate the teachings by the professors much better than others,” Ren Hwai comments. “Presentations and group projects in NYP also equipped me with the soft skills needed when I was studying in NTU.”

More importantly, Ren Hwai picked up essential life skills in NYP that helped him adapt well in the dynamic working world. The opportunities he gained when he was in the NYP’s School of Engineering Club developed his endurance and trained him to venture out of his comfort zone to take on different challenges. Ren Hwai is now the process engineer at Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd where he is in-charge of one of the production processes and takes on projects for improving productivity, quality and cost reduction.

Inspired by his adventure in pursuit of further studies? Be innovative and enterprising, choose your own adventure at NYP Open House from 7 to 9 Jan 2016!

Published in the Nov 2015 Issue of Teenage Magazine. Reproduced with Permission.

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