The Project and Facilities Management programme at the Department of Building in NUS may be relatively new, but its students are set to make a difference to the urban landscape of Singapore and beyond.
By Ong Kai Ling
“Project management is a skill and construction of buildings can be one of the most complex projects. So if you can handle a building, you can handle anything else,” Grace Lee quotes her professor confidently when asked if an interest in construction is necessary for her course of study. The 23-year-old is a final year student studying Project and Facilities Management in the Department of Building at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
This is a far cry from the girl who confesses that she “freaked out” when she attended her first lesson in NUS and realised that the Project and Facilities Management programme is not the business management programme she envisaged.
Thankfully, Grace adjusted her perceptions accordingly and now feels that the programme has broadened her horizons. “I see the world in a more multi-dimensional perspective now,” she reveals.