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Highland Chicken
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Mature Student in Singapore???

Post by Highland Chicken » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:52 am

My other half has been offered a new position in Singapore. I currently own a bar/restaurant and the plan is plan to sell up and head off with him.

For ages now I had been considering going back to Uni and retraining as a Home Economics Teacher, the Unis here in Scotland are really keen to attract mature students into teaching (I'm in my 30's). What's the state of play here? Is it a possibility and if so where can Food and Nutrition be studied?

Thanks in advance for any help. :D

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Post by k1w1 » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 9:17 am

There are heaps of off-shore programmes here, but to be honest most academic study is dominated by economics, business and management. You might want to try distance education through your own country - although there are a few teacher training programmes here run through Australian universities, but I don't know about a major in food science. Try this link (educational institutions in Singapore):

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Post by earthfriendly » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:07 pm

Over 2 decades ago when I was attending secondary school in SG, the girls had to take Home Economics class (my favourite subject). There were 3 components to it- cooking (western and local fares), sewing and homemaking (includes caring for babies). I do not know if this is still a requirement. If so, I would assume there will be demand for home econ teachers.

One of my instructors, a Singaporean, got her home econs degree from Australia.

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Post by hei guess what » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 1:11 pm

Here are a few websites which may be of interest to you:


National University of Singapore


Singapore Polytechnic School of Chemical & Life Sciences

Temasek Applied Science School


Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology (SIFST)

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