Singapore – A new minor in Meteorology and Climate Science will be offered at the National University of Singapore (NUS), paving the way for more meteorology and climate scientists to come here.
According to NUS and the Singapore Meteorological Service (MSS), the course is the first of its kind here and will introduce you to the complex field of weather and climate.
Additional graduate training is required for those wishing to become meteorologists and climate scientists.
This course will benefit students who aspire to become sustainability consultants, renewable energy specialists, coastal protection engineers, for example.
New graduates in these professions should have a basic understanding of weather systems and climate science, according to NUS and MSS, to be able to combine facts and science for successful climate mitigation and adaptation measures.
A minor – under the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science – is open to all students at the NUS College of Humanities.
The course is still in development and the start date has not yet been determined.
Singapore now relies heavily on experts from abroad to fill its growing climate science vacancies here, and this underage will help develop local talent in the field, NUS said on its website. said in
According to the World Meteorological Organization, meteorologists must have a degree in meteorology or have completed graduate studies in meteorology after completing a degree course that includes foundational topics in mathematics and physics .
Many of our meteorologists have degrees in physical sciences, mathematics or engineering and have undergone postgraduate meteorology training conducted by MSS partners such as the Australian Meteorological Service.
Specialization in climate research also occurs at the graduate level, according to MSS, which is affiliated with NUS and the National Environment Agency.
To expose undergraduates to the work of meteorologists and climate scientists, MSS’s Singapore Climate Research Center offers internships.
The Center also co-directs projects with graduate students to help students understand the tropical weather systems and processes that affect Singapore.