Singapore University of Social Sciences

Technology Disruptions and Skills Transformation

Technology Disruptions and Skills Transformation (CET126)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


This course surveys the shape and needs of Industry 4.0 and the features of digitalized and automated workplaces within the contexts of policy making, socio-political leadership, retraining schemes, political economy of industry transformation, industrial actions and the concept of employability in government-private sector. This course also outlines the challenges and benefits of the digital revolution, Industry 4.0 and Globalisation 2.0.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 1
Presentation Pattern: -


  • Introduction
  • Technology Disruptions and impact on work
  • The future of work
  • Smart city
  • Future skills and transforming the workplace

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the speed, scope and impact of Industry 4.0 and Globalization 2.0.
  • Explain key concepts related to retraining needs.
  • Explain the nexus and interconnections between government, private sector/management and workers/unions (the ‘tripartite’).
  • Describe the political, social, and economic challenges of coordinating the retraining process and articulating changes in the workplace.
  • Compare and contrast Singapore case study with other empirical comparative examples.
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