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Technology Disruptions and Skills Transformation

Course Fee: S$30 (excluding GST) Credit Unit: 1

Introduction to Project Management

About This Course

This course surveys the shape and needs of Industry 4.0 and the features of digitalized and automated workplaces within the contexts of policymaking, 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.

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • 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.


Assessment Description
Online Quiz 10 Multiple choice questions

You must complete an online quiz with a passing score of 50% (i.e., 5 out of 10 questions). You will be given multiple attempts to achieve the passing score. The system will only capture the highest of the scores.


This course does not have any prerequisites.

Online Instructor

This course is designed for self-directed learninig, there is no instructor for this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What’s expected of me from this course?
This is a 4-hour online course where you can learn at your own time and pace. You’re expected to join in the discussions in the online forum as well as complete the activities and quizzes.

Q2:What web browser should I use?
The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

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