3dsense Media School is registered with the Committee for Private Education, SkillsFuture Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Education. Since establishment in 2003. the school strives to deliver innovative and high-quality education to ensure that students are armed with the essential competencies to excel in the challenging Digital Media and Entertainment Industry. The school is also committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students so that they can devote full attention to their studies. 3dsense adopts the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to protect the fees paid by our students. 3dsense has established an FPS Insurance scheme with Lonpac Insurance Ltd. It is our standard operating procedure to enter into a student contract with the student prior to enrolment. All potential students will undergo pre-course counseling prior to signing the student contract. This policy is communicated to the student through our various communication channels.We inevitably support transparency guidelines and policies with regards to fairness in all dealings with our students' matters. As such, we have in place a Student Services Policy that states our service quality philosophy, service guarantees, refund policies, transfer, deferment and withdrawal policies, course enrolment information, confidentiality policy on student data, grievances policy and feedback mechanism.
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3dsense instructor to student ratios - Certificate Courses: 1 : 10 - Diploma Programme: 1 : 25
CAPACITY The capacity of the school is 184 students per session, with 8 fully furnished studios that can accommodate from 8 to 25 students each.- Studio 1: 35 SQ.M (Capacity 20 students)- Studio 2: 35 SQ.M (Capacity 20 students)- Studio 3: 24 SQ.M (Capacity 14 students)- Studio 4: 30 SQ.M (Capacity 17 students)- Studio 5: 28 SQ.M (Capacity 15 students)- Studio 6: 30 SQ.M (Capacity 18 students)- Studio 7: 34 SQ.M (Capacity 25 students)- Studio 8: 17 SQ.M (Capacity 8 students)- Studio 9: 34 SQ.M (Capacity 25 students)- Studio 10: 40 SQ.M (Capacity 22 students)- Multi-purpose Lounge: 100 SQ.M (Capacity 100 students) Lecturing Capacity 3dsense has 5 full-time lecturers and 3 part-time lecturers who are experienced and qualified to deliver 3dsense courses Physical facilities and infrastructure List S/No Description Quantity 1 Class rooms (8) - Studio 1: 35 SQ.M (Capacity 20 students)- Studio 2: 35 SQ.M (Capacity 20 students)- Studio 3: 24 SQ.M (Capacity 14 students)- Studio 4: 30 SQ.M (Capacity 17 students)- Studio 5: 28 SQ.M (Capacity 15 students)- Studio 6: 30 SQ.M (Capacity 18 students)- Studio 7: 34 SQ.M (Capacity 20 students)- Studio 8: 17 SQ.M (Capacity 8 students)- Studio 9: 34 SQ.M (Capacity 20 students)- Studio 10: 40 SQ.M (Capacity 22 students) 2 Multi-purpose Lounge 100 SQ.M (Capacity 100 students) 3 Office Space for 15 staff 4 Meeting Room Space for 10 pax 5 Computer >170 6 Render Farm 4 workstations 7 Projector 12 units 8 Projector Screen 12 units 9 White Board 11 10 Study Tables >170 11 Chairs >170 12 Intranet Server 1 13 Teaching Support, Data Backup Server 1 14 Fibre-optic internet connection 1 15 Network Router & Distributer switch >25 16 LAN Networks Points >170 17 Network cable to all LAN points >170 18 High-definition video camera for VFX teaching support 1 19 Operating & Management Software System 1 20 Student Attendance Sign in & monitoring system 1 21 High-speed printer 1 22 Printer for students 1 23 Central Air-conditioning All classrooms, lounge & office 24 Online Digital Tutors subscription 1 25 Green screen for VFX teaching support 1 26 Magazine rack 1 27 First-aid box 1 set 28 Fire sprinkle system All classrooms & office 29 Fire extinguisher 5 30 24-hour surveillance system 1 31 Security access system 6 monitoring points, 24-hour operation 32 Lounge facilities Sofa, chairs, dining tables 33 Student's work display boards 11 34 Display screen - student showreel 1 35 Display screens - alumni credits 9 5. Details and responsibilities of our Examination & Academic Boards: Academic Board
Academic Board Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
Education: MSc. and PhD in Computation, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Dr Christopher Chia, Head of the Academic Board, holds the position of Senior Advisor, NTUC where he advises the Secretary-General on new media strategies. Since November 2011, he also took on the Executive Chairmanship of NTUC Media. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive of the Media Development Authority (MDA), former Chief Executive of the National Library Board (NLB), former director of the Information Technology Institute (ITI), and founder of the Information Communication Institute of Singapore. He was instrumental in transforming the library system in Singapore, including the introduction of a digital, networked and borderless library system using cutting-edge technology. NLB bagged the Innovative Organisation of the Year award in 2001. Dr Chia is also a senior corporate advisor/director to private/public sector organisations in transformation management, ICT applications and strategic relations.
Leong Horn Kee
Education: B.Eng Production Engineering (Hons) (Loughborough University)Master in Business Administration (INSEAD)B.Eng Economics (University of London)B. Eng Chinese Language and Literature (Beijing Normal University)Master in Business Research from (University of Western Australia).
Our Executive Chairman, Leong Horn Kee, is currently Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Mexico. He has been active in the Public Sector throughout his career. He was a Member of Parliament for over 22 years, and served as Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade and Industry from 1996 to 2004, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 2004 to 2006 and a member of the Securities Industry Council since January 2008.Besides his contributions to the Public Sector, Mr Leong also has a distinguished career in the Private Sector. Some of his notable appointments include: Orchard Parade Holdings Ltd (Managing Director); Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd (CEO/Managing Director); Far East Organization (CEO/Managing Director); and N.M. Rothschild & Sons (S) Ltd (Director and Head, Corporate Finance)A Colombo Plan and a French Post-graduate scholar, Mr Leong is passionate about education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology (First Class Honours) degree from Loughborough University of Technology, and he holds an MBA from INSEAD, France. He also holds a degree (Honours) in Economics from the University of London, UK; a degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Beijing Normal University, China; and a Master in Business Research from University of Western Australia.
Education: B.App.Sc (Computer Engineering)(Nanyang Technological University)
Graduating with a Computer Engineering Degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Sen's career so far had been with the creative industries. Sen had spent almost 2 years living and working in USA and Canada with various animation and games studios. He returned to Singapore, assuming the role as a Animation Research Engineer at the Center for Graphics and Imaging Technology at NTU in 2002.After a year there, he left and founded 3dsense. 3dsense was ranked Top 10 CG school in the world since inception for 2007/2008(source: 3Dworld mag). Subsequently in 2006, he also co-founded CGOverdrive with Justin, one of Asia's premier computer graphics event and is serving this annual event as the conference chairman. In 2009, he co-founded FZD School of Entertainment with Feng Zhu, Mihwa and Justin. At 3dsense Media School, Sen is charged with overseeing the major operations, charting the directions of the company, most notably in the area of company growth, academic development and new programme initiatives.
Education: B.Bus (Hons) (Nanyang Technological University)
Justin graduated from the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University NTU, with a Bachelor in Business Studies (Hons) degree. He has, since graduation, been working in the marketing field, undertaking varied roles from sales to marketing research to public relations and event organisation.His passion for technology and business inspired him to join 3dsense Media School, where he is tasked with overseeing the administration, finance and marketing core functions of the school. Apart from managing the school, Justin is also the Marketing Chair for Asia’s Largest CG event, CG Overdrive, an event he co-founded with Mr. Lai Kok Sen in 2006. In 2009, he co-founded FZD School of Entertainment Design with Feng Zhu, Mihwa and Kok Sen.
Academic Board responsibilities
ii. Set selection criteria and minimum qualifications required for every job function before recruitment
iii. Approve the deployment of academic staff and
iv. Approve shortlisted full-time and part-time academic staff before recruitment
v. Approve the outcomes of all course designs and developments, including any refinement made due to the review process
vi. Provide feedback to the management regarding any adoption of courses which are designed and developed by external organisations vii. Stipulate the optimum instructor-student ratio for every course and the mode of delivery (lecture, tutorial, practical etc)
viii. Academic board approves outcomes and recommendations (if any) following the curriculum review by the management.
The curriculum review process typically involves the following:
- Refine and update curriculum base and feedback by stakeholders of programme;
- Endorse any other curriculum developed by 3dsense;
- Craft clearly defined and measurable course learning outcomes;
- Set course admission requirements and ensure course content has full coverage and is up to date;
- Ensure the quality of the courses meet industry standards and industry demands;
- Ensure stringent selection and interview procedures for the admission of students;
- Monitors the academic performances, graduation rate and employment rate of the students and use the collected data to review its processes continually.
Steve Lai Mun Fook
Examination Board Member / Independent Non-Executive Director
Education: B.Sc (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry (Loughborough University)PhD in Organic Chemistry (Loughborough University)
Dr. Lai Mun Fook (Steve) is Non-Executive Independent Director of Yongmao Holdings Ltd since 28 December 2007. From November 2007 to August 2012, Dr Lai was the Chief Executive Officer of PSB Academy Pte Ltd. Dr Lai was previously the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TUV SUD PSB Corporation and PSB Corporation Pte Ltd from April 2006 to March 2007 and from April 2001 to March 2006, respectively. From April 1996 to March 1998, Dr Lai was the General Manager (Standards & Technology) of Singapore Productivity & Standards Board. Dr Lai holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry and a PhD from the Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom.
Lum Tain Fore
Education: B.Sc Naval Architecture (Hons) (Newcastle University)Master in Business Administration (London Business School)
Mr. Lum Tain Fore is the Managing Director of Emfore Capital Partners Pte Ltd. Prior to a management buy-out, Emfore Capital was a subsidiary of the Kim Eng Group of Singapore.Prior to this, Mr Lum co- founded and managed Ginosko Management Group in Singapore. Ginosko was one of Singapore's technology incubators backed by the Singapore government. With Ginosko Management as a launch pad, he went on to form an early-to-growth stage VC fund, focusing on promising and innovative technology businesses in Asia.Prior to Ginosko, he held senior management positions at various multi-national corporations including Singapore Technologies, Cosa Lieberman, AMF etc. Apart from these stints, he also founded a precision engineering company - Techna Telesis - which had received fundings from various venture capitalists.Mr. Lum has a MBA from London Business School, England, a BSc ( Hons ) in Naval Architecture from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, England. He is a Singapore government Colombo Plan Scholar.
Lai Khoon Bak
Education:Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering (Singapore Polytechnic) Mr Lai's career span over 45 years. His most recent career was as a Regional Manager for Thomson Consumer Electronics, responsible for administrating product safety in Hong Kong, USA and Europe. He was also instrumental in Engineering product development in ShenZhen, China. As a Lead ISO 9000 inspector as well as Quality Control Inspector for engineering production, Mr Lai is also vital in the administrative process of the company. At 3dsense Media School, Mr Lai brings with him creative problem solving basing on his years of experience in a full fledge production company to engage the administrative process and challenges the school faces.
Education: B.Eng Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Hons) (University College London)Master in Business Administration (INSEAD)
At 3dsense, Alvin brings his experience in finance and marketing to the team. Prior to joining us he held the position of Assistant Vice President at various financial institutions, where he completed a wide range of corporate finance advisory projects and managed a portfolio of corporate and financial institution clients. He has worked in a global institutions including OCBC Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Barclays Capital. Currently, his core responsibilities at 3dsense includes the finance and marketing functions of the school. Alvin graduated from University College London, UK, with a Bachelor in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Hons). He obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.
Examination Board responsibilities
i. Provide feedback and recommendations to the management's review of the student assessment policy, including but not limited to- the conduct of examinations and assessments;- the duties and responsibilities of assessors;- the handling of appeals from students with regard to assessment matters.
ii. Approve end-of-course assessment papers, if any
iii. Participate in the moderation panel for academic results