Winners of Systems Engineering Essay Competition 2013

The competition was jointly organised by Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI) and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Singapore Chapter. The annual contest, launched in 2012, was opened to both working professionals and students from local tertiary institutions. Submissions were judged for development of ideas and insights into systems engineering, organisation, clarity and writing ability. We thank our panel of four judges who were involved in the judging process.

We are grateful to our sponsors INCOSE Singapore Chapter, Professor John R. Clymer and Professor Joseph Kasser for their generous support.

Our heartiest congratulations to the winners!

Open Category

Best Paper Award

An Insight Review of the Systems Engineering Implementation for Rapid Transit System in Singapore
Oh Sin Hin, Joyce Hong Pek Foong, Mohammad Azron Basrun
Land Transport Authority

Merit Award

Exploring Conditions of Surge in the Singapore Healthcare System: A System Dynamics Approach
Fu Jiaming Carolyn
DSO National Laboratories

Merit Award

Systems Engineering Approach to Smoothen Bed Occupancy Rate by Designing Elective Admissions
Mack Pan Jiajia, Xie Weiyi
Jurong Health Service


Student Category

Best Paper Award

A Systems Engineering Perspective to Improve Workplace Safety in Singapore
Chan Xian Lun Brendan
Republic Polytechnic

Merit Award

Integrating Systems Engineering with Project Management in EPCI Projects in Offshore and Marine Industry of Singapore
Shubham Khare
Nanyang Technological University

Merit Award

Innovative Strategic Co-Location for More Efficient Production of Industrial Water
Sim S.T. Victor
Nanyang Technological University


Prizes

Winners of the Best Paper Award receive:


  • Free admission to the Gurus in Systems Thinking workshop worth S$2000.
  • Free 1-year membership to International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Shopping vouchers worth S$200
  • Certificate of commendation

Winners of the Best Paper Award receive:


  • Shopping vouchers (for the Open Category)
  • Shopping vouchers + book prizes (for the Student Category)

All authors will receive certificate of participation.



Systems Engineering Essay Competition 2015


Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI) and International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Singapore Chapter are jointly organising the Systems Engineering Essay Competition 2013. This competition aims to raise the profile of systems engineering in Singapore and to encourage authors to explore and expound on a wide range of its applications in Singapore’s context.

We invite working professionals and students who are passionate about systems engineering to participate in this competition. You may choose any of your special interest areas which include, but are not limited to:


  • Defence
  • Education System
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health care
  • Public housing
  • Security
  • Transport
  • Water resource management

The focus of the essay is on fresh ideas, proposals and insights on systems engineering in your chosen subject of interest.


Open to Working Professionals and Students

  • Open Category is for working professionals from industry, government and academia
  • Student Category is for students from local tertiary institutions

Essay Submission

Please submit your essays to Ms Janey Chng at tdscywj@nus.edu.sg by 18 Aug 2014.


Essay Judging

Submitted essays will be judged on a range of parameters including clear objective, insight into systems engineering, technical depth, substantiation of concepts, clarity of expression, effective communication of ideas, and references.

Essay must be written and presented in English with up to 5,000 words, in font type Arial/Times New Roman, font size 12.

The judging panel comprises

  • Associate Professor Aaron Chia, President, International Council on Systems Engineering Singapore Chapter
  • Associate Professor Poh Kim Leng, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, NUS
  • Associate Professor Joseph Kasser, Visiting Professor, Temasek Defence Systems Institute, Fellow at INCOSE
  • Mr Alex Lee, Deputy Director, Defence Science and Technology Agency

Prizes

All qualified participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Winner for the Best Paper Award will receive the following prizes:

  • Free admission to the Gurus in Systems Thinking workshop worth S$2000
  • Free 1-year membership to International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Shopping vouchers worth S$200
  • A certificate of commendation