About Newton International College
Newton International College (NIC), formerly known as SMDC Business School, was established in 2001 as a descendant of Straits Union English School, which had been in operation since the late 1920s. In 2010, the company name was changed to Newton International College to reflect the new business strategy of offering business courses to both foreign and local students.
In 2013, NIC’s new shareholders introduced many new diploma programmes to fulfill market demand. NIC developed specialised courses in the PEI sector that were only available at local polytechnics and BCA academy. NIC is the first PEI to offer a specialised course on building operations (post-construction), facilities management (FM), and mechanical and electrical engineering services. “Higher Diploma in FM and M&E Engineering Services” became popular in the sector, and many local companies send their staff to take HDFMME, which covers management and engineering abilities. In a few years, NIC might lead in FM and M&E courses.
Students and graduates refer many new students. Local companies urge their graduates to study building at NIC. More than 95% of our students and graduates are holding work permits, Spass and few employment pass. They’re from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, and China.
Over 300 part-time students are pursuing diplomas at the college, with 10% supported by their companies. Land Transport Authority, Changi Airport Group, Singapore Land Authority, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore Power, Jurong Town Corporation, Surbana, ST Synthesis, ISS Pte Ltd, Singapore Technologies, Jurong Town Corporation, Sang Yong, Peta Ocean, Low Keng Huat (S) Pte Ltd, Woh Hup, CBM, Teambuild Construction Pte Ltd, Fonda Construction, Hyundai Construction, Samsung, and others sponsors.
NIC is a one-stop shop for Diploma courses, Advanced, Higher Diploma courses, and a wide range of Singapore Certificate Courses and WSQ with high accreditation.
For over a decade, NIC has been teaching professionals from both the private and public sectors in Singapore with a comprehensive range of certificate courses, Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses, and degrees in business and engineering. Additionally, the Ministry of Manpower and the SCDF have recognised NIC’s ability for more than two decades.
Our certificate courses (mainly WSQ) are open to funding through the Skills Future scheme, offering a discounted option for professionals looking to further develop their skills in a rapidly evolving environment to promote student accessibility and multiply teacher workflow performance. Students can now complete their assignments at any time and from anywhere without any problems.
At Newton International College, we aspire to offer excellence and expertise irrespective of the course one has selected, offering consistently high-quality education in our diploma and certificate courses to ensure that our students can support society greatly.
NIC provides our students with the necessary knowledge and skills through our diverse related fields of engineering, built environment, business management, administrative, tourism & hospitality management, occupational safety, and information technology.
The knowledge and development made at NIC with highly resourceful lecturers would fulfill each and every student’s needs. NIC is dedicated to educating students who share information in an engaging and versatile way. Therefore, it is established for students as a national and regional academy.
Since the Private Education Act was enacted in 2009, NIC has successfully obtained a consecutive three-time successful 4-year ERF cycle. After the last successful renewal, the management team’s business plan is to achieve Edutrust Certification to maintain standards in providing services and continual improvement.
For more than two decades, our true educational services and holistic student development have helped thousands of NIC graduates successfully settle into their employment. Additional activities, such as industry visits and graduation ceremonies at the end of the academic year and inter-college sporting events such as talent shows and celebrations are indeed part of the NIC ethos.
Hundreds of students’ honest testimonies enabled us to grow many successful products. Our market presence for long period is due to word of mouth from successful graduates