Academic Profile : Faculty

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Mr Joel Ong
ICC Specialist, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Office
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core Office
Joel serves on the faculty teaching entrepreneurship, innovation, design thinking, career development, sociology, social sciences, technology and society at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

Joel received his Postgraduate, Honours and Bachelor degrees in Economics and Sociology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has extensive experience in education and career coaching, policy research, strategic planning, governance and grants management at the Singapore Government and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Joel is an IBM-certified practitioner in artificial intelligence, data science, cloud computing, enterprise design thinking and was a Ministry of Education (MOE) Career Guidance Counsellor (Advanced Certificate in Career Development Facilitation from SUSS Institute of Adult Learning, Centre for Credentialing and Education, USA).
Artificial Intelligence Governance and Ethics
Science, Technology and Society
Charity and Non-Profit Governance
Policy Formulation and Analysis
Career Development Facilitation and Counselling
Honourable Mention
Times Academic Press Sociology Book Prize Competition
National University of Singapore

Dean’s List, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Long Service Award
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Productivity Award
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Ministry of Defence, Singapore Armed Forces
- Good Service Medal
- National Service Excellence Award
Fellowships & Other Recognition
National University of Singapore
Overseas Exchange Programme to University of Otago, New Zealand
Courses Taught
Student Feedback on Teaching (SFT) scores up to 4.76 out of 5.

Nanyang Technological University

ML0004: Career and Innovative Enterprise for the Future World (Year 2 Core)

Singapore University of Social Sciences

SSC211e: Social Research Methods (Year 2 Core - Course Leader)
SOC263e: Sociology of Education (Year 2 - Course Leader)
SSC207: Technology, Globalisation and Change (Year 2)
SOC203: Living Sociology (Year 2)
SOC205: Singapore Society (Year 2)
SSC109e: Introduction to Social Sciences (Year 1 Core)
SSC113: The Social Self (Year 1 Core)

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

World Issues: Singapore's Perspective (Year 2 and 3 Prescribed)
Exploring Contemporary Issues (Year 1 Prescribed)