NG Yong Sim


Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE)

Office Location

MEd, PGDE(Dist), BEng(Hons)


Office Telephone Number
6790 3853

Research Interests
D&T Pedagogy, design and technology education, technological applications in D&T

  • Yong Sim has taught in secondary schools in Singapore and was previously seconded to NIE as a Teaching Fellow before joining NIE as a Lecturer. He has experience in teaching Design & Technology and Mathematics. Before joining NIE, Yong Sim held the position of Senior Teacher(D&T) and has experience in mentoring teachers. He is committed to work involving Design & Technology education in the secondary schools and shared his professional practices to many D&T teachers in numerous D&T sharing platforms.


    Academic Background
    • MEd(Curriculum and Teaching), 2013, NIE/NTU, Singapore
    • PGDE(Sec)(Dist), 2006, NIE/NTU, Singapore
    • BEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering(Hons), 2002, NTU, Singapore
    • Dip in Electronics, Computer and Communication Engineering(Merit), 1997, Singapore Polytechnic


    Professional Organisations
    • International Technology Education and Engineer Association, USA
    • Design & Technology Association, UK
    • Design & Technology Educator Society, Singapore


    • Outstanding Contribution Award, 2015, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School
    • Long Service Award, 2013, Ministry of Education
    • Outstanding Contribution Award, 2010, Zhonghua Secondary School
    • School Innergy Award (Silver), 2009, Ministry of Education
    • Distinguished Honour Graduand Award (Teacher Officer Course), 2006, National Cadet Corps


    • QCN523 Teaching and Evaluating the Problem Solving Process
    • QCN524 Material Processing
    • QCN525 Managing and Teaching the Design and Technology Curriculum
    • INS0035 D&T Studio Safety in Secondary Schools
    • INS2093 Managing Resources in D&T Studio
    • INS2098 Idea Conceptualisation Through Idea Growing
    • INS2099 Material Processing for Beginning D&T Teacher (Plastics/Electronics)
    • INS2100 Material Processing for Beginning D&T Teacher (Metal)
    • INS2102 Supporting D&T Teachers in Facilitating Pupils' Application of Structure, Mechanisms and Electronics
    • INS2115 Teacher-Pupil Coach Designer
    • INS5138 Issues in Secondary School Design and Technology Education


    Research Interests
    • Issues and practices in Design & Technology Education
    • Methodologies in teaching and learning Design & Technology
    • Technological applications in Design and Technology Education
    • D&T programmes development in secondary schools


    Professional Activities
    • Knowledgeable Others – Clementi Town Secondary School (2016)
    • Core member – D&T Subject Chapter, MOE Academy of Singapore Teachers (2015)
    • Presenter – D&T Teachers’ Seminar (2014)
    • Presenter – Concurrent session, D&T Conference (2012)
    • Presenter – Concurrent session, D&T Conference (2011)
    • Presenter – D&T Teachers’ Seminar (2010)
    • Presenter – 3rd CPDD Professional sharing (2010)
    • Presenter – D&T Forum (2010)
    • Presenter – D&T Teachers’ Seminar (2009)