Both scholarships allow you to pursue engineering or related courses. The main differences between a PSC Scholarship and a PSC Scholarship (Engineering) lies in the career pathway.
The PSC Scholarship (Engineering) is designed for persons with a clear interest for a specialised engineering careers in the Public Service. The PSC Scholarship (Engineering) develops individuals for leadership positions in the engineering and technology sectors in the Public Service. This scholarship offers you opportunities to work in three broad Engineering clusters; namely (i) Defence and Security (D&S), (ii) Information and Communications Technology and Smart Systems (ICT&SS), and (iii) Infrastructure and Environment (I&E).
During your studies, you will be offered developmental programmes (including internships) organised by your engineering parent agency as well as PSC. Your parent agency will closely mentor and guide you in your field of study, and after you return from your studies, you will join your parent agency to build foundational expertise in your technical field.
In comparison, the PSC Scholarship is designed to build broad-based skills in policy formulation in the early part of your career. Under the PSC Scholarship, the initial years of your civil service career would be geared towards developing you as a generalist policy leader in the initial phase, though there would be opportunities to specialise in specific sectors subsequently if you are found suitable.