FAQs

What degree programmes does SIT offer?

SIT currently offers 41 degree programmes, of which 11 are SIT’s own degree programmes, 12 are SIT joint degree programmes and 18 are overseas university programmes (in partnership with 7 reputable overseas universities).

SIT Degree Programmes:

  • Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) and (Land)
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Information & Communications Technology (Information Security) and (Software Engineering)
  • Accountancy
  • Hospitality Business
  • Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)New
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Radiation Therapy

Joint Degrees:

  • Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) – with DigiPen Institute of Technology,
  • Diagnostic Radiography – with Trinity College Dublin
  • Physiotherapy – with Trinity College Dublin
  • Nursing – with University of Glasgow
  • Food Technology – with Massey University
  • Electrical Power Engineering Newwith Newcastle University
  • Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering Newwith Newcastle University
  • Chemical Engineering Newwith Newcastle University
  • Marine Engineering Newwith Newcastle University
  • Naval Architecture Newwith Newcastle University
  • Offshore Engineering Newwith Newcastle University
  • Civil Engineering Newwith University of Glasgow
How are the overseas universities partners selected?

SIT works closely with the Ministry of Education (MOE) as well as with other ministries and economic agencies, such as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Health (MOH), Economic Development Board (EDB) and Media Development Authority (MDA), to identify the programme areas that support the growth sectors of our economy. Thereafter, SIT identifies suitable universities that provide high-quality training in these areas, have good academic standing and strong industry reputation, and are committed to providing quality education for SIT students.

Does SIT offer part-time degree programmes?

All SIT degree programmes are currently conducted on a full-time basis. However, there are plans to offer part-time degree programmes in the near future.

How many intakes does SIT have per year?

SIT has only 1 intake per year. The academic calendar varies according to the individual degree programmes awarded by SIT and the overseas university partners.

Please click on the Academic Calendar of SIT and our overseas university partners below:

Singapore Institute of Technology

Newcastle University
Technische Universität München (TUM Asia)
University of Glasgow
Trinity College Dublin
The Glasgow School of Art
DigiPen Institute of Technology
University of Liverpool
The Culinary Institute of America
Massey University

Will there be opportunities for Industrial Attachment (IA) or Overseas Exchange during the course of study?

All SIT students will have the opportunity to go for an overseas exchange during the course of their studies.

Students pursuing degree programmes with SIT’s overseas partners will have the opportunity of attending a 3 to 17-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) at the home campuses of their overseas universities. During their OIP, they will attend lectures, tutorials, workshops and go on industry visits.

Students pursuing the degree programmes awarded by SIT will be required to undertake an 8 to 12-month work attachment under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), where they will apply what they learn in the classroom to their actual work environment. They will also have the opportunity to go on an overseas study trip during the course of their studies.

Are SIT degrees widely accepted by employers?

SIT partners reputable overseas universities that are widely accredited both locally and abroad. SIT also works closely with industry partners to identify the areas where trained graduates are needed, thus ensuring that the programmes offered are industry-relevant and students are prepared for employment in the identified growth sectors.

Does SIT allow successful applicants to defer commencement of their studies for 1 to 2 years after they have been offered a place?

Only successful male applicants serving full-time National Service (NS) in Singapore will be allowed deferment upon the acceptance of their SIT offers as they are required to complete their NS liability before pursuing their tertiary education.

Offers which are not accepted by the stipulated closing date would be deemed to have lapsed.

Does SIT offer graduate programmes?

SIT currently focuses on offering high quality undergraduate degree programmes. We would look at offering postgraduate programmes in the near future. 

Can I apply for any SIT degree programme? Are there any restrictions on the programmes that I can apply?

You can refer to the list of relevant diplomas acceptable for admission to the respective degree programmes.

Does SIT offer any short courses?

Currently, SIT does not offer any short courses.

Where will the degree programmes be taught?

Please refer to the programme venues below:

VENUE

DEGREE PROGRAMME

UNIVERSITY

SIT@Dover

Bachelor of Accountancy with Honours

Singapore Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (Electromechanical Systems) - Joint Degree with DigiPen Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours – Joint Degree with Massey University

Master of Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow

SIT@SP Building

Master of Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)

Singapore Institute of Technology

Master of Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

Bachelor of Arts in Game Design

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aeronautical Engineering

University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Systems

SIT@NP Building

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Marine Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University

Singapore Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture – Joint Degree with Newcastle University

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Offshore Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing – Joint Degree with University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design Engineering

University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics

SIT@Dover and SIT@NP Building

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University

Singapore Institute of Technology

SIT@TP Building

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design

The Glasgow School of Art

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminology and Security

University of Liverpool

SIT@NYP Building

Bachelor of Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Singapore Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University

Singapore Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering – Joint Degree with Newcastle University

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

Trinity College Dublin

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)

Bachelor of Science (Radiation Therapy)

SIT@RP Building

Bachelor of Hospitality Business with Honours

Singapore Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing Science

University of Glasgow

Temasek Polytechnic

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management

The Culinary Institute of America

 
How and when can I apply for admission?

Application for admission to SIT degree programmes typically opens in mid-January to March every year. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online at our portal during the Admission period.

What is the admission criteria?

SIT adopts a holistic approach in assessing applicants for admission. Applicants are evaluated on their academic qualifications, co-curricular activity records and work experience. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview.

Specific requirements for pre-university qualifications can be found below:

Polytechnic Diploma from Singapore
GCE A Levels & International Baccalaureate
Other Qualifications

In addition, programme-specific requirements apply for the following overseas university partners:

• The University of Glasgow
• The Glasgow School of Art
• DigiPen Institute of Technology
• The Culinary Institute of America

 
What is the application process and what are the important dates to note?

Please refer to the application process and important dates here.

What is the minimum GPA required for a local polytechnic diploma holder to get into SIT?

SIT adopts a holistic approach in assessing polytechnic upgraders for admission by considering the following:

Diploma from one of the 5 local polytechnics in Singapore

• Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results (where applicable)

• Work experience/Internships

• Interview performance

• Recommendation letters from former/current employers (optional)

In general, there is no fixed minimum GPA to secure admission into SIT degree programmes although competition is keen every year. 

Can polytechnic students apply for admission using their first 5 semesters' results?

Yes, polytechnic students in their final semester of their diploma programmes can apply for admission with their first 5 semesters' results. However, it is mandatory to submit their final semester results upon receiving them to complete their application.

Can I apply with diploma qualifications awarded by a foreign or private institution?

Applicants with diploma awarded by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, La Salle College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School can be considered for admission to selected courses.

*eligible for design-related programmes only.

Can Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) holders apply for admission to SIT degree programmes?

Applicants who do not possess a full-time diploma qualification from a Polytechnic in Singapore, but have completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB), are eligible to apply for degree programmes listed here.

How many degree programme choices are provided for in the online application?

Applicants may indicate up to 5 degree programmes, in order of preference.

Can I submit my resume/recommendation letters from my employers/polytechnic lecturers to support my application?

Yes, you can submit additional relevant documents to support your application. You may upload additional documents using the link provided in the online application form. For e.g. Endorsement of F&B industry experience for the application to The Culinary Institute of America’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management – special requirement.

Will SIT consider part-time work experience as part of my total work experience?

Yes, part-time work experience is considered valid work experience in the holistic assessment for admission.

Is there a separate application for international students?

No. All applicants regardless of their citizenship should apply via the same online application portal.

Can students with overseas qualifications apply for admission?

Yes, applicants who have completed a formal 12-year education (e.g. Cambridge ‘A’ Levels, STPM, Indian Standard 12, Indonesia SMA UAN) and do not possess a polytechnic diploma qualification, are only eligible to apply for degree programmes listed here.

What are the acceptable international high school qualifications?

International applicants seeking admission to SIT should have completed at least 12 years of formal education. Acceptable high school qualifications are as follows:

• ‘A’ Levels
• American High School Diploma
• Australian High School (AUSMAT, HSC, SACE, VCE)
• China (PRC) National College Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
• Indian Standard 12
• Indonesian SMA UAN
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
• La Salle College of the Arts (for design-related programmes only)
• Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (for design-related programmes only)
• NUS High School Diploma
• Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
• Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
• Vietnamese High School Graduation Examination
• Other qualifications (e.g. Bangladeshi HSC, Canadian Pre-University Qualifications, German Arbitur, Myanmar High School Examination, New Zealand University Entrance, etc)

Applicants presenting any of the international qualifications stated above will be assessed by the following:

• High School Certificate
• Other qualifications where applicable (i.e. IELTS, SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL)
• Work experience/internships
• Interview performance
• Recommendation letters from former/current employers (optional)

Do I need to sit for an entrance examination?

Applicants who do not meet certain admission requirements (for selected courses) may be required to take an entrance test.

How will I be assigned an application number?

You will receive an application number via email after you have submitted your online application. If you do not receive an application number, please check that you have saved all your application pages and have clicked the ‘Submit’ button on your application form.

The application requires applicants to key in the grades that they have obtained in their polytechnic studies. How should I key in my grades?

Calculate the number of Distinctions/ As/ Bs/ Cs/ Ds/ Es/ Fs/ Ps that you have obtained in your polytechnic diploma course and enter them at Step 3 of the application form. Please also input your Polytechnic Cumulative GPA and 'Certificate-of-Merit (COM)' status accordingly.

How do I submit my supporting documents?

You should submit your supporting documents by uploading them at Step 11 of the online application form. Please ensure that all transcripts/academic results/recommendation letters/portfolios (if applicable) are uploaded online.

You may refer to the following instructions if you are unclear on how to do so:

a) Do a print-screen of your transcript/academic result.
b) Paste it onto a Microsoft Word document.
c) Once you have pasted all the required transcripts/results to the Microsoft Word document, save the file as a .docx file.
d) Close the file and upload the file on the online application form. Kindly ensure that Microsoft Word is closed before uploading the document.
e) Alternatively, applicants may also scan and save the required documents in pdf or jpeg format.

Is there a specific format I should adhere to when I upload my transcripts and certificates?

You should refer to the following web-links for examples on the required format of each individual transcript:

  1. SPM (E1119)
  2. Nanyang Polytechnic
  3. Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  4. Republic Polytechnic
  5. Singapore Polytechnic
  6. Temasek Polytechnic

Please upload in chronological order, i.e. from 1st to 6th semester, if applicable.

How do I withdraw my application after I have submitted it?

If you wish to withdraw your application, please email to adm@singaporetech.edu.sg (local qualifications) or adm.intl@singaporetech.edu.sg (foreign qualifications) with your full name, NRIC and application number, stating your intention to withdraw your application, and we will update your status accordingly. However, the application fees will not be refundable if you have already paid for them.

How do I update my particulars or rectify a mistake if I have already submitted my application?

Please email to adm@singaporetech.edu.sg (local qualifications) or adm.intl@singaporetech.edu.sg (foreign qualifications) with your full name, NRIC, application number and the details of the correction required. We will update your application and notify you accordingly.

Can I download and submit a hard copy application?

Applications must be submitted online.

I have submitted my original documents for my application. Can I retrieve them back?

You should only submit soft copies of your supporting documents by uploading them on the online application portal. All hardcopy documents submitted to SIT are non-returnable.

When will I be informed of the outcome of my application?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email from April - May.

How do I retrieve my password to my application if I have forgotten it?

Please click here and select the 'Forgot your password' button at the portal. An auto-generated email will be sent to inform you of your new password.

How and when can I appeal to be reconsidered for admission if my application is unsuccessful?

If you wish to appeal against the outcome of your application, you are required to submit an online appeal via the SIT Application Portal during the appeal exercise (26 May - 2 June 2017).

You will be allowed to submit 1 appeal course choice and you may state your reason for reconsideration in approximately 200 words.

The outcome of online appeals will be released by first half of June 2017.

Which SIT degree programmes am I eligible to apply for with my specific diploma?

You can refer to the list of relevant diplomas acceptable for admission to our degree programmes.

How can I make payment for the application fee?

Payment of Application Fee can be made through one of the following modes:

1. Online Payment (Debit/Credit Card/Internet Banking)

Applicants can make payment of their Application Fee using the SIT Admissions Portal.

Please refer to the Payment Guide for the steps.

2. NETS

NETS payment can only be made at the SIT Student Services Centre (SSC) at SIT@Dover and the respective SIT@Poly buildings.

Operating Hours:     Monday to Friday

                                   9:00am to 5:00pm

The SSCs will be closed on Saturday, Sunday as well as Public Holidays

Students need to be mindful of their personal daily NETS transaction limit before making payment via NETS.

Please note that your Applicant ID/Application Number is required for payment at SSC.

I am a current SIT student and I wish to change my programme. Should I submit a new application through the SIT Admissions portal?

No, the SIT Admissions portal is only meant for new applicants. For a change of programme, please apply via the Student Portal. For details, please refer here.