4 March 2011
5 & 6 MARCH 2011 AT MOE HQ
This weekend, you will find a microcosm of Singapore’s booming industries at the Ministry of Education Headquarters (MOE HQ). With an expected 5,000 visitors thronging down to the Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) Open House 2011 (5-6 March 2011), the venue will be bursting with career-minded polytechnic graduates and their families in tow, seeking degree opportunities in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nursing, Digital Media, Culinary Arts Management and Hospitality.
Bringing Education From Around The World To Local Polytechnic Students
And all for a good reason – visitors to SIT’s Open House 2011 will get the unique opportunity to listen to and interact with all 7 overseas university partners in one location, right in the heart of MOE HQ. SIT’s current overseas universities are world- renowned and their locations span both the US and Europe: DigiPen Institute of Technology (DigiPen); University of Glasgow (UOG); The University of Manchester (UOM); University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (NU); Technische Universität München (TUM); The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Since January this year, SIT entered into a new partnership with the University of Glasgow and The University of Manchester.
SIT offers globally recognised, industry-focused degrees specifically designed to the discerning polytechnic student’s palette. Apart from its existing degrees, SIT launched 7 new degree programmes early this year for its August 2011 intake; the newest of which is TUM’s Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. SIT aims to double its cohort intake to 1,000 students for Academic Year (AY) 2011, up from 500 students in AY2010.
Polytechnic students can also learn more about the financial assistance schemes and scholarships available to them. Over the past year, SIT expanded its pool of scholarship providers to include industry leaders such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Singapore as well as various public healthcare groups. Last month, SIT announced a total of 20 new scholarships for the first cohort of students pursuing the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing Practice degree programme with The University of Manchester.
Details of the open house can be found at the SIT website at http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/announcements. For more information on SIT’s http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/undergraduate-programmes.
SIT Admission Exercise
SIT’s admission exercise is from 1 February – 20 March 2011. Interested students can apply via the SIT website at www.SingaporeTech.edu.sg. SIT takes a holistic approach in assessing applicants, taking into consideration academic results, extra-curricular interests and the candidate’s passion and personal qualities. Relevant work experience will also be considered and all shortlisted applicants will be assessed through interviews. For specific programmes, students may also have to submit portfolios or essays.
About Singapore Institute of Technology
SIT was established by the Ministry of Education in 2009 to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates. In consultation with various government agencies, SIT has brought to Singapore some of the best degree programmes in the world by partnering reputable overseas universities. These programmes are highly industry-focused and targeted at key growth sectors of the economy.
SIT is committed to a unique tri-partite collaborative model with the overseas university partners and the five local polytechnics to offer polytechnic graduates more opportunities for learning at tertiary level. Additionally, SIT’s unique ‘distributed campus’ model means that programmes are conducted at SIT facilities within each polytechnic, allowing for greater synergy and efficiency with regards to infrastructure and facilities.
SIT students are assessed holistically for both academic excellence and passion. All students are conferred the exact same degree as their counterparts at the home universities and are required to undergo an overseas immersion programme at their respective overseas university’s home campus.
At steady state, SIT aims to take in at least 2000 full-time students per academic year. There are plans to eventually offer part-time degree programmes to cater to full-time working professionals.