Electrical Power Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Programme Overview
The Electrical Power Engineering (EPE) programme is a three-year honours degree jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University (NU). As the first locally-offered, dedicated electrical power engineering undergraduate programme, the curriculum is specially customised to meet industry demand in Singapore. It will play an important role in increasing the number of graduates to address the workforce demand in the power sector whilst fulfilling the country’s vision of becoming a Smart Nation. As a joint programme, it will leverage on the expertise and resources of both SIT and NU.

Graduates from the SIT-NU EPE programme are needed in diverse sectors including electrical power generation, electrical power transmission and distribution, renewable energy, smart grid, land transportation, power and automation, oil and gas, and liquefied natural gas. Through a rigorous curriculum with strong industry focus, graduates will be theoretically-grounded and practice-oriented. This will equip them with the necessary technical competence, tools and personal skills that will enable them to continue to develop their understanding, expertise and professionalism as they progress through their career. Having a solid foundation will also facilitate lifelong learning as they embark on their engineering career.

Programme Highlights
This degree programmes specialises in the domain of Electrical Power Engineering with emphasis on:

  • Electrical Power Generation
  • High Voltage Technology
  • Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Power Electronics
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Renewable Energy

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A level graduates are welcome to apply.

Integrating Work and Study

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
Students of the joint programme will undergo six months of Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at a company relevant to their area of study. The IWSP is an integral part of applied learning as it provides an opportunity for students to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practiced in the real world, and vice-versa. The extended period of IWSP, with students performing real work, also provides an opportunity for companies to evaluate the suitability of students as potential employees.

Besides producing practice-oriented graduates, IWSP will also be the platform through which students will be challenged during their work attachment stint to initiate innovative projects under the guidance of SIT’s IWSP academic supervisors and company-appointed work supervisors. Through such projects, students will be given the opportunity to develop engineering solutions for the projects they have identified. In this way, the IWSP will be a key platform that contributes to the inculcation of the SIT-DNA in every student.

Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
All students will have to complete a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme will include academic lectures, industry visits, library and career talks, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final year dissertation projects, as well as visits to local companies, museums and key cultural sites.


Year 1
Year 1

1. Circuit Theory
2. Electronics
3. Electricity and Magnetism
4. Signals and Communications
5. C Programming
6. Engineering Mathematics I
7. Engineering Mathematics II
8. Technical Writing and Effective Communication

Year 2
Year 2

1. Automatic Control
2. Electrical Systems
3. Analogue Electronics
4. Computer Systems and Microprocessors
5. Digital Electronics
6. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
7. Signals and Systems
8. Project and Career Professional Development
9. Accounting, Finance and Law for Engineers
Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

Year 3
Year 3

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
1. State Space Analysis and Controller Design
2. Electrical Machines and Generators
3. Power Electronics
4. Generation Transmission and Distribution
5. Renewable Energy Systems
6. High Voltage Technology
7. Capstone Project

Campus Location
SIT@NYP Building
SIT@NYP Building

Nanyang Polytechnic
172A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 567739
(beside Blk Q of NYP campus)