Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, BEng (Hons)

Programme Overview

The Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering (MDME) degree programme is a three-year honours programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University (NU). Through a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that combines essential knowledge from mechanical design, mechatronics and manufacturing, the programme is designed to meet the manpower needs of local engineering and manufacturing industries.

Students will learn about fundamental principles in mechanical engineering including statics, dynamics, materials, solid and fluid mechanics, control, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Following these fundamentals, they will then be exposed to a curriculum that promotes process improvement and innovation in manufacturing as a specialisation including topics on manufacturing technology, industrial automation, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, factory operations and production management. Students will learn to work independently, as well as in groups to collaboratively meet and exceed engineering project objectives.

Within the duration of the course, students will undertake the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at local engineering companies, to apply the knowledge gained from the course, accumulate valuable work experience, and network with industry stalwarts. As part of the IWSP curriculum, students will also work on engineering design and productivity projects which may be carried through to their studies as Capstone Projects in the penultimate year of the programme. In order to add further value and provide practical skills that are relevant to the industry, students will have the opportunity to pursue the Lean Six Sigma professional certification. MDME graduates will be practice-oriented and work-ready to develop solutions for the engineering sector and enhance processes in the manufacturing industry.

Programme Highlights

  • A Robust and Industry-relevant Curriculum

Students will be taught a curriculum that synergises fundemental mechanical engineering knowledge with recent technological advancements in mechatronics and manufacturing principles. They will be equipped with the pre-requisite knowledge that encourages critical thinking and analytical skills which will prepare them for the engineering profession and also facilitate their progression to the chartered professional engineer status. Graduates are expected to meet the growing manpower demands and expertise requirements of local industries in the areas of design, industrial automation and productivity for manufacturing.

  • Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

Students will undertake their IWSP in engineering and manufacturing industries which provide excellent opportunities to gain product design and operations management experience.

Eligibility and Exemption

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

Applicants must note the following additional English requirements for this programme:
(To be submitted two weeks before class commencement)

a. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or
b. IELTS 6.5 or better

Integrating Work and Study

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

Students will undergo a 26-week work attachment at a company relevant to their area of study, which provides an excellent opportunity to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practiced in the real world. 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 be the platform through which students are challenged during their work attachment stint to initiate innovative projects under the guidance of SIT’s IWSP and company-appointed supervisors.

Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

Students will have to undergo a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to engineering companies, and key cultural sites.


Year 1
Year 1 (MDME)

1. Engineering Mathematics I
2. Engineering Mathematics II
3. Statics
4. Mechanics of Materials
5. Materials for Engineers
6. Fundamentals of Thermofluids
7. Programming
8. Electrical Circuits and Electronics
9. Fabrication and Prototyping Practices
10. Concurrent Design and Manufacturing

Year 2
Year 2 (MDME)

1. Dynamics
2. Control of Dynamic Systems
3. Design of Mechanical Systems
4. Electromechanical Systems Technology
5. Real-Time Systems
6. Applications of Thermofluids
7. Developments in Materials and Processes
8. Materials and Manufacturing
9. Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
10. Engineering Economics and Project Management
11. Finance, Law and Standards for Engineers
12. Technical Writing and Effective Communication
13. Career and Professional Development
Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

Year 3
Year 3 (MDME)

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
1. Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation
2. Mechatronics Systems
3. Robotics
4. Industrial Automation
5. Manufacturing Systems Management
6. 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)