To maximise the potential of our learners and to innovate with industry, through an integrated applied learning and research approach, so as to contribute to the economy and society.
SIT in 2024 is envisioned to be a key university in Singapore that lives and breathes industry, with its students and alumni (collectively called SITizens) being thinking tinkerers, lifelong learners and catalysts for transformation who care for the community and stay connected to SIT and their fellow SITizens. SIT in 2024 would have achieved the following:
SIT has effectively deployed an innovative applied learning pedagogy built on the platforms provided by the Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) as well as capstone and collaborative projects sourced from industry. These help students to integrate learning and acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities in real work situations, which will not only ensure that SIT students stand above other students but also inculcate the desired attributes appreciated by employers in all industries. The industry knows that IWSP is more than a traditional internship, and to strengthen this aspect, SIT provides institutional support, including the technical skills of SIT’s professional officers, to the students at work. Regular interactions of SIT faculty and professional officers with industry through their supervision of IWSP students and capstone projects inform the curriculum in SIT and ensure its relevance to the evolving needs of industry and Singapore’s economy.
SIT has about 23,000 alumni out in the industry of their choice. Most of them would have some global or regional exposure and are an increasingly important link between industry and SIT. SIT has built strong relationships with its alumni and encourages them to provide opportunities for their juniors and to network among themselves.
SIT has developed a thriving and symbiotic partnership with industry and community in formulating and delivering on its education and research programmes. Industry and community involvement is evident and sustained in all educational, applied research and innovation activities at SIT. These activities are not just confined to the SIT campus but also take place on the premises of industry and community partners.
SIT is an applied research and innovation hub that collaborates with industry deeply and widely, supporting the transformation of Singapore’s industry in productivity, innovation, and manpower development. SIT has built a network of applied research centres and programmes and developed its Punggol campus into an open living laboratory to support the industry in its transformation journey.
SIT continues to leverage its network of overseas university partners to respond quickly and nimbly to new or changing industry needs, especially in areas where expertise is not readily available in Singapore. These partnerships now extend beyond undergraduate programmes to continuing education and applied research. The partners co-locate with SIT in our Punggol Campus and have become an integral part of the SIT ecosystem to provide a distinctive global and regional educational experience to help prepare SIT students for a globally competitive economy.
SIT is a robust, enterprising, and dynamic people-oriented organisation that is underpinned by a strong culture that sees its people being united in purpose, mutually respectful of one another, continually seeking new innovative ways to improve its work processes, dynamic in a purposeful way and always striving for excellence. It is an effective and efficient learning organisation, leveraging data analytics and technology in carrying out its operations.
SIT’s new campus in Punggol is situated within a garden/park setting with a water-front facing. It is the anchor entity drawing in the surrounding community to transform Punggol into a true university town. Its overseas university and some industry partners are co-located in a purpose-built campus working with SIT in a stimulating learning environment that is everything about applied learning and research. The University is a living laboratory, pulsating with industry in and around its buildings. There are numerous makerspaces, project hubs and self-directed group learning spaces to support the unique pedagogy of SIT.