With a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study, the degree programmes feature the signature Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) that exemplifies the best of university-industry collaboration. Students are immersed in the real working world for up to 12 months, allowing them to gain practical job skills and be work-ready.

As part of the applied learning curriculum, applied research is weaved into students’ learning experience, where they work on real industry problems and create solutions to meet industry needs. By working closely with the industry, students gain insights and emerge as deep specialists in their chosen fields.

Established in 2009 and gazetted as an autonomous university in 2014, SIT currently has six distributed campuses, with its main campus in SIT@Dover. The future campus will be part of the Punggol Digital District that will feature a fit-for-purpose campus where the reimagining of higher education can take place within a community setting.

The university advocates the work-learn continuum and strives to instil within its students a culture of lifelong learning and continuous upskilling and reskilling. SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits that form the SIT-DNA: Thinking Tinkerers; Able to Learn, Unlearn and Relearn; Catalysts for Transformation; and Grounded in the Community.

Professor Tan Thiam Soon

President's Welcome

At SIT, applied learning forms a big part of what we do. We focus on building your skills to solve real-world problems, so you can navigate the future of work.

Our education philosophy emphasises critical thinking and hands-on learning with collaborative industry experiences, starting from year one. We put this into practice through learning by doing, empowering our students with a work-learn mindset for life.

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A leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community.


To develop individuals who build on their interests and talents to impact society by providing a nurturing environment that is uniquely enriched by world-class partners.

SIT's Core Values: PRIDE

Our core values support our vision and mission. It is the foundation of our workplace culture and reflects the behaviours that shape the way we work with one another and our industry partners.

United in Purpose
  • Build a strong sense of purpose
  • Work cohesively as a team
Respect for Others
  • Earn the trust and extend respect by exemplary behaviour
  • Be professional and open towards diverse views and values
Uncompromising Integrity
  • Set to achieve the highest ethical standards and professionalism
  • Be truthful and accountable to self, organisation and society at all times
Purposeful Dynamism
  • Embrace change
  • Be enterprising, creative, adaptable and daring to take risks
Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
  • Strive for alignment of personal and organisational excellence in pursuit of shared purpose
  • Be a learning organisation through continuous learning, unlearning and re-learning

Our History

We started in 2009 as an institute of higher learning, providing wider opportunities for polytechnic graduates to obtain an overseas university degree locally. Our reputable overseas university partners offered specialised degrees in the fields of engineering, science and technology. We operated as an institution for five years before becoming a public autonomous university in 2014, offering our own applied degrees.

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Students embody the values of the university they enrol in. The SIT-DNA serves as guiding principles for curriculum design, pedagogical approach and student interaction. The four traits are encoded into students' characteristics, likened to an individual's DNA. 

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Applied Learning

Learning by doing is the foundation of applied learning. Our extensive Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) promotes active learning, allowing students to undertake six to 12 months of relevant work with our industry partners to develop specialised skills.

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Connect With Our Staff

We're always on the lookout to collaborate on industry and community projects. Get to know our Faculty members and Professional Officers.