Authentic learning through work-study is an integral aspect of the SIT applied learning pedagogy. The integration of classroom knowledge with real-world applications creates an authentic and hands-on learning environment with strong industry orientation. It provides an engaging learning opportunity for students to acquire work-ready skills. All SIT undergraduate degree programmes and joint undergraduate degree programmes incorporate a substantive work-study curriculum component, which involves close collaboration with relevant industries to provide real work experience for the students in their fields of specialisation. SIT’s applied learning pedagogy is underpinned by 2 strong pillars: Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) and Capstone Projects.
Integrated Work Study Programme
The implementation of work-study in the curriculum can take the form of Industry Attachment/Induction and IWSP. IWSP is an integral and compulsory component for all SIT-conferred and joint degree programmes. It leverages on the expertise of our job-ready students and develops in them a keen response to the expectations of industry. Students will learn how they can bring innovation to industry and bring back their knowledge and experience of industry to their study. In support of its applied learning pedagogy and in response to the needs of industry partners and students, SIT adopts a trimester system to provide flexibility in how we can shape the timing of the IWSP.
Capstone projects serve as the culmination and integrative experience of an educational programme. Capstone projects aim to provide students with the opportunity to apply what they have learnt at SIT and to innovate and solve real-world problems pertaining to industry and their fields of study. Undergraduate students are thus encouraged to draw upon their IWSP experiences in the formulation of capstone projects. Examples of capstone projects include (but are not limited to) design projects, research projects and theses.