The SIT-DNA is a set of traits that we aim to cultivate in our students. As SITizens go through their learning journeys, they develop and eventually embody these traits, setting them up to be future-ready. Beyond our students, the SIT-DNA steers our curriculum design, pedagogical approach, student interaction, and university culture.
FY2020 has not been easy due to the disruptions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In challenging times, the SIT-DNA has kept us on the right track. Inspired by the visualisation of DNA and mRNA sequencing used to develop vaccines, the theme of the annual report signifies the unwavering qualities displayed by our staff and SITizens that have enabled us to emerge stronger from the global crisis.
Thinking tinkerers are passionate about hands-on work and adept at applying the knowledge acquired during the process. Able to think on their feet, they are constantly applying their knowledge and tailoring innovative solutions to changing situations.
Masters of knowledge application, thinking tinkerers will be the go-to problem solvers in this new age of change.
The real world is full of challenges that can make or break a design. Engineering equips you with the essential skill sets and critical thinking to help you find solutions to overcome these problems.
Electrical Power Engineering
Someone who is able to learn, unlearn, and relearn, embraces change and continues to learn beyond the classroom. Unafraid to question the status quo, they are always open to new knowledge and ways to improve – a true embodiment of lifelong learning.
The disruptive future calls for lifelong learners, who have the grit and agility to thrive, no matter what the future holds.
Upgrading myself allows me to learn more about my industry so that I can serve my company and the country’s transport network better.
Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
A catalyst for transformation effects change by increasing efficiency and creating value through innovation. They grasp processes and drive change at a systemic level.
Digitalisation occurred at a rapid rate in businesses across the globe due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic. In the disruptive economy, catalysts for transformation who can quickly identify root issues and generate new growth pathways for businesses will always be ahead of disruption.
Being able to develop an idea that was able to address a major issue like the haze showed me the potential of telematics and its ability to change the world.
Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)*
*This programme is now known as Computer Engineering
Being ‘grounded in the community’ means being aware of the needs around you and putting your skills and knowledge to positively impact the social, economic, or environmental aspects of the world you live in.
In our increasingly hyper-connected world, those who focus their innovations and efforts on impacting the community will be able to harness the ripple effect and generate more value for a wider reach of audiences in the long run.
We’re not only managing illness, but all aspects of their health, be it mental or physical. The learning journey is truly holistic. It gives us an insight on managing patient care better – we can apply lessons (from other healthcare systems) to Singapore and look at what to improve on.