SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree for In-Employment Applicants

WSDeg is open to in-employment applicants in a relevant field of work or industry.

Individuals may choose to achieve a bachelor's degree in one of these two pathways – Work-Day/Study-Day (WD/SD) or Term-In/Term-Out (TI/TO).

Why Join WSDeg?

  • Advance your career
  • Acquire an industry-recognised certification
  • Ensure job retention
  • Deepen workplace skills and competency
  • Meet your aspiration of obtaining a degree
WSDeg

Application Period & Process

SIT Annual Admissions Exercise – between January to March.

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1. Letter of Support

Obtain the completed Letter of Support from your employer for submission with application documents.

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2. Apply for SIT Programme

Apply for the selected programme via yearly admissions exercise.

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3. Successful Applicant

Applicant receives an offer from SIT.

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4. Accepting a place in SIT

Applicant successfully enrolled as WSDeg student.

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5. Upon Enrolment

WSDeg student to return to supporting employer according to programme schedule under the respective curriculum structure.

Participating Programmes*

The SkillsFuture WSDeg will be delivered in either of the two models – ‘Term-In/Term-Out’ (TI/TO) or ‘Work-Day/Study-Day’ (WD/SD).

Term-In/Term-Out (TI/TO)

Students will be returning to the workplace during the stipulated periods of their undergraduate studies, alternate spending between one to twelve months in the university and at the workplace.

Work-Day/Study-Day (WD/SD)

Students will alternate between working for their employer in a relevant industry, and studying 2 half days in the university during the week.

  • Civil Engineering

* The programmes offered under WSDeg are subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

FAQs

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    What is the objective of SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) programme for In-Employment Applicants?

    The SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) programme is designed to allow in-employment applicants to upgrade themselves by deepening skill sets and thus increasing their competency at work. This in turn will create opportunities for career advancements and meet applicants’ aspiration of obtaining a degree qualification.

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    How is WSDeg delivered for In-Employment Applicants?

    The SkillsFuture WSDeg will be delivered in either of the two models –  ‘Term-In/Term-Out’ (TI/TO) or ‘Work-Day/Study-Day’ (WD/SD).

    Term-In/Term-Out (TI/TO): Students will alternate spending between twelve months in the university and at the workplace.

    Work-Day/Study-Day (WD/SD): Students will alternate between working for their employer in a relevant industry and studying 2 half days in the university during the week;

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    How different is the structure of the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme, compared to a full-time degree programme at SIT?
    • The structure for the programmes following the Term-In/Term-Out model remains largely similar to the full-time degree programmes at SIT. The full-time programmes run on a five-day study structure with trimesters set aside for on-the-job training (OJT), while the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme is structurally similar to existing programmes, they will involve companies at a deeper level and will feature a curriculum that is co-developed and co-delivered with the selected partner companies.
    • Programmes delivered under the Work-Day/Study-Day model will run on ‘4-Day Work/2-Half Day Study’ mode. There will be one whole trimester set for full-time studies. With this structure, an additional year will be required for the completion of the degree programme.
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    Is there any eligibility criteria for In-Employment Applicants to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme?
    • Individuals must be in a related field of work or industry, and with the support of his/her employer, to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg.
    • In-employment applicants may apply for programmes delivered under the ‘Work-Day/Study-Day’ or ‘Term-In/Term-Out’ model
    ‘Work-Day/Study-Day’ (WD/SD) model:‘Term-In/Term-Out’ (TI/TO) model:
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering 
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Systems 
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      I am keen to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme. How can I apply?

      In-employment applicants may apply for the selected programme under WSDeg via SIT’s Yearly Admissions between January and March. Complete and attach a Letter of Support together with application documents for submission under WD/SD model. The Letter of Support should be obtained from your employer and a template can be found on the programme webpage. Continue with the standard admissions process and you will be automatically enrolled into SkillsFuture WSDeg, should you secure a placement in SIT.

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