SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree – 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

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.

Apply online
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).

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

  • 4-Day Work / 2-Half Day Study, or
  • 3-Day Work / 2-Day Study

Term-In/Term-Out (TI/TO): Students will alternate between spending one to three trimester(s) in the university and at the workplace.

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

Programmes under Work-Study Degree Work-Day/Study-Day (WSDeg WD/SD) mode will be temporarily ceased for AY2022/23 intake and to be resumed in AY2023/24.

Students will alternate between working at the employer’s and studying in the university during a week:

  • 4-Day Work / 1-Day Study
  • 3-Day Work / 2-Day Study
Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
Engineering
Term-In/Term-Out (TI/TO)

Students will alternate between spending one to three trimesters in the university and at the workplace.

Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
Design and Specialised Businesses
Engineering
Infocomm Technology

 

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 between spending one to three trimester(s) 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 in the university during the week;

    • 4-Day Work / 2-Half Day Study, or
    • 3-Day Work / 2-Day Study
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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 either ‘4-Day Work/2-Half Day Study’ or ‘3-Day Work/2-Day Study’ mode, depending on programme requirements. There will be one or two whole trimester(s) 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 programme.
    • 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 Food Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power 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 Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Offshore Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Formerly known as Telematics)
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Systems (Formerly known as Systems Engineering)
    • Bachelor of Hospitality Business 
    • Bachelor of Science in Computing Science
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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 webpage for the relevant programmes. 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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        Are there further plans to extend the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme to more SIT and Joint Degree programmes?

        We will progressively extend the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme to more SIT and Joint Degree programmes for more in-employment applicants to benefit from the programme.