SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree – SIT Students

WSDeg is open to individuals who have been successfully matriculated in SIT as students in the participating programmes. 

WSDeg for SIT students will be delivered in a Term-In/Term-Out mode, where students will alternate spending one to three trimesters in the university and at the workplace. This is to allow enhanced learning whilst not extending the length of the programme.

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Why Join WSDeg?

  • Set a Foot in the Industry, Kick Start Your Career
  • Exposure to Real Working Environment
  • Build Professional Networks
  • No Extension to Graduation
  • Deepen Skills in a Relevant Job Role
  • Enhance Employability Upon Graduation

Application Period & Process

January – for mid-term students (Year 1 and/or Year 2). July – for newly matriculated students

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1. Upon successful matriculation into SIT

Apply for the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) pathway via SIT ReadyTalent Portal during the WSDeg Application Exercise.

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2. After WSDeg application

Sponsoring companies participating in WSDeg will assess the application.

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3. Applicants Interviewed

The sponsoring company arranges an interview with the applicant.

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4. Successful Applicant

The sponsoring company offers sponsorship/apprenticeship to successful applicant.

5. Enrolled

Applicant successfully enrolled as a WSDeg student upon acceptance of offer.

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6. Upon Enrolment

WSDeg student to return to sponsoring company during trimester breaks (Industrial Induction/s or Industry Attachment) and work attachment (Integrated Work Study Programme).

Participating Programmes

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

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

Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
Design and Specialised Businesses
Infocomm Technology




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    What is the objective of SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) programme for SIT Students?

    The SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) is designed to allow students to acquire deep technical and essential generic skills by increasing the work-related components of their studies and enriching their learning experiences. Ultimately, the acquisition of deep skills will facilitate students’ transition from the university to the workplace.

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    How is SkillsFuture WSDeg delivered for SIT Students?

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

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    How does a student stand to benefit if he/she is accepted into the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme?
    • Students will be given a stronger grounding of theory in real work environments, equipping them to become job-ready employees right upon graduation.
    • While applying what they have learnt in school at work, they will also be supported by their companies. This may include, but is not restricted to, tuition fee sponsorship, stipends, and sign-on bonuses.
    • Students will gain the opportunity to learn more about the company’s work culture.
    • They may be offered career opportunities with the partner company upon graduation.
    • Acceptance into the SkillsFuture WSDeg (Term-In/Term-Out model) is an effective career jump-start for students as they stand to gain at least 10-20 months of accumulated relevant work experience during the course of their undergraduate programme.
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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 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 involve companies at a deeper level and will feature a curriculum that is co-developed and co-delivered with the selected partner companies.

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    Who is eligible to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg (TI/TO) model?

    Year 1 and/or Year 2* SIT students in the following programmes will be eligible to apply for SkillsFuture WSDeg programme, delivered in the Term-In/Term-Out model:

    • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical 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

    * limited to ICT (IS & SE) and Mechatronics Systems programmes only.

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    I am keen to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg (TI/TO) model. How can I apply?

    The application process is segregated into 2 different categories for Prospective Students and Current Students.

    Prospective Students: 

    The WSDeg programme is only applicable to individuals who have been successfully matriculated as full-time SIT students under the participating WSDeg full-time degree programmes. You will have to first apply through SIT’s yearly Admissions Exercise between January and March. Upon successful matriculation, you may then apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme with up to three participating partners during our July Application Exercise, via SIT ReadyTalent Portal.

    Current Students:

    You have been successfully matriculated into SIT as a full-time degree student. If the programme you are enrolled in is a participating programme of SkillsFuture WSDeg, you will receive an email notification in your student mail regarding the January Application Exercise and the procedures. You will then apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme with up to three participating partners via SIT ReadyTalent Portal.

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    Are there further plans to extend SkillsFuture WSDeg to more SIT and Joint Degree programmes?

    We will progressively extend the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme to allow more students from other SIT and Joint Degree programmes to benefit from this career jumpstart, which provides them with an invaluable opportunity to secure their first job upon graduation and develop a deeper skill set through the relevant work experience. 

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    Can students withdraw from the SkillsFuture WSDeg?

    Students are allowed to withdraw from the SkillsFuture WSDeg programme with a minimum of 3 months’ notice period before their IWSP commencement. A Letter of Withdrawal has to be submitted to the SkillsFuture Work-Study (SWS) unit via email, stating the reason(s) for the withdrawal. Final approval will be made by SWS within 1 month upon receipt of this letter. Please do check on the termination clause in your contract signed with your WSDeg sponsoring company. There may be penalty or compounding fees for such withdrawal case.