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 between one to twelve months 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?

  • 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.

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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 (AY2022/23)*

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    Applied Computing (Fintech)
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-Out
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-Out
    Year 3Term-InIntegrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +  Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +  Industrial Project

    Term-Out

    For more information on the programme, please view our Applied Computing (Fintech) programme page.

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    Computer Engineering
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out*
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Year 3Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +
    Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +
    Industrial Project

    Term-Out

    *Year 1 Trimester 3 is a 3-day work week

    For more information on the programme, please view our Computer Engineering programme page.

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    Computing Science
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 3Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) + Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) + Industrial Project

    Term-Out
     

    For more information on the programme, please view our Computing Science programme page.

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    Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Work-Study Project
    Term-Out*
    Year 3Term-InTerm-InIntegrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +  Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Year 4Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) + Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +  Industrial Project

    Term-Out
     

    *Year 2 Trimester 3 is a 2-day work week

    For more information on the programme, please view our Information and Communications Technology (Information Security) programme page.

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    Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Work-Study Project
    Term-Out*
    Year 3Term-InTerm-InIntegrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +  Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Year 4Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) + Industrial Project

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) +  Industrial Project

    Term-Out
     

    *Year 2 Trimester 3 is a 2-day work week

    For more information on the programme, please view our Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering) programme page.

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    Mechatronics Systems
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 3Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

    Term-Out
    Year 4Term-InTerm-In 
    Industrial ProjectIndustrial Project

    For more information on the programme, please view our Mechatronics Systems programme page.

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    Pharmaceutical Engineering
    Programme Structure
     Trimester 1 (Sep - Dec)Trimester 2 (Jan - Apr)Trimester 3 (May - Aug)
    Year 1Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 2Term-InTerm-InTerm-In
    Term-Out: 1 month
    Year 3Term-InIntegrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) + Capstone Project

    Term-Out
    Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) + Capstone Project

    Term-Out
    Year 4Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

    Term-Out
      

    For more information on the programme, please view our Pharmaceutical Engineering programme page.


* 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) 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 spending between one to twelve months in the university and at the workplace.

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    How does a student stand to benefit if he/she is accepted into SkillsFuture WSDeg?
    • 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 10-16 months of accumulated relevant work experience during the course of their undergraduate studies.
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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 stipulated periods set aside for on-the-job training (OJT). 

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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, delivered in the Term-In/Term-Out model:

    • 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
    • Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing (Fintech)

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

    Note: In-employment applicants may also apply to SkillsFuture WSDeg. Please click here for more information.

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

     

    You have to be 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 SkillsFuture WSDeg Application Exercise and the procedures. 

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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 the commencement of their IWSP. 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 company. There may be penalty or compounding fees for such withdrawal case.

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