SIT currently offers 41 degree programmes, of which 11 are SIT’s own degree programmes, 12 are SIT joint degree programmes and 18 are overseas university programmes (in partnership with 9 reputable overseas universities).
SIT Degree Programmes:
- Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) and (Land)
- Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Information & Communications Technology (Information Security) and (Software Engineering)
- Hospitality Business
- Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)New
- Occupational Therapy
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Radiation Therapy
- Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) – with DigiPen Institute of Technology,
- Diagnostic Radiography – with Trinity College Dublin
- Physiotherapy – with Trinity College Dublin
- Nursing – with University of Glasgow
- Food Technology – with Massey University
- Electrical Power Engineering New – with Newcastle University
- Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering New – with Newcastle University
- Chemical Engineering New – with Newcastle University
- Marine Engineering New – with Newcastle University
- Naval Architecture New – with Newcastle University
- Offshore Engineering New – with Newcastle University
- Civil Engineering New – with University of Glasgow
SIT works closely with the Ministry of Education (MOE) as well as with other ministries and economic agencies, such as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Health (MOH), Economic Development Board (EDB) and Media Development Authority (MDA), to identify the programme areas that support the growth sectors of our economy. Thereafter, SIT identifies suitable universities that provide high-quality training in these areas, have good academic standing and strong industry reputation, and are committed to providing quality education for SIT students.
All SIT degree programmes are currently conducted on a full-time basis. However, there are plans to offer part-time degree programmes in the near future.
SIT has only 1 intake per year. The academic calendar varies according to the individual degree programmes awarded by SIT and the overseas university partners.
Please click on the Academic Calendar of SIT and our overseas university partners below:
All SIT students will have the opportunity to go for an overseas exchange during the course of their studies.
Students pursuing degree programmes with SIT’s overseas partners will have the opportunity of attending a 3 to 17-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) at the home campuses of their overseas universities. During their OIP, they will attend lectures, tutorials, workshops and go on industry visits.
Students pursuing the degree programmes awarded by SIT will be required to undertake an 8 to 12-month work attachment under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), where they will apply what they learn in the classroom to their actual work environment. They will also have the opportunity to go on an overseas study trip during the course of their studies.
SIT works closely with industry partners to identify the areas where trained graduates are needed, thus ensuring that the programmes offered are industry-relevant and students are prepared for employment in the identified growth sectors. Additionally, SIT partners reputable overseas universities that are widely accredited both locally and abroad. The Graduate Employment Survey (GES) 2016 findings revealed that 89.0% or around nine in 10 SIT graduates in the labour force found jobs within six months of completing their final examinations, similar to that in 2015.
Only successful male applicants serving full-time National Service (NS) in Singapore will be allowed deferment upon the acceptance of their SIT offers as they are required to complete their NS liability before pursuing their tertiary education.
Offers which are not accepted by the stipulated closing date would be deemed to have lapsed.
SIT currently focuses on offering high quality undergraduate degree programmes. We would look at offering postgraduate programmes in the near future.
You can refer to the list of relevant diplomas acceptable for admission to the respective degree programmes.
Currently, SIT does not offer any short courses.
Please refer to the programme venues below:
Application for admission to SIT degree programmes typically opens in mid-January to March every year. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online at our portal during the Admission period.
Please refer to the Undergraduate Application Guide for the steps to submit an online application.
SIT adopts a holistic approach in assessing applicants for admission. Applicants are evaluated on their academic qualifications, co-curricular activity records and work experience. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an admission interview.
Specific requirements for pre-university qualifications can be found below:
In addition, programme-specific requirements apply for the following overseas university partners:
• The University of Glasgow
• The Glasgow School of Art
• DigiPen Institute of Technology
• The Culinary Institute of America
Please refer to the application process and important dates here.
SIT adopts a holistic approach in assessing polytechnic upgraders for admission by considering the following:
• Diploma from one of the 5 local polytechnics in Singapore
• Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results (where applicable)
• Work experience/Internships
• Interview performance
• Recommendation letters from former/current employers (optional)
In general, there is no fixed minimum GPA to secure admission into SIT degree programmes although competition is keen every year.
Yes, polytechnic students in their final semester of their diploma programmes can apply for admission with their first 5 semesters' results. However, it is mandatory to submit their final semester results upon receiving them to complete their application.
Applicants with diploma awarded by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts*, LASALLE College of the Arts*, the American High School and NUS High School can be considered for admission to selected courses.
*eligible for design-related programmes only.
Applicants who do not possess a full-time diploma qualification from a Polytechnic in Singapore, but have completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB), are eligible to apply for degree programmes listed here.
The MTL requirement may be fulfilled through the following:
a. a D7 grade for Higher MTL at Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level (the iGCSE MTL First Language examination does not fulfil the requirement); or
b. a pass in MTL ‘B’ or a S grade for H1 MTL/ MTL-in-lieu or H2 MTL Language and Literature or H1 General Studies in Chinese at Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level; or
c. a pass in MTL A: Literature, or MTL A: Language and Literature, or Language B MTL at Standard or Higher Level at International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (the IB Standard Level Language ab initio does not fulfil the requirement).
Those who have not fulfilled the MTL requirement may still apply for admission with no prejudice to their application. However, if accepted, they will be required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.
Applicants who have been away from Singapore’s school system for some years and have not kept up with the study of their MTL or a language that can be offered as MTL-in-lieu may apply for MTL exemption. The MTL exemption application will be facilitated by the universities as part of the university application, and the results made known to applicants who receive admission offers from the university. Please note that MOE does not accept direct applications for MTL exemption. The application for MTL exemption will also not prejudice the evaluation of the application for a place in the university.
Applicants may indicate up to 5 degree programmes, in order of preference.
Yes, you can submit additional relevant documents to support your application. You may upload additional documents using the link provided in the online application form. For e.g. Endorsement of F&B industry experience for the application to The Culinary Institute of America’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management – special requirement.
Yes, part-time work experience is considered valid work experience in the holistic assessment for admission.
No. All applicants regardless of their citizenship should apply via the same online application portal (available in Jan 2018).
Yes, applicants who have completed a formal 12-year education (e.g. Cambridge ‘A’ Levels, STPM, Indian Standard 12, Indonesia SMA UAN) and do not possess a polytechnic diploma qualification, are only eligible to apply for degree programmes listed here.
International applicants seeking admission to SIT should have completed at least 12 years of formal education. Acceptable high school qualifications are as follows:
• ‘A’ Levels
• American High School Diploma
• Australian High School (AUSMAT, HSC, SACE, VCE)
• China (PRC) National College Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
• Indian Standard 12
• Indonesian SMA UAN
• International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
• LASALLE College of the Arts (for design-related programmes only)
• Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (for design-related programmes only)
• NUS High School Diploma
• Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
• Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
• Vietnamese High School Graduation Examination
• Other qualifications (e.g. Bangladeshi HSC, Canadian Pre-University Qualifications, German Arbitur, Myanmar High School Examination, New Zealand University Entrance, etc)
Applicants presenting any of the international qualifications stated above will be assessed by the following:
• High School Certificate
• Other qualifications where applicable (i.e. IELTS, SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL)
• Work experience/internships
• Interview performance
• Recommendation letters from former/current employers (optional)
Applicants who do not meet certain admission requirements (for selected courses) may be required to take an entrance test.
You will receive an application number via email after you have submitted your online application. If you do not receive an application number, please check that you have saved all your application pages and have clicked the ‘Submit’ button on your application form.
Calculate the number of Distinctions/ As/ Bs/ Cs/ Ds/ Es/ Fs/ Ps that you have obtained in your polytechnic diploma course and enter them at Step 3 of the application form. Please also input your Polytechnic Cumulative GPA and 'Certificate-of-Merit (COM)' status accordingly.
You should submit your supporting documents by uploading them at Step 11 of the online application form. Please ensure that all transcripts/academic results/recommendation letters/portfolios (if applicable) are uploaded online.
You may refer to the following instructions if you are unclear on how to do so:
a) Do a print-screen of your transcript/academic result.
b) Paste it onto a Microsoft Word document.
c) Once you have pasted all the required transcripts/results to the Microsoft Word document, save the file as a .docx file.
d) Close the file and upload the file on the online application form. Kindly ensure that Microsoft Word is closed before uploading the document.
e) Alternatively, applicants may also scan and save the required documents in pdf or jpeg format.
You should refer to the following web-links for examples on the required format of each individual transcript:
- SPM (E1119)
- Nanyang Polytechnic
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Republic Polytechnic
- Singapore Polytechnic
- Temasek Polytechnic
Please upload in chronological order, i.e. from 1st to 6th semester, if applicable.
If you wish to withdraw your application, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, NRIC and application number, stating your intention to withdraw your application, and we will update your status accordingly. However, the application fees will not be refundable if you have already paid for them.
Please email to email@example.com with your full name, NRIC, application number and the details of the correction required. We will update your application and notify you accordingly.
Applications must be submitted online.
You should only submit soft copies of your supporting documents by uploading them on the online application portal. All hardcopy documents submitted to SIT are non-returnable.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email from April - May.
Please click here and select the 'Forgot your password' button at the portal. An auto-generated email will be sent to inform you of your new password.
If you wish to appeal against the outcome of your application, you are required to submit an online appeal via the SIT Application Portal during the appeal exercise.
You will be allowed to submit 1 appeal course choice and you may state your reason for reconsideration in approximately 200 words.
The outcome of online appeals will be released by first half of June. You may refer to page 25 of the undergraduate application guide for the steps to submit an appeal.
You can refer to the list of relevant diplomas acceptable for admission to our degree programmes.
The application fee is SGD18.00 and it is non-refundable.
Payment of Application Fee can be made through one of the following modes:
1. Online Payment (Debit/Credit Card/Internet Banking)
Applicants can make payment of their Application Fee using the SIT Admissions Portal.
Please refer to the Payment Guide for the steps.
NETS payment can only be made at the SIT Student Services Centre (SSC) at SIT@Dover and the respective SIT@Poly buildings.
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm
The SSCs will be closed on Saturday, Sunday as well as Public Holidays
Students need to be mindful of their personal daily NETS transaction limit before making payment via NETS.
Please note that your Applicant ID/Application Number is required for payment at SSC.