Our Directors' Message

Professor Chiew Sing Ping


Professor Chiew Sing Ping 
Cluster Director, Engineering

Welcome to our Engineering cluster webpages. We are a group of faculty and researchers who walk the talk – we Practise what we Teach, and we Teach what we Practise.

Our faculty members have domain expertise in a wide range of engineering disciplines and collectively with very significant industry experience. We include professional engineers, chartered engineers, certified and licensed engineers affiliated with various professional engineering bodies in both the public and private sectors. For example, some of us are certified under the Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) programme of the National Environment Agency and are active in conducting energy efficiency assessments for the industry with our students, while others write textbooks capturing their rich industry experience for teaching in universities around the world.

Most of our faculty members have doctorate degrees and are active in industry-facing applied research and innovation activities, producing solutions that make our research impact felt through industry and community transformation. Examples include new construction materials and methods to reduce our dependency on labour in the construction sector, and new electricity distribution architecture to accommodate higher adoption of solar photovoltaic power generation.

Above all, we are enthusiastic educators who love to teach what we professionally practise to our students and prepare them for their future careers in the engineering world. We bring our industry experience into the classrooms and laboratories through authentic teaching and assessment. We bring our latest applied research outcomes with the industry into our curriculum so that our graduates are well equipped to handle future emerging technologies.

As we also strongly believe in lifelong learning, we continue to engage our graduates through applied research collaboration with their employers, and through continuing education and training (CET) in our postgraduate programmes and short courses. For example, it is heartening to have prepared and inspired some of our engineering alumni to take their first steps to become professional engineers by going through the first stage professional examination of the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore.

So, whether you are a prospective student looking for a degree programme to enrol in, or a prospective employer or industry collaborator, we warmly welcome you to find out more about us on this website.


 

Professor Tseng King Jet


Professor Tseng King Jet
Director of Programmes, Engineering

Engineers in Singapore do not just design and build new systems and structures; they also need to maintain them in top form throughout their lifecycle for a Sustainable Singapore.

In SIT’s Engineering cluster, our faculty members believe in engineering for a sustainable Singapore, so as to optimise the ability of our future generations to meet their own needs. This not only requires us to teach our students to design and build new systems and structures which consume energy and raw materials sustainably, but also how to apply intelligent predictive maintenance engineering to maximise total lifecycle costs, as well as to ensure resilience and robustness in our nation’s critical infrastructures.

Our degree programmes, while having their foundations in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, have diverse industry specialisations to prepare our graduates to work in the many important infrastructural and economic sectors of Singapore. These degree programmes are directly targeted at the land, sea and air transportation sectors, the built environment and energy sectors, as well as the manufacturing sector. Thanks to the thought leadership of our pool of Industry Advisory Committees members, our specialisation curricula have been constantly kept updated on the latest development of cutting-edge technologies in these areas.

Like all SIT degree programmes, experiential and authentic learning is carefully cultivated through our Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) in which students acquire work experience through attachment to a company for an extended period of up to 12 months. Our degree programme philosophy also places a strong emphasis on lifelong learning, underpinned by equipping our students with transferrable skills such as critical and design thinking, holistic communication, social and change management, and digital transformation skills.

Another important aspect of our lifelong education culture is the provision of continuing education and training at the postgraduate level. Our Master of Science coursework degree programmes are aimed at our alumni who are seeking chartered or professional engineer certification, or mid-career switching and upgrading. We also provide applied research opportunities at the postgraduate level through our Industry Master and Doctorate programmes.

We warmly welcome you to find out more about the details of our degree programme offerings on this website.