Turbocharging the Way for Transport Engineers to Excel


SIT’s transport engineering degree programmes are designed in collaboration with key agencies and stakeholders, providing a holistic fast track into the industry.

Singapore’s transport landscape, including the land transport, aviation and maritime sectors, is changing. Today’s transport engineers must be well-equipped to deal with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, push for decarbonisation and sustainable solutions, and have the requisite technical skill sets to excel in all areas.

Are engineers able to fulfil such a tall order? SIT’s graduates from the Aircraft Systems Engineering, Engineering Systems, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering programmes certainly can.

SIT’s unique suite of industry-led transport engineering degree programmes is ideal for the next generation of transport engineers who want to make an impact on Singapore’s transport systems, whether in the air, sea, or on land

Here’s why:

No Time Wasted

As the largest aviation maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) provider in Asia, the field of aeronautical engineering in Singapore is a burgeoning one. SIT’s Aircraft Systems Engineering (ASE) programme stands out for producing a new generation of aircraft engineers who are analytical, knowledgeable, adaptable and highly skilled.

Aircraft Systems Engineering

SIT's ASE degree programme opens doors to exciting careers with airlines, MRO companies, and aerospace manufacturers worldwide. (SIT Photo)

Developed in collaboration with SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC), the three-year direct honours programme offers those with sky-high ambitions in aviation engineering a unique and well-rounded approach towards obtaining their Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML).

“For the fast-moving aviation industry that has grown by a compounded 8.6% annually in the last 20 years, it is advantageous for aerospace engineers to acquire skills and knowledge quickly to remain highly relevant,” said Programme Director for ASE, Associate Professor Eicher Low. “Our programme offers students a more direct path towards getting their AML, as well as ample opportunities to train their skills even as they acquire theoretical knowledge.”

Professional Certifications

The booming microelectronics, semiconductor manufacturing and land transport industries are other crucial facets of Singapore’s economy. SIT’s industry-driven, three-year direct honours Engineering Systems programme is designed to train specialised engineers for these sectors in collaboration with key industry stakeholders.

Engineering Systems

SIT's Engineering Systems degree programme equips students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the evolving world of technology. (SIT Photo)

Ultimately, in-demand transferable and relevant skills as well as multi-disciplinary knowledge are what sets Engineering Systems graduates apart from their peers from other schools, as Programme Leader Associate Professor Andrew Ng Keong shared.

“Our graduates really shine,” he said confidently. “In the short three years that they are with us, they grow and learn so much on their way to becoming skilled and in-demand engineers. They are given ample opportunities to gain key competencies in traditional and current areas, earn a minor in environmental sustainability, acquire professional certification in essential fields, and possibly further their studies with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering if they wish to become a Chartered Engineer.”

On-trend Maritime Knowledge and Skills

Jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University, the three-year direct honours Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) programme prepares graduates for a career in the marine and offshore industry. To keep them well ahead of the tidal wave of change, the degree programme also includes modules that delve into current trends in the industry, like offshore renewables and electrification.

Naval Architecture Marine Engineering

SIT’s NAME degree programme equips students with the skills and knowledge to work in the global maritime industry. (SIT Photo) 

Programme Leader for NAME, Associate Professor Wang Xin, warmly welcomes students to join SIT’s happy marine family. He said, “Our programme is the only one in Singapore that delivers on two fronts: naval architecture and marine engineering, and I can say with confidence that the vast majority of the people in the industry are graduates of our programme.” 

Indeed, the streamlined curriculum, Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), close-knit network of fellow naval architects and marine engineers, as well as access to globally-renowned academics from Newcastle University – “certainly equip our graduates to work at the very front of the competitive marine industry,” said A/Prof Wang.

Gain Work Experience While Studying

Not everything can be learned from a textbook. Industry experience, as it turns out, is an excellent teacher – and SIT students benefit greatly from this. SIT’s transport engineering students enjoy the privilege of learning from key industry players while becoming highly relevant and skilled transport engineers who will eventually shape Singapore’s robust transportation sectors.

All three transport engineering programmes offer students the chance to engage in real work while they study through the IWSP. The opportunity to learn from and put into practice the knowledge they gain during their eight-month attachments with industry partners provides students with valuable experience that they take into their careers.

The application period for admission to SIT in AY2024 is from 10 January to 19 March 2024. Apply now at

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