Civil Engineering, MSc

Civil Engineering, MSc

Programme Overview

This 60 CR* credit postgraduate programme is designed to equip engineers with specialised technical and practical skills to help the industry address increasingly complex civil engineering problems in a creative and sustainable way.

In line with SIT’s applied learning pedagogy, this programme focusses on structural and geotechnical engineering applications in urban environment settings. This is an important step to further your career and become a Professional Engineer and leader in your field.

This programme is tailored to working professionals. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings.

*The credits will be as per the ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, a credit system designed to make it easier for students to move between different countries.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The Programme Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Master of Science programmes aim to produce work-ready graduates armed with the following:

•    To be technically competent and industry-ready for a successful career in the civil engineering profession.
•    To acquire analytical, problem-solving and lifelong learning skills to manage civil engineering projects in a rapidly changing world.
•    To address multidisciplinary challenges and to provide technically sound, economically feasible and sustainable solutions.
•    To lead in their profession, community and public service with effective communication, high ethical, and professional standards.

Programme Highlights

The programme specialises in Civil Engineering with emphasis on:

•    Structural and geotechnical engineering with five modules offered in each discipline;
•    Applied learning pedagogy striking a balance between theory and practice and bringing field experience into the classroom;
•    Exposure to structural stability and dynamics theory; design of concrete and precast structures; design of steel and composite elements; design of tall buildings from the five modules in structural engineering;
•    Exposure to Singapore geology and rock mechanics; soil behaviour and site investigation; shallow and deep foundation; numerical modelling; excavation and tunnelling; land reclamation and ground improvement from the five modules in geotechnical engineering; and
•    Application and hands-on experience on numerical modelling using software such as STAAD Pro; ETABS; Revit; ABAQUS; SAFE; PLAXIS(2D&3D); SLOPE/W; and SEEP/W(2D & 3D).


The MSc in Civil Engineering programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Board in Feb 2020. 

Upcoming Intakes

Commencement Date: 11 January 2021
Online Application Period: 1 - 26 September 2020

Curriculum Structure

All classes are conducted on weekday evenings. You are required to complete either (i) 10 coursework modules, or (ii) 8 coursework modules and a dissertation on an industrial research project to graduate. Only students with good academic standing are allowed to opt for the dissertation option.



Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Normal Candidature



2 modules

2 modules

Dissertation Project


2 modules

2 modules

2 modules 


Applicants must possess the following:

  • Having the SIT-Glasgow University BEng in Civil Engineering degree or equivalent qualifications; and
  • At least one year of post-bachelor working experience in a related field (including SIT's Integrated Work Study Programme).
Facilities and Support
  • SIT Laboratories and i-LABS (Industrial partners: Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd, Kiso-Jiban Consultants Co. and Setsco Services Pte Ltd)
  • Computer software: STAAD Pro; ETABS; Revit; ABAQUS; SAFE; PLAXIS(2D&3D); SLOPE/W; SEEP/W(2D & 3D)
  • Faculty: Prof Tan Thiam Soon; Prof Chiew Sing Ping; Prof Wong Kai Sin; Assoc Prof Chan Chow Teing; Assoc Prof Chris Bronn York; Asst Prof Kum Yung Juan; Asst Prof Paolo Del Linz; Asst Prof Ho Jiahui; Asst Prof Hartono Wu and Asst Prof Yeo Chong Hun
  • Associate Faculty: Experienced industrial practitioners
  • Professional officers to assist in laboratory testing and research

Subsidised Fees

Non-Subsidised Fees/ International Students (inclusive of 7% GST)

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Permanent Residents

(S$537 per credit)

(S$145.50 per credit)

(S$302 per credit)

1 The above Postgraduate Programme Fees are for AY2020/21. They are not fixed throughout the student’s entire candidature and are subject to yearly review and revision.
2 The fees for International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST, with the exception of credit-rate fees (where GST is not indicated but will be included in the billing of the fees).
3 The subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents shown are without GST, as GST on tuition fees will be subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
4 MOE will only subsidise students who hold the relevant Bachelor qualifications that are accepted by the Professional Engineers Board together with the MSc for the purpose of registering as a Professional Engineer (PE). In addition, students must not have previously attained masters or higher qualification through government subsidy or sponsorships.




Students are required to complete 60-ECTS-credits. These credits can come from either (i) 10 modules of coursework, or (ii) 8 modules of coursework plus a dissertation on an industrial research project. Only students with good academic standing are allowed to opt for the dissertation option. The modules currently offered are listed below.

Module Code

Module Title



Structural Stability and Dynamics



Design of Steel and Composite Structures



Design of Tall Buildings



Advanced Material Technology



Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Structures



Advanced Geotechnical Engineering



Shallow and Deep Foundation



Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics



Deep Excavation and Tunnelling



Land Reclamation and Ground Improvement



MEngTech Dissertation


Campus Location

10 Dover Drive
Singapore 138683