Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Programme Overview and Highlights

The Doctor of Engineering (DEng) programme partners companies to train and develop a talent pipeline for the industry at the postgraduate level. Candidates will work on an industry-derived project and will be jointly supervised by SIT faculty and industry supervisor. The candidates will spend 50% of their time in SIT taking academic modules.

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Programme Structure


Minimum Candidature

Maximum Candidature


Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

4 years

6 years

  • 3 specialisation and 3 core modules with a minimum B grade

  • Doctoral thesis

  • Non-credit bearing modules

Application Process

1)    Develop a project proposal with the company and SIT faculty member with details on scope, budget, resources, etc. Please visit our Faculty Directory for our list of faculty and research interests.

2)    Complete the Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) with company's and SIT's endorsement before applying for admission into the programme. Please email for more information.

Academic Progression 

Candidates are required to complete the research core, two specialisation modules with a minimum B grade by the second year of their studies and pass their mid-point progress examination to be held between 18-24 months of their candidature. All academic modules must be completed within a period of three years. Non-credit bearing modules* must be completed before the end of candidature.  

*Research Integrity must be completed within the first trimester upon enrolment.

Thesis Submission 

It will be assessed by the Thesis Committee with the addition of one or two external examiners who are domain experts in the subject matter of the thesis. An Oral Presentation of the thesis to the Thesis Examination Committee is required.


Type Module Code/Title Credits
Core (Research) Statistics and Data Analytics 6
Core (Technology Management)

Management of Technological Innovation and Projects

Knowledge Management: Theory and Application


Specialisation (for Engineering)

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)

Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)

Specialisation (for Chemical Engineering) Chemical Engineering NA
Non-credit bearing

Research Integrity

Research and Information Skills Programme

Technical Communication and Presentation



Current employees of companies with recognised Bachelor degree qualifications and a research project identified by the company.

Intake and Application Dates

There will be two admission intakes per academic year:  September and January. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions for more details. 

Tuition Fees

Please refer to Fees and Financial Aid for updated tuition fees.


Funding support may be available for eligible companies. Please contact for more details.


What are the distinctive features of SIT’s Industrial Postgraduate programmes?

The Industrial Postgraduate programmes are designed to train manpower at the postgraduate level for the industry while allowing the candidate to retain and progress in their career in industry.

The programmes combine applied research with academic modules, that can be paced out to allow the candidates to complete over the period of their candidature.

The research project is jointly defined by the sponsoring company and the University, focusing on solving an organization/industry challenge. The candidates will have both academic and industry supervisors to provide support throughout the programme candidature.

The candidates are required to complete modules relating to technology management which aim to provide a strong industrial edge to scale their career in technological / health innovation as opposed to academic research.

What are the differences between SIT’s MEngTech programmes and SIT Industrial Doctorate and Industrial Masters programmes?

The MEngTech programmes are coursework-based, where candidates are required to complete and pass all mandatory examinable modules.

The Industrial Masters and Industrial Doctorate programmes are research-based programmes. The candidate will pursue independent but supervised research on an approved topic based on which a thesis must be submitted for examination. The candidates are required to complete and pass designated examinable modules. Doctoral candidates are required to pass an oral defence for their thesis.

What are the industry-related projects available?

Industry-related projects are typically initiated by the company and this is done in discussion with the SIT faculty. If your company has a project in mind, you may contact us at to discuss the possibility of collaboration.

What is the eligibility for companies to join the Industrial Postgraduate programmes?

Companies must be Singapore-based entities and possess the capacity and ability to scope and conduct an industrial postgraduate project with SIT. The Company must be committed to supporting existing or prospective employees (including providing financial support) towards attaining their Master or Doctorate qualification.

What are the benefits for the company if they sign up for the programmes?

Outcomes derived from projects have the potential to translate into new products/services that will benefit the company. By training employees to perform R&D in an industrial context, companies are nurturing future technological leaders for the company. The opportunity to interact with SIT faculty in the research domain will facilitate industry-academia technological exchange.

Can I pursue the programme if I am self financed?

The programme is focused on solving an organization/industry challenge and industry support in the programme is fundamental, hence we would not encourage self-financed applications.

How do I apply?

Applications may be submitted via SIT application portal, after the research project is finalised.

Do I need to attend any interviews?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an admissions interview.