Programme Overview

Qualification
MSc
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
2 years
Total credits
60
Application period
Sep 2021
Next intake

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is a 60-ECTS-credit postgraduate programme 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 MSc in Civil Engineering programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Board in Feb 2020. 

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).

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Jan Intake: Sep 2021

Online applications for degree programmes.

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2. Payment

1 week after closing of admissions

Payment of application fee and online submission of relevant supporting documents.

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3. Shortlisting

Jan Intake: Sep to Oct 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be assessed through interviews.

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4. Application Outcome

Jan Intake: Oct 2021

Successful candidates will receive an offer via email. 

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5. Acceptance 

Jan Intake: Oct 2021

It’s time to accept our offer. You’ll receive a pre-matriculation package.

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.

 

Year

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Normal Candidature

1

-

2 modules

2 modules

Dissertation Project

2

2 modules

2 modules

2 modules 

Modules for this programme can be taken individually and stack towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering. Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses offered SITLEARN Professional Development (The lifelong learning division of SIT).

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

 

Eligibility

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).

Fees and Finances

    Subsidised fees per credit
    $147.00
    Total credit
    60
    Tuition fees: $8,820.00 for SG Citizens / $34,829.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    Subsidised fees per credit
    $302.00
    Total credit
    60
    Tuition fees: $18,120.00 for Permanent Resident / $34,829.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    Subsidised fees per credit
    $580.48
    Total credit
    60
    Tuition fees: $34,829.00 for International Student / $34,829.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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    • Total tuition fees shown for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
    • Total tuition fees shown for International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
    • Postgraduate tuition fees are not fixed throughout the student’s entire candidature and are subject to an annual increase.

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