The Doctor of Engineering (DEng) programme enables professionals to deepen their technical expertise through industrial R&D and prepares them for leadership positions in the industry.
Candidates will focus on solving a real-world problem by working on an industry-derived project, and will be jointly supervised by SIT faculty and an industry supervisor. They will also complete academic modules to enhance their knowledge and skills required for the project. To apply for the programme, candidates will be required to develop a research project or select a project which has been developed in consultation with industry from our list. Find out more about the requirements below.
How to Apply
To be awarded a DEng, candidates will need to complete all academic modules (equivalent to about 36 credits) within a period of three years and non-credit bearing modules* must be completed before the end of candidature.
- Three core (research) modules with a minimum B grade each
- Three specialised modules with a minimum B grade each
- All non-credit bearing modules
- Complete an industry research project and fulfil the requirements of his/her Doctorate thesis.
In order to take the mid-point progress examination, candidates are to fulfil a core (research) and two specialised modules with a minimum B grade by the second year of their studies. The examination is held between 18-24 months of candidature.
*Research Integrity must be completed within the first trimester upon enrolment.
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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. A Thesis Defence of the thesis to the Thesis Examination Committee is required.
Current employees of companies with recognised Bachelor degree qualifications and a research project identified by the company.
Intake and Application Dates
There will be three admission intakes per academic year, September, January and May. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Fees and Finances
- Tuition fees shown is the total cost per annum.
- Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
- 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.
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 organisation/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. All candidates are required to pass an Oral Presentation for their thesis.
What are the industry-related projects available?
What is the eligibility for companies to join the Industrial Postgraduate programmes?
Local or multinational companies based in Singapore that 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 organisation/industry challenge and industry support in the programme is fundamental, hence we would not encourage self-financed applications.
How do I apply?
Do I need to attend any interviews?
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an admissions interview.