Programme Overview

Singapore Institute of Technology
2 to 4 years
Next intake
Campus location

The Master of Engineering programme partners companies to train and develop a talent pipeline for the industry at the postgraduate level.

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

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How to Apply

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    Step 1: Develop a Research Project Proposal with our Faculty Member

    Explore our faculty directory and identify a faculty member that you would like to collaborate with. Reach out to your selected faculty member together with your project supervisor from your organisation to explore and scope your research project.

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    Step 2: Sign Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA)

    Once the research project proposal has been finalised, complete the Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) between your company and SIT.

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    Step 3: Apply Online

    Submit your application via postgraduate application portal after the RCA is signed. More details on the requirements of the application will be shared with you


    Explore our list of projects. If there is a project that interests you and you are keen to be part of that research, please email the faculty in charge to find out more.

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    Academic Progression

    To be awarded a MEng, candidates will need to complete all academic modules (equivalent to about 18 credits) and non-credit bearing modules* within a period of two years.

    • A core (research) module with a minimum B- grade by the first year of studies and pass their mid-point progress examination to be held between 12-14 months of their candidature 
    • Two 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 Master thesis

    All MEng degree programmes are stackable to a Doctor in Engineering (DEng) programme, subject to the candidate meeting the stipulated academic requirements. 

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

    Programme Structure


    Minimum Candidature

    Maximum Candidature


    Master of Engineering

    2 years

     4 years

    • 2 specialisation and 1 research core modules with a minimum B- grade

    • Master's thesis

    • Non-credit bearing modules

    Thesis Submission

    The thesis will be assessed by the Thesis Committee with 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 for more details. 

    Fees and Finances

      Tuition fees: $7,770.00 for SG Citizens / $30,711.00 Non-subsidised fees.
      Tuition fees: $10,980.00 for Permanent Resident / $30,711.00 Non-subsidised fees.
      Tuition fees: $16,850.00 for International Student / $30,711.00 Non-subsidised fees.
      • 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 yearly revision. 


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        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.

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        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 Thesis Defence for their thesis.

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        What are the industry-related projects available?
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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        How do I apply?

        Applications may be submitted via postgraduate application system as soon as the RCA is finalised. Please write to for more details. 

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        Do I need to attend any interviews?

        Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an admissions interview.