Exceptional Support for Exceptional Students in 2020

Amid the pandemic, donor support for student excellence through new awards and book prizes remains firm

In Academic Year 2020/21, 13 new performance awards were presented for the very first time at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to recognise student excellence. Most of these awards were established in 2020 – amid the pandemic – with the support of corporate and industry donors.


The awards range from book prizes that were awarded to top-scoring students of a module, to Outstanding Student Awards that were presented to exceptional students (who had achieved outstanding academic grades, demonstrated leadership qualities while also making contributions beyond academic studies to SIT and the community). Thanks to the collective generosity of SIT’s philanthropic partners, the university was able to present a total of 87 Book Prizes, Outstanding Student Awards and Gold Medals in AY 2020/21.


Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT, said, “We are very honoured and grateful for this support from our donors that has enabled us to recognise student excellence through book prizes and performance awards. SIT aspires to be the premier university of applied learning. We offer degree programmes integrating learning, industry and community targeted at growth industries, and our curriculum is developed in consultation with the industry to prepare our graduates for an impactful professional career. Hence, it is especially inspiring and encouraging for our students to receive awards that have been made possible and recognised by the industry.”


Awards Presented for the First Time in Academic Year 2020/21

AbbVie Outstanding Student Award in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Kreston Ardent CAtrust PAC Book Prize in Accounting Information Systems

Amoy Street Dental Book Prize in Individual and Environmental Influences on Eating Behaviours

Kreston Ardent CAtrust PAC Book Prize in Business Valuation and Analysis

Canon Medical Systems Asia Outstanding Student Award in Diagnostic Radiography

PARKROYAL on Beach Road Book Prize in Service Quality Management

Chong Yook Yin Book Prize in Principles and Practice of Population Health

Rotary Club of Bugis Junction Commendation Award

FARM Book Prize in Communication Design – Studio 4

Samwoh Corporation Outstanding Student Award in Civil Engineering

FARM Book Prize in Interior Design – Studio 4

Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific Book Prize in Exercise Physiology

ISCA Book Prize in Business Capstone