SIT Celebrates the Class of 2021
Over 2,000 graduates from 46 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – including the pioneer cohort of Aircraft Systems Engineering – receive their degree scrolls
The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2021 with its Graduation Ceremony from 19 to 22 October 2021. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education graced the main session held at The Theatre at Mediacorp.
The occasion marked the graduation of the inaugural batch of 46 students from the Aircraft Systems Engineering (ASE) programme at SIT. Graduates from the first-of-its-kind three-year Bachelor degree programme by an Autonomous University in Singapore have undergone an interdisciplinary curriculum that grooms them for the aerospace and aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industries.
The university also graduated its first cohort of students from the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering programme. The programme equips mid-career professionals with strong fundamentals and robust training in modern chemical engineering technologies.
Based on SIT’s preliminary employment survey results, SIT graduates also remain employable amid the challenging economic climate. 72% of the respondents from the university’s Class of 2021 have secured employment since the completion of their studies, with graduates from the Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering) and Radiation Therapy programmes attaining 100% overall employment.
“Our students go through a rigorous curriculum that provides them with both a solid academic foundation and industry experience. In particular, the IWSP provides students the opportunity to put theory into practice and learn from experienced professionals, over a duration of between eight to 12 months. This gives our students a competitive edge when they enter the workforce. We also continue to ensure the high relevance of our programmes, thanks to the strong collaboration with our industry partners,” said Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT.
The Class of 2021 has been offered $2,000 worth of SITizens Learning Credits, in line with the university’s commitment to encourage lifelong learning. The Credits can be used to apply for Continuing Education and Training courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development, the lifelong learning division of SIT. Graduates can enroll in short courses, specialist certificates and modular certification courses that are stackable towards Postgraduate Certificates, which will allow them to pick up new skillsets to complement the competencies acquired in their undergraduate years.
SIT also supports graduating students through the CCR, which organises career success workshops, recruitment talks, career fairs and career coaching sessions.
Students whose families have been impacted by the pandemic can also tap on the Student Relief Fund at SIT (COVID-19). Students may also apply to join the Advancement & Alumni Division’s SIT Alumni Mentoring Programme, where they will be paired with alumni mentors who will share their professional knowledge and insights on work-study balance.
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