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February
2022
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SIT Launches Applied Artificial Intelligence and Digital Supply Chain Programmes

Commencing in September 2022, the two new BSc degrees aim to nurture specialised talents proficient in leading technological transformation

The Singapore Institute of Technology is launching two new programmes for Academic Year 2022 — the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI) and the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Digital Supply Chain (DSC).

 

Both programmes are three-year direct honours programmes with an initial intake of 40 students each.

 

The AAI programme aims to provide a strong talent pipeline of AI engineers proficient in developing, deploying and maintaining AI systems across multiple industry sectors through core training in software engineering, machine learning and professional skills. As part of SIT’s unique applied learning pedagogy, students will also be exposed to industry projects staged across various domains, such as fintech, engineering and healthcare.

 

By intentionally building real-world projects into the programme curriculum, students are trained to be agile, and to be able to implement AI within a wide range of industry settings. The AAI programme is welcomed by partners such as Amazon Web Services, and has received endorsement from the national AI programme, AI Singapore.

 

The DSC programme, meanwhile, focuses on emerging technologies in the digital transformation of the logistics and supply chain sector. According to a report by the Ministry of Manpower in October 2020, higher value-job roles such as Logistics System Engineer, Supply Chain Analyst, and Automation Specialist are increasingly in demand to meet the logistics sector’s evolving operating models and business needs.

 

The interdisciplinary programme aims to equip students with knowledge and skills in domains that would support the transformation of the supply chain and logistics sector. It places a strong emphasis on the development of capabilities and the adoption of emerging technologies required in industry digital transformation efforts.

Notable Industry Partnerships Established in Support of New Programme 


With the launch of the DSC programme, SIT has also established partnerships with key industry partners Singapore Logistics Association (SLA), YCH Group (YCH) and Y3 Technologies (Y3) through two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). Aimed at enhancing the programme’s unique offerings, the partnerships will allow the parties to co-develop and co-deliver the content of the curriculum. 
 

Students will gain work attachment, capstone project collaboration and networking opportunities with SLA’s pool of more than 600 members, leading regional supply chain management provider YCH, and premier supply chain technology solutions provider Y3 Technologies. SIT students and faculty members can also look forward to participating in innovative applied research to deliver integrated solutions for the logistics community. In addition, SIT and its industry partners will co-create training programmes to support workplace learning and upskilling opportunities through customised training programmes.

Re-designed Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 


Additionally, the new Academic Year will see the joint Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering programmes offered by SIT and Newcastle University re-designed as a three-year Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) programme. The programme aims at equipping students with the expertise and skills to drive maritime digitalisation, decarbonisation, offshore renewables, and sustainable design and engineering of the global marine and offshore industry. Three corresponding specialisations in naval architecture, marine engineering and offshore engineering will be offered in the upper years of the degree programme. 


To read the full story, please go to SIT’s Digital Newsroom: https://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/digitalnewsroom/sit-launches-applied-artificial-intelligence-and-digital-supply-chain-programmes-to-nurture-talents-in-technological-transformation/