SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes

SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes

Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering), BEng (Hons)


This programme is open to new students (prospective undergraduates or in-employment upgraders) and existing students who are enrolled in SIT. The programme will be delivered in the 'Term-in/Term-out' mode which students alternate between spending one to two trimesters in university and at the workplace.

Prospective students would be able to gain real work experience through the collaborative approach of institutional learning and on-the-job training with our industry partners. These work experiences could extend to a career position with the supporting industry partners upon graduation from SIT.

The curriculum follows closely with that of the standard degree programmes and provides a more in-depth experience through the close collaboration between academia and industry. For more information on the programme, please view our programme page here: Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)

Sponsoring Companies

Eligibility and Programme Requirements


Applicants are advised to determine their eligibility before continuing. The following checklist is a quick guide for admission into SIT.

  • Polytechnic Diploma, or GCE ‘A’ Level holder
  • Other qualifications & Portfolio (where applicable)
  • Have obtained a Recommendation from their companies (for in-employment upgraders)

Please refer to our Admission Requirements for more information.

Programme Requirements

Sponsored students must be prepared to study and work during the course of studies with SIT and sponsoring companies.

Entry Requirements (Sponsoring Companies)

Upon matriculation into SIT, applicants will be subjected to a second level of entry requirements. These entry requirements are dependent on sponsoring companies’ job descriptions and requirements as follow:

Companies Requirements
  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Strong interest in technology
  • Achieved good academic results
  • Held positions of responsibility in school (including extracurricular groups)
  • Effective Communicator: listens to & accurately captures others’ ideas, feedback & concerns; articulates ideas in a clear & engaging manner
  • Relationship-Builder: displays high levels of emotional intelligence: uses own & others’ time intelligently; knows when to engage & when to listen; quickly builds & establishes trust with clients and teams
  • Has an entrepreneurial mindset drawn to opportunities, innovation & new value creation work
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Strong interest in cyber security
  • Achieved good academic results
  • Excellent CCA records
  • Possess good leadership qualities and communication skills
  • Year 2 students only
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Good academic performance – 2nd Upper Class Honours or equivalent results
  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Strong interest and creative in engineering and technology
  • Good academic performance
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Achieved good academic results                
  • Hands-on, and “does what it takes” attitude to drive success with strong interest in engineering and technology
  • A structured thinker with strong presentation and problem solving skills
  • Possess good leadership and communication skills
  • Singapore Citizen
  • GPA: 3.50 and above
  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Strong interest and creative in engineering and technology
  • Good academic performance
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Keen interest in the ICT industry
  • GPA: 3.5 and above (out of 5), coupled with active involvement in co-curricular, leadership and community roles
  • Demonstrated exemplary leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Year 1 students only
Application Process

Applicants should first apply for the selected SIT or Joint Degree Programmes during the annual SIT admissions process. Upon matriculation into SIT, students may apply for the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programme (WSDP) via SIT ReadyTalent Portal. Details in the form of WSDP infopack will be given to the students upon their matriculation acceptance.

The sponsoring companies will be interviewing SIT's students. Applying students are to prepare the following documents for submission:

  • A cover letter indicating your reason to pursue a career in the industry (1 page)
  • Student’s curriculum vitae
  • CCA and previous relevant project (if any)
  • Testimonial (if any)

The documents are to be compressed into a single zip file and uploaded to the SIT ReadyTalent Portal. Please note that the total file size should not exceed 4 MB.


Shortlisted students will be contacted by the sponsoring companies to go through between 1 to 3 interviews. Following a successful interview, the sponsoring companies will present a sponsorship to applicants for consideration by a stipulated deadline set by them.

Contact Us

For any query pertaining to SkillsFuture WSDP, please write to the SkillsFuture Office (