Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & University of Glasgow
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and the University of Glasgow.

This programme will play an important role in addressing the lack of local graduate manpower with the necessary civil engineering professional qualifications for the building and construction industry in the face of sustained building and infrastructure development. With a strong emphasis on project-based learning and industrial immersion, this programme aims to produce industry-ready graduates who are equipped with a high level of technical expertise to address multidisciplinary challenges, provide technically sound, economically feasible and sustainable solutions for complex problems.

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Master of Science programmes aim to produce work-ready graduates who, after working three to five years:

  • Are technically competent for a successful career in the civil engineering profession. 
  • Have analytical, problem-solving and lifelong learning skills to manage civil engineering projects in a rapidly changing world. 
  • Can address multidisciplinary challenges and provide technically sound, economically feasible and sustainable solutions. 
  • Can lead in their profession, community and public service with effective communication, high ethical, and professional standards. 

Upon successful completion of this programme, students may continue on to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, which will qualify them to register for the professional examinations, conducted by the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. The programme may be taken on a part-time basis, normally over 5 trimesters whilst in full time employment, or on a full time basis over 3 trimesters. In this way, students can study at a pace that best suits their individual needs.

The programme offers specialist training in the areas of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, with a strong emphasis placed on the industrial relevance of the curriculum, which has been developed in consultation with government agencies and companies from the construction sector.

Programme Highlights

  • Professional degrees to be accredited by EAB Singapore
  • Flexible Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Degree Programme
  • Transferable ECTS Credits
  • Three-week Overseas Immersion Programme in Glasgow
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme
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Integrated Work Study Programme

Students will undergo an eight-month continuous structured learning and work programme in the construction industry that exposes them to both design office and field/site supervision experience. The learning experience is more structured than an internship, with objectives and corresponding assessments in career and professional skills, integration of knowledge and practice, and innovation skills. In addition, the Capstone Project is embedded within the IWSP, and students will start to formalise and propose their projects during the first trimester of IWSP with input from their industrial supervisors.

Field/site supervision experience is mandatory for professional registration and this experience can contribute to the recognition of work experience required for registration as a resident engineer with IES/ACES.

Overseas Immersion Programme

Students will participate in an intensive three-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) at the home campus of the University of Glasgow where they get to experience life as a student in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary includes academic lectures and workshops covering interdisciplinary design innovation to prepare students for their subsequent group design projects, as well as visits to key cultural sites.

Career Options

Graduates can look forward to working in, but not limited to, the following occupational fields: 

  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering Design Consultancy Firms
  • Facility Operators 
  • Government Agencies 
  • Property Developers

Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

  1. Core Modules
    (165 Credits)
  2. University Modules
    (15 Credits)
Module Title Credits
Engineering Mathematics 1 6
Engineering Physics 6
Statics and Structural Mechanics 6
Civil Engineering Skills 6
Engineering Mathematics 2 6
Fluid Mechanics 6
Structural Analysis 1 6
Graphical Communication and BIM 6
Civil Engineering Materials 6
Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics 6
Structural Design 6
Hydraulics and Hydrology 6
Structural Analysis 2 6
Geotechnical Engineering 6
Transportation Engineering 6
Data Engineering 3
Construction Management and Law 6
Design of Steel and Concrete Structures 6
Foundation Engineering 6
Construction Technology 6
Special Topics in Civil Engineering 6
Group Design Project 6
Environmental Engineering 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone Project 10

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics,  A level / IB Diploma graduates, and holders of equivalent Year 12 qualifications are welcome to apply.

Holders of BCA Academy Diploma in Construction Engineering are eligible to apply.

Fees and Finances

    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $31,140.00 for SG Citizens / $116,739.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $60,600.00 for Permanent Resident / $116,739.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $83,385.00 for International Student / $116,739.00 Non-subsidised fees.

    Industry Advisory Committee

    The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

    Er. Dr Shahzad Nasim (Chairman)
    Executive Group Chairman
    Meinhardt Group International
    Er. Lai Huen Poh
    Chief Executive Officer
    SJ Architecture
    Er. Dr Ho Nyok Yong
    Chief Operating Officer
    Samwoh Corporation
    Er. Chew Keat Chuan
    Commissioner of Building Control
    Building and Construction Authority
    Ms Neo Bian Hong
    Deputy Group Director, Infrastructure Design and Engineering
    Land Transport Authority
    Mr Ng Yek Meng
    The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd