Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & University of Glasgow
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2022
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 armed with the following:

  • To be technically competent and industry-ready for a successful career in the civil engineering profession.
  • To acquire analytical, problem-solving and lifelong learning skills to manage civil engineering projects in a rapidly changing world.
  • To address multidisciplinary challenges and to provide technically sound, economically feasible and sustainable solutions.
  • To 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 with the Master of Science in Civil Engineering graduate degree that will qualify them to apply to sit for the professional examination, conducted by the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore. They may take the exam immediately upon completion of their bachelor degree or gain some relevant working experience before coming back to pursue the Master of Science degree later. In this way, they can study at a pace that best suits their individual needs and abilities. A strong emphasis is placed on the industrial relevance in the curriculum development of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and Master of Science programmes in consultation with government agencies and companies from the construction sector.

Students will acquire deep specialist training at the Master of Science level which consists of five compulsory core modules and five selected modules taught at an advanced graduate level depending on the area of specialisation in Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Rail Engineering.

Programme Highlights

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

Students will undergo a six to 12-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 semester 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 library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The group project-based subjects covering both the conceptual and detailed aspects of design will be carried out during the OIP, involving different areas of the civil engineering discipline such as ground investigation, planning, transportation design, social, foundation design, structural design, and buildability of the construction.

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

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any local polytechnic and A-Level graduates are welcome to apply.

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

Subject to approval, diploma applicants may be granted module exemptions, based on the modules taken during their diploma.

Fees and Finances

    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $30,960.00 for SG Citizens / $114,020.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $60,600.00 for Permanent Resident / $114,020.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $81,855.00 for International Student / $114,020.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
    • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
    • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

    Industry Advisory Committee

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

    Mr Kim Yong Tiam Yoon (Chairperson) 
    Deputy Chairman 
    Woh Hup Pte Ltd
    Er Chew Keat Chuan
    Commissioner of Building Control
    Building and Construction Authority
    Er Paul Fok
    Chief Civil Engineer
    Land Transport Authority
    Er Dr Ho Nyok Yong
    Chief Operating Officer
    Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd
    Er Lai Huen Poh
    Senior Managing Director
    SJ Architecture Pte Ltd
    Er Dr Shahzad Nasim
    Executive Group Chairman
    Meinhardt Group International 


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