Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & Newcastle University
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@NYP Building

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering (EPE) is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University (NU).

As the first locally-offered, dedicated electrical power engineering undergraduate programme, the curriculum is specially customised to meet industry demand in Singapore. It will play an important role in increasing the number of graduates to address the workforce demand in the power sector whilst fulfilling the country’s vision of becoming a Smart Nation. As a joint programme, it will leverage the expertise and resources of both SIT and NU.

Graduates from the SIT-NU EPE programme are needed in diverse sectors including electrical power generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy systems, smart grids, electrical installations in buildings, transportation electrification, industry automation and applications. Through a rigorous curriculum with a strong industry focus, graduates will be theoretically-grounded and practice-oriented. This will equip them with the necessary technical competence, tools and personal skills that will enable them to continue to develop their understanding, expertise and professionalism as they progress through their career. Having a solid foundation will also facilitate lifelong learning as they embark on their engineering career.

Graduates of Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering may pursue the SIT-awarded Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, after at least one year of relevant working experience.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) of MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
To produce graduates who are:

  • Technically competent to solve complex problems in electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Able to produce engineering solutions with due consideration to local and global issues in business, ethics, society, community and environment.
  • Able to communicate and function effectively as an individual and as a team leader to be catalysts for transformation at the workplace.
  • Committed to life-long learning to make a positive impact in society.

Programme Highlights
This degree programme specialises in the domain of Electrical Power Engineering with following industry electives:

  • Sustainable Generation and Renewable Energy 
  • Smart Grids and Electricity Markets 
  • Electrical Installations Design for Built Environment   
  • Power Systems Operation and Protection 
  • Electric Propulsion Systems   
  • Energy Storage Systems and Applications 
  • Transportation Power Supplies          
  • Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
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Integrated Work Study Programme

Students of the joint programme will undergo eight months of Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at a company relevant to their area of study. The IWSP is an integral part of applied learning as it provides an opportunity for students to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practised in the real world, and vice-versa. The extended period of IWSP, with students performing real work, also provides an opportunity for companies to evaluate the suitability of students as potential employees.

Besides producing practice-oriented graduates, IWSP will also be the platform through which students will be challenged during their work attachment stint to initiate innovative projects under the guidance of SIT’s IWSP academic supervisors and company-appointed work supervisors. Through such projects, students will be given the opportunity to develop engineering solutions for the projects they have identified. In this way, the IWSP will be a key platform that contributes to the inculcation of the SITizen-DNA in every student.

Overseas Immersion Programme

All students will have to complete a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme will include academic lectures, industry visits, library and career talks, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final year dissertation projects, as well as visits to local companies, museums and key cultural sites.


Combined Academic Staff for Teaching (CAST)

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The Combined Academic Staffing for Teaching (CAST) is an approach that gives you access to globally renowned academics from Newcastle University's UK campus, with the ease of them being locally accessible. Part of an innovative teaching model implemented in our SIT-NU joint programmes, these specialists bring a wealth of experience from various sectors, including industry, government, policy, and innovation, that will enrich your learning experience. Throughout your studies, you will have valuable opportunities to directly interact with these academics through our blended learning approach, which combines face-to-face and online classes.

Some of the key UK home campus academics teaching in this programme include:

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    Professor Barrie Mecrow
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    Professor Barrie Mecrow

    Trimester 1 November 2024
    Teaching Module: EPE2301 Electrical and Magnetic Systems

    Prof Barrie Mecrow has been a member of the Power Group at Newcastle University since 1987, was awarded a chair in 1998 and became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.'

    Before commencing upon his academic career, he was a design engineer at NEI Parsons, who manufactured turbine generators: since then, he has focused more upon researching machines and drives for the aerospace, automotive and consumer product industry.

    He has had many industrial links, examples of which include being the advisor to Rolls-Royce on electrical machines and technical advisors to both Dyson and Protean Electric and is currently project lead of a collaboration with Collins Aerospace.

    Until recently, he has also led the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and spoke on Electric Machines for automotive traction. He is currently in charge of Infrastructure within Engineering at Newcastle University and is the lead academic on a new £70M engineering building on the main campus. His current links with Dyson are extensive, where he is the academic lead of the Dyson Research Group at Newcastle University, leading a team of 20 researchers.

    Area of expertise: Electrical Machines

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    Dr Glynn Atkinson
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    Dr Glynn Atkinson

    Trimester 1 November 2024
    Teaching Module: EPE2303 Transmission and Distribution

    Dr Glynn Atkinson is the head of the Electrical Power Research Group, a leading research group for Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives and Power Systems research. His research focuses on industrially led research into electrical machine design and manufacture covering the process from initial design, 3DFE simulation, and design for manufacture.

    As Principal Investigator at Newcastle for the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub, he leads efforts to combine expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time. This £28m investment will enable researchers at the new EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub to work with industry on addressing key manufacturing challenges.

    Together with key industrial partners including Höganäs AB, Dyson, Rolls Royce and McLaren, the hub will lead on the design of new electrical machines with improved performance for the aerospace, energy,

    Area of expertise: Electrical Machines

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    Professor Volker Pickert
    Professor Volker Pickert

    Trimester 2 January 2024
    Teaching Module: EPE3301 Power Electronics

    Prof Pickert studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Science and Technology (RWTH) Aachen, Germany and the University of Cambridge, UK. He started working in the research and development department within the Volkswagen Group, Wolfsburg, Germany.

    As the group leader for electric power drive trains for electric vehicles, he was responsible for power electronics systems, electric drives and vehicle electrical systems for electric and fuel cell vehicles. In October 2003, Prof Pickert was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, and he became Professor of Power Electronics in 2011.

    In 2012, Prof Pickert became the Head of the Electrical Power Group. Within eight years, he managed to grow the size of the group to above 100 researchers, doubled the number of awarded projects, doubled the number of articles and quadrupled research income. In 2020,Prof Pickert became the Director of Discipline for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) coordinating all research and teaching activities relevant to EEE. He was later further appointed as Director of the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Electric Propulsion, which will train over 50 PhD students over the next 5 years.

    Area of expertise: Power Electronics

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    Dr Simon Lambert
    Dr Simon Lambert

    Trimester 2 January 2024
    Teaching Module: EPE3301 Power Electronics

    Dr. Simon Lambert is a senior lecturer in the Electrical Power Group, School of Engineering at Newcastle University (UK). Since 2008, he has been researching energy systems integration, battery management & integration, and battery degradation & quality control analysis. Prior to joining the academic team, he worked on numerous national and international collaborative research projects with several EV OEMs in the area of battery science (specifically health and condition monitoring) and has a recent research project portfolio (since 2015) covering 15 projects with total award value to Newcastle University of over £5.9M. He is currently leading the test and dismantling work stream for the Faraday Institution's flagship Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries (ReLiB) project, and has also led battery testing and characterisation work streams in projects with the FP7 & the APC.

    Area of expertise: Batteries

Career Options

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

  • Research and Development 
  • Utility Companies 
  • Transport Industries
  • M&E Consultancy Services
  • Sustainable Energy Solution Providers
  • Electrical Equipment Industries 
  • Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industries

Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

  1. Core Modules
    (135 Credits)
  2. Electives Modules
    (30 Credits)
  3. University Modules
    (15 Credits)
Module Title Credits
Engineering Mathematics 1 6
Engineering Physics 6
Computing Systems 6
Engineering Mathematics 2 6
Programming 6
Analogue Electronics 6
Circuit Theory and Analysis 6
Digital Electronics 6
High Voltage Engineering 6
Group Design 3
Group Project 6
Electrical and Magnetic Systems 6
Control Engineering 6
Transmission and Distribution 6
Electromagnetics and Waves 6
Power Electronics 6
State Space Analysis and Control in Power Engineering 6
Change Management 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.

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: $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:

    Mr Low Xin Wei (Chairperson)
    Assistant Chief Executive
    Markets and Systems Division
    Energy Market Authority
    Dr Michael Lim Tian
    Head, SP Energy Services
    Sustainable Energy Solutions
    SP Group
    Mr Foo Jang Kae
    Senior Vice President
    SBS Transit
    Mr Lim Say Leong
    Technical Director and Chint Ambassador
    Sunlight Electrical Pte Ltd
    Mr Siah Keng Boon
    Vice President
    R&D and Innovation
    Sembcorp Industries Ltd