Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & Newcastle University
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2023
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.

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 (AY2022/23)*

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

Students are required to choose 5 out of 8 elective modules.

Module Title Credits
Sustainable Generation and Renewable Energy 6
Smart Grids and Electricity Markets 6
Electrical Installations Design for Built Environment 6
Power Systems Operation and Protection 6
Electric Propulsion Systems 6
Energy Storage Systems and Applications 6
Transportation Power Supplies 6
Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure 6
Module Title Credits
Digital Competency Essentials 2
Critical Thinking and Communicating 4
Introduction to Design Innovation 2
Interdisciplinary Design Innovation 4
Social Innovation Project 3

* 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 / $114,597.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $60,600.00 for Permanent Resident / $114,597.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $81,855.00 for International Student / $114,597.00 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 Ralph Foong (Chairperson)
    Deputy Chief Executive
    Energy Planning & Development and Corporate Services
    Energy Market Authority
    Mr Mike Chan Siang Chin
    Vice President
    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
    Mr Kelvin Lim
    Group Chief Executive Officer
    Durapower Holdings Pte Ltd