The Electronics and Data Engineering is a four-year honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Technical University of Munich (TUM). Combining electronics and data engineering, this unique programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills and competencies for the emerging digital workforce.
This programme encompasses a broad-based curriculum which focusses on essential knowledge in semiconductor technology, sensors and related electronics as well as practical applications of data science including aspects of data collection and analytics. Students will learn the fundamental principles necessary for the electronics industry as well as the foundations of data engineering — both built over a structured and rigorous curriculum that includes mathematics, physics, electronics, circuits, programming, databases and algorithms, Internet of Things (IoT), big data theory and practice, machine learning, data mining, and more.
Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A level / IB Diploma graduates are welcome to apply. Applicants with a strong proficiency and interest in Mathematics and Physics are encouraged to apply. Students with other qualifications (completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to A-Levels) are eligible to apply as well.
*GCE A Level/IB applicants need to fulfil the language requirements as stipulated by the German Higher Education System
*GCE A Level applicants must have taken two language subjects, out of which one must be at H1 to fulfil the language requirements as stipulated by the German Higher Education System. If you have been exempted from taking MTL for your GCE A Level, you can retake the subject to fulfil the language requirements. For further enquiries on the language requirements, please contact TUM Asia Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback control systems are ubiquitous in both nature and engineering world. They are essential for maintaining our environment, enabling our transportation and communications systems, and are critical elements in our aerospace and industrial systems. This course aims at introducing the concepts of feedback, and tools for analysing and designing control systems. The topics covered include feedback principles, time and frequency analysis of control systems, and controller design. The effectiveness of controller design will be evaluated using Bode plots, state-space, and frequency response techniques. A case study on modelling and controlling vibrations of the voice coil motor in a commercial hard disk drive will also be discussed.
Visit Technical University of Munich (TUM) and German engineering companies, attending seminars and group discussions to get a flavour of German education as well as European engineering industries. Students are required to submit the study journal and report.
This module introduces basic techniques for digital filters. The main topics are (1) State-space representation: standard formulation for digital filters, (2) FIR and IIR filters, realization forms: basic types of digital filter and their realization, (3) Design of FIR and IIR filters: discussion of the design of digital filters, (5) Estimation: performing estimation based on the ML and MAP principle, (6) Linear estimation: restricting the estimator to be a linear transform, (7) MIMO detection: recovering discrete information.
This module introduces basic concepts of IT security in order to raise the students’ awareness in this area and recognize risks from not adhering to basic security principles. After introduction of most important security services, it touches basic principles of cryptography. Then it introduces authentication methods such as biometry and cryptographic protocols. Access control mechanisms, Internet security and Hardware security will be presented. Finally the concept of data protection is introduced and the new ideas of blockchains are presented.
Participants will explore the structure of the German language and develop the basic skills for communicating in a German-speaking environment.
Participants will learn the 4 aspects of the language (speaking, reading, writing & listening) and how to use the language in real life situations.
Communicative approach is used in this class.
Below topics are covered in this module:
This module introduces the theoretical background that is needed to understand, analyse and design control systems for industrial robots in manufacturing.
The major topics covered include (1) an introduction to robotic manipulation. It will present kinematic and dynamic modelling, planning and control approaches. (2) An introduction to discret-event systems, focusing on automata and Petri Nets in automation processes.
1st Part: Engineers in society; Roles and responsibilities of professional engineers; Fundamentals of moral and ethical values; Codes of professional conduct and ethics with cases; Corruption in engineering projects; Framework for ethical decision; Process safety; Case studies requiring oral presentation and written report.
2nd Part: Project management skills are important in today’s industry. This module covers project management fundamental concepts and applied techniques that enables students to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close a project successfully within the constraints of cost, time and scope. The topics covered are broadly classified into technical and behavioral. Technical topics include project life cycle, scope, work breakdown structures, schedule, risk management and project control. Behavioral topics include stakeholder engagement and communication, leadership and professionalism. In particular, this module will focus on applying concepts of project management to the specifics of the pharmaceutical industry with the use of case studies.
Bioelectronics is introduced with respect to in vitro diagnostic applications. The main teaching objective is to introduce students to the concept of biomedical technologies and to gain hands-on experience how technology is applied to quantify biomarkers by electronic and optical sensing methods for molecular and cellular diagnostics.
Major topics will cover (1) the general understanding of cell function and how biomarkers are derived, (2) sensors and microfluidic systems for in vitro diagnostics, (3) train with real blood samples, (4) workflow integration, and (5) understand the context of analysed biomarker data including statistics.
This module introduces basic concepts of digital communications. The major topics covered include digitization of analogue sources by sampling and quantization, source and channel coding, basics of rate distortion theory, pulse code modulation (PCM), differential PCM, pulse forms and their spectra, eye diagrams, transmission channels with noise, detection in noise, matched filters, error probability, linear digital modulation methods (PSK, QAM), and realization aspects (clock, phase and frequency synchronization).
Overview on history and semiconductor markets; (1) statistics in manufacturing (2) classical and modern production models (3) special features in a wafer fab (4) factory dynamics (5) fab productivity (6) quality management.
After completion of the module students have an understanding and acceptance of engineers and managers for each other´s needs in a company.
The IWSP provides students with unique learning opportunities to achieve the following objectives:
a) Applied learning – integration of theory and practice, acquisition of specialist knowledge and development of professional skills.
b) Exposure to real-world conditions- appreciation of real-world constraints in respective industry contexts to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, while adding value to the workplace.
c) Smooth transition to jobs-practical experience which shortens work induction period, translating to higher productivity and lower training costs to future employers of SIT’s graduates. The work experience acquired may also contribute to professional accreditation/certification requirements if applicable.
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. In effect, the IWSP is equivalent to the probation period. The student will also have ample opportunities to immerse in the industry’s business and culture and decide if this is a good industry to work in. 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 both SIT Supervisors and company-appointed Work Supervisors. Through such projects, students will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for the projects they have identified. In this way, the IWSP will be a key platform that contributes to the inculcation of the SIT-DNA in every student.
The Bachelor Thesis (BT) is a 2-trimester long module designed for the students to pursue an in-depth independent study to solve chemical engineering problems, building on their technical knowledge and skills previously acquired in classrooms, projects, lab sessions, and IWSP (Integrated Work Study Programme). With a focus on Applied Learning, the CP will require each student to propose a feasible solution to a real problem faced by a company in the pharmaceutical industry. The project can be a study on eliminating or relieving a bottleneck in a pharmaceutical manufacturing process, optimizing part of or the entire process, improving a standard operating procedure (SOP), etc. Topics and scopes of the CP’s are to be proposed by the students, and to be reviewed and approved by the module coordinator and Programme Director before the project starts.
The BT module also encourages the students to think critically when addressing and solving complex problems in the pharmaceutical industry, and supports the development of SIT-DNA in our graduates. During the execution of the BT, the students will aim to achieve the desirable objectives in the most effective ways including obtaining resources. In the process, the students can also develop soft skills such as effective communication, project management and planning, oral presentation, and goal setting. Upon completion of the CP, the students will present the project outcome to an audience with both engineering and non-engineering backgrounds.