Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & Newcastle University
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2022
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering (MDME) is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University.

Through a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that combines essential knowledge from mechanical design, mechatronics and manufacturing, the programme is designed to meet the manpower needs of local engineering and manufacturing industries. Students will learn about fundamental principles in mechanical engineering including statics, dynamics, materials, solid and fluid mechanics, control, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Following these fundamentals, they will then be exposed to a curriculum that promotes process improvement and innovation in manufacturing as a specialisation including topics on manufacturing technology, industrial automation, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, factory operations and production management. Students will learn to work independently, as well as in groups to collaboratively meet and exceed engineering project objectives.

Within the duration of the course, students will undertake the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at local engineering companies, to apply the knowledge gained from the course, accumulate valuable work experience, and network with industry stalwarts. As part of the IWSP curriculum, students will also work on engineering design and productivity improvement projects which may be carried through to their studies as Capstone Projects in the penultimate year of the programme. In order to add further value and provide practical skills that are relevant to the industry, students will have the opportunity to pursue the Lean Six Sigma professional certification. MDME graduates will be practice-oriented and work-ready to develop solutions for the engineering sector and enhance processes in the manufacturing industry.

Programme Highlights

A Robust and Industry-relevant Curriculum - Students will be taught a curriculum that synergises fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge with recent technological advancements in mechatronics and manufacturing principles. They will be equipped with the pre-requisite knowledge that encourages critical thinking and analytical skills which will prepare them for the engineering profession and also facilitate their progression to the chartered professional engineer status. Graduates are expected to meet the growing manpower demands and expertise requirements of local industries in the areas of design, industrial automation and productivity for manufacturing.

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) - Students will undertake their IWSP in the engineering and manufacturing industries which provide excellent opportunities to gain product design and operations management experience.

Integrated Work Study Programme

Students will undergo a 26-week Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at a company relevant to their area of study. The IWSP provides an excellent opportunity to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practised in the real world. The extended period also provides an opportunity for companies to evaluate the suitability of students as potential employees. Besides producing practice-oriented graduates, IWSP will be the platform through which students are challenged during their work attachment stint to initiate innovative projects under the guidance of SIT’s IWSP and company-appointed supervisors.

Overseas Immersion Programme

Students will have to undergo a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include 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 engineering companies, and key cultural sites.

Career Options

  • Engineer (Mechanical/Mechatronics/Manufacturing/Design/QA/R&D)
  • Professional Officer/Consultant in Commercial and Public Sectors
  • Engineering Project Manager 

Eligibility and Exemption

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

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

A-Level / IB Diploma Prerequisites
Obtained a good pass in one H1/H2 or SL/HL Mathematics and also a good pass in one H1/H2 or SL/HL Physics.

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 Peter Tan (Chairperson)
Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)
Agency for Science Technology and Research
Dr Lim Chee Wang
R&D Manager
Akribis Systems Pte Ltd
Mr Willson Deng
Chief Executive Officer
Arcstone Pte Ltd
Mr Jeff Tang
Chief Technical Officer
HOPE Technik
Mr Suryanarayana Tumuluri
Head of Manufacturing Design
Digital Factory, Siemens

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