Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & Newcastle University
3 years
Total credits
Application period
Closed for 2021
Next intake

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University.

Well-grounded with fundamentals in marine and offshore technology, students will hone their critical and analytical skills to be practice-oriented and industry-ready. Students will go through rigorous academic training and immerse themselves in the marine industry through the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) with leading marine and offshore engineering organisations such as Keppel O&M Ltd, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd and Wärtsilä Singapore Pte Ltd.

Students will be able to take up modules which are exclusive to these joint degree programmes such as marine classifications, which cover the rules and regulations applied during the design, production and maintenance phases of marine platforms. Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering students will learn about the engineering behind the design, structure, operation and management of ships and other large floating structures. Marine Engineering students will be exposed to marine engineering systems, from the main propulsion engines to auxiliary machinery like power generators, pumps, heat exchangers and other machinery within water, air and hydraulic systems.

Programme Highlights

Unique and Applied Learning Curricula - The Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering curricula are designed not only to meet the manpower needs of local industries but also to manifest Singapore’s role as a global marine and offshore engineering centre through SIT’s applied learning emphasis, enabling our graduates to be both practice-oriented and industry-ready.

Extensive Industry Involvement - These programmes include a high level of industry involvement to impart the latest industry best practices and regulatory requirements to students. This community of students, industry leaders and practitioners, professional bodies and dedicated academics bring about a symbiotic relationship beyond the academic level, allowing students to create a network of invaluable contacts within the industry.

Holistic Marine Graduates - Designed with a strong embellishment of the SIT-DNA, the programmes aim to produce socially responsible graduates who understand the environmental impacts within and across various engineering disciplines.


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Integrated Work Study Programme

The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), a key differentiating factor from other related degree programmes, will see students undergoing a credited 26-week long full-time work engagement at a company relevant to their area of study. During this period, students will apply the knowledge, practical and professional skills acquired during their earlier years of study in the IWSP. At the same time, students will gain valuable work experience and apply it to a capstone and/or design project during their penultimate year of study.

Overseas Immersion Programme

All students will have to complete a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to live and study in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, seminars, 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.

Career Options

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

  • Maritime Port Authority 
  • Shipping Companies 
  • Shipbuilding and Rig Building Yards 
  • Republic of Singapore Navy
  • Manufacturers or Suppliers
  • Ship Brokering and Chartering Companies 
  • Marine and Offshore Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Statutory Boards 
  • Consultancy and Design Companies 
  • Renewable Energy Companies 
  • Classification Societies 
  • Oil and Gas Companies 

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A level graduates 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: $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 Wong Weng Sun (Chairperson)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Mr Chris Ong Leng Yeow (Vice-Chairperson)
Chief Executive Officer
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd
Mr Chew Men Leong
Chief Marketing Officer (ST Engineering Ltd)
Deputy President (ST Engineering Marine) 
Mr Andy Tay Kia Han
Naval Logistics 
Republic of Singapore Navy
Ms Winnie Low
Executive Director
Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)
Ms Gina Lee-Wan
Allen & Gledhill
Mr Koh Yong Ping
Chief Executive 
Bureau Veritas Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Ms Cristina Saenz De Santa Maria
Regional Manager, South East Asia, Oceania and India, Maritime
Mr David Gan
South Pacific Region Survey
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Dr Thai-Lai Pham
President and Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Pte Ltd
Mr Mervin Ong
Managing Director
Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd
Dr Armin Bruck
Chief Executive Officer
Armin Bruck Advisory Board Consulting
Mr Kwan Seng Fatt
Nam Cheong Limited
Mr David Kelly
Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore


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