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 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 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 which include topics on manufacturing technology, industrial automation, lean manufacturing, statistical process control, and smart 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 engineering and manufacturing companies, to apply the knowledge gained from the course and to accumulate valuable work experience while networking with industry stalwarts. Students shall focus their work on engineering design and productivity improvement initiatives which may be carried through to their studies as Capstone Projects in the penultimate year of the programme. MDME graduates will be practice-oriented and work-ready to develop solutions for the engineering sector, as well as to 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 the fields of mechatronics and manufacturing. They will be equipped with the pre-requisite knowledge that encourages critical thinking and analytical skills which can prepare them for the engineering profession and also facilitate their progression to the chartered engineer status. Graduates are expected to meet the growing manpower demands and expertise requirements of local industries in the areas of design, digitalisation, industrial automation and productivity enhancements for the manufacturing sector.

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

Integrated Work Study Programme

Students will undergo an eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) at a company relevant to their areas of study. The IWSP provides an excellent opportunity to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practised in the industry. The extended work period also allows companies to evaluate the suitability of students to be potential future employees. Besides producing practice-oriented graduates, this work attachment stint can serve as a platform for initiating innovative industrial projects under the guidance of SIT academic supervisors and company-appointed work supervisors.


Overseas Immersion Programme

Students will have to undergo an attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they will experience life as a student in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary can include academic lectures, laboratory activities, library talks and literature review workshops to prepare students for their project work, as well as visits to engineering companies and key cultural landmarks.


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 Kenny Dalgarno
    Professor Kenny Dalgarno

    Teaching Module: MME2262 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

    Kenny Dalgarno is the Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University, UK. He leads the Newcastle University Centre for Biomedical Engineering and is the Deputy Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre. He is also the Newcastle University lead investigator for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing. For the past decade, he has been conducting research in the areas of additive manufacture with applications in rapid prototyping and polymer engineering, with increasing emphasis on biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. His work is supported by the EPSRC, the European Commission, the Arthritis Research UK, the Carbon Trust, and various key industry players.

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    Dr Priscila Melo
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    Dr Priscila Melo

    Teaching Module: MME2262 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

    Dr Priscila Melo is a Lecturer at Newcastle University, UK. A biomedical engineer specialising in materials science and engineering, additive manufacturing, and biofabrication, she is experienced in bone regenerative medicine from material development to scaffold fabrication, as well as in the performance of biological assays using stem cells. Her current research interests are developing bioinks for 3D printing of disease models and cardiac devices.

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    Dr Dehong Huo
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    Dr Dehong Huo

    Teaching Module: MME1262 Materials for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing

    Dr Dehong Huo is a Reader in Precision Engineering at Newcastle University, UK. His areas of expertise include precision manufacturing, micro-machining and precision machine design. He has been researching in ultra-precision machine development, vibration-assisted machining, and micro-machining particularly for micro-milling processes. Recently, he has been focused on developing micro-machining and hybrid machining processes for hard and brittle materials. His research work has been supported by EPSRC, Innovate UK, and the industry.

Career Options

  • Engineer in many industries such as manufacturing, design, aerospace, marine, and energy sectors
  • Project manager or consultant in a diverse range of engineering fields
  • R&D in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, alternative energy, robotics, and urban farming

Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

  1. Core Modules
    (141 Credits)
  2. Electives Modules
    (24 Credits)
  3. University Modules
    (15 Credits)
Module TitleCredits
Engineering Mathematics 16
Engineering Graphics6
Engineering Mathematics 26
Materials for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing6
Engineering Statics and Dynamics6
Circuits and Digital Electronics6
Mechanics of Materials6
Fundamentals of Thermofluids6
Project Management for Engineers3
Applied Programming6
Design of Mechanical Systems6
Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation6
Industrial Automation with Data Analytics6
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies6
Applications of Thermofluids6
Industrial Control Systems6
Finance, Law and Standards for Engineers6
Digital Manufacturing6
Integrated Work Study Programme20
Capstone Project10

* 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.

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: $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 Peter Tan Boon Heng (Chairman)
    Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), A*STAR
    Mr Suryanarayana Tumuluri
    Head of Manufacturing Design, Digital Factory
    Mr Willson Deng
    Arcstone Pte Ltd
    Mr Jeff Tang
    Executive Director
    Hope Technik Pte Ltd
    Dr Lim Chee Wang
    R&D Manager
    Akribis Systems Pte Ltd
    Mr Ang Wee Seng
    Executive Director
    Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA)
    Mr David So Man Fung
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning & Continuous Improvement
    SIA Engineering Company
    Mr Derek Cheng
    Head of Commercial APAC
    Vertical Aerospace