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 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.

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 (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Engineering Mathematics 1 6
Engineering Graphics 6
Engineering Mathematics 2 6
Materials for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 6
Engineering Statics and Dynamics 6
Circuits and Digital Electronics 6
Mechanics of Materials 6
Fundamentals of Thermofluids 6
Project Management for Engineers 3
Applied Programming 6
Design of Mechanical Systems 6
Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation 6
Industrial Automation with Data Analytics 6
Electro-Mechanical Systems Technology 6
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies 6
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma 6
Applications of Thermofluids 6
Industrial Control Systems 6
Finance, Law and Standards for Engineers 6
Industrial Internet-Of-Things 6
Digital Manufacturing 6
Robotics 6
Smart Manufacturing Systems 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone Project 10
Module Title Credits
Specialisation Option – Microelectronics Manufacturing 24
Semiconductor Processing 6
Process Control for Semiconductor Manufacturing 6
Fabrication Engineering 6
Semiconductor Devices and Characterisations 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.

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 / $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 Peter Tan (Chairperson)
    Managing Partner
    JP Asia Capital
    Mr Willson Deng
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mr Jeff Tang
    Executive Director
    HOPE Technik
    Dr Lim Chee Wang
    R&D Manager
    Akribis Systems 
    Mr Suryanarayana Tumuluri
    Head of Manufacturing Design, Digital Factory