Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & University of Glasgow
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2023
Next intake
Campus location
SIT@NP Building

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechanical Engineering is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and the University of Glasgow. 

The programme is designed to meet the growing manpower demands in many disruptive digital technologies for key industry sectors in Singapore, including industrial automation/robotics, smart manufacturing, maritime and healthcare assistive technology.

Students will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills for mechanical engineering and acquire advanced knowledge in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), data analytics, healthcare systems engineering and standards, smart designs and robotics/automation, through project-based multidisciplinary learning and direct industrial immersion. Students will have a choice of specialisation in Design or Mechatronics.

Under the Design specialisation, students will learn the concepts of digital manufacturing and design through modules in additive engineering, engineering materials technology, mechanical design and microelectronics for engineering products. Students in the Mechatronics specialisation will learn the special skill sets in IIoT, that apply to automation and robotics, mechatronics design, co-bot design and build, as well as machine learning.

Graduates from this programme will be equipped with sound principles in mechanical design or mechatronics as well as deep knowledge in digitalisation. They will be practice-oriented and innovative individuals with the right skill sets for the future digital economy.

Programme Highlights

  • Holistic, Smart and Industry-Relevant Curriculum
  • Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Learning Experience
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme
  • Three-week Overseas Immersion Programme in Glasgow

Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of eight months, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.

Overseas Immersion Programme

Students will participate in an intensive three-week Overseas Immersion Programme at the home campus of the University of Glasgow where they get to experience life as a student in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary includes 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 companies, museums and key cultural sites.

Career Options

  • R&D Mechanical Design Engineer 
  • Development Engineer (Mechanical Design)
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Automation Engineer (CAD/Automation)

Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*

Module Title Credits
Engineering Mathematics 1 6
Programming 6
Electrical Circuits and Analysis 6
Engineering Mathematics 2 6
Dynamics 6
Sensors and Electronic System 6
Engineering Graphics 6
Engineering Mechanics 6
Engineering Materials 6
Control 6
Mechanics of Solids 6
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 6
Fluid Dynamics 6
Mechanical Simulation 3
Industrial Internet of Things 6
Risk and Reliability Analysis 6
Data Analytics 6
Professional Engineering 6
Integrated Work Study Programme 20
Capstone Project 10

Specialisation Modules in one of the two tracks.

Module Title Credits
Specialisation Option 1 – Design 30
Design and Manufacture 6
Mechanics of Mechanisms 6
Mechanical Design 6
Additive Engineering 6
Microelectronics for Engineering Products 6
Specialisation Option 2 – Mechatronics 30
Automation and Robotics 6
Real-time Computing Systems 6
Mechatronics Design 6
Software Engineering 6
Digital Signal Processing 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.