Programme Overview

BEng (Hons)
SIT & Newcastle University
3 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University that will equip you with the expertise and skills necessary for the highly competitive global maritime industry.

Engineers and naval architects in the marine and offshore industry need the right set of skills to perform effectively in a fast-changing environment. The ability to address development proactively and a comprehensive knowledge of the industry is needed to retain a competitive edge.

Curriculum Highlights
  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Electrical Engineering
  • Marine Structures
  • Ship Resistance and Propulsion
  • Marine Transport Business
  • Advanced Ship and Offshore Hydrodynamics
  • Offshore Renewables
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Dynamic Modelling and Simulation
  • Capstone Project
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) 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

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.


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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    Dr Simon Benson
    Dr Simon Benson

    January / February 2024
    Teaching Module: MNO3112 Ship Design

    Dr Simon Benson is a chartered Naval Architect, specialised in marine structures. His research is focused on improving the real-world performance of ships, offshore structures, marine renewables, and subsea robotics - linking real world applications to simulations by experimentation or numerical analysis. Currently, his research methods involve experimentation in the Marine Propulsion Research Lab together with numerical analysis expertise, with aspecific focus on developing robust and simplified algorithms for structural and hydrodynamic performance measurement

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    Professor Sara Walker
    Professor Sara Walker

    January / February 2025
    Teaching Module: NME3104 Offshore Renewables

    Professor Sara Walker is Professor in Energy, and Director of The Centre for Energy, in the School of Engineering. Her research explores whole energy systems and systems transformation to low and net zero greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Prof. Walker is Director of the EPSRC Hub on Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions (HI-ACT), and Co-Champion of the EPSRC Energy Demand Research Centre. She is also Deputy Director of the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub, and until recently she was Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration and Deputy Research Director of the Active Building Centre.

Career Options

  • Shipbuilding and Rig-building Yards
  • Classification Societies
  • Republic of Singapore Navy
  • Oil and Gas Companies
  • Maritime Port Authority
  • Shipping and Ship Management Companies

Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

  1. Core Modules
    (138 Credits)
  2. Specialisation Modules
    (27 Credits)
  3. University Modules
    (15 Credits)
Module TitleCredits
Engineering Mathematics 16
Marine Materials6
Marine Engineering 1A6
Naval Architecture 1A6
Marine Mechanics6
Engineering Mathematics 26
Electrical Engineering6
Marine Engineering 1B6
Naval Architecture 1B6
Production and Business Management6
Analytical Methods6
Marine Engineering 26
Marine Structures 1A6
Ship Resistance6
Naval Architecture 26
Marine Propulsion6
Marine Structures 1B6
Marine Transport Business6
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.

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 Chris Ong Leng Yeow (Chairman)
    Seatrium Limited
    ME7 Khoo Koh Giok
    Head, Naval Engineering & Logistics
    Republic of Singapore Navy
    Mr Kenneth Lim
    Assistant Chief Executive
    Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
    Ms Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria
    Regional Manager, South East Asia, Oceania & India, Maritime
    Mr David Gan
    South Pacific Region Survey American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
    Ms Tessa Gan Su-Shan
    Deputy Director, Naval Systems
    Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)
    Dr. Thai-Lai Pham
    Siemens Pte Ltd (Singapore)
    Mr James Tham
    Managing Director
    Penguin International Limited
    Ms Tan Beng Tee
    Executive Director
    Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF)
    Mr Chan Weng Yip Harris
    Executive Vice President
    ST Engineering, Marine
    Ms Gina Lee-Wan
    Allen & Gledhill
    Mr Koh Yong Ping
    Chief Executive
    Bureau Veritas Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd