Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)

Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)

Programme Overview
The BEng / BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) degree programme, is the first Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (SIE) programme launched by SIT. SIE is multi-disciplinary as it synthesizes the essence of several fundamental engineering disciplines. Students will go through a vigorous academic training provided by highly qualified professors while immersing themselves in the land transport industry through work stints with established organisations such as LTA, SMRT, SBS, Keppel Group and Singapore Technologies.

One major highlight will be the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), in which students will be involved in day-to-day operations and confront challenges just like an employee of the host organisation.

Students will also have the option to undertake Non-Destructive Testing Level II or III (NDT) certification, (ISO 9712, in collaboration with the Non-Destructive Testing Society of Singapore) so as to enhance their industry-readiness.

The Programme’s Mission Statement
Vision: To be the leading programme for the land transport industry in Singapore.
Mission: To nurture individuals to achieve excellence in the ever-changing world of the land transport industry.
 
The Programme Educational Objectives
The Master of Engineering Technology Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) are closely aligned with the SIT DNA.

Graduates of the Master of Engineering Technology (SIE) programme, after working 3 to 5 years, are expected to be able to:

  • Think and innovatively solve real-world problems in the land transport industry using high-level technical skills and knowledge.
  • Embrace change for sustainable operation of land transport infrastructure based on analytical and problem-solving skills enhanced through lifelong professional development.
  • Generate innovative growth pathways for the land transport industry through strong grounding at the process and system levels.
  • Make impactful advancement and improvement in land transport services both locally and internationally, taking account of professional, social, economic and environmental aspects.

Curriculum
The SIE programme aims to groom students to be both practice-oriented and industry ready. Throughout the course of the programme, students will be given the opportunity to take modules such as Total Preventive Maintenance and focus on Railway Engineering, which is not offered by other local undergraduate programmes. Furthermore, the one-year Integrated Work-Study Programme (IWSP) will help to bridge the gap between academic training and industrial needs.

Students will also take on a Capstone project formulated on actual working experience during the IWSP. This project may focus on improvement to work processes in the company or design of parts and components that add value to the company. In addition, our unique curriculum design allows students to achieve the professional Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Level II or III certification

The programme will be conducted in 3 trimesters per academic year (˜ 4 months per trimester). To be awarded BEng (Hons) Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land), students are required to complete 6 trimesters of study and a minimum of 2 trimesters of Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP). To be awarded a Master of Engineering Technology, students are required to complete 8 trimesters of study and a minimum of 2 trimesters of Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP).

Students who perform well in this programme may proceed to take the Masters of Engineering Technology degree, provided they meet the necessary requirements. A student pursuing the Masters of Engineering Technology degree will need to complete the following in Year 4

Year 4, Trimester 1: Two subjects from each Focus Area of Interest
Year 4, Trimester 2: One subject from each Focus Area of Interest.

For more details on the subject available in each Focus Area of Interest, please refer to programme modules.

Career Opportunities
The SIE’s unique programme and curriculum have been crafted with support from various organisations within the land transport industry such as LTA, SMRT, SBS, Singapore Technologies, Keppel Group and Sembcorp Industries. Students will, therefore, gain the necessary knowledge and skills for an enriching career in the industry.

Eligibility

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A-Level graduates are welcome to apply.

Holders of the following BCA Academy Diplomas are eligible to apply:

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Green Building Technology)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Clean Energy

Students with relevant engineering background ie. Diploma in Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Civil, Environmental and Electrical Engineering may apply for exemption of modules up to a maximum of two trimesters.

For students with non-relevant engineering background, i.e. Diploma from other engineering disciplines, exemption of modules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Study Trip

Regional Immersion In Sustainable Engineering (RISE) will create opportunities for students to visit key infrastructure facilities and projects in the region. Students will gain first-hand experience in communicating with engineers, designers and operators who are working on various phases of a project such as those in design and construction. The meticulous maintenance schedule that can eliminate any incipient breakdown of the systems will also be explored. RISE will be an eye-opener that will enrich students' learning experiences.

MODULE SYNOPSIS

Year 1
SIE1001 Mechanics of Engineering Materials

Engineered components must withstand various external forces during normal usage.  An example of a simple component is the chair, which must bear the weight of the person sitting on it without breaking or undergoing significant deformation.  An engineer needs to be able to evaluate the forces that are applied to the component and to further determine the mechanical behaviour of the component in response to the applied forces.  

This module provides students with the ability to mathematically analyse simple components in static equilibrium (i.e. not in motion) under different modes of loading.  The module consists of lectures where concepts and examples will be presented, and tutorials where students can pose questions from their own study.  In addition, students will also complete various assignments that are intended to strengthen their grasp of knowledge learnt in lectures and tutorials.  

The topics covered in this module include:

  • Basic concepts of force, stress, strain and mechanical properties of materials
  • Static equilibrium – free body diagram
  • Equations of equilibrium relating external and internal forces
  • Centroids and moment of inertia of cross-sections
  • Equations describing geometry of deformation or displacements / compatibility
  • Relationship between applied force and deformation of material i.e. stress-strain relationship
  • Combining equations of equilibrium, stress-strain relationships and compatibility to calculate stress and strain conditions in bodies
  • Shear force, bending moment and stresses in bending of beams
  • Torque and stress in torsion of circular section

 

SIE1002 Engineering Mathematics 1

Engineering Mathematics is the foundation of all engineering degrees. Engineering Math I aims to equip students with core mathematical skills which will help them better understand other engineering modules. This module presents the mathematical foundations of Functions, which includes function transformation, logarithms and exponential functions, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. The more substantial part of this module begins with Limits and Continuity which includes L’ Hopital’s rule, followed by Single Variable Calculus. It covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, with various engineering applications.

The topics covered in this module include:

  • To apply and solve functions involving exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and hyperbolic in the context of engineering
  • To explain the concept of limits and continuity and solve related problems, in preparation for calculus
  • To use the rules of differentiation to compute the derivative of functions and apply derivatives in curve sketching and optimisation
  • To use integration techniques in evaluating integrals and apply definite integral in computing area between curves, volume, arc length and surface area
SIE1003 C Programming

This module focuses on C programming fundamentals including arithmetic algorithms, control structures, functions, arrays, pointers, characters, input/output, file processing, and data structures. Good programming practices, common programming errors and secure programming tips are discussed. To make this module more relevant to engineers and to make students “tinkering”, microcontroller design is introduced and students are required to complete a mini-project on microcontroller design using C language. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the role programming can play in solving problems. It also aims to develop students’ competencies in writing C programs that can solve engineering problems.

The topics covered in this module include:
•To comprehend basic terminology used in C-programming language
•To plan, implement, test and debug C-programs
•To apply different variables, arithmetic and logical expressions, control selections and repetitions in C programs
•To implement functions, arrays, and pointers in C programs
•To use string and character processing, formatted input/output, file processing, and data structures in C programs
•To design C programs for performing simple tasks using Arduino microcontroller

 

SIE1004 Measurements and Sensor Technology

This module introduces the basic fundamental of measurement and sensor technology. It covers from characteristics of measurement, SI standard to different types of sensors used in measurement systems such as displacement, level, velocity, flow and temperature. Principles of modern sensor technology and measurement devices are introduced. A summarized review or introduction to the electrical circuit is also covered for the background knowledge of electrical sensors. At the end of the module, students are to implement and practice the knowledge learned and to evaluate and understand measurement tool or system with sensor technology.

The topics covered in this module include:

  • To describe and understand the fundamentals and fundamentals and process of measurement and interpret related standards
  • To evaluate static characteristics of measurement and determine its accuracy, precision, reproducibility, repeatability, hysteresis and nonlinearity; and analyse the causes of errors
  • To explain the principle of sensors and transducers, determine and evaluate the sensitivity of sensors, and explain and deal with non-linearity of some sensors
  • To comprehend and apply sensor technology in spatial measurements such as proximity, displacement, distance, range, pressure, temperature, flow and level and explain the principle of their measurement
SIE1007 Dynamics of Machines

This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge of Planar Kinematics and Planar Kinetics in particles and rigid bodies.  Students are trained to use vectors throughout the course and physical concepts such as velocity and acceleration (relative to moving or fixed reference frames), translation and rotation, force and moment, work and kinetic energy, linear/angular impulse and momentum, etc. are developed rigorously.  Based on the understanding of the physical concepts, students will learn the principles in kinematics and kinetics, and apply them to solve practical problems in dynamics.

The topics covered in this module include:
•To use free body diagrams to analyse dynamical problem
•To describe curvilinear motion in terms of Cartesian coordinate, normal and tangential components, and Polar coordinate
•To understand the general expression for derivative of a vector, which consists of component due to magnitude change and direction change
•To set up and solve vector equations for velocities and accelerations of simple/relative motion of particles in various frames of reference
•To set up and solve vector equations for angular velocities and angular accelerations of a rigid slab using the motion of two points on the body
•To analyse the velocity and acceleration of simple mechanisms (assembly of constrained particles and rigid bodies) using the principle of velocity/acceleration combination
•To use the principle of work and energy and the principle of linear/angular impulse and momentum to solve dynamical problems
•To use newton’s laws to solve dynamic problems (given motion to determine force or vice versa) for a system of particles and rigid bodies

 

SIE1008 Engineering Mathematics 2A

Mathematics is a foundation for engineering students to study in their specific technical fields. The aim of this module is to provide students with necessary mathematics background which is essential to their further engineering course studies. The content of this module focuses on Vectors, Complex Numbers, Matrix Algebra and Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE). This course will mainly be conducted by classroom lecturing and tutoring. Students will need to do the homework assignments after every lecture. The final grade will be a combination of marks from quizzes, assignments and final exam.

The topics covered in this module include:
•To apply the principles of vector algebra in solving a variety of problems in engineering (e.g. volume of parallelepiped calculation, moment of force, etc)
•To apply the principles of complex numbers in solving engineering-related problems (e.g. complex impedance of electrical network, fluid dynamics, etc)
•To apply and solve engineering problems using matrix algebra (e.g. systems of linear equations, mechanical systems, etc)
•To comprehend and solve the basic first order ordinary differential equations

 

SIE1009 Heat Exchanger and Heat Pump

Thermodynamics is an exciting and fascinating subject that deals with energy and energy interactions. Heat transfer is a basic science that deals with the rate of transfer of thermal energy in various media. This module is designed to give students a basic understanding of the laws of thermodynamics and the principles of heat transfer, leading to analyse of thermal engine cycles and design of heat exchangers. The module introduces the concepts of heat, work, reversibility, efficiency and property diagrams of pure substance while discussing the 1st law of thermodynamics. The ideal-gas equation of state is introduced for ideal gases while real gases are described by other polytropic models. The 2nd law of thermodynamics introduces the efficiency calculation for the heat engine and refrigeration/heat pump cycle, which these thermodynamic cycles can be approximated by an idealised reversible Carnot cycle. The 3rd law of thermodynamics set the stage for the discussion of actual vapour power cycle (Rankine) and actual vapour- compression refrigeration cycle.

In heat transfer, three main mechanisms of heat flow will be discussed; conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction introduces the Fourier’s law with emphasis on developing 1D heat transfer in steady state condition for various structures. There are two modes of convection, namely natural and forced convection, where some convection correlations are derived to demonstrate and allow appreciation of its respective empirical convection heat transfer coefficient in real world. Conduction and convection are re-visited again in the heat exchanger topic where design issues and the concept of Log Mean temperature Difference (LMTD), Number of Transfer Units (NTU) method are introduced. Overall, the module aims to develop appreciation of the importance of thermal systems in sustainable infrastructures.

The topics covered in this module include:
•To describe the Laws of Thermodynamics in thermal systems
•To apply thermodynamics concepts to the understanding of heat pumps
•To discuss the property diagrams and P-v-T surface.
•To discuss the mechanisms of Heat Transfer; Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
•To analyse heat transfer problems
•To design refrigerant cycle system in an assignment
•To assess various heat exchanger configurations and their maintenance issues

SIE1010 Engineering Design Graphics

Understanding engineering designs is a basic skill expected of all engineers. It is essential because graphics communication and documentation using 2-D drawings and 3-D computer models are a universal means of communicating a design idea clearly, and allowing the idea to be converted into physical products. This module is for SIE students in their first year of studies. Student progress shall be assessed through drawing assessment and assignment, final design project, presentations and final report.

The topics covered in this module include:
•3-dimensional (3-D) visualization and spatial reasoning;
•Engineering sketching;
•Basic descriptive geometry;
•The fundamentals of orthographic projection;
•Parametric and feature-based solid modelling;
•Assembly modelling;
•Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing;
•Drawing convention and presentation of 3-dimensional (3-D) geometry on 2-dimensional (2-D) media;
•Use of computer-aided design (CAD) software as the major graphical analysis and design tool.

 

SIE2004 Materials Selection for Engineering Structure

Every structural component is made of a single material or a combination of different materials.  A large number of materials are available from which an engineer can choose, and the behaviour of each material is influenced by how it is processed.  So how does an engineer make a selection of which material to use?

In this module, students will learn the relationships between materials structure, processing and properties so as to understand how the properties of a material can be achieved for a specific application.  Concurrent to lectures, students will also undertake a group assignment during which hands-on activities are undertaken to select a material for an assigned application.

SIE2016 Effective Communication

Effective written and oral communication skills have long been viewed as core competencies for undergraduate students in major universities in the world, and they are required by employers in today’s globalized workplace. Specific communication skills required of engineering undergraduates include the ability to present academic and technical information both in writing and orally to technical and non-technical audiences.

This module aims to help students develop such abilities through academic essay writing, technical report writing, reflective writing, oral presenting and other learning activities.  SIE2016 also adopts a process-based, reading-into-writing approach so that students have the chance to learn/unlearn/relearn from the multiple drafting experience of each writing assignment.  For the principle content focus of the course, a project-based approach is used that requires teams of students to explore authentic engineering problems and develop viable solutions within real-world contexts. Within the module, they are required to read discipline-specific articles, do writing assignments and a project with an engineering focus, and interview engineers or related experts, thus facilitating greater acquaintance with the field.

The topics covered in this module include:
•To adjust style and tone when communicating different types of information to different audiences for a particular purpose
•To recognize the language features and conventions of academic and technical texts and employ these in their own writing and speaking
•To develop thesis, problem and purpose statements and support such statements with evidence
•To develop orally and in writing effective paraphrases and summaries for a specific purpose
•To identify and think critically about complex problems, formulate solutions and present these orally and in writing
•To analyse, synthesize and interpret information from various sources for specific purposes
•To cite sources correctly using APA citation style, showing academic integrity
•To revise their writing for clarity, conciseness, coherence, and fallacies in logic
•To give constructive criticism and feedback to peers
•To monitor their own progress through reflection while identifying strengths and weaknesses

 

Year 2
SIE2001 Engineering Mathematics 2B

Foundational engineering math such as Partial differentiation; Multi-variate integrals and differentiation

SIE2002 Fluid Machineries

Elementary fluid dynamics; Momentum equation and its application (Bernoulli’s equation); Dimensional analysis (Buckingham Pi’s theory) and similitudes; Internal flows and piping systems; Principles and applications of fluid machines, including pumps, compressors and turbines.

SIE2003 Engineering Electronics and Instrumentation

Fundamental Circuit Principles, Kirchhoff’s Law, Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorem; Transient Response of Circuits, Steady State A.C. Analysis of Circuits, Power in A.C. Circuits, Transformers, electrical machines, semiconductors devices – diodes and transistors, operational amplifier, logic gates and combinational circuits.

SIE2005 Mechanics of Solids

Stress analysis and topics beyond linear elastic response of structures such as structural instability, limit load analysis and bean-columns. Energy based methods as alternatives to classical stress analysis techniques.

SIE2006 Engineering Mathematics 3

Foundational engineering math such as Sequences and Series; First and Second Order ordinary and partial differential equations

SIE2007 Land Transport Discovery Course

This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge of Planar Kinematics and Planar Kinetics in particles and rigid bodies.  Students are trained to use vectors throughout the course and physical concepts such as velocity and acceleration (relative to moving or fixed reference frames), translation and rotation, force and moment, work and kinetic energy, linear/angular impulse and momentum, etc. are developed rigorously.  Based on the understanding of the physical concepts, students will learn the principles in kinematics and kinetics, and apply them to solve practical problems in dynamics.

The topics covered in this module include:
•To use free body diagrams to analyse dynamical problem
•To describe curvilinear motion in terms of Cartesian coordinate, normal and tangential components, and Polar coordinate
•To understand the general expression for derivative of a vector, which consists of component due to magnitude change and direction change
•To set up and solve vector equations for velocities and accelerations of simple/relative motion of particles in various frames of reference
•To set up and solve vector equations for angular velocities and angular accelerations of a rigid slab using the motion of two points on the body
•To analyse the velocity and acceleration of simple mechanisms (assembly of constrained particles and rigid bodies) using the principle of velocity/acceleration combination
•To use the principle of work and energy and the principle of linear/angular impulse and momentum to solve dynamical problems
•To use newton’s laws to solve dynamic problems (given motion to determine force or vice versa) for a system of particles and rigid bodies

SIE2008 Marine Transport Discovery Course

Marine engineering fundamentals, whole value chain of marine industry, Singapore’s marine industry; Introduction to Hydrodynamics, Introduction to marine propulsion, Overview of ship and offshore structures; Introduction to offshore and marine maintenance, Repair and overhaul of ship structures including industrial site visits.

SIE2009 Aerospace Engineering Discovery Course

Historical Perspective of Aerospace Engineering; Overview of Aerospace Clusters; Introduction to Aerodynamics; Introduction to Propulsion; Overview of Aircraft Support Systems; Introduction to Aircraft Structure; Introduction to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) including industrial site visits

SIE2010 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) 1

Introduction to NDT on the fundamental principles of test methods applied in industry. This provides an understanding of the features and limitations of the different methods for effective method selection and application. Through hands-on training, students will also learn test equipment calibration, set up and operation, as well as sample preparation for inspection.

SIE2901 Career and Professional Development

This module has three parts. The first allows the student to appreciate the various roles played by engineers in society. It seeks to raise awareness of the contribution that engineers can make in society by exposing the student to topical societal, cultural and environmental issues and challenging him or her to take on a leadership role in addressing such issues. The second educates the student on the responsibilities of an engineer in professional practice, and familiarizes the student with the rules and regulations regulating the practice of professional engineering. Lastly, the module equips the student with the necessary career skills in starting and growing a career as an engineer. It prepares the students to apply for their first IWSP position. Specifically, this part of the course provides the students with the experience of going through the entire process of job search, from submitting their job application letter and resume, to attending a mock job interview session. The knowledge and skills, acquired by the students through this module and the IWSP, would form a valuable source for them to draw from as they look for their first full-time job upon graduation and as they plan their career.

SIE3003 Railway Signalling and Communications

This module focuses on railway signalling and communications. The principles of train detection, fail-safe, points, lineside signals, and interlocking are discussed. Automatic train control including automatic train protection, operation, and supervision, as well as communications-based train control systems and subsystems are described and illustrated using real world examples and case studies. Furthermore, various techniques of digital and analogue communications are covered with practical applications, such as line coding, block coding, scrambling, pulse code modulation, delta modulation, as well as shift keying and modulation of amplitude, frequency and phase. Bandwidth utilisation methods including multiplexing and spread spectrum, as well as guided and unguided transmission media are also explained with examples. To enhance students’ understanding and analytical skills, students are required to write a report discussing and evaluating local and overseas railway signalling and communication systems and subsystems.

SIE3004 Rolling Stock and Permanent Way Systems

This module covers important mechanical and electrical concepts that are inherent in the Rolling Stock and Permanent Way Systems (RS and PWay Sytems). 

For the mechanical section, students are introduced to core dynamic concepts in the first two lectures to further building on the fundamentals that they would have already acquired. Students will look at Newton’s second Law in the generalized coordinates system so as to understand the train’s dynamic motion in both lateral and rotational directions coupled with gradient differences. After covering the core foundations, this module will be extended to areas of wheel-track interaction, collision calculations and vibrational analysis. Students will learn to understand the effects of coefficient of friction (in both dynamic and static) on the wheel track interaction and determination of the train braking systems. Students will also be trained to apply the coefficient of restitution to understand the impact of collision of different materials. Finally, mechanical section of SIE3004 which is on vibrational analysis will be discussed and expounded in detail. Students will be trained to understand the simple harmonic motion equations of a vibrational system in various configuration such as with or without dampers/force.

For the Electrical section, students will learn about power conversion process from the AC Grid network all the way to the powering of the trains. Topics include: Diode Rectifiers for the initial power conversion from the Grid for motoring purpose, Thyristor Converters used to allow regenerative braking and power to be returned to the Grid; Basic Drives configuration (Converter with Motor) with variable voltage converters. The purpose of the latter is to show how speed and torque are related to (and controlled by) converter current and voltage.

SIE3005 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) 2

Introduction to NDT on steel processing and discontinuities, as well as fundamental principles of common test methods applied in industry. Flaw detection and sizing are covered for these test methods where students will practice these skills by inspecting for a range of damages including surface-breaking cracks, welding flaws and porosity in common types of materials and structures used in industry. The combination of theory taught in class and practical training conducted during lab sessions will provide students an appreciation of the advantages and limitations of different test methods and their industry applications. Students will also be accustomed to reading and understanding test standard operating procedures to be able to analyse test results according to application requirements and subsequently document findings in professional inspection reports.

SIE3006 Total Preventive Maintenance

This introductory module will cover foundational topics required to develop high reliable plants, products and services, which include topics like reliability theory, RAM (reliability, maintainability and availability), reliability cantered maintenance (RCM) methodology, and failure analysis. The module objectives are to introduce the concept of reliability engineering, followed by describing two specific aspects of the discipline that form the application backbone of the RCM methodology. That is first the basic reliability theory concepts, and second the key reliability tools e.g. fault tree analysis, event tree analysis and, failure mode, effects & criticality analysis. The content will be approached from a system to component perspective with a strong focus on practical methods and tools.

SIE3007 Lean and Quick Response Repair

In many manufacturing industries, Lean has proven itself to be the dynamic leap in production efficiency needed to excel and sustain in today’s global marketplace. The fundamental principle of Lean is the recognition of customer value and continuous elimination of waste. Waste elimination includes both in operations and reducing time from receiving the order to delivery while maintaining (or even improving) product quality. This module will focus on achieving an understanding of Lean principles, practices, and techniques from both a technical standpoint and the people perspective needed to effect the change and sustain the improvement. Tutorial sessions will include hands-on exercises designed to simulate real world applications to clarify the concepts and techniques taught.

SIE3001 Group Design Project 1

This module walks students through a series of studio/workshop activities to learn and apply the engineering design process which includes steps such as empathy, problem definition, concept generation, reviewing the conceptual system design, breaking down the system design into component design, prototyping at various stages of design, and validation of design, to propose a feasible engineering solution to a given problem.

This module uses a hands-on approach to engage students in applied learning. Students will work in teams and will be provided with support and resources to work independently in clarifying and prototyping their ideas to deliver an appropriate proposal. Students are not required to deliver a fully working system but their prototypes should be of sufficient resolution and with sound engineering principles, to demonstrate critical components of their solution. Ample opportunity for team work, discussions, critique and pitching is to be expected. A team of facilitators comprising of expertise from the Engineering Cluster and the SIT Centre for Communication Skills will support this module although independent project work is necessary. Assessment will be through continuous assessment, peer review, presentations and reports.

Year 3
SIE3012 Integrated Work Study Programme

IWSP provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work, allowing them to integrate theory and practice and develop deep specialist skills in their chosen field. Held over the span of 8 to 12 months, the structure of the IWSP will be unique and distinct for each degree programme to cater to differing needs of the industry. Our employers are our partners in education. Designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship or industrial attachment, students participating in the IWSP are expected to undertake real work in the companies they are employed in for the programme. This will allow SIT students to gain real work experience and is meant to augment theory with actual practice.

Year 4
SIE3002 Group Design Project 2

This module focuses on the implementation and delivery of an engineering solution in the following specialized areas: 

SIE (Land)
•    Non-Destructive Testing
•    Total Preventive Maintenance
•    Rolling Stock & Permanent Way
•    Signalling & Communications
•    Systems Engineering
•    Others (to be specified)

SIE (Building Services)
•    System performance, intelligence and sustainability in buildings
•    BIM and simulation technology
•    Health and wellbeing
•    Design and Practice
•    Others (to be specified)

It is expected that the project scope undertaken by the individual student will mirror the real-life problems experienced by the student during his or her IWSP. Thus, the solution presented at the conclusion of this project is expected to have a relevant application in at least one of the five areas of specialization listed above. Students will apply an integrated design process involving design steps from problem definition, reviewing the conceptual system design, breaking down the system design into component design, prototyping at various stages of design, fabrication, and validating the design against the original intended application.

SIE3008 Railway Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

This module focuses on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) in railway industry. The principles of SCADA system hierarchy and functions of SCADA components, such as programmable logic controllers, remote and master terminal units, and human machine interface are discussed and illustrated using real world examples. Moreover, various wired and wireless communication technologies involving local area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide area networks are explained, together with Ethernet, synchronous optical network, and multiprotocol label switching. Internet protocol suite, as well as different error detection and correction techniques including blocking coding, cyclic codes, checksum, and forward error correction, are described with examples. Computer and network security threats and techniques are also covered with practical applications. To enhance students’ understanding and analytical skills, students are required to write a report discussing and evaluating SCADA systems and subsystems of different railway lines in Singapore.

SIE3009 Safety Standards/Legislation/Best Practices

A general review of various safety standards, best practices and legislation that governs the development, safety and maintenance of railway systems; Historical perspective how these standards/ practices/ legislation evolve with railway developments. Appreciate and apply various safety standards and best practices. Understand the importance of these standards/practices/legislation in ensuring the safety and reliability of railway operations.

SIE3010 Statistical Process Control

This module will introduce applied statistical reasoning, introducing fundamental statistical skills and acquainting students with the full process of inquiry and evaluation used in investigations in a wide range of fields. Particularly, the module will cover methods of data collection, constructing effective graphical and numerical displays to understand the data, how to estimate and describe the error in estimates of some important quantities, and the key ideas in how statistical tests can be used to separate significant differences from those that are only a reflection of the natural variability in data. By end of this module, students will be able to:
• Explain the foundational principles and concepts that are common to all statistical methods.
• Select appropriate statistical methods in term of its strengths and limitations.
• Apply each of the concepts to practical situations (Six-Sigma DMAIC process) to make appropriate conclusions.

SIE3023 Manufacturing Engineering

This module introduces the student to manufacturing technologies relevant to today’s mechanical engineering practice. It equips the student with the fundamentals and applicable knowledge to address design, process and quality issues commonly faced in modern manufacturing processes and operations. The student would be encouraged to explore both traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes through lectures, laboratory sessions, on-line activities and projects. Assessment of learning will be through continual assessments, evaluation of group projects and the student’s individual performance in a final examination.

Campus Location
SIT@Dover
SIT@Dover

10 Dover Drive
Singapore 138683

SIT@Dover
SIT@SP Building

Singapore Polytechnic
510 Dover Road, Singapore 139660