SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree – SIT Students

SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree – SIT Students

WSDeg is open to individuals who have been successfully matriculated in SIT as students in the participating programmes. WSDeg for SIT students will be delivered in a Term-In/Term-Out mode where students alternate spending one to three trimesters in the university and at the workplace. This is to allow enhanced learning whilst not extending the length of the programme.

Why Join WSDeg?

Get More Out of Your University Degree Programme

  • Set a Foot in the Industry, Kick Start Your Career

  • Exposure to Real Working Environment

  • Building Professional Networks

  • No Extension to Graduation

  • Deepen Skills in a Relevant Job Role

  • Enhanced Employability Upon Graduation

WSDeg Application Period & Process

  • January Application – For mid-term students (Year 1 and/or Year 2)
  • July Application – For newly matriculated students

Upon Successful Matriculation into SIT

Apply for the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) via SIT ReadyTalent Portal during the WSDeg Application Exercise.

After WSDeg Application

Sponsoring companies participating in WSDeg will assess the application.

Selected Applicants

Sponsoring company arranges an interview with the applicant.

Successful Applicant

Sponsoring company offers sponsorship to successful applicant.

Accepting Offer

Applicant has been successfully enrolled as a WSDeg student.

Upon Enrolment

WSDeg student to return to sponsoring company during trimester break/s (Industrial Induction/s or Industrial Attachment) and work attachment (Integrated Work Study Programme).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

What is the objective of SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) for SIT Students?

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) aims to allow students to acquire deep technical and essential generic skills by increasing the work-related components and enriching the students’ learning experiences. Ultimately, the acquisition of deep skills facilitate the students’ transition from the university to the workplace.

How is SkillsFuture WSDeg delivered for SIT Students?

SkillsFuture WSDeg is delivered in the Term-In/Term-Out (TI/TO) model. Students will alternate between spending one to three trimester(s) in the university and at the workplace.

How does a student stand to benefit if he/she is accepted into the SkillsFuture WSDeg?
  • Students will be given a stronger grounding of theory in real work environments, which provides industry and companies with job-ready employees upon graduation.
  • While learning in school and applying theory at work, they will also be supported by their companies. This may include, but are not restricted to, tuition fee sponsorship, stipends and sign-on bonuses.
  • Students gain the opportunity to learn more about the company’s work culture.
  • They may be offered career opportunities with the partner company upon graduation.
  • Acceptance into the SkillsFuture WSDeg (Term-In/Term-Out model) is an effective career jump-start for students as they stand to gain at least 10-20 months of accumulated relevant work experience during the course of their undergraduate programme.
How different is the structure of the SkillsFuture WSDeg compared to a full-time degree programme at SIT?

The structure for the programmes following the Term-In/Term-Out model remain largely similar to their equivalent full-time degree programme at SIT. The full-time programme will run on a 5-day study structure with trimesters set aside for on-the-job training (OJT). While the SkillsFuture WSDeg is structurally similar to existing programmes, they will involve companies at a deeper level and will feature curricula that are co-developed and co-delivered with the selected partner companies.

Who is eligible to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg (TI/TO) model?

Year 1 and/or *Year 2 SIT students in the following programmes will be eligible to apply for SkillsFuture WSDeg, delivered in the Term-In/Term-Out model:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering) 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Marine Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Naval Architecture
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Offshore Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Business with Honours
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Science

* limited to ICT (IS & SE) and SEEMS programmes only.

I am keen to apply for the SkillsFuture WSDeg (TI/TO) model. How can I apply?
  • Application process is segregated into 2 different categories: Prospective Students and Current Students.
  • Prospective Students: 
    WSDeg is only applicable to individuals who have been successfully matriculated as full-time SIT students under the participating WSDeg full-time degree programmes. You will have to first apply through SIT’s yearly Admissions Exercise between January and March. Upon successful matriculation, you may then apply for SkillsFuture WSDeg with up to three participating partners during our July Application Exercise, via SIT ReadyTalent Portal.
  • Current Students:
    You have been successfully matriculated into SIT as a full-time degree student. If the programme you are enrolled in is a participating programme of SkillsFuture WSDeg, you will receive an email notification in your student mail regarding the January Application Exercise and its processes. You will then apply for SkillsFuture WSDeg with up to three participating partners via SIT ReadyTalent Portal.
Are there further plans to extend SkillsFuture WSDeg to more SIT and Joint Degree programmes?

We will progressively extend the SkillsFuture WSDeg to allow students from other SIT and Joint Degree programmes to benefit from this career jumpstart, allowing them the opportunity to secure their first job upon graduation and develop a deeper skill set through the relevant work experience. 

Can students withdraw from the SkillsFuture WSDeg?

Students are allowed to withdraw from WSDeg scheme with at least 3 months’ notice period before their IWSP commencement. A Letter of Withdrawal has to be submitted to the SkillsFuture Work-Study (SWS) unit via email, including the reason(s) for the withdrawal. Final approval will be made by SWS within 1 month upon receipt of this letter. Please do check on the termination clause in your contract signed with your WSDeg sponsoring company. There may be penalty or compounding fees for such withdrawal case.