SIT rolls out new education pathways with more industry attachments and focus on sustainability

The Term-In-Term-Out education pathways allow students to spend half their undergraduate time learning in industry settings.

Benjamin Chew

Only drinks bubble tea with 100% sugar.

Published: 9 January 2023, 5:39 PM

The Singapore Institute of Technology will introduce new degree programmes, courses and curriculum changes to take effect during the Academic Year of 2023 (AY2023). 

These include a novel Term-in-Term-Out (TITO) education pathway for three degree programmes, a new Minor for Environmental Sustainability, and revised curriculums for two Built Environment degree programmes.

Introduced in the Academic Year of 2022, the TITO pathway has students alternate their time between the university and a workplace every year, allowing them to spend half their time learning in industry settings at the end of their undergraduate studies.

TITO will be rolled out for the Applied Computing (with Fintech specialisation), Digital Supply Chain and Robotics Systems degree programmes, and students will have to work on capstone projects with industry partners while attached to sponsoring companies.

As part of SIT’s effort to support the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the university will launch a Minor in Environmental Sustainability for undergraduates of selected programmes in AY2023, such as the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering (EPE).

A compulsory micro-module, first introduced in 2022, will also run this year to educate Year 1 SIT and SIT joint-degree undergraduates on the fundamentals of sustainable development.

Students can also expect two SIT degree programmes, the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land) to be renamed and their curriculums revised.

For AY2023, SIT’s Admission Exercise will offer 39 undergraduate degree programmes, four postgraduate degree programmes and four industrial postgraduate degree programmes.

AY2023 admissions for SIT open from Jan 10 to Mar 19, but those who plan to apply can find out more about the university through its Open House which will run from Jan 14 to 15.

You may like these