Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


Vision/Mission

Vision: A leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community.

Mission: To develop individuals who build on their interests and talents to impact society by providing a nurturing environment that is uniquely enriched by world-class partners.

 

Business Description

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community. 

SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialised degree programmes in partnership with world-class universities. 

SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be ‘thinking tinkerers’, who are ‘able to learn, unlearn and relearn’, be ‘catalysts for transformation’ and become ‘grounded in the community’ as well. 

 

Background

SIT was incorporated in 2009 as an institute of higher learning (IHL) to meet the growing demand from polytechnic graduates. In 2014, SIT became an Autonomous University (AU) in Singapore and launched its first SIT degree programmes.

Since its establishment, SIT has grown from its inaugural batch of 500 students in 10 degree programmes to over 6,000 students in 43 degree programmes from across SIT and nine overseas university partners. These degree programmes are grouped into five clusters – Engineering (ENG), Chemical Engineering and Food Technology (CEFT), Infocomm Technology (ICT), Health and Social Sciences (HSS), as well as Design and Specialised Businesses (DSB).

 

Products/Services

  • Bachelor degree in 43 programmes
  • Master of Engineering degree in 3 programmes
  • Continuing education and training (CET) and professional development in niche industries such as Urban Solutions, Allied Health, Cybersecurity, Process Safety and Engineering.


Markets

Learners who wish to pursue higher education and skills upgrading, including:

  • Polytechnic graduates
  • A-level graduates, International Baccalaureate Diploma holders and those with equivalent qualifications
  • Working professionals

 

Industry

Higher education; Continuing education and training (CET)

 

Location

  • SIT@Dover
  • SIT@NP Building
  • SIT@NYP Building
  • SIT@RP Building
  • SIT@SP Building
  • SIT@TP Building

 

Competitive Advantages

As Singapore’s university of applied learning, SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study. SIT’s degree programmes feature a six to 12-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) which exemplifies the best of university-industry collaboration.  

 

Company Goals & Objectives

SIT aims to be a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community.

 

Management

SIT is helmed by its President, Professor Tan Thiam Soon and governed by a Board of Trustees, comprising 13 members and chaired by Mr Ng Yat Chung. The Board is supported by seven Board Committees, namely the Academic Advisory, Audit, Campus Development, Finance, Investments, Partnership Approval and Remuneration Committees.

 

Highlights

2009 – SIT was incorporated as an institute of higher learning (IHL) to meet the growing demand from polytechnic graduates.

2014 – SIT became an Autonomous University (AU) in Singapore and launched its first SIT degree programmes.

2017 – Inaugural SIT Graduation Ceremony for the pioneer cohort of graduates from SIT Accountancy and Hospitality Business degree programmes.

January 2018 – Masterplan for the Punggol Digital District (PDD), home to SIT’s new campus, was unveiled.

 


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