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Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s university of applied learning. SIT's vision is to be a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community. Its mission is to nurture and develop individuals who build on their interests and talents to impact society in meaningful ways.

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 an eight to 12-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) which exemplifies the best of university-industry collaboration.

Since its establishment in 2009, SIT has grown from its inaugural batch of 500 students in 10 degree programmes to over 5,000 students in 44 degree programmes from across SIT and 10 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).

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 finally, become ‘grounded in the community’.
Mechatronics, BEng (Hons)
Programme Overview
Mechatronics is a fusion of mechanical, electrical, electronic and control engineering. This multidisciplinary field is increasingly integral to the engineering process as innovation demands the integration of mechanics and electronics. For example, a car may now contain a hundred processor chips and rely on sensors, software and actuators to control everything from braking to entertainment. A mechatronics engineer unites the principles of mechanics, electronics, and computing to generate simpler, more economical and reliable systems.

This degree programme will allow students to integrate Electrical/Electronic and Mechanical Engineering in the study of cutting-edge and high-tech industrial components and systems. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to successfully combine traditionally divided disciplines, equipping them for varied career opportunities.

Mechatronics Engineers excel in their work on hybrid systems in varied fields of research such as production systems, synergy drives, planetary exploration rovers, automotive subsystems such as anti-lock braking systems and spin-assist, and everyday equipment such as autofocus cameras, video, hard disks, and CD players.

Learn about SIT-UofG’s Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics.

(University of Glasgow)