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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’.
Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)
Programme Overview
The SIT-Newcastle University (NU) joint degree programme in Chemical Engineering aims to produce graduates who have a clear understanding of Chemical Engineering, combining a sound theoretical grasp of the subject with practical experience and an awareness of their responsibility to society and the environment. Consisting of key, traditional Chemical Engineering topics such as Transfer Processes and Unit Operations, and including contemporary and globally important areas such as Sustainable Design and Clean Technology, students will learn how to critically analyse real-world process engineering problems through the use of computational tools. Assessment will be based on several components such as coursework and written examinations. Students will have the opportunity to creatively apply what they have learnt to solve challenges posed by their final year capstone plant design project. The academic training and soft skills acquired through the programme, will produce capable graduates who will go on to become professional chemical engineers in the industry. Graduates may also eventually choose to pursue industrial research to develop new solutions and innovative processes or a postgraduate route to an academic career.

Programme Highlights

  • Practical Bias

Subjects are taught with a practical bias and the majority of modules have a substantive coursework component, complementing theory with practice.

  • Problem-solving and the use of Computational Tools

Students will develop problem-solving skills and gain valuable experience through the use of commercial computational tools to solve chemical engineering problems.

  • Gain Work Experience While Studying

Students will gain six to eight months of work experience under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) in the process engineering industry, with the unique opportunity to work on industry projects and solve problems.

(Singapore Institute of Technology - Newcastle University)