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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’.
Accountancy, B (Hons)
Programme Overview
The Accountancy programme was designed after a series of consultations with various industry heads, accreditation bodies, and external faculty consultants. This 3-year direct honours programme will hone students’ critical and analytical skills in addition to the requisite knowledge needed for professional accounting career in commerce, industry, government or public practice. Graduates will be specialists with deep skill-sets ready for the accounting sector.

As accountants’ roles involve constant communication, the accountancy curriculum will enhance students’ soft skills through interactive activities such as oral and written presentations, as well as individual and team-based assignments which will be regular features in the programme.

The curriculum will include various modules such as change management, forensic accounting, internal auditing, regional tax planning, strategic accounting, etc.

Some of the highlights include the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) which runs through peak auditing periods. Following the IWSP, students will undertake a business Capstone module and modules in their focused area of interests such as Audit or Tax. Students will also have Regional Exposure to Accounting Practice (REAP). Practice-oriented trainings will be provided by industry experts.

Accreditation of the Programme
The programme is accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • CPA Australia (CPAA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)

In addition, the programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme as it incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and prepares them well to sit for the CFA exams.

Career Opportunities
Accountants are highly sought-after across diverse industries such as banking, management consulting and the service sector. Graduates can join the national accountancy body of Singapore (ISCA) as Associates and extend their professional qualifications by completing the Singapore CA (Qualification) professional programme and becoming a Chartered Accountant of Singapore or CA (Singapore), which will enhance their career opportunities. Graduates will also be able to pursue professional qualifications from other internationally-renowned accounting professional bodies such as CAANZ, CIMA, CPA Australia and ICAEW, amongst others.

(Singapore Institute of Technology)