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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’.
Information and Communications Technology (Information Security), BEng (Hons)
Programme Overview

The Information and Communications Technology (Information Security) degree programme offered by SIT will be the first undergraduate degree programme offered by a local autonomous university that majors in information security. The programme is designed to provide students with the necessary industry-relevant knowledge and practical technical skills to become specialised professionals in the field of information security that will be in demand by the industry.

Building on the core computer science fundamentals, specialised in-depth knowledge and technical skills will be taught to cover a holistic range of topics in Information Security. Students will learn about Secured Software Development, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics as well as Security Governance and Management. Security in emerging areas such as mobile and cloud security will also be covered.

The Programme’s Mission Statement

To train highly specialised professionals that can integrate seamlessly and contribute effectively to the Infocomm industry.

The Programme Educational Objectives

The programme aims to train students to become highly specialised professionals with deep technical capabilities that continuously improves themselves to be catalyst for transformation and grounded in community. As such, alumnus of the programme are expected to achieve the following Programme Educational Objectives within five years after graduation:

  1. Demonstrate expertise in Software Engineering, Information Security or other specialised disciplines of ICT that is applicable in a broad range of industries.
  2. Solve complex interdisciplinary problems as part of a team leveraging on their individual deep technical competencies in ICT taking into consideration the requirements for the solutions to be sustainable and ethical.
  3. Demonstrate continuous professional and technical development through life-long learning such as obtaining advanced degrees, professional certifications, or knowledge of contemporary issues and recent advances to remain relevant in the dynamic field of ICT.
  4. Support the transformation of their profession and society through continuous engagements with their community.


Team Integrated Project: During the course of the programme, students will be given the opportunity to develop innovative information security solutions with the industry through an Integrated Team Project.

Industry Certification Module: To further enhance their industry relevance, students will also be required to obtain at least one industry certification as part of the curriculum. This Industry Certification Module aims to promote life-long learning and inculcate students with the habit of keeping up with advances in technology even after graduation through industry certifications.

Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP): To facilitate the seamless transition of graduates into the industry, a key feature of the curriculum is the IWSP. Students will embark on a year-long IWSP during their final year when they will take on real work and meaningful capstone projects with their host organisations.

To integrate the study component into their work experience, students will return to the university two mornings a week: one morning to consult their professors on their capstone project and to highlight their progress at work, and the other to attend flipped classes. During flipped classes, students will be able to bring their real work experience into the classroom for discussions. Ideas and solutions generated from these classroom discussions can then be brought back to their host organisations to promote innovation in the company.

Accreditation of the programme will be sought with the Engineering Accreditation Board.

Career Opportunities
This programme will equip its graduates with the required academic knowledge and professional skill sets to take up specialist jobs in Information Security including, (and not limited to) Malware Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, Information Security Systems Engineer, Pentester, Technical Information Security Officer, Application Security Analyst, IT Security Consultant, and IT Infrastructure Architect. Other than these specialist jobs, as the students are also well-grounded in generic computer science, they are not only employable in the field of Information Security but could also take on generic ICT job opportunities that are available to computer science graduates as well.

(Singapore Institute of Technology)