Marine Engi­neer­ing; Naval Archi­tec­ture and Off­shore Engi­neer­ing Education


The Sin­ga­pore Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion (MOE) intro­duced the Polytechnic-​Foreign Spe­cial­ized Insti­tu­tions (Poly-​FSI) ini­tia­tive. Its aim was to encour­age poly­tech­nics to part­ner with over­seas uni­ver­si­ties and offer degree pro­grams in niche areas. Through this ini­tia­tive, stu­dents would enjoy a more enrich­ing learn­ing expe­ri­ence in areas that also sup­ported Singapore’s eco­nomic development.

SIT rep­re­sents the cen­tre of a unique tri­par­tite col­lab­o­ra­tive model (between Sin­ga­pore Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion MOE, Min­istry of Man­power MOM and the Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Board EDB) respon­si­ble for plan­ning, man­ag­ing and imple­ment­ing degree pro­grams offered by rep­utable over­seas uni­ver­si­ties in part­ner­ship with the five local poly­tech­nics. In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing more government-​subsidized uni­ver­sity places, the SIT model also offers stu­dents sig­nif­i­cantly greater choices in learn­ing at ter­tiary levels.

SIT pro­vides stu­dents oppor­tu­nity of study world class cur­ricu­lum in col­lab­o­ra­tion with New­cas­tle Uni­ver­sity which is the largest and broadest-​based marine school in the UK, cov­er­ing the fields of marine engi­neer­ing, naval archi­tec­ture, off­shore engi­neer­ing, coastal man­age­ment and small craft tech­nol­ogy, and enjoys a sub­stan­tial inter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion. All stu­dents will have oppor­tu­ni­ties for a 36 week attach­ment at the home cam­puses of the over­seas uni­ver­si­ties where they get to expe­ri­ence a dif­fer­ent cul­ture and inter­act with over­seas students.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Program

  • BEng with Hon­ours in Marine Engi­neer­ing: This degree pro­gram is con­cerned with engi­neer­ing chal­lenges spe­cific to the marine envi­ron­ment such as the propul­sion and aux­il­iary machin­ery of ships, and the power and con­trol sys­tems of other marine con­struc­tions such as oil plat­forms, sub-​sea sys­tems, as well as under­wa­ter and off­shore vehi­cles. Marine Engi­neers excel in var­i­ous sec­tors of the mar­itime indus­try work­ing on and along­side com­mer­cial ships, pas­sen­ger lin­ers, navy ves­sels, sub­mersibles, plea­sure yachts, cruise ships, and oil rigs.
  • BEng with Hon­ours in Naval Archi­tec­ture: This degree pro­gram is directed towards the design, devel­op­ment and oper­a­tion of ships and other marine vehi­cles. The prin­ci­ples of sta­bil­ity, struc­tures, response in a sea­way, resis­tance and propul­sion can be applied to ves­sels as diverse as fer­ries, giant oil tankers, tugs and even war­ships. Naval Archi­tects excel in var­i­ous sec­tors of the ship­build­ing indus­try includ­ing ship design and con­struc­tion, tech­ni­cal and safety con­sul­tancy, oper­a­tions, man­age­ment and com­merce, as well as the engi­neer­ing of off­shore renew­able energy sources such as wind, wave and tidal power.
  • BEng with Hon­ours in Off­shore Engi­neer­ing: This degree pro­gram is geared to the demands of the off­shore engi­neer­ing indus­try with a solid basis in engi­neer­ing fun­da­men­tals. Stu­dents will learn to design and pro­duce fixed and float­ing off­shore oil and gas pro­duc­tion instal­la­tions, along with the crafts that ser­vice these and other off­shore devel­op­ments. The pro­gram also aims to instill in stu­dents the skills and tech­niques appro­pri­ate for com­pa­nies in var­i­ous sec­tors of the marine and off­shore fields. Off­shore Engi­neers excel in var­i­ous sec­tors of the marine and off­shore indus­tries includ­ing ocean min­ing, off­shore dis­posal, off­shore pipelines and cables, off­shore struc­tures and sal­vage oper­a­tions. They would also have the skills to work in other sec­tors such as ther­mal energy con­ver­sion and seabed min­eral recovery.

SIT Scholarships

  • AVA Schol­ar­ship
  • ASMI-​Marine Tech­nol­ogy Scholarship
  • The LRET-​MaritimeONE Scholarship
  • Sakae Schol­ar­ship
  • Sem­b­corp Indus­tries Scholarship
  • SMA-​MaritimeONE Scholarship
  • Uni­ver­sity Engi­neer­ing Scholarship
  • Lee Hsien Loong Award
  • Lee Kuan Yew-​STEP Award
  • SIT Schol­ar­ship
  • SIT Inter­na­tional Stu­dent Scholarship
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