Issue 5 | JANUARY 2013
First dedicated power engineering degree programme launched

Come September this year, Singapore’s first undergraduate degree in power engineering will commence with a targeted intake of 60 students. The full-time Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical Power Engineering programme is a partnership between the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Britain’s Newcastle University (NU). Aimed at diploma holders, the course will equip graduates with the requisite technical knowledge for a career in the Power sector.

Officiating at the signing ceremony held in October last year, Second Minister for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, applauded the timely launch of the programme. He said "the electrical power engineering degree programme creates another educational pathway for interested students, while complementing our ongoing manpower development efforts. Polytechnic students in related fields will have the opportunity to upgrade their skills and pursue a professional degree in power engineering." Minister Iswaran shared that the programme will be "an essential component in our efforts to build up much-needed expertise in the field of electrical power engineering."

Applications for this new programme will open early this year and will be conducted at SIT’s Nanyang Polytechnic satellite campus. Students interested in the programme may contact the SIT undergraduate admissions hotline at 6592 1136 or email to

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