The SIT-Technical University of Munich (TUM) joint degree programme in Chemical Engineering (CE) is the first and only course in Singapore to equip budding chemical engineers with relevant chemical Industry 4.0 skillsets, to meet the current and future needs of the chemical industry. This four-year honours degree programme aims to address the growing manpower demands of the local and global chemical industry by training students with deep skills in data engineering and additive manufacturing through intensive laboratory experiments and analysis.

TUM Rankings:

  • #2 University in Germany for Chemistry Subject (Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 by Subject)
  • Produced 6 Nobel Prize winners to date

Students will have a choice of specialisation in their third year in Data Engineering or Additive Manufacturing. The new joint programme will be the first and only course in Singapore equipping budding chemical engineers with relevant chemical Industry 4.0 skillsets, which aims to manufacture products through intelligent processes. These include digital value chain integration, seamless asset lifecycle management, and business-to-plant production control. Students in the additive manufacturing specialisation will learn 3D-printing design, formulation and engineering principles. This new programme thus trains future chemical engineers to integrate digital systems with smart or additive manufacturing seamlessly and effectively.



Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A Level / IB Diploma graduates are welcome to apply. Applicants with Chemical Engineering or closely related Science and Technology diplomas are strongly encouraged to apply. Students with other qualifications (completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to A-Levels) are eligible to apply as well.

Note: These are the required documents (softcopy and hardcopy) which incoming students will be required to submit for the purpose of TUM’s online matriculation in their first year of study:

  • PDF copy of valid passport (personal particulars page only)
  • Recent passport size photo
  • PDF copy of resume/CV
  • PDF copy of the notarised Polytechnic/O and A-level/IB academic documents (final certificate and transcripts)
  • PDF copy of SIT’s Admission Letter

More details will be shared at the matriculation stage.


  • A Level A/H2 Mathematics, and an A/H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Obtained a pass in General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting, while satisfying Mother Tongue Language (MTL)* requirements.

In general, applicants presenting Singapore-Cambridge A level results are not required to submit the A level certificates. However, for the SIT-TUM Chemical Engineering and Electronics and Data Engineering programmes, it will be mandatory to submit the O and A level transcripts during application, and the transcripts, School Graduation Certificate, and other documents^ during matriculation. More details will be shared with incoming students.

*GCE A Level/IB applicants need to fulfil the language requirements as stipulated by the German Higher Education System

*GCE A Level applicants must have taken two language subjects, out of which one must be at H1 to fulfil the language requirements as stipulated by the German Higher Education System. Applicants who have taken another language subject at H1/H2 or O level (excluding English and English Literature) can also be considered. If you have been exempted from taking MTL for your GCE A Level, you can retake the subject to fulfil the language requirements. For further enquiries on the language requirements, please contact TUM Asia Admission Office at

^ These are the required documents (softcopy and hardcopy) which incoming students will be required to submit for the purpose of TUM’s online matriculation in their first year of study:

  • PDF copy of valid passport (personal particulars page only)
  • Recent passport size photo
  • PDF copy of resume/CV
  • PDF copy of the notarised Polytechnic/O and A-level/IB academic documents (final certificate and transcripts)
  • PDF copy of SIT’s Admission Letter

More details will be shared at the matriculation stage.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. The IB must be obtained after attending at least twelve uninterrupted (continuous) years of full-time education. The 6 examination subjects taken must conform to IB conditions stipulated by the German Higher Education system:

  • 2 languages at A or B level (one of which at least must be an advanced foreign language studied uninterruptedly as “Language A” or “Language B HL” )
  • 1 Natural Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • 1 Mathematics subject (Mathematical Methods or Mathematics HL or Further Mathematics together with Mathematics HL)
  • 1 social Science Subject (History, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Business and Management, and Global Politics)
  • The 6th compulsory subject may be one of the above or one of the following subjects recognised by the IB: Art/Design, Music, Theatre Arts, Film, Literature and Performance, or another modern foreign language: Latin, Classical Greek, General Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Environmental Systems, Computer Science, Design Technology, World Religions, Sports exercise and health science.
  • Of the 6 subjects, 3 have to be Higher Level (HL) subjects, and 3 at the Standard Level (SL). The Higher Level (HL) subjects must contain 1 Mathematics subject.
  • All subjects must be taken uninterruptedly (continuously), over two years.

Candidates have to attain a minimum IB Grade of 4 on the six compulsory subjects. Where an IB grade of 3 is awarded in one subject only, it is possible to compensate for this if another subject taken at the same level has been awarded at least an IB Grade 5, and an aggregate of 24 points has been attained.

2.  If the conditions according to point 1 are not fulfilled, an additional examination in accordance with the Hochschulzugangsqualifikation* (high school entrance qualification) is required. Recognition as a subject-related University entrance qualification is also possible by a successful university study of one year.

*IB applicants who do not fulfil the conditions in point 1 may take the “Studienkolleg” for 1 year and write an examination afterwards called “Feststellungsprüfung”. The “Feststellungsprüfung” is in accordance with the “Framework Regulations for Admission to University Education with Foreign Educational Qualifications”, for studying at the “Studienkolleg”. For more information on the “Studienkolleg”, please visit this site.

For further enquiries on these requirements, please contact TUM Asia Admissions Office at

Note: These are the required documents (softcopy and hardcopy) which incoming students will be required to submit for the purpose of TUM’s online matriculation in their first year of study:

  • PDF copy of valid passport (personal particulars page only)
  • Recent passport size photo
  • PDF copy of resume/CV
  • PDF copy of the notarised Polytechnic/O and A-level/IB academic documents (final certificate and transcripts)
  • PDF copy of SIT’s Admission Letter

More details will be shared at the matriculation stage.

The teaching faculty in the programme is from TUM and SIT, with a majority of the core and advanced modules taught by TUM faculty who fly in to Singapore from Germany.


  • Chemical Engineering with Industry 4.0 specialisation
  • Industrial Automation and Software Engineering
  • Data Processing and Analytics
  • Polymer Engineering
  • 3D Printing and Material & Failure Analysis
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)


Single yearly intake, with course commencement in September every year.


All coursework are conducted in English and students will be taught by both German and Singaporean lecturers. Student-teacher ratio averages between 40:1 to 60:1, and Lab Course student-teacher ratio averages between 5:1 to 10:1.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to careers in these areas:

  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Petrochemicals
  • Environmental
  • Research
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Data Engineering
Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

One of the many benefits of getting a SIT – TUM degree is the chance to visit Germany and experience learning in a different setting. The three-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) in Germany aims to widen students’ global outlook as they undertake projects in Germany to develop their interpersonal and technical skills, while exposing them to current industry challenges. Students may visit the main TUM campus, experience cross-cultural exchanges with German faculty and students, and learn industry best practices through educational site visits. Seize this great opportunity to learn first-hand from experts in the field!

“The time I spent in Munich was a new and enjoyable experience filled with laughter and adventures. I enjoyed spending weekends in the Bavarian and Austrian mountains and lakes, which is just a train ride away from Munich. The OIP gave me the privilege to experience European culture, and I have learnt to be more culturally sensitive through this experience.”

Goh Qi Yao (Graduate, BSc in Chemical Engineering)

Year 1

TCE1011 Physics

This module is intended teach the students on the understanding of the fundamental Newton’s Law, Linear Momentum, Energy Conservation as well as on Circular Motion. The students will also learn about Waves and Oscillation as well as thermodynamics which are topics required for the later part of their program.

Students will be assessed on a series of quizzes and a main exam paper.

TCE1012 Mathematics 1

This is a fundamental engineering math module, which will cover two main parts, linear algebra and calculus. For linear algebra, topics like vectors, matrices, linear equation systems, scalar and vector product, eigenvalues, matrix factorization, linear differential equations and engineering application will be covered. For calculus, topics covered include functions, extreme value, polynomial, sequences and series, and differentiation with application. This module aims to provide students with knowledge and analytical skills to solve engineering problems.

TCE1013 Introduction to General and Inorganic Chemistry

This module introduces basic concepts of general and inorganic chemistry. The major topics covered include, Atomic Theory, Chemical Bonding, Acid- Base Theory, Redox Reactions, Chemical Equilibrium, Nobel Gas and VSEPR, MO Theory.

TCE1014 CAD and Technical Drawing

The module CAD and Technical Drawing is based on three lecture blocks and two labs. The first lecture block “Technical drawing” teaches the general rules of technical drawing. The second lecture block “Geometry” teaches the basics of Performing Geometry. The third lecture block “Constructive Design Theory” teaches basic design rules in the construction of components.

The “CAD Introduction” lab teaches the basics of working with CAD systems. The lab teaches the creation of components, assemblies and drawings in the 3D and 2D area.

The “Sketch and workshop drawing” lab teaches the basics of sketching and all the necessary skills to create a workshop drawing by hand and with CAD.

TCE1015 Biomolecular Science

This introductory course allows students to familiarise themselves with the biological structures and molecular mechanisms of the living cell. This module will educate students the basics of biochemistry and genetics to provide a holistic view on cell biology and immunity, leading to applications in biomolecular engineering.

TCE1021 Mathematics 2

Analysis (1 dimension): definition of Riemann integral, Fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, convergence of improper integrals; linear differential equations: existence and uniqueness, solving linear systems with constant coefficients, Duhamel’s formula; Analysis (multidimensional): curves, scalar and vector fields, continuity, partial derivatives, gradient, directional derivatives, implicit functions, extreme value problems with and without constraints, line integral and scalar potential.

TCE1022 Analytical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry

This part of the module introduces into necessary basic precognitions of analytical chemistry. This is followed by introduction into selected chemical and instrumental analytical methods. The main topics are: (1) Definition, ranges and units of concentration; (2) Classification of analytical methods; (3) Sources, definition and calculation of errors, definition of accuracy and precision; calibration and quantification in analytical chemistry; (4) Titration for analytical chemistry based on chemical equilibrium: Acid/base titration, complexation titration; redox titration; (5) Instrumental analytical chemistry: Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy; (6) Different types of chromatography; (7) Introduction into modern mass spectrometry. (8) Periodic Table (9) Energy levels of orbitals (10) Transition metals (11) Ligandfield Theory.

TCE1023 Analytical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry Lab Course

This laboratory module offers practical to understand the principles of separation and identification of groups of cations and anions.

Chemical equilibrium and titrations; Acid-Base Titration; Complexation Titration; Redox Titration; Gravimetric Analysis.

TCE1024 Chemical Thermodynamics

This module introduces the fundamentals of classical chemical thermodynamics. For the interpretation of the introduced thermodynamic quantities an atomistic and statistical interpretation is given. The major topics covered include: (1) Properties of matter in the gas phase (ideal gas & real gas), (2) First law of thermodynamics (work & heat), (3) Reversible and irreversible processes and the second law of thermodynamics (entropy and its statistical interpretation), (4) The thermodynamic state functions (inner energy, free energy, enthalpy, free enthalpy) and the fundamental equations in thermodynamics (Gibbs’ equations, Gibbs-Helmholtz equation, Maxwell equations), (5) Multicomponent systems and chemical potential, (6) Chemical equilibrium.

TCE1025 Organic Chemistry

This module introduces basic organic chemistry and covers structures, reactivity as well as mechanisms. The objective is that students understand the principles of reactivity such as electrophilicity and nucleophilicity and can apply these concepts when solving mechanistic tasks. The lecture starts with alkanes and their nomenclature followed by reactions with alkenes and alkynes. Carbonyl chemistry and aromatic ring systems represent another major topic.

The course covers principles and theories of the reactivity of organic compounds. Knowledge of the most important reagents and reactive intermediates, their behaviour and energetics are conveyed such that the student can understand and predict reactions of organic compounds. Important reaction types and their mechanisms, specific reactions, including industrially relevant processes, are covered.

Energy and Reactivity; Classification of Organic Reactions; Reactive intermediates and Acid/Base Chemistry; Nucleophilic Substitution;

Elimination; Electrophilic Addition; Cycloaddition; Aromatic Substitution; Radical Reactions; Oxidation Reactions; Reaction of Carbonyl Compounds; Reactions of Organometallic Compounds; Enolates; Conjugate Addition; Rearrangements.

TCE1031 Instrumentation

The aim is to provide a thorough grounding in the principles, technology and practices of measurement, with an emphasis on the specification, installation and operation of the common types of instrumentation (including valves) used in the process industries.

TCE1032 Information Technology 1

This module is intended to be at an introductory level to provide the foundation skills in ICT, as well as to instill an ICT mindset in the students. It also enables them to appreciate the relevance and interrelationships of the different components of IT without being lost in the details. Specifically, this module covers wide variety of fundamental topics ranging from binary systems, the building blocks of hardware, the building blocks of software, how software and design and build, to database and security.

Students will be assessed on a series of laboratory exercises. In addition, numerous short ‘pop’ quizzes will be conducted during lectures and/or tutorials classes to encourage progressive and continuous learning. As this module consists of many hands-on components that will be assessed continuously, it will be a CA only module.

Year 1: Soft Skills Elective

TCE1033 Technical Communication

This module aims to equip students with the technical writing and oral presentation skills needed to manage both the assessment requirements of their degree programme in chemical engineering as well as the writing and speaking needs when they go out to work as chemical engineers. Communication has long been viewed as a core competency for undergraduate students in all major universities in the world and is a prerequisite skill in almost all careers. Important communication skills for engineering undergraduates include the ability to write technical information for their own communities of practice and present such information coherently and clearly in a technical presentation. This module aims to develop such ability of engineering undergraduates through technical proposal writing and presentation activities.

Year 2

TCE2011 Chemical Engineering Principles

This module introduces basic concepts of Fundamentals in momentum; heat and mass transfer; fluid mechanics; rheology; analogies in heat and mass transfer; unit operations.

TCE2012 Heat Transfer Phenomena

This module overs the most important concepts and mechanisms of heat transfer. After successfully completing this module you should be able to: 1. Discuss the mechanisms of Heat Transfer; Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. 2. Analyse heat transfer problem, and 3.

Assess various heat exchanger configurations and their maintenance issues.

The major contents covered in this module include: Introduction to heat transfer, Fundamentals of Conduction, steady and transient heat conduction, introduction to radiative heat transfer, convective heat transfer (forced convection and natural convection), Similarity theory and dimensionless numbers, and the design of heat exchangers.

TCE2013 Organic Chemistry Lab Course

This laboratory module focuses on chemical synthesis, crystallization, extraction, polymerization, chromatographic separation, steam distillation. Spectroscopy techniques will be used for identification of synthesized compounds/isolated compounds for this modules.

Techniques cover will be UV-visible spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, HPLC, GC-MS, etc.

TCE2014 Engineering Mechanics

This module covers the following topics: Statics; fundamental terms: properties of force and torque, operating experience and proceedings; systems of forces: plane and spatial; systems of forces, static equilibrium, equilibrium conditions graphical techniques: special cases of equilibrium, Culmann-line, link polygon method bearing statics: characteristics of bearings, bearing reactions; static determination; trusses centre of mass: weight, position of the centre of mass, moment and equilibrium, support of rigid bodies; beam statics internal forces and moments, FÖPPL-brackets kinetic friction: friction laws, application of friction laws, self-locking, belt friction rope statics; Elasto-Statics; stresses and strains: tension-compression-loading, state of stress, state of strain, relation between stress and strain; stability hypotheses; beam bending: moments of inertia of area, stress distribution in a beam, deflection curve, influence of shearing stresses, principle of superposition; torsion: circular cross section, thin-walled cross section buckling: buckling equations and their solutions, Euler’s buckling load, computation of compression struts; energy methods: Castiglione’s method, principle of Menabrea, strain energy; principle of virtual work.

TCE2021 Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis

For the Reaction Engineering and Catalysis module, it covers basic elements of simple and complex reaction techniques and kinetics and which are applied to technical reactors and reactions. In addition to homogeneous systems, the module covers reactions in multiphase systems and catalytic reactions.

TCE2023 Information Technology 2

This module introduces students to programming in Matlab, and is designed to lead students to fluency in Matlab, including useful toolboxes. Problem-solving using Matlab is a key feature of the module, such that the Matlab proficiency learnt in this module can be extended to various engineering applications. This module utilizes lectures, in-lecture activities, and computer lab sessions to help students achieve the course objectives. Students’ progress is assessed through a combination of individual assignments, mid-term quizzes, and a group project. Group work contributes to 40% of the total grade, with peer assessment component incorporated in the evaluation. This module has no final exam.

TCE2024 Engineering Thermodynamics

This module will enable chemical engineering students learn the fundamental concepts of engineering thermodynamics and apply them to relevant engineering situations. It provides students with the fundamental competence that constitute central elements in other courses focusing on energy systems and industrial processes. It covers the fundamental principles of thermodynamics while presenting real- world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice.

TCE2031 Overseas Immersion Programme

Students will be attached to various industries/companies in Germany to undertake short-term projects to develop their inter-personal as well as technical skills. These include skills in communication with peers and supervisors, and application of their chemical engineering knowledge to solve short term immediate problems. The 3-week OIP will allow students to experience the real world challenges associated with working in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry practitioners, obtain feedback on their produced work and deliver outcomes for the company/laboratory they are attached to.

TCE2032 Chemical Engineering Lab Course 1 and 2

This laboratory module offers practicals which are designed to enhance the theoretical design and operation know-how of the unit operations for students specializing in small molecular drugs. The course covers the entire spectrum of pharmaceuticals production process, which ranges from chemical synthesis to downstream purification and isolation of APIs or intermediates. The downstream units mainly include crystallization, filtration and drying. Other than that, some general engineering unit operations, such as heat exchanger will also be covered to enhance students’ engineering principles. For each unit operations listed, fundamental principles, equipment design and operations, and application in pharmaceutical industry will be covered.

TCE2033 Mechanical Process Engineering

This module covers the following content: Introduction into processes of Mechanical Process Engineering, particles and disperse systems, particle collectives, particle analysis techniques, separation technology, mixing of particles, Dimensional analysis.

TCE2034 Thermal Process Engineering

This module introduces basic ideas and techniques in chemical thermodynamics and thermodynamic property data as well as thermal separation processes. The major topics covered include

  • Thermodynamic fundamentals and property data for pure components and mixtures;
  • Flash calculation and phase diagrams;
  • Distillation;
  • Rectification in tray and packing columns;
  • Absorption and desorption;

Students will gain experience in understanding and calculating real thermodynamic property data including iterative solution techniques; tutorials will also focus on the design of technical relevant thermal separation processes; the students will be using pre- defined EXCEL sheets for real thermodynamic property data calculation and thermal separation processes.

TCE3014 Fluid Mechanics

The subject of Fluid Mechanics has a wide scope and is of prime importance in several fields of engineering and science. This module covers the fundamental principles of Fluid Mechanics while presenting real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how Fluid Mechanics is applied in engineering practice.

It enables the student to acquire the knowledge necessary to tackle fundamental but well-defined problems in fluid mechanics. After completion of the course, students will have a sound fundamental understanding of the principles of Fluid Mechanics and will be able to apply these principles to analyse static and dynamic fluid problems.

Year 2: Soft Skills Elective

TCE1034 Change Management

Through a focus on three main themes of “Social Change”, “Organisational Change” and “Individual Change”, students will develop understanding of how change occurs, why it occurs, and what we can do to anticipate, encourage and manage change. Students will think about and discuss a range of benefits that managing and understanding change may contribute to their lives, the organizations in which they work and society as a whole. Organisational change theories and concepts regarding resistance to change will be introduced and discussed. Students will also develop knowledge of individual change by exploring their individual strengths and concepts of occupational identity, and thereafter identify individual coping mechanisms that may be employed when dealing with change. Students will discuss the potential ways of becoming a change agent for an organisation and society. The students will learn about being a recipient of change as well as an agent / future leader for change.

TCE1035 Basic German

Participants will explore the structure of the German language and develop the basic skills for communicating in a German-speaking environment.

Participants will learn the 4 aspects of the language (speaking, reading, writing & listening) and how to use the language in real life situations.

Communicative approach is used in this class. Below topics are covered in this module:

  • Who and What
  • Greetings
  • Age and Hobbies
  • Coffee and Cake
  • My Family
Year 3

TCE2022 Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering looks at materials that we use and see every day (metal tools, glassware etc) to those of macroscale in the space and microscale in microelectronic devices. The impact of materials application are found in IT, biotech, transportation, healthcare, energy, construction etc. It is essential for engineers to understand a material from its atomic structure to its properties. Hence allows them to identify defects and the cause of it. This enables engineers to conduct proper materials selection for the required application, meeting safety and efficiency standards of the industries. Engineers can create new materials for new applications, as well as improve the existing properties to achieve superior performance, with lower cost and higher process efficiency.

TCE3011 Sustainable Energy Systems

Sustainable Energy Systems focuses on renewable energy systems. Different renewable and alternative technologies and concepts are discussed with regards to technical and economic feasibility. Also, topics like environmental footprint, availability and energy storage are covered. Therefore, an overview of current statistics and studies regarding the worldwide energy situation will be given. Furthermore, the profitability and promotion of renewable energy technologies in different countries and regions are discussed.

TCE3012 Process Safety

Process safety according to pharmaceutical standards. Identification and characterization of hazards (including biohazards), risk assessments and preventive safety measures, process safety throughout the entire plant life cycle. HAZOP.

TCE3013 Biochemical Process Engineering

This module introduces basic principles in bioprocess engineering in a way that chemical engineers are able to understand the concepts of using biological systems in engineered processes. The major topics of biochemical process engineering covered include: Enzymes (biochemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, immobilized enzymes, industrial use of enzymes) Bioreactors (functionality, process parameter, sensors, design of bioreactors and bioprocesses) Growth kinetics and mass balancing (calculations for batch, fed-batch, and continuous batch fermentation, material balancing) Heat and mass transfer (heat exchange, conduction, convection, oxygen uptake rate, diffusion, combined mass- transfer coefficient) Industrial microbial bioprocesses (production of food, biomass, alcohols, organic acids, antibiotics) Downstream processing (cell disruption, filtration, chromatography, centrifugation, extraction, drying) Sterilization processes (physical and chemical methods, practical rules working with microorganisms) Analytics for process control (GC, HPLC, spectrometry, bioanalytics).

TCE3021 Process Control

This module covers instrumentations, tools and techniques for efficient monitoring and controlling of chemical processes for continuous improvements and accelerated process understanding. Students will learn to describe the dynamics of process, select appropriate measurement device and use controllers to adjust the process to keep the controlled variables at desired values. The module emphasises that time- dependent behaviour has significant influence on process design, operation and safety. They will learn how to design and tune feedback PID controllers.

Students will also learn about feed-forward, cascade and ratio control strategies – the rationale and when they should be applied.

TCE3022 Plant Design 1

This course covers topics such as process flow- sheeting, sizing and cost estimation of chemical processes, process economics, simulation, optimisation and scheduling of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processes, illustrated with real case studies from the industry.

Under the supervision of faculty staff, students are required to work in groups to produce a plant design. The project includes a study on market demand, selection of location / site, mass and energy balances, waste treatment and management, detailed equipment design with mechanical drawings, heat integration, simulation, process control and optimization, and economic analysis, with considerations from the sustainability, environmental and safety aspects. At the end of the project, they have to submit a group written report, as well as individual reports on the major pieces of equipment used in the project, and to give an oral presentation on their work.

Part I of the module involves general training on plant simulations and development of a plant design project with faculty guidance.

Part II of the module involves plant integration work and plant layout design work.

TCE3031 Plant Design 2

In this module, students work in design teams to undertake an open-ended project to design a plant to make specified product. The detailed design of a chemical process requires a combination of many of the core skills acquired over the three years of this engineering degree programme. It represents a unique exercise in which students can apply and test their knowledge of process selection, conceptual design, equipment design, process safety and sustainability and economic analysis as part of a team exercise. This is applied to a typical client specification and requires to be innovative in suggesting a design solution.

Year 3: Data Engineering Specialisation

TCE3023 Internet of Things

Real-time systems (RTS) are intended to serve real- time application process data as it comes in, typically without any buffering delays. In RTS, the correctness of the system behaviour depends not only on the logical results of the computations, but also on the physical instant at which these results are produced. Hence, a real-time operating system (RTOS) is valued more for how quickly or how predictably it can respond, rather than the amount of work it can perform in any given period of time.

To realise such system, embedded controllers are usually used. Embedded controllers, although smaller in size as compared to computers, are equipped with all the features that are necessary to realise their functional goals. In the uprising of Internet of Things, embedded controllers are often used with connectivity modules. With these modules, embedded controllers will be able to be connected to the network where their states can be remotely monitored or even be controlled.

TCE3025 Industrial Automation

The course “Industrial Automation” deals with the information technology components used for the automation of machines and plants. It first gives an overview of the existing automation structures and the corresponding systems and devices. The modelling of the plants or processes is treated using various modelling methods (eg: R & I flowcharts). The structuring and transformation into applicable control programs are taught on the basis of markup languages. Further contents are the interfaces between the technical automation system and the technical process in the form of actuators and sensors as well as between man and machine through the man-machine interface (MMI). The topics “Industrial Communication” (eg Fieldbus systems) and the “Control of machines using the languages of IEC 61131-3” are also covered. An important part of the course is the interaction of the different automation modules in the overall system.

TCE3032 Data Processing and Analytics

Data processing is the study of the generalizable extraction of knowledge from data. Being a data scientist requires an integrated skill set spanning mathematics, statistics, machine learning, databases and computer science along with a good understanding of the craft of problem formulation to engineer effective solutions. This course will introduce students and equip them with some of its basic principles and tools as well as its general mindset. Students will learn concepts, techniques and tools they need to deal with various facets of data science practice, including data collection and integration, exploratory data analysis, predictive modelling, descriptive modelling, data product creation, evaluation, and effective communication.

TCE3034 Industrial Software Engineering

The lecture Industrial Software Engineering provides, based on the basic study lecture Fundamentals of Information Technology 1 and 2, further knowledge of software development, which supports the future engineer in the development of software-intensive products. On the one hand, the lecture deals with the methodical approach of software development, such as procedures, phase models and quality assurance measures. On the other hand, modelling techniques, programming paradigms and common architecture patterns for the design of modern software are taught.

TCE3036 Practical Course in Industrial Automation

This module provides students with the hands-on handling of automation technologies and their applications in the chemical manufacturing and process industries. Topics include electro-pneumatics technology and programmable logic control. The hardware components such as sensors, valves and actuators will be applied to the automated systems. Ladder diagram design programming will be covered, in conjunction with the learning of programming logic controllers. Laboratory work involves hands-on circuit construction and implementation using these technologies and techniques, which enhances participants’ understanding of the practical aspects of circuit designs.

Year 3: Additive Manufacturing Specialisation

TCE3026 Polymers and Polymer Technology

The module “Polymer and Polymer Technology” teaches the basics of polymer as a material with focus on plastics processing. Students get a comprehensive insight into the world of polymer technology with special focus on application.

TCE3033 Materials and Failure Analysis

The module “Materials and Failure Analysis” teaches the fundamentals of the areas of component testing, quality and quality assurance and damage analysis. The students gain a comprehensive insight into material-specific data or the material behaviour, which is necessary in particular for the safe design of plastic components, to ensure defined product properties. Students are taught comprehensive and practice-relevant knowledge of materials testing.

TCE3035 3D Printing

The block course will start by introducing the field of 3D-printing including the biomedical and bioelectronic drivers for important applications. We will cover basic principles of different micro- and nanoscale 3D- printing strategies with a focus on stereolithographic methods. We will then give an in-depth introduction into the operation of state-of-the art 3D printers that are available for the lab course. The students will apply their knowledge for a given project involving the design, printing process and the use of the printed devices in a laboratory experiment. The actual project will be related to the fields of bioelectronics or biomedical engineering including biomolecular, cellular, or robotics applications. Thus, the interdisciplinary course will combine aspects of engineering design, electronics, and biology.

TCE3037 Practical Course in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), broadly known as 3D printing, is transforming how products are designed, produced, and serviced. AM enables on-demand production, without dedicated equipment or tooling, and unlocks digital design tools, giving breakthrough performance and unparalleled flexibility. This course allows students to do hands-on designing of parts for AM using advanced digital tools, and equips them with the knowledge and confidence to identify and carry out applications of AM to solve industry problems. This lab module concludes with an in-depth case study where students will solve a real-world industry problem using their AM expertise.

Year 3: Soft Skills Elective

TCE2015 Career and Professional Development

This module has two parts. The first part, which takes up the first six weeks of the trimester, equips the student with the necessary career skills in starting and growing a career as an engineer. It prepares the students to apply for their first IWSP position. Specifically, this module provides the students with the experience of going through the entire process of job search, from submitting their job application letter and resume, to attending a job interview session. The knowledge and skills acquired by the students through this module and the IWSP would form a valuable source for them to draw on as they look for a full-time job upon graduation and as they plan their career.

The second part of this module, which starts in Week 8 and lasts till Week 13, introduces students to the concept and practice of valuestream improvement from lean management, which will be useful in their workplace.

Engineers in society; Roles and responsibilities of professional engineers; Fundamentals of moral and ethical values; Codes of professional conduct and ethics with cases; Corruption in engineering projects; Framework for ethical decision; Process safety; Case studies requiring oral presentation and written report.

TCE2025 Project Management and Engineering Ethics

1st Part: Engineers in society; Roles and responsibilities of professional engineers; Fundamentals of moral and ethical values; Codes of professional conduct and ethics with cases; Corruption in engineering projects; Framework for ethical decision; Process safety; Case studies requiring oral presentation and written report.

2nd Part: Project management skills are important in today’s industry. This module covers project management fundamental concepts and applied techniques that enables students to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close a project successfully within the constraints of cost, time and scope. The topics covered are broadly classified into technical and behavioral. Technical topics include project life cycle, scope, work breakdown structures, schedule, risk management and project control. Behavioral topics include stakeholder engagement and communication, leadership and professionalism. In particular, this module will focus on applying concepts of project management to the specifics of the pharmaceutical industry with the use of case studies.

TCE3038 Intellectual Property and Technopreneurship

The IP and technopreneurship module is a hands-on, competitive, experiential learning module that is ideal for students to gain insight, confidence, and basic capabilities about the theoretical and practical aspects of technopreneurship. They will also learn how IP relates to business, use IP effectively as a business asset and understand the importance of IP audit.

TCE3039 Operational Excellence

This module aims to articulate the six sigma principles, for improved understanding of the concept of operational excellence in the pharmaceutical industry context. Topics covered include strategies, techniques, and tools for process improvement, statistical methods to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of errors and minimizing variability in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

Year 4

TCE4011 Integrated Work Study Programme

The IWSP provides students with unique learning opportunities to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Applied learning – integration of theory and practice, acquisition of specialist knowledge and development of professional skills.
  2. Exposure to real-world conditions- appreciation of real-world constraints in respective industry contexts to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, while adding value to the workplace.
  3. Smooth transition to jobs-practical experience which shortens work induction period, translating to higher productivity and lower training costs to future employers of SIT’s graduates. The work experience acquired may also contribute to professional accreditation/certification requirements if applicable.

The IWSP is an integral part of applied learning as it provides an opportunity for students to integrate what they have learnt in the classroom to what is practised in the real world, and vice-versa. The extended period of IWSP with students performing real work also provides an opportunity for companies to evaluate the suitability of students as potential employees. In effect, the IWSP is equivalent to the probation period. The student will also have ample opportunities to immerse in the industry’s business and culture and decide if this is a good industry to work in. Besides producing practice-oriented graduates, IWSP will also be the platform through which students will be challenged during their work attachment stint to initiate innovative projects under the guidance of both SIT Supervisors and companyappointed Work Supervisors. Through such projects, students will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for the projects they have identified. In this way, the IWSP will be a key platform that contributes to the inculcation of the SIT-DNA in every student.

TCE4012 Bachelor Thesis

The Bachelor Thesis (BT) is a 2-trimester long module designed for the students to pursue an in-depth independent study to solve chemical engineering problems, building on their technical knowledge and skills previously acquired in classrooms, projects, lab sessions, and IWSP (Integrated Work Study Programme). With a focus on Applied Learning, the BT will require each student to propose a feasible solution to a real problem faced by a company. The project can be a study on eliminating or relieving a bottleneck in a manufacturing process, optimizing part of or the entire process, improving a standard operating procedure (SOP), etc. Topics and scopes of the BT’s are to be proposed by the students and to be reviewed and approved by the module coordinator and Programme Director before the project starts. The BT module also encourages the students to think critically when addressing and solving complex problems in the pharmaceutical industry and supports the development of SIT-DNA in our graduates. During the execution of the BT, the students will aim to achieve the desired objectives in the most effective ways including obtaining resources. In the process, the students can also develop soft skills such as effective communication, project management and planning, oral presentation, and goal setting. Upon completion of the BT, the students will present the project outcome to an audience with both engineering and non-engineering backgrounds.

Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

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