BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONS) IN ELECTRONICS & DATA ENGINEERING

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The Electronics and Data Engineering is a four-year honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Technical University of Munich (TUM). Combining electronics and data engineering, this unique programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills and competencies for the emerging digital workforce.

Graduates from this programme modules will be equipped with deep knowledge in semiconductor physics and circuit design along with intensive mathematics for data science and machine learning.

Leveraging on TUM’s expertise in areas such as Semiconductor Physics, Circuit Design and Sensors and Power Electronics, students can apply emerging digital technologies set to revolutionise the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Programme Brochure

For students enrolled in the Electrical Engineering & IT (EEIT) degree programme on or before the AY2019/20 intake, please refer to the programme brochure here. Please take note that this brochure is for personal reference only, and should not be used for other purposes.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree programme

Electronics & Data Engineering

Joint SIT – TUM degree from AY2020/21 intake onward

Undergraduate Programmes Brochure 2016-1
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TUM Asia is not responsible for the misuse or misrepresentation of the stated information within the brochures.

All information is accurate to the time of publishing. Updated January 2020.

NOTE: TO APPLY FOR THE TUM BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES, YOU ARE TO LOGIN TO THE APPLICATION PORTAL OF OUR PARTNER UNIVERSITY (SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SIT), AVAILABLE FROM MID-JANUARY TO MARCH 2020.

FOR POLYTECHNIC DIPLOMA HOLDERS

A full-time diploma awarded by any one of the five local polytechnics are welcome to apply. In particular, applicants with a strong proficiency and interest in Mathematics and Physics are encouraged to apply.

FOR GCE ‘A’ LEVELS HOLDERS & INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants who graduate with GCE ‘A’ Levels qualifications are eligible to apply for the Electronics & Data Engineering degree programme. Students with other qualifications (completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to A-Levels) are eligible to apply as well.

Subject Requirement(s):

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

 *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. 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 admission@tum-asia.edu.sg.

 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.

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bioelectronics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Internet of Things
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Eight-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • Three-week Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

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

COURSEWORK & STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO
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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to careers in these areas:

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Process Engineer
  • Production and Test Engineer
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 most memorable experience was my time in Munich. There, I learnt to juggle my workload and leisure time, I learnt to be independent. I believe I have developed a greater bond with my peers throughout the 3 months spent in Munich. We worked hard & played hard together, helping each other in our thesis research, cooking for one another in our apartment. These are great memories for life.”
Richard Tan (Graduate, BSc in Electrical Engineering & I.T.)

Year 1

EDE1101 Engineering Mathematics 1

Through this introductory module, you will learn and apply the concepts and techniques of linear algebra which will be useful for future technical modules in engineering.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with a range of fundamental concepts that include real and complex numbers, supremum, induction, notion of functions, and mathematic notation.
  • Gain a basic understanding of linear algebra concepts including vectors, matrices, linear equation systems, scalar and vector product, orthogonality, linear spaces, linear transformation, and eigenvalues, amongst others.

EDE1102 Programming

Through this module, you will develop your competence in writing programs in C language to solve engineering problems.

Key takeaway(s):
In relation to C programming, you will acquire the ability to:

  • Comprehend basic terminology, plan, implement, test and debug.
  • Apply arithmetic algorithms, control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers.
  • Implement input/output, file processing, and data structures.

EDE1103 Engineering Physics

Through this module, you will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of classical Newtonian mechanics and waves.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about Newton’s three laws and other related concepts including friction and circular motion.
  • Establish a good grasp of principles such as kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, oscillation and wave motion.
  • Appreciate and apply the concepts of the work-energy principle and conservation of energy.

EDE1104 Digital Electronics

Through this module, you will acquire the fundamentals of digital electronics and gain an overview of computer systems and their architecture.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about number systems, digital logic, digital circuits, and methods of designing, simulating, and implementing such logic in microprocessors and microcomputers.
  • Establish a good grasp of how digital electronics form the building blocks in various consumer electronics, computers, communication systems, embedded systems, and large-scale aviation and military equipment.

EDE1105 Engineering Mathematics 2

Through this module, you will learn and apply advanced concepts in differential and integral calculus.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates and differential equations.
  • Establish a good grasp of selecting and using appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to integral-related problems, with and without the aid of technology.

EDE1201 Circuit Theory

Through this module, you will learn and apply techniques for circuit analysis that provide an important basis for electronics.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with Kirchhoff’s laws which form the basis for circuit analysis, and two- and multi-ports, which are sub-circuits with particular properties.
  • Establish a good grasp of other important topics including nodal analysis, operational amplifier, first- and second-order circuits, and complex phasor analysis.

EDE1202 Discrete Mathematics

Through this module, you will master the fundamentals of discrete mathematics which are foundational in the study of digital engineering.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with concepts like propositional logic (Boolean algebra), predicate logic, sets, relations, finite-state machines and algebraic structures.

EDE1203 Data Structures and Algorithms

Through this module, you will acquire a basic understanding of fundamental data structures and algorithms used in computer engineering.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with sorting, searching, storing and accessing data through a hands-on training that consolidates the programming skills that you attained during your first trimester.

EDE1204 Electricity and Magnetism

Through this module, you will master the fundamentals of electric and magnetic phenomena relevant for technical applications.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the aspects of electrostatics which include electrical charge, electric field, potential and energy, capacitance.
  • Get acquainted with Kirchhoff’s laws and Ohm’s law that govern stationary currents, and apply Maxwell’s equations.
  • Acquire knowledge on magnetic induction, including motional and motionless induction and inductivity.

EDE1205 Analogue Electronics

Through this module, you will develop the ability to understand, analyse and design fundamental analogue integrated circuits.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn and apply the design principles for analogue integrated circuit design, in both CMOS and bipolar technologies.

EDE1301 Engineering Mathematics 3

Through this module, you will develop the ability to solve engineering problems involving the advanced topics of differential and integral calculus.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn and apply your understanding of concepts in infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates and differential equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and Laplace transform.
  • Establish a good grasp of selecting and using appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to integral-related problems with and without technology.

EDE1302 Circuit Design Fundamentals

Through this module, you will get acquainted with the building blocks and design principles for today’s modern and complex digital integrated circuits.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Build on the concepts established in the previous courses on digital electronics and circuit theory and learn about the fundamental components of complex ICs.
  • Establish a good grasp of modern design strategies and trade-offs, processor architectures, and the concepts pertaining to complex systems-on-chip.
Year 1: Soft Skills Elective

EDE1001 Technical Communication

Through this module, you will develop your technical writing and oral presentation skills to communicate well through technical proposal writing and presentation activities.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn and employ specific strategies on how to write technical information and present such information coherently and clearly during a technical presentation.
Year 2

EDE2101 Engineering Mathematics 4

Through this module, you will get acquainted with and master the advanced topics in multivariate calculus.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn core mathematical concepts that include multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, solid analytical geometry, vector valued functions, line and surface integrals.
  • Develop the ability to select and use appropriate models and techniques to discover solutions to multivariate-related problems with and without technology.

EDE2102 Object Oriented Programming

Through this module, you will learn and apply C++ algorithm constructs to realise the logical, arithmetic, execution flow control and data manipulation behaviours in code.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Implement the principles of object-oriented programming to construct practical software applications.
  • Acquire pertinent insights on essential APIs and code specification to incorporate reusability for more efficient, scalable programming.
  • Gain exposure to team-based work and discover the benefits of code reusability.

EDE2103 Semiconductor Physics

Through this module, you will establish a good grasp of the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and apply the working principles of semiconductor devices.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with concepts that include quantum mechanics, the crystal structure of solids, as well as the energy band theory.
  • Acquire an understanding of the semiconductor in equilibrium, carrier transport and non-equilibrium excess carriers in semiconductors.

EDE2104 Database and Information System

Through this module, you will gain knowledge in relational database concepts, ACID properties, and query languages.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Explore recent developments in big data, data warehousing and spatial database.
  • Benefit from the hands-on experience in database design and programming through PHP and SQL.
  • Learn about the various methods for efficient access and update of data, data modelling and abstraction, and file storage techniques.

EDE2105 Control Engineering

Through this module, you will learn the concepts of feedback and apply the tools for analysing and designing control systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Explore feedback principles, time and frequency analysis of control systems, and controller design.
  • Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of a controller design using Bode plots, state-space, and frequency response techniques.
  • Get acquainted with modelling and controlling vibrations of the voice coil motor in a commercial hard disk drive through a case study.

EDE2201 Digital Signal Processing

Through this module, you will learn and apply the basic techniques in signal processing and theory of signals and systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about continuous-time and discrete-time signals as well as linear time-invariant systems and convolution.
  • Acquire knowledge on digital filters, sampling theorem and signal reconstruction.
  • Get acquainted with the various transformations including Laplace Transformation, Z-Transformation, Discrete Fourier Transformation, and Fast Fourier Transformation.

EDE2202 Probability and Statistical Signal Processing

Through this module, you will learn how to apply the concepts in probability and statistical signal processing and build an important foundation for future technical modules in engineering.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with probability space, random variables, probability distributions and statistical modelling.
  • Appreciate and apply statistical parameter estimation and hypothesis testing in signal processing.

EDE2203 Sensor Electronics

Through this module, you will learn about and apply transducer principles and associated electronics for the design of application-oriented measurement systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with the fundamentals of measurement systems, optical and micro-sensor technology and energy-efficient sensor circuits.
  • Appreciate multi-sensor systems, sensor data processing and acquire and use big data.

EDE2204 Power Electronics

Through this module, you will learn about the basic ideas and techniques of power electronics (PE) which are employed to supply power to electronic systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with linear power electronics, the principle and design of switched mode power electronics, and active and passive components for PE as inductors, capacitors, diodes and transistors.
  • Appreciate different power supply systems including the battery charge system, motor drive system, and other complex systems.

EDE2205 Real-time and Embedded Systems

Through this module, you will learn about real-time and embedded computing systems, which are computer systems existing within other devices.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with programming embedded systems, especially focusing on the requirement of meeting timing constraints.
  • Appreciate how programming embedded and real-time systems differ from programming general-purpose computer systems.
  • Discover the applications of real-time and embedded systems ranging from industrial automation systems to consumer devices.

EDE2301 Overseas Immersion Programme

Through this module, you will benefit from the opportunity to visit the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and German engineering companies.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Appreciate the German education system as well as European engineering industries through seminars and group discussions.

EDE2302 Digital Filters System Theory

Through this module, you will appreciate and apply the basic techniques for digital filters.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about state-space representation which is a convenient and straightforward approach to model and analyse systems with multiple inputs and outputs (MIMOs).
  • Design FIR and IIR filters and digital filters.
  • Perform an estimation based on the ML and MAP principle whilst restricting the estimator to be a linear transform.
  • Learn how to recover discrete information in MIMO detection.

EDE2303 Introduction to IT Security

Through this module, you will gain a greater awareness of IT security and recognise the risks from a failure to adhere to basic security principles.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about and apply the basic principles of cryptography as well as authentication methods such as biometry and cryptographic protocols.
  • Appreciate access control mechanisms, Internet security, hardware security and the concept of data protection.
  • Acquire knowledge of blockchains.
Year 2: Soft Skills Elective

EDE1002 Change Management

Through this module, you will develop an understanding of how change occurs, why it occurs, and what you can do to anticipate, encourage and manage change.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Appreciate the range of benefits that managing and understanding change may contribute to people, the organisations in which they work in, and society as a whole.
  • Explore your individual strengths and the concepts of occupational identity.
  • Learn the potential ways of leading change in an organisation and society.

EDE1003 Basic German

Through this module, you will explore the structure of the German language and develop basic skills for communicating in a German-speaking environment.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Apply the aspects of listening to, speaking in, reading and writing the German language.
  • Appreciate the use of the German language in real-life situations.
Year 3

EDE3101 Data Analytics

Through this module, you will get acquainted with basic ideas and techniques in data analytics.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Understand what data is, different types of data and where they come from.
  • Appreciate topics like data cleaning, data manipulation, data visualisation, and statistical modelling of data including hypothesis testing.
  • Gain hands-on experience in using Python, a computational language, in your data analysis.

EDE3102 Machine Learning

Through this module, you will build on the knowledge gained in the Data Analytics (EDE3101) module and apply techniques in machine learning for advanced capabilities into data analytics.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Establish a good grasp of machine learning concepts using simple linear regression.
  • Appreciate supervised learning with regression and classification methods as well as unsupervised learning with clustering and hierarchical tree methods.
  • Gain hands-on experience in using Python, a computational language, in your data analysis.

EDE3103 Semiconductor Devices

Through this module, you will gain an overview of the physics and operation principles of the modern semiconductor devices.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about p-n junctions, the p-n junction diode, metal-semiconductor and semiconductor heterojunctions.
  • Appreciate the function of optical devices and various transistors including the Bipolar Transistor, Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor, and the Junction Field-Effect Transistor.

EDE3104 Internet of Things

Through this module, you will learn about the enabling principles of Internet of Things (IoT) including IoT-enabled sensors and actuators, communication and control protocols, data collection, fusion and visualisation techniques.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain hands-on experience in constructing a Wireless Sensor Network to command and control vehicular agents over the Internet to complete a pre-specified mission.
  • Appreciate the ubiquity of the IoT and its application into various industries including smart grids and healthcare, amongst others.

EDE3105 Group Design Project

Through this module, you will learn and apply the engineering design process to propose a feasible engineering solution to a given problem.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Benefit from the opportunity to work in a team and employ a hands-on approach to foster applied learning.

EDE3201 Automation and Robotics

Through this module, you will gain exposure to the theoretical background needed to understand, analyse and design control systems for industrial robots in manufacturing.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Appreciate robotic manipulation and its concepts of kinematic and dynamic modelling, planning and control approaches.
  • Learn about discrete-event systems with a specific focus on automata and Petri Nets in automation processes.
Year 3: Soft Skills Elective

EDE2005 Career and Professional Development

Through this module, you will gain an awareness of the roles and responsibilities as well as the codes of ethics and conduct of professional engineers.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the framework for ethical decision-making and process safety, and acquire an understanding of corruption in engineering projects.

EDE2006 Project Management and Engineering Ethics

Through this module, you will learn how to apply project management concepts to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and close a project successfully within the constraints of cost, time and scope.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with technical knowledge that includes project life cycle, scope, work breakdown structures, schedule, risk management and project control.
  • Learn how to successfully engage and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Project professionalism and a confident sense of leadership.

EDE3007 Intellectual Property and Technopreneurship

Through this module, you will acquire knowledge of intellectual property, its protection, and its use in enterprise formation.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about intellectual property as the connecting link between science and market.
  • Gain awareness of the use of patents and patent databases, patenting strategy and the procedure through which patents are granted.
  • Discover professional ways for setting up a start-up company.
  • Get acquainted with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the International Patent System (PCT).

EDE3008 Operational Excellence

Through this module, you will develop a good operational framework based on six sigma principles and apply them to achieve operational excellence in the pharmaceutical industry context.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain familiarity with the strategies, techniques and tools for process improvement.
  • Employ statistical methods to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of errors and minimising variability in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
Year 3: Technical Skills Elective

EDE3202 Industrial Electronics

Through this module, you will be exposed to a range of electrical and electronic components, and the circuits and devices used in industrial settings.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the embedded system design which comprises the use of integrated circuit technology.
  • Gain familiarity across a range of related topics including integrated circuit technology and design, amplifiers, digital logic systems, oscillators, and signal and power supply regulation.

EDE3203 Semiconductor Fabrication

Through this module, you will get acquainted with the process steps required to manufacture integrated circuits (ICs).

Key takeaway(s):

  • Gain familiarity with the challenges in the fabrication processes and remember the process sequence for basic technologies like NMOS, PMOS and CMOS.
  • Learn about various aspects of IC manufacturing including chemical and physical processes, technological parameters, wafer manufacturing, thin-film technologies, lithography and special processes.

EDE3204 Bioelectronics

Through this module, you will gain hands-on experience on how technology is applied to quantify biomarkers by electronic and optical sensing methods for molecular and cellular diagnostics.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about cell functions and how biomarkers are derived.
  • Get acquainted with biomedical technologies, including sensors and microfluidic systems for in-vitro diagnostics.
  • Understand the context of analysed biomarker data, including its statistics.
  • Train with real blood samples and acquire knowledge on workflow integration.

EDE3205 Digital Communications

Through this module, you will get acquainted with the basic concepts of digital communications.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about the digitisation of analogue sources by sampling and quantisation, source and channel coding, and the basics of rate distortion theory.
  • Gain familiarity with pulse code modulation (PCM), differential PCM, pulse forms and their spectra, eye diagrams, transmission channels with noise, detection in noise, and matched filters.
  • Understand and apply error probability, linear digital modulation methods and realisation aspects.

EDE3301 Radio Frequency Electronics

Through this module, you will learn about various radio frequency (RF) aspects involved in high-frequency electronic systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with basic concepts of transmission lines and use of s-parameters for characterising the performance of different passive components such as filters, circulators, couplers and power dividers.
  • Appreciate the engineering design elements of an RF system.

EDE3302 Semiconductor Device Reliability

Through this module, you will gain an overview of the failure/reliability issues in today’s high reliability semiconductor components.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Learn about integrated circuit (IC) assembly, packaging and failure analysis methodology.

EDE3303 Reliability of Learning Systems

Through this module, you will learn and apply the concepts for the reliability/interpretability of learning systems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with how learning systems are applied to the automotive field.
  • Learn about interpretable machine learning models and post-hoc interpretability of learning systems.

EDE3304 Manufacturing Management

Through this module, you will acquire an overview of how manufacturing of semiconductors is efficiently managed in the market.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Get acquainted with classical and modern production models and apply statistics to manufacturing.
  • Learn about the special features in a wafer fabrication facility (or wafer fab), factory dynamics, fab productivity, and quality management.
Year 4

EDE4001 Integrated Work Study Programme

Through this module, you will be afforded with the opportunity of applying your learning and integrating theory with practice.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Acquire specialist knowledge and develop professional skills.
  • Appreciate real-world constraints in respective industry contexts to develop skills of adaptability, creativity and innovation, whilst adding value to the workplace.
  • Benefit from the acquired experience that may contribute to your professional accreditation/certification requirements.

EDE4002 Bachelor Thesis

Through this two-trimester long module, you will tap on your technical knowledge and skills acquired in this course to solve real industry problems.

Key takeaway(s):

  • Integrate and apply academic and technical knowledge and workplace skills to identify and develop a conceptual solution to eliminate or relief real industrial process bottlenecks.
  • Develop soft skills such as effective communication, project management and planning, oral presentation, and goal setting.

AY2020/21 - Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SIT manages the financial portion of the joint Bachelor of Engineering programmes. Visit SingaporeTech.edu.sg for the most updated information on tuition fees.

AY2016/17 - Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

Subsidized Fees

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Permanent Residents International Students (Inclusive of GST)

Nonsubsidised Fees (Inclusive of GST)

Per Annum

 10,260  20,200  27,285  37,557

The tuition fees listed is cited from the Singapore Institute of Technology website. SIT manages the financial portion of the Bachelor of Science programmes that TUM Asia conducts. For more information, please visit: http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/tuition-fees-grants.

AY2015/16 - Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

Subsidized Fees

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Permanent Residents International Students

Nonsubsidised Fees (Inclusive of GST)

Per Annum

 10,200  20,200  25,500  37,236

The tuition fees listed is cited from the Singapore Institute of Technology website. SIT manages the financial portion of the Bachelor of Science programmes that TUM Asia conducts. For more information, please visit: http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/tuition-fees-grants.

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