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First batch of Singapore Institute of Technology students graduate

Published on Jan 11, 2013 5:38 PM
Singapore Institute of Technology's (SIT) first cohort's graduation ceremony at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre on Jan 11, 2013. The inaugural batch of 470 students from the SIT received their degrees on Friday from Education Minister Heng Swee Keat. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

An inaugural batch of 350 students from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) have completed their degrees.

Set up in 2009, SIT offers only degree programmes awarded by overseas schools such as the Technical University of Munich and the University of Glasgow, in fields like chemical engineering and aerospace systems. It has been designated as one of two new universities - the other being SIM University - to add places for Singapore's degree hopefuls.

By 2020, another 3,000 undergraduate places are expected to be on offer raising the annual number of available university places from 13,000 to 16,000.