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SIT to offer new degree course in electrical power engineering

Published on Oct 30, 2012 4:25 PM
An artist's impression of the Singapore Institute of Technology satellite campus at Nanyang Polytechnic where the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering offered in conjunction with Newcastle University, UK will be hosted. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (SIT)

The Singapore Institute of Technology has signed an agreement with Britain's Newcastle University to offer Singapore's first undergraduate degree in electrical power engineering.

Targeted at polytechnic graduates, this is the seventh programme that SIT will offer together with Newcastle University. It will take in its first 60 students in September next year.

Speaking at the signing today, Second Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran said that the power sector requires about 2,400 new professionals over the next decade.

This degree programme, he added, will "complement our ongoing manpower development efforts".

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