The Straits Times
Published on Oct 30, 2012

SIT to offer new degree course in electrical power engineering


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".