Five years on, SIT still a big draw for poly grads

Pioneer graduates of the Singapore Institute of Technology’s Information and Communications Technology degree, after the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 at the Dover campus last year.
Pioneer graduates of the Singapore Institute of Technology’s Information and Communications Technology degree, after the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 at the Dover campus last year. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

They make up 80% of 12,000 applicants for 2,700 places the institute is offering this year

As it celebrated its fifth anniversary as an autonomous university last month, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) affirmed its popularity with school leavers, drawing 12,000 applicants for the 2,700 places it is offering this year for its 42 degree courses.

As in recent years, its high-technology and high-touch degree courses such as nursing which require more personal attention and service, were five times oversubscribed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2019, with the headline 'Five years on, SIT still a big draw for poly grads'. Print Edition | Subscribe