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BEng (Hons) in Naval Architecture

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost SG$27,285.00 per year

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Naval Architecture degree is a three-year direct honours degree programme jointly offered by SIT and Newcastle University. Well-grounded with fundamentals in marine and offshore technology, students will hone their critical and analytical skills to be practice-oriented and industry-ready.

Students will go through rigorous academic training and immerse themselves in the marine industry through the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) with leading marine and offshore engineering organisations such as Keppel O&M Ltd, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd and Wärtsilä Singapore Pte Ltd.

Students will be able to take up modules which are exclusive to these joint degree programmes such as marine classifications, which cover the rules and regulations applied during the design, production and maintenance phases of marine platforms. Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering students will learn about the engineering behind the design, structure, operation and management of ships and other large floating structures. Marine Engineering students will be exposed to marine engineering systems, from the main propulsion engines to auxiliary machinery like power generators, pumps, heat exchangers and other machineries within water, air and hydraulic systems.

Programme Highlights

  • Unique and Applied Learning Curricula

The Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering curricula are designed not only to meet the manpower needs of local industries but also to manifest Singapore’s role as a global marine and offshore engineering centre through SIT’s applied learning emphasis, enabling our graduates to be both practice-oriented and industry-ready.

  • Extensive Industry Involvement

These programmes include a high level of industry involvement to impart the latest industry best practices and regulatory requirements to students. This community of students, industry leaders and practitioners, professional bodies and dedicated academics bring about a symbiotic relationship beyond the academic level, allowing students to create a network of invaluable contacts within the industry.

  • Holistic Marine Graduates

Designed with a strong embellishment of the SIT-DNA, the programmes aim to produce socially responsible graduates who understand the environmental impacts within and across various engineering disciplines.


Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), a key differentiating factor from other related degree programmes, will see students undergoing a credited 26-week long full-time work engagement at a company relevant to their area of study. During this period, students will apply the knowledge, practical and professional skills acquired during their earlier years of study in the IWSP. At the same time, students will gain valuable work experience and apply it to a Capstone and/or design project during their penultimate year of study.

Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
All students will have to complete a three-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to live and study in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, seminars, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Practical/Field work
Language training
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Machinery and operators
Naval engineering
Near- and offshore constructions