Our aim is to produce work-ready graduates armed with more than just paper qualifications, but with skills that can strengthen and energise industry and the wider community.
The SIT-DNA serves as necessary guiding principles that steer our curriculum design, pedagogical approach, student interaction and SIT culture. These, in turn, nurture students to embody the SIT-DNA.
What is the SIT-DNA?The SIT-DNA comprises four key traits:
As Singapore's economy moves up the value chain, industry will require trained manpower with applicable skills. In addition, there is also an increasing demand for workers to be able to think on their feet, applying their knowledge and tailoring it to changing situations.
In the last 50 years, Singapore's industry has gone through various transformations – from being labour-intensive to skills-intensive, then from capital-intensive to knowledge-intensive. Technology is also advancing at a pace of change that is unprecedented. To stay on top of industry's ever-changing landscape or pioneer new fields and industries, graduates treat learning as a foundation from which to cast aside the old and acquire new knowledge.
SIT graduates are 'Catalysts for Transformation' as they seek to understand their organisations at the process and system level, and find ways to improve and implement efficiency. They also bring in new ideas or create new products and services to generate new growth pathways.
As Singapore is in the midst of a major economic transformation, industry will have to adopt a highly productive and high value-add mode in order to remain competitive. SIT works closely with industry, especially with our SMEs, to identify challenges and problems for our students to work on. Such win-win collaborations translate into tremendous growth opportunities for students as they navigate unchartered waters and grow in their respective fields.
Being 'Grounded in the Community' means our students and graduates serve and strengthen the community through their skills and knowledge. As part of the larger Singapore community, our students work together across various disciplines to engage with their communities and understand their needs in order to make improvements that impact on the social, economic or environmental aspects of the community they live and work within.