Mechanical Design Engineering
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

Mechanical Design Engineering
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

The Mechanical Design Engineering Honours degree course equips students with knowledge, understanding and skills for mechanical engineering and design with greener concepts, technologies and methodologies for the benefit of society. This degree programme seeks to meet the industrial challenges and greener demands by producing innovative engineers with the capabilities and aptitude for the design of novel engineering products, especially in key industries in Singapore such as aerospace, maritime, robotics and healthcare.

Mechanical design engineers are essential for the design and development of mechanisms, components and structures which are integral parts of the automotive, marine, aerospace, biomedical, chemical, construction, environmental, and powergeneration industries among others.

Introducing the School of Engineering

  • The University established a Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics in 1840, making Glasgow the oldest university school of engineering in the UK.  We have been delivering a world-class engineering education for more than 160 years, building and sustaining an excellent international reputation.
  • Each year our 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students are taught by staff renowned for their leading-edge research, whose skill lies not only in their expertise in their subject, but in being able to convey this knowledge to their students.
  • We have an annual research income of £12m and our facilities include the state-of-the-art James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, one of Europe’s premier research clean rooms, a £4.2m Electronics Design Centre, a Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering for spinal injuries, and wind tunnel facilities to test aerofoils, cars and bridges.
  • Our research environment is enriched through extensive collaboration with other leading universities and research institutes worldwide on a range of projects that address the technological needs of society.
  • The education we provide is informed and supported by our links with industry and industrially relevant research. In Singapore, the UoG-SIT programmes seek to provide students with various dimensions of exposure to local industry in order to enhance their employability upon graduation, including the engagement of industry partners in UGS Industry Day and the Industrial Liaison Committee, as well as industry talks, visits and networking events.
  • All our established MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by their respective professional bodies.

Introducing Singapore Institute of Technology

Established in 2009, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is an institution funded by the Ministry of Education offering undergraduate degree programmes in partnership with various reputable overseas universities. SIT has brought to Singapore some of the world’s top industry-focused degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy.

Through a unique tripartite collaboration with its overseas university partners and the five local polytechnics, SIT represents a new model that is set to become a key pillar of university education.

SIT is slated to become the fifth autonomous university in Singapore and will offer its own degree programmes from AY2014 onwards.

To find out more about SIT, visit:

Programme Structure

You will study almost the same programme in Singapore as students on campus in Glasgow in the final two years of their BEng (Hons) degrees. A few small changes have been made to adapt the programme for polytechnic graduates. For example, we have added a revision course (Applicable Mathematics 2N)
to prepare you for the advanced analysis in some of the modules. SIT will also conduct two bridging courses for Mathematics and Physics (20 hours in total) at no cost to the student before the commencement of the programme.

An exciting feature of the programme is a visit to Glasgow during the vacation between the two years, when you will carry out a design project in Design and Manufacture 3G and you will be introduced to Scottish culture.

Year 1

In your first year you will study

  • Applicable Mathematics 2N
  • Dynamics and Control 3N
  • Mathematical Modelling and Simulation 3N
  • Mechanics of Materials and Structures 3N
  • Instrumentation and Data Systems 3N
  • Engineering Design 3N
  • Fluid Mechanics 3N
  • Heat Transfer 3N
  • Materials and Manufacture 3N
  • Design and Manufacture 3N.

During the vacation between years 1 and 2 you will study Design and Manufacture 3G in Glasgow.

Year 2

In your second year you will study

  • Advanced Materials Technology 4N
  • Microelectronics in Consumer Products 4N
  • Mechanical Design 4N
  • Project 4N
  • Professional Practice 5N
  • Control 4N
  • Mechanics of Solids and Structures 4N

This degree programme is accredited in Glasgow by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers. The programme in Singapore was reviewed by the accrediting bodies in January 2013 and it is anticipated that accreditation will follow this.


How to apply

This degree programme is delivered in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) on the campus of Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. It is primarily intended for students who have graduated with good grades in an appropriate diploma from one of the Polytechnics in Singapore. The programme offers you a route to upgrade your qualification to an Honours degree from the University of Glasgow with a further two years of study, mostly in Singapore.

This programme is accredited in Glasgow by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers. We will seek accreditation for this programme in Singapore.

Applications to this programme are processed by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Please visit the SIT web site for admissions requirements or to apply online:

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