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The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) — or SEEMS — is a multidisciplinary degree program that brings together the fields of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering with a holistic approach to system development. SEEMS looks at the design, analysis, development, and life-cycle management of complex interconnected systems with a broad range of applications. Its methodologies address real-world complexities, such as uncertainty, constraints, multiple objectives, and interactions among various parts or subsystems that constitute the whole.

Graduates of this program are trained to understand the larger context of hardware and software engineering, solving complex problems through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. A trained SEEMS engineer uses sophisticated methods to develop and effectively manage engineered systems within today’s complex and interconnected world.

The B.Eng. with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) is a joint degree program by SIT and DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore.

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Who Should Pursue This Degree?

The SEEMS program focuses on the engineering of complex mechanical systems that are controlled by microprocessors and microcontrollers. If you do not wish to take up the traditional approach to engineering and instead wish to pursue a multidisciplinary degree that covers the fields of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering as they apply to real-world scenarios in the professional technology industries, the SEEMS program could be a good fit for you.

As a student in this program, you will:

  • Become a Proficient Systems Engineer

    Gain the necessary skills and experience to work at entry-level positions in software, hardware, and systems design within various high-tech industries, such as aerospace, avionics, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, entertainment, transportation, and shipping.

  • Gain Experience on a Multidisciplinary Team

    You will collaborate and contribute in multidisciplinary teams to design systems and processes to meet requirements and sustainability over an entire product life cycle.


Academic Roadmap

The SEEMS program builds on a theoretical foundation of math, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering. Through trimester-long project modules, students must work in teams to design, develop, integrate, test, and present unique systems under the guidance of both academic and industrial experts. The blend of creativity and technical knowledge gained while completing projects gives students the versatility to adapt to an evolving technological environment. As part of the SEEMS program curriculum, all students will participate in a one-trimester Overseas Immersion Program (OIP) at DigiPen’s Redmond, Washington, campus in the United States, as well as a three-trimester Integrated Work Study Program (IWSP) for the third year of the program.

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Study Trip - Overseas Immersion Program

The Overseas Immersion Program (OIP) is mandatory for SEEMS students. Students will study for one trimester at DigiPen Institute of Technology’s U.S. campus, attending lectures, labs, and industry seminars. Students will interact with American professors and mentors while experiencing life in a different culture with their overseas peers.

Integrated Work Study Program

The Integrated Work Study Program (IWSP) provides students with the opportunity to apply their studies in a professional industry environment — giving them a deeper understanding of the complex inner workings of a company.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) program, you should have a strong foundation in math, science, and problem-solving. You’ll need to have completed precalculus (or its equivalent) prior to attending DigiPen.

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Career Outlook

Career opportunities in systems engineering are driven by increasing globalization and technological advancements. As Singapore and the world continue to develop more interconnected devices and systems, the need for engineers with both component- and system-level knowledge will increase dramatically. SEEMS graduates will be uniquely prepared to address these increasingly complex system design tasks.

Graduates of this degree program have the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers within various industries, such as transport, marine, defense, and precision engineering.

Potential Careers

Systems Engineer

A systems engineer deals with the design and management of large-scale systems, whether for software, services, or traditional products. They must be capable of analyzing and understanding all stages of the product life cycle in order to identify problems and provide strategic solutions.

Software Engineer

Software engineer positions can be found in any number of industries. The role of a software engineer is to design and build computer systems and software — either from scratch or by modifying existing systems and codebases.

Embedded Systems Engineer

An embedded systems engineer helps to create and improve computers or computer-driven devices. They are typically proficient in both hardware and software development and are able to program low-level firmware and operating systems. Unlike more traditional software engineers, embedded systems engineers must often be more comfortable working with tight constraints while being mindful of safety and reliability.