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From the Academic Year 2021/2022 intake onward, the BEng in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems) degree program will be renamed as BEng in Mechatronics Systems.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Systems is a multidisciplinary degree program that brings together the fields of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering with a holistic approach to system development. This program 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 embedded systems engineer uses sophisticated methods to develop and effectively manage engineered systems within today’s complex and interconnected world.

The BEng in Mechatronics Systems is a joint degree program by SIT and DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore.

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Who Should Pursue This Degree?

The BEng in Mechatronics Systems 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, this 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.

  • Learn to Work Efficiently in Teams

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

  • Work on Real-World Projects

    Refine your ability to integrate theory and practice through exposure to real-world engineering scenarios and projects.

  • Master the Fundamentals of Computer Engineering

    Develop your competency in writing programs in the C and C++ languages to solve engineering problems.

  • Hone Your Professional Skills

    Equip yourself with the necessary soft skills to thrive in the workplace. You will learn how to communicate effectively while developing an understanding of general work ethics and culture.

  • Analyze and Understand the Engineer’s Role in Society

    You will learn about the role a professional engineer plays within the larger context of their surroundings and gain an understanding of the ethical expectations of an engineer.

Academic Roadmap

The BEng in Mechatronics Systems 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 BEng in Mechatronics Systems 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 two-trimester Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) for the third year of the program.

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Study Trip — Overseas Immersion Programme

The Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) is mandatory for BEng in Mechatronics Systems 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 Programme

The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) is an uninterrupted eight-month duration (two trimesters) work placement program that will provide students with unique learning opportunities to achieve the following objectives: (1) applied learning – integration of theory and practice, acquisition of specialist knowledge, and development of professional skills; (2) exposure to real-world conditions — appreciation of real-world constraints in respective industry contexts to develop skills of adaptability, creativity, and innovation; and (3) smooth transition to jobs — practical experience which shortens the work-induction period.

BEng in Mechatronics Systems students will undergo their IWSP during Year Four of their studies.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply for the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics 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 (Singapore).

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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. Beng in Mechatronics Systems 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.

Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Systems Engineer

  • Project Engineer

  • Embedded Systems Engineer

  • Design Engineer

  • Software Engineer

  • Electromechanical Engineer

  • Quality Control Engineer

  • Quality Control Engineer

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