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New joint degree programmes with Singapore Institute of Technology

Newcastle University has welcomed over 300 students onto new joint degree programmes in Singapore.

Six undergraduate degrees delivered jointly with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will equip students from Singapore with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for their future careers. 

The new joint degrees are offered in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering, Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering. 

These programmes build upon a partnership which has existed between Newcastle University and the Singapore Institute of Technology since 2009. Since then, over 1,000 students have graduated in major areas of Engineering and Science.

As part of an induction week, Professor Ian Postlethwaite, Dean and CEO (Singapore) and Professor Matt Bentley, Head of Academic Operations Singapore, welcomed the inaugural joint-degree cohort at special induction sessions.

Professor Postlethwaite said: "The joint degrees, delivered by a world-class civic university and Singapore's university of applied learning, will produce engineers and technologists that industry wants."

Professor Matt Bentley added: "Newcastle's joint degrees with SIT will build upon the outstanding learning experience already offered to our students in Singapore. These degrees will continue to provide employable graduates to meet the needs of Singapore and further afield."

"The University brings to the new joint degree programmes its long established international reputation, particularly in the engineering disciplines on offer. Newcastle's excellence in teaching is recognised through the Gold Award in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. This, in partnership with SIT, will provide students with an excellent and exciting experience on each of our new undergraduate programmes."

The new programmes build upon a partnership which has seen over 1,000 students graduate in major areas of Engineering and Science.

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