SINGAPORE - The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) was officially awarded the status of an autonomous university by the Singapore Government, on Friday, March 28.
It will have the same status as that of the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
As an autonomous university, SIT will begin to offer degrees in its own name, and it will begin with applied degree programmes in the areas of Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, and Accountacy.
These programmes were launched at the end of 2013, and will feature industry-relevant curricula, designed to meet industry standards.
SIT has also invited industry leaders to be part of an Industry Advisory Committee to advise and shape the curricula.