12 Aug '11, 1pm

Singapore Institute of Technology popular with polytechnic upgraders

Singapore Institute of Technology popular with polytechnic upgraders

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), which offers niche degree courses with top-ranked overseas universities, is proving to be a hit with the cream of polytechnic upgraders. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM By Sandra Davie THE Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), which offers niche degree courses with top-ranked overseas universities, is proving to be a hit with the cream of polytechnic upgraders. A record 4,000 polytechnic diploma holders vied for the 1,000 places which the institute offered this year in 17 courses ranging from naval architecture to culinary arts management. Last year, 1,500 applied for the 500 places offered. Most of the applicants, or 95 per cent of them, were polytechnic diploma holders with work experience of one to two years. The rest were A-level holders.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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