Program Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems), also known as SEEMS, is created and offered by DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore and Singapore Institute of Technology. It is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together the fields of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering with a holistic approach to product development.  Systems engineering focuses on the design, development, implementation and life-cycle management of complex interacting systems, while incorporating the constraints and limitations of given requirements, reliability, and risk management.  The SEEMS program focuses on the engineering of complex mechanical systems that are controlled by microprocessors and microcontrollers.

The SEEMS curriculum has a substantial theoretical foundation of math, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and systems engineering.  This is solidified by eight semester-long project courses which require the students to 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 a changing technical environment.

Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering Program Education Objectives are to produce graduates who are:

  • notable for their technical excellence and innovation through product launches, research and development, patent applications, industry recognition, etc;
  • distinguished for their in-depth understanding of engineering practices and sound judgement demonstrated by leading team projects that include concept development, design, implementation, and testing;
  • engaged in independent, reflective learning and critical thinking via professional societies, publications, continuing education, etc.;
  • fully aware of the societal impacts of their work through their participation in volunteer work or educational outreach.

Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering students are expected to achieve the following outcomes while completing their degree:

  • The ability to apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering.
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments.
  • The ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • The ability to design a system and processes to meet requirements including economic, ethical, environmental, health, manufacturability, political, social, and sustainability over its entire life-cycle.
  • The ability to contribute to and collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • The ability and desire to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary to practice engineering.

Graduates of this program will have the skills and preparation to work at entry-level positions in software, hardware,  and systems design positions within various industries such as aerospace, avionics, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, entertainment, transportation, and shipping.

Potential entry-level position titles for new graduates include: Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Design Engineer, Development Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Systems Test Engineer, Software Developer, Software Analyst, Systems Analyst, Computer Programmer, and Mechanical Systems Analyst.