the unique SUTD education

SUTD is established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs.

The academic structure of SUTD is designed to support a curriculum that develops technically-grounded leaders who will contribute to society through technology and design and make an impact on the world. Our academic programmes are designed with an “outside-in” approach that starts with considering industry’s needs and delves deeply in the challenges the world faces today. Based on the concept that the society needs products, processes, systems and services, SUTD is structured not via traditional disciplines but into four pillars (core areas of specialisation).

Undergraduate Programme

All undergraduate students are also required to take classes in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). HASS subjects complement the technical subjects to provide students with a grounding in the practice of inquiry, analysis, interpretation and presentation.