The Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) pillar is one of four pillars at SUTD and aims to prepare student for the immediate present and future needs of architecture through an innovative approach that concentrates
on technology and design, design creativity and cultural sensitivity.
The ASD pillar is characterised by a hands-on approach to architecture and sustainable design, a holistic understanding of the ways in which technology is changing our design and building processes, and an inclusive approach to the cultural and historical aspects of designing buildings and cities.
Our particular geographic position in Asia and our intimate collaboration with the other pillars at SUTD provide the ASD pillar with a unique platform for addressing some of the most pressing design problems in architecture and urbanism today. We offer a competitive edge in tackling emerging design challenges such as those related to the rapid urbanisation in Asia, the digitalisation of design practice, or the transformation of fabrication by algorithms and robots.
In the last few decades, the number of building construction and real estate development projects has exploded in Singapore and Asia. Still, only very few projects of true intensity and visionary power have seen the light.
The ASD pillar is educating the next generation of architects to go beyond the busy pre-occupation with ever faster deadlines, that banalises the architectural profession, instilling the desire and knowledge for unique voices of true foresight and courage to emerge and stand up. SUTD seeks to develop architectural leaders for a better tomorrow.
EPD pillar prepares students for leadership in the Conception, Design, Implementation, and Operation of innovative technology-intensive systems and products, with emphasis on system and products whose development cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The curriculum of the EPD pillar prepares students for leadership in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of innovative technology-intensive products, with emphasis on products whose development cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The product sectors currently addressed are electronics, energy, machinery, and transportation. The pillar features commitment to educational and research excellence, multidisciplinary interaction, and a focus on product development that includes close engagement with industry.
Singapore is an ever-modernizing and ever-evolving country that appreciates and champions the importance of technological advancement and cutting-edge design. On this fertile ground enters the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In a country already known for the global acclaim and intellectual rigor of its universities, SUTD presents a further advancement in academics and innovation by being the first university in the world to merge design with technological innovation in research and engineering. EPD has the very best faculty to propel the University to greater, further heights and to create the next generation of world class research, educational initiatives and industrial relationships.
The ESD undergraduate teaches students to analyze, design and manage engineering systems with a global perspective, and benefit from extensive, guided experiences in a range of contexts and applications across many types of engineering systems and industries, including manufacturing, service, and the public sector.
The ESD PhD program provides students with a strong technical foundation and puts an emphasis on inter-disciplinary and collaborative research. The program is mentoring-intensive with a unique flexible advising structure that allows students to work with multiple faculty members and faculty members to engage with multiple students.
ESD faculty are engaged in leading edge research in a wide range of disciplines including optimization, applied probability and stochastic modeling, game theory and economics, control science, system dynamics, public policy, and organizational and behavioral sciences with wide-ranging applications in supply chains, logistics, healthcare, energy, environment, service systems, financial engineering, security, social networks, telecommunication systems. ESD faculty are tackling these problems using a variety of approaches and methodologies, including analytical, computational, empirical and experimental.
The ISTD pillar focuses on “Information Technology ” and its relationship with the world around. It integrates the traditional disciplines of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Systems. The aim of such integration is to offer students the flexibility to acquire knowledge and skills in areas of their choice and the ability to interact with other engineering disciplines in creative ways.
Tracks offer students an opportunity to focus in specific sub-areas of ISTD. Some tracks are interdisciplinary and require students to take subjects from outside the list of ISTD pillar subjects.
A student can complete all requirements for a track by passing each core course and any three courses from the list of electives.
The criteria for fulfilling an ESD BA Track, ISTD BA Track, EPD CE Track and ISTD CE Track are different. Students are advised to understand the required fulfilments for their Track in the respective pillar.
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