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2408, 2023

WiOpt 2023

WiOpt 2023, the 21st International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad hoc, and [...]

308, 2023

Feng Li (Shandong University) – Distributed Intelligence: From An Algorithmic Perspective

In this talk, Professor Feng Li will highlight several research projects conducted by himself and [...]

1005, 2023

Karthyek Murthy & Dai Gengling (Singapore University of Technology and Design) – Presentations by the Aviation Studies Institute

The Aviation Studies Institute in SUTD will be presenting on: Leveraging Real-Time Arrival [...]

1904, 2023

2023 ESD DBA Project Showcase

The Data and Business Analytics course provides an introduction to the Engineering Systems and [...]

1704, 2023

Marie Kratz (ESSEC Business School) – Building up Cyber Resilience by Better Grasping Cyber Risk via a New Algorithm for Modelling Heavy-Tailed Data

Cyber security and resilience are major challenges in our modern economies; this is why they are [...]

Modern societies are built on large-scale, complex engineered systems. At Engineering Systems and Design, we’re equipping students and researchers to design, analyse and manage these critical systems for a better world.

Lynette Cheah, Acting Head of ESD Pillar

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ESD Fall Newsletter 2023

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About ESD

Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) is one of four academic pillars at SUTD.

PhD Programme

The ESD PhD program aims to produce the next generation of leading engineering systems researchers and thinkers.


Our ESD graduates are equipped with core skills in probability, optimisation, statistics, modelling, analytics and economics.

Undergraduate Programme

The ESD undergraduate curriculum is concerned with the design, analysis, and management of large scale complex engineering systems such as supply chains, financial services, health care delivery systems, transportation systems, security and defense systems, energy production and distribution systems.

Focus Tracks

The ESD undergraduate program has been designed with flexibility in mind, so that students can customize their courses to suit their interests and future careers.

Undergraduate Programme FAQ

For Potential ESD Students: All of SUTD’s degrees are significantly broader than their counterpart degrees in traditional universities. For prospective students, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish the lines between ESD and the [...]