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1401, 2020

Yu Xiang (Nanchang Institute of Technology) – Data-Driven Machine Learning Forecasting Models for Hydro, Solar and Wind

Forecasting refers to scientifically determining future value(s). Forecasting can be process-driven [...]

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Yingjun Angela Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) – Deep Reinforcement Learning for Wireless Powered Mobile Edge Computing

Optimisation has been an engineering tool shared by a large number of researchers. Traditional [...]

912, 2019

Bo Zou (University of Illinois) – How Fast You Can Actually Fly: A Comparative Investigation of Flight Airborne Time in China and the U.S.

Actual airborne time (AAT) is the time between wheels-off and wheels-on of a flight. Understanding [...]

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ESD Summer Newsletter 2019

  July 23rd, 2019

[Click here to download the newsletter] We are excited to launch the new ESD core curriculum in [...]

Singapore Airlines App Challenge – Grand Prize

  November 27th, 2017

Congratulations to ESD student Yustynn Panicker, Naunidh Bhalla (ISTD student), Lee Tze How (ISTD [...]

Singapore Airlines App Challenge – 1st Runner Up

  November 7th, 2017

Congratulations to ESD students, Jarvin Ong and Justinian Siah, for being the 1st runner-up and [...]

INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JIFG) Paper Competition

  October 30th, 2017

Assistant Professor Yiwei Chen's paper "Joint Pricing and Inventory Management with Strategic [...]

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

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.

ESD – A Gateway Pillar to an Exciting Career

We have put together a video to share the experiences and future opportunities that SUTD ESD students are exposed to.

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.