News & Events

606, 2018

Robert Kooij (Singapore University of Technology and Design) – Robustness of Energy Networks: Three Examples

In this talk, we present three results related to the assessment of the robustness of [...]

2405, 2018

Claudia Klüppelberg (Munich University of Technology) – Multivariate Boundary Crossings in a Bipartite Network

We study boundary crossings for single and multivariate components of a compound Poisson process. [...]

1705, 2018

Pablo A Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – Graph Structure in Polynomial Systems: Chordal Networks

The sparsity structure of a system of polynomial equations or an optimisation problem can be [...]

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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 [...]

Featured on Business Times – Professor Costas Courcoubetis

  August 22nd, 2017

The Business Times wrote an article on the sharing economy which featured some quotes from ESD Prof [...]

Engineering Systems and Design deals broadly with large-scale systems and the design, the planning and the management of these systems.

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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.

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About ESD

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

For Industry Partners

In ESD, we engage actively with industry to ensure the relevance of our programmes, and contribute to industry needs, such as providing expertise and building the talent pool.

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.

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.

Research Projects

A selection of current ESD research projects.