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802, 2020

The CFA Institute Research Challenge (Season 2019 – 2020)

Team ‘R Capital’ represented SUTD in The CFA Institute Research Challenge Singapore finals and [...]

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 [...]

2012, 2019

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 [...]

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ESD Summer Newsletter 2020

  July 9th, 2020

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ESD Games

  July 8th, 2020

This SUTD module is a collection of interactive games and simulations to illustrate concepts in [...]

Virtual ESD 2D Project Showcase

  May 6th, 2020

Take a virtual tour of this year’s 2020 ESD 2D Project Showcase. [...]

SUTD Contributes to Hospital Resource Planning for COVID-19

  April 6th, 2020

Peter Jackson, Professor and Head of Pillar for Engineering Systems and Design, has been [...]

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

Peter Jackson, Head of ESD Pillar

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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.

About ESD

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

ESD – A Gateway to an Exciting Career

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


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

PhD Programme

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

Research Projects

A selection of current ESD research projects.