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Collaborative Opportunities

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. Over the years, we have partnered with a diverse range of companies, organizations and government agencies in student projects, teaching, research, internships, job placements, competitions and awards. We welcome the opportunity to discuss collaborations with you to advance the mission of ESD and to meet your organization’s needs.

Focus Track and Course Awards

We welcome donations for awards to recognize the most outstanding students in our focus tracks and courses. Currently we offer five focus tracks – Business Analytics, Economics and Operations Research, Energy and Environment, Financial Services and Supply Chain and Logistics and more than 25 courses. We welcome donations in the following forms:

  1. A minimum of $5,000 per year for focus track awards
  2. A minimum of $1,500 per year for course awards

Awards will be named after the donors and donors will also gain access to the profiles of students who are being considered for the awards. Donors will also be invited to attend award days and graduation events to present the award to the student winners.

Course Projects

We welcome companies to provide 3-month long course projects for students to work on for each semester. These projects can be related to a variety of topics that allow our students to apply skills such as data analytics, optimization, process analysis/improvement and predictive modelling. We are happy to work with companies on specific NDA and IP arrangements.

We are currently calling for project proposal submissions for the 40.011 Data and Business Analytics course that will commence on 11 Sep 2017. If you would like to propose a project for this course, please complete the project proposal form (one form per project) and submit it online.

Industry Leaders Seminar Series

We welcome senior executives from various industry sectors to share their vision and wealth of experience to our students, researchers and faculty members. Through these seminars, our students get to understand the latest developments and challenges faced in the industry, as well as discover possible career pathways when they graduate.

Field Trips

We welcome companies to host our students on field trips or site visits to enable our students to observe first-hand the real-world system engineering challenges faced by companies. Such trips provide practical perspectives to reinforce students’ learning in the classroom. During such learning journeys, companies can showcase their working environment, operations and even conduct simple hands-on games to allow students better appreciate the company as a potential employer upon graduation.

Guest Lectures

We welcome speakers with proven expertise to deliver in-class guest lectures that provide real-world insights to our curriculum and enliven the classroom with different points of views.


We welcome companies to offer undergraduate internships for our students. The 16-week internship programme takes place every summer from May to August. If you are keen to evaluate our students’ potential and build your pipeline of future full time employees, please send your interns job descriptions for us to upload via the internship portal by early January.

Capstone Projects

We welcome companies to join our capstone programme by providing 8-month long capstone projects that will commence from January through August. Such projects bring together students from different pillars to work in design teams, contributing their respective expertise and skills to solve real-world challenges. Capstone projects also provide students with a realistic design situation where projects usually span multiple disciplines and require team-based efforts to create a solution. Working in teams of 5 to 7 students, the final-year undergraduate students will learn to apply the principles, concepts, techniques that they have learnt to investigate technical and business challenges faced by companies.

If you are interested in any of the above industry collaboration opportunities, please contact Ms. Lim Lee Chen