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. Our students are trained from Day One to tackle sophisticated real-world challenges, which will nurture them into innovative and technically-grounded professionals. A major part of their training is founded on industry collaboration with our trusted partners. Our goal is to connect you with ESD’s expertise and talents, through channels tailored to your organisation’s needs.
Commission A Project
We welcome companies to commission three-month long course projects for our students. These projects are crucial tests of every ESD student’s ability to put theory into practice. By commissioning a project, company will oversee students with multi-disciplinary capabilities in their process of solving existing problems or innovating alternatives.
Projects are needed in every semester, and can cover topics such as data analytics, optimisation, process analysis/improvement and predictive modelling. We are happy to work with companies on specific Non-Disclosure Agreement and Intellectual Property 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.
Donate To An Award
We welcome donations for awards to recognise the most outstanding students in our focus tracks and courses. Donors will have awards named after them and gain access to the profiles of prospective award recipients. Donors will also be invited to attend award days and graduation events to present the award to the student winners.
Currently we offer five focus tracks – Business Analytics, Operations Research, Urban Infrastructure Systems, Financial Services and Supply Chain and Logistics and more than 25 courses. We appreciate donations in the following forms:
- A minimum of $5,000 per year for focus track awards
- A minimum of $1,500 per year for course awards
Conduct A Seminar
We welcome senior executives from various fields to share their vision and wealth of expertise at our Industry Leaders Seminars series. These seminars are attended by our students, researchers and faculty members. They aim to inspire talented students to consider pursuing a career in respective sectors. Through these seminars, our students learn about the latest developments in industry and discover possible career pathways.
Deliver A Lecture
We welcome speakers with proven expertise to deliver in-class guest lectures that supplement our rigorous curriculum. Through these lectures, the speaker will be able to engage with our students personally by sharing real-world insights, broadening their perspectives of their curriculum content and enlivening the classroom with different points of views in the process.
Host A Field Trip
We welcome companies to host our students on field trips and site visits to provide a better understanding of and appreciation for the organisation. By hosting trips, the company will be able to share about their operations, work culture and environment to the right candidates with the interest and technical know-how to join the workforce after graduation. Such trips help to reinforce students’ classroom learning by offering practical insights through observing real-world system engineering challenges.
Participate In Internships
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.
Participate In 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.