The SUTD Engineering Doctorate (EngD) provides graduate students with industry-relevant training to enable the translation of research & development (R&D) efforts into tangible products, systems and services.

In general, the EngD is oriented toward research of a technical readiness level (TRL) at 3–4, compared with a PhD degree  that is traditionally oriented toward a TRL of 1–2.

EngD students must demonstrate a high level of expertise in both theoretical scientific principles and the implementation of said theory on realistic and industry-relevant needs. EngD students will be co–supervised by SUTD faculty members and industry supervisors.

In additional to passing the EngD qualifying examination (within 2 years) and submitting a EngD thesis, students are required to complete the following coursework components:

  • 4 Professional Development Short Courses
  • 2 Technical Courses
  • 2 PhD-level Seminars
Programme Structure

Professional Development Short Courses

These short courses will provide EngD students with a
well-rounded and holistic education. Topics covered include:

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic
  • Scientific and Grant Writing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Private Equity (PE) & Fund Raising for Businesses
  • Corporate Grooming & Personal Branding
  • Leadership & Teamwork

Technical Courses

These technical modules will provide EngD students with the
core skills necessary for robust research. Some examples
include (but are not limited to):

Engineering Product Development (EPD)

  • Applied Mathematics for Engineering
  • Design Science
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Optimization and Control
  • Research Methods

Engineering Systems and Design (ESD)

  • Linear Optimization
  • Operations Management
  • Probability Theory
  • Statistics
  • Stochastic Modeling

Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD)

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • Wireless Communications and Networking
Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess the following:

• At least a Bachelor’s degree or above with excellent academic standing

• Proficiency in English (IELTS or TOEFL is required if English is not your medium of instruction in your studies)

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

Singapore University of Technology and Design
8 Somapah Road
Singapore 487372

Tel: +65 6303 6600