Established in 2009, Singapore University of Technology and Design is a private institution that is associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The collaboration of the university with MIT covers Student Exchange Programmes, development of undergraduate curriculum, faculty visits for guest lectures and the establishment of the International Design Centre. The engineering and architectural programs of the university are accredited by the Board of Architects of Singapore and the Engineering Accreditation Board. Over the years, the university has won several awards, prizes, and championships.

The university campus avails housing facilities to its students. The campus comprises a sports center, recreation center, fitness center, cafeterias, the center for writing & rhetoric and a library with thousands of books, journals and research papers. The university allows the students to access electronic resources at the library. The campus aims to provide all the facilities required by the students. The university also avails accommodation facilities to the visitors who visit on an official basis. Off-campus accommodation is also available. In addition, the university provides staff housing within the premises. The hostels have well-maintained dining spaces. The campus is close to many restaurants and cafes. General stores, medical shops, and stationery shops are located nearby the campus. Public transport is easily available from the institution.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The curriculum majorly focuses on engineering and architectural courses. The engineering course includes subjects like programming, mathematics, design thinking, physics, and chemistry. The architecture course includes engineering product development, sustainable design, engineering system & design and information systems technology. This broad range of subjects gives students the opportunity to make a choice among the courses according to their interests. The students are taught under well-experienced faculty members. They also get a chance to go for the student exchange programs.

The students are taken for an industrial visit for practical knowledge and fieldwork. The guest lecturers also give students a broad knowledge about the course they have opted for. In addition, the university features some research centers and labs within the premises, namely the International Design Centre, Centre for Innovative Cities, the Industrial Infrastructure Innovative center, i-Trust Research Centre, Temasek Lab, O-Lab and the City Form Lab.

The university has a list of a few notable alumni that includes Chen Zhuling (Management consultant at Rolan Berger Strategy Consultants, Nikhil Jain (Product Design Engineer at Lab 126) and Teo Yi Linn (Inventory Management Executive at PSA).


Popular Courses

  • B.E.
  • B.TechMS



  • Architecture & Planning
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • IT & Software
  • Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering

Course Level

  • Doctorate
  • PG
  • UG



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) offers programmes related to Engineering, Technology, and Architecture. Over the years, it has collaborated with top colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide to provide the best opportunities to deserving students. Such collaborations have also helped the university to develop a comprehensive and modern curriculum for students who wish to attain advanced skills in their respective professional fields.

SUTD is an ecosystem that thrives on a positive mind-set and innovative ideas of students and faculty members. Research topics such as the Impact of Globalization on the Environment and Depleting Natural Resources motivate students to create sustainable projects and models for a better tomorrow.

The university’s focus on interdisciplinary research and the digital revolution has helped students excel in their academic and professional lives. It has received accreditation by Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) for three of its Engineering programmes, viz. Engineering Systems, Design and Information Systems Technology and Design, and Engineering Product Development. The Masters of Architecture programme is a five-year course, recognised as one of the necessary credentials by the BOA (Board of Architects) Singapore to register as a professional. These accreditations and recognitions underline the professional relevance of SUTD’s programmes.


Eligibility & Documents Required


What are the eligibility requirements?


To be eligible for the undergraduate programmes, applicants must complete at least 12 years of high school education and fulfill the country-specific eligibility conditions. For instance, Indian applicants must complete Grade 12 and submit SAT scores of Physics and Mathematics Level II. Applicants may also undertake the SUTD’s University Entrance Examination (UEE) in lieu of SAT Subject Tests. Those applying with State and other Boards (except Central and ISC Boards) are highly encouraged to supplement their applications with SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Level II and Physics. Apart from this, students need to showcase English language proficiency for which the university accepts any of these tests with competitive scores:

  • PTE
  • C1 Advanced


For master’s programmes, applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree or its Singapore equivalent that establishes 15 years of education in a relevant field. For PhD programmes, students need to have at least a bachelor’s degree or above with excellent academic standing. Submitting a GRE report is not compulsory, but it is recommended as GRE scores are considered while evaluating applications. Additionally, IELTS or TOEFL test scores need to be submitted to validate English language proficiency.


Do note that the eligibility requirements and English proficiency test scores might vary from programme to programme. Therefore, it is recommended that students refer to the official website of SUTD for accurate details regarding entry requirements.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?


SUTD does not charge any application fee from undergraduate applicants. However, graduate applicants need to pay a non-refundable amount of application fee of SGD 21.40 for all programmes.


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?


SUTD follows a cohort-based fixed fee model, where the tuition fee for a cohort intake remains unchanged throughout the normal candidature of students. However, tuition fees for every new cohort are subject to change each academic year. Given below is an estimate of the tuition fee charged by the university per academic year: