All SUTD Bachelor degree programmes, Master of Architecture, and Master of Innovation by Design, have received design accreditation from the Design Accreditation Board.

Our Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Architecture degree programmes have also received full accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) and the Board of Architects (BOA).

Design Accreditation Programme

The Design Accreditation programme seeks to assess design innovation, thinking skills and proficiency levels of students. It provides an academic basis for recognising students’ completion in required courses and curricula, specifically in areas of design. The Design Accreditation Board, led by the Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS), accredits the following SUTD programmes:


  1. Freshmore - Universal curriculum and programme for SUTD (Year 1 students)
  2. CSD - Computer Science and Design
  3. DAI - Design and Artificial Intelligence
  4. EPD - Engineering Product Development
  5. ESD - Engineering Systems and Design
  6. ASD - Architecture and Sustainable Design


  1. MIbD - Masters of Innovation by Design
  2. MArch - Masters of Architecture

Starting from 2024, graduating students will have their degrees automatically design-accredited.

This design accreditation marks the first time any degree in Singapore has been recognised in such a capacity. It is also the first time all degrees in a university worldwide have been design accredited.

Engineering Programmes

EAB has re-accredited our three undergraduate engineering programmes − namely Engineering Product Development, Engineering Systems and Design and Computer Science and Design. (Refer to listing on EAB website.)

The programmes received a five-year (maximum accreditation tenure) full accreditation for the period from 2022 to 2026. Our engineering programmes were awarded full accreditation for the first time in 2017 for the period from 2017 to 2021. This accreditation was also extended to the first and second batch of students who graduated in 2015 and 2016, and had previously obtained provisional accreditation.

The EAB panellists, which consisted of senior academics from Australia, Hong Kong, as well as local industry leaders, assessed the degree programmes based on student learning outcomes, curriculum and teaching process, facilities and learning environment among many others. Extensive interviews with faculty and students (both alumni and current undergraduates) were conducted to ensure the robustness of the educational experience. Prior to the accreditation visit, dialogues and feedback sessions were also conducted with employers of SUTD student to ensure that they possess the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies required by the industry.

Computer Science and Design

Engineering Product Development

Engineering Systems and Design

Architecture Programme

SUTD’s five-year Master of Architecture programme, which includes the completion of the Bachelor of Science (Architecture and Sustainable Design), has also received a five-year (also maximum accreditation tenure) full accreditation. The programme is now recognised by the BOA as one of the required qualifications for professional registration.

One of the hallmarks of SUTD’s programme is that a Master of Architecture graduate would have already completed two to three internships with companies by the time they graduate, ensuring that they are “work ready”.

"The Board of Architects (BOA) Singapore has always been very keen to see a second distinctive architectural degree programme being offered by our publicly funded universities in Singapore. BOA is happy to note that the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the second autonomous university offering Master Degree in architectural programme, is collaborating with renowned MIT to offer very innovative programme to serve the critical emerging needs of a world in transition and a profession evermore engaged with the evolution of business, technology, and socioeconomic institutions worldwide." - Registrar, BOA