Master of Science in Technology and Design (HealthTech Innovation)

Revolutionise change and lead transformative advancements in healthcare

The healthcare industry is undergoing a period of significant change, to meet the changing needs of patients and the broader healthcare system. This transformation is primarily fuelled by technological advancements and a growing awareness that healthcare solutions must prioritise patient-centricity, efficiency, and accessibility to create a substantial positive impact on both individual patient outcomes and the healthcare ecosystem.
The Master of Science in Technology and Design (HealthTech Innovation) programme is dedicated to its mission of preparing students with a diverse skillset and competence that cuts across various disciplines. By equipping students with the capabilities to leverage technology and design principles, the programme aims to facilitate revolutionary progress within the healthcare industry.

The goal of this Master programme is to empower students with the knowledge and tools required to:

  • understand and apply advanced technologies to solve complex healthcare challenges;

  • apply design principles to create user-centric and effective healthcare technology, products and/or services; and

  • learn how to design and develop innovative solutions that address real-world healthcare problems, contributing to transformative advancements in the critical field of healthcare.

Programme Structure

The MTD (HealthTech Innovation) programme consists of three trimesters which spans over one year. It covers healthcare topics such as the healthcare ecosystem and biomedical physiology; and healthcare technology topics, including additive manufacturing of healthcare products, biomedical instrumentation, and data science for healthcare.

A valuable aspect of this programme is the inclusion of hands-on healthcare innovation projects and immersion trips to major local hospitals. These opportunities offer students practical experience and real-world exposure, which is essential for preparing them for careers in healthcare and technology.

Message from the Academic Programme Directors

It is with great excitement that we are presenting our Master’s degree programme in HealthTech Innovation – designed to provide a strong foundation in technological expertise and to address complex healthcare challenges using cutting-edge tools and methods.

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare technology and design, there is a growing need for innovative solutions with a particular focus on improving patient outcomes, enhancing care delivery, and addressing social determinants of health. Healthcare innovation is leading this transformative process. It is driving revolutionary changes in patient care and organisational efficiency, making it a central force in the industry.

The MTD (HealthTech Innovation) programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to create user-centric and effective healthcare technology, products, and services. It presents them with opportunities to solve real-world clinical problems, ensuring that they gain hands-on experience and develop the skills needed to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare industry.

Dr Chen Jer-Ming
Senior Lecturer, Science, Mathematics and Technology

Dr Khoo Xiaojuan
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Product Development &
Programme Director, SUTD - CGH Healthcare and SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track


Application for the September 2024 intake ​is now open

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