To meet the diverse needs and challenges of the digital economy, SUTD has launched new multidisciplinary university minor programmes focused on entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, digital humanities and computational social sciences; as well as pillar minors in Engineering Product, Engineering Systems and Information Systems. 

A minor programme is a coherent course of study in an additional area outside of the pillar. It contributes to your breadth of learning and may allow you to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace by being conversant in topics beyond your pillar. A minor programme consists of a collection of 5 subjects required by the department offering the minor, 2 of which may be cross-listed as meeting the pillar requirements while the remaining 3 may be taken as technical electives.

From 2019, all incoming undergraduate students taking up an engineering pillar (EPD, ESD or ISTD) will have the opportunity to select a minor on top of the pillar. You get to indicate your preferred minor after you have made your pillar choice at the end of Term 3. Both the pillar and minor requirements must be completed within the normal candidature of the undergraduate programme, i.e. 8 terms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Provides foundation, theory, and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
  • Equips students with knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems using AI technology.
Design Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship (DIVE)

  • Educates students in systematic design innovation and entrepreneurship theory and applications.
  • Enhances students’ expertise with knowledge, skills and strategies to solve real-world problems and generate ideas that may lead to their own technology-based start-ups.
Design, Technology and Society (DTS)

  • Analyses the social dimensions of design processes and projects critically.
  • Educates future design practitioners who are interested in analysing the wider social impacts of their design and engineering work.
Digital Humanities (DH)

  • Equips students with skills to develop and apply digital methods in the study of the arts and humanities.
  • Acquires three main skills (archiving, analysis, visualisation) to enhance their core work in the arts and humanities, centered on interpretation, reasoning and communication.
Engineering Product (EP)

  • Enables students to combine technical depth in their chosen engineering discipline with skills and fundamentals required in the development of new products, processes and methodologies.
  • Fulfils industry needs for engineers that possess technical depth in their own discipline and product development capabilities.
Engineering Systems (ES)

  • Combines technical depth in either Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) or Engineering Product Development (EPD) with expertise in the tools of technology management (operations research and engineering systems).
  • Fulfils a long-expressed need in industry for “T-shaped Engineers”, i.e. engineers with both technical depth in their chosen discipline and exposure to more broad-based systems and managerial viewpoints.
Information Systems (IS)

  • Equips students with technical depth in either Engineering Product Development (EPD) or Engineering Systems and Design (ESD), and exposure to mathematical grounding and algorithmic thinking.
  • Meets current and future industry needs for engineers who possess technical expertise in their chosen discipline and ability to design solutions for challenging problems that require computing as a core element.