SUTD-Tianjin Eco-City (SUTD-TEC) Programme

Towards a Sustainable Future

A structured 8-term talent development programme for the green enterprise sectors, specially developed for students who are passionate about sustainability as a key driver for change and innovation in your chosen fields.

Students will spend one year (3 terms) in Tianjin and be exposed to real-world applications and research at the heart of Tianjin Eco-City, a leading low-carbon, smart and sustainable city. Riding on the new SUTD-Tianjin Eco-City collaboration research centre, you will have the opportunity to participate in research for next generation of sustainability solutions. In addition, students may participate in overseas trips to experience first-hand on the sustainability efforts there.

You will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)*. degree, with a Minor in Sustainability by Design*.

* Minor in Sustainability by Design is not required for students pursuing the BSc in Architecture and Sustainable Design.

Programme Highlights

Freshmore Study

Option of embarking on a 1-week study trip to better appreciate sustainability efforts in the region (SUTD Freshmore Asian Cross-curricular Trips)


Gain knowledge and skills to navigate the start-up ecosystem with this 3-term experiential entrepreneurship programme, which includes IDEATEsomething, BUILDsomething and LAUNCHsomething (STARTsomething@SUTD)

Internship and Exchange in Tianjin

Spend 3 terms in Tianjin to experience its sustainability efforts through:

  • Coursework in a university in Tianjin
  • Internship in a green enterprise in Tianjin
  • Participation in research projects at the SUTD-TEC research centre

Minor in Sustainability by Design

Take courses leading to a Minor in Sustainability by Design along with your Major^ of choice

Work Closely with Faculty and Industry on Sustainability Issues

^ Not required for students pursuing the Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) programme.

Programme Structure

Academic Calendar


The following scholarships are available for the SUTD-TEC Programme:

  1. URA Undergraduate Scholarship
  2. HDB Undergraduate Scholarship
  3. JTC Undergraduate Scholarship
  4. BCA Undergraduate Scholarship
  5. LTA Undergraduate Scholarship

Students may apply for the scholarship through Brightsparks ( and indicate SUTD-TEC Programme in your application.

Admission Criteria and Application

If you are interested in the SUTD-TEC Programme, please indicate your intention to apply for the programme in your online admission application.

Application Process and Requirements

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