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Professional Practice Programme (PPP)

As part of the mandatory core curriculum, all SUTD undergraduate students are required to complete the Professional Practice Programme (PPP) prior to their graduation. 

The 8-term programme, starting from Term 1, aims for students to acquire cross-disciplinary attributes covering professional ethics, health risk and safety, sustainability, and environment in the context of professional engineering practice and design. 

It is compulsory for all our undergraduates to attend and pass all modules of the programme. By the end of the PPP, our undergraduates will be equipped with essential skills for professional practice.

Cross-disciplinary attributes of PPP

Course Lead/Main Instructor

Teo Tee Hui, PhD, FIES, CEng


Freshmore – Aware

Term 1 and Term 2: Average 1 to 1.5 hrs/week, total 30 hours
Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the basic ethical principles.
  • Awareness of general health, safety, sustainability, and environment issues.
  • Recognise the safety practices in the laboratory and/or workspace.

Sophomore – Comprehend

Term 3 and Term 4: Average 1 to 1.5 hrs/week, total 30 hours
Learning Objectives

  • Comprehend the philosophy of ethics in the context of professional practice.
  • Describe common health, safety hazards, and prevention methods.

Junior – Apply

Term 5 and Term 6: Average 1 to 1.5 hrs/week, total 30 hours
Learning Objectives

  • Apply ethical principles in the context of professional practice.
  • Apply health, safety, environment, and sustainability controls in the context of professional practice.

Senior – Synthesize

Term 7 and Term 8: Average 1 to 1.5 hrs/week, total 30 hours
Learning Objectives

  • Synthesize design solutions with reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge of assessing health, safety, regulation, cultural, legal, sustainability, and environment issues.
  • Plan and prepare for life-long learning for professional engineering practice.