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Pillars, Programmes and Clusters

Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) Pillar

Environmental changes, rapid urbanisation and constraints on the world's resources are challenges faced by the modern architect. The ASD pillar focuses on the future needs of architecture in a digital era. 


Design and Artificial Intelligence (DAI) Programme

This degree programme focuses on the application of AI-driven design across products, systems, services and the built environment, by encompassing technology, human and business with 3Ds (i.e. Design, Digital, Data).


Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar

EPD focuses on the conception, design, implementation and operation of innovative technology-intensive products, with emphasis on products and systems whose development cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries.


Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) Pillar

ESD focuses on the design, analysis and management of large-scale complex systems such as financial services, supply chain and logistics, healthcare delivery, transportation and aviation, and many more.


Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar

ISTD integrates the traditional disciplines of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Systems - focusing on the design of systems that interact with both humans and machines.


Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Cluster

The SMT Cluster is deeply committed to the development and advancement of Freshmore Math and Science education at SUTD.


Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Cluster

HASS complement the technical subjects to provide students with a grounding in the practice of inquiry, analysis, interpretation and presentation.