Academic Facilities

Our campus is designed and equipped with academic spaces that foster active learning, innovation and collaboration. Below is a list of the main teaching laboratories and academic facilities which is by no means exhaustive.

Take a tour of our virtual campus to see some of these facilities.

Academic Media Studio

The Academic Media Studio (audio and video) facilitates the production of material/content for digital learning. Faculty can record their lessons and instructions for pre-class reading in a “flipped-classroom” pedagogy. Students can also use the facility to produce audio and video materials for project presentation. Find out more about the Academic Media Studio.

Capstone Rooms

Capstone rooms are designed to promote team collaborations, active project discussions and hands-on project work. The Capstone rooms function not just as a teaching facility but also as a project workshop. Capstone tables are made of heavy-duty materials to withstand the loads of prototypes and each table is equipped with rollers to enable re-arrangement of tables to facilitate project team discussion and sharing. Each Capstone room also has a tool box that is equipped with commonly-used tools for students to do assembly and prototyping works. Expandability is imbued in the design of the rooms where the middle partition can be opened up to create a larger space to accommodate more students for teaching of project-related short modules. The comprehensive AV system within the rooms enables dual-screen projections and multiple audio inputs, thus enabling an immersive learning experience for students.

Characterization Lab

The aim of this laboratory is to investigate substance at its atomic and molecular level for teaching and research purposes.

Chemistry-Biology Learning Lab

This integrated chemistry and biology laboratory primarily serves the chemistry and biology subjects.


The SUTD Cleanroom is designed to facilitate the complete semiconductor processes, nanofabrication and precision machining for both undergraduate students and research fellows. The Class 1000 cleanroom is a safe work environment that has both a fully automated building management system (BMS) and innovative state-of-art facilities. Find out more about the Cleanroom.

Cohort Classrooms

Reflecting the values of SUTD, cohort classrooms move and transform with student activity, thanks to their efficient modular design. Students can be having small group discussions one moment and then working on hands-on demo-sets the next, all within the same room. State-of-the-art real-time response systems and educational technologies are built into the cohort classrooms to encourage active and collaborative learning. Faculty are also able to provide advice and tailor lessons based on real-time student feedback during the live class as well as support learning progress over the term. Managed by student-elected committees, these spaces can be fully utilised round the clock for projects, self-study, group discussions and independent activities.

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab is a physical workspace that provides a location for Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) students to learn, collaborate, and create digital artifacts. The lab is a hub where students create 3D models, interactive components, analyses and simulations, visualisations, and information models. Students use this lab for workshop and lab sessions for courses such as design computation and building technology, and for self-study.

Data Analytics Lab

The Data Analytics Lab is where computational power meets systems thinking. This is the ESD home (largely serving students in the Engineering Systems and Design programme) for simulation, optimisation, and analysis. It began life as a Trading Lab, simulating the research and trading activities of a financial professional. It is equipped with Bloomberg terminals giving you access to a wealth of up-to-date financial information on publicly traded firms. It also features a display board with running updates of current stock prices. The lab has grown to embrace statistical analysis of large datasets, simulation of complex facilities, and optimisation of large-scale multiobjective planning and design problems. It provides the latest tools that cover all three aspects of data analytics - descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. We also host interactive, computer-based games where teams of students tackle realistic, fast-paced operational challenges such as bringing a large development project to completion on time and under budget in spite of disruptive events. This is the place to hone your computational and decision-making skills.

Digital Systems Lab

The Digital Systems Lab plays host to most of the hardware-related subjects in the Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) curriculum. The laboratory has the Multisim boards used to design electronic circuits. There are spaces for students to design and implement games using motion sensors like the Microsoft Xbox Kinect.

Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios

The Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios represent a commitment that marks the largest ever donation to a Singapore education institution by the James Dyson Foundation – Dyson’s global charitable foundation. This donation is part of the James Dyson Foundation’s charitable contribution dedicated to advancing Singapore’s engineering education. It stands as the inaugural facility in Singapore engineered to inspire community interest in design engineering education. The studio will serve as a space where SUTD students, guided by Dyson engineers, will develop hardware and software-driven solutions to address global challenges.

Fabrication Lab and Satellite Fab Labs

The Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab) and its Satellite Fab Labs aim to allow students to design and build virtually “almost anything” with high-performance machines such as Laser Cutting and Engraving systems, 3D Printers, Plastic Injection Molding machines, vertical sanders, Water-jet Machining Centers, Vertical Injection Molding machines, etc. Faculty, researchers and students are able to access valuable expertise and resources to transform their creative ideas into tangible products, and eventually, into meaningful outcomes and innovations to serve societal needs. The Fab Lab supports SUTD’s strong interdisciplinary design-focused pedagogy with an emphasis on theory and practical work. In addition, SUTD’s mobile Fab Labs double up as “hobby shops” and provide support to outreach programmes. 

IDer Studio

The Industrial Design Studio (IDer Studio) plays an important role in propelling SUTD students to be aspiring talented designers in industrial design careers, via providing a diverse range of design services on campus as well as outside the campus with efficiency and quality.

IDiA Lab

The Innovative Digital Arts Lab (IDiA Lab) is a physical workspace at SUTD playing a critical role in providing a space for creation and innovation as well as a forum for education and collaboration in the areas of digital arts, graphic design, 3D modelling & animation, mobile & desktop application programming, and game development. The IDiA Lab serves in several ways as the digital counterpart to the Fab Lab, in particular, the IDiA Lab seeks key areas of excellence including visualisation of data and innovative use of interfaces and input technologies.

IDiA lab has now evolved into a hub for immersive virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for education and research - equipped with state-of-the-art 360-degree VR camera, head-mounted displays and high-performance computers for VR/AR content development and visualisation.

Information Systems Lab

The Information Systems Lab is used to conduct most of the programming modules and has a section dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is designed in such a way that the space would be suitable for cohort lectures too.


The Learning Environment for Experimental Technology (LEET) Lab has an isolated network to allow students the freedom to practice hacking techniques, and apply what they learnt in security subjects. The LEET Lab also includes networking peripherals to allow students to practice setting up their own networks.


The Opportunity Lab or “O-Lab” is an interdisciplinary lab which intends to understand and enhance the role that design and designers play in social change. It emerged from a shared vision between a group of SUTD faculty, researchers and students seeking to develop networks of communities and designers who work collaboratively to overcome Asia’s most pressing challenges; develop and validate effective approaches to collaborative design between designers and communities across Asia; and build SUTD student experiences in designing with diverse communities across Asia. 

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Photo and Video Lab

This lab is equipped with state-of-the-art photographic equipment to record the architectural works and models of students, researchers and faculty.

Physics Lab

This laboratory primarily serves the physics subjects.

Systems Design Studio

The Systems Design Studio is an idea-friendly home for teams and design classes to meet and explore concepts that could change the world. There is ample white-space for sketching your ideas as well as display areas for showing off ideas in progress. We can cover large surfaces with sticky notes and engage in “Voice-of-the-Customer” affinity exercises. The space is re-configurable, so there is room for “body-storming” exercises to complement brain-storming activities. This is intended to be a low-tech room but we do intend to experiment with multi-touch display walls to spur and capture your creativity. This is the place to conceive your next big idea.

University Library

The SUTD Library is an open access technology and design library. Its unique design supports our pedagogy and offers a truly sensory experience from discovery through serendipity to a touch and feel with spaces to read, research and reflect. Find out more about the Library.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre is a one-stop resource centre for all readers, writers and speakers in SUTD. Professional writing advisors provide consultation on any written work or oral presentations for SUTD subjects or feedback at any stage of the writing or creative process.