About International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (iUROP)

iUROP provides the opportunity for exchange students to work together with SUTD faculty and students on cutting edge and innovative research projects during their exchange period in SUTD.  Exchange students will be able to participate in the different phases of research activity which include, developing research plans, writing proposals, conducting research, analyzing data and presenting research results in oral and written form. Besides immersing in SUTD’s rich research culture, exchange students also get the chance to gain multicultural and interdisciplinary design perspectives.

Programme

Exchange students can opt for part time research (iUROP Lite, iUROP Mezzo, iUROP Meta) or full time research (iUROP Max). Each exchange student is allowed to take one iUROP project per term.

SUTD recommends that exchange students spend at least 12 hours per week for iUROP Lite and iUROP Mezzo, 24 hours per week for iUROP Meta and 48 hours per week for iUROP Max. The exact number of hours depends on the project duration, project nature, students’ progress and arrangement with project supervisor as well as students’ own time management.

Programme Credit Bearing? Term Offered Remarks
iUROP Lite No Spring, Summer and Fall Upon successful completion, your supervisor will recommend whether an iUROP certificate of participation will be awarded to you.
iUROP Mezzo Yes
(12 credits)
Spring, Summer and Fall This is a Pass or Fail subject, typically taken with other coursework. 

Upon successful completion with a Pass grade, you will be awarded 12 credits which will be counted towards your total subject credits. Do note that the maximum subject credits you can take in SUTD during your term of exchange is 48 subject credits. 
iUROP Meta Yes
(24 credits)
Spring, Summer and Fall This is a Pass or Fail subject, typically taken with other coursework. 

Upon successful completion with a Pass grade, you will be awarded 24 credits which will be counted towards your total subject credits. Do note that the maximum subject credits you can take in SUTD during your term of exchange is 48 subject credits. 
iUROP Max Yes
(48 credits)
Summer Only This is a Pass or Fail subject, typically taken as a full-time research.

Upon successful completion with a Pass grade, you will be awarded 48 credits.

Assessment and Evaluation (For iUROP Mezzo, iUROP Meta and iUROP Max)

To obtain a pass for iUROP Mezzo, iUROP Meta and iUROP Max, exchange students would need to obtain a minimum of 50% from the total marks in the assessment items stated below.

The quarterly progress reports and mid-term reports will be assessed by the students' direct supervisor. The poster/seminar presentation and final report will be assessed by the direct supervisor and one additional examiner according to the grading rubics.

Assessment Item iUROP Mezzo iUROP Meta iUROP Max
Quarterly Progress Report 20 20 20
Mid-Term Self Evaluation 5 10 10
Mid-Term Report - - 20
Presentation - 20 30
Final Report 20 25 40
Total Marks 45 75 120
 

Application

SUTD will inform interested exchange students via email when iUROP is open for application (typically after exchange application).