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Core classes will be held during week day evenings

The programme is aimed at:

  1. Mid- or early-career professionals from across fields and domains with an interest in advancing their Design Innovation skills and mindsets. Background in design and engineering is applicable but not required, and
  2. Recent graduates across fields and domains, with an interest in Design Innovation.

Graduates will be able to enter the local and international job market in enterprises dealing with

  1. Technological products and services
  2. Consultants doing technology and business assessment, innovation and change management
  3. Government institutes dealing with innovation, policy strategy and research

These areas line up with Singapore’s long term vision of becoming a design and innovation hub for the APAC region.


The Master of Innovation by Design programme presents an opportunity for me to deepen my expertise in design thinking, to develop innovative capabilities so as to meet the defence and national security needs of Singapore.

Goh Jun Rui, Senior Engineer (Building and Infrastructure) | Defence Science and Technology Agency

I believe that the SUTD MIbD programme will provide me with the learning experience to qualitatively and empirically produce excellent designs by research-driven design methodology. I look forward to becoming not just a better designer, but a better humanist and technologist; in turn, allowing me to design a better world truly.

Tan Wei Hua, SUTD Alumni and Design Engineer | SUTD

I would like to take the opportunity of MIbD to create a lighter-than-air UAV platform and eventually, a business that provides value and services in an area with untapped potential.

Pheh Ying Hong, SUTD Alumni and Research Officer | SUTD

Innovation is never easy, but it is the passport to the future. I believe that the Master of Innovation by Design is what is necessary for an ecosystem of innovation and it would be a fruitful experience being a part of it.

Tan Jun Wei, Brandon, SUTD Undergraduate

The strong urge to delve deeper into the realm of human machine interaction has motivated me to take up Master of Innovation by Design with SUTD.

Narendernath Baskar, Director | Trade Surveillance – Data Quality and Projects | Standard Charted Bank

Innovation is key in this exciting future of robotics, augmented realities and block-chain transactions, and I believe this Master of Innovation by Design will prepare me to manage future challenges presented in the fourth industrial revolution.

Amalina Zafirah Binte Hashim, Product Manager | Eunoia Pte Ltd

Innovation by Design and Design Science would sharpen my design thinking capabilities. My work encompasses both R&D as well as manufacturing, where designs go through quick iterations and improvements on a daily basis. Design thinking would be a powerful framework to tackling daunting, cross-disciplinary challenges we face in various stages of the product development lifecycle.

Chong Yong Qi, Product Designer and Development, Product Engineer

MIbD places emphasis on hand-on experience instead of simply discussing big concepts and theories. Through this programme, I would like to be at the frontier of a new economy and ablaze new paths in the technology and design sectors.

Zeng Xinyu, Freelance Designer and Artist