Message from Programme Director

It is with great honour that I address you. I am the director of a graduate programme at SUTD that would be unthinkable a few years ago. It is unique in several respects, and I will explain why in the next paragraphs.

We live in uncertain times. What we studied just last year may become obsolete soon, and any traditional education we got previously, although important, may become insufficient or incomplete in the near future. Nevertheless, learning is fundamental to strive in a world where the jobs of tomorrow may not exist today. We must learn to adapt and learn to learn.

The Master of Engineering by Research in Innovation by Design is a new programme that takes the experience and expertise of our Design faculty and provides the necessary flexibility for you to pursue your own interests in education, research and/or entrepreneurship. In this program you will be equipped with tools and methods that enable you to adapt to uncertainty and new design challenges in the future. We will match your interests with those of our faculty conducting research in the various research centres at SUTD, where you will find a friendly environment in which your ideas can blossom.

We strive to breed diversity into our annual student intake, fostering creativity with cross-links across fields of expertise. We also recognize that each person is an individual and take that as an advantage to innovate within our multidisciplinary environment.

We know that graduate studies can start right after graduating with a Bachelor degree, but we also welcome students from other paths of life, with experience in different fields.

Exciting times await you, and I am thrilled that we at SUTD can help you fulfil your dreams! We welcome your application, feel free to get in touch through our contact at the bottom of this page.

I hope to see you soon at SUTD!

With my very best regards

Arlindo Silva

Arlindo Silva

Associate Professor, Engineering Product Development Pillar

Program Director of the MEng in Innovation by Design Programme

Hub Director @ SUTD of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)

Director of DEEP Lab (Design of Enhanced Engineering Products)

Ex-Co member of the Design Business Chamber Singapore

Member of the Manufacturing Standards Committee, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) Standards Division