Singapore University of Technology and Design


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Singapore’s fourth public-funded university, which is scheduled to open its doors in 2011, has been named the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The new university will admit its first intake of up to 500 students in 2011 and students will have four degree programmes to choose from Architecture & Sustainable Design, Engineering Product Design, Engineering Systems & System Design, and Information Engineering & Design.  First-year students will be exposed to foundation studies in the areas of mathematics, science, introductory humanities and social sciences – all in the context of design. They will also get to learn about entrepreneurship and management during each of the four-year degree programme. The university (medium-sized) will eventually cater to some 4,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduates.

Singapore University of Technology and Design founding president is Professor Thomas Magnanti. Professor Magnanti is a institute professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his three-year term of appointment, Prof Magnanti will be on leave from the MIT faculty and will devote his time fully to the new Singapore university.

The three other public-funded universities are National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU).

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