Vision & Mission

The aim of SUTD is “to create a new type of technically-grounded leader and inventor, one fully equipped to address the challenges and issues of today and tomorrow. Students at SUTD will be engaged in simultaneous engagement with the world of ideas and the world of practice and immersed in the merging of hand and mind through the Art and Practice of Design.”

Tom Magnanti on the vision of SUTD

Why Teach Communication?

Innovators in engineering, product and systems design, service design, software design and architecture require strong communication skills (in multiple modes) to interface with stakeholders, clients, and their colleagues. We wish to produce technically proficient graduates and leaders who can communicate ideas and be innovative designers.

Communication at SUTD

SUTD seeks to implement a targeted Communications Intensive (CI) programme as part of the engineering and architecture degrees offered across four pillars, and within the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences cluster. Our aim is to equip students with knowledge of communication strategies in order to disseminate their innovative plans and ideas, in both academic and professional contexts.

The Centre for Writing and Rhetoric (CWR) sees CI as an integral part of the entire curriculum, giving students the necessary training in all forms of communication they need to succeed in their chosen field.

Hence, CI is a collaborative process between faculty and students with the support of communications advisors.

By integrating CI instruction and assessment into current SUTD courses, the CWR seeks to guide students at various stages of skills acquisition so they become proficient communicators, enabling them to move forward with confidence in their future careers.