The EWET is the English Writing Entrance Test conducted by SUTD for selected Freshmore students in the month of May. It is an English Diagnostic Test run by the Centre for Writing and Rhetoric to ensure that undergraduate students have the necessary skills to cope with HASS readings, essays and other modules that require some form of writing. Students who fail the EWET are not expected to withdraw from SUTD. However, they are required to take two additional modules – FEP 1 in May and FWP 2 in September, during their Freshmore year.

FEP 1, or the Freshmore English Programme 1 is an 8 week (16 hours) English module that is offered in May. Lessons are conducted once a week, for 2 hours at a time. FWP 2, or the Freshmore Writing Programme 2 is a 13 week (26 hours) module that is offered in September. Lessons are conducted once a week, for 2 hours each week. Both are Pass/Fail modules and the grades will appear on the student’s transcript when they graduate from SUTD.

During both modules, students will have the opportunity to learn essay writing skills and techniques, pick up close reading and critical reading skills, learn textual analysis and write critical responses to academic based articles.