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Fields of Study: Engineering, Science

Work full time on research projects alongside Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) students and under the supervision of SUTD faculty in this 8-week program.

Unique study opportunities

  • Immerse in SUTD’s rich research culture and gain multicultural and interdisciplinary design perspectives.
  • Participate in the different phases of research, including development of research plans, proposals, research, data analysis, and presentation of research results.
  • Conduct research in state-of-the-art laboratories and academic facilities that foster active learning, innovation, and collaboration.


Language of Instruction: English

Language Study: None

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take one research course for a total of 10 quarter/6.7 semester UC units.
  • The course is graded pass/no pass only. Letter grade is not available.

Current Program Courses

There are 10-15 projects typically available each year and 2-3 research positions available for each project. Some projects last a few terms, but some change quite a bit.

Project Examples:

  • 3D Printed Holograms
  • Smart Knee Brace
  • Design of a Digital Twin for a Smart City’s Water System and Security
  • Prediction of Emergency Department Visits Using Search Query Surveillance
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetics

There are also some projects available with topics in the humanities and social sciences:

  • Exploring the Effects of Aging on Understanding Others' Minds
  • Paul's Letter to the Romans Throughout the Centuries
  • Digital Solidarity: How Social Media Can Deepen Local-Foreign Integration Between Students

Project information is released in December for the following summer.

Additional or optional coursework, internships, and research for academic credit are not possible on this program.

Catalogs and resources

Academic culture

The program is intense, requiring 37.5 hours per week of research. The exact number of hours might depend on the project duration, project nature, students’ progress, and project supervisor.

Faculty in Singapore are highly respected. Academic discipline is required to be successful and is strong among students in Singapore.

Assessment includes a progress report, self-evaluation, midterm report, presentation, and final report.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades for this program are typically available in mid-September.