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National University of Singapore, School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore, School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore, School of Design and Environment


For prospective students, the School offers relevant and challenging curricula in Industrial Design, Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Project and Facilities Management and Real Estate.

Students can also enrich their academic experience and cultural exposure through our extensive student exchange programmes, field trips and close collaboration with the relevant industries and gain valuable hands-on industrial experience locally and overseas.

For those keen on furthering your interests in research, the School looks forward to guide and work closely with you on your aspirations to achieve research excellence centred on the School’s three key disciplines.

To facilitate learning and research, the School is equipped with high-tech and innovative facilities such as digital design studios, digital space labs and modeling workshops; and a state-of-the-art Field Environmental Chamber which was commissioned for studies in Total Building Performance. Our research is supported by five research centres.

Supporting our drive towards academic and research excellence is our pool of dedicated teaching staff who bring about a diversified melting pot of expertise, insights and inspiration.
It is our mission to impart in our students critical, relevant and professional skills required to address the most pressing issues of our time. We believe that by training you to think critically, design creatively and innovatively, plan intelligently, and manage efficiently, you would be able to contribute to your professions when you graduate and make a difference.

SDE Mission

To create and impart knowledge, to foster innovation and enterprise in Architecture, Industrial & Urban Design, Building and Real Estate.

SDE Vision

To be the leading global institution for excellence in education and research in Architecture, Industrial & Urban Design, Building and Real Estate.

Department of Architecture

The Department of Architecture aims to excel as a regional centre for advanced research in architectural design, technology, urbanism, architectural history and theory. It seeks to equip design professionals with critical knowledge and expertise to meet the developmental challenges of the Asian region. Anticipating new kinds of cities emerging throughout Asia, the Department addresses issues that demand fresh designs and planning solutions that are engaged with the contemporary reality of “borderless” economies and technological advancements.

Department of Building

The Department of Building has achieved international recognition for its core competencies in Total Building Perfomance and Construction Management and Economics. It has established strategic links with world-class institutions with whom it is actively engaged in relevant cutting-edge research. Particular emphasis is directed towards the development and delivery of integrated and high performance buildings throughout the entire building delivery process involving design, construction, maintenance and management.

Department of Real Estate

The Department of Real Estate is recognized internationally as one of the strongest research groups in the real estate academic field in Asia. The faculty members’ research areas include real estate finance and investment, urban and housing economics, urban planning and urban studies. Their work has been widely published in various internationally refereed economics, finance and real estate journals.

Division of Industrial Design

The Industrial Design Programme started in 1999 as the only Industrial Design course offered at University level in Singapore. The primary focus of the programme is design innovation, and strategic thinking – with an eye for new markets to enable graduates to penetrate the global market place with new ideas and products.

The programme’s students have been successful in achieving creditable results by winning or being placed in a large number of local and international design competitions. The most notable awards include the Luminary Awards of Red Dot Concept Award 2005 & 2006 and the Grand Winner of BraunPrize 2007.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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    National University of Singapore 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road , 119077 , Buona Vista area