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Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) is one of four academic pillars at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. The ISTD pillar unites the traditional areas of computer science and computer engineering, and focuses on the design of information systems that interact with the physical world, humans and machines. Our mission is to provide multi-disciplinary education in Computer Science using a flexible and relevant curriculum, with cohort-based, active learning pedagogy. ISTD faculty members are at the very forefront of their fields and are engaged in leading edge research in a collaborative, challenging and dynamic environment that is well connected with the research centres, universities and industries around the world.


ISTD offers an undergraduate programme and a graduate PhD programme and a master programme. ISTD prepares students for leadership positions in areas such as software design and development, telecommunications, data analytics, consulting, and IT security. The mathematical grounding, algorithmic thinking, and intense exposure to design in the context of interdisciplinary education, will enable ISTD graduates to tackle challenging problems the solutions to which require computing as a core element. Most importantly, every ISTD graduate will be able to continually adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of tools and techniques in computing.

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