Tracks

ISTD Tracks

Artificial Intelligence

The Artificial Intelligence track focuses on the fundamental mechanisms that enable the construction of intelligent systems that can operate autonomously, learn from experience, plan their actions, and solve complex problems. Artificial intelligence is the [...]

Business Analytics

Interdisciplinary track with the ESD pillar The Business Analytics (BA) track is a joint track between the ISTD and ESD (Engineering Systems and Design) pillars, and focuses on data-driven decision-making. Students take a selection of [...]

Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering track gives students a combination of computer science and electrical engineering knowledge required to design and build both general purpose and application-specific computer systems. In this track, the students focus on two [...]

Data Analytics

The Data Analytics track revolves around three main activities: data capture, data analysis, and data exploitation. Data comes in all scales and forms and requires different capture, storage and access techniques. Students will gain the [...]

Financial Technology

The Financial Technology (Fintech) track is designed for students who are interested to understand the core challenges in finance and advanced computing technologies to drive the next generation of financial services. Fintech combines the technology [...]

Security

The Security track is intended for students who wish to develop state-of-the-art knowledge of computer security, network security, and cybersecurity technologies. Rapid adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence, internet-of-things, blockchain, and mobile internet in different [...]

Custom Track

What is a "Custom Track"? "Custom Track" refers to a list of subjects selected by the students to complete graduation requirements for the ISTD pillar. The Custom Track allows students to create an educational program [...]

Overview

Above is a list of tracks (also referred to as “concentrations”) available to the students of ISTD. Tracks offer students an opportunity to focus in specific sub-areas of ISTD. Students may take up a track to focus in specific sub-areas of ISTD. However, a track is not a requirement for students to graduate. A student would be able to graduate as long as he/she fulfils the graduation requirements.

For SUTD Intake 2017 and subsequent batches

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For SUTD Intake 2016 Only

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Track Requirements

For SUTD Intake 2017 and subsequent batches

For all tracks
50.001, 50.002, 50.003, 50.004, 50.005. 50.034 are required.

For Security Track
Out of the 7 core and elective slots, students are required to do a total of 4 (track cores + track electives). On top of that, students are allowed to choose 3 free electives from ISTD or other pillars.

For Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Data Analytics and Financial Technology Tracks
Out of the 7 core and elective slots, students are required to do a total of 6 (track cores + track electives). On top of that, students are allowed to choose 1 free elective from ISTD or other pillars.

Students are advised to talk to their Academic Mentors/Pillar Administrators to find out more about the focus track requirements.

For SUTD Intake 2016 Only

For all tracks
50.001, 50.002, 50.003, 50.004, 50.005. 50.034 are required.

For Business Analytics Track & Artificial Intelligence Track
Out of the 7 core and elective slots, students are required to do a total of 5 (track cores + track electives). On top of that, students are allowed to choose 2 free electives from other pillars [subject to approval by the pillar(s) offering the course(s)], ISTD or from the TAEs list.

Please note that in this case, Machine Learning can be treated as a track elective as well as a TAE.

For Security Track & Computer Engineering Track
Out of the 7 core and elective slots, students are required to do a total of 4 (track cores + track electives). On top of that, students need to take 1 TAE in Term 6, 7, or 8. Students can also choose 2 free electives from other pillars [subject to approval by the pillar(s) offering the course(s)], ISTD or from the TAEs list.

It is possible for a student to take more than one focus track. In order to graduate with two or more focus tracks, a student needs to fulfil the requirements set for each focus track. Students are advised to talk to their Academic Mentors/Pillar Administrators to find out more about the focus track requirements.