Dean's Message


Engineers have shaped the world for centuries and they play a key role in shaping many improvements seen in various aspects of our lives today. It is because of the ground-breaking research and technological advancements developed by engineers that we’ve been able to improve the quality of our lives and the society.
Whether you are a faculty looking to do cutting-edge research or a student aspiring to make a difference to the world we live in, NTU College of Engineering (CoE) is the right place for you. A global leader in engineering education and research, we are a vibrant and dynamic college with world-class facilities and infrastructure for learning and research.
Research is a vital building block of excellence at CoE. Our pursuits in research are aligned to the four domains of the Nation’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 plan which are Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Urban Solutions and Sustainability; and Services and Digital Economy. Our faculty members work with other leading researchers and students in a multi-disciplinary setting to make pioneering discoveries. Through collaborations with government agencies, peer institutions and industry partners, we create innovative and sustainable solutions for the betterment of the world we live in. Our joint collaborations with industry leaders also allow us to bring research outcome to applications at a faster pace. An example is the joint NTU-Hyundai Urban Systems Centre that is established to develop sustainable solutions for challenges faced by urban cities. In line with the Urban Solutions and Sustainability domain in the RIE 2020 plan, this joint research centre is expected to develop new solutions such as the use of underground space, seawater desalination and innovative construction methods.
In the undergraduate education arena, our broad-based and multi-disciplinary engineering education equips students with not only engineering competencies but also other soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills and entrepreneurship. We work closely with industry and government to ensure that our programmes stay relevant and are in tandem to the fast changing demands of the economy and the world. For instance, our recent addition of Second Majors in Pharmaceutical Engineering and Medical Biology for selected Engineering Majors cater to the rise in demand for engineers in these emerging industries. Our close relationships with industry partners also provide our students unparalleled opportunities for professional experience even before they enter the workforce. Coupled with global immersion programmes, our holistic approach to education will undoubtedly broaden and enrich the educational experience and develop global perspectives of our students. All in all, we equip students with a well-rounded education that goes beyond traditional academic boundaries.
For graduate education, the College collaborates with several top overseas partners to offer dual or joint degree programmes which provide exciting opportunities for our graduate students to interact with world-class faculty and researchers. This allows them to experience and undertake energising and challenging assignments.
To ensure the continued growth and progress of the College, my first focus would be to recruit high-quality faculty and students to add to our existing pool of talent in the College. In addition, we would also need to provide them with the necessary environments and resources to excel in their fields of expertise. I have confidence that with the dedication, richness of knowledge, expertise and diversity of experience of our people, the College will scale greater heights in engineering research and education in the years to come.
If you wish to discover next-generation solutions that improve lives and shape the future, look no further. Join us on this exciting and fulfilling journey as we engineer a whole new world together.
Professor Chen Tsuhan
Dean, College of Engineering