Research Thrust



Explosive growth of cities, shifting demographics and ageing infrastructure combined with desire for improved liveability and protection from natural disasters or man-made events are creating strong demand for new urban solutions in areas of transportation, built environment and city management.
At CoE, our research is focused on developing innovative solutions and capabilities for land capacity, sustainable transportation and good quality living environment. 

Future Healthcare

Ageing population has increased the demand for therapeutic treatments. Our research in medical technology is aligned with Singapore’s position as Asia’s bio-cluster.

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing  

Singapore has the edge to be the advanced manufacturing hub of Asia and to tap opportunities from disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing. The materials industry which cuts across multiple sectors will support the future of manufacturing.

Engineering Digital Economy

The Infocomm Media (ICM) Masterplan 2025 is to establish Singapore as a Smart Nation that leads the world in tapping the potential of ICM to drive economic growth, social cohesion and better living.

Resource Resilience

Singapore has finite space, limited water supplies, and no natural resources. The government has made sustainable development, the use of renewable energy, and the efficient use of resources, primary considerations in all its future planning efforts.

Big Data 

Singapore continues to expand its capabilities in data and analytics. The knowledge created enables us to deal with priority issues such as healthcare and underpin our development towards being a Smart Nation and a regional analytics hub.


Infocomm technology is one of Singapore’s most significant service sectors, so the use of secure, resilient and robust technologies are critical to ensure our national reputation as a trustworthy and secure business hub. The global cyber security market which is expected to grow to about US$120.1 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 11.3% from 2012 to 2017, spells exciting opportunities for our investment in this area.