SUTD to develop new design and AI degree

SINGAPORE – The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is developing a new bachelor degree in design and artificial intelligence (AI).

The announcement was made by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Wednesday (July 10) at SUTD’S 10th anniversary celebration.

Aimed to be rolled out next year with an intake of about 50 students, the 3½-year degree programme will focus on the integration of design and AI.

The degree will be the first of its kind in Singapore, according to SUTD president Chong Tow Chong.

“For this digital era, data is going to be the currency. AI and machine learning will be the necessary tools to capitalise on. There will be a new generation of designers that will utilise AI in many ways such as increasing efficiency,” said Professor Chong.

For example, a product designer can key in certain parameters into a computer, and the AI will be able to produce a first draft of the product, said Prof Chong.

Besides the addition of the new degree, Mr Ong said the future of SUTD will bring the concept of technology and design to specific sectors to drive further growth and progress.

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