The SUTD Open House 2018 is right around the corner! Are you excited about it yet? With many of our faculty and students putting the final touches on their workshops, performances and interactive booths, we thought we’d share a sneak peak about 10 things at the Open House we are really pumped about! First, here is some helpful information about the Open House.

SUTD Open House 2018
3 & 4 March 2018
10.00am to 6.00pm
8 Somapah Road

We will be running free shuttle buses from Jurong East and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations as well! See details.

1. Check out our amazing campus facilities

Taking place every half-hour, two separate guided tours are conducted by our University Ambassadors. The first gives participants a front row seat to some of our state-of-the-art learning facilities like the Fabrication Lab and various collaborative spaces. The other covers the practical aspects of living and recreational facilities on-campus.

Campus tours take place every half an hour all day long and start at the Campus Centre, Building 3, Level 1

If you’re more of the sort that loves to explore things at your own pace, be sure to also check out the following places that would definitely whet the appetite of any curious mind:

The SUTD Library Building 1, Level 1

The library, with its gorgeous interiors, will be exhibiting the design projects of first-year students, giving you an idea of what you might be working on in the near future.

The SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, Building 3 Level 1

Come and see some of the research projects done by SUTD students, and get a sense of the type of innovation-ready design research that you might get to work on at SUTD.

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre For Innovation Cities, Building 3 Level 2

If you’d prefer to work on issues at a city scale, do drop by to speak with our researchers here about the type of the exciting research opportunities for SUTD students.

2. The exhibition booths that are designed and fabricated by our Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) team

Beneath the lively hustle and bustle of the innovative exhibitions on display, you might notice that the booths themselves are unique. This is because they are the brainchild of a special ASD team who designed, fabricated and assembled these booths at SUTD!

Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for an upcoming interview with the team on their thinking behind the unique design.

The exhibition booths will take place all day at the Campus Centre, Building 3, Level 1

3. Find out about our special programmes

At SUTD, we created three special programs to help you develop deep specialisations in areas such as technology entrepreneurship (STEP), medical innovations and technology (SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track) and technology management (SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Program).

Come find out about what these programmes entail, whether it be taking you on experiences to the US and China culminating in a Masters, graduating with a Bachelors in Engineering as well as an MD or degrees from two of Singapore’s most prestigious universities.

The special programmes information sessions will take place at the auditorium at Building 2, Level 1 from 11.30am to 12.00pm

4. Why take a freebie when you can make your own?

At the Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab), SUTD students design and build virtually anything with high-performance industrial machines. Curious to try your hand at making something? At the Open House, you will have the chance to:

  • Personalise your very own initial ring by using a Waterjet Cutter
  • 3D Print a Star Wars Medallion
  • Make your own digital Tap-A-Tune musical instrument

The Fab Lab is open all day at Building 5, Level 1

5. Take part in a design workshop

While you’re in the mood for making things, our four Pillars are also holding various design workshops to walk you through SUTD’s distinctive pedagogy.

Engineering Product Development (EPD) Design Workshop, Think Tank 16, Building 2, Level 2, 12.00pm to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Take a crash course in core EPD subjects such as mechanical properties, electronic circuits, and control systems while you build your very own vibration robot during their workshop.

Engineering Systems & Design (ESD) Design Workshop, Think Tank 17, Building 2, Level 2, 12.00pm to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 4.00pm

In this interactive Lean Lego Workshop, learn about how lean principles have revolutionised industries worldwide, all while you’re engaged in the fun task of building Lego houses against the clock.

Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Design Workshop, Think Tank 18, Building 2, Level 2, 12.00pm to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Come find out more about the Internet of Things and how it is already becoming an integral part of our daily lives. In this guided workshop you will design and prototype and IOT device and bring it home as a souvenir.

Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) Design Workshop: Habitat +65, Campus Centre, Building 3, Level 2, 12.00pm to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Design and prototype a housing block by using concepts taken from sustainable residential building design and get a glimpse of what it’s like as an ASD student.

6. Explore the best of student life with our Fifth Row clubs

From E-Sports to contemporary dance, and from Jujitsu to drones, the Fifth Row, or co-curricular activities, is a vital part of each SUTD student’s student life. Come join them as they showcase the activities and projects they’re working on and you may just find yourself being drawn to more than just one!

The Fifth Row clubs are having their showcase all day just outside the Albert Hong Lecture Theatre, at Building 1, Level 1

7. Be dazzled by Phosphene, a magical light installation

Infographic of Phosphene

Praxis+, the all-SUTD team behind several high profile public installations at events such as iLights Marina Bay and the Chinatown Light Up is bringing back one of their most popular projects, Phosphene. Originally featured at the Singapore Night Festival 2017, Phosphene is an installation where 5,000 lights dynamic lights come together in a winding 15m cavern to create a delightful journey.

You can find the Phosphene installation just outside the Albert Hong Lecture Theatre, at Building 1, Level 1

8. Get an adrenaline rush with the Electric Vehicle (EV) Club

Come cheer on your JC schoolmates on 3rd March as they race against seven other Junior Colleges in the EV Design Challenge, a culmination of over 8 months of coaching and workshops from our EV club. Or if you prefer to be behind the wheel, do drop by on 4 March to take a spin on the X15, an electric vehicle that was both designed and fabricated by SUTD students.

The EV Design Challenge will take place on 3 March outside the Fab Lab (Building 5), and the X15 showcase will happen on 4 March at the same place.

9. Try your hands at drone racing and stand to win great prizes!

EV Design Challenge and Joy Ride

Speaking of races, how about taking it airborne with drones? Set a hot lap in the micro-drone obstacle course using just its camera view and you may just walk away with some fantastic prizes!

Video of one of the previous obstacle courses. Source: SUTD MRS Facebook Page

The drone racing will take place at Campus Centre, Level 2

10. Play Kinetikos, the mobile game developed by our very own SUTD Game Lab


Who doesn’t like a good mobile game? With cute anime characters, fun physics puzzles and the SUTD campus as a backdrop, making a stop at the Kinetikos booth is a no-brainer. The best part, the team is giving away some exclusive merchandise so why not stop by? 

Kinetikos will have a booth at the Campus Centre, Level 1

Are you excited for the Open House? We sure are, and hope to see you there on 3 and 4 March!

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