Who we are
The Engineering Design and Innovation Centre (EDIC) is conceived as a driver for innovation and thought leadership in the broad field of design in the National University of Singapore. Design was chosen as it has the potential to result in high economic impact to the nation. EDIC seeks to become a resource centre for the industry locally and in the region. Experts in EDIC will emerge as thought leaders in Design and related areas, and knowledge generated within EDIC would seek to influence the way things are done in the industry. EDIC would seek to position itself as a big-value creator in the industry.
Our three roles
Design-Centric Programme (DCP)*
The Design-Centric Programme serves as a unique learning pathway at the Faculty of Engineering. It aims to produce engineering graduates with a global perspective yet sensitive to local cultural subtleties, and who have the ability to identify and solve complex problems of societal importance. The programme covers three broad themes, namely Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC), Engineering in Medicine (EIM) and Future Transportation Systems (FTS).
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*Previously known as the Design-Centric Curriculum (DCC)
EDIC aims to ensure that the aims of its research programmes are in line with industry and national needs. The research wing serves both students and external industry players. It acts as a resource centre that provides the necessary tools and assistance in the development of engineering design and innovation projects.More about Research
EDIC seeks to tie up with key industry partners and establish working relationships. By working closely with industry players, the centre aims to create mutual value for both researchers and industry players through the convergence of industry needs with research projects and ideas. Industry partners provide valuable resources and expertise in helping to bring student and research ideas to fruition too.More about External Partners
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EDIC was first established as a launch pad for the Design-Centric Curriculum (DCC), now known as the Design-Centric Programme (DCP), providing an environment that promotes interaction and exchange of ideas among staff and students of different disciplines to address design projects that require a wide spectrum of expertise. The first batch of students joined the DCC in January 2010. Today, EDIC aims to be an internationally recognized centre for engineering design and innovation. The centre seeks to push the boundaries of engineering design through its three roles.