Developing industry-ready IT leaders and innovators

Our Professional Doctoral Degree, Doctor of Engineering (EngD), aims to train students to become IT leaders with deep technical expertise for innovating, designing and managing complex IT systems.

Programme Objectives

In order to engage industry in digital transformation and practice scholarship, the EngD’s objectives are:

  • To train Information and Communications Technology manpower with deeper technical skills to conduct industry-focused research & development.
  • To attract high-calibre professionals to conduct practice research with our faculty.
  • To build practice research into the identity and branding of our school.

Participant Profile

Participants with at least three years of relevant work experience in the selected business domains, and are committed to applying deep knowledge and technical skills in practice research to solve complex company-sponsored projects are welcome to apply for the EngD programme.

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the professional doctorate training, graduates would be able to:

  • Apply deep tech knowledge in practical scenarios

  • Exercise critical ability and power to analyse problems

  • Develop tools and solutions that feature deep technology

  • Address problems of interest critical to industry partners

  • Engage in community-based learning for practice research

  • Adhere to and advocate high levels of research integrity and ethical standards for practice research outcomes

Research Topics

Research and Project Areas

Our school has three core research pillars in the areas of:

  • Artificial intelligence & Data Science
  • Human-Machine Collaborative Systems
  • Information Systems & Technology

We also have research expertise in Integrative Research Areas:

  • Computing Practice & Education
  • Urban Systems & Operations
  • Active Citizenry & Communities
  • Safety & Security

Centres, Labs & Initiatives

Our school has a number of Centres, Labs & Initiatives (CLIs) that support translational research in our core research areas, together with various aspects of societal challenges.

These CLIs are well funded by government agencies and private organizations.

Career Prospects

Potential Employer Sectors

  • Government agencies
  • Financial services companies with technology departments
  • Retail, Transport/Logistics businesses with technology departments
  • Manufacturing sector (inclusive of Energy/Oil & Gas/ Pharmaceuticals/FMCG/Electronics, etc.)
  • Media, Telecommunications sectors with technology departments
  • Healthcare sector with technology departments
  • Technology, Consultancy firms
  • Startups
  • Academic Institutes

Potential Career Options

  • IT Business and Technology Consultant
  • IT System Architecture Manager
  • IT Research Manager
  • IT System Advisor
  • IT Strategist
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CDO/CDS (Chief Data Officer or Chief Data Scientist)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Higher Education faculty or administrator
  • Technical Manager/Director