27 September 2017

SIM Global Education organises information sessions around smart city design

SIM Global Education (SIM GE) has organised several information sessions involving industry partners for prospective students of its Master in Design for Smart Cities programme in Singapore, which is offered together with the Strate School of Design from France. 

In Conversation With Yann Follain: Urban Planning and Resilient Cities
2 October, 7pm – 8:30pm 
Follain is Founder of WY‐TO's Singapore practice and Co‐founder of WY‐TO architects, Paris 

In Conversation With Cyrille Schwob: Airbus: Hangar of the Future
24 October, 7pm – 8:30pm 
Schwob is Head, Research & Technology Development Asia Pacific, Airbus Group 

In Conversation With Pablo Viejo: The Future of Sustainable Smart Cities 
28 October, 11am – 12:30pm 
Viejo is CEO, PTGEM, and CTO, V&V Innovations 

In Conversation With Gregory Blokkeel: Smart Cities Mobility Solutions
8 November, 7pm – 8:30pm 
Blokkeel is Head of PSA Peugeot Citroen Innovation Cell @Singapore 

Developed and awarded by Strate School of Design, France, the Master in Design for Smart Cities is a two-year, full-time programme that combines design, humanities, technology and management. Taught through the model of Design Thinking and Design Doing, students are guided to become smart city designers who work with state‐of‐the‐art technologies to address human issues in an innovative way. 

The programme is project‐based and industry‐centric – students will gain hands‐on experience through industry‐sponsored projects and a mandatory three- to six-month internship. The projects will give students insights into social, economic, systemic and industrial issues.

According to SIM GE, the programme supports careers aligned with Singapore’s vision of a Smart Nation such as head of innovation, designer of experiences, services or intelligent objects and designer of immersive (virtual and augmented) reality.

Under the programme, industry partners - which include car manufacturer PSA Group, virtual reality, augmented reality and collaborative solutions specialist Immersion and 3D simulation provider Dassault Systèmes:

 Provide prospective briefs for industry‐sponsored projects

 Take part in a jury to assess the students’ oral defence for their degree project

 Provide internship positions, lecturers and keynote speakers

 Offer employment to programme graduates

Students will attend classes at SIM GE campus where there is a dedicated Strate computer laboratory furnished with 3D modelling/printing, and virtual and augmented reality equipment and software. Students will also have access to fabrication laboratories off campus which they can use for other techniques of prototyping.

The total programme fee is S$42,800 inclusive of tax. 


The inaugural intake of 20 to 24 students is in January 2018. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (2nd upper class honours) or equivalent in design, engineering or science. Local students should apply by 13 December 2017 while international students have a 12 November 2017 deadline.