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Research Overview


A leading school for sustainable built environment


The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) plays an integral role in spearheading tertiary education, advancing research innovations and providing professional services in a number of key disciplines in Civil and Environmental Engineering and maritime studies fields, with the objective of contributing to the technological and economic advancement of Singapore and beyond. The School’s mission in research is to achieve excellence by providing a conducive and intellectually stimulating environment to enable high quality work in strategic directions that are of significant impact to industry, science and technology.​

The School comprises strategic research focus groups and together, they form a powerhouse of resources for research development, technology innovation, and research manpower training. Besides these research groups, CEE has 4 research centres, namely:


  • Centre for Urban Solutions (CUS)
  • NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I3C)
  • Protective Technology Research Centre (PTRC)
  • Transport Research Centre (TRC@NTU)

Our faculty has been very competitive in securing research grants to fund their research. Funding for research in the School comes from numerous sources including the local industry and Government Statutory Boards such as National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Through these means, the School’s research infrastructure has continued to grow from strength to strength, in terms of manpower, state-of-the-art facilities, funding, as well as interactions with industry and renowned academic and research institutions.​

The building of core competencies is crucial so that the School can lead and develop research programmes, which are of strategic importance for attracting overseas investments to Singapore and creating spin-off technology companies, which adds value to our effort to promote technopreneurship amongst researchers and students. With the excellent research infrastructure and funding, our faculty has been able to deliver good research results, which enable them to file patents, and publish in top international journals and conferences. This research brochure​ highlights our strategic research areas and recent developments; and it also outlines our research centres. Faced with more challenges in increasing population, space limitation, clean water demand, and sustainable living in the near future, CEE would continue to be the leading school for sustainable built environment.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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