Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI) and Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Faculty of Engineering, NUS are jointly organising the 3rd Systems Engineering Essay Competition.

You are invited to take part in the 3rd Systems Engineering Essay Competition 2015. This essay competition aims to encourage authors to contribute ideas on overcoming challenges in complex systems, and achieving operation excellence through systems perspectives. The essay should:

  • be written in Singapore’s context that may include various areas of interests but not limited to defence, education, energy, environment, health care, housing, information technology, logistics, manufacturing, security, and water resource.
  • include applications of systems engineering, industrial engineering, and operation research techniques that take an interdisciplinary approach while considering the overall system


All qualified participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Best Paper and Merit Award winners will receive prizes ranging from iPad Air, complimentary admission to systems engineering workshop, books and shopping vouchers.

Essay Submission

Please submit your essays to Ms Janey Chng at by 18 Aug 2015, Tuesday.
Start brainstorming ideas for the essay now!

Click here to download the essay template.