Discover all about Asia’s smartest city* and how it balances between digital innovation and technology, and sustainability as it responds to the citizen’s ever-changing needs at TUM Asia’s Winter School 2024.  Join us for a dynamic learning experience that combines captivating industrial visits, cutting-edge lessons on Industry 4.0 and sustainability.


  • A minimum attendance of 75% is required for completion of TUM Asia Winter School 2024
  • Certificate of Completion by TUM Asia will be issued


For more information about our programme, please download our brochure here. 

22 January – 26 January 2024
(Monday – Friday)



All undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) students who are currently enrolled in a recognised university are eligible to participate in the Winter School.


All classes at the Winter School will be conducted in English. Participants should ensure that they are proficient in English (reading and writing) at university level.



Participant | SGD 1,100 (Nett price)
Participant + Accommodation | SGD 2,530 (Nett price)


The presentation will discuss the question how to reduce congestion on the road and maximize the efficiency of the transportation system.


The talk will start with introducing the concept of “generated traffic” – the links between improvements of road infrastructure and the vehicles kilometres travelled. Examples from cities worldwide will be shown.


The principles and strategies of transport demand management will be presented. What are suitable transport policies to reduce the traffic volume on the roads and give priority for traffic which can’t be avoided and generates the highest benefits / revenue for the society?


The last part of the presentation will focus on the implementation of these theoretical concepts into a real transport policy using Singapore as an example.


Presenter: Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rau, TUM Asia

Industry 4.0 enables a more flexible and more modular production through flexible production equipment and automation technology. This will allow manufacturing companies to react faster to changed demand, covering both production volumes and a variety of products. This will extend their current competences in order to optimize their customers needs and allow them to unlock vast new potential.


Industry 4.0 requires the convergence of business IT and manufacturing IT systems. Applications and different engineering disciplines have to grow together and collaborate in an interdisciplinary way to create additional value through better usage of data.


This lecture on value drivers equips organizations with the knowledge and practical insights required to leverage these transformative technologies, optimize their operations, and secure a competitive edge in the modern business landscape.


Presenter: Mr. Eldhose Abraham, TUM Asia

Computer vision is a dynamic field of study that allows computers to acquire, process, and analyze data from digital images or videos in real time.


Computer vision is an indispensable component of modern, smart transportation systems.


This lecture introduces the basics of computer vision and demonstrates its powerful capabilities through examples of interesting applications in autonomous vehicles. Hands-on activities will also be integrated in the lecture to explore the working mechanisms of artificial intelligence in computer vision.


Presenter: Dr. Liu Fang & Dr. Chen Lujie, DigiPen

Smart and sustainable manufacturing is a transformative shift in industry, fusing advanced technologies with eco-friendly practices, reshaping business operations to reduce environmental impact, boost efficiency, and meet global market demands. The Presentation will discuss, what makes smart and sustainable manufacturing the future of the industry.


The talk will start with the introduction of the concept “ Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing” and will flow on to the key principles, benefits, and challenges of smart and sustainable manufacturing with the aid of examples form industries across the globe.


The session will a journey through key Principles of Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing that covers Integration of Digital Technologies (IoT & AI), Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy and Flexibility & Customization. The Benefits of Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing will be discussed by covering the Environmental Stewardship, Increased Efficiency and Improved Resilience for manufacturing business to gain sustainable competitive advantage.


The presentation will end with Challenges of Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing including Initial Investment, Workforce Skills and Data Security.


Presenter: Mr. Nithin Narayanan, La Empresa

In this comprehensive two-hour lecture, we embark on a journey through two interconnected modules, delving into the realms of sustainable consumption and entrepreneurship in the Singaporean context. The enlightening session will not only inform but empower participants to become catalysts for sustainable change in consumption and entrepreneurial endeavours.


Module 1: Sustainable Consumption
Introduction and Module Overview
We set the stage by understanding the significance of sustainable consumption. Participants gain insights into the environmental, social, and economic impacts of consumption habits.

Drivers of Consumption
Exploring the factors influencing consumer behaviour, we delve into the psychological, cultural, and economic drivers shaping our choices. Understanding these drivers is pivotal for encouraging sustainable decision-making.

Encouraging Sustainable Choices
The module concludes with practical strategies and initiatives promoting sustainable choices. From eco-labelling to behavioural interventions, participants gain actionable insights to drive positive change in consumption patterns.


Module 2: Entrepreneurship in Sustainability in Singapore
The Singapore Green Plan
We shift focus to entrepreneurship in sustainability by dissecting the Singapore Green Plan. Participants explore the nation’s ambitious sustainability goals and the role entrepreneurs play in achieving them.

Sustainability Landscape from an Entrepreneurial Perspective
Examining the broader sustainability landscape, we analyse trends, challenges, and opportunities. Participants gain a nuanced understanding of how entrepreneurs can navigate and contribute to the evolving sustainability ecosystem.

Opportunities in Entrepreneurship towards a Sustainable Future
The lecture concludes with a forward-looking perspective, uncovering the myriad opportunities for
entrepreneurship in building a sustainable future. From green tech innovations to circular economy models, participants leave with actionable insights to embark on their entrepreneurial sustainability journey.


Presenter: Ms. Suzanna Tang, Urban Origins/strong>

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