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Automation and Connectivity for Sustainable Development of Resilient Infrastructure

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Singapore, Singapore
Course # SA 10505
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/14/22 to 05/29/22

Program Leader

Name Samuel Labi

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description


The Republic of Singapore has an impressive array of civil engineering infrastructure.  The country has been described as the most “technology-ready” nation (2015 Global Technology Report of the World Economic Forum)

Intelligent Infrastructure (at the Phase of Infrastructure Operations)

Means: Real-time monitoring control of infrastructure attributes:

  • Stresses, strains, deflections at all critical locations of the infrastructure
  • Users coming and going, heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditions, water flows and water use, energy flows, air circulations, emissions, etc...
  • Security and safety threats (man-made intentional, man-made unintentional, natural)

Real-time means: "as it is happening" not delayed information

  • Gain awareness of different cultures and develop intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Learn to work successfully in a multicultural environment, including verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Gain knowledge of engineering preparations in Singapore regarding risk assessment and mitigation of civil engineering infrastructure in anticipation of climate change. Most of the country is at or close to sea level.
  • Learn how a space-challenged country manages to achieve efficiency in infrastructure operations through the use of intelligent equipment including sensors and information technology, civil engineering skills, analytical tools, and management principles. 


Class will be held daily while in Singapore 9am-11am followed by afternoon site visits: 

Proposed site visits:  PUB Water reclamation plant and deep tunnel sewage system, Robotics Centre NUS on Autonomous Vehicles, PSA Port Visit on Port of Singapore operations development, Centre of Next Generation Port and Centre of Next Generation Logistics, SBS Gali Batu Depot, Samwoh Innovation Centre and visit to asphalt plant, Changi Airport visit, BCA Academy's galleries and Zero-Energy Building, Centre of Water Research. 

There will also be a day trip to Sentosa Island, Universal Studios 

Students will also have some free time to explore the city.  

All non-academic questions (costs, itinerary, travel, registration, etc. ) should be directed to Jill Churchill at  All academic questions must be directed to Prof. Sam Labi. 


Academic Credit

Earn 3 Credits in CE 49700.  This is a Technical Elective for students in Civil Engineering.  Students from other school must check with their academic advisor to see how this class can be used in your plan of study. 


Open to all engineering undergraduates from sophomore through senior.  No students on academic probation will be considered. 

**Please note, the travel provider for this program, Worldstrides, requires that all student participants be vaccinated against COVID-19**

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated cost is $3500 which includes:  All housing, all in-country ground transportation, airport pick-up upon arrival, all excursions on the itinerary, 3 academic credits, breakfast daily, Welcome and Farewell dinner, and international health insurance. 

Addtional Expenses:  Airfare, Passport, Visa (if non-US Citizen), personal activities, lunches and dinners, and personal spending money. 

Check the "Financial Resources" tab on the Study Abroad website for information on the Purdue Moves Scholarship. 

**There is no financial obligation to apply.  Students will not be finanically obligated until February of 2022 and the COVID situation is evaluated at that time**


Application Deadline

Accepting applications until 20 spots are filled.  

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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