Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) was identified as one of the foremost’ emerging leaders in engineering education’ by a global benchmarking study on engineering education (Graham, 2018). SUTD is a research-intensive university and was established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Zhejiang University in 2009. SUTD’s educational approach is unique and innovative in several ways. For instance, it adopts a T-shaped (Rogers & Freuler, 2015), interdisciplinary curriculum so that students have a solid foundation and broad perspective of engineering in the context of humanities, arts and social sciences. SUTD delivers this through design-centric, project-based learning teaching methods. Undergraduate students are given multiple opportunities to work on authentic and hands-on problems in the form of design projects, industry internships, and research/learning engagements throughout the course of study. SUTD students are reputed for their adaptability and intrinsic motivation (Graham, 2018), and multiple indicators suggest that they are sought by employers. The global recognition as an emerging leader further supports SUTD’s educational approach. In this paper, we discuss SUTD’s educational approach in its undergraduate programs, and reflect on the lessons learned and future directions.