The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is the fourth autonomous university to be established in Singapore. SUTDs mission is to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. At SUTD, design as a discipline cuts across the curriculum and provides a novel framework for the research and educational programmes. SUTD undergraduate students are granted either a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of its four areas of focus, called "pillars": Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) or Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). It also offers an MIT–SUTD Dual masters degree programme, a full-time programme leading to a degree from both MIT and SUTD. SUTD also offers Ph.D. degrees in each of its four pillars. SUTD is the only institution in Singapore apart from the Yale-NUS College to follow a holistic admissions process. The university opened its Dover Road interim campus in April 2012. Its permanent campus at Tampines, opened in January 2015. It is the only university to be located in the eastern part of Singapore. The new campus is located next to Upper Changi MRT Station on the Downtown Line Stage 3 which will be operational in 2017. The founding president is Thomas L. Magnanti, who is a Professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).