M.Sc. by Course Work

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering is structured around lectures and end-of-semester examinations during the regular semester I and II of the academic year. Candidates may opt for part-time or full-time study.

Lectures are usually held on weekdays in the evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

A candidate needs to complete at least 10 modules (40 modular credits) with a minimum cumulative average point (CAP) of 3.0 (B-) in order to graduate.

The English Language requirement, where relevant, is in addition to the coursework requirements. Graduate English courses are excluded from the CAP computation.

Student may read for a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with or without an area of specialisation.

If a student has opted for a specialization and has met the graduation requirements for the MSc., but has not met the requirements for graduating with the specialization, then by default, the student will graduate with the M.Sc. degree without specialization indicated.

The available areas of specialisation are as follows:

  1. Automation and Control Engineering
  2. Communications Engineering
  3. Computer Engineering
  4. Nanoelectronics
  5. Power and Energy Systems

Whether or not an area of specialisation is opted, a candidate may offer projects in lieu of graduate modules. If a candidate opts for a project, he/she has to propose a suitable project and find an appropriate supervisor. The candidate's experience and expertise in his/her workplace should help to identify a suitable project.

There are 2 types of projects (only one of these types can be taken):

Type 1: Independent Study Modules, EE5001/ EE5002 (equivalent to one graduate module)
Type 2: EE Project, EE5003 (equivalent to two graduate modules)

For information on staff research areas, please visit the following website at https://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/community/faculty/

Some modules have prerequisites. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the prerequisite requirements are met. Likewise, if a specialisation is opted for, the candidate has to ensure that the requirements for this specialisation are satisfied.

Candidates are asked to note that some modules are offered in Semester I and others in Semester 2. However, due to various constraints, some modules may not be offered at all in any particular year. Candidates should note this in planning their study programme.

The final composition of graduate modules proposed by student is subject to approval, as it must always reflect a degree in Electrical Engineering. Candidate may take up to 2 graduate level modules from other departments, i.e. those without EE codes, subject to approval, unless otherwise specified.

For queries, write to: M.Sc Programme Manager
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore
4 Engineering Drive 3
Singapore 117576
or email to: engece@nus.edu.sg


Interested applicant are to apply through the "Graduate Studies Office, Faculty of Engineering (GSE)". Refer to GSE website for application period, procedure, fees, university terms, etc.

The MSc(Mechatronics) programme will no longer be offered with effect from August 2014.

The department offers a part-time and full-time degree in Master of Science in Mechatronics [M. Sc. (Mechatronics)], which is jointly run with Mechanical Engineering Department. This program is meant to be a graduate upgrading course in the fundamentals, design, analysis and operation of mechatronics systems.

The period of candidature stretches from a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 2 years for full-time study. For part-time study, the period of candidature stretches from a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 4 years. In terms of course structure, candidates are required to take 4 compulsory core modules, 5 optional modules, and at least 2 foundation modules and 2 specialized modules.

For more information on application, curriculum details etc. please visit the Mechatronics website.


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