Dear Visitor

Welcome to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The discipline of electrical and computer engineering pervades every aspect of modern society, and continues to be the cornerstone of rapid technological advances that improve the quality of life in this millennium. NUS ECE strives to be at the forefront of engineering education to equip our students to be engineering leaders in industry, research, and entrepreneurship.


ECE is the largest department in the Faculty of Engineering at NUS with over 90 tenure-track and teaching faculty and 2000 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.

At the undergraduate level, ECE offers two full-time and one part-time degree programs. The full-time programs are the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering). The part-time program is the Bachelor of Technology (Electronics Engineering). All have curricula that enable students to design customized programs comprising a specific set of courses, tailored to meet their individual interests and career goals. Engineering design is emphasized through various project modules and through a specialized Aerospace Systems Design track that ECE hosts through the Faculty’s Design Centric Program.

At the postgraduate level, ECE offers two research degrees, Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and a coursework-based degree, Master of Science (Electrical Engineering). ECE also offers joint Doctoral programs with leading global engineering universities such as Centrale-Supélec in France, Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e) in The Netherlands, and Imperial College in the United Kingdom. The coursework-based MSc (EE) allows students the flexibility of choice of either full-time or part-time study. Students may also choose to specialize in Automation & Control Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Nanoelectronics, or Power & Energy Systems.

ECE is a research-intensive department. Our faculty and research staff and students are engaged in cutting-edge research activities that span a diversity of areas. These include Communications & Networks; Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics; Integrated Circuits & Embedded Systems; Power & Energy Systems; Microelectronic Technologies & Devices; Microwave & RF; and Signal Analysis & Machine Intelligence. By leveraging on expertise in these core areas, ECE engages industry and government agencies to address challenges embodied in the Smart Nation initiative such as the creation of intelligent built environments, transportation, urban sustainability, security, and health-care. ECE attracts more than S$30m of new competitive research grants every year. I am happy to note that this level of funding together with our well-equipped facilities have raised our research profile to place us amongst the top Electrical & Computer Engineering departments globally.

Whether you are a prospective student, faculty, staff or industry partner, a current student or one of our alumni, I hope that you will find the information you are looking for in our website. If not, please do not hesitate to contact us through one of the many ways that you could get in touch with us.

John Thong
Head of Department