MASTER OF SCIENCE (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING)

OVERVIEW

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering (EE) is a coursework based degree programme structured around lectures and end-of-semester examinations during the regular semester I and II of the academic year. Lectures are usually held on weekdays in the evening from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

The programme provides opportunities for working professionals, practising engineers and university graduates to upgrade their knowledge and core capabilities in various area of engineering involving nano-science and nano-technology, biomedical systems, computer/multimedia systems, digital and wireless communications, intelligent control systems, electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices, silicon integrated circuits, microwaves and electromagnetics, and electrical energy systems.

Candidates may opt for part-time or full-time study. The maximum candidature for full-time study is two years whereas part-time study is four years. International applicants who are not residing or working in Singapore are only eligible to apply for full-time study.

DEGREE REQUIREMENT

A candidate needs to pass at least 10 modules (40 modular credits) and achieve a minimum cumulative average point (CAP) of 3.0 in order to graduate.

Additional module requirement applies if candidates decide to opt for a specialisation.

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

Upon completion of the degree requirement, candidates will be able to graduate with a Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) degree.

MODULES

Candidates are expected to take graduate level modules offered by the Department to fulfil the M.Sc (Electrical Engineering) degree requirement.

Within the above requirement though, candidate may choose to take up at most 2 modules offered from other departments (graduate modules without EE prefix code or undergraduate level 4 modules) and may have it count towards the M.Sc (Electrical Engineering) degree. Application for such modules will be subject to the general guidelines and Department’s approval. Candidates should note that the final composition of modules taken is subject to approval, as it must always reflect a degree in Electrical Engineering.

It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that he/she meets the pre-requisite requirements (if any) for the modules concerned. For description of ECE modules, click here or refer to the online NUS bulletin.

The language of instruction for the graduate courses is English.

The ECE graduate modules are usually offered in the evening, during the regular Semester I and 2 only. Not all listed graduate modules will be offered in every semester or academic year as it is subject to course curriculum changes, and schedules of teaching staff. Candidates should note this in planning their study programme.

SPECIALISATION

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

This is optional and decision is to be made only after being admitted and registered as a M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) student. Students who have opted for a specialisation have to ensure that the minimum module requirements for the specialisation are fulfilled.

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

The specialisations available are as follows, click on each area to view the specialisation requirement.

This requirement is applicable to M.Sc students admitted from August 2015.

Compulsory Modules

Elective Modules for Specialisation (at least 3 modules)

  • EE4302 Advanced Control Systems
  • EE4306 Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

  • EE5102 Multivariable Control Systems OR
  • EE6102 Multivariable Control Systems (Advanced)
  • EE5104 Adaptive Control Systems OR
  • EE6104 Adaptive Control Systems (Advanced)

  • EE5106R Advanced Robotics

  • EE5107 Optimal Control Systems OR
  • EE6107 Optimal Control Systems (Advanced)

  • EE5109 Applications of Mechatronics
  • EE5110 Special Topics in Automation and Control OR
  • EE6110 Special Topics in Automation and Control (Advanced)
  • EE6105 Non-linear Dynamics and Control

  • EE5201 Control in Data Storage Systems

Points to note:

  1. Other elective modules may be chosen from within or outside the Department.
  2. A module taken outside the Department (prefix with non-EE code) is subject to the general guidelines and Department's approval.
  3. M.Sc students are allowed only up to maximum 2 modules with: (i) non-EE prefix module, and/or (ii) undergraduate level 4 module, regardless of department/faculty.
  4. For on-going students, please refer to applicable requirements at > e-Station(Students) > Graduate > M.Sc

This requirement is applicable to M.Sc students admitted from August 2015.

Compulsory Modules

  • EE5135 Digital Communications
  • EE5310 Communication Networking Fundamentals

Elective Modules for Specialisation (at least 3 modules)

  • EE5132 Wireless and Sensor Networks
  • EE5133 Statistical Signal Processing Techniques
  • EE5134 Optical Communications and Networks
  • EE5137R Stochastic Processes
  • EE5138R Optimization for Communication Systems
  • EE5139R Information Theory for Communication Systems
  • EE5401 Cellular Mobile Communications
  • EE5404 Satellite Communications
  • EE6130 Classical & Modern Channel Coding
  • EE6131 Wireless Communications (Advanced)

Points to note:

  1. Other elective modules may be chosen from within or outside the Department.
  2. A module taken outside the Department (prefix with non-EE code) is subject to the general guidelines and Department's approval.
  3. M.Sc students are allowed only up to maximum 2 modules with: (i) non-EE prefix module, and/or (ii) undergraduate level 4 module, regardless of department/faculty.
  4. For on-going students, please refer to applicable requirements at > e-Station(Students) > Graduate > M.Sc

This requirement is applicable to M.Sc students admitted from August 2015.

Compulsory Modules

Elective modules for Specialisation (at least 3 modules)

  • EE4212 Computer Vision
  • EE4213 Image Processing
  • EE4218 Embedded Hardware System Design
  • EE5904R Neural Networks
  • EE5907R Pattern Recognition
  • EE6231 Reconfigurable Computing
  • EE6701 Evolutionary Computation

  • CS5222* Advanced Computer Architecture
  • CS5229* Advanced Computer Networks
  • CS5241* Speech Processing
  • CS5248* Systems Support for Continuous Media
  • CS5272* Embedded Software Design
  • CS5342* Multimedia Computing and Applications
  • CS5343* Advanced Computer Animation

* Conditions apply for MSc students registered from August 2015. A maximum two (2) of the above listed CS modules can be taken and count towards fulfilling the elective requirements of the specialization in Computer Engineering.

* In the event that a student opts out from this specialization, any CS modules that had been taken from this list would no longer be considered as part of the related-module degree requirements, and if necessary, the student would then have to take additional modules to meet the requirements of the M.Sc. (EE) general degree, or M.Sc. (EE) with specialization in areas other than Computer Engineering.

Points to note:

  1. Other elective modules may be chosen from within or outside the Department.
  2. A module taken outside the Department (prefix with non-EE code) is subject to the general guidelines and Department's approval.
  3. M.Sc students are allowed only up to maximum 2 modules with: (i) non-EE prefix module, and/or (ii) undergraduate level 4 module, regardless of department/faculty. See footnote under Specialization in Computer Engineering for CS modules listed as electives.
  4. For on-going students, please refer to applicable requirements at > e-Station(Students) > Graduate > M.Sc

This requirement is applicable to M.Sc students admitted from August 2015.

Compulsory Modules

  • EE5508 Semiconductor Fundamentals
  • EE5434 CMOS Processes and Integration OR
  • EE5432R Microelectronics Processes and Characterization

Elective modules for Specialisation (at least 3 modules)

  • EE4401 Optoelectronics
  • EE4415 Integrated Digital Design
  • EE4431 Nano-Device Engineering
  • EE4433 Nanometer Scale Information Storage
  • EE5439 Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems
  • EE5502 MOS Devices
  • EE5507R Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • EE5517 Optical Engineering
  • EE5518R VLSI Digital Circuit Design
  • EE5433R Functional Devices
  • PC5203 Advanced Solid State Physics

Points to note:

  1. Other elective modules may be chosen from within or outside the Department.
  2. A module taken outside the Department (prefix with non-EE code) is subject to the general guidelines and Department's approval.
  3. M.Sc students are allowed only up to maximum 2 modules with: (i) non-EE prefix module, and/or (ii) undergraduate level 4 module, regardless of department/faculty.
  4. For on-going students, please refer to applicable requirements at > e-Station(Students) > Graduate > M.Sc

This requirement is applicable to M.Sc students admitted from August 2015.

Compulsory Modules

  • EE5703R Modelling and Control of Electrical Actuators
  • EE5711R Modelling and Control of Power Electronic Converters

Elective modules for Specialisation (at least 3 modules)

  • EE4510 Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems
  • EE4511 Sustainable Energy Systems
  • EE5701 High-Voltage Testing and Switchgear
  • EE5702R Advanced Power System Analysis
  • EE5704 High-Frequency Power Converters
  • EE6531 Selected Topics in Smart Grid Technologies

Points to note:

  1. Other elective modules may be chosen from within or outside the Department.
  2. A module taken outside the Department (prefix with non-EE code) is subject to the general guidelines and Department's approval.
  3. M.Sc students are allowed only up to maximum 2 modules with: (i) non-EE prefix module, and/or (ii) undergraduate level 4 module, regardless of department/faculty.
  4. Existing students admitted before August 2014 may also opt for this specialisation, provided specialisation requirements can be met.

Subject to change in curriculum, the requirements stated may be revised in future academic years. Current students may check in the e-Station(Students) for the specialisation requirement that is applicable to his/her cohort. Onus will be on the student to fulfil the requirements for his/her chosen specialisation.

M.Sc. PROJECT

Whether or not a specialisation is opted, a candidate may do projects in lieu of graduate modules. Student may opt to work on a M.Sc project and have it count towards the degree requirement. This is an optional project component.

The projects may be proposed by the faculty members or by the students. Current registered students may view the listing at the ECE student’s e-station.

For self-proposed project, student will need to find an appropriate ECE faculty member as a supervisor. The student experience and expertise in his/her workplace or area of interest, 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/ EE50024MC: equivalent to one graduate module
Type 2:EE Project, EE50038MC: equivalent to two graduate modules

Visit the ECE website to browse through information on the research areas of our ECE Faculty members.

ENQUIRIES

For further enquiries regarding the Master of Science (Elect Eng) programme, send us an email at engece@nus.edu.sg