The Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) programme will provide you with knowledge and technical tools to succeed in challenging professional practice of mechanical engineering and instil in you an ethic for lifelong learning. Its unique balance of rigorous fundamentals and real-world applications equips you with the skills needed to integrate and synthesise theory and new knowledge in professional practice.

This program is ideal for fresh graduates to continue their studies as well as for engineers with a few years’ work experience looking to step into a role with greater responsibilities and/or knowledge.  It provides depth in fundamental mechanical engineering areas and breadth in emerging cross-boundary areas. The success of this MSc (Mechanical Engineering) course can be measured by the large proportion of its graduates who are in challenging posts in industries at home and abroad.

Through coursework and an optional project, you will learn how to apply the relevant skills to solve complex problems in industry, such as robotics, healthcare, energy, precision engineering and transportation. The programme offers a comprehensive coverage of topics in manufacturing, materials, control, applied mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermal science that are of great relevance to industry. You would be able to select MSc (ME) with two areas of specialisation: Computation and Modelling, and Advanced Manufacturing.

Programme Structure

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme with 2 optional specialisations:

The normal graduation requirements for the degree of M.Sc. include accumulating a total of no less than 40 Modular Credits (MCs) and obtaining a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 (equivalent to the Grade of B-) for the best 40 modular credits (MCs) (inclusive of core modules, where required). Each graduate module of 39 lecture hours is usually assigned 4 MCs.

Of the 40 MCs, at least 30 MCs must be at graduate level within the subject or in a related discipline, the remaining credits may be from other levels in the same or other disciplines as approved by the Department. Additional module requirement applies if candidates decide to opt for a specialisation.

Click here for Graduate Modules and Specialisation Requirements

Admission Requirements

Prospective student should have a Bachelor’s degree with honours or its equivalent from a good University, in an area related to the intended programme of study; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant NUS Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP as imposed by the Host Department of the intended programme of study.

Candidates with other qualifications and achievements deemed to be suitably prepared for the programme of study may also be considered. Candidates are also expected to be proficient in English as the medium of instruction in NUS is English. GRE scores are not required.

The above are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. Selection of candidates for admission is on a competitive basis. Admission decisions are based on multiple considerations, including the number and quality of applicants and the capacity of the programme applied to.

Please note that for our MSc By coursework programmes, we do not have the practice of pre-assessing applicant’s qualifications for admission. All applicants applying for our coursework programmes will have to submit their applications and relevant supporting documents during the period of application. Thereafter, they will be informed the outcome of their applications in writing after another few months of processing.

Selected candidates may be contacted for interviews so as to assess their suitability for admission.

If you are currently an undergraduate and wish to apply for admission, you may do so if you graduating in July (for August Intake) or December (for January Intake). Otherwise, please apply for admission in a subsequent semester.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by means of TOEFL* / IELTS** test scores. Applicants may be waived from this requirement if they completed their degree programme taught entirely in English, situated in an English speaking country, for example (non exhaustive list) Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA.

To meet the English requirement for our MSc programmes in Engineering, the minimum score expected is :

  • 85 (for TOEFL internet-based test) or
  • 6.0 (for IELTS (Academic)).

Other tests (including the TOEFL Institutional Test) and those that claim to be predictions, estimations, equivalents, simulations, etc. of the TOEFL or IELTS are unacceptable.
The TOEFL score or IELTS result is only valid for 2 years after the test and should be valid at the beginning of the application period for the designated MSc degree.

Applicants should upload a scanned copy of the official TOEFL/IELTS scoresheets during the online application periods.

If you are still unsure on whether you are required to submit a TOEFL/IELTS test score, please contact the NUS Engineering Office of Graduate Programmes at to seek clarification/confirmation before the application period closes.

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, click here.

For more information on Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

NUS Engineering
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1
Block EA #07-26
Singapore 117575

Tel: +65 6516 2101