Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering and Media



What will I learn?

Technology is witnessing a new revolution. By merging art and creativity with information, communications and digital media technology, new breakthroughs have been achieved. Remarkable progress in movie and games, for instance, can only be made possible with technology working hand in hand with art and creativity.

This new revolution has opened up new possibilities, experiences and business opportunities that will radically change the world. It has created the need for a new breed of infocomm engineers equipped with sound understanding of the artistic and creative processes in media design and production.

The Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering and Media (IEM) is here to answer this need.

This four-year direct-honours programme is hosted by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and jointly offered with the School of Art, Design and Media, School of Computer Science and Engineering, and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.


BEng (IEM) with a Second Major in Business

This programme equips students with in-depth knowledge and skills in both Engineering and Business over the normal duration of 4 years. With both technical and business perspectives, graduates of this programme will have enhanced competitive advantage and market value, and access to a wider breadth of career options and opportunities. Graduates of the programme will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering with a separate certificate for the second major in Business.

BEng (IEM) & BA (Econs) Double Degree Programme

The combined inter-disciplinary qualities of an engineer and an economist will be highly valued in the globalised environment of the future. Offered in partnership with NTU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, this programme aims to equip graduates with excellent knowledge and competency in both engineering and economics. With the changing dynamics of global economy, growing resource scarcity, and escalating societal and environmental concerns, engineers of the future will face increasing challenges to reconcile engineering activities with these considerations.

The double degree programme is specially tailored for academically confident and all-rounded students. Students will earn two honours degrees in five to five and a half years and can expect diverse career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Career Prospects

The rigourous combination of technical skills and creativity makes our graduate attractive to mainstream IT and communications industries. With their added insight of the artistic and creative process, graduates are uniquely equipped to work with media designers in content creation and production, as well as to act as catalysts for the research and development of new and enhanced technology.

The industries and jobs for the IEM graduates include:

  • IT services
  • Telecommunication and Network Services
  • Software Programmer/Analyst/Architect
  • Hardware Design and Manufacturing
  • Hardware/Software System Integrator
  • Embedded System Design
  • Digital Media Design and Production
  • Game, Animation and Interactive Entertainment
  • Consultancy and Solutions Providers
  • Education and Training
  • R&D
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Financial and Banking Services
  • Many others

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

Expected January, August 2024


College of Engineering

70 Nanyang Drive,

Block N1.3 Level B1,

637457, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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