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What will I learn?

Students can choose to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in one of the following research areas:

Construction Technology and Management

  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Risks and Project Financing
  • Facility and Infrastructure Management

Environmental and Water Resources

  • Membrane Technology in Environmental Engineering
  • Water Reclamation Technologies
  • Waste Reuse and Resource Recovery
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Integrated Urban Water Management
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Sediment Transport
  • Coastal Management

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Foundations of High-Rise Buildings
  • Land Reclamation
  • Underground Space Development
  • Tropical Soil Engineering
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology

Maritime Studies

  • Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Port Economics and Management
  • Maritime Strategy and Risk Management
  • Strategic and Quality Management in Shipping
  • Supply Chain Management

Structures and Mechanics

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
  • Protective Technology
  • Fire Engineering
  • Concrete and Steel Technology

Transportation Engineering

  • Transport Modelling and Traffic Management
  • Transport Planning
  • Congestion Pricing
  • Road Safety Engineering​

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum period of candidature is 24 months, maximum is 60 months)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (10,80,853) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year.
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Engineering

70 Nanyang Drive,

Block N1.3 Level B1,

637457, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum Second Class Honours, Upper Division or Honours (Distinction) and the ability to pursue research in his proposed field of advanced study.​

A good Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is required for international applicants. Applicants from India may use the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) percentile in place of GRE.

For applicants whose native language is not English, a good TOEFL score is required. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of your application. IELTS may be submitted in place of TOEFL.

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


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